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H-1B Litigation Victory in Seattle: Abdur-Rahman v. Napolitano

Devin Theriot-Orr writes: "Rashid Abdur-Rahman and his family are one of many who have been caught up in USCIS's change in policy regarding what constitutes an employer-employee relationship for purposes of H1B status. USCIS approved his H1B petitions for the same employer several times,...

EAJA Fee Victory in Seattle: Abdur-Rahman v. Napolitano

"[R]etroactively placing plaintiffs in unlawful status impermissibly sanctioned them for behavior that was not deemed unlawful when it occurred, a trap that “is hardly worthy of our great government.” ... The Court cannot find that the government’s position on this matter was “substantially...

CA9 on Burden of Proof: Medina-Lara v. Holder

"The government has failed to carry its burden to show by clear and convincing evidence that Medina has been convicted of an aggravated felony or a controlled substance offense. Similarly, Supreme Court case law issued subsequent to the agency action reviewed here has foreclosed on the government’s...