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DOJ: Hate crimes on the rise in U.S.

"Thomas Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, noted in an address Thursday evening the number of hate crimes in the United States is rising, and that many involved 'remarkably senseless violence.' " - The BLT, Nov. 11, 2011...

DOJ Letter: Dear Alabama Schools...

"The Justice Department released a letter late Thursday afternoon, hours after six individuals protesting Alabama's immigration law conducted a sit-down demonstration near the Alabama Senate chamber, saying Alabama's controversial immigration law had "significant and measurable"...

Immigration Nightmare Separates Ex-Marine from Spouse

"A few weeks ago when Juan Perez of Sunnyside and his wife, Diana Blanco De La O, celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary, the couple couldn't give each other that anniversary's traditional gift of flowers. They couldn't share a romantic dinner out, or even a low-key night propping...

D.C. Circ. - H-2A TEGLs Need Notice and Comment: Zacarias Mendoza v. Perez

"On the merits of their claim, the plaintiffs are entitled to entry of summary judgment in their favor. The TEGLs are legislative rules and the Department of Labor violated the Administrative Procedure Act by promulgating them without providing public notice and an opportunity for comment."...

Advance Copy of DOL Notice of Intent to Issue Declaratory Order re H-2B, Island Holdings; Request for Comment

"The Secretary of Labor (Secretary) is considering issuing on his own motion a declaratory order confirming that he has exclusive authority to make legal and policy determinations based on his statutory and regulatory authority to administer and enforce the H-2B temporary labor certification program...

DOL's Perez Pushes H-2B Comment Date to Feb. 2, 2015

"On December 17, 2014, the Office of the Secretary of Labor published a Federal Register notice of intent to issue declaratory order and request for comment (‘‘Notice’’). This Notice (79 FR 75179) states the Secretary of Labor (‘‘Secretary’’) is considering...

Court Enjoins 2008 H-2B Regulations: Perez v. Perez

"On March 4, 2015, the federal district court in the Northern District of Florida vacated the Department of Labor‘s (DOL) 2008 H-2B regulations on the ground that DOL lacks authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act to issue regulations in the H-2B program. Perez v. Perez, No. 3:14...

Did the Supreme Court Already Decide Texas v. USA?

Judge Hanen's Feb. 16th injunction turns on the Administrative Procedure Act (APA.) Yesterday's unanimous Supreme Court decision in Perez v. Mtg. Bankers Assoc . could help Judge Hanen and the 5th Circuit answer the question: Did the November 2014 Executive Action memos require APA notice and...

USCIS Resumes H-2B Adjudications; Premium Processing Remains Suspended

"Today, March 17, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will resume adjudications of H-2B petitions, but will continue to suspend premium processing until further notice. Monday, March 16, 2015 the Department of Labor (DOL) filed an unopposed motion to stay the March 4 order of the...

BREAKING: Stay Granted in Perez v. Perez H-2B Litigation

"Defendants’ Unopposed Motion for Limited Relief from the Vacatur Order and Judgment (Doc. 16) is GRANTED. It is further ordered that the Court’s Injunction Order dated March 4, 2015 (Doc. 14) is STAYED or otherwise held in abeyance until and including April 15, 2015." - Perez v...

Joint DOL/DHS H-2B Interim Final Rule Near Release

"A new rule governing the H-2B labor certification process is being reviewed by the Office of the Federal Register and could be published as soon as next week, lawyers for the U.S. Department of Labor and Department of Homeland Security told a Florida federal judge Friday. The two departments have...