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Immigration

  • November 9, 2018

    Humanitarian Visas Targeted In USCIS Deportation Policy

    Victims of domestic abuse, human trafficking and other crimes could soon be thrown into deportation proceedings immediately upon the denial of their visa petitions, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said on Thursday.

  • November 9, 2018

    Dozens Of NJ Cos. Accused Of Unlawful Immigration Services

    More than two dozen tax preparers, travel agencies and other businesses in New Jersey have been slammed with notices of violation seeking more than $300,000 in civil penalties over claims they defrauded consumers by offering immigration assistance services they were not authorized to provide, authorities said Friday.

  • November 9, 2018

    Trump Restricts Asylum Outside Ports Of Entry

    President Donald Trump issued a proclamation Friday morning that would bar asylum seekers crossing the U.S.-Mexico border from bringing their claims if they do not present themselves at a designated port of entry.

  • November 8, 2018

    Judge Takes Loeb & Loeb Atty To Task Over Evidence At Trial

    A California federal judge on Thursday questioned whether a Loeb & Loeb LLP attorney defending Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. in a class discrimination trial had misrepresented evidence to jurors, saying "it looked to me that there [were] some misrepresentations happening" and allowing opposing counsel to clarify the evidence with the jury.

  • November 8, 2018

    19 Cities, Counties Say Detained-Minor Rules Flout Flores

    Nineteen cities and counties on Wednesday got behind a class asking a California federal judge to block the government’s proposed rule changes regarding its detention of immigrant minors, saying the changes would “directly undermine” core protections and concerns in their case’s consent decree.

  • November 8, 2018

    White House Moves To Restrict Asylum Eligibility

    The Trump administration has put forth plans to tighten restrictions on asylum eligibility, issuing a rule on Thursday that could bar anyone who crossed the border in between ports of entry from applying for asylum, even if they express a fear of persecution.

  • November 8, 2018

    Married Immigrants Can't Seek Class Status, Gov't Says

    The U.S. government has struck back at the class certification bid by immigrant couples fighting deportation orders for noncitizen spouses, arguing Wednesday that the proposed class includes people who haven’t suffered any injury.

  • November 8, 2018

    DOJ Settles Immigration Bias Claim Against NY Hotel

    The U.S. Department of Justice has settled with a New York operator of a Hyatt hotel near LaGuardia Airport over allegations that the company discriminated against a man who had been granted asylum on the basis of his citizenship status, the department announced Wednesday.

  • November 8, 2018

    DHS, DOL Propose Moving H-2 Visa Recruitment Online

    The Trump administration is considering lifting a rule that requires U.S. employers looking to hire temporary foreign labor to first recruit American workers through print newspaper advertisements, instead allowing employers to satisfy that requirement by posting job openings online.

  • November 8, 2018

    9th Circ. Upholds Continuation Of DACA Nationwide

    The Ninth Circuit on Thursday left in place a nationwide injunction keeping the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program alive, finding that former President Barack Obama’s creation of the program was a legitimate exercise of executive discretion.

  • November 7, 2018

    House Committee To Take On Trump's Immigration Policies

    Democrats on the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee are planning to soon conduct hearings on some of President Donald Trump's most defining immigration policies, from the separation of immigrant families to family detention, in light of their new majority in the chamber, congressional staff members told Law360 on Wednesday.

  • November 7, 2018

    Ex-Tata Engineer Testifies He Was Harassed On Apple Team

    An Iranian national and former Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. software engineer testified Wednesday during a California federal trial over class discrimination claims that his Indian boss and colleagues mocked him, repeatedly called him “stupid” and then kicked him off an Apple Inc. job for being late for work on a single occasion.

  • November 7, 2018

    DC Circ. Won't Curb Discovery In Shepherds' H-2A Visa Suit

    The D.C. Circuit on Wednesday refused to curb discovery in a lawsuit brought by a group of foreign sheepherders challenging the federal government’s practice of handing out temporary work visas for longer-term labor.

  • November 7, 2018

    Feds Fight Claim They Ignored Pakistani Husband's Visa App

    The federal government sought Tuesday to dismiss a U.S. citizen’s complaint that her Pakistan-born spouse’s visa application was being intentionally delayed, arguing that she lacked standing because the application had been denied more than a year before her lawsuit.

  • November 7, 2018

    EB-5 Project Managers Slam SEC's $15.5M Penalty Bid

    A doctor, his office manager and affiliated businesses pushed back on Tuesday against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s bid for a California federal court to order them to pay more than $15.5 million after they allegedly misappropriated funds through an EB-5 visa scam.

  • November 7, 2018

    ABA Urges ICE To Ax Changes To Immigrant Kid Detentions

    The American Bar Association on Tuesday urged U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to withdraw its proposed changes to the so-called Flores settlement agreement, saying the new rule does little to protect immigrant children in detention centers.

  • November 7, 2018

    Attorney General Sessions Resigns At Trump's Request

    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned Wednesday at the request of President Donald Trump, who has publicly castigated him for actions including his decision to recuse himself from a probe into Russian efforts to sway the 2016 election in Trump's favor.

  • November 6, 2018

    Newsom Elected Calif. Governor, Becerra Leading AG Race

    In California, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom was the projected winner in the governor’s race to replace the Golden State's termed-out Gov. Jerry Brown, and incumbent Attorney General Xavier Becerra was leading with a sizable margin in his first election for the office, according to Tuesday night’s election results.

  • November 6, 2018

    Kavanaugh Fallout Fuels GOP's Senate Expansion

    A backlash over Justice Brett Kavanaugh's bitter confirmation battle played a key role in Republicans adding to their Senate majority, as so-called “Trump state” Democrats who opposed confirmation fell to GOP challengers in Tuesday’s midterm elections.

  • November 6, 2018

    After the Midterms, Advocates Turn To Immigration Priorities

    As the Democrats claimed control of the House in the midterm elections Tuesday night, immigrant advocates said that seeking relief for beneficiaries of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status should be among the new Congress' top immigration priorities

Expert Analysis

  • Opinion

    Open The Federal Courthouses

    David Oscar Markus

    Forget about cameras, reporters in the Manafort trial were not even permitted in the courtroom with their phones, tablets or computers. That meant no live reporting on Twitter and no emails to the newsrooms with updates. In a world focused on information and news as it happens, this is unacceptable, says trial attorney David Oscar Markus.

  • Opinion

    A Case For Impeaching President Trump

    Barbara Radnofsky

    U.S. impeachment practice permits the strategic combination of claims in “omnibus” or “catch-all” articles. With that in mind — and considering precedent set by the Clinton impeachment and others — attorney Barbara Radnofsky offers her version of an omnibus article of impeachment against the current U.S. president.

  • Brexit: Bracing For A No-Deal Scenario

    Ross Denton

    Once considered the “cliff edge,” the possibility of the United Kingdom exiting from the European Union without agreeing on a trade deal has moved from unthinkable to increasingly likely. Both sides are ramping up preparations for a no-deal scenario, which would have significant implications for businesses in all sectors, say attorneys with Baker McKenzie LLP.

  • 'High Availability' — A Key Term In Law Firm IT Strategy

    Jeff Norris

    While most law firm executives and partners may instinctively want to tune out terms like "high availability" and "disaster recovery" — concepts that IT managers usually worry about — there are five reasons you should lean in and wrestle with the vocabulary, say Jeff Norris of Managed Technology Services LLC and Greg Inge of information security consulting firm CQR.

  • The 'Post-Fact' Jury In The 'Fake News' Era

    Ross Laguzza

    The "fake news" phenomenon is ever more prominent in the political arena — but not in the jury box. At a trial, jurors don’t have to rely on the media or any other source to tell them the facts and issues, since they have a front-row seat to the action, says Ross Laguzza, a consultant at R&D Strategic Solutions LLC.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Lipez Reviews 'Last Great Colonial Lawyer'

    Judge Kermit Lipez

    In his new book, "The Last Great Colonial Lawyer: The Life and Legacy of Jeremiah Gridley," Charles McKirdy argues that Gridley — someone I had never heard of — was the last great colonial lawyer, and that his cases illuminate his times. The author largely substantiates both claims, says First Circuit Judge Kermit Lipez.

  • Interview Essentials For Attorneys On The Move

    Eileen Decker

    Across the country this fall, recent law school graduates, law firm associates and experienced professionals will interview for positions in private practice and government service. Sharing tips on how to stand out in this high-pressure, hypercompetitive process are Eileen Decker, former U.S. attorney for the Central District of California, and Keith Jacoby, co-chairman of Littler Mendelson PC’s class action practice group.

  • Lower Court Confusion Over Impact Of Trump V. Hawaii

    Steven Gordon

    In Trump v. Hawaii, the U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld President Donald Trump’s so-called travel ban against the contention that it is anti-Muslim and violates the establishment clause. However, it appears that some lower federal courts have not understood the high court's message, says Steven Gordon of Holland & Knight LLP.

  • Roundup

    Clerking For Ginsburg

    Clerking For Ginsburg

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined the U.S. Supreme Court 25 years ago and is not planning to retire anytime soon — she has hired clerks through 2020. What's it like to assist Justice Ginsburg? In this series, former clerks reflect on the experience.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: 3 Surprises

    David Post

    It had never occurred to me that judges don’t always love the way their appellate cousins review their work and tell them — in public — all the things they got wrong. I was frequently struck by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s acute awareness of the delicacy of this relationship, says attorney David Post.