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Indictment charges 7-Eleven owners with immigration fraud, identity theft

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 ...

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H-1B visa logjam leaves employers, clients stuck

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 ...

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Justices provide clarity — but no relief — for immigration defendants

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.

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‘Padilla’ duty to warn of deportation risk not retroactive

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.

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Six NYC lawyers charged in immigration fraud scheme

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.

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