Category: Court News

H1B Visa System Modified By US Immigration Agency

The H1B visa system has been modified following the announcement of a final rule by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The new look H1B visa program will prioritize skills and salary level over the lottery system. The changes…
Judge Blocks Dramatic Overhaul Of U.S. Asylum System From Taking Effect

(Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge in California on Friday blocked the Trump administration from implementing a new rule that would have dramatically reshaped the U.S. asylum system and restricted asylum eligibility for immigrants seeking refuge in the United States.…
First New DACA Applications Approved In Final Weeks Of 2020

The U.S. government says it has approved the first new applicants in several years to the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for immigrants brought to the U.S. as young people NEW YORK — Over 170 new applicants have…
High Court Rules Challenge To Trump Census Plan Is Premature

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has dismissed as premature a challenge to President Donald Trump’s plan to exclude people living in the country illegally from the population count used to allot states seats in the House of Representatives. But…
Trump Administration Loses A Third H-1B Visa Court Case

The Trump administration lost an H-1B visa case for the third time in December. U.S. District Judge Emmet C. Sullivan ruled the Department of Labor (DOL) violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) when it claimed a “good cause” exception to…
Will DACA Survive The Litigation Roller Coaster?

A new administration doesn’t mean the program is out of the woods; a federal case filed by Texas tests its legality. Greisa Martínez Rosas was still a teen when she led a 2006 walkout at her Dallas high school over…
Obama-era Program For Immigrants Faces New Court Challenge

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal court next week is expected to consider whether to invalidate a program that shields from deportation immigrants brought to the United States as children, potentially creating complications for the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden.…