Immigration Law

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Mixed Record on Immigration Law
Posted on 13 Oct 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nicole Narea, Vox, Sept. 26, 2020 "Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, has at times proved an obstacle to the advancement of immigrant rights during... Read More

News Excerpts From the June 1, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 1 Jun 2016 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Supreme Court Decides Luna Torres v. Lynch | On May 19, The Supreme Court decided Torres v. Lynch , 578 U.S. ___ (2016). Justice Kagan delivered the opinion, joined by Justices Kennedy, Ginsburg, and Alito, and Chief Justice Roberts. Justice Sotomayor... Read More

Mountain States Legal Foundation Says U.S. Supreme Court Upheld Core Provision of Arizona Immigration Law
Posted on 6 Jul 2012 by William Perry Pendley

By William Perry Pendley DENVER - The Supreme Court of the United States on June 25 unanimously upheld an Arizona law that allows law enforcement officers to determine the immigration status of individuals they stop who are suspected of being in the... Read More

Excerpts From the July 15, 2012 Bender's Immigration Bulletin: Arizona v. United States Decision
Posted on 5 Jul 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

Arizona v. United States Decision by Supreme Court The U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Arizona v. United States (No. 11-182, U.S. Sup. [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]). on June 25. The United States had sued to prevent... Read More

Excerpts From the May 15 Bender's Immigration Bulletin: Immigration Activity in the Supreme Court
Posted on 3 May 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

Immigration Activity in the Supreme Court On April 25, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case involving Arizona's controversial S.B. 1070. The transcript is available on lexis.com at 2012 U.S. Trans. LEXIS 35. The decision is expected... Read More

Excerpts From the Sept. 1, 2013, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 22 Aug 2013 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Administration Issues Additional Guidance Following Supreme Court’s DOMA Ruling The State Department and Department of Homeland Security issued further guidance in August on the implementation of the Supreme Court’s ruling in United States... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: States Ease Off Immigration Bills . . . For Now
Posted on 14 Aug 2012 by State Net

A year chock-full of budget and redistricting fights has done more than just give state lawmakers heartburn. According to a new study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), those issues, in conjunction with the wait for a Supreme Court... Read More

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

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

Practice Advisory: Descamps v. U.S. and the Modified Categorical Approach
Posted on 2 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This practice advisory covers: (1) the holding in Descamps; (2) why this criminal case is equally applicable to the categorical approach used in immigration proceedings; and (3) the decision’s potential implications for specific removal grounds... Read More