WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and members of Congress have turned their attention to immigration reform, unveiling their ideas on how to overhaul the federal immigration system for the first time in 27 years.
Lawyers representing employers and immigrants are preparing their clients for the potential effects.
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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A proposed settlement between merchants and Visa, MasterCard and banks over “swipe fees” is facing an uphill battle after a majority of the named plaintiffs announced their intent to file objections.
In the wake of a proposed settlement between credit card-issuers Visa and MasterCard and merchants that would allow vendors to pass along “swipe fees” to their customers, lawyers who accept credit card payments are grappling with the issue of whether such up-charges are a good practice.