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Sophie Feal on the Shame of the Nation: The Treatment of Vulnerable Immigrants in Detention

The problem of noncitizens in detention is not new, but it received attention in 2008 when the Washington Post wrote on the medical (mis)treatment of detainees. Other media organs also covered the issue, and official statements and hearings followed. Sophie Feal, who regularly visits a detention facility...

Excerpts of the May 1, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: Expedited Review Announced for Cases Affected by Specific Administrative Errors

Expedited Review Announced for Cases Affected by Specific Administrative Errors USCIS has now established an expedited process for reviewing and correcting decisions resulting from certain administrative errors. This new process allows customers to request an expedited review of their cases and correction...

Williams Mullen: Alternative Strategies in the Wake of Meeting the H-1B Cap

By William J. Benos and Reba Mendoza At this time, most are well-aware that the H-1B cap for the 2013 fiscal year was reached on June 11, 2012. [1] The brevity of this cap season, only two and one-half months, is a change from recent years,[2] and it has left employers and immigrant workers searching...

Customs and Border Protection Search Did Not Violate 4th Amendment, 9th Circuit Rules

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 under the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution...