A New York federal judge trimmed two suits challenging the rollback of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program Thursday, nixing some claims regarding notice and information use, but preserving key procedural and racial animus allegations.
The Trump administration unveiled new trade and travel restrictions for Cuba that mark a gradual return to decades-old policy limiting American business dealings with the Communist island nation. Here, Law360 examines key takeaways from the travel restrictions in the U.S.'s updated Cuba sanctions policy.
With the election of a new, Democratic governor, New Jersey will likely join California, New York and other states where attorneys general are actively challenging Trump administration policies on the environment, immigration and health care, experts say.
The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act suit in federal court Thursday against the U.S. Department of Justice, seeking immigration records about a Russian lawyer whose June 2016 meeting with Donald Trump Jr. sparked controversy.
A Senate committee Thursday pushed back a vote on President Donald Trump’s pick to head the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to give the nominee time to answer a slew of post-hearing questions.
The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday asked a Michigan federal court to order the release of a group of more than 1,000 Iraqi immigrants who are being held by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, saying that their detention violates the Immigration and Nationality Act and is unconstitutional.
Kirstjen Nielsen, President Donald Trump’s pick to head the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, agreed during her confirmation hearing Wednesday that there should be a permanent solution for young, unauthorized immigrants, but faced prickly questioning over her leadership experience and views on climate change.
This time last November, Donald Trump defied conventional wisdom and won the presidential election, setting the stage for a dizzying year of immigration policy changes. It's been an anxious time in the immigration world, but in the face of travel bans and visa scrutiny, lawyers are stepping up to the plate.
The federal government on Tuesday opposed a group of states’ motion to intervene in the Ninth Circuit appeal over President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban blocking nationals from several predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S., pointing out that the states didn’t participate in the lower court proceedings.
The Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday that a Mexican native was not ineligible for deportation relief because of his illegal entry to the United States, vacating a Board of Immigration Appeals decision that held that he couldn’t prove he was continuously present in the country for seven years.
The Trump administration has expanded previously announced restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba, tearing down the Obama administration’s attempt to liberalize economic relations with the Caribbean nation with an updated set of rules that officially take effect Thursday.
A Justice Department attorney asked the Ninth Circuit at a hearing Tuesday to block orders by California and New York federal judges requiring it to produce a broad range of internal documents detailing how the government decided to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, saying the orders are unduly burdensome.
Immigrant advocates asked a Washington federal judge on Monday to bar the implementation of a Trump administration memo that would impose an indefinite ban on the admission of refugees’ family members, arguing that administrative agencies do not have the authority to ban “follow-to-join” refugees.
The Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday voted unanimously to advance bipartisan legislation that would impose sanctions on foreign-based financial institutions that do business with North Korea and that would also involve the financial sector in anti-money laundering programs related to human-trafficking operations.
The Executive Office for Immigration Review on Monday said Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently appointed seven new immigration judges in Texas, California and Pennsylvania amid ongoing court battles over sanctuary cities and President Donald Trump’s repeatedly revised travel ban.
Members of the 115th Congress took action on immigration-related bills in recent days that included measures to end the diversity visa program and grant green cards to certain immigrants who have temporary protected status.
The Eighth Circuit on Monday affirmed an Iowa federal jury's decision to sentence a woman to three months in prison and three years of probation for making a false statement while applying for a I-130 visa for her fourth husband, saying her conviction was backed up by sufficient evidence.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Monday it will cut off a deportation protection program for Nicaraguans after nearly 20 years, but is still deciding on whether to do the same for people who fled extreme adverse conditions in Haiti, El Salvador and Honduras.
The U.S. Department of Justice said Monday it is seeking to denaturalize four people who allegedly claimed to be part of the same family, and came to the U.S. with diversity visas, with the announcement coming days after Trump criticized the diversity visa program.
The Seventh Circuit on Monday kept a decades-old immigration tussle going with a ruling that a Board of Immigration Appeals panel misinterpreted the law when it denied an immigrant another shot at avoiding deportation for an allegedly fraudulent marriage.
In our recent survey of business of law professionals, nearly half of respondents said that who they collaborate with, inside their law firm, is different from five years ago, says Chris Cartrett of legal software provider Aderant.
Some lawyers tend to be overly aggressive, regarding law practice as a zero-sum game in which there are only winners and losers. The best response is to act professionally — separating the matter at hand from the personalities. But it is also important to show resolve and not be vulnerable to intimidation, says Alan Hoffman of Husch Blackwell LLP.
On Tuesday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump administration will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program implemented by the Obama administration in 2012. Attorneys with Mayer Brown LLP offer step-by-step guidance on how employers should respond.
With apologies to T.S. Eliot, September is looking to be the cruelest month. This work period will be a critical test for the president and Republican majority in Congress, as members return to face a daunting workload of time-sensitive legislation and only three weeks to get it all done, say Richard Hertling and Kaitlyn McClure of Covington & Burling LLP.
The range of possible and better fee agreements is wide. But such alternatives will become popular only if litigants confront the psychological tendencies shaping their existing fee arrangements, says J.B. Heaton, a partner at Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP.
President Donald Trump’s seemingly precipitous decision to pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio may well set the stage for a constitutional showdown. By exonerating a man who thumbed his nose at a federal judicial order, Trump has threatened the rule of law, says Harold Krent, dean and professor of law at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.
As judges become better educated about the complexities of collecting electronically stored information, in particular the inefficacy of keyword searching, they are increasingly skeptical of self-collection. And yet, for many good reasons (and a few bad ones), custodian self-collection is still prevalent in cases of all sizes and in all jurisdictions, says Alex Khoury of Balch & Bingham LLP.
It’s safe to say that while demand ebbs and flows for legal services, there will never be a shortage of opinions about lateral partner hiring, which is positive for the industry, as anything with such vital importance to careers should attract significant attention. However, there is a unique mythology that travels with the discussions, says Dan Hatch of Major Lindsey & Africa.
With more than a third of lawyers showing signs of problem drinking, and untold others abusing prescription drugs and other substances, it is time for law firms to be more proactive in addressing this issue, says Link Christin, executive director of the Legal Professionals Program at Caron Treatment Centers.
Unlike victims of many crimes, human trafficking survivors often have complicated legal problems related to the experience of being trafficked — everything from criminal records to custody disputes to immigration obstacles. Many law firms already provide assistance in these areas and can easily transition resources and expertise, says Sarah Dohoney Byrne of Moore & Van Allen PLLC.