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NWIRP Reaches Settlement with DOJ to Continue to Provide Assistance to Unrepresented Respondents in Removal Proceedings
Posted on 18 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NWIRP, Apr. 17, 2019 "Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) entered into a settlement agreement in NWIRP v. Sessions , a lawsuit filed in 2017 by NWIRP and Maggie Cheng, a staff attorney at NWIRP, challenging... Read More

Whose Court Is This Anyway?
Posted on 2 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lorelei Laird, ABA Journal, April 2019 Immigration judges accuse executive branch of politicizing their courts [Please read this detailed "deep dive" into the murky world of EOIR, including the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Immigration... Read More

Investment Firm Settles with DOJ for $321K over Preferential Hiring of Visa Holders
Posted on 25 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Feb. 25, 2019 "The Justice Department today announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with CFA Institute (CFAI), an international association of investment professionals, headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia. CFAI offers... Read More

Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against International Law Firm
Posted on 30 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Aug. 29, 2018 - "The Justice Department today announced that it reached a settlement agreement with Clifford Chance US LLP, a large, international law firm with its U.S. headquarters located in New York. This agreement resolves the Department’s... Read More

DOJ, DOL Partner to Combat Visa Abuse, Protect U.S. Workers
Posted on 1 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, July 31, 2018 - "Today, the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the Department of Labor (DOL) expanded their collaboration to better protect U.S. workers from discrimination by employers that prefer to hire temporary visa... Read More

DOJ Reaches Settlement With Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County
Posted on 20 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division announced today that it has reached a partial settlement in its civil rights lawsuit against Maricopa County, Arizona, and Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio. The settlement resolves... Read More

DOJ Settles With Texas School District Over Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim; $140K Civil Penalty
Posted on 29 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Nov. 22, 2016 - "The Justice Department announced today that it reached a settlement with the Aldine, Texas, Independent School District resolving allegations that the district discriminated against work-authorized non-citizens in violation... Read More

Judge Hanen Rakes DOJ Lawyers Over Ethics Coals in DAPA Case
Posted on 20 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

You've read about it in the news . Now read Judge Hanen's 28-page order for yourself. Stay tuned for reactions from practitioners and academics. Read More

Tags: Obama , hanen , dapa , DOJ , ethics , Texas

DOJ Submits Sensitive White House Docs In Immigration Beef
Posted on 3 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The U.S. Department of Justice submitted highly sensitive documents that included White House communications to a Texas federal court on Thursday in the case over the president’s executive actions on immigration, while arguing that government... Read More

Tags: daca , hanen , dapa , DOJ , Texas

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

USCIS, DOJ Join Forces on Immigration - MOU (May 11, 2018)(UPDATED)
Posted on 11 May 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, May 11, 2018 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Justice today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) (PDF, 2.00 MB) that expands their collaboration to better detect and eliminate fraud, abuse... 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

SoCal Staffing Agency Settles I-9 Case with DOJ for $200K
Posted on 10 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Oct. 6, 2017 - "The Justice Department announced today that it has reached a settlement with CitiStaff Solutions Inc., and CitiStaff Management Group Inc. (collectively CitiStaff), companies that provide staffing services in the greater Los... Read More

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 Jan. 15, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 14 Jan 2016 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Funding Bill Imposes Restrictions on VWP, Increases H and L Fees, Makes H-2B Changes The omnibus funding bill enacted in December contained provisions restricting participation in the Visa Waiver Program by applicants who are nationals of or who have... Read More