Office of Immigration Litigation Releases Reference Guide on Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions

The Department of Justice Civil Division's Office of Immigration Litigation, Appellate Section, has released a monograph that constitutes a "comprehensive overview of the provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act that are relevant to criminal aliens." OIL describes this reference...

Diversity Visa Lottery Re-run: Was This the End?

By Molly J. Liskow, J.D., Legal Editor, Practice Area Content (Immigration) The State Department "botched" the 2012 Diversity Visa Lottery. That was the term used by a federal judge who allowed the Department to re-do the selection process, despite a lawsuit by many very upset applicants...

Immigration Law: Supreme Court in Judulang Axes Comparable-Grounds Condition for §212(c) Relief

The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously rejected the comparable-grounds approach to determining whether a noncitizen convicted of a crime and facing deportation or removal can obtain relief under former Immigration and Nationality Act § 212(c). What do applicants do now? Cesar Cuauhtemoc Garcia...

Williams Mullen Alert: Are Civil RICO Class Actions Based on Alleged Immigration Offenses Dead?

By Mary E. Pivec and Reba Mendoza The Fourth Circuit's recent decision in Walters v. McMahen [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] affirming the trial court's dismissal of a civil RICO class action at the pleading stage is encouraging news for employers in industries beset by...

News Excerpts From the Dec. 1, 2013, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Municipalities Seek Review of Immigration Ordinances at Supreme Court | In late October, the cities of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, and Farmers Branch, Texas, filed petitions at the Supreme Court asking the Justices to review federal appellate court decisions striking down local laws targeting undocumented...