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  • Texas Court Shuts Down Unauthorized Organization and Orders Restitution(7408 KB - 9/10/2013)
    Final judgment and permanent injunction against Cristo Vive, Christian Social Services, Inc. for unlawfully providing immigration legal advice in Austin, Texas. Penalties include civil fines, attorney fees, and restitution. A Claims Administrator will try to contact victims and return their files.
    AILA Doc. No. 13091046.
  • California Supreme Court on Immigration Advisals for Criminal Defendants(109 KB - 8/26/2013)
    The court held that a motion to vacate should be granted where a criminal defendant who is not properly advised of the immigration consequences of a plea in a criminal case would have chosen not to plead guilty or nolo contendere if properly advised. (People v. Martinez, 8/8/13)
    AILA Doc. No. 13082651.
  • Texas Court Takes Action to Halt Immigration Fraud Scheme(1376 KB - 5/13/2013)
    Final judgment and permanent injunction against Just for People, Inc. for perpetrating an immigration fraud scheme in violation of the Deceptive Trade Practices Act. Penalties include $480,000; $245,773 in attorney fees and costs; and $195,325 in restitution. AILA Doc. No. 13051343.
    AILA Doc. No. 13051343.
  • Minnesota State Court Decision on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status(530 KB - 1/15/2013)
    In an unpublished decision, a Minnesota state court found that the SIJS statute only requires a finding that that reunification is not viable with one of the child's parents, not both parents. (In the Matter of the Welfare of: D. A. M., 12/10/12) AILA Doc. No. 13011547.
    AILA Doc. No. 13011547.
  • Michigan Court of Appeals on Driving With Foreign License(469 KB - 5/16/2012)
    The court found that the undocumented defendant did not violate MCL 257.904(4), because he was driving with an expired Mexican license, and noted there is “no basis … to hold that immigration status” is relevant to the statute. (People v. Acosta Baustista, 5/1/12) AILA Doc. No. 12051650.
    AILA Doc. No. 12051650.
  • LexisNexis Files Suit Against USVerify in Electronic I-9 Dispute(433 KB - 7/15/2011)
    Civil complaint filed by LexisNexis against USVerify, alleging breach of contract and seeking an injunction to require USVerify to return client I-9 data in a usable and accessible format and to cease and desist from using or disclosing confidential client information. AILA Doc. No. 11071576.
    AILA Doc. No. 11071576.
  • Complaint against Infosys Brings B-1 in Lieu of H-1B under Fire(854 KB - 5/25/2011)
    Civil complaint filed in the Circuit Court of Lowndes County, Alabama against Infosys Technologies, alleging that the company illegally employed B-1 visa holders on company projects in an effort to avoid the restrictions and limitations of the H-1B program. AILA Doc. No. 11052567.
    AILA Doc. No. 11052567.
  • Minnesota Court Says Padilla v. Kentucky Applies Retroactively(296 KB - 5/18/2011)
    The court found that the Supreme Court decision in Padilla v. Kentucky is not a new rule of constitutional criminal procedure and therefore applies retroactively to cases on collateral review. (Campos v. Minnesota, 5/16/11) AILA Doc. No. 11051865.
    AILA Doc. No. 11051865.
  • Texas Court Says Padilla v. Kentucky Applies Retroactively(229 KB - 5/12/2011)
    The court found that the Supreme Court decision in Padilla v. Kentucky applies retroactively and affirmed the vacatur of Appellee’s 1994 conviction where counsel failed to inform him of the immigration consequences of a guilty plea. (Texas v. Golding, 5/12/11) AILA Doc. No. 11051270.
    AILA Doc. No. 11051270.
  • CA Supreme Court Upholds In-State Tuition Law for Undocumented Immigrants(176 KB - 11/18/2010)
    The court held that California state law exempting certain undocumented immigrants from paying nonresident tuition at California state colleges and universities does not violate 8 USC §1623. (Martinez v. Regents of University of California, 11/15/10) AILA Doc. No. 10111860.
    AILA Doc. No. 10111860.
  • Court Orders Arizona to Pay Attorney's Fees in Action Involving Sheriff Arpaio's Deputy(310 KB - 7/19/2010)
    This 10/30/09 AZ court order awards attorney’s fees to defendants in State v. Theilen, who were arrested and removed by a Deputy of Sheriff Joe Arpaio for clapping during a Maricopa County Board of Supervisors meeting. The order calls this “an extreme case.” AILA Doc. No. 10071939.
    AILA Doc. No. 10071939.