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Mar 08, 2023

Butler County Takes a Stand: Reverses Sanctuary Policy to Improve Public Safety

The Butler County, Pennsylvania, prison board recently voted unanimously to reverse policies that had prevented county prison officers from cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) to remove deportable inmates. The new policy requires the prison warden to provide ICE with a list of inmates each week, grant ICE officers access to the prison to interview inmates, give ICE “adequate notice” of criminal noncitizen releases and transfers, and honor ICE detainers. » Read More

Mar 01, 2023

Good News for American Businesses: H1-B Denial Rates Plummet Under Biden Write

The H-1B visa program has been the subject of intense scrutiny and controversy over the past few years with high denial rates causing significant challenges for companies seeking to hire foreign workers in specialty occupations. However, the H-1B visa landscape has experienced a dramatic shift under the Biden administration. » Read More

Jan 18, 2023

In Philadelphia, Economy Struggles to Keep Up with New Influx of Immigrants

The ongoing debate over immigration in the United States shows no sign of stopping any time soon. Recently that debate has become even fiercer, with southern state governors bussing immigrants to northeastern sanctuary cities to publicly protest the surge in illegal immigration at the southern border. » Read More

Dec 07, 2022

Supreme Court Hears Challenge to Immigration Enforcement Protocol

Once again, immigration policy finds itself in the spotlight, as the United States Supreme Court recently heard oral argument for United States v. Texas, a challenge to federal policy governing federal immigration enforcement policies. The lawsuit, brought by Texas and Louisiana, not only impacts the future of immigration enforcement in the country but also may impact the right of states to sue the federal government over discretionary policies. » Read More

Sep 28, 2022

Partner in Key West Staffing Companies Gets 24 Years in Prison for Tax, Immigration, and Money Laundering Crimes, DOJ Says

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced the sentencing of a Florida business owner for his participation in a decades-long criminal operation involving the recruitment of undocumented workers for personal profit. The sentencing highlights the significant repercussions of immigration-related crimes and the ongoing efforts of the Department of Justice to target and prosecute business practices that violate U.S. » Read More

Sep 07, 2022

Pennsylvanians Will Soon Need REAL ID To Travel

The Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles recently announced that Pennsylvanians will soon require a REAL ID-compliant form of identification for certain activities, including boarding domestic flights, accessing military bases, and entering certain federal facilities. This announcement underscores the final efforts by states to implement the REAL ID Act of 2005 and standardize certain forms of identification in the United States. » Read More