Immigration

  • March 1, 2017

    Judge Nixes Quick Release Hearing Bid In DACA Row

    A Washington federal judge has denied a bid for an immediate hearing on whether to grant conditional release to a man believed to be the first Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program recipient to be detained for subsequent removal during the Trump administration.

  • February 28, 2017

    Trump Pledges Health Care, Safety And Jobs In First Address

    President Donald Trump made a series of sweeping promises in his first address to Congress on Tuesday, reiterating his campaign pledges to repeal the Affordable Care Act, reform the tax code and overhaul immigration.

  • February 28, 2017

    ACLU Raises Alarm Over New Privacy Change For Immigrants

    The ACLU fired off a letter to the White House on Tuesday decrying an executive order provision directing agencies to make sure their privacy policies bar people who aren't citizens or green card holders from certain protections, warning the administration of an "implementation nightmare."

  • February 28, 2017

    9th Circ. Stays Ruling On Detained Immigrant Kids

    The Ninth Circuit has blocked a California district court decision ordering the federal government to provide bond hearings for unaccompanied immigrant children detained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, pending an appeal that has yet to be filed.

  • February 28, 2017

    Suit Targets Financial Aid Rule Tied To Immigrant Status

    A U.S. citizen launched a suit on Tuesday challenging a D.C. rule that bars some residents from getting college financial aid due to the immigration status of their parents, arguing that the policy runs up against her constitutional rights.

  • February 28, 2017

    Infosys Rebukes Cert. Motion In Reverse Discrimination Case

    Indian technology and outsourcing firm Infosys Technologies Ltd. slammed a motion to certify a class of workers alleging the company illegally gives preference to South Asian workers in hiring, promoting and firing, telling a Wisconsin federal court on Monday that the plaintiffs’ statistical evidence of discrimination is lacking.

  • February 28, 2017

    SW Border Apprehensions Fell In January, CBP Data Shows

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents apprehended fewer immigrants trying to illegally cross the southwestern border of the country in January than they did in December, although they stopped more people overall compared with this time last year, according to statistics the agency released Monday.

  • February 28, 2017

    Appeal Over Child Permanent Resident Status Hits High Court

    A Haitian man who came to the U.S. as a child has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his case concerning his eligibility for derivative naturalization after his mother was granted naturalized status three days before his 18th birthday.

  • February 28, 2017

    Sessions Shrugs Off Concerns About Immigration Crackdown

    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday refused to assuage concerns that the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown has discouraged law-abiding undocumented immigrants from cooperating with police for fear of being turned over to immigration authorities.

  • February 27, 2017

    High Court Weighs Underage Sex Case Linked To Deportation

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday heard arguments in a case involving a Mexican immigrant convicted of having sex with his underage girlfriend, with the justices examining possible definitions for “sexual abuse of a minor,” and weighing whether agency deference was appropriate in the case.

  • February 27, 2017

    Judge OKs Class Of 50K Detainees In TVPA Suit Against Geo

    A Colorado federal judge on Monday granted class certification to tens of thousands of immigrant detainees in their suit accusing a privately owned detention facility of forcing them to clean the facility for no pay and grossly underpaying them for work programs, saying the detainees had enough in common to meet the requirements.

  • February 27, 2017

    2nd Circ. Kicks RICO Immigration Case Back To BIA

    The Second Circuit on Friday vacated a Board of Immigration Appeals ruling on an Italian native’s bid for relief under the Convention Against Torture, holding that the board failed to ask an immigration judge to determine when the man stopped violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations statute.

  • February 27, 2017

    9th Circ. Rejects Trump Bid To Pause Travel Ban Appeal

    The Ninth Circuit on Monday shot down the Trump administration’s bid to pause the appeal over the president’s controversial travel ban executive order, with the development coming not long before the president is expected to issue a new order.

  • February 27, 2017

    Immigration Legal Aid Workers May Hold Union Vote: NLRB

    A National Labor Relations Board regional director held Friday that a proposed bargaining unit of immigration legal services employees working for a legal aid clinic in Texas may hold a unionization election, rejecting the clinic’s argument that its religious ties support an exemption.

  • February 27, 2017

    Ex-Dow Chemical Worker Asks 6th Circ. To Hear Bias Suit

    A former manager at a Dubai-based affiliate of chemical company MEGlobal, partly owned by Dow Chemical Company, asked the Sixth Circuit on Friday to reverse a Michigan court’s ruling that said her ties to the state were too weak to pursue discrimination claims against her former employer, insisting the evidence shows the international and American arms of the company operate as one enterprise.

  • February 27, 2017

    Law360 Immigration Editorial Advisory Board

    Law360 is pleased to announce the formation of its 2017 Immigration editorial advisory board.

  • February 27, 2017

    Justices Won't Hear 'Fast & Furious' Victim's Remedy Bid

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider a petition from the relatives of a federal agent killed as part of the notorious “Operation Fast and Furious” that challenged the Ninth Circuit’s holding that agents may not sue federal officials under a so-called Bivens remedy for alleged Fifth Amendment rights violations.

  • February 24, 2017

    Farm Settles H-2A Job Availability Suit For $545K

    Mercer Canyons Inc. agreed Thursday to a $545,000 settlement in a class action involving farm workers who claimed the company failed to tell them about the availability of certain H-2A vineyard jobs, according to court filings in Washington federal court.

  • February 24, 2017

    Cos., Others Must Pay Over $7M In Pyramid Scheme Case

    A Massachusetts federal judge on Thursday ordered several individuals and companies to fork over more than $7 million in a case with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission involving an alleged $23.5 million Ponzi and pyramid scheme that preyed on Latino immigrants in the Boston area.

  • February 24, 2017

    DHS Doc Shows Little Threat From Immigration Ban Countries

    A leaked draft of an intelligence report finding that citizens from seven countries included in President Donald Trump’s immigration ban don’t pose likely terrorism threats was “incomplete,” the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Friday.

Expert Analysis

  • 3 Tips To Avoid Being On The Outs With In-House Counsel

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    When trial lawyers fail to recognize the unique challenges faced by in-house counsel, it jeopardizes not only the outcome of the case, but also the opportunities for future representation. These few simple strategies are hardly rocket science, but they are too often neglected, says Matthew Whitley
 of Beck Redden LLP.

  • The Horrible Conflict Between Biology And Women Attorneys

    Anusia Gillespie

    Women leave law firms for many of the same reasons men do, but also face challenges including headwinds with respect to assignment delegation and social outings, as well as potential disruptions if they choose to have children. Firms can increase investment in talent management and improve retention and engagement of women attorneys, says Anusia Gillespie of Banava Consulting.

  • Lawyer EQ: Finding Success In Every Interaction

    Judith Gordon

    American legal education relies almost exclusively on analytical thinking. But success in legal practice depends in large part upon an accurate emotional understanding of oneself and the human seated opposite us. Honing emotional intelligence skills can lead to greater success, and Judith Gordon of LeaderEsQ offers a few tools that can be implemented immediately to raise one’s emotional intelligence quotient.

  • 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.