New regulations allow H-1B spouses to work in the U.S. Historically, the immigration status issued to spouses of H-1B work permit holders (H-4) did not give permission for work. As a result of the change, H-4 spouses of certain H-1B work permit holders who started the Green Card process will now be able to work. […]
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently announced plans to release some mothers and children detained after seeking refuge at our borders. This news was welcomed by the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the American Immigration Council. Victor Nieblas Pradis, AILA President said in a statement: “Today ICE is following through on DHS Secretary Johnson’s […]
The Immigration Service finished returning H-1B petitions that were not selected in the computer-generated random selection process. Those who submitted petitions for 2016 but were not selected should contact USCIS if they did not get their petitions back.
President Barack Obama appears likely to lose – again – in the protracted legal fight over his executive actions on immigration. Two of the three appeals court judges, who were nominated by a Republican president, heard oral arguments Friday on the Obama administration’s immigration programs were skeptical about the legal merits of the directive, which […]
After more than two years of litigation, the U.S. government has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by Leonel Ruiz on behalf of his minor daughter, E.R. The suit alleged that in 2011, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), unlawfully detained Mr. Ruiz’s then 4-year-old daughter—a U.S. […]
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the American Immigration Council (Council) learned that, recently, medical personnel at the detention center in Dilley, Texas that holds nearly 2,000 children and their mothers mistakenly gave adult-strength Hepatitis A vaccinations to approximately 250 children. “Volunteer attorneys at Dilley, as well as those at similar detention centers in […]
The Seventh Circuit reversed the district court’s denial of the petitioner’s motion to withdraw his guilty plea, holding that the petitioner—who was recently removed to Italy following a federal drug conviction—could choose to withdraw his guilty plea and instead seek a trial by jury, because his counsel had failed to warn him that a plea […]