Company Fined Whopping $95 Million for Hiring Illegal Workers

Asplundh Tree Experts of Philadelphia has agreed to pay a fine of $95 million for hiring illegal workers and openly accepting false documents to do so, even after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had audited the company and ordered the workers terminated, many of whom were soon thereafter rehired under different names. The fine […]

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Trump Ends DACA Program But Leaves It in Place for Six Months

Speaking on behalf of President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced the end of the Obama-era program known as DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — which allowed undocumented aliens who arrived here as children to stay, work and study without fear of deportation. Sessions called DACA a constitutional “overreach” that had to […]

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Administration Asks SCOTUS to Revisit Immigration Decision

The Department of Justice (DOJ), on behalf of the Obama administration, has petitioned the Supreme Court to reconsider its decision on the president’s immigration executive orders “before a full nine-member court.” The court earlier tied 4-4 in reviewing a Texas federal judge’s injunction against the executive orders that would defer deportation and grant work permits […]

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Federal Judge Issues Injunction Against ‘Persuader Rule’

U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings on Monday issued a preliminary nationwide injunction against the so-called “Persuader Rule” that would force businesses during union organizing activities to reveal minute details of their preparations, specifically the sources of the information and the tactics used in their effort to “persuade” their employees not to unionize. The so-called “Persuader […]

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Obama Immigration Declarations Declared Dead by SCOTUS Tie Vote

Even after losing their potent ally Antonin Scalia, the once-majority Supreme Court conservatives were still able to block President Obama’s immigration executive orders by means of a tie vote, which left Obama’s November 2014 edicts blocked by the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. A tie vote leaves the court decision being contested as the last […]

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USCIS Launches Known Employer Pilot Program

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) this past week announced the launch of a Known Employer pilot program to assess a new process for employers seeking to hire certain workers through employment-based visa categories. By modifying the process U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) uses to review an employer’s eligibility to sponsor individuals under certain employment-based immigrant […]

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Supreme Court to Rule on Obama’s Immigration/Executive Authority

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments on the legality of President Obama’s twin executive orders of November 2014 that aimed to block deportation of illegal immigrations and also offer millions of them work permits. Obama’s plans were blocked first by a federal district judge in Texas and then by the U.S. 5th […]

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The Obama Immigration Plan Legal Saga Continues

President Obama’s executive immigration edicts from November 2014 have been put on hold by a federal district judge and then once again upon review by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and both decisions now rest on the docket of the U.S. Supreme Court for final review. Facing a possible hearing by SCOTUS in […]

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5th Circuit Court Affirms Injunction Against Obama Immigration Plan

The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans today upheld a federal judge’s injunction against President Obama’s immigration executive orders of 2014, putting a permanent hold on the plans while awaiting trial in Texas. The president’s plan, called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, would have allowed for more […]

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Administration to Appeal Legal Block to Obama’s Immigration Plan

Administration lawyers will be back before the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals tomorrow in a second attempt to get the justices to lift a legal hold placed on the president’s immigration executive orders by a federal judge in Texas. The effort could prove to be the last opportunity for President Obama to see his […]

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