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Settlement by Justice Department against Employer Discrimination

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In early June, the Justice Department’s settlement with a leading facility services company proved that the INA’s anti-discrimination provision prohibiting employers from discrimination against non-citizens is a necessary and enforceable doctrine. ISS Facility Services Company is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas and employs approximately 15,000 employees in the United States. Based on a referral from […]

Is United States’ decision right in closing 22 Embassies across the world?

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The decision taken by U.S government of closing the22 embassies and consulates across the parts of Africa and Middle East, stretching towards south of Madagascar and as far as East as Oman, has been under scrutiny. Barbara Starr in her article in CNN has emphasized that the reason behind this decision was the blasts in […]

Implementation of the Supreme Court Ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act

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Statement from Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano: “After last week’s decision by the Supreme Court holding that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, President Obama directed federal departments to ensure the decision and its implication for federal benefits for same-sex legally married couples are implemented swiftly and smoothly. To […]

Immigration Reform and the State of the U.S. Psyche

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By: Parand Kashani The Washington Post published an article last week discussing immigration reform and U.S. strength and security. The article, written by Robert Kagan, gave an in-depth analysis on the debate over immigration policies, and discussed the current Senate bill in light of these considerations. Kagan discussed how immigration debates can tell us a […]

Going Paperless! New Arrival/Departure-Record I-94 Process for Foreign Visitors

Going paperless

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The most significant white I-94 card stapled to the visa of passports for nonimmigrant foreign nationals in land and seaports around the United States is a familiar image to many travelers.  This form is used to prove admission to the United States and determines the length of time one many stay. The United States Customs […]

Benefited Not Burdened: Immigrants’ Impact on the DC-VA-MD Area

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Immigrants, both authorized and unauthorized, contribute greatly to the economies of the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland. With close to 1.8 million immigrants in the DC-VA-MD[1] area, immigrants are helping to revitalize the economy through entrepreneurship, consumer spending, and by contributing to the tax base. Economic activity, consumer spending, and job creation are extremely […]

Settlement by Justice Department against Employer Discrimination

Anti-discrimination

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Last Thursday, the Justice Department’s settlement with a leading facility services company proved that the INA’s anti-discrimination provision prohibiting employers from discrimination against noncitizens is a necessary and enforceable doctrine. ISS Facility Services Company is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas and employs approximately 15,000 employees in the United States. Based on a referral from the […]

9th Circuit Grants Petition for Review Based on Totality of Circumstances

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Last week, the 9th Circuit came out with an opinion rejecting the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (“BIA”) decision. In Madrigal v. Holder, the 9th Circuit granted a petition for review of the BIA’s decision denying asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture (“CAT”) to a Mexican citizen who sought asylum based […]