Immigration Law

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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

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

Sessions Demands Documents from 23 So-Called 'Sanctuary' Jurisdictions
Posted on 25 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Jan. 24, 2018 - "The Department of Justice today sent the attached letters to 23 jurisdictions, demanding the production of documents that could show whether each jurisdiction is unlawfully restricting information sharing by its law enforcement... Read More

DOJ Settles I-9 Lawsuit for $215K - Louisiana Crane
Posted on 1 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Aug. 31, 2015 - "The Justice Department announced today that it reached a settlement with Louisiana Crane & Construction LLC (Louisiana Crane), a crane and construction company headquartered in Eunice, Louisiana, that provides services to... Read More

18 Journalists Selected for Fellowship on Immigrant Children and Education - IJJ
Posted on 2 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Institute for Justice & Journalism, Feb. 29, 2016 - "Eighteen journalists have been selected for a fellowship program on how schools throughout the country are responding to the growing number of immigrant children in their classrooms. The Institute... Read More

15 Journalists Selected for Immigration Fellowship - IJJ
Posted on 3 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Fifteen journalists have been selected for a fellowship program on the educational, economic and social issues faced by immigrant children and their families. The Institute for Justice & Journalism is conducting its annual fellowship training... Read More

OSC Settles I-9 Discrimination Case for $115K
Posted on 21 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Justice Department reached an agreement today with Potter Concrete , a company based in Dallas , resolving claims that the company engaged in a pattern or practice of document abuse in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).... Read More

DOJ sues healthcare provider, alleges document discrimination
Posted on 3 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Justice Department filed a lawsuit today against Generations Healthcare, a healthcare provider with skilled nursing facilities throughout California , alleging that it engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination by imposing unnecessary... Read More

DOJ to Court Watchers: 'Move Along, Nothing to See Here'
Posted on 20 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Justice Department said Thursday that it will block video recordings of next month’s closing arguments in a Seattle court case that addresses the rights of child migrants to legal counsel in deportation proceedings. A DOJ spokesperson... Read More

Justice Department Reminds Employers of Eligibility Verification Rules for Salvadoran Workers
Posted on 9 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Mar. 8, 2012 : "The Justice Department announced today the launch of an educational video reminding employers that Salvadorans with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) may continue working beyond the March 9, 2012, expiration date of their... Read More

Food Service Giant Flubs I-9s, Pays DOJ $250K+
Posted on 8 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Justice Department announced today that it reached an agreement with Centerplate Inc., resolving allegations that the company violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Centerplate, based in Spartanburg... Read More

For-Profit Family Detention: Meet the Private Prison Corporations Making Millions by Locking Up Refugee Families
Posted on 14 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In this joint report by Grassroots Leadership and Justice Strategies , we review the history of charges of sexual abuse and neglect of children, indifference to medical needs, inadequate and unsanitary food, and brutal treatment by staff, levied... Read More

DOJ OIG Blasts Senior EOIR Executive
Posted on 8 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ OIG, June 6, 2017 - INVESTIGATIVE SUMMARY - Findings Concerning Improper Hiring Practices, Inappropriate Interactions with Subordinates and a Contractor, and False Statements by a Senior Executive with the Executive Office for Immigration Review ... Read More

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Bring Justice to Immigration Courts (Because Deportation is Different) - Angelo Paparelli
Posted on 30 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Because of the legal charade that removal proceedings are "civil" and not "criminal" in nature , that deportation is not "punishment," foreign citizens whose immigration status is challenged at a removal hearing... Read More

Nevada Cab Companies Settle Immigration Discrimination Case: $445K Penalty
Posted on 21 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Oct. 20, 2015 - "The Justice Department announced today that it reached an agreement with Nevada Yellow Cab Corporation, Nevada Checker Cab Corporation, and Nevada Star Cab Corporation – three Las Vegas, Nevada, taxicab companies that... Read More