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Friday's Wall of Shame Poster Child: Lamar Smith

Smith : "This hearing is entitled “ Holiday on ICE ” because ICE has decided to upgrade accommodations for detained illegal and criminal immigrants. While we would all like to be upgraded, we don’t have the luxury of billing American taxpayers or making federal law enforcement...

House Judiciary Committee to Hold First Hearing on Immigration Tomorrow (Webcast Live)

"Tomorrow [Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013] at 10:15 a.m., the House Judiciary Committee will hold a full Committee hearing on “America’s Immigration System: Opportunities for Legal Immigration and Enforcement of Laws against Illegal Immigration.” This is the first hearing of the House Judiciary...

House Hearing Live Now: What Does a Secure Border Look Like? (Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, 10:00 a.m. Eastern)

Subcommittee Hearing: What Does a Secure Border Look Like? Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security | 311 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 | Feb 26, 2013 10:00am Link to live video

House Hearing: Agricultural Labor: From H-2A to a Workable Agricultural Guestworker Program

Tuesday 2/26/2013 - 2:00 p.m.

Congressionals Agree on Need to Rework H-2A Agricultural Worker Visa Program

"Republicans and Democrats said Tuesday that farmers should be allowed to hire foreign workers more easily as Congress reworks U.S. immigration laws. But there was some disagreement on how it should happen. Lawmakers and witnesses at a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing said the visa program that...

House Hearing Live Now: Enhancing American Competitiveness through Skilled Immigration

Hearing on Enhancing American Competitiveness through Skilled Immigration Tuesday 3/5/2013 - 10:00 a.m. 2141 Rayburn House Office Building Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security Witness List Mr. Bruce A. Morrison Chairman Morrison Public Affairs Group Testifying...

House Hearing Webcast Live Now: 'Examining the Role of Lower-Skilled Guest Worker Programs in Today's Economy'

Subcommittee on Workforce Protections March 14, 2013 - "Examining the Role of Lower-Skilled Guest Worker Programs in Today's Economy" The hearing is scheduled at 10:00 a.m. in room 2175 Rayburn H.O.B. **View a Live Webcast of the Hearing** Please note that this feature is only...

Senate Hearing Today: How Comprehensive Immigration Reform Should Address the Needs of Women and Families

“How Comprehensive Immigration Reform Should Address the Needs of Women and Families” Senate Judiciary Committee, Full Committee; DATE: March 18, 2013 TIME: 02:00 PM ROOM: Dirksen 226 "Eliminating or restricting family-based immigration would tear apart existing family structures...

Live Webcast: Senate Hearing on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Hearing on Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation Senate Judiciary Committee Full Committee DATE: April 19, 2013 TIME: 10:00 AM ROOM: Hart 216

Full Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on S. 744 on Monday, Apr. 22, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern

The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, S.744 Senate Judiciary Committee Full Committee DATE: April 22, 2013 TIME: 10:00 AM ROOM: Hart 216

U.S. District Judge Orders Creighton University to Accommodate Deaf Medical Student

by Olabisi L. Okubadejo A U.S. District Court judge has ordered Creighton University to provide a medical student who is deaf with auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, including Communication Access Real-time Transcription (CART) and sign-supported oral interpreters in...

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Inability to Tolerate Sound Did Not Equate to Total Inability to Work Again: Cal. Comp. Cases June Advanced Postings (5/29/2014)

Here’s the first batch of advanced postings for the June 2014 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2014 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Coleman Burke, dba Pride and Joy, Petitioner...

BIA on Right to Asylum Hearing: Matter of E-F-H-L-

"In the ordinary course of removal proceedings, an applicant for asylum or for withholding or deferral of removal is entitled to a hearing on the merits of those applications, including an opportunity to provide oral testimony and other evidence, without first having to establish prima facie eligibility...

Safe Passage Project: House Testimony on Unaccompanied Minors

Statement to the House Judiciary Committee June 25, 2014 Children Fleeing Violence from Central America, In This Humanitarian Crisis, Have Legal Rights and Claims to Protection Under U.S. Humanitarian Laws "These young people have a right to apply for protection under our existing laws. Not...

Links to Witness Testimony for Today's Senate Hearing on Border Crisis

Challenges at the Border: Examining the Causes, Consequences, and Responses to the Rise in Apprehensions at the Southern Border July 09, 2014 10:00AM Witnesses The Honorable W. Craig Fugate Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency U.S. Department of Homeland Security ...

Senate Hearing: Dangerous Passage - Central America In Crisis and the Exodus of Unaccompanied Minors

U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Dangerous Passage: Central America In Crisis And the Exodus of Unaccompanied Minors Date: Thursday, July 17, 2014 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Senate Dirksen 419 Presiding: Senator Menendez Witnesses Panel One The Honorable Thomas A. Shannon Jr. Counselor...

The Carrot Cake Post.....and a Delicious Outcome on a Firefighter Hearing Loss Claim in Delaware

How do you solve a problem like Maria? Not only is that one of my favorite songs from The Sound of Music, but that also has to be resounding through the claimant bar in the wake of today’s case, Thomas Kapa v. City of Wilmington , IAB#1406213 (7/18/14). Major props to defense lawyer Maria Paris...

EOIR Proposed Rule: Separate Representation for Custody and Bond Proceedings

"This document proposes to amend the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) regulations relating to the representation of aliens in custody and bond proceedings. Specifically, this rulemaking proposes to allow a representative before EOIR to enter an appearance in custody and bond proceedings...

Immigration Judge Hears Bond Pleas By Video, 1,700 Miles Away

"Immigration Judge Quynh Bain keeps having to interrupt the witness to ask her to slow down her account of the night that some Mara-18 gang members ran her off the road in her hometown in El Salvador. “Please remember,’’ the judge tells her through an interpreter, “that one...

CA5 on Notice: Barrios-Cantarero v. Holder

"The BIA committed legal error by determining that Barrios-Cantarero was properly given notice through a letter addressed to Adrian Eliseo and therefore abused its discretion by denying his motion to reopen. ... Here, the BIA failed to apply 8 C.F.R. § 103.8(a)(1)(i) in determining whether...

DOJ to Court Watchers: 'Move Along, Nothing to See Here'

"The Justice Department said Thursday that it will block video recordings of next month’s closing arguments in a Seattle court case that addresses the rights of child migrants to legal counsel in deportation proceedings. A DOJ spokesperson said the prohibition is only intended to protect the...

The Power and Potential of High Skilled Immigration

"Now more than ever, we need an honest conversation about reforms that can improve and strengthen the admission of these immigrants into our labor force. But to do that, we must move the current immigration debate beyond the stereotypes, myths, and hyperbole that distract from that conversation...

BIA on Bond Hearing Venue: Matter of Cerda Reyes

Official Headnote : "The rules for applying for a bond redetermination at 8 C.F.R. § 1003.19(c) (2014) relate to venue, not jurisdiction." - Matter of Cerda Reyes , 26 I&N Dec. 528 (BIA 2015). [Note Footnote 8: "We recognize that there must be coordination between the OCIJ...

Update on New and Novel PSGS: USCIS, Apr. 15, 2015

A Washington Times article references a 27-page document on the 'particular social group' (PSG) aspect of asylum adjudications, discussed during an April 23, 2015 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing . The document, dated April 15, 2015 and entitled "Update on New and Novel PSGS" is...