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The Supreme Court - April 17, 2018

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Supreme Court of the United States issued three decisions yesterday - United States v. Microsoft Corp., No. 17-2: Federal law enforcement agents obtained a warrant under 18 U.S.C. §2703, requiring Microsoft to...more

Supreme Court Decides Sessions v. Dimaya

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On April 17, 2018, the Supreme Court decided Sessions v. Dimaya, No. 15-1498, holding in a 5-4 decision that the Immigration and Nationality Act’s definition of “crime of violence” is void for vagueness. The Immigration and...more

U.S. Supreme Court: Immigration Act Unconstitutionally Vague On Removal For Aggravated Felony

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The Immigration and Nationality Act provides that any alien convicted of an “aggravated felony” after entering the United States is subject to deportation. The Supreme Court has decided, 5-4, that the statute’s defining an...more

The Weekly Round-Up: Federal Court Blocks White House from Punishing Sanctuary Cities, Florida Businesses Oppose Mandatory...

Los Angeles Federal Court Bars White House From Punishing Sanctuary Cities - On Wednesday, United States District Court Judge Manuel Real ruled that the Department of Justice could not give special treatment to cities...more

Immigration Status: A Relevant Consideration in Determining the Best Interests of a Child

New Jersey’s Superior Court Appellate Division recently addressed a growing family law concern in New Jersey’s immigrant communities: Is a parent’s immigration status relevant in child custody proceedings? The...more

Medical Deportations? With healthcare repatriations of immigrants increasing, the industry’s medical repatriations process is...

In April 2003, Leo came to the United States from Liberia. He landed at JFK International Airport in New York and when walking through Customs & Border Protection (CBP), his passport was stamped, with a notation that he may...more

The Weekly Round-Up: White House Proposes Cuts to Government Benefits for Immigrants, Temporary Protection for Liberians, and New...

President Trump Proposal Severely Limits Government Benefits for Immigrants - A leaked proposed rule from the White House, if instituted, would deny almost all public benefits for non-American citizens, including certain...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

Second Circuit Reminds Courts They Must Advise Defendants of the Immigration Consequences of Guilty Pleas

In United States v. Gonzales, 16-4318 (March 13, 2018), the Second Circuit (Sack, Parker, Carney) in a per curiam order vacated the conviction of a defendant who had pled guilty without being informed that he was likely to be...more

DOJ Challenges California Law Placing Restrictions on Employer's Ability to Allow ICE into the Workplace

by Littler on

On March 6, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit challenging California’s Immigrant Worker Protection Act (Assembly Bill 450), among other laws designed to limit the extent state law enforcement and prisons...more

New Jersey County Withdraws from Controversial Federal Immigration Enforcement Program

Last week, Hudson County, New Jersey, officials announced the county’s withdrawal from a controversial immigration enforcement agreement with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), known as the “287(g) Program.” Under the...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

February Forecast Calls For Persistent ICE Immigration Raids Across The Country - Employers Need To Prepare Now To Avoid Federal...

by Fisher Phillips on

Federal enforcement officials are amplifying their efforts to crack down on undocumented workers and the businesses that employ them, as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have raided over 120 businesses in...more

The Weekly Round-Up: Immigration Legislation Stalls, ICE Raids in Los Angeles, and Bangladeshi Professor Granted Temporary Stay of...

Senate Immigration Bill Fails - Despite a long build-up to a debate on an immigration bill in the United States Senate this week, negotiations for comprehensive legislation, as well as a law to help protect DACA recipients,...more

ICE Issues Policy on Civil Immigration Courthouse Arrests: A Precursor to More Such Enforcement Activities?

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Those of us who have occasion to visit our local, state or federal criminal courts do not expect to see law enforcement officers, particularly federal U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) officers, enter such...more

Broken Dreams – Part III

by Gerald Nowotny on

Tax Benefits for Undocumented Immigrants and their U.S. Citizen Children - Overview - On the immigration front it has been mostly bad news since the Trump Administration assumed power. Many undocumented...more

State of the Union Address Reaffirms Newly Released Framework for Immigration Reform and Border Security

by Littler on

During his January 30, 2018 State of the Union address, President Trump reaffirmed his commitment to the administration’s immigration reform and border security framework....more

Customs & Border Protection to Email Visa Waiver Entrants 10-Day Departure Warnings

To better combat non-immigrant visa overstays through proactive and preventative enforcement actions, Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has announced the implementation of an “Email Departure Reminder” system. The Reminder...more

The Weekly Round-Up: Skilled Immigrants Dominate Silicon Valley, White House Squares Off Against Sanctuary Cities, and Immigrant...

Immigrant Workers a Majority in Silicon Valley - Silicon Valley, known around the globe as a technology hub with headquarters for many companies, including Google and Apple, is heavily dependent on foreign skilled...more

DACA Renewals in the Wake of the Federal Court Preliminary Injunction

by Wilson Elser on

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) allows prosecutorial discretion to defer a deportation action of undocumented individuals brought to the United States as children. While it does not confer legal status and may...more

U.S. ICE Announces Plans for More Raids on Businesses

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents targeted 98 7-Eleven stores and arrested 21 undocumented workers in raids last week. In a public statement, Thomas D. Horman, ICE Deputy Director and Senior Official...more

USCIS to Resume Accepting Applications to Renew DACA

by Littler on

On January 13, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)...more

Following A Long Thaw, ICE Returns With Increased Worksite Enforcement

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: “ICE will enforce the law, and if you are found to be breaking the law, you will be held accountable.” Referring to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) early morning raids at nearly a hundred...more

Now We Know the Government Means Business: Prepare for an ICE Raid

by Barley Snyder on

The federal government has done everything but release a road map of what businesses U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will raid to weed out illegal immigrants during President Donald Trump’s term of presidency....more

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