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The Facebook Settlement Only Adds Contradictions
Posted on 1 Nov 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, Kaitlyn Box, Nov. 1, 2021 "On October 19, 2021, the U.S. DOJ and DOL announced that they had reached separate settlement agreements with Facebook regarding the company’s purportedly discriminatory PERM labor certification... Read More

Tags: perm , Facebook , DOL , DOJ

Facebook Pays $14.25M to Settle PERM Beef
Posted on 19 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Oct. 19, 2021 "The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Labor today announced separate settlement agreements with Facebook regarding its use of the permanent labor certification program (PERM). The Justice Department’s... Read More

Tags: perm , Facebook , DOL , oflc , DOJ

DOJ Ends Trump-era Byrne JAG Grant Limits
Posted on 28 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sarah N. Lynch, Reuters, Apr. 28, 2021 "The U.S. Justice Department has repealed a policy put in place during Donald Trump’s presidency that cut off hundreds of millions of dollars in grants to sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with... Read More

Advance Copy: Security Bars and Processing; Delay of Effective Date
Posted on 19 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 03/22/2021 "Interim final rule with request for comments. SUMMARY: On December 23, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) and the Department of Justice... Read More

Tags: eoir , DHS , DOJ , asylum

DOJ Proposed Rule: DNA-Sample Collection from Immigration Detainees
Posted on 22 Oct 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 22, 2019 "The Department of Justice is proposing to amend regulations that require DNA-sample collection from individuals who are arrested, facing charges, or convicted, and from non-United... Read More

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 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

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 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

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

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