Immigration Law

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BIBcast with Kathrin S. Mautino!
Posted on 21 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

San Diego superstar Kathrin S. Mautino discovers hidden gems among "old" BIA cases that can help you solve today's knotty litigation problems. Listen to the audio here . Read More

Angelo A. Paparelli on Immigration Litigation: "Sue the Miscreants!"
Posted on 6 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Angelo A. Paparelli, Mar. 4, 2019 "Much digital ink has already been spilled reporting on the phantom tide of undocumented migrants supposedly breaching our Southern border. This article will address a different, but very-real immigration flood... Read More

#Visagate2015 May Spawn Litigation
Posted on 28 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On Sept. 9, 2015 the State Department published the October 2015 Visa Bulletin with a new "Dates for Filing Applications" feature enabling some on the backlogged waiting lists to file 'early' for adjustment of status. But on Sept. 25th... Read More

DHS Statements on Entry of LPRs, Court Orders, EOs (Jan. 29, 2017)
Posted on 30 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

1. Statement By Secretary John Kelly On The Entry Of Lawful Permanent Residents Into The United States - "In applying the provisions of the president's executive order, I hereby deem the entry of lawful permanent residents to be in the national... 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

News Excerpts From the Oct. 15, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 5 Oct 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Administration Faces Criticism, Lawsuit After Revising October Visa Bulletin | The Department of State and Department of Homeland Security faced extensive criticism and a federal lawsuit after revising the October visa bulletin less than a week before... Read More

Fearlessly Challenging H-1B Visa Denials Through Litigation - Cyrus D. Mehta and Eleyteria Diakopoulos
Posted on 2 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta and Eleyteria Diakopoulos, Mar. 31, 2018 - "As we have blogged about extensively in the past, President Trump’s “ Buy American and Hire American ” Executive Order No. 13788 has had the most negative impact on the... Read More

Tags: mehta , H-1B , Litigation

Former ICE Leader Julie Myers Wood On What High Court's Arizona Immigration Law Ruling Means
Posted on 9 Jun 2011 by Julie Myers Wood

The former head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) gives her analysis of the Supreme Court's opinion in Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting , in which the court upheld key provisions of the Legal Arizona Workers Act. The act authorizes suspension... Read More

Arizona Launches Site To Net Cash For Border Fence
Posted on 28 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. - (AP) Arizona launched a fundraising website Wednesday as the first step in a newly authorized project to use private donations and inmate labor to build fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border. The website,, received... Read More

MAVNI Federal Class Action Litigation Website
Posted on 3 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MAVNI FEDERAL CLASS ACTION LITIGATION Kirwa, et al. v. United States Department of Defense, et al., Civil Action No. 17-1793 Nio, et al. v. United States Department of Homeland Security, et al., Civil Action No. 17-0998 U.S. District Court for the... Read More

News Excerpts From the Aug. 15, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 4 Aug 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

New USCIS Director Testifies Before Congress | On July 29, Leon Rodriguez, the new director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, testified at an oversight hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. Rodriguez became USCIS director on July... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arizona Immigration Law Argument
Posted on 26 Apr 2012 by William Perry Pendley

DENVER - The Supreme Court of the United States on April 25 heard oral arguments on whether to reverse a ruling by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that an Arizona law that addresses the local impacts of illegal immigration... Read More

High Court Splits 5-4 on Part of Child Status Protection Act
Posted on 10 Jun 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osorio, 2014 U.S. LEXIS 3991 (June 9, 2014) : The BIA’s textually reasonable construction of the Child Status Protection Act’s ambiguous language was entitled to deference, meaning that an aged-out “child”... Read More

Customs and Border Protection Search Did Not Violate 4th Amendment, 9th Circuit Rules
Posted on 12 Mar 2013 by Mark Rogers

PASADENA, Calif. - (Mealey's) The search of a man's laptop computer by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials that occurred 170 miles from the border did not constitute an "extended border search" and did not violate his rights... Read More