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CBP Faces FOIA Suit Over Alleged Moves Targeting Muslims

CBP Faces FOIA Suit Over Alleged Moves Targeting Muslims

A civil rights group for Arab-Americans has launched a suit seeking records regarding moves allegedly made by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to revoke participation for some Muslim and Arab individuals in a program that expedites customs clearance, saying the agency hasn’t forked over the sought-after documents. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee lodged the suit against CBP on Tuesday, saying that after the 2016 Read More

Judge Trims WashTech’s F-1 Visa Rule Challenge

A District of Columbia federal judge on March 31 granted in part and denied in part a bid by the  U.S. Department of Homeland Security  for a quick end to a technology union’s latest suit challenging a revised F-1 visa foreign student work rule. U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton’s terse two-page order does not Read More

Refugee’s Lies Enough To Undo Naturalization, Justices Told

The federal government has urged the   U.S. Supreme Court  to uphold a Sixth Circuit decision that it needn’t classify false statements as material in order to strip a Bosnian refugee of citizenship rights after she lied during her immigration process. In the brief, filed March 29, the government contended it was not required to Read More

What Employers Can Expect From Trump’s Spotlight On H-1Bs

The Trump administration has issued a deluge of notices about H-1B visas in recent days, putting information technology firms in the crosshairs of targeted site visits by the government and setting up potential pushback from the immigration service about computer programming jobs. Here’s what employers need to know about the various H-1B moves. As the Read More

USCIS Reaches FY 2018 H-1B Cap

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced April 7 that it has reached the congressionally mandated 65,000 visa H-1B cap for fiscal year 2018. USCIS also said it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, also known as the master’s cap. The agency said it Read More

Shiite Org, Yemeni Parents File Latest Travel Ban Challenge

The U.S. arm of a Shiite Muslim organization and a Yemeni husband and wife were the latest to challenge President Donald Trump’s revised executive order banning people from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, alleging March 31 that the order is outright religious discrimination. This comes after courts in both Hawaii and Maryland blocked the March 6 Read More

ICE Detentions Illegally Long, Claims Detained Citizen

A U.S. citizen detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement‘s Chicago field office filed a putative class action March 27 in Illinois federal court alleging that detainees are routinely held longer than the 48-hour maximum established by the courts, in violation of federal immigration law and the Fourth Amendment. Rony Chavez Aguilar, a Guatemalan-born U.S. citizen Read More

2nd Circ. Says Removal Not Punishment In Deportation Case

The Second Circuit on March 28 declined to revive an Ecuadorian man’s petition to escape removal proceedings, ruling that immigration judges needn’t weigh whether deportation is “proportional” to an immigrant’s actions because removal isn’t a punishment. According to the precedential opinion, Antonio Paul Marin-Marin tried to invoke the Fifth Amendment’s due process clause and the Read More

Justices Set To Hear Immigrant’s Case On Bad Attorney Advice

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments soon over when bad legal advice on the deportation consequences of taking a criminal plea rises to the level of prejudice, in the appeal of a permanent resident whose drug conviction could send him back to a country he left as a child. The case, Lee v. United States, centers Read More

Tide Of Low-Skilled Immigration Is Turning, Report Says

Natural economic forces will continue to stem the flow of low-skilled immigrants coming to the U.S. even if President Donald Trump’s administration does nothing more to change immigration policy or make it more “draconian,” a report set to be presented at the Brookings Institution indicates. The report, titled “Along the Watchtower: The Rise and Fall Read More

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