The Trump administration has laid the groundwork for an active slate of immigration policy in the second half of the year, including moves on H-1B visas, mandatory E-Verify and the possible revocation of DACA. Here, Law360 takes a look at these and other regulatory changes to watch in the back half of 2017.
The Office of the U.S. Attorney General has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to revive a case in which the Fourth Circuit found a man from El Salvador was not removable after he pled guilty to sexually abusing a child his mother was caring for.
A family of indigenous Guatemalan refugees that hid from immigration authorities for more than a decade after being ordered to leave the country has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up their case, saying they fell victim to a “fraudster” posing as an immigration attorney during the original proceedings.
Akerman LLP is continuing the national expansion of its labor and employment practice group with the addition of four partners formerly with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Holland & Knight, Fragomen and Blank Rome, the law firm announced Thursday.
U.S. refugee admissions surpassed the Trump administration’s 50,000 cap, according to U.S. Department of State data, barring further entry to those without “bona fide” connections to the U.S.
A Hawaii federal court on Thursday broadened the definition of which “extended” family members may come to the U.S. under President Donald Trump’s travel ban, partially rejecting U.S. Department of State guidance that blocked grandparents and grandchildren.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed wide-ranging legislation aimed at combating human trafficking, with the bill reportedly providing over $500 million in funding for various initiatives.
The Southern Poverty Law Center on Thursday called for changes to one of the nation’s largest immigrant detention facilities in Georgia, where it said detainees are unfairly waiting hours to meet with attorneys in limited and unreasonable conditions.
A Ninth Circuit panel on Wednesday found a lower court wrongly imposed liability on the California State Personnel Board in a suit from a Mexican native and U.S. citizen who won his case over a question on a correctional officer job application about past use of an invalid Social Security number.
RBB Bancorp, a California bank formed to serve Asian immigrants, launched on Wednesday an estimated $69 million initial public offering one day after pet health products company PetIQ set terms on an $85 million deal, expanding the near-term pipeline of small IPOs.
The federal government on Thursday won a bid to compel Nebraska Beef Ltd. to show why it shouldn’t be held in contempt of a court order that required it to perform non-monetary obligations under a settlement that resolved the government’s investigation into alleged discrimination.
The owner of Jay Peak resort asked a Florida federal judge on Wednesday to keep alive his affirmative defenses in a $350 million EB-5 visa investment fraud case, saying the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s bid to throw out most of his defense is a waste of time.
Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez, D-Ill., and other advocates sounded the alarm after Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in a closed-door meeting Wednesday that he may not extend temporary protected status for numerous countries and that the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is in the hands of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The Trump administration on Tuesday fired back in the Hawaii federal court case over the president's travel ban, after the state of Hawaii asked the court to rule that a previous injunction blocks the government from enforcing the executive order against grandparents and other relatives.
Asylum seekers and advocacy groups launched a proposed class action in California federal court Wednesday against U.S. Customs and Border Protection, identifying officials’ allegedly widespread practice of refusing entry to individuals presenting themselves as asylum seekers at ports of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border in violation of U.S. and international human rights law.
Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., has blocked President Donald Trump's nominee, Lee Francis Cissna, to serve as director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in an attempt to speed up the issuance of additional H-2B visas for temporary workers this summer, the senator’s spokesman said Wednesday.
U.S. Department of Justice attorneys urged a California federal judge Wednesday to toss suits by San Francisco and a Silicon Valley county seeking to block President Donald Trump’s executive order to withhold federal funds from so-called immigrant sanctuary cities, saying withheld funds would “not amount to very much money at all.”
Justice Stephen Breyer discusses the extent to which oral arguments can influence his thinking and recalls his many debates with the late Justice Antonin Scalia, in the second of two articles based on an exclusive interview.
The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday unveiled a bill that contains $1.6 billion for a southern border wall, a proposal that would meet President Trump’s wall funding request, but may also set up a potential fight with Democrats, who have expressed opposition to the barrier.
The Seventh Circuit Tuesday strongly rebuked a U.S. immigration judge for rejecting a Moldovan man’s asylum petition for what the panel characterized as “trivial” inconsistencies in his story.
Conservatives describe President Donald Trump’s fight with so-called sanctuary cities as the new nullification crisis. However, by trying to discredit the sanctuary city movement with this argument, they show an ignorance of history and mislead the public, says William Watkins Jr. of the Independent Institute.
Every lawyer who’s handled a civil case in federal court knows about Rule 30(b)(6), governing deposition procedures. But for many real-world deposition dilemmas, the rule offers little guidance. Last year, an Advisory Committee on Civil Rules subcommittee began considering whether the rule should be amended. Now attorneys must advise the subcommittee how to proceed, says Frank Silvestri Jr. of Verrill Dana LLP.
As we approach the Memorial Day recess, President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey and allegations that the president sought to stop the FBI from investigating former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s potential ties to Russia remain at the top of the news cycle and threaten to derail Republican efforts to pursue health care and tax reform, among other priorities, say Richard Hertling and Kaitlyn McClure of Covingt... (continued)
Despite an increase in engagement with client feedback programs over the last 15 years, law firms — and their clients — have a way to go before realizing the maximum benefits such programs can deliver, says Elizabeth Duffy of Acritas US Inc.
Most law firms today aren't using common security and data protection measures that other industries employ to protect sensitive data. Options like continuous data replication and backups have various pros and cons, but most importantly, law practices must understand the need for a two-tiered approach to data protection, says Jeff Ton of Bluelock LLC.
The EB-5 program was originally set to sunset on April 28, 2017, but was recently extended as part of an omnibus spending bill. Though a clean extension has been issued, a flurry of proposals is being floated by members of Congress seeking to reform the EB-5 program, perhaps sooner rather than later, says Ali Brodie of Fox Rothschild LLP.
Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the U.S. Supreme Court a little more than 30 days ago, on April 7, 2017. And while it is too early for him to have written any opinions, Gorsuch participated in the final 13 oral arguments of the 2016 term. Charles Webber of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP offers five takeaways from his first month on the job.
The GOP majority is undoubtedly hoping the political storm surrounding FBI Director James Comey's dismissal does not derail its agenda for the 115th Congress, say Richard Hertling and Kaitlyn McClure of Covington & Burling LLP.
Although the end often comes quickly, law firms do not fail overnight. Randy Evans of Dentons and Elizabeth Whitney of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions review five mistakes that expedite law firm failures.
What detractors of the EB-5 program seem to miss is that visas for EB-5 entrants are a tiny fraction of our immigration system. I firmly believe in the Statue of Liberty’s call to “Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” But I also firmly support a 1 percent set-aside for well-to-do immigrants who desire to come to our shores and grow our economy, says Steve Ledoux of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.