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  • Immigration Law Advisor, January 2012 (Vol. 6, No. 1)(817 KB - 2/1/2012)
    Immigration Law Advisor, a legal publication from EOIR, with an article on the Ninth Circuit and bond hearings after final administrative orders of removal, circuit court decisions for December 2011, calendar year 2011 totals, recent BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 12020199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, February 2012 (Vol. 6, No. 2)(754 KB - 3/1/2012)
    Immigration Law Advisor, a legal publication from EOIR, with an article on who benefits from the ambiguity in an inconclusive record of conviction, as well as circuit court decisions for January 2012, recent BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 12030199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, March 2012 (Vol. 6, No. 3)(758 KB - 4/1/2012)
    Immigration Law Advisor, a legal publication from EOIR, with an article on the current framework for establishing the fact of conviction in light of Matter of J.R. Velasquez, as well as circuit court decisions for February 2012, and recent BIA precedent decisions.
    AILA Doc. No. 12040199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, April 2012 (Vol. 6, No. 4)(789 KB - 5/1/2012)
    Immigration Law Advisor, a legal publication from EOIR, with an article on circuit court modifications to the modified categorical approach, as well as circuit court decisions for March 2012, recent BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 12050199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, May 2012 (Vol. 6, No. 5)(764 KB - 6/1/2012)
    Immigration Law Advisor, a legal publication from EOIR, with an article on applying timing rules in immigration proceedings, as well as circuit court decisions for April 2012, recent BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 12060199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, June 2012 (Vol. 6, No. 6)(1003 KB - 7/1/2012)
    Immigration Law Advisor, a legal publication from EOIR, with an article on the difference between “admission” and “admitted” in the INA, as well as circuit court decisions for May 2012, recent BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 12070199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, July-August 2012 (Vol. 6, No. 7)(931 KB - 9/1/2012)
    Immigration Law Advisor, a legal publication from EOIR, with an article analyzing child abuse and rape in immigration law, as well as circuit court decisions for June and July 2012, recent BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 12090199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, September 2012 (Vol. 6, No. 8)(900 KB - 10/1/2012)
    Immigration Law Advisor, a legal publication from EOIR, with an article on egregious violations of the fourth amendment in removal proceedings, as well as circuit court decisions for August 2012, recent BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 12100199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, October 2012 (Vol. 6, No. 9)(905 KB - 11/1/2012)
    Immigration Law Advisor, a legal publication from EOIR, with an article on Silva-Trevino and how different circuits handle CIMTs, as well as circuit court decisions for September 2012, recent BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 12110198.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, November-December 2012 (Vol. 6, No. 10)(710 KB - 12/31/2012)
    Immigration Law Advisor, a legal publication from EOIR, with an article on the cancellation of removal criminal bars, as well as circuit court decisions for October and November 2012, and recent BIA precedent decisions.
    AILA Doc. No. 12123199.
  • Immigration Court and EOIR Office Closings for December 27, 2012(1122 KB - 12/27/2012)
    EOIR public statement announcing that the Cleveland, Ohio immigration court will be closed to the public beginning at 1pm EST on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 due to inclement weather.
    AILA Doc. No. 12122740.
  • Immigration Court and EOIR Office Closings for December 20, 2012(987 KB - 12/20/2012)
    EOIR public statement announcing that the Omaha, Nebraska immigration court will be closed to the public on Thursday, December 20, 2012 due to inclement weather.
    AILA Doc. No. 12122049.
  • DOJ Settles Immigration-Based Discrimination Claim Against New York Hospital(525 KB - 12/20/2012)
    DOJ press release on settlement agreement with New York hospital for immigration-related violations when they required newly hired lawful permanent residents to provide more or different documents during the Form I-9 employment eligibility verification process.
    AILA Doc. No. 12122041.
  • DOJ Settles Immigration Discrimination Claim Against New York Manufacturer(525 KB - 12/19/2012)
    DOJ press release on settlement with New York manufacturer for violating anti-discrimination provision of Immigration & Nationality Act (INA) by limiting its hiring practices to U.S. citizens & agreeing to modify its employment eligibility verification policies & procedures.
    AILA Doc. No. 12121952.
  • DOJ OSC Releases New Educational Video on Haiti TPS Employees(790 KB - 12/19/2012)
    DOJ Office of Special Counsel (OSC) public statement announcing new online educational video reminding employers that Haitians with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) may continue working beyond the January 22, 2013, expiration date of their Employment Authorization Cards.
    AILA Doc. No. 12121944.
  • EOIR Announces New Deputy Director(476 KB - 12/13/2012)
    EOIR press release announcing the appointment of Ana M. Kocur as the agency’s new Deputy Director, effective December 16, 2012. Ms. Kocur is a career EOIR employee and had previously served as the agency’s Chief of Staff since September 2011.
    AILA Doc. No. 12121357.
  • EOIR Announces New General Counsel(474 KB - 12/13/2012)
    EOIR press release announcing the appointment of Jeff Rosenblum as the agency’s General Counsel, effective December 16, 2012. Jean C. King had previously served in the role in an acting capacity since June 2012.
    AILA Doc. No. 12121355.
  • OSC Announces Webinar Schedule for January/February 2013(750 KB - 12/13/2012)
    DOJ Office of Special Counsel schedule of January 2013 and February 2013 dates for their free live webinar series on avoiding workplace discrimination for employers and workers around the country. RSVP info included.
    AILA Doc. No. 12121353.
  • DOJ Announces New FOIA Resource Training Updates(1219 KB - 12/7/2012)
    DOJ public statement announcing that the Office of Information Policy (OIP) has recently updated the DOJ FOIA Resource Training, including links to President Obama’s and Attorney General Holder’s FOIA memoranda and overviews of FOIA procedures and exemptions.
    AILA Doc. No. 12120769.
  • DOJ Announces New Video Conference FOIA Training Series(585 KB - 12/5/2012)
    DOJ press release announcing that the Office of Information Policy (OIP) will being hosting its FOIA training seminars through video conferencing. The first training, An Overview of the FOIA, will focus on President Obama’s FOIA Memorandum, FOIA’s exemptions, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 12120562.
  • DOJ Announces New Quarterly FOIA Reporting Beginning January 2013(574 KB - 12/4/2012)
    DOJ press release announcing that effective January 2013, all agencies will begin quarterly reporting of 4 key FOIA statistics, including number of requests received, processed, backlogged requests & status of agency’s 10 oldest FOIA requests from previous fiscal year.
    AILA Doc. No. 12120444.
  • DOJ Settles Immigration Discrimination Claim Against Oregon Homecare Provider(732 KB - 12/3/2012)
    DOJ press release on settlement with Oregon homecare company for demanding unnecessary documentation from naturalized citizen in response to initial mismatch in E-Verify (called “tentative non-confirmation”) & then refusing to hire her when she did not produce it.
    AILA Doc. No. 12120346.
  • DOJ OIL November 2012 Litigation Bulletin(728 KB - 11/30/2012)
    The DOJ Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL) November 2012 Litigation Bulletin, where the Seventh Circuit ruled that a person who has been previously removed from the United States is ineligible for adjustment of status.
    AILA Doc. No. 12113059.
  • DOJ Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against NC Company(524 KB - 11/30/2012)
    DOJ press release on settlement with North Carolina company for allegedly violating anti-discrimination provision of Immigration and Nationality Act for firing 3 employees based on incorrect assumption that they were undocumented workers when they were actually U.S. citizens.
    AILA Doc. No. 12113052.
  • Immigration Court and EOIR Office Closings for November 9, 2012(946 KB - 11/9/2012)
    EOIR press release announcing that the Varick Street immigration court will be closed to the public on Friday, November 9, 2012 & re-open for hearings on 11/13/12. All hearings initially scheduled during period of emergency closure will be rescheduled upon courts re-opening.
    AILA Doc. No. 12110947.
  • Immigration Court and EOIR Office Closings for November 8, 2012(1127 KB - 11/8/2012)
    EOIR press release announcing that the Varick Street immigration court will be closed on Thursday, November 8, 2012. All hearings initially scheduled during the period of emergency closure will be rescheduled upon the courts re-opening.
    AILA Doc. No. 12110842.
  • DOJ OSC Fall 2012 Newsletter(1097 KB - 11/7/2012)
    DOJ Office of Special Counsel (OSC) newsletter for the fourth quarter of 2012 covering issues related to enforcement activities, webinar schedules, temporary protected status (TPS) on Haiti, guidance on deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 12110754.
  • Immigration Court and EOIR Office Closings for November 7, 2012(1125 KB - 11/7/2012)
    EOIR press release announcing that the New York City and Varick Street immigration courts will be closed on Wednesday, November 7, 2012. All hearings initially scheduled during the period of emergency closure will be rescheduled upon the courts re-opening.
    AILA Doc. No. 12110740.
  • Immigration Court and EOIR Office Closings for November 6, 2012(941 KB - 11/6/2012)
    EOIR press release announcing that the New York City and Varick Street immigration courts will be closed on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 due to inclement weather. All other immigration courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and EOIR headquarters are open as scheduled.
    AILA Doc. No. 12110640.
  • Immigration Court and EOIR Office Closings for November 5, 2012(926 KB - 11/5/2012)
    EOIR press release announcing that the New York City and Varick Street immigration courts will be closed on Monday, November 5, 2012 due to inclement weather. All other immigration courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and EOIR headquarters are open as scheduled.
    AILA Doc. No. 12110541.
  • Immigration Court and EOIR Office Closings for November 2, 2012(460 KB - 11/1/2012)
    EOIR press release announcing that the New York City and Varick Street immigration courts will be closed on Friday, November 2, 2012 due to inclement weather.
    AILA Doc. No. 12110151.
  • Immigration Court and EOIR Office Closings for November 1, 2012(504 KB - 11/1/2012)
    EOIR press release announcing that the New York City and Varick Street immigration courts will be closed on Thursday, November 1, 2012 due to inclement weather.
    AILA Doc. No. 12110141.
  • DOJ OIL October 2012 Litigation Bulletin(925 KB - 11/10/2012)
    The DOJ Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL) October 2012 Litigation Bulletin where First Circuit ruled that spouse of an individual forced to undergo an abortion under China’s coercive population control policy is not automatically entitled to asylum & other decisions.
    AILA Doc. No. 12110159.
  • BIA Filing Deadline Changes Due to Hurricane Sandy(551 KB - 10/31/2012)
    EOIR press release saying that since Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) was closed on October 29-30, 2012, they will consider any filing “timely filed” if it was due on a weekday during the week of October 29, 2012 & the BIA received the filing on or before November 5, 2012.
    AILA Doc. No. 12103146.
  • Immigration Court Closings for Wednesday, October 31, 2012(505 KB - 10/31/2012)
    The following immigration courts remain closed on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 due to Hurricane Sandy: New York City; Varick Street; Newark; and Elizabeth. Filing deadlines at affected locations will be adjusted once they reopen.
    AILA Doc. No. 12103140.
  • EOIR and Immigration Court Closings Due to Inclement Weather(505 KB - 10/30/2012)
    EOIR notice of the closure of a number of east coast immigration courts, EOIR Headquarters, and the BIA on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 due to Hurricane Sandy. Filing deadlines at affected locations will be adjusted once the courts and offices reopen.
    AILA Doc. No. 12103063.
  • OSC Settles Document Abuse Case with Las Vegas Hotel and Casino(980 KB - 10/29/2012)
    OSC settlement agreement with Tuscany Hotel and Casino, LLC in Las Vegas resolving a lawsuit alleging that the company discriminated against non-citizens in the employment eligibility verification and reverification processes.
    AILA Doc. No. 12102930.
  • EOIR to Close Immigration Court in Lancaster, California(550 KB - 10/29/2012)
    EOIR press release on the closing of the Lancaster Immigration Court, located at 45100 N. 60th Street West, Lancaster, California, on October 31, 2012. All pending cases will be transferred to the Los Angeles Immigration Court for video teleconference hearings.
    AILA Doc. No. 12102946.
  • OSC Settles Document Abuse Case with New Jersey Home Health Care Provider(1300 KB - 10/26/2012)
    OSC settlement agreement with Advantage Home Care, LLC, a New Jersey-based home health care provider that was found to have discriminated against lawful permanent residents in the employment eligibility verification process.
    AILA Doc. No. 12102648.
  • DOJ Settles Discrimination Claim Against NJ Health Care Company(525 KB - 10/25/2012)
    DOJ press release on agreement with New Jersey company on claims they violated anti-discrimination provisions of Immigration & Nationality Act (INA) by imposing greater requirements for lawful permanent residents during Form I-9 employment eligibility verification process.
    AILA Doc. No. 12102550.
  • OSC Seeks Stakeholder Input for I-9 Self-Audit Guidance (10/24/2012)
    OSC has asked AILA to provide feedback on issues that members would like to see included in the agency’s forthcoming guidance on I-9 self-audits. Comments are due 11/9/12.
    AILA Doc. No. 12102453.
  • DOJ Settles Lawsuit with Casino for Unfair Documentary Practices(610 KB - 10/10/2012)
    DOJ press release on settlement agreement with Tuscany Hotel & Casino LLC in Las Vegas resolving a lawsuit alleging that the company discriminated in the employment eligibility verification and re-verification process, treating non-citizens differently than U.S. citizens.
    AILA Doc. No. 12101049.
  • DOJ OIL September 2012 Litigation Bulletin(711 KB - 10/1/2012)
    The DOJ Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL) September 2012 Litigation Bulletin where the First Circuit held that isolated incidents of mistreatment based on claimed religious grounds did not amount to persecution & other case decisions.
    AILA Doc. No. 12100159.
  • DOJ Settles with Florida Janitorial Company Over INA Violations(527 KB - 9/27/2012)
    DOJ press release on settlement with Florida company resolving allegations that they violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration & Nationality Act (INA) when it failed to fully reinstate an employee in retaliation for asserting her right to work in the United States.
    AILA Doc. No. 12092754.
  • OSC Update on I-9 Self-Audit Guidance Website(720 KB - 9/27/2012)
    OSC public statement on 9/13/12 stakeholder input session addressing the topic of employer self-audits of I-9 Forms and reminding stakeholders that they are continuing to accept comments at their designated email inbox until 11/9/12.
    AILA Doc. No. 12092752.
  • EOIR to Relocate Headquarters Immigration Court(719 KB - 9/26/2012)
    EOIR press release announcing the closing of its Headquarters Immigration Court on 9/28/12 for relocation and will recommence hearings at the new location on 10/3/12. The address for the new location is 1901 South Bell Street, Suite 200, Arlington, VA 22202.
    AILA Doc. No. 12092642.
  • DOJ Releases New Forms EOIR-27 and EOIR-28 (9/21/2012)
    DOJ released new versions of the Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Representative before the BIA (Form EOIR-27), and before the Immigration Court (Form EOIR-28), revised in September 2012.
    AILA Doc. No. 12092145.
  • DOJ OIL August 2012 Litigation Bulletin(829 KB - 9/21/2012)
    The DOJ Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL) August 2012 Litigation Bulletin where Fourth Circuit holds that the material support bar does not contain a duress exemption or involuntary support exception & other issues related to key adjustment of status & asylum decisions.
    AILA Doc. No. 12092143.
  • DOJ Press Release on Implementing FOIA’s Statutory Exclusions(568 KB - 9/17/2012)
    DOJ Office of Information Policy (OIP) press release on guidance issued to all agencies concerning proper implementation of the exclusion provisions contained in the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
    AILA Doc. No. 12091752.
  • DOJ Files Lawsuit Alleging Employment Discrimination by Texas Farm(597 KB - 9/11/2012)
    DOJ press release on joining lawsuit against a Texas farm company that allegedly discriminated against two U.S. citizens when it refused to hire them based on their citizenship status, instead preferring to hire foreign workers under the H-2A visa program.
    AILA Doc. No. 12091145.
  • EOIR to Relocate Arlington, VA Immigration Court(718 KB - 9/10/2012)
    EOIR press release announcing that it will close its Arlington, VA Immigration Court on 9/12/12 to prepare for relocation. The Arlington Immigration Court will recommence hearings at the new location on 9/18/12 at 1901 South Bell Street, Suite 200, Arlington, VA 22202.
    AILA Doc. No. 12091042.
  • DOJ Blog on FY2011 Annual FOIA Reports (9/7/2012)
    DOJ blog post on a summary of FOIA reports for FY2011 looking at data for many key statistics in FOIA administration from the most recent fiscal year, and breaks down the numbers to see how individual agencies contributed and affected these totals.
    AILA Doc. No. 12090760.
  • OSC Stakeholder Input Session on I-9 Audits by Employers (Updated 8/24/12)(591 KB - 8/24/2012)
    OSC Invitation for 9/13/12 for its first upcoming stakeholder input session on a draft guidance meant to provide employers with practical tips for avoiding discrimination during the course of an internal audit of employment eligibility verification. RSVP info included.
    AILA Doc. No. 12081649.
  • Two Plead Guilty to Defrauding Consumers Seeking Immigration Services(1572 KB - 8/23/2012)
    DOJ press release on two Missouri men pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud in connection with Immigration Forms & Publications (IFP), a Sedalia, Missouri a company that sold immigration forms otherwise available at no charge from the government.
    AILA Doc. No. 12082345.
  • DOJ OSC Spring 2012 Newsletter(991 KB - 8/22/2012)
    DOJ Office of Special Counsel (OSC) newsletter for the third quarter of 2012 covers the issues related to OSC webinars, technical assistance letters, temporary protected status (TPS), lawsuits involving discriminatory practices and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 12082256.
  • DOJ OSC Summer 2012 Newsletter(1228 KB - 8/22/2012)
    DOJ Office of Special Counsel (OSC) newsletter for the third quarter of 2012 covers the issues related to temporary protected status (TPS), lawsuits involving discriminatory practices and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 12082255.
  • DOJ Settles Discrimination Claims Against Illinois Semiconductor Company(595 KB - 8/22/2012)
    DOJ press release on settlement resolving allegations that Illinois company violated the INA anti-discrimination provision in job postings that explicitly stated citizenship status preferences or requirements that excluded certain work-authorized people from consideration.
    AILA Doc. No. 12082246.
  • DOJ Settles Discrimination Claims Against Employment Agency(1289 KB - 8/14/2012)
    DOJ press release on settlement with employment agency for discriminating under anti-discrimination provision of Immigration & Nationality Act (INA), when it impermissibly delayed the start date of two refugees after requiring them to provide specific Form I-9 documentation.
    AILA Doc. No. 12081448.
  • DOJ Inspector General Announces New Whistleblower Ombudsperson(650 KB - 8/9/2012)
    DOJ press release on Inspector General Michael Horowitz announced that he has created a Whistleblower Ombudsperson position within the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General, which is one of the first such positions in the federal government.
    AILA Doc. No. 12080945.
  • EOIR Notice on Prosecutorial Discretion(1123 KB - 8/2/2012)
    EOIR public notice stating that under the process known as prosecutorial discretion, DHS reviews pending cases to see whether they meet certain criteria for cases that are considered a low enforcement priority & if so, DHS may request "administrative closure" of the case.
    AILA Doc. No. 12080250.
  • DOJ OIL July 2012 Litigation Bulletin(728 KB - 8/1/2012)
    The DOJ Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL) July 2012 Litigation Bulletin where the Fifth Circuit ruled that an asylum applicant has a separate claim for relief based on a breach of confidentiality & other issues related to adjustment of status & asylum decisions.
    AILA Doc. No. 12080159.
  • DOJ Settles Discrimination Claims Against Food Company(1311 KB - 7/23/2012)
    DOJ press release on settlement with United Natural Foods Inc. alleging the company discriminated against workers when it impermissibly “re-verified” work authority of lawful permanent residents & required some non-citizen workers to provide specific Form I-9 documentation.
    AILA Doc. No. 12072342.
  • EOIR Announces Filing Deadline Changes Due to Power Outage(476 KB - 7/9/2012)
    EOIR press release announcing filing deadline changes due to power outages in the Washington, DC , area that disrupted operations at the BIA.
    AILA Doc. No. 12070951.
  • Attorney General Eric Holder’s Speech at La Raza Annual Convention(740 KB - 7/9/2012)
    DOJ transcript of Attorney General Eric Holder’s 7/7/12 speech at National Council of La Raza annual convention where he discussed Supreme Court’s decision on Arizona SB 1070 law and upsurges in police misconduct, hate crimes & human trafficking case reports.
    AILA Doc. No. 12070942.
  • DOJ Flyer on E-Verify Discrimination(569 KB - 7/6/2012)
    DOJ flyer from the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices geared towards helping advocates identify whether employers misused E-Verify in a discriminatory manner.
    AILA Doc. No. 12070646.
  • DOJ Flyer on Anti-Discrimination in Job Postings(553 KB - 7/6/2012)
    DOJ flyer from the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices on “Best Practices for Job Postings” to educate employers and recruiters on avoiding discriminatory language in job postings and to ensure that job applicants are protected.
    AILA Doc. No. 12070645.
  • DOJ Video on Reverification Policies in the Workplace (7/3/2012)
    DOJ video from the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices on what document(s) need to be presented to establish their identity and authorization to work, when completing the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9.
    AILA Doc. No. 12070350.
  • DOJ Video on Anti-Discrimination OSC Webinars (7/3/2012)
    DOJ video from the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices on webinars relating to the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and other issues affecting employers and employees. RSVP info included.
    AILA Doc. No. 12070349.
  • EOIR Headquarters After Power Outage(1126 KB - 7/3/2012)
    EOIR public notice announcing that all immigration courts, EOIR headquarters and the Board of Immigration Appeals are open again after a closure on 7/2/12 due to a power outage.
    AILA Doc. No. 12070348.
  • EOIR Headquarters Closed Due to Power Outage(652 KB - 7/2/2012)
    According to the EOIR website, EOIR Headquarters is closed today, July 2, 2012, due to a power outage in the building. This includes the Headquarters Immigration Court and the Board of Immigration Appeals. All other immigration courts are open as scheduled.
    AILA Doc. No. 12070243.
  • DOJ OIL June 2012 Litigation Bulletin(754 KB - 7/1/2012)
    The DOJ Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL) June 2012 Litigation Bulletin where Fifth Circuit ruled that “particularity” and “social visibility” criteria for “particular social group” asylum claims are reasonable and entitled to Chevron deference.
    AILA Doc. No. 12070159.
  • Attorney General Statement on Supreme Court Decision on SB 1070(1195 KB - 6/25/2012)
    DOJ press release on Attorney General Eric Holder’s statement on Supreme Court decision in Arizona v. United States which effectively bars criminalizing unlawful status in states & confirms federal government’s exclusive authority to regulate immigration laws.
    AILA Doc. No. 12062546.
  • DOJ Files Lawsuit on Discrimination Against Work-Authorized Non-Citizens(1314 KB - 6/20/2012)
    DOJ press release on filing of lawsuit against Indiana company allegedly engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination against work-authorized non-citizens in the employment eligibility verification process.
    AILA Doc. No. 12062040.
  • DOJ Remarks from ACLU Event on Plyler v. Doe Anniversary(3064 KB - 6/11/2012)
    DOJ speech transcript from Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez at an ACLU event to mark the 30th anniversary of Plyler v. Doe, a Supreme Court decision making clear that all children, regardless of their immigration status, should be welcome in our schools.
    AILA Doc. No. 12061146.
  • DOJ OIL May 2012 Litigation Bulletin(827 KB - 6/1/2012)
    The DOJ Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL) May 2012 Litigation Bulletin where the Supreme Court deferred to BIA’s interpretation that imputation is not available to applicant for cancellation & other issues related to adjustment of status & other decisions.
    AILA Doc. No. 12060159.
  • DOJ Files Lawsuit Against Casino for Unfair Documentary Practices(1094 KB - 5/31/2012)
    DOJ press release on lawsuit filing against Tuscany Hotel and Casino LLC in Las Vegas, alleging that the company engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination in the employment eligibility verification and re-verification process.
    AILA Doc. No. 12053176.
  • EOIR Announces New Language Access Plan(477 KB - 5/31/2012)
    Executive Office for Immigration Review press release announcing the release of its official language access plan to provide meaningful access to those with limited English proficiency to EOIR programs pursuant to the language access principles of Executive Order 13166.
    AILA Doc. No. 12053175.
  • OCAHO Published Decisions Available on EOIR Website (5/30/2012)
    DOJ resource page with regulations and published decisions from the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) with cases related to employer sanctions, document fraud and unfair immigration-related employment practices.
    AILA Doc. No. 12053049.
  • EOIR Page on Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer(2382 KB - 5/30/2012)
    DOJ resource on the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) within the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) which handles cases related to employer sanctions, document fraud and unfair immigration-related employment practices.
    AILA Doc. No. 12053048.
  • DOJ Settles Lawsuit Against IT Company for Retaliation(1241 KB - 5/30/2012)
    DOJ press release on settlement with New Jersey company involving anti-discrimination provision of Immigration & Nationality Act when it terminated an employee in retaliation for expressing opposition to alleged preference for foreign nationals with temporary work visas.
    AILA Doc. No. 12053042.
  • DOJ Press Release on Prison Rape Elimination Act(2581 KB - 5/18/2012)
    DOJ press release on the release a final rule to prevent, detect and respond to sexual abuse in confinement facilities, in accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA), but which excludes over 400,000 immigrants in DHS facilities from protection.
    AILA Doc. No. 12051848.
  • Assistant Attorney General’s Remarks on Sheriff Arpaio Lawsuit(3260 KB - 5/10/2012)
    DOJ Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Thomas Perez’s remarks on announcement of federal civil lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph Arpaio for unconstitutional & unlawful actions to intentionally & systematically discriminate against Latinos in Arizona.
    AILA Doc. No. 12051050.
  • DOJ Files Civil Lawsuit Against Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio(2379 KB - 5/10/2012)
    DOJ press release announcing filing of a civil lawsuit in federal court against the Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph Arpaio, arising from unconstitutional & unlawful actions by the defendants that they intentionally & systematically discriminated against Latinos in Arizona.
    AILA Doc. No. 12051047.
  • DOJ Blog on Commitment to Language Access Plan (5/8/2012)
    DOJ blog post on revised Departmental Language Access Plan that is the latest in a series of steps taken to recommit the department to the language access principles of Executive Order 13166 to help effectively communicate with limited English proficient (LEP) individuals.
    AILA Doc. No. 12050853.
  • DOJ Settles Suit with Ohio School Over Document Abuse Claim(1377 KB - 5/7/2012)
    DOJ press release on agreement resolving allegations that company discriminated under the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration & Nationality Act, when it fired an employee at its Ohio school, in connection with a “re-verification” of his employment eligibility.
    AILA Doc. No. 12050750.
  • DOJ OIL April 2012 Litigation Bulletin(811 KB - 5/1/2012)
    The DOJ Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL) April 2012 Litigation Bulletin where Eleventh Circuit held that asylum confidentiality provision was not violated by disclosure of name to hospital administrator & other issues related to adjustment of status & asylum decisions.
    AILA Doc. No. 12050159.
  • DOJ Closes Investigation on Border Killing of 15-Year-Old Mexican National(1798 KB - 4/27/2012)
    DOJ press release announcing insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal charges against a CBP border patrol agent for the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old Mexican national shot within a spillway of the Rio Grande River along the U.S.–Mexico border on June 7, 2010.
    AILA Doc. No. 12042758.
  • DOJ Assistant Attorney General Speech at NSBA Council of School Attorneys(4302 KB - 4/20/2012)
    DOJ speech transcript of Assistant Attorney General for Civil Right Thomas Perez at National School Boards Association highlighting DOJ guidance providing technical assistance to schools about their responsibilities to enroll students regardless of their immigration status.
    AILA Doc. No. 12042044.
  • DOJ Presentation on Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices(1207 KB - 4/17/2012)
    DOJ presentation from 4/17/12 DOL stakeholder engagement on H-2B 2012 Final Rule, focusing on immigration-related unfair employment practices.
    AILA Doc. No. 12041751.
  • Immigration Fraud Mill Ringleader Pleads Guilty in New York(492 KB - 4/3/2012)
    DOJ press release on guilty plea of Earl Seth David for submitting fraudulent claims to labor and immigration authorities concerning employers they claimed were sponsoring tens of thousands of illegal aliens who were seeking legal status.
    AILA Doc. No. 12040349.
  • Additional Court Dockets Suspended for Prosecutorial Discretion Review(467 KB - 4/3/2012)
    News release announcing that EOIR will suspend or partially suspend the non-detained docket in seven additional cities beginning in late April, in order to facilitate DHS’s review of pending removal cases for grants of prosecutorial discretion.
    AILA Doc. No. 12040248.
  • EOIR Swears in New Assistant Chief Immigration Judge(1525 KB - 4/2/2012)
    EOIR press release announcing that Attorney General Eric Holder appointed Christopher A. Santoro as a new assistant chief immigration judge during a swearing-in ceremony on 3/30/12.
    AILA Doc. No. 12040245.
  • DOJ Extension of Work Authorization for TPS Countries (4/2/2012)
    DOJ resource page on Extension of Work Authorization for TPS or DED Beneficiaries from Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Liberia, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan and the Syrian Arab Republic (Syria).
    AILA Doc. No. 12040241.
  • DOJ Settles Document Abuse Claim Against Department Store Chain(1328 KB - 3/29/2012)
    DOJ press release on Ross Stores discriminating against a work-authorized individual when it did not honor a genuine work authorization document & requested that she produce a green card, even though they did not require others to show specific work authorization documents.
    AILA Doc. No. 12032942.
  • DOJ Settles Lawsuit on Discriminatory Job Advertisements Against Non-Citizens(1182 KB - 3/28/2012)
    DOJ press release on settlement against Connecticut firm whose thousands of job postings wrongly limited applications to US citizens, even though work-authorized immigrants, such as lawful permanent residents, asylees & refugees should have been allowed to apply as well.
    AILA Doc. No. 12032844.
  • EOIR Alert Regarding Relocation of Newark Immigration Court(260 KB - 3/20/2012)
    EOIR press release announcing that the Newark Immigration Court will close as of 3/22/12 to prepare for relocation. The Newark Immigration Court will reopen at the new location on 3/27/12.
    AILA Doc. No. 12032069.
  • DOJ Settles Discrimination Lawsuit During I-9 Verification Process(1200 KB - 3/16/2012)
    DOJ press release on settlement with Puerto Rico-based firm alleging they discriminated against an individual during the Form I-9 process by requiring him to present more documents, despite the fact that the employee had already produced documents establishing his identity. AILA Doc. No. 12031664.
    AILA Doc. No. 12031664.
  • EOIR Announces New BIA Chairman David Neal(327 KB - 3/16/2012)
    EOIR press release announcing that David L. Neal, previously Vice Chairman of the BIA, will now serve as BIA Chairman effective 3/26/12. Mr. Neal has been the Acting Chairman of the BIA since June 2009.
    AILA Doc. No. 12031662.
  • EOIR Announces New Chief Administrative Hearing Officer(484 KB - 3/14/2012)
    EOIR news release announcing that Director Juan P. Osuna has appointed Robin M. Stutman as the new Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (CAHO), effective 3/26/12.
    AILA Doc. No. 12031432.
  • DOJ Video Instructs on Continued Employment of Aliens With TPS Extensions (3/8/2012)
    Online DOJ educational video informing employers how they can continue to employ valuable workers whose employment eligibility verification documents have been automatically extended from 3/9/12 until 9/9/12, pursuant to Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans.
    AILA Doc. No. 12030848.
  • DOJ Releases New Online Links Resource for FOIA Requests (3/5/2012)
    DOJ online resource adding the ability to make a FOIA request online through a dedicated website and form. These forms allow for easier submission of FOIA requests for the public and easier integration with an agency’s FOIA request tracking system.
    AILA Doc. No. 12030561.
  • DOJ OIL February 2012 Litigation Bulletin(779 KB - 3/1/2012)
    The DOJ Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL) February 2012 Litigation Bulletin with major asylum cases including First Circuit ruling that generalized political motive underlying a persecutor’s mistreatment does not establish persecution on account of political opinion.
    AILA Doc. No. 12030169.
  • DOJ OIL March 2012 Litigation Bulletin(840 KB - 3/1/2012)
    The DOJ Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL) March 2012 Litigation Bulletin where 9th Circuit held that solicitation of prostitution is categorically a CIMT under California law, 3rd Circuit ruled that 4-year detention during pendency of appeals is unreasonable & more.
    AILA Doc. No. 12030159.
  • DOJ OIL January 2012 Litigation Bulletin(846 KB - 2/1/2012)
    The DOJ Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL) January 2012 Litigation Bulletin where Third Circuit ruled that ineffective assistance of counsel claim does not extend to visa petition process and other issues related to key adjustment of status and asylum decisions.
    AILA Doc. No. 12020159.
  • EOIR Immigration Law Advisor Bulletin, November-December 2011(745 KB - 1/27/2012)
    EOIR Immigration Law Advisor Bulletin newsletter for November-December 2011 discussing issues related to federal court activities, BIA precedent decisions and other regulatory updates.
    AILA Doc. No. 12012776.
  • DOJ Webinar Series on Employment Verification Issues (1/26/2012)
    DOJ statement announcing list of upcoming February-April 2012 webinars from the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) for employers, HR professionals, workers and advocates. RSVP and registration information for each webinar is included as well.
    AILA Doc. No. 12012662.
  • DOJ Releases ‘Know Your Rights’ Document About E-Verify Program(903 KB - 1/23/2012)
    Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel releases ‘Know Your Rights’ document outlining the legal rights of employees under the E-Verify employment verification program.
    AILA Doc. No. 12012346.
  • DOJ OIL Litigation Bulletin, December 2011(573 KB - 1/18/2012)
    DOJ Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL) December 2011 Litigation Bulletin discussing Third Circuit’s decision that an alien has no right to be detained to a location where he can better obtain representation, summaries of other federal court decisions, updates, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 12011864.
  • EOIR Announces Relocation of Houston Immigration Court(25 KB - 1/12/2012)
    An EOIR notice announcing it has closed its Houston Immigration Court to prepare for relocation, and listing its new location and contact information. The court will recommence hearings at the new location on 1/23/12.
    AILA Doc. No. 12011263.
  • DOJ Settles Employment Discrimination Case with UCSD Medical Center(20 KB - 1/5/2012)
    DOJ press release announcing a settlement with the University of California San Diego Medical Center, including a civil penalty of $115,000, after the DOJ filed a complaint alleging they subjected newly hired non-U.S. citizens to excessive demands for documents.
    AILA Doc. No. 12010561.
 
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