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Courts continue to apply RICO to immigration violations

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 28 2010

The federal courts continue to uphold claims under the Racketeer Corrupt Influenced Organizations Act ("RICO") that involve immigration violations

Fourth Circuit court approves probation term barring participant in H-2B visa scheme from HR work

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 29 2010

The recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in United States v. Starkes, No. 09-5051 (4th Cir. Nov. 3, 2010)(unpublished), underscores the dangers inherent in the H-2B program

Ninth Circuit affirms injunction barring enforcement of Arizona's immigration law

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 10 2011

On April 11, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a 2-1 opinion affirming a district court decision declaring that several sections of Arizona's immigration law, SB 1070, are preempted by federal law and, therefore, unconstitutional

Court strikes New York state bar to non-immigrants seeking pharmacist license

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 26 2010

On September 29, 2010, a federal district court in Manhattan declared unconstitutional a New York State law that bars non-immigrants authorized to work from obtaining a pharmacist license

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals finds Oklahoma E-Verify law unconstitutional

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 25 2010

On February 2, 2010, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit upheld a District Court determination that the mandatory E-Verify provisions of The Oklahoma Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act of 2007 were pre-empted by federal immigration laws

Second Circuit directs discovery of immigration status in NLRB proceeding to determine eligibility for backpay

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 2 2011

On February 18, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued its opinion in NLRB v. Domsey Trading Corporation, Docket Nos. 10-3356, 08-5165, 08-4845 (2d Cir. Feb. 18, 2011), reversing a decision of the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") and remanding the proceeding for discovery into the immigration status of employees who might otherwise be eligible for backpay awards

Third Circuit rules that DOL retains authority to punish H-1B violations

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 28 2010

On April 12, 2010, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that the DOL retained authority to impose sanctions on a temporary staffing company for violating H-1B visa procedures, even though it acted more than 19 months after the deadline contained in the INA

Eighth Circuit rejects discrimination claim based on immigration status

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 2 2011

On February 14, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued an unpublished decision in Liu v. BASF Corporation, No. 09-1850 (8th Cir. Feb. 14, 2011), that affirmed a lower court's decision to reject discrimination claims based solely on immigration status

Federal judge enjoins key parts of Arizona's immigration law

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2010

On July 28, 2010, Judge Susan R. Bolton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona issued a preliminary injunction that prevents the most controversial sections of Arizona's new immigration law (SB 1070) from taking effect

H-2B oil rig workers win bid to amend overtime action

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 25 2010

On January 13, 2010, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico granted the motion by two foreign rig hands to amend their complaint