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DACA Litigation And Legislation Update

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

DACA was set to terminate on March 5, 2018, based on President Donald Trump’s September 2017 announcement. To avoid the termination, the President challenged Congress to negotiate a legislative solution for the Dreamers....more

If You Thought the Issues Involving the Hiring of Undocumented Workers Were Resolved -- Dream On

The status of individuals authorized to remain and work in the U.S. under the government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative remains uncertain. That uncertainty is felt by employers who hope to hire...more

Immigration Update: DACA Preserved (For Now) And Supreme Court Travel Ban Decision Looms

A Federal District Court Judge recently ordered that DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program protections must stay in place and that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which administers the program,...more

Federal Court Orders Restoration of Additional DACA Provisions

by Mintz Levin on

On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, a District of Columbia federal District Court judge issued an order vacating the decision to rescind the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program and requiring the Department of...more

Urgent Alert: Federal Judge Reinstates New Applications Under DACA

On Tuesday, a Washington, D.C., federal court ruled that the Trump administration failed to adequately explain its September 2017 decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program, known as “DACA,” and ordered...more

D.C. District Court Rebuffs DACA Rescission

On April 24, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected the decision by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Declaring...more

Federal Judge Issues Decision That Can Determine DACA’s Fate

by Foley Hoag LLP on

On April 24, 2018, a district judge for the District of D.C. ruled that the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was arbitrary and capricious under the...more

Employment Law - April 2018 #2

Ninth Circuit: Prior Salary Can’t Justify Wage Differential - Why it matters - Noting that “[s]alaries speak louder than words,” the en banc U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit ruled that employers may not justify a...more

Beltway Buzz - April, 2018 #3

Ring Recusal Request. On April 16, management attorney John Ring was sworn in as chair and fifth member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). But before Ring even had an opportunity to learn where the coffee and...more

Dream On: DACA Extensions Still Possible

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program, introduced by President Obama in 2012 to provide relief from deportation for certain undocumented individuals who had been brought to the U.S. as children, was...more

The Weekly Round-Up: White House Imposes Case Quotas on Immigration Judges, JPMorgan CEO Urges Immigration Reform, and Proctor &...

In a week jam-packed with immigration news and events, here are some of the highlights... White House requires Immigration Judges to complete 700 cases per year - This week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a...more

Beltway Buzz - March, 2018 #4

Omnibus Speeds Through. More than six months into the current fiscal year, earlier today President Trump signed a massive omnibus spending bill that will fund the federal government through September 30. This means that a...more

The Weekly Round-Up: Spending Bill Leaves Unanswered Questions on Immigration, Premium Processing Suspended for H-1B Visas, and...

Proposed Budget Leaves Much Unanswered on Immigration - Congress released a proposed omnibus budget on Wednesday that addresses certain immigration issues but leaves many of the most important issues unaddressed. What...more

Beltway Buzz - March, 2018 #2

DACA Deadline Day. To the surprise of almost no one, March 5 has come and gone, and Congress did not reach a deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) issue. This Congress has enough trouble agreeing on...more

Window On Washington - Vol. 2, Issue 9

by Clark Hill PLC on

Outlook for This Week in the Nation's Capital - FY18 Omnibus Wrap-up: On Thursday, Appropriations Subcommittees had to report any unresolved issues up to the Full Committee and while the work largely appears to be done,...more

Supreme Court Refuses the Trump Administration’s Request to Bypass Court of Appeals. DACA Recipients May Continue to Renew their...

by Mintz Levin on

On Monday, February 26, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the Trump administration's petition to the Court to review a California federal court’s order temporarily enjoining the administration’s termination of the Deferred...more

What Is Chain Migration?

by Ronald Shapiro on

When United States citizens or lawful permanent residents sponsor their family members to enable them to move to the U.S., this family reunification process is often referred to as chain migration. Although family-based...more

Supreme Court Declines to Review California’s Halt of DACA Rescission

The Supreme Court of the United States has rejected the Trump administration’s request that it review a California federal court’s order temporarily halting the federal government’s action to end the Deferred Action for...more

Travel Ban Case At The U.S. Supreme Court, But DACA Will Wait

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The Supreme Court is now in the middle of two high-profile immigration cases: Travel Ban 3.0 and the DACA rescission. The Court let President Donald Trump’s travel ban go in effect while litigation challenging the ban is...more

How Recent Updates In U.S. Immigration Policies May Affect Your Business

U.S. immigration news continues to make headlines. Here are some updates on how your business could be affected by them. H-1B Filing Update- H-1B cap season is well underway. We are planning to submit this year’s H-1B cap...more

Breaking Immigration Update: Supreme Court Declines to Expedite DACA Rescission Litigation & USCIS is Still Accepting DACA...

This morning, the Supreme Court declined to hear the Trump Administration’s request to review the decision of a Federal District Court in California stating the rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) for...more

A Dream Come True: DACA Will Stay In Effect A While Longer

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will stay in effect until further notice. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to immediately review an injunction that blocked the termination of DACA from taking...more

This Week in Congress

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Congress returns from its President’s Day recess. The House and Senate convene today at noon and 3 p.m., respectively. A fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the FY 2018 omnibus spending...more

USCIS Deletes “Nation Of Immigrants” Language From Mission Statement

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Recently, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) changed the language in the agency’s Mission Statement. Previous language recognized that the United States is a “nation of immigrants”. USCIS Director...more

Immigration Issues on Capitol Hill – Will Anything Get Done?

It appears that the Republican controlled Congress and the Trump Administration cannot get anything done on the contentious issues of immigration. Right now, a slight bi-partisan majority in the Senate wants to provide a...more

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