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Immigration

  • November 9, 2018

    Okla. Pork Co. Pays $1M To End ICE Employment Probe

    An Oklahoma agribusiness agreed on Thursday to fork over more than $1 million to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office to resolve claims that the company's pork production plant hired unauthorized immigrant workers, according to ICE.

  • November 9, 2018

    Trump’s Proclamation Skirts US Asylum Law, Attys Say

    President Donald Trump’s proclamation imposing new restrictions on asylum seekers presenting themselves outside ports of entry contradicts the plain text and congressional intent behind the Immigration and Nationality Act’s definition of who can petition for asylum, immigration attorneys and policy analysts said Friday.

  • 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.

Expert Analysis

  • 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.

  • Does Greyhound Have To Comply With Border Agents?

    David Jones

    For at least a few years, U.S. Department of Homeland Security agents have been boarding Greyhound buses across the country and requesting passengers' immigration documents. Ultimately, it was revealed that the company consented to this activity based on a belief that it had to, but was it correct? asks David Jones of Fisher Phillips.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: A Superhero Supreme

    Burden Walker

    As a clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, my job was to mirror my boss’ views and values in everything I did. Years later, I find that I am still striving to live up to the values Justice Ginsburg instilled in me, as both a lawyer and a spouse, says Burden Walker, an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: 4 RBG Lessons On Having It All

    Rachel Wainer Apter

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is everything she is cracked up to be​ — f​eminist icon​, brilliant jurist​, fierce dissenter. She is also an incredible boss, mentor and friend.​ ​Her advice has shaped how I have tried to balance building a career and ​raising children, says Rachel Wainer Apter, counsel to the New Jersey attorney general.

  • Global Magnitsky: The Swiss Army Knife Of Sanctions

    Hdeel Abdelhady

    The United States last week took the unprecedented step of sanctioning officials of a NATO member state — the justice and interior ministers of Turkey — pursuant to the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act of 2016. The action demonstrates how Global Magnitsky sanctions can be readily employed without much advance legal groundwork, says Hdeel Abdelhady of MassPoint Legal and Strategy Advisory PLLC.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: How To Play The Long Game

    Arun Subramanian

    One of us was a clerk when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg read her Ledbetter dissent from the bench, inviting Congress to act, and the other clerked a few years later, when RBG's prominently displayed copy of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act served as a daily reminder that dissents are not just for show, say Arun Subramanian and Mark Musico of Susman Godfrey LLP.

  • Considerations When Hiring A Seasonal Workforce

    Chas Rampenthal

    Traditionally, business owners — particularly within highly seasonal industries like hospitality — have turned to immigrant labor and the H-2B visa as a way to fill employment gaps. But with these visas under intense scrutiny lately, employers considering other options should proceed with caution, says Chas Rampenthal, general counsel at LegalZoom.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: In Pursuit Of Precision

    Trevor Morrison

    As clerks for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we learned early on that, when preparing a memorandum or draft opinion, it was essential to present any opposing argument in its strongest possible light. There is a lesson here for today's public debates, says Trevor Morrison, dean of NYU Law School.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: My RBG Guide To Judging

    Goodwin Liu

    I clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the days of RBG bobbleheads and “You Can’t Spell Truth Without Ruth” T-shirts. I had no idea I would become a judge, and I feel lucky every day that I had the chance to learn from her, says California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu.