A Fifth Circuit panel on Friday questioned the legality of Texas requiring local communities to “fulfill” detainer requests by federal immigration agents when the federal government may not compel states and communities to do so itself.
With the travel ban's expiration on Sunday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has made recommendations for additional travel restrictions, an official confirmed Friday, but the president is still weighing his options.
The Trump administration has appealed to the Sixth Circuit a Michigan federal court’s July decision to bar the deportation of more than a thousand Iraqi immigrants and giving them a chance to reopen their administrative cases on the grounds that their home country has become too hostile for their return.
Former attorneys for embattled Jay Peak ski resort owner Ariel Quiros asked a Florida federal judge Friday to modify an asset freeze in the $350 million EB-5 visa fraud suit against their ex-client to allow them to be paid.
A Mexican native who voluntarily left the U.S. before attempting to appeal his removal order did not waive his right to challenge the decision because an immigration judge did not tell him the departure would be tantamount to a waiver, a split Ninth Circuit panel held in an opinion published on Thursday.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection have allegedly provided unauthorized security details to their senior personnel, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Inspector General report found, responding to whistleblower complaints.
The U.S. Department of Justice pressed an Arizona federal court Thursday to dismiss the criminal case against former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and vacate his conviction in light of President Donald Trump’s presentencing pardon of him last month, but acknowledged it had found no solid precedent for the move.
The Trump administration blasted a bid by groups fighting the president’s travel ban at the U.S. Supreme Court to add two new plaintiffs-respondents to the case, arguing in a response Tuesday that the move comes far too late and is unfair to the government.
A California federal judge insisted Thursday on a shortened schedule for several suits challenging the government’s planned rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, saying while all sides would prefer congressional action, he wants to issue a ruling before the program’s planned March expiration date.
A second man was indicted on Wednesday for his role in what authorities have called a for-profit human smuggling operation that led to the July deaths of 10 immigrants found locked in the back of a tractor-trailer in sweltering heat in San Antonio, Texas.
PricewaterhouseCoopers will open a new legal services office in Washington, D.C., this month, marking the accounting giant's latest expansion into the legal market, the firm announced Thursday.
The former head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s civil division, who defended former President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration and the Keystone XL pipeline, has joined Jones Day.
The Board of Immigration Appeals ruled Wednesday that immigration officials must consider secondary evidence and the circumstances of a case to determine whether a petitioner attempting to demonstrate a familial relationship has succeeded when that petitioner submits a birth certificate that is not registered at their time of birth.
The number of requests for evidence on H-1B visa petitions for skilled workers has shot up by 45 percent this year compared to the same period in 2016, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services statistics.
West Virginia and seven other states sought Tuesday to support a push by Texas to pause a temporary block of much of the Lone Star State’s anti-sanctuary city law, arguing that Texas will likely prevail in the case.
The American Immigration Council published a report Wednesday indicating that immigration authorities regularly fail to inform Mexican migrants at the U.S. southern border of their rights, coerce those in custody and neglect to supply them with their removal documents when they are deported.
The Trump administration's attempt to waive environmental laws so it can move forward with its border wall project violates the U.S. Constitution and numerous federal and state regulations and should be stopped by a federal court, California argued Wednesday.
A Chinese national faces deportation after admitting Tuesday in Massachusetts federal court to taking an English language test on behalf of three other Chinese nationals who used the scores to gain acceptance to U.S. colleges and obtain student visas, the U.S. Department of Justice said.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said Tuesday it is accepting no more petitions from domestic employers looking to hire H-2B workers, following the deadline for submitting petitions under a rule issued in July allowing for an additional 15,000 H-2B visas to be authorized.
The Trump administration suffered another setback in its battle against so-called sanctuary cities last week, when an Illinois federal judge blocked two immigration-related conditions on certain public safety grants. Here, Law360 looks at three big takeaways from the ruling.
Payment collection delays have caused law firms to seek new options, one of which is litigation finance. In this context, litigation finance can offer alternative avenues to firms as they approach the end of a fiscal year or partnership distribution dates, says Travis Lenkner of Burford Capital LLC.
Imagine going to a restaurant and ordering your steak medium-rare. The steak arrives burned. You expect the kitchen to bring you another one properly done, right? And you don’t expect to pay for two steaks, do you? Paying a vendor for document review should be no different, says Lisa Prowse, an attorney and vice president at e-discovery firm BIA Inc.
My first argument before the U.S. Supreme Court was unusual in that it was also my first argument in any court of any kind, says Lindsay Harrison of Jenner & Block LLP.
Although the Trump administration has completed the vetting and confirmation of a cabinet and White House staff, thousands of senior positions remain unfilled throughout the executive branch. More than ever, people selected for those posts find themselves under close scrutiny, say Adam Raviv and Reginald Brown of WilmerHale.
Under the recently introduced Reform American Immigration for Strong Employment Act immigrants with a variety of essential skills — for example, public school teachers — will be overlooked in a way that is contrary to the bill's own goals, says Hiba Anver of Erickson Immigration Group.
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.