Immigration

  • October 15, 2021

    Biden Admin. Says 'Remain In Mexico' May Restart Next Month

    The Biden administration told a Texas federal judge Thursday that if Mexico agrees, the U.S. will be ready to restart the Trump-era "Remain in Mexico" policy by mid-November, unleashing a storm of protest from human rights advocates warning that the policy will lead to "immense human suffering."

  • October 15, 2021

    US Argues Detained Immigrants Don't Require Bond Hearings

    The Biden administration has told the U.S. Supreme Court that the Third and Ninth circuits botched decisions saying the law requires bond hearings for immigrants who have been detained for more than six months with final deportation orders.

  • October 15, 2021

    GAO Finds ICE Gave Co. A Leg Up In $5M Training Deal

    A federal watchdog ordered U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to reevaluate proposals for a $4.9 million leadership training contract, finding that the agency gave one company insight on how to improve its proposal but not the other contenders.

  • October 15, 2021

    New DOJ Tip Line Targets Central American Corruption

    The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday unveiled a new tip line for reports of possible bribery and money laundering tied to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, the latest in President Joe Biden's global anti-corruption push and related efforts to control migration.

  • October 15, 2021

    Fisher Phillips Nabs Former Epstein Becker Immigration Pro

    Fisher Phillips has added a former Epstein Becker & Green PC corporate employment and immigration partner to its San Francisco office, according to a firm announcement.

  • October 15, 2021

    Jones Day Derides Paralegal's 'Excuses' On Serving Bias Suit

    A fired Jones Day paralegal's "feeble justifications" shouldn't win her a second chance to serve the international law firm with her discrimination and harassment suit, the firm told a Boston federal judge Friday.

  • October 15, 2021

    3rd Circ. Revives Tax Evader's Deportation Challenge

    The Board of Immigration Appeals incorrectly found that a piece of late 1990s legislation barred an Italian man convicted of tax evasion from deportation relief, the Third Circuit said, sending the case back to the board for further review.

  • October 14, 2021

    11th Circ. Affirms Gov't Seizure Of Funds Tied To Visa Scam

    An Eleventh Circuit panel in a published opinion Wednesday backed the federal government's move to seize the funds of Chinese nationals embroiled in an immigration scam, as well as holding that the foreign nationals did not have their due process rights violated.

  • October 14, 2021

    AG Garland To Review Duress Exception For Asylum Seekers

    U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland will review his predecessor's decision declaring that persecutors aren't eligible for asylum even if they committed crimes under duress, potentially altering the direction of a case that has been running for 17 years.

  • October 14, 2021

    NY Immigrant Defender Joins Board Of Immigration Appeals

    The Executive Office for Immigration Review announced on Thursday that Brooklyn-based attorney Andrea Sáenz has been appointed to the Board of Immigration Appeals, bringing the appellate body to its maximum of 23 judges.

  • October 14, 2021

    Amazon Analyst Says USCIS Delays Cost His Job

    An Indian man who entered the country on a visa status available to spouses of H-1B workers asked a D.C. court to order the federal government to renew his work authorization, saying U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services delays caused him to lose his job with Amazon.

  • October 14, 2021

    Judge Seeks Guidance On Withdrawn H-2A Applications

    An administrative judge refused to revive a farm labor contractor's applications for seasonal foreign workers, finding they belied a year-round need for labor. But he also told a visa processing center he was troubled by the lack of guidance on withdrawn applications.

  • October 13, 2021

    Retired Ambassador Tapped To Lead Afghan Resettlement

    Retired Ambassador Elizabeth Jones will coordinate the U.S. Department of State's efforts to relocate and resettle Afghan nationals who left the country amid the U.S. withdrawal of troops, according to the department.

  • October 13, 2021

    Immigration Court May Check If Marriage Is Real, BIA Says

    An immigration judge may question a marriage's legitimacy when deciding whether to grant a marriage-based green card to a noncitizen in deportation proceedings, the Board of Immigration Appeals said Wednesday.

  • October 13, 2021

    US Hits H-2B Visa Limit For First Half Of FY 2022

    Employers can no longer recruit foreign workers under the H-2B visa program for the first half of fiscal year 2022 after the federal government announced that it reached its statutory visa cap on Sept. 30.

  • October 13, 2021

    State Dept. Gets Court Deadline To Issue 2020 Diversity Visas

    The U.S. Department of State must issue more than 9,000 additional diversity visas before October 2022, a D.C. federal judge ruled Wednesday, describing the deadline as a compromise between the shorter time frame the visa winners wanted and the longer one the government sought.

  • October 13, 2021

    House Dems Pitch TPS For Cameroon, End Of 'Intolerant' Tack

    House Democrats have introduced legislation to designate Cameroon for temporary protected status while simultaneously calling for executive action to protect Cameroonians from being deported into armed conflicts back home, urging the Biden administration on Tuesday to "pivot from the shameful, intolerant immigration policy of the previous administration."

  • October 12, 2021

    Biden Admin. Does Away With Worksite Immigration Raids

    The Biden administration said Tuesday that it would no longer raid workplaces to arrest undocumented workers en masse, putting an end to the Trump-era policy, which it said was used by "exploitative employers to suppress and retaliate against workers' assertion of labor laws."

  • October 12, 2021

    Texas Wants In On Title 42 Migrant Expulsions Appeal

    The state of Texas asked the D.C. Circuit for permission to intervene in a case over the expelling of migrant families under Title 42, calling the process "a fundamental part of the broader national toolkit" necessary to secure the border and keep Texans healthy during the pandemic.

  • October 12, 2021

    Texas Wants Advocates' Migrant Transit Order Suit Axed

    Texas' governor and director of public safety told a Texas federal judge Monday that a challenge to a state directive banning anyone besides law enforcement from transporting migrants barred from entry amidst the coronavirus pandemic is based on hypotheticals, urging dismissal.

  • October 12, 2021

    Zoom Unlawfully Denied Job To DACA Recipient, Suit Says

    Zoom Video Communications Inc. wrongfully rejected a job application from a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipient "due to immigration" even though he previously explained several times that he is legally authorized to work in the United States, according to a Monday lawsuit in Washington federal court.

  • October 12, 2021

    Biden Admin. Defends Trump-Era H-1B Wage Rule

    The Biden administration has urged a D.C. federal judge to uphold a Trump-era policy to award H-1B specialty occupation visas by salary, saying the policy is procedurally valid and consistent with the Immigration and Nationality Act.

  • October 12, 2021

    3rd Circ. Says BIA 'Minimized' Asylum-Seeker's Abuse

    The Third Circuit revived a Chinese national's request for asylum on religious grounds, saying on Tuesday that the Board of Immigration Appeals "minimized" the man's experiences of physical abuse and threats by treating them as separate affairs.

  • October 12, 2021

    High Court Vacates Another Border Wall Funding Suit

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday told the D.C. Circuit to ax an earlier order breathing life into the House Democrats’ challenge to former President Trump’s diversion of $8.1 billion for border wall construction, saying only that the issue is moot.

  • October 08, 2021

    Sens. Intro Bill Barring Warrantless Device Searches At Border

    A bipartisan group of senators announced new legislation this week that would require law enforcement to obtain a warrant before searching Americans' digital devices at the border.

Expert Analysis

  • How Canceling The Border Wall Affects Gov't Contractors

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    President Joe Biden's cancellation of the border wall project has left some federal contractors in the lurch, but including protective flow-down termination clauses in their contracts can guard against subcontractor liability and ensure recovery, says Adrien Pickard at Shapiro Lifschitz.

  • Girardi Scandal Provides Important Ethics Lessons

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    The litigation and media maelstrom following allegations that famed plaintiffs attorney Thomas Girardi and his law firm misappropriated clients' funds provides myriad ethics and professional responsibility lessons for practitioners, especially with regard to misconduct reporting and liability insurance, says Elizabeth Tuttle Newman at Frankfurt Kurnit.

  • Series

    Embracing ESG: Jabil GC Talks Compliance Preparation

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    Tried-and-true compliance lessons from recent decades can be applied to companies’ environmental, social and governance efforts, especially with regard to employee training and consistent application of policies — two factors that can create a foundation for ESG criteria to flourish, says Robert Katz at Jabil.

  • 3 Ways CLOs Can Drive ESG Efforts

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    Chief legal officers are specially trained to see the legal industry's flaws, and they can leverage that perspective to push their companies toward effective environmental, social and governance engagement, says Mark Chandler at Stanford Law School.

  • How Law Firms Can Rethink Offices In A Post-Pandemic World

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    Based on their own firm's experiences, Kami Quinn and Adam Farra at Gilbert discuss strategies and unique legal industry considerations for law firms planning hybrid models of remote and in-office work in a post-COVID marketplace.

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    Embracing ESG: Baker Hughes CLO Talks Sustainability Team

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    For businesses focused on addressing environmental, social and governance considerations, a legal team that can coordinate sustainability efforts across the company can help to manage risk and compliance issues, anticipate and prepare for change, and identify new opportunities, says Regina Jones at Baker Hughes.

  • What Mainstreaming Of Litigation Finance Means For Industry

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    The rush of new capital and investors into the litigation funding space is expected to bring heightened competition on price and other key deal terms, but litigants will need to be more in tune with individual financiers' proclivities, says William Weisman at Therium Capital Management.

  • What 9th Circ. Privilege Test Means For Dual-Purpose Advice

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    While the Ninth Circuit's recent ruling in In re: Grand Jury confirms that courts should use the primary-purpose test to determine whether communications with both legal and business purposes are shielded by the attorney-client privilege, questions on the application of the test remain, says Scott Tenley at Michelman & Robinson.

  • Lifting The Veil On The Supreme Court's Shadow Docket

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    Following headline-making U.S. Supreme Court emergency orders on Texas’ new abortion law, COVID-19 restrictions and more, Vetan Kapoor, counsel to Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, examines the court's so-called shadow docket and its decision-making procedures, including questions around transparency, timing and precedential effect.

  • Series

    Embracing ESG: United Natural Foods GC Talks Bottom Line

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    In prioritizing environmental, social and governance initiatives as strategic value drivers, corporate general counsel can leverage meaningful ESG progress to benefit both the business's bottom line and the wider world, says Jill Sutton at United Natural Foods.

  • 3 Attorney Ethics Considerations For Litigation Funding

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    The growth of the litigation finance industry has generated questions on the obligations of counsel when their clients are seeking outside capital to fund litigation, which litigators must understand when providing information to a third-party funder and discussing legal strategy with a client, says Matthew Oxman at LexShares.

  • How ABA Opinion Shifts Alternative Biz Structure Landscape

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    A recent American Bar Association opinion approving lawyers' passive investment in nonlawyer-owned firms eliminates a hurdle for law firms wishing to scale their practice through alternative business structures, but aspiring investors should follow a few best practices, say Hilary Gerzhoy and Deepika Ravi at Harris Wiltshire.

  • Series

    Embracing ESG: HPE Counsel Talk Effective Board Oversight

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    Governance teams can more effectively shape board oversight of environmental, social and governance issues by ensuring organizationwide agreement on the most relevant issues, building a materiality framework that reflects stakeholder input, and monitoring the integration of ESG into operations, say Rishi Varma and Derek Windham at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

  • OPT Class Action Settlement Will Help US Retain Talent

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    The agreement reached between the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and applicants for post-graduate optional practical training, to remove unintended obstacles to participation caused by pandemic-related processing delays, signals the government’s recognition that retaining U.S.-educated foreign talent is critical to the economy, says Lindsey Steinberg at Mintz.

  • Opinion

    Justice Gap Demands Look At New Legal Service Models

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    Current restrictions on how lawyers structure their businesses stand in the way of meaningful access to justice for many Americans, so states should follow the lead of Utah and Florida and test out innovative law firm business models through regulatory sandboxes, says Zachariah DeMeola at the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System.

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