The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday unveiled a bill that contains $1.6 billion for a southern border wall, a proposal that would meet President Trump’s wall funding request, but may also set up a potential fight with Democrats, who have expressed opposition to the barrier.
The Seventh Circuit Tuesday strongly rebuked a U.S. immigration judge for rejecting a Moldovan man’s asylum petition for what the panel characterized as “trivial” inconsistencies in his story.
A Michigan federal judge ruled Tuesday that federal courts have the authority to hear the cases of 1,400 Iraqi immigrants with prior criminal convictions who were recently detained during immigration sweeps, citing the danger they would face were they to be immediately deported without trial.
Justice Stephen Breyer discusses the Supreme Court’s role as a check on executive authority and the global influence on U.S. courts, in the first of two articles based on an exclusive interview with the justice. This is part of a series of exclusive Law360 interviews with current and former Supreme Court justices.
The Trump administration is violating federal environmental laws by plowing ahead with prototype projects for a wall on the nation’s southern border without first evaluating the potential impact on the environment, including on endangered creatures such as the Quino checkerspot butterfly, an environmental group has alleged.
A Massachusetts federal judge granted U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' request to toss a proposed class action accusing the agency of failing to process in a timely fashion applications for unrestricted permanent residency from immigrant spouses of U.S. citizens, determining they lacked standing.
Maricopa County, Arizona, told a federal judge on Monday that the $1.38 million in attorneys’ fees sought by a migrants justice group and others in their suit that saw a permanent bar placed on the county sheriff’s use of work verification documents to conduct criminal prosecutions for identity theft or forgery was unreasonable.
The Board of Immigration Appeals erred by affirming a deportation order for a Guyanese man convicted of a marijuana offense, as the Florida law he violated encompasses multiple offenses and only some of them are equivalent to a federal aggravated felony conviction, the 11th Circuit ruled Monday.
Voters, immigrants and advocates launched another challenge to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity in Florida federal court on Monday, accusing it of violating the right to vote under the First Amendment and constitutional and statutory privacy protections by requesting that states supply personal voter registration information to a centralized federal database.
The Wagner Law Group is expanding its employee benefits practice into immigration law, adding an attorney with expertise in business and family immigration as a partner in its Boston office.
The Trump administration is taking steps toward ending an Obama-era rule that would have allowed about 3,000 international entrepreneurs per year to grow businesses in the U.S., citing a January executive order aimed at heightened immigration enforcement, according to a document scheduled for publication in the Federal Register on Tuesday.
A D.C. district judge granted ranchers groups and the federal government a win Friday in a suit challenging a U.S. Department of Labor rule for long-term livestock workers on H-2A visas, dismantling the shepherds' arguments that the measure sets pay too low and defending the agency’s rulemaking diligence.
The former attorney for two brothers who accused the Cuban government of torture and harassment told a Florida appeals court Monday that the firm that replaced him and secured a roughly $2.8 billion judgment shouldn’t be allowed to represent the pair in litigation against him because he was one of its clients, too.
A Florida farm lost out on a labor certification bid Friday after a U.S. Department of Labor judge determined that its requests for tomato harvesters under the H-2A visa program were too frequent and sequential to be representative of a need for seasonal, rather than continuous, labor.
The U.S. on Sunday cleared Royal Jordanian Airlines and Kuwait Airways to allow large personal electronic devices, such as laptops, in their aircraft cabins aboard U.S.-bound flights from Jordan and Kuwait after they tightened their passenger screening procedures.
In a class action challenging the legality of an immigrant vetting program allegedly expanded by the Trump administration, the U.S. government asked a federal judge to rethink his order certifying a class of applicants for immigration benefits, arguing Wednesday that the applicants could not attribute any injury to the program.
A Texas federal judge has granted judgment in favor of a Brazilian bull rider whose application for a visa as a worker of "extraordinary ability" was rejected by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, saying the agency’s decision was arbitrary and capricious.
Qatar Airways is the latest Middle Eastern carrier to score U.S. approval to allow large personal electronic devices such as laptops in its aircraft cabins during U.S.-bound flights, after it tightened its passenger screening procedures at Hamad International Airport, the Doha-based airline said Thursday.
A Ninth Circuit panel created a circuit split Thursday by determining that a detained Salvadoran man subject to a reinstated deportation order was not entitled to a bond hearing as he awaits a separate determination on whether he has a reasonable fear of returning to the Central American country.
A report commissioned by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and disseminated agencywide recommends that the Department of Homeland Security take over the issuance of U.S. visas, passports and other travel documents as a cost-saving mechanism, according to media reports.
Steps taken by the Trump administration to tighten U.S. border security have signaled a new era in global mobility, both in the United States and throughout the world, in which cross-border travelers should expect more advanced investigation techniques by immigration officers as well as increased scrutiny and examination for even seemingly routine international travel, say attorneys at Mayer Brown LLP.
The guessing game around Justice Anthony Kennedy’s possible retirement is reaching a crescendo. Yet the speculation does more than fuel bookmakers’ odds. It draws attention to his pivotal role as the court’s swing vote, says Nan Aron, president of Alliance for Justice.
One way to combat juror confusion and boredom is to allow jurors to ask witnesses questions. No federal evidentiary or court rule prohibits it, and every federal circuit court to address the practice has held it permissible, say Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project.
Last month, the American Bar Association published revised guidance regarding an attorney’s duty to protect sensitive client material in light of recent high-profile hacks. The first step in compliance is understanding how your data is being stored and accessed. There are three key questions you should ask your firm’s information technology staff and/or external solution vendors, says Nick Holda of PreVeil.
The Ninth Circuit's decision Monday to uphold the block on President Donald Trump's revised travel ban comes less than one month after the Fourth Circuit also enjoined enforcement of a portion of the executive order. However, the Ninth Circuit's opinion differs from the Fourth Circuit’s in several important ways, says Jeffrey Gorsky of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP.
As part of President Donald Trump’s massive deportation plan, several anti-immigration bills that focus on enforcement have recently come before the U.S. House of Representatives. There is a long way to go before these bills become law, but they are still concerning, says Karen-Lee Pollak of Pollak PLLC.
The recent Detention Watch ruling that information in a government contract per se falls outside the Freedom of Information Act’s trade secret and confidential information exemption may prove influential because of its detailed analysis of an often-overlooked element of that exemption. However, this would be undeserved because the New York federal court's analysis is flawed, say John Zabriskie and Jason Britt of Foley & Lardner LLP.
One of the easiest ways to improve civil jury trials is to give juries substantive instructions on the law at the beginning of the trial rather than at its conclusion. It is also one of the most popular proposals we are recommending, say Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project.
Lateral candidates looking to make the last — or perhaps only — move of their career cannot afford to just stand by and let a law firm’s vetting process unfold on its own, says Howard Flack, a partner at Volta Talent Strategies who previously led lateral partner recruiting and integration at Hogan Lovells.