Immigration

  • February 3, 2017

    ACLU Demands CBP Data On Immigration Ban Enforcement

    Fifty American Civil Liberties Union chapters have filed coordinated information requests with local U.S. Customs and Border Protection offices, seeking data on how field offices have been implementing the Jan. 27 immigration ban that caused widespread chaos at international airports and other entry points.

  • February 3, 2017

    Calif. Chief Justice Seeks To Aid Those With Immig. Issues

    California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye told a group of women lawyers at UCLA Friday that she’s launched an initiative to create a clearinghouse on immigration information to let Californians know the resources available to tackle problems posed by federal changes in immigration policy.

  • February 3, 2017

    Gorsuch Poised To Be Tough Critic Of Immigration Agencies

    President Donald Trump's pick for the U.S. Supreme Court, Tenth Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch, has offered a mixed bag when it comes to ruling in favor of immigrants, but the judge has displayed a clear distaste for agency deference that positions him to potentially curb the power of immigration agencies if he is confirmed.

  • February 3, 2017

    Iran To Bar US Wrestling Team From Freestyle World Cup

    Iran will block the U.S. wrestling team from participating in the 2017 Freestyle World Cup hosted in the country later this month in retaliation for an executive order signed by President Donald Trump to temporarily bar people from seven predominantly Muslim nations, including Iran, from entering the U.S.

  • February 3, 2017

    Barclays Center Vendor Settles DOJ Discrimination Charge

    A food vendor at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, has settled with the U.S. Department of Justice for wrongly reverifying the work eligibility of two workers whose immigration status it questioned, the agency announced on Thursday.

  • February 3, 2017

    9th Circ. Won’t Rehear 'Dreamers' Driver's License Case

    The full Ninth Circuit declined to rehear en banc its decision that permanently blocked Arizona from refusing to issue driver's licenses to so-called Dreamers — young adults who were brought to the U.S. illegally as minors and received deferred deportation — but did instead update its April opinion with a spirited dissent that sparked a concurrence.

  • February 3, 2017

    Trump Immigration Ban Is Just Muslim Ban: Calif. Students

    University students in California and a social services organization launched a putative class action Thursday alleging President Donald Trump’s new executive order barring citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. is an unconstitutional Muslim ban.

  • February 3, 2017

    Mass. Judge Won't Extend Halt On Trump's Travel Ban

    A Massachusetts federal judge on Friday declined to extend a temporary restraining order blocking parts of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, dealing a blow to the American Civil Liberties Union and the state of Massachusetts in their ongoing legal battle against the new administration.

  • February 2, 2017

    Top Judge Ranks Detention Cases Over Child Rocket Docket

    U.S. Chief Immigration Judge MaryBeth Keller instructed all immigration judges and staff Tuesday to make detention cases a top priority immediately, switching the government's focus from unaccompanied children in the face of the Trump administration's potential new immigration policies. 

  • February 2, 2017

    Militant Group Backer Avoids Deportation But Denied Asylum

    An Ethiopian citizen who admits to financially backing a militant group in a decades-long struggle with the African country’s government cannot be deported on reasonable fears of torture but also won’t be granted asylum in the United States, the Seventh Circuit ruled Thursday.

  • February 2, 2017

    Gov't 'Provisionally' Revokes Visas From 7 Banned Nations

    The U.S. State Department has provisionally revoked most visas from the seven predominantly Muslim countries blocked from entering the U.S. by President Donald Trump’s executive order last week, according to a notice filed in Massachusetts federal court Tuesday.

  • February 2, 2017

    ACLU Says Trump Hasn't Provided Full List Of Detainees

    The ACLU and other groups challenging the Trump administration’s ban on immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries charged Thursday in Brooklyn federal court that they have not received a full list of people who have been detained or removed, despite a federal judge's Saturday order to provide that information and to cease deportations.

  • February 2, 2017

    DHS Watchdog Probing Immigration Ban Implementation

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's watchdog said Wednesday that it will be probing implementation of perhaps the most controversial of President Donald Trump's executive actions as nascent commander-in-chief, citing complaints and congressional pressure to investigate implementation of the ban on immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.

  • February 2, 2017

    Calif. Judge Nixes Bar Of Valid Immigrant Visa Holders

    A California federal judge has ordered the federal government to stop enforcing portions of the Jan. 27 executive order on immigration, specifically by not detaining, removing or blocking the entry of anyone from the seven countries listed in the order who have a valid immigrant visa.

  • February 2, 2017

    Removability Restarted After Vacation Abroad, 4th Circ. Says

    The Fourth Circuit on Wednesday sided with the Board of Immigration Appeals’ reasoning that a Nepalese man is eligible for removal based on the entry date when he came back to the U.S. from a vacation overseas.

  • February 1, 2017

    EEOC Can Skip Fees After Losing Case Over Worker's Accent

    The Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday unwound a decision finding that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission should pay attorneys’ fees to a call center after losing a case over a worker’s Jamaican accent, saying the case may have been weak, but not frivolous.

  • February 1, 2017

    Agent, Trainer Deny Smuggling Cuban Ballplayers At Trial

    A sports agent and a trainer denied carrying out a $16 million human smuggling scheme to help Cuban players get a shot at Major League Baseball, insisting as their trial opened Wednesday in Miami federal court that any aid they rendered was legal.

  • February 1, 2017

    Ex-Tenet Exec Decries Fraud Rap Over $400M Immigrant Scam

    A former executive for Tenet Healthcare Corp. pled not guilty on Wednesday in a Florida case accusing him of running a scheme to bribe clinics serving pregnant, unauthorized immigrants to refer patients to Tenet hospitals, which later fraudulently billed the government $400 million for the services.

  • February 1, 2017

    The 4 Wittiest Dissents By Gorsuch

    During his tenure on the Tenth Circuit, Judge Neil Gorsuch wrote more than 30 playful, witty dissents that both entertain the reader and give clear insight to his legal thinking. Here, Law360 looks at the best of the bunch and what they say about his thoughts on legislating from the bench, prepositional phrases and everything in between.

  • February 1, 2017

    Gorsuch's Opening Words Speak Volumes About His Style

    Never one to pass up the chance to spin a good yarn, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s body of rulings during a decade at the Tenth Circuit casts him as a fervent storyteller. A look at some of his best opening passages reveals a narrative writing style that’s light on legalese and heavy on plot, setting and characters.

Expert Analysis

  • Managing Intergenerational Differences Within Your Law Firm

    Najmeh Mahmoudjafari

    We are privileged to be part of an employment market that hosts employees from various generations. While “differences” may imply inherent conflict, intergenerational differences can actually be used to an advantage for organizations — especially law firms, say Najmeh Mahmoudjafari, founder of ImmigraTrust Law, and William Martucci of Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP.

  • Philip Hirschkop: Quietly Making Noise For 50 Years

    Randy Maniloff

    The first paragraph of Philip Hirschkop’s obituary is going to contain the word "Loving." That’s undeniable. But many of Hirschkop’s other cases are just as groundbreaking in their own right. They aren’t household names like Loving, but they have affected millions in the nation’s households, says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP.

  • New Form I-9 Means More Immigration-Related Change In 2017

    Christine A. Samsel

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' revised Form I-9 offers new features and imposes some different requirements. Some modifications enhance the form, while some may result in more technical violations, particularly for employers who continue to use paper versions of the form, say Christine Samsel and Hannah Caplan of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP.

  • EEOC's New 4-Year Plan: What Employers Need To Know

    Michelle Lee Flores

    In its updated strategic enforcement plan for fiscal years 2017 to 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission added some new priorities, including issues related to complex employment structures in the 21st-century workplace, and backlash discrimination against Muslims, Sikhs and persons of Arab, Middle Eastern or South Asian descent, says Michelle Lee Flores of Cozen O’Connor PC.

  • The Ethical Risks Of A Multijurisdictional Practice

    Melinda Gentile

    As law firms and clients conduct more business on a regional or national scale, multijurisdictional practice is becoming more prevalent for practicing attorneys. Attorneys engaged in both private practice and as in-house counsel need to be aware of the ethical risks of practicing across jurisdictions — including the implications of engaging in the unauthorized practice of law, say Melinda Gentile and Monique Cardenas of Peckar & Abramson PC.

  • How Law Firms Are Using Analytics To Reduce Write-Offs

    Haley Altman

    It is increasingly necessary for law firms to implement strategies to improve efficiency, staffing and value to meet client needs. Haley Altman, CEO and co-founder of Doxly Inc., discusses how to successfully leverage analytical tools and emerging technology to increase profitability.

  • REVIEW: The Missing American Jury

    Judge William Young

    Face it, the American jury system is dying. The arguments Professor Suja Thomas makes in her new book deserve consideration by everyone interested in how our government actually works and how it might recapture the unifying communitarian experience of direct democracy and actual trial by one’s peers, says U.S. District Court Judge William Young of the District of Massachusetts.

  • Tenet Case Signals Shift In Health Care Fraud Enforcement

    Demme Doufekias

    Tenet Healthcare's recent $513 million settlement is an important development for health care companies because it demonstrates the impact of the U.S. Department of Justice’s expanded resources and nationwide focus on combating corporate health care fraud, say Demme Doufekias and Sandeep Nandivada of Morrison & Foerster LLP.

  • Avoiding Law Firm BYOD Risks: Tips For Securing Devices

    Everett Monroe

    Many believe that the solutions to the security problems created by using smartphones for work are primarily technological, but a much larger piece of the puzzle involves the human factor. To achieve reasonable security around mobile devices, law firms must go back to basics — clear policies, effective training and thoughtful oversight, says Everett Monroe of Hanson Bridgett LLP.

  • 4 Ways Lawyers Can Improve Their Marketing

    Mike Mellor

    Attorneys may not realize the breadth of services that their marketing, design and library teams offer. One of the things I like to do when attorneys start at our firm is give them a download of the kinds of problems we can solve for them so they know how to work with us most effectively, says Mike Mellor, director of marketing at Pryor Cashman LLP.