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Pittsburgh, PA 15219, United States

Contact: Katie Wilson

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They’re Back…Former Members Try to Reclaim Their Seats

No doubt, this election cycle is shaping up to be a hot one. We’ve got an exciting governor’s race that is noted nationally as one to watch. Thanks to redistricting and retirements, we can expect at least 10 percent turnover in…more
| Elections & Politics

DOS Alert: China EB-5 “Unavailable” for Remainder of FY2014

According to the U.S. Department of State, effective Saturday, August 23, 2014, the China Employment Fifth (EB-5) preference category has become "Unavailable" for the remainder of the fiscal year 2014. This action is necessary…more
| Finance & Banking, Immigration Law

How Has The Legalization Of Same-Sex Marriage In Pennsylvania Altered The Adoption Process For Same-Sex Couples?

“Any individual may become an adopting parent.” This statement, cited from Pennsylvania’s Adoption Act now rings true for same-sex married individuals seeking to adopt their spouse’s children through what is called a…more
| Civil Rights, Family Law

Automated Passport Control

By now, many of our readers have likely seen Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks in the passport control area of certain airports. APC, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program designed to expedite entry into the…more
| Immigration Law

General Assembly Retirement Review: Rep. Swanger and Rock

If you have been following us this summer, you know that we are taking some time out to reflect on the legislative careers of the members who will not be returning to Harrisburg in 2015. There are quite a few of them! In all,…more
| Elections & Politics

BIA Holds Guilty Plea Without Conviction Is Not An Admission

The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) contains a provision making an individual inadmissible to the United States if he or she has admitted to the commission of certain crimes, including controlled substance offenses…more
| Criminal Law, Immigration Law

Two Important NLRB Decisions: When Franchisees/Franchisers are a Joint Employer and Forming Micro Bargaining Units in Retail

On July 29, 2014, the General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Richard Griffin, authorized NLRB Regional Directors to issue complaints in 43 unfair labor practices cases against McDonald’s USA LLC. The…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Franchise Law

General Assembly Retirement Review: Rep. Miranda and Molchany

The legislature is not in session right now, but we are busy getting ready for the fall session, which starts September 15. When they return from the summer recess, six Senators and 22 House members will be serving their final…more
| Elections & Politics

The Expanding Ash Heap of History

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the historic United States Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The court overturned the precedent established in Plessy v. Ferguson, which upheld that…more
| Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Education, Labor & Employment Law, Family Law

"Surge Docket” for New York Minors

An immigration court in New York has begun what it is calling “surge docket” proceedings for unaccompanied minors. The court, which typically sees less than 100 minor cases per month, is now taking on around at least 30 cases…more
| Civil Procedure, Immigration Law

Revised Draft Rule G-42: MSRB Continues to Fine-Tune Rules Applicable to Municipal Advisors

On July 23, 2014, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) issued Regulatory Notice 2014-12 requesting comments on a revised draft of MSRB Rule G-42 on standards of conduct and duties of municipal advisors when engaging…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

General Assembly Retirement Review: Rep. Haggerty and Kula

While the legislature is not in session, we are taking time during these quieter days to reflect upon the careers of the members of the House and Senate who will be retiring at the end of the year. In all, six Senators and 22…more
| Elections & Politics

Ebola Outbreak-related Immigration Relief Measures to Nationals of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone Currently in the United States

On August 15, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a press release addressing humanitarian relief that may potentially be available to nationals of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone who are currently in…more
| Immigration Law

BALCA Holds That, Despite Typographical Error on ETA 9089, Audit Materials Demonstrated Compliance

Before an employer may file an application under the Permanent Employment Certification (PERM) process, it must test the labor market to ensure that there are not sufficient U.S. workers who are able, willing, qualified, and…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

General Assembly Retirement Review: Rep. Clay and Denlinger

Throughout the month of August, we are taking a closer look at the members of the House and Senate who will no longer be serving at the end of this term. In all, six Senators and 23 House members are moving on. Each have made…more
| Elections & Politics
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