Immigration Law

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TRAC: Feds 'Flying Blind' on Asylum...And Blinding the Watchers
Posted on 24 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

TRAC, Apr. 23, 2019 "... It appears that the government itself does not actually know what happens to those it arrests at the border. It admits it lacks the ability to reliably follow cases when they pass from one agency of DHS to another - such... 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

Food Fight: DOJ Sues Nebraska Beef Over $200K Immigration Settlement
Posted on 14 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Janice Podsada, Omaha World-Herald, Oct. 14, 2015 - "What’s in a phrase? In this case, $200,000, according to the U.S. Justice Department and Nebraska Beef Ltd. Nebraska Beef, an Omaha-based beef processor, is objecting to the wording the Justice... 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 Will Not Defend Trump's Refugee Ban - Acting A.G. Yates
Posted on 30 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

New York Times, Jan. 30, 2017 - "Sally Yates, the acting attorney general and a holdover from the Obama administration, sent this letter on Monday to top lawyers at the Justice Department, directing them not to defend the White House's executive... Read More

Justice Department Challenges Tough Alabama Immigration Law
Posted on 2 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - (AP) The Obama administration is challenging Alabama's new law that would let police detain those stopped for traffic offenses who they suspect are in the country illegally, a statute described as one of the toughest immigration... Read More

Trump Justice Department Pushes for Citizenship Question on Census, Alarming Experts
Posted on 2 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Justin Elliott, ProPublica, Dec. 29, 2017 - "The Justice Department is pushing for a question on citizenship to be added to the 2020 census, a move that observers say could depress participation by immigrants who fear that the government could use... Read More

Dumb and Dumber: DOJ Pops Staffing Companies for Citizenship Discrimination Blunders
Posted on 21 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Justice Department announced today that it reached a settlement agreement with three Memphis-area staffing agencies: Prestigious Placement; PFSWeb Inc.; and its subsidiary, Priority Fulfillment Services Inc. The agreement resolves two complaints... Read More

Federal Officials Investigate Fatal Border Patrol Shootings - Melissa del Bosque
Posted on 20 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On July 7, 2012, Juan Pablo Perez Santillan was fatally shot in Mexico by a U.S. Border Patrol agent standing on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande near Brownsville. “ Que se muera el perro —let the dog die,” shouted one of the... Read More

DOJ Announces New Priorities to Address Kids at Border
Posted on 9 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Deputy Attorney General James Cole announced today that the Justice Department will implement a series of steps to help address the influx of migrants crossing the southern border of the United States. These include refocusing immigration court... Read More

Immigration Judges Want to Break Free from the Justice Department
Posted on 1 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This summer’s influx of Central American children across the U.S. Southwest border has not only created a record backlog in immigration courts, it has thrown into relief a need to sever those courts from supervision by the Justice and Homeland... Read More