Immigration Law

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ICE Cannot Hold Criminal Defendant Who Made Bail, Judge Finds
Posted on 1 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Andrew Denney, New York Law Journal, Dec. 28, 2017 - "The government “simply cannot have it both ways” and keep an immigrant who faces criminal charges but who made bail in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a federal... Read More

Tags: bond , boutin , bail , irizarry , DHS , DOJ , ICE

News Excerpts From the Sept. 1, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 26 Aug 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

DHS to Enhance Security for Visa Waiver Program| On August 6, 2015, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced the implementation of new security measures for noncitizens seeking to enter the United States under the Visa Waiver... Read More

Excerpts from the May 15, 2013 Bender's Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 3 May 2013 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

Interim Final Rule Issued on H-2B Prevailing Wages On April 24, 2013, the Department of Labor and the Department of Homeland Security jointly published an interim final rule establishing a new method of calculating prevailing wages under the H-2B program... Read More

SEC Joins Probe of Chipotle Hiring Practices
Posted on 19 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc received a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission as part of an expanding investigation into its alleged hiring of undocumented workers. The Denver-based company fired about 500 employees more than a year... Read More

Tags: chipotle , SEC , I-9 , DHS , DOJ , ICE

Will DHS Follow DOJ's Lead in Booting Private Prisons?
Posted on 22 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Aviva Shen, ThinkProgress, Aug. 18, 2016 - "The Department of Justice announced Thursday that it will stop outsourcing federal prisons to private prison companies after their current contracts expire. But that doesn’t mean the federal government... Read More

DOJ strips Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio of immigration powers
Posted on 16 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The top immigration news on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 was the Justice Department's dramatic takedown of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. Here are your must-read blurbs and links: "[W]e have peeled the onion to its core, and earlier... Read More

Tags: arpaio , mcso , 287(g) , profiling , DHS , DOJ , ICE

Joint DHS / DOJ Guidance on Internal I-9 Audits
Posted on 15 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dec. 14, 2015 - "The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced today the issuance of a joint Guidance for Employers Conducting Internal... Read More

Tags: guidance , audit , I-9 , DHS , DOJ

Racial Profiling Banned...Except at the Border
Posted on 9 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

GUIDANCE FOR FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES REGARDING THE USE OF RACE, ETHNICITY, GENDER, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, OR GENDER IDENTITY [T]his Guidance does not apply to interdiction activities in the vicinity of the border, or... Read More

DOJ Loses Border Turf Battle to DHS Over Profiling
Posted on 11 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder expressed disappointment Monday that the U.S. border is exempt from his new racial profiling ban, after the Department of Homeland Security rejected his plan as too risky. ... In a conference call with law enforcement... Read More