The U.S. Department of Homeland Security had been subpoenaed for documents about how it’s managing the U.S.-Mexico border after not complying with requests by the House Committee on Homeland Security for information on its practices.
Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced two Ninth Circuit picks Thursday despite opposition from home-state Democratic senators, while the chamber's majority leader teed up confirmation votes for eight district court nominees, including one who's drawn bipartisan opposition over her anti-abortion advocacy.
The Third Circuit on Thursday shot down a disbarred immigration attorney’s bid for a new trial on charges of bilking two multinational companies out of hundreds of thousands of dollars for advertising services that were never provided, saying his purportedly newly discovered evidence would not likely lead to an acquittal.
A recent executive order from President Donald Trump making refugee resettlement contingent upon advance approval from state and local lawmakers runs afoul of the federal government's constitutional authority to set immigration policy, three nonprofits argued in a new suit Thursday.
The House Judiciary Committee advanced a rare bipartisan immigration bill to the floor on Thursday that would provide migrant farmworkers with a path to legal status in exchange for having businesses check their eligibility for agricultural employment.
The American Immigration Lawyers Association and immigration advocacy groups urged an Oregon federal judge to continue temporarily blocking the Trump administration's move to ban uninsured immigrants from entering the U.S., saying the order exceeds the president's executive power.
U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff appeared skeptical Wednesday of the federal government's position that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers have full, unreviewable discretion to arrest suspected unauthorized immigrants wherever officers see fit.
Three Democratic U.S. representatives on Wednesday decried the human impact of a Trump administration policy requiring asylum-seekers to stay in Mexico while they wait for hearings, touting legislation that would remove the program's legal basis.
A Republican lawmaker from Utah has proposed legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would allow states to offer their own work visa programs.
The Ninth Circuit has determined that a California federal court was correct not to consider a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer when deciding to issue a pretrial detention order against a Mexican immigrant who was arrested for allegedly reentering the U.S. illegally.
The Trump administration can’t impose asylum restrictions on migrants who passed through a third country if they had presented themselves at the border before the policy took effect but were forced to wait in Mexico, a California federal judge held on Tuesday.
In Congress’ first hearing on the Trump administration’s Remain in Mexico policy, immigration attorneys and others called for the policy to be rolled back, saying that it tramples on migrants’ due process rights and returns them to dangerous border cities in Mexico.
The upcoming increases to the EB-5 visa program's minimum investment amounts are pushing foreigners to rush to file their visa applications and developers to rethink their funding models, experts say.
Three Syrian-American couples have urged a California federal court not to toss their suit challenging how travel ban waivers are processed, arguing the court has the authority to review the U.S. Department of State’s implementation of the policy.
A South Dakota building framing company can't get certification for 35 H-2B workers because it didn't prove a peakload temporary need for additional helpers, the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals has found.
The Ninth Circuit has denied a Micronesian man's challenge of a Board of Immigration Appeals removal order based on an unlawful imprisonment conviction, saying unlawful imprisonment is a crime that warrants removal.
A government watchdog on Monday called on the U.S. Department of Labor to speed up the processing of migrant guest-worker petitions and ramp up its authority to crack down on H-1B visa fraud.
The Trump administration released a rule on Monday to enforce its recent asylum deals with El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, paving the way for asylum-seekers to be sent to the dangerous Northern Triangle region.
Ken Cuccinelli will no longer lead U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services after five months on the job, with the No. 2 official at the agency, Mark Koumans, temporarily taking over on Monday.
More than 70 foreign investors in the Jay Peak ski resort projects, which have been tied to an alleged EB-5 investor visa fraud scheme, accused the government of delaying the processing of their applications to become full-fledged permanent residents.
A Pennsylvania federal judge has ruled that a deal barring a Mexican guest worker from bringing claims against a trucking company where he worked was too one-sided to prevent him from moving forward with labor trafficking claims.
The U.S. government has said video teleconferencing has helped it more efficiently process immigration cases, but some attorneys contend that technological breakdowns and communication troubles have meant individuals at the center of these proceedings are not getting a fair shake.
A New York federal judge will consider new evidence that calls into question the Trump administration's explanations behind its attempt to add a citizenship question to the Census, after the American Civil Liberties Union accused the federal government of concealing those records in court.
A Maryland federal judge has rejected the Trump administration's request to allow a rule penalizing immigrants for using public assistance programs to proceed, finding that the government is unlikely to win its Fourth Circuit appeal.
The New York State Department of Labor’s investigation into backstretch employers at racetracks has led to the recovery of nearly $1 million in stolen wages, damages and penalties for 350 workers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday.
Although lateral partner hiring is the preferred method of inorganic growth among law firms, the traditional approach to vetting does not employ sufficient due diligence by the hiring firm, says Michael Ellenhorn at executive search firm Decipher Competitive Intelligence.
At oral argument last week, the U.S. Supreme Court justices seemed likely to rule that the Trump administration had sufficient reasons to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which would leave the lives of DACA recipients and their families in limbo, says Jaclyn Kelley-Widmer at Cornell Law School.
The U.S. Supreme Court effectively recognized the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's extraterritorial reach in denying certiorari in Scoville v. SEC. The move may foreshadow the high court's eventual ruling in Liu v. SEC, which will determine the regulator's authority to seek disgorgement, say Adam Schwartz and Russell Koonin at Homer Bonner.
Recent federal appellate and district court rulings suggest that the predicted radical curtailing of Auer deference in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Kisor v. Wilkie has not come to fruition, say Jeffrey Karp and Edward Mahaffey at Sullivan & Worcester.
As Texas and other states review their judicial election processes, they would be well served by taking guidance from Massachusetts' Governor’s Council system, which protects the judiciary from the hazards of campaigning, says Richard Baker of New England Intellectual Property.
Reading Jeffrey Rosen’s "Conversations With RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law" is like eavesdropping on the author and his subject while they discuss how the restrained judicial minimalist became the fiery leader of the opposition, says Ninth Circuit Judge M. Margaret McKeown.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to review Liu v. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which challenges the SEC's ability to obtain disgorgement from federal courts, and has the potential to significantly restrict the regulator's enforcement power, say attorneys at Cleary.
Next week, the Trump administration goes before the U.S. Supreme Court to support its cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but the troubling record of immigration adviser Kris Kobach should raise concerns about how legally sound the administration’s case will be, says Liz Mair of Mair Strategies.
Replacing hourly billing with flat-fee arrangements, especially for appellate work, will leave attorneys feeling free to spend as much time as necessary to produce their highest quality work, says Lawrence Ebner of Capital Appellate Advocacy.
Although the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended to provide a uniform standard of culpability for spoliation, cases with similar facts are still reaching differing results because the rule does not specify how a court should evaluate a party's intent, say attorneys at Pepper Hamilton.
Requests for proposals, the standard tool of companies evaluating law firms, are becoming better suited to the legal industry, says Matthew Prinn of RFP Advisory Group.
My parents' contentious, drawn-out divorce was one of the worst experiences of my life. But it taught me how to be resilient — and ultimately led me to leave corporate litigation for a career in family law, helping other families during their own difficult times, says Sheryl Seiden of Seiden Family Law.
We reviewed 177 law firm partners' job changes from the last seven years and discovered some migration patterns and gender dynamics, say James Bailey of the George Washington University School of Business and Jane Azzinaro of Cognizant.
Admitting to imperfection is an elusive construct in the legal industry, but addressing this roadblock by capitalizing on vulnerabilities can increase personal and professional power, says life coach and attorney Julie Krolczyk.
Questions from the bench at last week's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Kansas v. Garcia appear to show the court's core understanding of the respondent's argument that a state cannot, by means of identity theft statutes, create its own immigration enforcement process, says Amy Peck at Jackson Lewis.