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Former ICE Leader Julie Myers Wood On What High Court's Arizona Immigration Law Ruling Means

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 or revocation of business licenses for knowing...

A demand for consistent deportation decisions

High court should grant cert in 'Ramirez-Villalpando' to address rulings arbitrarily turning on where court is located. Brett A. Shumate, Jan. 2, 2012 . "Now pending at the Court is Ramirez-Villalpando v. Holder. The case involves the deportation of an individual lawfully admitted to...

Excerpts From the May 15 Bender's Immigration Bulletin: Immigration Activity in the Supreme Court

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 by the end of June. Also pending are decisions...

Dean Kevin R. Johnson on the 2011 Term Supreme Court Immigration Cases (sans Arizona)

Dean Kevin R. Johnson , Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law, and Professor of Chicana/o Studies at the UC Davis School of Law has summarized the four immigration cases decided so far in the 2011 Term by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Excerpts From the July 15, 2012 Bender's Immigration Bulletin: Arizona v. United States Decision

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 several provisions of Arizona's Senate Bill...

Mountain States Legal Foundation Says U.S. Supreme Court Upheld Core Provision of Arizona Immigration Law

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 country illegally ( Arizona v. United States , No...

State Net Capitol Journal: States Ease Off Immigration Bills . . . For Now

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 decision on a federal challenge to Arizona's...

Immigration Again Center-Stage During Supreme Court’s 2012 Term

"The Supreme Court began its 2012 term this week coming off of a controversial year in which the Court played a central role in the ongoing effort to determine the parameters of U.S. immigration policy and the extent of federal authority . In the Court’s fall session, the Justices will again...

Supreme Court Oral Argument Preview: The “War on Drugs” Meets Immigration Law (Again) in Moncrieffe v. Holder

"The question before the Supreme Court is whether a conviction under a state law that includes but is not limited to possession of a small amount of marijuana without remuneration may constitute an aggravated felony, notwithstanding that the record of conviction does not definitively establish that...

Excerpts from the March 1, 2013, Bender's Immigration Bulletin

Supreme Court: Padilla Did Not Create New Rule: No Retroactive Application to Cases on Collateral Review On February 20, the Supreme Court announced its decision in Chaidez v. United States. The majority of the Court held that the decision in Padilla v. Kentucky, 559 U.S. 356, is not retroactive for...

Excerpts from the May 15, 2013 Bender's Immigration Bulletin

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. The new rule was issued in response to...

High Court to Review Immigration Dispute

"The Supreme Court on Monday waded into a complicated dispute over a law aimed at keeping immigrant families together in a case that underscores the occasionally tense relationship between immigration proponents and the Obama administration as Congress debates immigration reform. The justices said...

Practice Advisory: Descamps v. U.S. and the Modified Categorical Approach

"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." - By Dan Kesselbrenner, Isaac Wheeler...

Excerpts From the July 15, 2013, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

DHS Begins Implementing Decision on DOMA On Wednesday, June 26, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that DHS would immediately begin to implement the Supreme Court decision invalidating section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act. In a statement, Napolitano said that the provision...

News Excerpts From the Aug. 1, 2013, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Napolitano Resigns as Secretary of Homeland Security On July 12, 2013, Janet Napolitano announced her resignation as Secretary of Homeland Security, a position she has held since the start of the Obama administration. Napolitano will remain in her position until September, after which she will become...

Excerpts From the Sept. 1, 2013, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

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 v. Windsor , 133 S. Ct. 2675, 2013 U.S. LEXIS...

7 Immigration-Related Cases That May See High Court Action - Law360

Allissa Wickham, Law360, Oct. 14, 2015 -CASES TO WATCH Torres v. Lynch: Appeal from an immigrant who is facing deportation over an attempted-arson conviction in New York. Hernandez v. Mesa: Concerns the killing of a teenage Mexican boy, who was fatally shot by a border patrol agent. Thompson...

LexisNexis Expert Yale-Loehr: Scalia's Absence May Not Affect Immigration Case

Laura D. Francis, Bloomberg BNA, Feb. 17, 2016 - "Stephen Yale-Loehr of Miller Mayer in Ithaca, N.Y., said the case might have split 5-4 in favor of the states if Scalia remained on the court, which would result in a 4-4 tie without him. A tie vote means there is no Supreme Court precedent, and...

The Supreme Court Immigration Case You Never Heard Of: Mathis v. U.S.

Apr. 26, 2016 - Oral argument was heard today in Mathis v. U.S. The transcript is here . Links to all the briefs here . Argument preview here . Nutshell : " On Tuesday, April 26, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Mathis v. United States , likely to be the Term’s...

News Excerpts From the June 1, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

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 filed a dissenting opinion joined by Justices...

How the Supreme Court’s Deadlock Will Change Immigration Politics

Pratheepan Gulasekaram and Karthick Ramakrishnan, June 24, 2016 - "United States v. Texas also implicates a less-discussed, but critical, issue: the growing involvement of states in setting immigration policy. ... [U.S. v.] Texas represents a new moment in immigration federalism. While previous...