Immigration Law

1271 ABA Journal Immigration Law articles.

Lawyer agrees to plead guilty to bribing federal agents for inside information
A California lawyer who once had a law office on Rodeo Drive has agreed to plead guilty to charges that accused him of paying more than $250,000 in bribes to federal agents in exchange for sensitive information.
Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer is charged in mask-markup plot; another remote LSAT is scheduled

Lawyer is charged in alleged plot to sell KN95 masks at 50% markup

A California lawyer has been charged with conspiring to violate the Defense Production Act by selling one…

Afternoon Briefs: Employer COVID-19 tests OK, EEOC says; Pitbull trademarks signature shout

EEOC: Employers can test for COVID-19 without violating ADA

Employers can require COVID-19 tests before allowing workers to enter the workplace, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The tests…

Supreme Court refuses to block public charge rule in request citing COVID-19 impact
The U.S. Supreme Court declined Friday to block the Trump administration’s public charge rule curbing green cards and visas for people on public benefits.
Afternoon Briefs: Congress asked for COVID-19 lawsuit curbs; law school cuts pay for staff and faculty

Lobbyists seek COVID-19 lawsuit curbs

Lobbying groups for U.S. businesses are asking Congress to curb liability for companies that could face lawsuits in connection with COVID-19. The U.S. Chamber of…

Afternoon Briefs: Ex-BigLaw partner gets home jailing for COVID-19 risk; lawsuit sees immigration-court safety risk

Ex-BigLaw partner released from prison for COVID-19 risk

A Manhattan federal judge has ordered former Locke Lord partner Mark Scott to be released to home confinement because he has a…

Judge says US failed to promptly release detained immigrant children from ‘hotbeds for contagion’
A federal judge in Los Angeles has found that the federal government failed to promptly release immigrant children from detention facilities that are “hotbeds for contagion.”
ICE halts most immigration enforcement, more courts close amid COVID-19 pandemic
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is cutting back arrests as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Afternoon Briefs: Mueller indictment of Russian firms tossed; ex-juvenile delinquent now a lawyer

Judge tosses indictment of Russian firms at prosecutors’ request

U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich granted prosecutors’ request Monday to toss an indictment against two Russian companies accused of…

Afternoon Briefs: McGahn case to be heard by full DC Circuit; judge blocks food-stamp rule

Full DC Circuit to hear cases on McGahn subpoena, border wall

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has granted en banc review of two cases…

SCOTUS allows remain-in-Mexico policy to continue during legal challenge
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Trump administration to continue to require asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while their cases are pending.
Feds can take detained immigrants’ DNA, DOJ says
The Trump administration announced Friday it will begin taking DNA samples from undocumented immigrants in April to assist with future investigations and efforts to reduce crime.
New asylum rule won’t apply to immigrants stopped by metering policy, appeals court says
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday the “third country transit rule” will not apply to immigrants who arrived at the southern border seeking protection before it took effect last summer.
‘Remain in Mexico’ policy allowed to continue pending Supreme Court review, 9th Circuit says
On Wednesday, a federal appeals court granted the Trump administration’s request to allow the “remain in Mexico” policy to stay in effect while also reaffirming that it ruled correctly when it deemed the policy to be unlawful last week.
Video teleconference program for immigrant children ‘is contrary to the American pursuit of justice,’ ABA says
ABA President Judy Perry Martinez joined leaders from Kids in Need of Defense on Wednesday in condemning a new pilot program at the Houston Immigration Court that requires all cases involving unaccompanied immigrant children to be heard via video teleconference.

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