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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Immigration Enforcement Case

The Supreme Court is refusing to hear a Maryland immigration enforcement dispute. The Court announced it won't hear Frederick County’s appeal of a ruling last August by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The dispute now...more

Immigration Alert: January 2014

I. H-1B Nonimmigrant Season Opens on April 1, 2014, for Fiscal Year 2015 - As most H-1B employers know, there is an annual quota on the number of new H-1B petitions that can be approved each federal fiscal year. The...more

Settlement Of HB 56 Lawsuit Means Permanent Injunction Against Some Provisions Of Alabama’s Immigration Law

On October 29, 2013, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) published a settlement agreement reached with the State of Alabama to end its challenge of HB 56, Alabama’s immigration law in exchange for a court order permanently...more

U Visas: Turning Violent Crime into a Blessing in Disguise

While no one wants to be the victim of violent crime, it is becoming increasingly easier for certain immigrants to see the silver lining in an otherwise daunting experience. Specifically, the Victims of Trafficking and...more

Immigrants Await Results of Suit Against U.S. and Jefferson County, Illinois

It has now been more than two months since the National Immigrant Justice Center (“NIJC”) filed a lawsuit against officials of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) and Jefferson County, Illinois relating to the...more

House Passes Violence Against Women Act

As reported earlier this year, the 112th Congress failed to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA” or “Act”) by the end of its term. Fortunately, the Senate’s expanded version of the Act was passed by the House on...more

Violence Against Women Act Not Reauthorized but Backers Hope to Revive It

On January 2, 2013, the United States 112th Congress officially ran out its term and did not vote the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) for reauthorization. VAWA, drafted by then-Senator Joe Biden and signed into law by...more

Top 12 Immigration Mistakes Employers Made In 2012

Give your company the gift of an immigration audit this year – it may just keep your company off the government’s naughty list. Here are the top 12 immigration mistakes employers made in 2012...more

Adnan Asan v. United States of America

Opinion and Order on Adnan Asan's Attempt to Vacate His Guilty Plea

In a surprising Opinion released by Senior Federal District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York, Charles J. Haight, Jr., a Petition for the issuance of a Writ of Error Coram Nobis, permitting Adnan Asan to...more

Supreme Court Ruling on Arizona Law Has Broad Impact

When the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling on the Arizona immigration law last week, public scrutiny of the decision was short-lived because it was eclipsed by the subsequent ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable...more

Attorney: Arizona Can't Implement Immigration Law Without Racial Profiling [Video]

June 28 (Bloomberg Law) -- Careen Shannon, attorney at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the Supreme Court's ruling on the constitutionality of the new Arizona immigration...more

Supreme Court Decision Could Spur New Immigration Laws [Video]

May 3 (Bloomberg Law) -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments last week in the case over the constitutionality of the new Arizona immigration law known as SB 1070. While the design, implementation and enforcement of...more

Justices Seem Open To Upholding Ariz. Immigration Law

Originally published in Law360, New York (April 25, 2012, 4:53 PM ET) The federal government appeared to find little support at the U.S Supreme Court on Wednesday for its arguments that one key provision of Arizona's...more

February Visa Bulletin, EB-2 For China And India Moves 12 Months And Other Immigration Law Updates

In This Alert: •February Visa Bulletin, EB-2 for China and India Moves 12 Months •USCIS Ameliorates I-601 Waiver Policy for Immigrants Subject to the 3/10 Year Bar •Five States Add E-Verify Requirements for...more

Judge Enjoins Georgia Immigration Law

Federal Judge Thomas Thrash has reportedly enjoined parts of a Georgia law that was due to take effect on July 1, 2011. In granting a temporary injunction to complainants, he ruled that they were likely to prevail at trial on...more

Legal Beagle Newsletter April 2011 Edition

What's going on in your neighborhood? Find out! Read our April Edition of the Legal Beagle to get, "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" of our local towns and riveting national news....more

Siskind's Immigration Bulletin – March 11, 2011

In This Issue: 1. Openers; 2. ABCs of Immigration Law: J-1 Visas for Exchange Visitors; 3. Ask Visalaw.com; 4. Border and Enforcement News: Border apprehensions down 36 percent, says CBP, ICE announces more audits of...more

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Torture Suit Against Former Somali Official

In an unanimous decision issued on June 1, 2010, by the Supreme Court of the United States, it was decided that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act does not protect an individual acting in his official capacity on behalf of...more

The Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act, Arizona Senate Bill 1070

Full text copy of The Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act, Arizona Senate Bill 1070, signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer on April 23, 2010. From the law: “The legislature finds that there is a...more

Judge Finds Grounds to Sanction Arizona Sheriff Arpaio

The Associated Press is reporting that a "federal judge has found grounds for sanctioning an Arizona sheriff's office for its acknowledged destruction of records in a lawsuit that accuses deputies of racially profiling...more

Siskind's Immigration Bulletin - November 24, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: 1. Openers 2. ABC's Of Immigration: R-1 Religious Visas 3. Ask Visalaw.com 4. Border and Enforcement News - DHS Announces New Immigrant Identification System - Busiest Patch of US-Mexico Border Sees Dip...more

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