In one of the largest criminal immigration investigations and the largest criminal immigration seizure case ever, nine individuals who owned and operated 7-Eleven franchises in New York and Virginia were charged last week with wire fraud conspiracy, identity theft and running a “modern day plantation system” that forced undocumented workers to work without pay and live in unregulated boarding houses.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has published a new employment eligibility verification form that all employers are required to complete when hiring new employees.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review a federal appeals court ruling striking down portions of Alabama’s immigration law, one of the most restrictive in the nation.
WASHINGTON – As lawmakers prepare to debate immigration reform, employment lawyers are hoping for a solution to the persistent bottleneck in the visa program for highly skilled workers that they say hurts their clients, particularly small businesses and startups seeking the talent they need to survive.
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WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security published a new version of the form for verifying employment eligibility on March 8.
An Arizona law making it unlawful for motorists to impede traffic when hiring day laborers probably violates the First Amendment, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in upholding a preliminary injunction.
A decision from the U.S. Supreme Court that a seminal Sixth Amendment rights case is not retroactive has provided clarity for attorneys while dashing the hopes of thousands of defendants.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Padilla v. Kentucky requiring defense attorneys to inform non-citizen clients of the deportation risks of guilty pleas does not apply retroactively to cases already final on direct review, the Court has ruled.
A new federal rule will allow certain undocumented immigrants who are applying for permanent residency to stay in the U.S. while they seek waivers to remain in the country, rather than require them to wait overseas while their applications are pending.
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Six New York City lawyers are among 26 individuals who have been indicted for participating in an immigration fraud scheme in which hundreds of Chinese citizens allegedly filed applications for asylum containing fabricated claims of religious and political persecution.