Immigration

  • January 29, 2024

    Holland & Hart Adds Immigration Trio From Ogletree In Denver

    Holland & Hart LLP has expanded its immigration team in Colorado with three attorneys from Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC, the firm said on Monday.

  • January 29, 2024

    Feds Warn 5th Circ. Texas Razor Wire Fight Erodes Federalism

    The Biden administration has told the Fifth Circuit that Texas' attempt at using state law to keep federal agents from removing concertina-wire barriers the state placed along the U.S.-Mexico border went against centuries of U.S. Supreme Court precedent.

  • January 29, 2024

    3 Ex-DHS Staffers Get Prison, Probation For Software Theft

    Three former U.S. Department of Homeland Security employees have been sentenced to prison or probation for their alleged roles in conspiring to steal proprietary software and sensitive law-enforcement databases from the government in a scheme to develop a commercial product for sale.

  • January 29, 2024

    Military Contractor Pays $16M In Wages After DOL Probes

    A disaster management company and 61 subcontractors cheated about 2,800 workers out of approximately $16 million in wages and almost 25,000 hours of paid sick time while they provided aid to Afghan refugees at a New Jersey military base, the U.S. Department of Labor said Monday.

  • January 26, 2024

    11th Circ. Axes Male Bias Claims Against Old Citizenship Law

    The Eleventh Circuit on Friday rejected claims that an obsolete citizenship law discriminated against men and was doubtful that a Jamaican man facing deportation could have claimed U.S. citizenship through his naturalized father had the old law been gender-neutral.

  • January 26, 2024

    Feds Tell 5th Circ. Texas Has No Standing To Challenge DACA

    The Biden administration told the Fifth Circuit that GOP-led states can't sue over its Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, saying the U.S. Supreme Court decided in June that states can't challenge federal immigration enforcement based on alleged public costs.

  • January 26, 2024

    No Harm To Texas If Buoy Suit Proceeds, Feds Tell 5th Circ.

    The Biden administration urged the Fifth Circuit on Friday to reject Texas' bid to halt a trial over the legality of an anti-migrant barrier on the Rio Grande, suggesting the Lone Star state merely disagrees with the district court's expedited timeline. 

  • February 08, 2024

    Law360 Seeks Members For Its 2024 Editorial Boards

    Law360 is looking for avid readers of its publications to serve as members of its 2024 editorial advisory boards.

  • January 26, 2024

    Biden Admin Broadens Syrian Immigration Protections

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Friday expanded a humanitarian immigration program to provide temporary deportation relief to newly arrived Syrians who can't safely return to their war-torn country.

  • January 26, 2024

    Feds Say Fla. Can't Show Injury From Migrant Parole Policy

    The federal government urged the Eleventh Circuit on Friday to reverse a decision by a district judge who blocked the Biden administration's migrant parole programs, arguing that Florida has no standing to bring its suit because it had failed to show specific damages caused by the program.

  • January 25, 2024

    Dems Press DHS Watchdog For Info On Retaliation Settlement

    Top-ranking Democrats renewed their calls on Thursday for U.S. Department of Homeland Security Inspector General Joseph Cuffari to cooperate in an investigation against him into whether he inappropriately spent $1.2 million in taxpayer money to end allegations of whistleblower retaliation.

  • January 25, 2024

    ICE Allowed Unecessary Hysterectomies, DHS Watchdog Says

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security inspector general reported Thursday that surgical procedures for noncitizens in government custody were not always properly approved, including two hysterectomies performed without documentation showing they were medically necessary.

  • January 25, 2024

    Investors Call Prison 'The Only Solution' For Collection Bid

    EB-5 investors who've been chasing settlement and sanction judgments for years in an Illinois federal fraud case are arguing that imprisonment "is the only bullet left in the court's gun" against real estate developers who've consistently played "a shell game" to avoid paying up.

  • January 25, 2024

    Texas Urges 5th Circ. To Block Trial In Anti-Migrant Buoy Suit

    Texas raced to the Fifth Circuit to stall a looming trial over the legality of its floating anti-migrant barrier in the Rio Grande at the same time a federal court told the Lone Star State it was time for a final ruling on whether the controversial buoy fence obstructed federal waters.

  • January 25, 2024

    9th Circ. Backs Swift Removal Even Without Entry Application

    The Ninth Circuit has backed the swift deportation of a Mexican citizen who unlawfully entered the U.S. three times, rejecting his contention that he couldn't be deemed inadmissible to the U.S. for expedited removal purposes because he never applied for admission.

  • January 25, 2024

    Feds Say Farms Trying To Delay H-2A Wage Rule Fight

    The federal government called on a North Carolina federal judge to reject a bid by agricultural industry groups to produce the full administrative record related to changes in wage calculations for foreign guest workers, deriding the request as a delay tactic.

  • January 25, 2024

    1st Circ. Rescues Asylum Case Over Migrant's Family Ties

    The First Circuit revived an asylum application from a Salvadoran man who says he fled his country to escape his father's murderous debtors, faulting an immigration appeals board for finding the man's persecution was only loosely connected to his father.

  • January 24, 2024

    Late Visa Extensions Due To Labor Disputes To Be Excused

    Temporary visa holders who miss a deadline to request an extension of their stay or to change their status because of certain labor-related circumstances may be granted another chance to file, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Wednesday.

  • January 24, 2024

    Bid To Swap Chevron For An Old Standby Raises Doubts

    Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court debated whether a World War II-era doctrine encouraging courts to strongly consider agency statutory interpretations could replace the court's controversial so-called Chevron doctrine that requires judges to defer to those interpretations if a statute is ambiguous.

  • January 24, 2024

    Feds Meet Court-Ordered Quota For Afghan Asylum Applications

    Attorneys who sued the government over delays in processing asylum claims for Afghans fleeing the Taliban's rule said the Biden administration has met its obligations under a settlement agreement to process at least 65% of the applications pending since August.

  • January 24, 2024

    Immigration Atty Representation Rates Dropped, Report Says

    The average rate of immigration attorneys available to represent noncitizen clients in the rising backlog of cases pending in immigration courts across the country has dropped from 65% five years ago to 30%, according to a report published by Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse on Wednesday.

  • January 24, 2024

    House GOP Blames White House For Afghans Stuck In UAE

    The top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee has demanded answers from the Biden administration about Afghan allies awaiting vetting in the United Arab Emirates for more than two years, saying the lag puts Afghans in danger.

  • January 23, 2024

    Texas Border Tensions Show Need For Justices' Input

    The U.S. Supreme Court's endorsement of federal officials removing razor wire Texas is using to keep out migrants at the border could spur more litigation, highlighting a need for the justices to clearly define the limits of states' power.

  • January 23, 2024

    8th Circ. Again Denies Honduran Man Deportation Relief

    The Eighth Circuit on Tuesday refused to revive a Honduran father's bid to avoid deportation under a rule reserved for those who were harmed by a lawful permanent resident parent, rejecting the man's contention that an appeals board had considered facts it wasn't supposed to.

  • January 23, 2024

    Low H-1B Approval Rates Stifle Tech Startups, Report Says

    Economic researchers released a new report Tuesday finding that lower H-1B visa approval rates and additional visa-application restrictions significantly and directly impact the survival rate of young startups in technology-intensive industries and allow older, less productive companies to maintain market dominance.

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Expert Analysis

  • Series

    Playing In A Rock Cover Band Makes Me A Better Lawyer

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    Performing in a classic rock cover band has driven me to hone several skills — including focus, organization and networking — that have benefited my professional development, demonstrating that taking time to follow your muse outside of work can be a boon to your career, says Michael Gambro at Cadwalader.

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    The Pop Culture Docket: Judge Espinosa On 'Lincoln Lawyer'

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    The murder trials in Netflix’s “The Lincoln Lawyer” illustrate the stark contrast between the ethical high ground that fosters and maintains the criminal justice system's integrity, and the ethical abyss that can undermine it, with an important reminder for all legal practitioners, say Judge Adam Espinosa and Andrew Howard at the Colorado 2nd Judicial District Court.

  • Opinion

    Newman Suspension Shows Need For Judicial Reform

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    The recent suspension of U.S. Circuit Judge Pauline Newman following her alleged refusal to participate in a disability inquiry reveals the need for judicial misconduct reforms to ensure that judges step down when they can no longer serve effectively, says Aliza Shatzman at The Legal Accountability Project.

  • EB-5 Investment Period Clarification Raises More Questions

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' recent clarifying guidance for EB-5 investors, specifying that the statutory investment period begins two years from the date of investment, raises as many questions as it answers given related agency requirements and investors' potential contractual obligations, says Daniel Lundy at Klasko Immigration Law Partners.

  • 5 Considerations for Year-End Immigration Budget Planning

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    Courtney Noce and Miriam Thompson at Greenberg Traurig offer insights to help companies with year-end immigration budget planning, a complex process with many factors affecting expenses, from changes in corporate policy or structure, to anticipated fee increases and the uncertainties inherent in visa processing.

  • How And Why Your Firm Should Implement Fixed-Fee Billing

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    Amid rising burnout in the legal industry and client efforts to curtail spending, pivoting to a fixed-fee billing model may improve client-attorney relationships and offer lawyers financial, logistical and stress relief — while still maintaining profit margins, say Kevin Henderson and Eric Pacifici at SMB Law Group.

  • Opinion

    Judicial Independence Needs Defense Amid Political Threats

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    Amid recent and historic challenges to the judiciary from political forces, safeguarding judicial independence and maintaining the integrity of the legal system is increasingly urgent, says Robert Peck at the Center for Constitutional Litigation.

  • How Law Firms Can Use Account-Based Marketing Strategies

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    Amid several evolving legal industry trends, account-based marketing can help law firms uncover additional revenue-generating opportunities with existing clients, with key considerations ranging from data analytics to relationship building, say Jennifer Ramsey at stage LLC and consultant Gina Sponzilli.

  • Strategic Succession Planning At Law Firms Is Crucial

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    Senior partners' reluctance to retire, the rise of the nonequity partner tier and generational differences in expectations are all contributing to an increasing number of departures from BigLaw, making it imperative for firms to encourage retirement among senior ranks and provide clearer leadership pathways to junior attorneys, says Laura Leopard at Leopard Solutions.

  • Maximizing Law Firm Profitability In Uncertain Times

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    As threats of an economic downturn loom, firms can boost profits by embracing the power of bottom-line management and creating an ecosystem where strategic financial oversight and robust timekeeping practices meet evolved client relations, says Shireen Hilal at Maior Strategic Consulting.

  • Tips For Student Visa Applicants Mired In Processing Delays

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    Notwithstanding procedural changes at the U.S. Department of State that provided hope for more timely and predictable visa processing outcomes, international student applications continue to risk becoming bogged down in administrative processing, but certain steps may improve the situation, say Carl Risch and Lauren Epstein at Mayer Brown.

  • 5th Circ. Ruling Reminds Attys That CBP Can Search Devices

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    The Fifth Circuit’s recent Malik v. Department of Homeland Security decision adds to the chorus of federal courts holding that border agents don’t need a warrant to search travelers’ electronic devices, so attorneys should consider certain special precautions to secure privileged information when reentering the U.S., says Jennifer Freel at Jackson Walker.

  • Avoiding The Ethical Pitfalls Of Crowdfunded Legal Fees

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    The crowdfunding of legal fees has become increasingly common, providing a new way for people to afford legal services, but attorneys who accept crowdsourced funds must remember several key ethical obligations to mitigate their risks, say Hilary Gerzhoy and Julienne Pasichow at HWG.

  • What Large Language Models Mean For Document Review

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    Courts often subject parties using technology assisted review to greater scrutiny than parties conducting linear, manual document review, so parties using large language models for document review should expect even more attention, along with a corresponding need for quality control and validation, say attorneys at Sidley.

  • Series

    Participating In Living History Makes Me A Better Lawyer

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    My role as a baron in a living history group, and my work as volunteer corporate counsel for a book series fan association, has provided me several opportunities to practice in unexpected areas of law — opening doors to experiences that have nurtured invaluable personal and professional skills, says Matthew Parker at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

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