Employment Discrimination Updates: DOJ Files Suit Against Georgia Carpet Manufacturer

Major Department Store Settles Document Abuse & Discrimination Case WASHINGTON - The United States Department of Justice yesterday filed a lawsuit against Garland Sales Inc., a rug manufacturer and seller located in Dalton, Ga., alleging it engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination...

DOJ Sues Rug Maker, Alleging Non-Citizen Authorized Workers Employment Discrimination

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Justice on July 7 filed a lawsuit against Garland Sales Inc., a rug manufacturer and seller located in Dalton, Ga., alleging it engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination by imposing unnecessary and discriminatory hurdles to employment for work authorized individuals...

Justice Department Files a Lawsuit Alleging Non-Citizen Authorized Workers Employment Discrimination by Georgia Rug Manufacturer and Seller

WASHINGTON – The United States Department of Justice yesterday filed a lawsuit against Garland Sales Inc., a rug manufacturer and seller located in Dalton, Ga., alleging it engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination by imposing unnecessary and discriminatory hurdles to employment for work...

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Immigration Report - Regaining America’s Competitive Advantage

"This study was prepared by Stuart Anderson for the Labor, Immigration & Employee Benefits Division of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Council on International Personnel. The motivation for this report was the need to collect and disseminate objective data on the economic impact...

Diversity Visa Lottery Re-run: Was This the End?

By Molly J. Liskow, J.D., Legal Editor, Practice Area Content (Immigration) The State Department "botched" the 2012 Diversity Visa Lottery. That was the term used by a federal judge who allowed the Department to re-do the selection process, despite a lawsuit by many very upset applicants...

Williams Mullen Alert: Are Civil RICO Class Actions Based on Alleged Immigration Offenses Dead?

By Mary E. Pivec and Reba Mendoza The Fourth Circuit's recent decision in Walters v. McMahen [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] affirming the trial court's dismissal of a civil RICO class action at the pleading stage is encouraging news for employers in industries beset by...

Williams Mullen Alert: Are Civil RICO Class Actions Based on Alleged Immigration Offenses Dead?

By Mary E. Pivec and Reba Mendoza The Fourth Circuit's recent decision in Walters v. McMahen [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] affirming the trial court's dismissal of a civil RICO class action at the pleading stage is encouraging news for employers in industries beset by...

BIA on DOMA, the INA and same-sex marriage: Matter of Zeleniak

Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, Pub. L. No. 104 199, 110 Stat. 2419, 2419 (1996), is no longer an impediment to the recognition of lawful same-sex marriages and spouses under the Immigration and Nationality Act if the marriage is valid under the laws of the State where it was celebrated. -...

Accuracy for Adoptees Act Amends INA Sec. 320 [Post Expanded]

RECOGNITION OF STATE COURT DETERMINATIONS OF NAME AND BIRTH DATE - Section 320 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1431) is amended by adding at the end the following: ‘‘(c) A Certificate of Citizenship or other Federal document issued or requested to be amended under this section...

Change to INA Definition of Orphan - Sec. 101(b)(1)(f)(i)

Karen S. Law writes: "The definition of “orphan” found in INA 101(b)(1)(f) has been changed in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014. In adoptions from non-Hague Convention partner countries, there is no longer a requirement that both parents travel prior to or during the adoption...