Bender’s Immigration Bulletin - July 15, 2010

H-1B Facts & Figures Released for FY 2009 The American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act (Pub. L. No. 105-277, div. C, §416(c)(2), 112 Stat. 2681 (1998)) imposes annual reporting requirements on USCIS concerning the origin and occupations of, educational levels attained by, and...

LexisNexis Immigration Author Stephen Yale-Loehr Quoted in the Media

Stephen Yale-Loehr, co-author of Immigration Law and Procedure , the flagship immigration treatise from LexisNexis-Matthew Bender, Adjunct Professor of Law, Cornell Law School, of counsel, Miller Mayer LLP, Ithaca, New York, is quoted on immigration issues in The New York Times , The Wall Street Journal...

Racial Profiling By Texas School Cop Alleged - "You Look Like a Terrorist"

"A community college security officer cannot escape claims that she improperly detained an immigrant student of Indian extraction who she thought "looked like a terrorist," a federal judge ruled." Order, Vouchides v. Thompson, Sept. 30, 2011 . Courthouse News Service, Oct...

Citizens Sue Border Patrol in Pacific NW; Racial Profiling Alleged

In Sanchez et al. vs. Border Patrol et al. , filed in federal district court in Seattle on April 26, 2012, U.S. citizen plaintiffs allege illegal stops by the Border Patrol based on appearance. From the press release : "[Plaintiff] Ernest Grimes is a resident of Neah Bay, a correctional officer...

Racial Profiling Alleged in Alamance County, North Carolina

"[T]he U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is investigating the Alamance County Sheriff's Office over allegations that it targets Latinos in traffic stops and checkpoints. The data supports the concerns: Compiled and analyzed by the Indy, traffic stop records show that Latino drivers are twice...

New Twist to Racial Profiling: Hunting While Brown?

"Hispanic hunters say they were targets of racial discrimination." - Star Tribune, Dec. 6, 2013 . "All Plaintiffs requested to produce a hunting license produced a facially valid hunting license. ... Pursuant to Minn. Stat. §97A.405, “License Requirements,”a person...

Border Patrol Stops, Arrests Many - Including Americans - Far From Border

"Most Texans probably think of the Border Patrol as doing what the agency’s name suggests: interrupting illegal activity along the line separating the U.S. from Mexico. Yet over the last decade, agents have regularly made arrests deep inside Texas, according to an American-Statesman investigation...