The Sixth Circuit has apologetically held that a man from Lebanon who entered the U.S. as a teenager less than a month before his father was not eligible for naturalization because his entry was technically not lawful.
The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it is again declining to hear a case involving a native of Dominica who is facing deportation and claims she did not have adequate representation when she entered a plea in a drug case in Texas.
A Florida federal judge on Thursday denied a bid by a sports agent alleged to have participated in a $16 million scheme to smuggle Cuban baseball players to exclude testimony from five government witnesses, despite the agent’s request to withhold the testimony as a sanction for the government’s withholding of potentially damaging evidence until the last minute.
Speculation over how the U.S. would pay for a possible border wall kicked up again Friday as President-elect Donald Trump claimed Mexico would eventually reimburse the U.S. for the southern barrier, although it is far from clear how Mexico would be forced to cough up the funds.
To be considered a “physician of national or international renown,” a status exempting foreign doctors from the U.S. medical licensing requirement, a doctor’s achievements leading to “national renown” must be ones that would warrant such a status in the United States, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said this week.
A South Korean national scheduled for deportation has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Eleventh Circuit's ruling that it lacks the authority to review decisions by the Board of Immigration Appeals not to reopen removal proceedings of its own accord, arguing this allows the agency to insulate itself from judicial review.
An ex-Gibson Dunn attorney and former staffer for the presidential campaign of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has been picked for a White House job involving regulatory reform and immigration policy, the Trump transition team announced Thursday as it unveiled a slew of Domestic Policy Council appointments.
Members of the 115th Congress introduced a slew of immigration-related bills during the session’s first week, including measures that would seek to block any religion-based registry of immigrants and that would amend the eligibility requirements for obtaining work visas.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has asked a California federal judge to rule against a couple involved in an EB-5 immigrant investor program for a cancer treatment center, saying the couple can no longer dispute they defrauded their investors of more than $21 million.
Staying in the U.S. can be a tricky process for startup founders, but a new decision could make it easier for entrepreneurs to get key waivers and green cards, according to attorneys, with the ruling coming as the government prepares to roll out a separate regulation for entrepreneurial immigrants.
Five immigration organizations have filed two briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting a Mexican native who argues that his conviction for charges related to having sex with his underage girlfriend should not lead to his deportation.
“Data sovereignty” is a recent trend with important consequences for GE’s future as a digital industrial company. The technical challenges alone are immense. But compounding those challenges are the growing number of countries considering laws that would impede the flow of data across national borders, says Alex Dimitrief, general counsel of General Electric Co.
President-elect Donald Trump reportedly sat for a deposition in his tower in New York on Thursday in his suit against a celebrity chef who pulled out of a real estate project after the incoming president made disparaging remarks about Mexican immigrants in a campaign speech.
The Board of Immigration Appeals has asked the public to weigh in on whether failing to report or concealing a felony should be recognized as a crime of moral turpitude, which can be grounds for deportation.
Immigrants who live in Georgia under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program may now pay the in-state rate for college tuition, a state judge has ruled, ending a suit challenging the state university system policy that didn’t recognize their legal status and made them pay out-of-state rates.
Outgoing U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Wednesday issued a memorandum highlighting the progress he believes the department achieved during the Obama administration and touting its efforts to become more effective and efficient in achieving its primary goal.
A Florida federal judge signed off Wednesday on an unopposed motion to permanently bar the corporate entities involved in the Jay Peak resort $350 million EB-5 visa investment fraud suit from violating various federal securities regulations.
The Department of Homeland Security has announced it will extend temporary protected status for the Republic of Yemen for another 18 months in response to ongoing civil war and dangerous conditions the agency says would threaten citizens who travel back.
A group of retired veterinarians from Mexico filed a complaint against an Idaho dairy farm in federal court on Tuesday, alleging they were illegally lured to the U.S. under the promise of professional work as animal scientists but instead ended up being exploited in a human trafficking scheme.
A foreign doctor and permanent U.S. resident who was deported after Margolis Law PC, its principal and another firm allegedly bungled the defense of a criminal case against him can’t continue his legal malpractice suit in federal court because his wife, a co-plaintiff, is a U.S. citizen with Michigan residency, a judge ruled Tuesday.
The ideologue’s main problem is believing in conformity of thought. They will now search for true believers, but fortunately very few judges harbor the dark, conservative uniformity desired. If they do find one, the Senate will not confirm, says James Brosnahan, a senior trial counsel with Morrison & Foerster LLP.
President-elect Donald Trump’s policy positions on many issues affecting employers differ vastly from the policies that President Barack Obama has put in place over the last eight years. As the new administration takes office, we certainly expect to see many Obama administration policies curtailed or eliminated, say attorneys at Nixon Peabody LLP.
With the election over, the process of selecting individuals to fill the next administration’s key appointed positions is quickly shifting into high gear. For those who are called to serve in such positions, the process entails extensive vetting of professional credentials and a host of personal background check issues, say attorneys with Covington & Burling LLP.
Getting larger isn’t a good enough reason to merge. Focus on whether the merger will make your firm better. Also, it’s possible that a merger can reduce profitability, says John Remsen Jr. of TheRemsenGroup.
While many law firm mergers have been successful, some have been spectacularly unsuccessful — to the point of firm dissolution. Some have exceeded expectations, while others have had little impact on the overall competitiveness of the combined firm. In both failed discussions and less-than-successful mergers, there are mistakes that are made along the way, says Lisa Smith of Fairfax Associates.
Among other campaign promises, President-elect Donald Trump boasted that he would deport those living in the U.S. illegally and build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. As president, will Trump stick to these promises, and even if he has a will to do so, does he have a way? Becki Young, co-founder of Hammond Young Immigration Law LLC, discusses what to expect from Trump’s immigration policies over the next four years.
A word of caution to our fellow Republicans — one lesson learned from President Obama’s first two years in office is that pushing through partisan legislation could come back to haunt a party and a presidency, say former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, and Curt Beaulieu of Bracewell LLP.
Among the many ethical issues that can arise, conflicts of interest from current or past representation of each firm’s clients should be at the forefront of merger discussions. Recently, we have seen such conflicts disqualify firms in the middle of high-cost litigation, say Allison Martin Rhodes of Holland & Knight LLP and Robert Hillman of the University of California, Davis.
For many, the United States missed an opportunity after 9/11 to emphasize similarities rather than differences, to seek healing rather than punishment, to build understanding between cultures. Is Trump’s election another such opportunity? asks Kevin Curnin, president-elect of the Association of Pro Bono Counsel.
Some have claimed that emerging legal technologies and increasingly cost-conscious clients will mean the extinction of the legal profession as we know it. However, innovations in legal technology may actually benefit attorneys, allowing them to spend their time doing more meaningful work, say Abdi Shayesteh and Elnaz Zarrini of AltaClaro.