• March 8, 2018

    Sessions Refers Another BIA Case To Himself For Review

    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday referred a Board of Immigration Appeals decision to himself so he can review whether certain crime victims who seek asylum or withholding of removal qualify to be recognized as part of a "social group," the latest instance of his insertion into board matters.

  • March 7, 2018

    Trump Blames Democrats For DACA Impasse

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday blamed Democrats for the failure of negotiations over a legislative replacement for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals just after a last-resort stopgap measure to extend the program fizzled out in the Senate.

  • March 7, 2018

    Sessions Slams Calif. For Immigration Enforcement Laws

    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday sparked an immigration enforcement showdown with California’s leading progressive politicians, accusing the state of deploying “irrational, unfair and unconstitutional” laws on the heels of a newly filed lawsuit challenging the state's policies limiting local law enforcement's involvement with deportation activities.

  • March 7, 2018

    Immigrant Detainer Bids Are Illegal, Law Groups Contend

    A Trump administration policy that requests local communities detain immigrants in jail past their scheduled release dates so federal immigration officials can take them into custody violates established legal precedent, a report by the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Southern Poverty Law Center and other legal organizations contends.

  • March 7, 2018

    Sen. Feinstein Wants Refugee Resettlement Head To Resign

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Tuesday called for Office of Refugee Resettlement Director Scott Lloyd to step down from his post, citing his alleged attempts to block young immigrant women in federal government custody from accessing reproductive health care to which they’re legally entitled.

  • March 7, 2018

    SEC Says Couple Can’t Escape Claims Of $22.5M EB-5 Fraud

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission urged a California federal court Tuesday not to dismiss its suit against a husband and wife team it claims fraudulently raised $22.5 million from Chinese investors looking to obtain green cards through the federal EB-5 visa program.

  • March 7, 2018

    EXCLUSIVE: New USCIS HQ Project Lands $245M Loan

    An affiliate of developer Peter N.G. Schwartz Management Co. has landed more than $245 million in construction financing from Federal Funding Group LLC for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' new national headquarters facility in Maryland, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP told Law360 on Wednesday.

  • March 6, 2018

    DOJ Sues California Over Sanctuary Immigration Policies

    The federal government asked a California federal judge on Tuesday to invalidate three Golden State laws that the U.S. Department of Justice says are interfering with its ability to enforce federal immigration laws, prompting defiant statements from state officials.

  • March 6, 2018

    Detainees Fight Prison Co.'s Bid To Exit Forced Labor Suit

    A proposed class of immigrant detainees told a California federal court Monday that private prison giant GEO Group Inc. should not be able to dodge state wage laws and anti-trafficking statutes at one of its facilities, urging it not to dismiss their suit.

  • March 6, 2018

    Sessions Vacates Asylum Seekers' Right To Hearing Precedent

    In a seemingly unexpected move on Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions vacated a nearly four-year-old Board of Immigration Appeals precedent decision, which held that immigrants applying for asylum or withholding of removal are entitled to a full hearing on their application.

  • March 6, 2018

    Calif. Judge Won't Toss 'Sanctuary' City Funding Suits

    A California federal judge on Monday denied the Trump administration’s bid to toss two suits challenging its policies towards so-called “sanctuary” communities for undocumented immigrants, but rejected California’s request that the court greenlight a $1 million federal grant the state believes is in jeopardy.

  • March 6, 2018

    Iowa Meat Processor Settles Immigrant Discrimination Claims

    An Iowa meat processing company reached a settlement with the federal government over claims that it discriminated against its noncitizen employees when conducting employment eligibility verification procedures, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday.

  • March 6, 2018

    ICE Accused Of Unlawfully Detaining Immigrant Teens

    The National Immigrant Justice Center hit U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement with a proposed class action in D.C. federal court Monday on behalf of unaccompanied immigrant teens who say the government moved them to adult detention centers when they turned 18 without adequately considering their safety.

  • March 6, 2018

    Labor Sec. Says He's Fine With Congress Protecting Tip Pools

    Labor Secretary Alex Acosta said he would support a law blocking employers from pocketing workers’ tips Tuesday at a wide-ranging budget hearing that also touched on work visas, a proposal to let businesses join together to form health insurance “associations,” and a new initiative helping employers come clean on wage violations without litigation.

  • March 6, 2018

    Feds Can't Use DACA Info For Enforcement, Judge Says

    A Maryland federal judge ruled Monday that the Trump administration didn’t err in deciding to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program but said it cannot use DACA information for enforcement purposes in an opinion that quotes the famous words of Rodney King — “Can we all get along?”

  • March 6, 2018

    SEC Pushes Back At Atty's Bid To Dismiss EB-5 Suit

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday fired back at a motion to dismiss a case against an immigration lawyer and his law offices accused of defrauding clients by failing to disclose the commissions they received for the sale of EB-5 immigrant investments, saying the attorney acted as an unregistered broker to make surreptitious profits.

  • March 5, 2018

    Trump, State AGs Tell Congress To Act On DACA Deadline

    Congress’ original deadline to pass a legislative replacement for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program passed by on Monday as the White House, state attorneys general and advocates urged lawmakers to stop dragging their feet.

  • March 5, 2018

    Advocates Want Cert. For Teen Detainees Seeking Abortions

    Advocates for detained immigrant teenagers who contend the federal government is obstructing access to abortions pushed Friday for a District of Columbia federal court to certify the case as a class action, contending they have uncovered several instances of questionable activity by federal officials.

  • March 5, 2018

    Iranians' Travel Ban Challenge Stayed By DC Judge

    A D.C. federal judge on Friday temporarily stayed a suit by Iranian immigrants challenging the latest iteration of the Trump administration's travel ban, reasoning that the U.S. Supreme Court had allowed it to go into effect while the justices review similar cases.

  • March 5, 2018

    NJ County Ends Participation In Feds' Immigration Program

    A New Jersey county announced Friday it will withdraw from a federal program in which corrections officers work to determine the legal status of inmates before notifying federal immigration officials of those suspected of being in the U.S. without authorization.

Expert Analysis

  • Preparing For Potential Cuts To Certain H-1B Extensions

    Elizabeth Espín Stern

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security may be considering new measures that would potentially reduce or eliminate specific H-1B extensions granted under the American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act of 2000. Elizabeth Espín Stern and Paul Virtue of Mayer Brown LLP offer guidelines to assist employers in advising their workforce about the potential impact if DHS does take action.

  • Employment Visas: 2017 Changes And What To Expect Ahead

    Daniel Berner

    In line with campaign promises made by President Donald Trump, in 2017 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security imposed added burdens on employers seeking employment-based visas for foreign nationals. Daniel Berner of Berner Law PLLC discusses some of the principal changes and the policies DHS has indicated it will pursue for employment-based visas in 2018 and beyond.

  • Litigation Finance Trends To Watch In 2018

    Jay Greenberg

    Jay Greenberg and Max Volsky, co-founders of litigation finance platform LexShares Inc., analyze emerging trends based on conversations with their investors and executives in this rapidly evolving sector.

  • The Enneagram And The Practice Of Law

    Jennifer Gibbs

    Study of the Enneagram personality typing system can provide attorneys with better insights into themselves, and into those they interact with professionally, including clients, opposing counsel and judges, says Jennifer Gibbs of Zelle LLP.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Tymkovich Reviews 'Gorsuch'

    Timothy Tymkovich

    John Greenya’s new book, “Gorsuch: The Judge Who Speaks for Himself,” offers readers something the confirmation hearings did not — the backstory of Neil Gorsuch and a glimpse of who Justice Gorsuch is, says Chief Judge Timothy Tymkovich of the Tenth Circuit.

  • Congressional Forecast: January

    Richard Hertling

    After passage of tax reform legislation, the GOP passed another temporary funding bill to avert a government shutdown before the holidays. As a result, congressional leaders again put off a resolution of a major fiscal debate over the budget, along with partisan disputes over immigration, health care and national security, say Richard Hertling and Kaitlyn McClure of Covington & Burling LLP.

  • 3 Trends Employers Should Fear In 2018

    David Barron

    What marks will this president leave on employment law? How will those changes manifest in 2018? If you were paying close attention in 2017, you can start to see where we might be headed — and it is not necessarily good for employers, says David Barron of Cozen O’Connor.

  • Roundup

    5 Most-Read Legal Industry Articles Of 2017

    2017 Trends

    What business of law topics piqued reader interest in 2017? Take a look back at the year's five most-read legal industry articles from Law360 guest authors.

  • Spoliation Scrutiny: Disparate Standards For Distinct Mediums

    Robin Shah

    Two years ago, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e) was amended to provide a clearer road map for courts analyzing whether to permit sanctions for the spoliation of evidence. Yet there is still no specific guidance for when a sanctions request relates to electronically stored and nonelectronically stored information, says Skadden associate Robin Shah.

  • Make A List, Check It Twice: Preparing For H-1B Cap Filing

    Stephen Hader

    Considering the H-1B cap is just a few months away, for immigration practitioners it may not necessarily be the "most wonderful time of the year." However, like the hectic holidays, H-1B season can be successful with some advance planning, say Stephen Hader and Amanda Franklin of Moore & Van Allen PLLC.