Fragomen to open Atlanta office with team of 80

"Global immigration firm Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy has opened an Atlanta office with an 80-person immigration group led by Daryl R. Buffenstein, Deborah A. Marlowe and Kyle D. Sherman. The 12-lawyer group, which is the former immigration practice for Paul Hastings, became the...

Atlanta Rejects Mexican IDs

"The city of Atlanta has repealed an ordinance that recognized a particular Mexican ID card for city government transactions. The city council voted April 16 to repeal the ordinance after a complaint was filed with the newly created state Immigration Enforcement and Review Board. The complaint...

Excerpts From the May 15 Bender's Immigration Bulletin: Immigration Activity in the Supreme Court

Immigration Activity in the Supreme Court On April 25, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case involving Arizona's controversial S.B. 1070. The transcript is available on lexis.com at 2012 U.S. Trans. LEXIS 35. The decision is expected by the end of June. Also pending are decisions...

Professor-Blogger Sues DOJ Over Public Access to Immigration Court

"On April 19, 2010 guards followed an unlawful order to remove me from the Atlanta federal building housing the immigration courts . Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) show that in the months following this, supervising employees of the Executive Office of Immigration...

DOL Job Opening in Atlanta for U Visa Coordinator

"The incumbent of this position serves as the prinicpal Wage and Hour Specialist and advisor to the Wage and Hour Regional Administrator regarding U Visa certification requests under the provisions of Section 1513(b) of the Victimes of Trafficking and violence Protection Act of 2000, as amended...

Federal Lawsuit Against Atlanta IJ Cassidy Moves Forward

"At the instigation of [Immigration Judge] William Cassidy, a former deportation agency prosecutor, on April 19, 2010 various federal officials and Paragon Systems, Inc. guards interfered with my Constitutional rights to observe deportation hearings for the detained docket in Atlanta, Georgia. Last...

DREAMers Go Public In Fight For Immigration Overhaul

"Dulce Guerrero had lived with a stressful secret for years and was finally ready to share it with the world. She opened up in front of dozens of friends, strangers and camera-wielding journalists who had gathered for an immigrant rights demonstration two years ago in downtown Atlanta. The Cobb...

Immigration Activists Lock Themselves to Gates in Atlanta, Chicago

"Fifteen immigration activists were arrested Tuesday during a protest outside of a building that houses some offices of federal immigration authorities in Atlanta, federal authorities said. The protest began just before 11 a.m. following a news conference in front of the building during which several...