Immigration

  • January 31, 2017

    DHS Officials Try To Clarify Exec. Order Amid Confusion

    Homeland Security officials on Tuesday attempted to address confusion over President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning nationals from several Muslim majority countries, with the DHS secretary insisting it was “not a ban on Muslims,” and a U.S. Customs and Border Protection official clarifying that dual nationals won’t be affected.

  • January 31, 2017

    San Francisco Sues To Challenge Trump Sanctuary City Order

    San Francisco sued President Donald Trump Tuesday in California federal court over his executive order directing the government to withhold federal funds from cities that have sanctuary policies limiting local involvement with federal immigration enforcement, blasting it as “a severe invasion of San Francisco’s sovereignty.”

  • January 31, 2017

    Law360 Cheat Sheet: Immigration Order Challenges So Far

    Numerous complaints have been filed since Saturday challenging President Donald Trump's executive order that placed a temporary ban on immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries and suspended the nation's refugee program. Here, Law360 offers a roundup of some of the key suits.

  • January 31, 2017

    Greenberg Says Giuliani, Not Firm, Acted On Immigration Ban

    Greenberg Traurig LLP acknowledged controversial comments made by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani related to President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations from the U.S., but distanced itself from the remarks, saying Giuliani acted in his own personal capacity.

  • January 31, 2017

    9th Circ. Urged To Revive Guest Worker Case Against Farms

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission urged the Ninth Circuit Monday to overrule a district court ruling that two Washington state farms were not liable as joint employers in a case brought over the treatment of Thai guest workers employed by a labor contractor, saying the lower court’s error warrants reversal.

  • January 31, 2017

    Young Immigrants May Transfer To Public School: 3rd Circ.

    The Third Circuit on Monday upheld an injunction ordering that a group of young immigrants be allowed to transfer to a different Pennsylvania public school to better accommodate their needs to learn English as a second language.

  • January 31, 2017

    Trump To Tap Ex-Obama Appointee For DHS Deputy Secretary

    President Donald Trump on Monday announced his intention to nominate Elaine C. Duke, former undersecretary for management at the Department of Homeland Security, to serve as the department’s deputy secretary.

  • January 31, 2017

    Senate Dems Delay Vote On Sessions For AG Post

    Senate Democrats pushed back a committee vote on President Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general on Tuesday, as debate continues over both the record of Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., and Trump’s own executive actions on immigration.

  • January 31, 2017

    Mass. AG To Sue Trump Over Immigration Order

    Flanked by the state’s educational, health care and technology leaders, the Massachusetts attorney general announced Tuesday that she was intervening in a federal lawsuit against President Trump’s immigration executive order.

  • January 30, 2017

    BigLaw Springs Into Action Following Immigration Ban

    Attorneys from a number of BigLaw firms over the weekend rushed to the aid of immigrants and refugees attempting to enter the U.S. following President Donald Trump’s Friday executive order suspending immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries and temporarily halting the nation’s refugee program.

  • January 30, 2017

    Detainees Forced To Sign Forms Waiving Rights, Brief Says

    Two brothers from Yemen who were detained after President Donald Trump’s executive order Friday temporarily barring people from Yemen and six other predominantly Muslim nations from entering the U.S. say they were illegally forced to sign forms waiving their rights as lawful permanent residents, according to an amended complaint.

  • January 30, 2017

    Trump Fires Acting AG For Defiance On Immigration Ban

    President Donald Trump removed Acting Attorney General Sally Yates from her role and replaced her with U.S. Attorney Dana Boente Monday night, saying Yates “betrayed” the U.S. Department of Justice by instructing officials to avoid defending an executive order banning travel from predominantly Muslim countries.

  • January 30, 2017

    CAIR Sues Over Trump's Immigration Ban Executive Order

    The Council on American-Islamic Relations on Monday in Virginia federal court challenged the constitutionality and blasted the “vulgar animosity” of President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven predominantly Muslim nations and refugees from war-torn Syria.

  • January 30, 2017

    Obama, Other Dems Criticize Trump's Immigration Ban

    Former President Barack Obama on Monday released a statement Monday supporting the recent wave of protests while expressing fundamental disagreement with faith-based discrimination, the most prominent of several Democratic voices of opposition in the wake of Friday's executive order that restricted the nation's immigrant and refugee policies.

  • January 30, 2017

    Wells Fargo Hit With Bias Suit Over DACA Immigrant Loans

    Wells Fargo NA refuses to grant loans to those currently protected from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, in violation of anti-discrimination laws, according to federal putative class action filed Monday by a University of California, Riverside, student.

  • January 30, 2017

    BALCA Affirms Labor Cert. Denial For Petrobras Engineer

    The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals has affirmed the denial of a labor certification for a production engineer position at Petrobras, saying the oil company unlawfully rejected three U.S. workers for lacking knowledge and skills it hadn't identified as requirements for the job.

  • January 30, 2017

    State Department Diplomats Challenge Immigration Ban

    A group of foreign service officers and consular employees are officially challenging President Donald Trump’s immigration ban, saying in a formal dissent through a U.S. Department of State channel circulated on Monday that the recent executive order dangerously ignores multiagency cooperative solutions.

  • January 30, 2017

    Trump Signs 'One In, Two Out' Order On Rulemaking

    The reach of federal regulations could soon be sharply curtailed, as President Donald Trump on Monday morning signed an executive order that requires two regulations be nixed for each new rule passed, potentially grinding future rules to a halt this year.

  • January 28, 2017

    Judge Blocks Trump From Deporting Detained Immigrants

    A New York federal judge on Saturday evening ordered the government not to deport immigrants from the U.S. who were being held at airports based on President Donald Trump’s executive order barring people from certain Muslim countries, while other courts across the country issued similar rulings.

  • January 27, 2017

    ABA Urges High Court To Review 3rd Circ.'s Asylum Denial

    The American Bar Association on Thursday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a precedential Third Circuit decision that more than two dozen families who petitioned to stay in the U.S. on fears of returning to their home country must leave, arguing that the opinion unjustly denies the asylum seekers constitutional protections.

Expert Analysis

  • OPINION: Goodness First, Then Greatness

    Kevin Curnin

    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.

  • Man Vs. Machine: Or, Lawyers Vs. Legal Technology

    Abdi Shayesteh

    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.

  • Forecasting International Risk Climate Under President Trump

    Michael Casey

    During his campaign, Donald Trump signaled dramatic changes to U.S. foreign policy that, if implemented, could produce significant financial, operational and compliance-related consequences for U.S. and international companies, say members of Ropes & Gray LLP.

  • OPINION: The Verdict — A Rejection Of Politics As Usual

    Reuben Guttman

    The verdict on Nov. 8, was not unanimous, especially when Secretary Hillary Clinton will end up with a popular vote advantage. Yet, it is a message of extreme magnitude from voters willing to overlook the serious flaws of a candidate because they could not reconcile themselves to ratifying the perpetuation of politics as usual, says Reuben Guttman, a partner of Guttman Buschner & Brooks PLLC and adjunct professor at Emory Law School.

  • The New State AG Landscape

    Jesse Panuccio

    With another election in the books, the state attorney general landscape now takes another turn. Ten states held elections for attorney general last week. Five seats were retained by incumbents and five seats now belong to newcomers. Foley & Lardner LLP litigation partner Jesse Panuccio gives us the breakdown.

  • Merging Law Firms: Why Hogan Lovells Has Worked

    J. Warren Gorrell Jr.

    As shown by the impending merger between Arnold & Porter LLP and Kaye Scholer LLP, consolidation in the legal industry remains a popular strategy among firms looking to boost revenue and acquire new clients. J. Warren Gorrell Jr., a key architect of the 2010 merger that created Hogan Lovells, reflects on his own experience and why mergers of equals are particularly difficult.

  • Foreign Affairs Outlook For Trump Presidency, 115th Congress

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    In assessing how domestic and foreign affairs issues may play out during President-elect Trump’s term, it’s important to keep in mind that not everything a presidential candidate says during an election campaign is predictive of exactly how he will act as president. This is particularly the case for Mr. Trump, who, more than most presidential candidates, relied on general foreign policy prescriptions without providing many details,... (continued)

  • Employment Law Possibilities Under President Trump

    Michael H. LeRoy

    President-Elect Donald Trump offered little specifics about employment law policies on the campaign trail, but he painted enough broad brush strokes to offer some possibilities. He also energized whites, a demographic group not emphasized since George Wallace’s failed candidacy. That reality points all of us in a starkly new direction for employment law, says Michael LeRoy, a professor of law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Candid Advice From The Bench: Judges Are People Too

    Alison Wong

    While it’s true that judges are more capable than juries of rendering decisions based on a subtler understanding of the law, trial lawyers shouldn’t assume that judges are immune to the unfolding drama and underlying context of the case. In fact, the most important lesson we’ve learned from interviewing retired judges is that they process information the same way jurors do, says Alison Wong of Salmons Consulting.

  • 7 Steps For Managing An Associate Who May Be Impaired

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    According to a recent study on the prevalence of attorney addiction and mental health concerns, more than one-third of practicing attorneys in the U.S. qualify as problem drinkers and 28 percent struggle with depression. While change in large law firms can be slow, there is a lot firms can do to navigate situations where an associate’s performance may be impaired, says Stacey Saada Schwartz, a former litigator and Los Angeles-based... (continued)