Attorneys have expressed cautious optimism about President Donald Trump’s proposal to create a points-based green card system that would prioritize highly skilled workers, but they also said it should not come at the expense of family-based immigration.
A California federal judge appeared open Friday to blocking the Trump administration from repurposing defense funds to build a wall along the southern border, saying he doesn't know if it is right to let the government build the wall before legal challenges to it are resolved.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts has received a declaration under oath from U.S. Customs and Border Protection outlining the agency's fruitless search for evidence of a supposed "115-mile long" border wall contract that President Donald Trump referenced in a tweet on Christmas Eve.
A split Fourth Circuit panel on Friday threw out the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's planned rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, finding that the Trump administration had not adequately explained its decision to roll back the Obama-era policy.
The American Center for Law and Justice has told a D.C. federal court that the Democrat-led House of Representatives has failed to plead its case for an injunction that would block funding for President Donald Trump’s long-promised border wall.
A Washington, D.C., federal judge has refused to end a proposed class action accusing the U.S. Army of wrongfully discharging noncitizen soldiers without prior notice, ruling the dispute was not a "broad programmatic attack" on Army recruitment barred by sovereign immunity.
A Massachusetts federal judge certified a class of U.S. citizens and their undocumented spouses in a ruling from the bench Thursday in Boston, opening the door for potentially thousands of New England couples to sue the federal government for deporting an undocumented spouse.
The Fourth Circuit was urged on Wednesday to quickly hear an appeal of a lower court decision that the Trump administration did not intend to discriminate against noncitizens by including a question about citizenship status on the 2020 census, as the government’s deadline to finalize the census looms.
The Ninth Circuit was urged by immigration law professors and several states and localities Wednesday to uphold a preliminary injunction against the Trump administration's so-called asylum ban on migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border outside of a designated port of entry.
President Donald Trump unveiled a sweeping immigration reform proposal Thursday that would represent a shift toward what he has repeatedly referred to as a "merit-based" immigration system, prioritizing high-skilled workers and creating a points-based means of evaluating green card holders.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has proposed new legislation that would overhaul the U.S. asylum system, seeking to strip away Central Americans' right to apply for asylum at the U.S. border and to increase the amount of time that migrant children can be detained with their families.
Dozens of lawmakers urged the U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday to overturn U.S. Attorney General William Barr’s decision to restrict certain asylum-seekers from being released on bond, arguing that the administration should not use indefinite detention as a deterrent for migration.
A D.C. federal judge paved the way Wednesday for a same-sex couple's lawsuit challenging a U.S. Department of State policy requiring a biological relationship between foreign-born children and their American parent to see the inside of a courtroom.
The U.S. Supreme Court is reviewing a case over the use of I-9 employment authorization forms in state identity theft prosecutions that could expand states' role in enforcing federal immigration laws, attorneys said.
A bill unveiled by a bipartisan group of senators Tuesday seeks to add 4,000 new visas for Afghan interpreters and translators who have helped American troops during the Afghanistan war, amid reports that the Trump administration plans to make it harder to obtain those visas.
A Republican congressman from Kentucky urged a D.C. federal court on Tuesday not to block funding for President Donald Trump’s long-promised border wall, siding with the Trump administration as it battles back a legal challenge from the Democrat-led House of Representatives.
The Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday said it issued a trio of waivers to speed up border wall construction along 93 miles of land in Arizona and California, areas the agency claims suffer from high rates of illegal entry, human trafficking and drug smuggling.
A Fifth Circuit panel revived a Texas man’s bid to be declared an American citizen, finding on Tuesday that his latest suit had remedied one of the key problems raised during his previous attempt for a citizenship declaration.
A progressive nonprofit filed suit against the Department of Commerce on Monday, seeking the release of records related to the Trump administration’s decision to include a question about citizenship status on the 2020 census.
The American Civil Liberties Union and other immigrant advocates urged the Ninth Circuit on Monday to reconsider its decision to temporarily revive President Donald Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy so as not to create binding precedent for future decisions in the case.
Methods proposed in President Donald Trump's recent memo on so-called visa overstays seem suboptimal in achieving the stated policy objectives when considered with data from a U.S. Department of Homeland Security report on foreign visitors to the U.S., says Andrew Greenfield of Fragomen.
The 2020 census will impact every state, city and county in the United States, because population is a major factor in how the federal government distributes funds. Despite apprehensions about an undercount, there are reasons for optimism about the accuracy of the census, says Lou Cannon of State Net Capitol Journal.
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My mother's connection to her Native American heritage had a major influence on my career — my decision to enter the legal profession was driven by the desire to return to my tribal community and help it in any way I could, says Jason Hauter of Akin Gump.
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens' new book, "The Making of a Justice," is required reading for anyone interested in 20th and 21st century America, says Seventh Circuit Chief Judge Diane Wood.
What President Donald Trump and his administration have described as a “humanitarian crisis” at the U.S. southern border is, in reality, a Trump-exacerbated crisis — which demands real solutions, not incendiary rhetoric, cruelty and lawlessness, says David Leopold of Ulmer & Berne.
If a client does not demand the application of project management techniques at the start of a matter, or a law firm does not routinely apply them, it is highly likely that additional, avoidable work — legal project management debt — will materialize throughout the matter, says Anthony Widdop of Shearman & Sterling.
Science suggests that at least some jurors pay attention to less than 65% of the evidence during a trial due to "task-unrelated thoughts," but there are steps attorneys can take to present information in a more engaging, cognition-friendly fashion, say Dennis Stolle and Dennis Devine of Barnes & Thornburg.
Recently, the Social Security Administration has resumed mailing "no-match" letters informing employers of mismatches between their employees' names and Social Security numbers. When responding to such letters, employers must walk the fine line between good faith compliance and discrimination, says Becki Young of Grossman Young.
Having worked at a boutique law firm, a crisis communications agency and in BigLaw, I have identified a number of common misconceptions across these disparate business models when it comes to crisis and litigation communications, says Robert Gemmill of Hogan Lovells.