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  • Immigration Law Advisor, January 2011 (Vol. 5, No. 1)(773 KB - 2/1/2011)
    Immigration Law Advisor, a legal publication from EOIR, with an article on the venue for immigration appeals in the U.S. circuit courts and why the venue matters, circuit court decisions for December 2010 and calendar year 2010 totals, and article on “parole,” and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 11020199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, February 2011 (Vol. 5, No. 2)(773 KB - 3/1/2011)
    Immigration Law Advisor, a legal publication from EOIR, with an article on crimes of violence under 18 USC 16(b), circuit court decisions for January 2011, and recent BIA precedent decisions.
    AILA Doc. No. 11030199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, March 2011 (Vol. 5, No. 3)(776 KB - 4/1/2011)
    Immigration Law Advisor, a legal publication from EOIR, with an article on document similarities and credibility findings in immigration proceedings, circuit court decisions for February 2011, an article on the “exclusionary rule”, recent BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 11040199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, April 2011 (Vol. 5, No. 5)(770 KB - 5/1/2011)
    Immigration Law Advisor with an article on the Supreme Court’s interpretation of Section 212(c) and how circuit courts are handling it, circuit court decisions for March 2011, an article on the Convention Against Torture, recent BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 11050199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, May-June 2011 (Vol. 5, No. 5)(792 KB - 7/1/2011)
    Immigration Law Advisor, a legal publication from EOIR, with articles on the Supreme Court deciding if tax fraud is “fraud” and the reason to believe standard under Section 212(a)(2)(c)(i), circuit court decisions for April and May 2011, recent BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 11070199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, July 2011 (Vol. 5, No. 6)(740 KB - 8/1/2011)
    Immigration Law Advisor, a legal publication from EOIR, with an article on REAL ID credibility standards and the parameters of plausibility findings, circuit court decisions for June 2011, recent BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 11080199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, August 2011 (Vol. 5, No. 7)(783 KB - 9/1/2011)
    Immigration Law Advisor, a legal publication from EOIR, with an article on subpoenas in Immigration Court, circuit court decisions for July 2011, and recent BIA precedent decisions.
    AILA Doc. No. 11090199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, September 2011 (Vol. 5, No. 8)(752 KB - 10/1/2011)
    Immigration Law Advisor, a legal publication from EOIR, with an article on imputation and retroactivity at the Supreme Court, circuit court decisions for August 2011, recent BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 11100199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, October 2011 (Vol. 5, No. 9)(772 KB - 11/1/2011)
    Immigration Law Advisor with an article on asylum for children of victims of coercive population control policies, a tribute to Board Member Lauri Filppu, circuit court decisions for September 2011, update on Silva-Trevino, recent BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 11011199.
  • DOJ Settles Employment Discrimination and Retaliation Case(20 KB - 12/30/2011)
    DOJ press release announcing a settlement with Garland Sales, Inc. DOJ had alleged they engaged in discrimination by imposing unnecessary documentary requirements on individuals of Hispanic origin, and that they retaliated against a worker for protesting this treatment.
    AILA Doc. No. 11123063.
  • DOJ Reaches Settlement in Employment Discrimination Case(24 KB - 12/29/2011)
    DOJ press release announcing a settlement with BAE Systems Ship Repair, Inc., in response to allegations that its subsidiary engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination by requiring all newly hired LPRs to present permanent resident cards as a condition of employment.
    AILA Doc. No. 11122961.
  • DOJ OIL November 2011 Litigation Bulletin(795 KB - 12/21/2011)
    The DOJ Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL) November 2011 Litigation Bulletin addresses the Third Circuit’s rejection of “social visibility” and “particularity” requirements for asylum applicants, summaries of recent federal court decisions, issue updates, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 11122104.
  • DOJ Files National Origin Discrimination Suit against Home Health Care Company(467 KB - 12/19/2011)
    Department of Justice press release announcing the filing of a motion to intervene in a lawsuit against Florida-based Home Care Giver Services Inc. The DOJ complaint alleges that the company discriminated against a USC when it terminated her based on her national origin.
    AILA Doc. No. 11121949.
  • DOJ Press Release, Transcript, and Letter of Finding Regarding Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office's Misconduct(1755 KB - 12/15/2011)
    DOJ press release, transcript, and letter of finding announcing its results in the ongoing civil rights investigation of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, including reasonable cause to believe that the office was engaged in a pattern or practice of misconduct.
    AILA Doc. No. 11121522.
  • DOJ Announces Settlement in U.S. Citizen Discrimination Case(215 KB - 12/14/2011)
    DOJ press release announcing a settlement agreement between S.W.J.J. Inc., or Sernak Farms, to settle allegations that Sernak discriminated by preferring to hire H-2A temporary visa holders over U.S. citizen applicants.
    AILA Doc. No. 11121471.
  • DOJ Files Lawsuit against UC San Diego Medical Center for Employment Discrimination(467 KB - 12/6/2011)
    DOJ press release announcing a lawsuit against the University of California, San Diego Medical Center, alleging that it engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination in the employment eligibility verification process against people who are authorized to work in the U.S.
    AILA Doc. No. 11120649.
  • EOIR Announces Additional Features to 1-800 Number(15 KB - 12/5/2011)
    EOIR announcement that the case information system (1-800 number) will reinstate the “pound” key (#) and “star” key (*) functions beginning 12/12/11.
    AILA Doc. No. 11120561.
  • EOIR Alert Regarding Relocation of Chicago Immigration Court(35 KB - 12/2/2011)
    EOIR press release announcing that the Chicago Immigration Court has closed as of 12/1/11 to prepare for relocation. The Chicago Immigration Court will reopen at the new location on 12/7/11.
    AILA Doc. No. 11120266.
  • DOJ OIL October 2011 Litigation Bulletin(371 KB - 12/2/2011)
    DOJ Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL) October 2011 Litigation Bulletin addresses the Eleventh Circuit’s rejection of Silva-Trevino, BIA standards of review, and U visas, and includes summaries of recent federal court decisions, issue updates, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 11120263.
  • OSC Launches Webinar Series on Avoiding Workplace Discrimination(22 KB - 12/1/2011)
    The Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel announced the launch of a live webinar series, beginning December 6, 2011, on avoiding workplace discrimination. The press release includes registration information.
    AILA Doc. No. 11120168.
  • DOJ 25th Anniversary Commemorative Issue of OSC Update(2531 KB - 11/29/2011)
    DOJ’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices 25th Anniversary Commemorative Issue of “OSC Update” includes updates on OSC outreach efforts, enforcement trends, educational materials, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 11112967.
  • DOJ Flyer on Employment Discrimination Based on Immigration Status or National Origin(151 KB - 11/28/2011)
    DOJ’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices flyer on discrimination in the workplace based on immigration status or national origin.
    AILA Doc. No. 11112863.
  • DOJ Challenges Utah’s Immigration Law in Federal Court(218 KB - 11/23/2011)
    DOJ press release announcing that the Department filed a complaint in federal court challenging several provisions of Utah’s immigration law, H.R. 497, as being preempted by federal law. The provisions were enacted on 3/15/11.
    AILA Doc. No. 11112364.
  • EOIR Swears in Three New Immigration Judges(527 KB - 11/22/2011)
    EOIR announced the investiture of three new immigration judges who will join the immigration judge corps in East Mesa, California; Lumpkin, Georgia; and Dallas, Texas.
    AILA Doc. No. 11112249.
  • EOIR Statement Regarding Prosecutorial Discretion(70 KB - 11/17/2011)
    EOIR press release regarding ICE’s directive to ICE attorneys relating to the exercise of prosecutorial discretion for cases pending in the immigration courts and for cases where a charging document has not yet been filed in immigration court.
    AILA Doc. No. 11171120.
  • EOIR Announces Appointment of Ana Landazabal Mann to BIA(155 KB - 11/16/2011)
    EOIR press release announcing the appointment of Ana Landazabal Mann to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).
    AILA Doc. No. 11111669.
  • DOJ Writes to Alabama School Districts that Children Deserve Equal Access to Public Education(36 KB - 11/3/2011)
    DOJ Justice Blog post providing the text of a letter from AAG Thomas E. Perez reminding Alabama school districts that children deserve equal access to public education regardless of the immigration status of their parents, and requesting information on enrollment practices.
    AILA Doc. No. 11110369.
  • DHS Presentation on Improving Docket Efficiency and the Roles of USCIS, ICE, and EOIR(232 KB - 11/2/2011)
    A DHS PowerPoint presentation covering issues related to EOIR docket efficiency, and attempts to resolve the problems of high-volume caseloads through inter-agency partnerships. Presented at the 2011 CIS Ombudsman’s First Annual Conference.
    AILA Doc. No. 11110264.
  • EOIR Announces Disciplinary Actions Taken against Three Attorneys(54 KB - 11/2/2011)
    EOIR press release announcing that it has ordered the immediate suspension of one attorney and that it has given final orders of discipline to two additional attorneys for violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct for immigration attorneys and representatives.
    AILA Doc. No. 11110263.
  • DOJ Challenges South Carolina’s Immigration Law in Federal Court(60 KB - 11/1/2011)
    DOJ press release announcing that the Department filed a complaint in federal court challenging South Carolina’s recently passed immigration law, Act No. 69, citing conflict with the federal government’s enforcement of immigration laws.
    AILA Doc. No. 11110162.
  • DOJ to Hold 10/31/11 Briefing on Immigration-Related Laws(68 KB - 10/31/2011)
    DOJ invitation to join a 10/31/11 telephone briefing with Department officials for information regarding state immigration-related laws. The briefing is scheduled to start at 4:45 pm EST. Call-in information and additional instructions are provided on the invitation.
    AILA Doc. No. 11103175.
  • DOJ OIL September 2011 Litigation Bulletin(390 KB - 10/27/2011)
    DOJ Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL) September 2011 Litigation Bulletin addresses the Supreme Court’s review of whether “admission” applies retroactively, CSPA and derivative beneficiaries, summaries of recent federal court decisions, issue updates, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 11102732.
  • EOIR Takes Disciplinary Action against Four Attorneys(25 KB - 10/26/2011)
    EOIR press release announcing that it has taken recent disciplinary action against four attorneys, including two attorneys who were immediately suspended and two others who given final orders of discipline, for violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct.
    AILA Doc. No. 11102762.
  • DOJ Establishes HB 56 Hotline to Report Civil Rights Concerns(115 KB - 10/13/2011)
    DOJ Civil Rights Division e-mail notice announcing a hotline for reporting potential civil rights infractions related to Alabama’s new immigration law, HB 56. The notice provides a telephone number as well as an e-mail address for submitting concerns.
    AILA Doc. No. 11101334.
  • EOIR Announces Relocation of Hartford Immigration Court(59 KB - 10/13/2011)
    EOIR press release announcing the temporary closure of its Hartford Immigration Court on 10/13/11 in order to prepare for relocation to a new floor. The court will recommence hearings at the new location on 10/18/11. Additional information on the new location is included.
    AILA Doc. No. 11101330.
  • EOIR Takes Disciplinary Action against 10 Attorneys(40 KB - 10/3/2011)
    EOIR press release announcing it has recently taken disciplinary action against 10 attorneys, including the immediate suspension of seven attorneys and the final orders of discipline given to three additional attorneys, for violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct.
    AILA Doc. No. 11100362.
  • DOJ Sues California Healthcare Provider over Alleged Document Discrimination(26 KB - 10/3/2011)
    DOJ press release announcing that it filed a lawsuit against Generations Healthcare, alleging that the company engaged in discriminatory practices by imposing unnecessary documentary requirements on naturalized citizens and non-citizens in order to work in the United States.
    AILA Doc. No. 11100360.
  • CIS Ombudsman to Host Conversation with EOIR and USCIS on Unaccompanied Children(60 KB - 9/29/2011)
    EOIR invitation for a teleconference on 10/6/11, hosted by the CIS Ombudsman’s Office, to discuss policies and procedures related to unaccompanied children with officials from EOIR and USCIS. The announcement includes additional information and instructions. RSVP by 10/4/11.
    AILA Doc. No. 11092930.
  • EOIR Lists Disciplinary Action against Five Attorneys, Two Reinstatements(38 KB - 9/22/2011)
    EOIR press release announcing that four attorneys were given immediate suspension orders and one attorney was given a final order of discipline, for violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct for immigration attorneys and representatives. Two attorneys were reinstated.
    AILA Doc. No. 11092267.
  • DOJ OIL August 2011 Litigation Bulletin(434 KB - 9/16/2011)
    DOJ Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL) August 2011 Litigation Bulletin provides a summary of recent Federal court decisions, an update on pending cases and issues, discussions on Delgado v. Holder and Prestol-Espinal v. Attorney General, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 11091620.
  • EOIR Releases Latest Disciplinary Actions against Four Attorneys(36 KB - 9/12/2011)
    EOIR press release announcing that it has taken disciplinary action against four attorneys, including one immediate suspension and three final orders, for violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct for immigration attorneys and representatives.
    AILA Doc. No. 11091261.
  • EOIR Announces Relocation of Salt Lake City Immigration Court(30 KB - 9/9/2011)
    EOIR press release announcing that the Salt Lake City Immigration Court has been closed as of 9/8/11 in order to prepare for relocation to West Valley City, UT. Hearings will recommence at the new location on 9/13/11, and contact information for the new location is provided.
    AILA Doc. No. 11090961.
  • EOIR Takes Disciplinary Action against Two Attorneys, Reinstates One(36 KB - 9/7/2011)
    EOIR press release announcing that two attorneys were immediately suspended for violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct, and that one attorney was reinstated following her completion of a six-month suspension.
    AILA Doc. No. 11090768.
  • DOJ Announces Employment Verification Settlement Agreement with Kinro Manufacturing Inc.(24 KB - 8/29/2011)
    DOJ announcement of a settlement agreement with Kinro Manufacturing Inc., a manufacturer of parts for RVs and manufactured homes, to resolve allegations that non-U.S. citizens were subjected to excessive demands during the employment verification process.
    AILA Doc. No. 11082965.
  • DOJ Resolves Allegations of Discriminatory I-9 Practices against Smithfield Foods, Inc. Subsidiary(63 KB - 8/22/2011)
    DOJ press release announcing that it settled with Farmland Foods, Inc. over allegations that the company imposed excessive and unnecessary documentary requirements on non-U.S. citizens and foreign-born U.S. citizens when establishing their eligibility to work in the United States.
    AILA Doc. No. 11082232.
  • EOIR Disciplines Three Attorneys under Rules of Professional Conduct(64 KB - 8/22/2011)
    EOIR press release announcing that two attorneys were immediately suspended and another received a final order of expulsion for violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct for immigration attorneys and representatives.
    AILA Doc. No. 11082231.
  • EOIR Swears in Two New IJs for the Los Angeles Immigration Court(63 KB - 8/22/2011)
    EOIR press release announcing the installation of Judges Robert E. Coughlon and Arlene E. Dorfman who will join the immigration court in Los Angeles, CA. Biographical information for Judges Coughlon and Dorfman also is provided.
    AILA Doc. No. 11082230.
  • DOJ OIL July 2011 Litigation Bulletin(468 KB - 8/15/2011)
    DOJ Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL) July 2011 Litigation Bulletin covers calculating the costs of immigration, the overturning of Lujan-Armendariz, summaries of recent federal court decisions, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 11081531.
  • DOJ Announces Settlement Over Allegations of Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination(60 KB - 8/11/2011)
    DOJ press release announcing that a settlement agreement was reached with Summit Steel Fabricators Inc., resolving allegations that the company engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination against non-citizens during the employment eligibility verification process.
    AILA Doc. No. 11081132.
  • EOIR Takes Disciplinary Action Against Four Attorneys(37 KB - 8/10/2011)
    EOIR press release announcing that final orders of discipline were given to four attorneys received, including two attorneys expelled and two other attorneys suspended from practice before immigration tribunals, for violations under the Rules of Professional Conduct.
    AILA Doc. No. 11081064.
  • USCIS/EOIR Invitation to Rescheduled EAD Asylum Clock Meeting on 9/19/11 (Updated 9/6/11)(100 KB - 9/6/2011)
    USCIS and EOIR invitation to a stakeholder meeting on 9/19/11 regarding the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) asylum clock. RSVP by 9/18/11. Please note that this engagement was originally scheduled for 8/23/11, but was postponed due to an earthquake on the East Coast.
    AILA Doc. No. 11080931.
  • DOJ Sues Alabama Over Controversial Immigration Law(48 KB - 8/2/2011)
    DOJ press release announcing a lawsuit that it filed in federal court on 8/1/11, challenging H.R. 56, Alabama’s recently passed immigration law. The lawsuit, which was filed in the Northern District of Alabama, cites conflict with the enforcement of federal immigration laws.
    AILA Doc. No. 11080261.
  • EOIR Takes Disciplinary Action Against Two Attorneys(53 KB - 8/1/2011)
    EOIR press release announcing that one attorney was given immediate suspension and another was given a final order of discipline, for their respective violations under the Rules of Professional Conduct for immigration attorneys and representatives.
    AILA Doc. No. 11080169.
  • DOJ Settles Document Abuse Claim Against Louisiana Industrial Services Company(214 KB - 7/27/2011)
    DOJ press release announcing that it reached a settlement agreement with Brand Energy and Industrial Services resolving allegations that the company engaged in a pattern or practice of document abuse by requesting DHS documents from newly-hired non-U.S. citizens.
    AILA Doc. No. 11072765.
  • EOIR Takes Disciplinary Action Against Four Attorneys(245 KB - 7/27/2011)
    EOIR press release announcing the immediate suspension of three attorneys, and a final order of discipline given to another, for violations under the Rules of Professional Conduct for immigration attorneys and representatives.
    AILA Doc. No. 11072761.
  • DOJ OSC Publishes Letters of Resolution for FY2011(66 KB - 7/21/2011)
    DOJ Office of Special Counsel (OSC) summaries of the letters of resolution that were issued in fiscal year (FY) 2011 to employers who voluntarily entered into bi-lateral and unilateral settlement agreements with the charging parties resolving discrimination charges.
    AILA Doc. No. 11072160.
  • DOJ OIL November 2010 Litigation Bulletin(409 KB - 7/19/2011)
    DOJ Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL) November 2010 Litigation Bulletin covers a CA9 finding that individuals in removal proceedings have a statutory right to access their A-File, exhaustion of administrative remedies under the INA, updates on pending cases, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 11071969.
  • DOJ OIL June 2011 Litigation Bulletin(401 KB - 7/19/2011)
    DOJ Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL) June 2011 Litigation Bulletin addresses the Solicitor General’s cert petitions in CA9 imputation cases, REAL ID Act corroboration provisions, finality and reconsideration, updates on pending cases and issues, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 11071967.
  • DOJ OIL May 2011 Litigation Bulletin(425 KB - 7/19/2011)
    DOJ Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL) May 2011 Litigation Bulletin covers the BIA’s clear error standard of review, the Supreme Court’s consideration of whether tax crimes other than tax evasion may be aggravated felonies, proposed changes to the EB-5 Program, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 11071966.
  • DOJ OIL April 2011 Litigation Bulletin(381 KB - 7/19/2011)
    DOJ Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL) April 2011 Litigation Bulletin introduces David M. McConnell as new Director for OIL Appellate, and covers the INA § 212(c) issue before the Supreme Court, defining “admission,” summaries of recent decisions, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 11071965.
  • DOJ OSC Summer 2011 Newsletter(135 KB - 7/19/2011)
    DOJ Office of Special Counsel (OSC) newsletter for the third quarter of 2011 covers the change in OSC leadership, suspension of OSC the public education grant program, E-Verify Self Check, Haiti TPS updates, recent OSC enforcement activity, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 11071964.
  • EOIR Takes Disciplinary Action Against Three Attorneys(55 KB - 7/19/2011)
    EOIR press release announcing the immediate suspension of one attorney, and the final orders of discipline given to two others, for violations under the Rules of Professional Conduct for immigration attorneys and representatives.
    AILA Doc. No. 11071962.
  • DOJ Files Lawsuit over Alleged Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination(46 KB - 7/18/2011)
    DOJ press release announcing that it filed a lawsuit against Mar-Jac Poultry Inc. of GA, alleging that the company subjected newly hired non-U.S. citizens to discriminatory documentary requirements by requiring them to produce specific documentation during the I-9 process.
    AILA Doc. No. 11071862.
  • EOIR Announces Disciplinary Action Taken Against Three Attorneys(26 KB - 7/12/2011)
    EOIR press release announcing that one attorney was immediately suspended and two others were given final orders of discipline for violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct. The announcement also states that one attorney was reinstated after completing his suspension.
    AILA Doc. No. 11071263.
  • DOJ Announces Guilty Pleas in Human Trafficking Case(47 KB - 7/11/2011)
    DOJ press release announcing that a Georgia couple pleaded guilty in federal court to felony offenses that include harboring an undocumented individual for financial gain, in relation to a scheme to compel the labor of a young woman from the Kingdom of Swaziland.
    AILA Doc. No. 11071167.
  • EOIR Announces Disciplinary Actions Taken Against Two Attorneys(52 KB - 7/11/2011)
    EOIR press release announcing the latest disciplinary actions taken against two attorneys under the Rules of Professional Conduct, including the immediate suspension of one attorney and a final order of discipline given to the second attorney.
    AILA Doc. No. 11071164.
  • DOJ Sues Farmland Foods Inc. over Allegations of Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination(23 KB - 6/28/2011)
    DOJ press release announcing a lawsuit filed before OCAHO alleging that Farmland Foods Inc. of MO engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination by imposing unnecessary documentary requirements on non-citizens while establishing their authorization to work in the United States.
    AILA Doc. No. 11062861.
  • DOJ Resolves Allegations of Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination against AAP(34 KB - 6/27/2011)
    DOJ press release announcing a settlement agreement with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), resolving allegations that the organization impermissibly allowed employment postings on its website that limited applications to U.S. citizens and certain visa holders.
    AILA Doc. No. 11062767.
  • DOJ Settles with Canvas Corporation over Citizenship Status Discrimination Claim(23 KB - 6/27/2011)
    DOJ press release announcing a settlement agreement with Canvas Corporation, a vending company based in Woodbury, N.Y., over allegations that the company engaged in a pattern or practice of citizenship status discrimination by preferring to hire only U.S. citizens.
    AILA Doc. No. 11062766.
  • EOIR Announces Disciplinary Action Taken Against Nine Attorneys(55 KB - 6/24/2011)
    EOIR press release announcing that it has taken disciplinary action against nine attorneys for violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct for immigration attorneys and representatives. Two attorneys were immediately suspended and seven attorneys received final orders.
    AILA Doc. No. 11062466.
  • EOIR Releases Flyer to Help in the Fight against UPIL(252 KB - 6/22/2011)
    EOIR press release announcing a new flyer to help in the fight against the unauthorized practice of immigration law (UPIL), which will be distributed by all 59 immigration courts to respondents in removal proceedings. A copy of the flyer is attached to the announcement.
    AILA Doc. No. 11062247.
  • EOIR Announces Disciplinary Action Taken against 30 Attorneys(101 KB - 6/22/2011)
    EOIR press release announcing the latest disciplinary actions that were taken against 30 attorneys for violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct. The announcement lists 18 attorneys who were immediately suspended and 12 attorneys who received final orders.
    AILA Doc. No. 11062240.
  • EOIR Announces the Investiture of a New Immigration Judge(34 KB - 6/13/2011)
    EOIR press release announcing that Madeline Garcia was sworn in as a new immigration judge, and that she will preside at the Atlanta Immigration Court. The press release includes biographical information about the new judge.
    AILA Doc. No. 11061368.
  • Assistant AG Tony West’s Statement on the Combating Immigration Services Scams Initiative(24 KB - 6/10/2011)
    Assistant Attorney General Tony West’s remarks on the national initiative to combat immigration services scams, in which he mentions AILA’s engagement on efforts to train attorneys and expand the pool of attorneys available to represent victims of notario fraud.
    AILA Doc. No. 11061070.
  • EOIR Announces New Account on Twitter(56 KB - 6/9/2011)
    EOIR press release announcing that it has opened an account on Twitter (@DOJ_EOIR) to share information about news, events, and announcements through a social media channel. The official EOIR website will remain the primary source for information online.
    AILA Doc. No. 11060934.
  • DHS, DOJ, and FTC Collaborate to Combat Immigration Services Scams(26 KB - 6/9/2011)
    Joint DHS, DOJ, and FTC press release on the 6/9/11 launch of a national initiative designed to stop immigration scams that involve the unauthorized practice of immigration law, through enforcement, education, and continued collaboration.
    AILA Doc. No. 11060972.
  • DOJ Announces Settlement with Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office(73 KB - 6/3/2011)
    DOJ press release announcing a settlement with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) under which MCSO will continue to provide access to the sources of information that the Department determines are pertinent to its Title VI investigation of the sheriff’s office.
    AILA Doc. No. 11060381.
  • EOIR Announces Relocation of Tucson Immigration Court(27 KB - 5/31/2011)
    EOIR press release announcing that it will close the Tucson Immigration Court on 6/1/11 in order to prepare for relocation to the Federal Building in Tucson, AZ. The court will resume hearings at the new location on 6/8/11. Additional information is included.
    AILA Doc. No. 11053161.
  • DOJ Announces Appointment of Juan Osuna as Permanent EOIR Director(215 KB - 5/18/2011)
    DOJ press release announcing the appointment of Juan Osuna as the permanent Director for the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). Juan Osuna has served as Acting Director of EOIR since December 2010.
    AILA Doc. No. 11051871.
  • EOIR Director Osuna’s Testimony on the Immigration Court System(126 KB - 5/19/2011)
    Testimony of EOIR Director Juan Osuna on improving efficiency and ensuring justice in the immigration court system, given before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on 5/18/11, in which he addresses caseload, hiring and training, ethics and accountability, BIA, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 11051931.
  • DOJ Settles with NJ Employer over Allegations of Citizenship Status Discrimination(75 KB - 5/18/2011)
    DOJ press release announcing a settlement with Iflowsoft LLC over allegations that the New Jersey computer programming services provider engaged in a pattern or practice of citizenship status discrimination by preferring to hire temporary visa holders over U.S. citizens.
    AILA Doc. No. 11051835.
  • DOJ Settles with Maricopa Community College District over Allegations of Discrimination(47 KB - 5/17/2011)
    DOJ press release announcing a settlement reached with the Maricopa County Community College District in Arizona over allegations that the district engaged in discriminatory practices against non-citizens in the hiring and employment eligibility verification process.
    AILA Doc. No. 11051768.
  • DOJ/Education Fact Sheet on the Education Rights of Immigrant Children(171 KB - 5/6/2011)
    DOJ/Education fact sheet, pursuant to Plyler v. Doe, describes acceptable enrollment policies, such as proof of residency within the school district, policies that may not be used by schools to deny enrollment to children, and contact information to report violations.
    AILA Doc. No. 11050633.
  • DOJ/Education Q&As on the Education Rights of Immigrant Children(142 KB - 5/6/2011)
    DOJ/Education Q&As for school districts and parents on the 5/6/11 Dear Colleague letter reaffirming the right of children to public education in districts where they reside, pursuant to Plyler v. Doe. Topics include enrollment documentation requirements and training.
    AILA Doc. No. 11050632.
  • DOJ Announces Settlement with Wendy’s Franchise Owners over Citizens-Only Employment Policy(58 KB - 5/2/2011)
    DOJ press release announcing a settlement with the corporate owner of several Wendy’s restaurants in Maine, over allegations that the Restwend-owned Wendy’s restaurants instituted a policy of refusing to hire individuals believed to be non-U.S. citizens since at least 2009.
    AILA Doc. No. 11050262.
  • DOJ Announces Settlement in Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination Case(232 KB - 4/13/2011)
    DOJ press release announcing a settlement with LF Staffing Services Inc., in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, over allegations they had engaged in improperly pre-screening job applicants and rejecting valid work authorization documents presented by certain groups of immigrant workers.
    AILA Doc. No. 11041368.
  • DOJ OIL March 2011 Litigation Bulletin(427 KB - 4/25/2011)
    DOJ Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL) March 2011 Litigation Bulletin covers the court’s holding that application of the 30-day deadline does not violate the Suspension Clause, motions to reopen alleging changed country conditions, summaries of court decisions, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 11042536.
  • DOJ OIL February 2011 Litigation Bulletin(379 KB - 4/25/2011)
    DOJ Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL) February 2011 Litigation Bulletin covers the court’s finding in Abufayad v. Holder, litigating executed final orders, and OIL Director Thomas Hussey stepping down, as well as summaries of court decisions, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 11042535.
  • EOIR Announces Disciplinary Action Taken against 15 Attorneys(59 KB - 4/20/2011)
    EOIR press release announcing the recent disciplinary actions taken against 15 attorneys for violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct for immigration attorneys and representatives. The announcement also includes information about the reinstatement of two attorneys.
    AILA Doc. No. 11042038.
  • DOJ OSC Spring 2011 Newsletter(132 KB - 4/18/2011)
    DOJ Office of Special Counsel (OSC) newsletter for the second quarter of 2011 covers the revised version of the USCIS Handbook for Employers, relief for Japanese nationals, TPS updates, OSC enforcement activities, the new Advance Parole/EAD, E-Verify Self Check, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 11041836.
  • EOIR Announces New Ethics and Professionalism Guide for Immigration Judges(74 KB - 4/4/2011)
    EOIR press release announcing it has published a new ethics and professionalism guide for immigration judges. The guide, which addresses such issues as judicial temperament, ex parte communications, and professional competence, will be part of a revised EOIR Ethics Manual.
    AILA Doc. No. 11040432.
  • EOIR Swears in Three Immigration Judges(31 KB - 4/1/2011)
    EOIR press release announcing the investiture of three immigration judges, two of whom will serve as assistant chief immigration judges, and one of whom will join the immigration judge corps in Boston, MA. The press release includes biographical information about the judges.
    AILA Doc. No. 11040169.
  • Attorney General Statement and Letter on Litigation Involving DOMA(102 KB - 3/28/2011)
    Statement by Attorney General Eric Holder on 2/23/11 announcing that DOJ will no longer defend the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in litigation. A letter from Attorney General Holder to Congress regarding the decision is also attached.
    AILA Doc. No. 11032830.
  • U.S. Attorney Announces 18 Year Prison Sentence for ICE Attorney(91 KB - 3/22/2011)
    U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Central District of California press release announcing that ICE Assistant Chief Counsel Constantine Peter Kallas received a 212 month federal prison sentence for taking nearly half a million dollars in bribes from immigrants.
    AILA Doc. No. 11032230.
  • DOJ OIL January 2011 Litigation Bulletin(387 KB - 3/15/2011)
    DOJ Office of Immigration Litigation January 2011 Litigation Bulletin covers citizenship laws around the world, the launch of the Human Trafficking Enhanced Enforcement Initiative, the constitutional right to a hearing for a VWP entrant, updates, summaries, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 11031575.
  • DOJ Announces Prison Sentence for Immigration Fraud Scheme(218 KB - 3/11/2011)
    DOJ press release announcing that Richard A. Murdock was sentenced to 30 months in prison for immigration fraud and tax evasion charges related to his role in fraudulently procuring visas from the U.S. Embassy in London, including L-1A visas for two co-conspirators.
    AILA Doc. No. 11031161.
  • DOJ Announces Settlement in Citizenship Discrimination Case(60 KB - 3/9/2011)
    DOJ press release announcing that American Education and Travel Services Inc., in Antioch, CA, has agreed to pay $10,000 in back pay and compensatory damages to a lawful permanent resident who was denied a position because he was not a U.S. citizen or native English speaker.
    AILA Doc. No. 11030920.
  • DOJ OIL December 2010 Litigation Bulletin(561 KB - 2/23/2011)
    DOJ Office of Immigration Litigation December 2010 Litigation Bulletin covers Samirah v. Holder, jurisdiction over administrative closure, nine new immigration judges appointed, summaries of court decisions, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 11022368.
  • EOIR Announces Newest Member of the BIA(223 KB - 2/23/2011)
    EOIR press release announcing that Attorney General Eric Holder appointed Michael J. Creppy to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). Mr. Creppy has served as EOIR’s chief administrative hearing officer since April 2006.
    AILA Doc. No. 11022366.
  • EOIR Announces 10th Anniversary of the BIA Pro Bono Project(246 KB - 1/27/2011)
    EOIR press release announcing the 10th anniversary of the BIA Pro Bono Project. The Project was implemented in 2001 to improve access to legal information and increase pro bono representation for individuals being detained while their immigration cases are under appeal.
    AILA Doc. No. 11012766.
  • DOJ OSC Winter 2011 Newsletter(90 KB - 1/25/2011)
    DOJ Office of Special Counsel (OSC) newsletter for the first quarter of 2011, covering new guidance on Social Security number mismatches, telephone interventions, recent OSC enforcement activity, the new website launched by the Criminal Rights Division and OSC, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 11012566.
  • EOIR Swears In First Immigration Judge in 2011(32 KB - 1/10/2011)
    EOIR press release announcing that Chief Immigration Judge Brian M. O’Leary invested David H. Paruch on 1/7/11. Judge Paruch is the first immigration judge to join EOIR in 2011 and will preside in Detroit, Michigan. The announcement also includes biographical information.
    AILA Doc. No. 11011060.
  • DOJ OIL October 2010 Litigation Bulletin(392 KB - 1/3/2011)
    DOJ Office of Immigration Litigation October 2010 Bulletin includes an article on circuit court approaches to the demonstration of prejudice when an agency violates regulations, an asylum case on resistance to China’s coercive population control policies, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 11010331.
  • DOJ OIL September 2010 Litigation Bulletin(437 KB - 1/3/2011)
    DOJ Office of Immigration Litigation September 2010 Bulletin includes an update on asylum cases defining "other resistance" to China's coercive population control policies, an article about employment authorization and lawful status, and other litigation highlights.
    AILA Doc. No. 11010330.
  • DOJ OIL August 2010 Litigation Bulletin(381 KB - 1/3/2011)
    DOJ Office of Immigration Litigation August 2010 Bulletin covers terrorist exemptions under the INA, whether women in China who have been subjected to forced marriage and involuntary servitude can constitute a particular social group for purposes of asylum, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 11010361.
  • DOJ OIL July 2010 Litigation Bulletin(347 KB - 1/3/2011)
    DOJ Office of Immigration Litigation July 2010 Bulletin covers the application of the Fourth Amendment exclusionary rule in removal proceedings, Guatemalan women as a particular social group for purposes of asylum, and summaries of court decisions.
    AILA Doc. No. 11010360.
 
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