Immigration Law

1243 ABA Journal Immigration Law articles.

Afternoon Briefs: Prosecutor resigns over Nazi social media post; judge blocks asylum restriction

Prosecutor resigns over shared Facebook post

A Texas prosecutor resigned Monday after she shared a Facebook post that appeared to compare protesters with Nazis. Assistant District Attorney Kaylynn Williford of…

Afternoon Briefs: PACER gets a redesign; SCOTUS turns down border wall case

PACER is redesigned to be easier to use

PACER, the federal judiciary’s website for electronic court filings, has gotten a redesign. The site has new navigational tools, simplified instructions…

Trump can’t transfer military funds to build border wall, 9th Circuit rules
A federal appeals court in a pair of rulings held Friday that the Trump administration’s diversion of military money to build a wall between the United States and Mexico was illegal.
SCOTUS upholds limits on habeas review for some asylum-seekers
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld restrictions on habeas review as applied to an asylum-seeker who was subject to a quick deportation process.
Afternoon Briefs: Another law firm cuts pay; officer fired in shooting death of Breonna Taylor

Another law firm cuts pay for lawyers and staffers

Holland & Hart is reducing profit distributions to equity partners and cutting pay for salaried lawyers by 15%. Staff members who…

Afternoon Briefs: Oklahoma top court won’t block Trump rally; cop union loses bid to destroy records

Oklahoma’s top court refuses to block Trump rally

The Oklahoma Supreme Court refused to block a campaign rally Friday for President Donald Trump that is scheduled for Saturday in Tulsa,…

In Roberts opinion, SCOTUS overturns Trump decision to rescind DACA
The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the Trump administration’s decision to phase out a program that deferred deportation for some immigrants.
Afternoon Briefs: Judge admonishes state AG for ignored voting order; court upholds law school’s $2.6M settlement

Judge admonishes Tennessee attorney general’s office for ignoring absentee voting order

Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle chastised attorneys from the Tennessee attorney general’s office Thursday for not following the…

Immigration firm seeks over $1M in damages from former lawyer for ‘deceitful and dishonest behavior’
An immigration firm with offices in Dallas and Houston is suing a former lawyer for “deceitful and dishonest behavior.”
Trump administration attempts to further restrict asylum-seekers through new rule
In its latest effort to alter the asylum system, the Trump administration has proposed a new rule that would make it even more difficult for immigrants to seek protection in the United States.
Judge blocks ICE courthouse arrests in New York, stresses need for ‘fully functioning state courts’
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests at courthouses in New York are illegal.
Unaccompanied children are being deported without the hearings they are entitled to, ABA president says
ABA President Judy Perry Martinez is urging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to stop removing unaccompanied children without affording them their full rights under the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008.
Kavanaugh decision sides with immigrant seeking factual review of denied torture claim
In a 7-2 decision Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with a lawful permanent resident of the United States who sought review of his claim that he would be tortured if he was deported to his home country of Lebanon.
Afternoon Briefs: SCOTUS declines case on mandatory bar; FBI’s top lawyer resigns amid pressure

Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to mandatory bar dues

The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear a challenge to Wisconsin’s requirement that all lawyers join the state bar association…

Afternoon Briefs: Jenner & Block in COVID-19 rent dispute; more malpractice claims likely

Jenner & Block is sued in dispute over rent during pandemic

The Chicago landlord for Jenner & Block has filed a lawsuit alleging that the law firm owes more than…

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