Immigration Attorney Carrie Rosenbaum Analyzes Federal Pre-Emption and 3rd Circuit Decision on Hazelton Anti-Immigrant Housing and Employment Ordinances

In this Analysis, Carrie Rosenbaum explains Lozano v. City of Hazleton , 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 18835 (3d Cir. Pa. Sept. 9, 2010) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ], the long-awaited Third Circuit decision on the City of Hazleton's...

Ruling Over Pennsylvania Town's Immigration Law Vacated

PHILADELPHIA - (AP) A federal appeals court has vacated its ruling that declared a northeastern Pennsylvania city's illegal immigration law to be unconstitutional, setting the stage for a new round of arguments. The move by the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last Friday was...

Penn Law Professor Finds "Crimmigration" Disproportionately Impacts Latinos

"The days of widely tolerated prejudice against Latino individuals in the United States have long passed. But in a recent paper, " Perpetuating the Marginalization of Latinos: A Collateral Consequence of the Incorporation of Immigration Law into the Criminal Justice System ," University...

Detention Habeas Victory in Pennsylvania: Bautista v. Sabol

Raymond Lahoud writes: "We had a very good victory today in the MDPA with respect to mandatory detention. This is a case that I have been working on for years and was before the BIA for oral arguments last year. The District Court granted our habeas petition in a strongly worded opinion...

Pennsylvania Mandates E-Verify for State Public Works Contractors and Subcontractors

"On July 5, 2012, Pennsylvania’s Governor Tom Corbett signed into law Act No. 127 (formerly Senate Bill 637 ), The Public Works Employment Verification Act. ... The law mandates all public works contractors and subcontractors with the state enroll and use E-Verify, effective January 1, 2013...

Why Everyone Should Fear E-Verify: David Bier

"Pennsylvania House Committee Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) ... has proposed a new bill that would mandate the use of the controversial employment verification program. But Metcalfe is wrong -- all Pennsylvanians should fear E-Verify, which has caused numerous problems for lawful citizens and...

Ballard Spahr LLP: Pennsylvania Contractors Must Use E-Verify To Check Employee Eligibility

By Patrick J. Harvey and Rebecca L. Massimini The recently signed Public Works Employment Verification Act requires contractors and subcontractors on public works projects in Pennsylvania to verify the employment eligibility of newly hired workers using the Department of Homeland Security's E...

Reentry Cases Clog Penn. Courts

"Immigration cases were almost nonexistent in Western Pennsylvania's federal courts until 2005. The caseload since then, Mr. Hickton said, is "largely a function of what the investigative agencies bring to us," adding that immigration prosecution is "a fluid and evolving situation"...

American Citizen Arrested, Jailed as Suspected 'Alien,' Lawsuit Filed

"Plaintiff Angelica Davila is a U.S. citizen who was born in Mexico. Local and federal officials nonetheless collaborated to detain her by the side of the road for several hours and imprison her at the Allegheny County Jail for eleven hours based on the groundless belief that she might be an undocumented...

J-1 Visa Workers Strike McDonald's in Pennsylvania

"Alleging unpaid wages and repeated retaliation, McDonald’s workers in central Pennsylvania launched a surprise strike at 11 this morning. The strikers are student guest workers from Latin America and Asia, brought to the United States under the controversial J-1 cultural exchange visa program...

Guest Worker Visa Troubles Visit McDonald's

"For Argentine college student Jorge Rios, a U.S. government cultural-exchange program had huge appeal: He would earn money and use it to explore the country. But after spending $3,000 to participate, Mr. Rios said he found himself at the mercy of a McDonald's Corp. franchisee who was his employer...

Zadvydas Habeas Victory in Pa. - Woods v. Sabol

Raymond Lahoud writes: " Attached is a decision rendered [by] the MDPA. The habeas petition was filed on 06/01/14, briefing was expedited and the gov't responded on Friday (06/06/2014) and the Judge granted the habeas today. He has been an LPR since 1991 (came in when he was 13). He is now 37...

Penn. Sup. Ct. on Workers' Comp: Cruz v. Kennett Square Specialties

"In this appeal, we are asked to address the proper allocation of the burden of proof as between an employer and a workers’ compensation claimant regarding the injured employee’s legal eligibility under federal immigration law to obtain suitable employment whenever the employer seeks...

CA3 on CIMT: Hernandez-Cruz v. Attorney General

"Hernandez-Cruz argues that his Pennsylvania conviction for child endangerment does not constitute a crime involving moral turpitude (“CIMT”) because his statute of conviction “may be violated without implicating conduct that the Board . . . has defined as - inherently base, vile...