Section Newsletter Articles on Immigration Law

“Chipping away at a promise”: Pretrial diversion agreements and immigration convictions By Patrick M. Kinnally International and Immigration Law, October 2017 If an INA conviction is part of the pretrial diversion agreement or a statement during the PDA hearing that amounts to the requirements for such a conviction your client may become removable or inadmissible. In so doing the remedial object of the PDA for the immigrant defendant would be lost.
Immigration enforcement in the workplace likely to increase By Shannon M. Shepherd International and Immigration Law, August 2017 A look at how employers can anticipate, prepare, and react to a visit from ICE.
New I-9 form and employer handbook By Michael R. Lied Labor and Employment Law, August 2017 US Citizenship and Immigration Services released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification on July 17, 2017.
New I-9 form and employer handbook By Michael R. Lied International and Immigration Law, August 2017 US Citizenship and Immigration Services released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification on July 17, 2017.
Pleading guilty and immigrant criminal defendants: A renewed call for a new law By Patrick M. Kinnally International and Immigration Law, August 2017 Author Pat Kinnally argues that Illinois' judicial admonition law is ineffective.
Recent cases International and Immigration Law, August 2017 Recent cases of interest to international & immigration law practitioners.
Airport attorneys By Fiona McEntee Diversity Leadership Council, June 2017 Attorney Fiona McEntee shares what it was like to rush to O'Hare Airport to help newly arriving refugees in the wake of President Trump's 'travel ban.'
Immigration enforcement in the workplace likely to increase By Shannon M. Shepherd Employee Benefits, June 2017 A look at how employers can anticipate, prepare, and react to a visit from ICE.
Immigration enforcement in the workplace likely to increase By Shannon M. Shepherd Corporate Law Departments, June 2017 A look at how employers can anticipate, prepare, and react to a visit from ICE.
Legal Authority and judicial oversight of Executive Order 13769 By Matt Timko Diversity Leadership Council, June 2017 A look at the legal authority and challenges brought against Executive Order 13769, which bans nationals from certain “countries or areas of concern.”
Reminder: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ new digital form I-9 has taken effect By Jacob Hogg and Rebecca Mancini Employee Benefits, June 2017 Employer representatives overseeing the employment eligibility and verification process must ensure that the new Form I-9 with the revision date of Nov. 14, 2016 is used for all new hires going forward.
Citizenship: A road not easily traveled By Brenda Mathis Law Related Education for the Public, May 2017 The path to becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen is not easy-- do you know the process involved?
Reminder: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ new digital form I-9 has taken effect By Jacob Hogg and Rebecca Mancini International and Immigration Law, May 2017 Employer representatives overseeing the employment eligibility and verification process must ensure that the new Form I-9 with the revision date of Nov. 14, 2016 is used for all new hires going forward.
USCIS to suspend premium processing service beginning April 3 By Rebecca Mancini and Jacob Hogg International and Immigration Law, May 2017 USCIS indicated that the temporary suspension will help them reduce overall H-1B processing times and to prioritize adjudication of pending petitions in a backlog. It is anticipated that the suspension will last for up to six months.
National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS): Is the program over? By Patrick M. Kinnally International and Immigration Law, March 2017 There is little doubt that our federal government has the duty to protect us from those who would do us harm. Although we welcome that, what is the price to our democracy?
President Trump issues updated immigration order By Jacob Hogg and Rebecca Mancini Corporate Law Departments, March 2017 Foreign national employees who are from one of the listed countries should refrain from international travel for the duration of the ban – until June 14, 2017, or until further notice.
Reminder: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ new digital form I-9 has taken effect By Jacob Hogg and Rebecca Mancini Corporate Law Departments, March 2017 Employer representatives overseeing the employment eligibility and verification process must ensure that the new Form I-9 with the revision date of Nov. 14, 2016 is used for all new hires going forward.
USCIS to suspend premium processing service beginning April 3 By Rebecca Mancini and Jacob Hogg Corporate Law Departments, March 2017 USCIS indicated that the temporary suspension will help them reduce overall H-1B processing times and to prioritize adjudication of pending petitions in a backlog. It is anticipated that the suspension will last for up to six months.
Office of Special Counsel provides discrimination guidance By Michael R. Lied International and Immigration Law, February 2017 In determining whether a violation has occurred, the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer, the adjudicative body that hears cases arising under the INA’s anti-discrimination provision, looks to relevant case law of the federal circuit in which the claim arises.
Trump’s incoming administration—An immigration attorney’s perspective By Marissa Hanson Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, January 2017 The author interviews immigration attorney Diana Mendoza Pacheco about what might be on the horizon for immigrants.
A crime involving moral turpitude: In search of a standard By Patrick M. Kinnally International and Immigration Law, November 2016 The phrase “crime involving moral turpitude,” since its inception in the Immigration and Nationality Act, has been criticized for its lack of definition and perplexing application to a variety of alleged deportable acts.
Ferreira v. Lynch By Natalie L. Pesin International and Immigration Law, October 2016 A summary of this recent case.
Memo By Patrick M. Kinnally and Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, October 2016 The International and Immigration Law Section Council has approved and urges the Illinois State Bar Association to support an amendment to 725 ILSC 5/113-8 relating to guilty pleas to improve compliance with judicial notification of the immigration consequences of guilty pleas.
OK to ask applicants if they need immigration sponsorship By Michael R. Lied International and Immigration Law, October 2016 An employer that asks questions designed to prefer certain classes of nonimmigrant visa holders (e.g., STEM OPT students) over other classes of nonimmigrant visa holders is unlikely to violate the INA’s prohibition against citizenship status discrimination.
Recent cases International and Immigration Law, October 2016 Summaries of recent cases of interest to international & immigration law practitioners.
A useful resource: TRAC Immigration By Patrick M. Kinnally International and Immigration Law, October 2016 Anyone interested in immigration policy based on quantitative analysis should consider consulting TRAC Immigration (Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse).
Removal proceedings: A right of cross-examination By Patrick M. Kinnally International and Immigration Law, September 2016 A recent opinion from our Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Karroumeh v. Lynch, is a fair example of why cross examination in immigration cases is a safeguard immigration courts need to not only implement, but require.
Career panel on immigration and international Law at University of Illinois College of Law By David W. Aubrey International and Immigration Law, June 2016 On March 14, 2016, the U of I College of Law’s career services office and the law school library hosted a career panel on jobs related to international law, which included two members of the ISBA's Section on International & Immigration Law.
Does the Immigration and Nationality Act allow discrimination based on religion? By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, June 2016 Why would Congress ban discrimination on these other common grounds, but not include religion?
Homeland Security publishes new STEM OPT rule By Songhee Sohn Diversity Leadership Council, June 2016 This new rule makes far-reaching changes to the existing program and contains both opportunities and responsibilities for U.S. employers that employ recent foreign national graduates.