Top Hispanic Congressman Slams Herman Cain’s Electric Border Fence

"After Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain told a campaign audience that he believed the federal government should erect a deadly, electrified, 20-foot border fence to help stem the flow of illegal immigration, one of the top Hispanic lawmakers in Congress slammed the GOP hopeful...

The I-9 Gets a Make-Over

"With the passage of the Immigration Reform and Control Act, since November 6, 1986, all employers throughout the U.S., small or large, have been obliged to complete a form I-9 to record identity and work authorization documents for every new hire. The government has released six major editions...

Unpub. BIA Agg. Fel. Remand: Matter of Lucio Chavez

"[T]he respondent expressed an intention to apply for a waiver under former section 212(c) of.the Act, 8 U.S.C. § I I 82(c) (1988), but in a very brief decision the Immigration Judge found him ineligible for such relief on the ground that his 2011 conviction for assault on a public servant...

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against ICE Over Illegal Detention of American Citizens

"Seeking to end the government’s practice of placing immigration holds on individuals without probable cause, the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (ACLU/SC), the National Day Labor Organizing Network (NDLON), and the law firm Kaye, McLane, Bednarski & Litt filed a...

OCAHO 'Publishes' the CA9 Ketchikan I-9 Decision

"The Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer publishes decisions that have been selected for and may be used as precedent pursuant to 5 U.S.C. section 552(a)(2). Each decision has been given an OCAHO Reference Number for publication purposes." - OCAHO On Aug. 6, 2013 the U.S....

BIA Reopened and Terminated Proceedings After IJ Abuse of Discretion (Unpub.)

Raed Gonzalez writes: "The IJ denied a sua sponte motion to reopen a case for an individual ordered removed on 2000 prior to Chapa Garza, whose motion to reopen was filed on 2013 after the 2012 5th Circuit decisions of Lari and Carias. The IJ denied creating a new rule finding that since the 5th...

The Unethical Use of Immigration Status in Civil Matters

"[T]he Washington Supreme Court unanimously adopted a formal Comment to RPC 4.4(a) to provide guidance on the use of immigration status in civil matters. The comment became effective on Sept. 1, 2013. The comment notes that “[i]ssues involving immigration status carry a significant danger...