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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

The ICEman Cometh? Recent War of Words Puts California Employers in the Crosshairs of National Immigration Debate

by Fisher Phillips on

Immigration has been a major flashpoint between California and the Trump Administration during the past year. In 2017, the California Legislature passed significant legislation impacting how California employers deal with...more

Fifth Anniversary Edition: Coming Attractions For 2018, And Beyond!

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Looking back, we have covered a lot of CA employment law territory, recently touching on topics as various as sexual harassment, pay equity, scheduling ordinances, and the news breaking Legislative Update. Our blog continues...more

Top Ten Laws Affecting California Employers in 2018

by Nilan Johnson Lewis PA on

The California legislature and governor have had another busy year adding new laws and regulations for California employers. The changes hit virtually every aspect of the employment relationship – including applications,...more

Immigration Weekly Round-Up: Immigration Arrests Rise, Senate Bill Ties DACA to Increased Border Enforcement, and Higher Scrutiny...

Immigration Arrests Increase While Deportations Decrease - On Tuesday, December 5, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released their year-end immigration enforcement numbers. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement...more

Federal Judge Rules Trump’s Sanctuary City Order as Unconstitutional

On Monday, November 20, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California blocked the efforts of President Trump and the Department of Justice to withhold federal grant funding based upon a locality’s...more

Attorney General: Municipalities May Lose Hundreds of Millions in Federal Grant Over Local Immigration Policies. DOJ Sets December...

On Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent letters to 29 local governments considered “sanctuary cities,” warning of a December 8, 2017, deadline to end policies that prevent information-sharing between local...more

Immigration Weekly Round-Up: Reconsideration of DACA Applications, Immigration Status in Court & Sanctuary Cities, ICE Enforcement...

– U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to Reconsider Delayed DACA Applications. When the Trump Administration announced in September that DACA would be ending, and that the final applications would be accepted no later...more

Deportation and Employment Enforcement Likely to Increase with Nomination of New Director for ICE

Worksite immigration enforcement is likely to increase dramatically in the near future, and employers should make a thorough review of their hiring and employment practices to ensure they are compliant with federal laws and...more

Immigration Weekly Round-Up: New Jersey’s New Governor, Federal Court Challenges to Immigration Enforcement, Global Increase in...

– New Jersey’s New Governor. On Tuesday, Democrat Phil Murphy defeated Republican Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno to become the next governor of the State of New Jersey. Throughout the campaign, Murphy stressed his desire to...more

California Employment Law Notes - November 2017

Newly Enacted California Statutes - Statewide "Ban-the-Box" Legislation - Known as "Ban-the-Box" legislation in reference to the box applicants are asked to check if they have any prior criminal convictions, the new...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - November 2017

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Focus - White House receives recommendations that could open national marine sanctuaries to oil drilling - San Jose Mercury News - Oct 27 Six months after President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at...more

5 New Laws: California Governor Approves Employee-Friendly Laws

The 2017 California Legislature adjourned on September 15, 2017, and resulted in more than 700 bills being sent to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk for approval. Although the deadline for the Governor to sign new bills into law...more

New California Laws Provide Protections To Immigrant Employees

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

On October 5, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed 11 bills essentially making California a sanctuary state. The California Values Act (SB 54) aims to protect undocumented immigrants living in California. Brown...more

President Trump Sets Showdown on Federal Budget and DACA, Seeks Much Stricter Immigration Enforcement

In a letter provided to Congress on Sunday, the White House set out a list of immigration policies and programs that it wants put into place in order to make a deal on extending DACA, the program that allows undocumented...more

California Becomes a “Sanctuary State,” Restricts Employer Cooperation With Federal Immigration Authorities

On Thursday, October 5th, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law nearly a dozen new immigration-related bills, including AB 450, which prohibits employers from cooperating with federal immigration authorities in the...more

ICE Raids Philadelphia in Operation Safe City. Over 100 Arrested.

Federal immigration officials conducted sweeping raids in 10 cities across the United States last week in what Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) dubbed “Operation Safe City.” The enforcement actions targeted cities and...more

New California Law Imposes Obligations on Employers During Immigration Worksite Enforcement

by Fisher Phillips on

On October 5, Governor Brown signed AB 450, which will go into effect on January 1, 2018. Among other things, AB 450 prohibits employers from voluntary consenting to ICE access to the worksite without a judicial warrant,...more

Federal Judge Blocks President Trump’s Effort to Punish Sanctuary Cities

On Friday, United States District Court Judge Harry Leinenweber blocked the U.S. Department of Justice from refusing to provide federal grant money to localities that had enacted “sanctuary city” laws protecting immigrants...more

The Ascent Of State Attorneys General As Quasi-Policymakers

by Cozen O'Connor on

Casual observers understand the important and dynamic role that State Attorneys General (“AGs”) play across the country, whether that role is actively enforcing their state’s laws, challenging the federal government, or...more

Window on Washington - This Week in the Nation's Capital - Vol. 1, Issue 24

by Clark Hill PLC on

Hurricane Harvey Could be the Most Expensive Natural Disaster in US History: Republican House members from Texas and Louisiana are pressing congressional leaders and top Trump administration officials for immediate federal...more

“Sanctuary City” Laws Become Central Topic Nationwide

A U.S. District Court in Texas has stopped implementation of a ban on so-called “sanctuary cities” in the state and the City of Philadelphia has filed an action against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, claiming he has...more

Chicago Continues to Roll Out the Welcome Mat for Immigrants

by Ronald Shapiro on

Chicago recently launched a public-service campaign to welcome immigrants to the city. As a sanctuary city, Chicago plans to celebrate its thousands of immigrants by providing important support and resources....more

Illinois Sanctuary Jurisdiction Law: What It Means for Local Governments

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The new Illinois TRUST Act limits state and local government officials from 1) complying with immigration detainer requests, or 2) stopping, arresting, searching or detaining an individual solely based on immigration...more

Documents Challenging Attorney General Sessions’ Grant Conditions Regarding “Sanctuary Cities”

by Hogan Lovells on

We are filing a lawsuit against Attorney General Sessions in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on behalf of the City of Philadelphia. It asserts the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) new grant conditions imposed in July...more

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