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DOJ Threatens Immigration Rights Lawyers, Demands They Drop Their Clients

DOJ Threatens Immigration Rights Lawyers, Demands They Drop Their Clients

News
In a letter last month, the Justice Department told the group it must ‘cease and desist’ providing certain legal assistance to immigrants unless it undertakes full representation of them in court. according to The Seattle Times.

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Lawyer Says Texas Law Banning ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Has Serious Constitutional Problems

News
A trial and appellate lawyer says a recently passed Texas “sanctuary cities” ban set to take effect Sept. 1 is vulnerable to a Constitutional challege.

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Jay Peak Resort Receiver Reaches $150 Million Settlement with Raymond James

News
Michael I. Goldberg, the SEC appointed receiver in charge of the Jay Peak Resort and Burke Mountain Hotel in Vermont, reached a settlement agreement with Raymond James that will significantly benefit the defrauded investors and creditors of the receivership estate.

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Largest Immigration Law Firm in U.S. is Busy, Very Busy

Largest Immigration Law Firm in U.S. is Busy, Very Busy

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The only large U.S. law firm in the country dedicated solely to immigration work is in crisis management mode in the wake of President Donald Trump’s immigration order, reports Bloomberg Law.

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Uber CEO to Leave Trump Advisory Council After Criticism

Uber CEO to Leave Trump Advisory Council After Criticism

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick responded to an onslaught of criticism to his joining President Trump’s economic advisory council by resigning from the council on Thursday, reports The New York Times.

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Many More Legal Challenges Likely for Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

Many More Legal Challenges Likely for Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

News
Scholars say that President Trump’s executive order on immigration is likely to face a series of new legal challenges about whether it violates a 1965 anti-discrimination law and the Constitution, The Washington Post reports.

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Is Trump Immigrant Order Repeating History? An Attorney Says Maybe

Is Trump Immigrant Order Repeating History? An Attorney Says Maybe

Insight
The First Amendment prohibits government action that favors one religion over another, and the current executive order clearly does so by giving non-Muslims priority status, says David Coale of Lynn Pinker Cox Hurst.

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Tech Industry Reacts to Trump’s Order on Immigration With Fear and Frustration

Tech Industry Reacts to Trump’s Order on Immigration With Fear and Frustration

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Donald Trump’s executive order Friday banning citizens of certain countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days blindsided the technology industry, reports The Los Angeles Times.

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Sanctuary Cities See Legal Holes in Trump’s Immigration Orders

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It’s possible that an exemption in Trump’s order cutting funds from sanctuary cities makes it much more likely that a judge could strike down that section of the order as unconstitutional, Reuters reports.

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Obama Nominates Possible First Muslim-American Judge to Federal Court

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NBC News reports that, while Muslim Americans have filled roles as state judges, none have served at the federal trial or appellate levels, according to Muslim Advocates, a national legal advocacy organization.

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Ted Cruz’s Call to ‘Secure’ Muslim Neighborhoods Stirs a Backlash

Ted Cruz’s Call to ‘Secure’ Muslim Neighborhoods Stirs a Backlash

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GOP presidential candiate Senator Ted Cruz angered American Muslims on Tuesday with a call to “patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods” in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Brussels, reports The New York Times.

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Last Call for H-1Bs

Last Call for H-1Bs

Article
The H-1B is a non-immigrant visa in the United States which allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations. The deadline to file is April 1, 2016.

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H-1B Visa – 2016 Filing Season

H-1B Visa – 2016 Filing Season

Article
Starting April 1, 2016, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin accepting H-1B visa petition filings – subject to the annual cap – for the next fiscal year.

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The Disturbing Legal Consequences Of Ted Cruz Birtherism

Commentary
There is good evidence that the founding fathers would have understood the words “natural born citizen” to mean only people born within a nation’s borders, but there’s also strong evidence on the other side of the debate, according to an article published by ThinkProgress.

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Is Ted Cruz, Born in Canada, Eligible for the Presidency?

NEWS
Legal experts say a child’s citizenship can be determined based on where he or she is born and who the parents are.

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Legal Experts Agree: Trump’s Proposal Unconstitutional

Legal Experts Agree: Trump’s Proposal Unconstitutional

NEWS
Experts said the proposal would violate the Constitution’s equal protection clause and freedom of religion granted under the First Amendment.

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Workers Thrilled, Employers Underwhelmed by Skilled Immigration Changes

Workers Thrilled, Employers Underwhelmed by Skilled Immigration Changes

NEWS
Waits for work-based permanent residence could become easier — if not any shorter — under recent Obama administration changes overshadowed by more controversial steps for immigrants without legal status, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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Legal Challenges for Remote I-9s / Immigration and Compliance Trends for 2015

Legal Challenges for Remote I-9s / Immigration and Compliance Trends for 2015

EVENT: Feb. 12, 12 p.m. CST
Equifax Workforce Solutions will present a free webinar about the challenges that come up in managing the Form I-9 process for remote new hires as well as 2015 trends in worksite enforcement.

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L-1, H-1B, and PERM Compliance for Human Resources

L-1, H-1B, and PERM Compliance for Human Resources

On-Demand
Wolfsdorf Rosenthal presents a free webinar explaining President’s Obama’s executive immigration actions.

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Understanding President Obama’s Immigration Plan

Understanding President Obama’s Immigration Plan

EVENT: Dec. 16, 12 p.m. CST
Equifax Workforce Solutions will present a complimentary webinar details on President Obama’s immigration plan and methods to help an organization gauge the potential impact on the hiring processes and procedures as well as retention procedures.

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