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Stay on Order Affecting H-2B Program is Extended by One Month

Mechelle Zarou

Mechelle Zarou

On Wednesday, the Florida federal court in Perez v. Perez, No. 3:14-cv-682, extended the stay on its March 4, 2015 order vacating the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) 2008 H-2B regulations order by one month through May 15, 2015. DOL will continue to process temporary labor certification applications under its H-2B regulations until this date. (more…)

Multiple Legal Briefs Defending The President’s Executive Actions Filed

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

On Monday, multiple amicus briefs were filed with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of State of Texas v. United States.  As way of background, a coalition of 26 states, including the State of Texas, sued the U.S. government to prevent the implementation of the President’s Executive Actions on Immigration on the grounds that the executive actions are unconstitutional and would require the states to invest more in law enforcement, health care, and education. (more…)

Fifth Circuit to Hear Oral Arguments on Whether to Lift Injunction on April 17

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Yesterday, the Fifth Circuit granted the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) request to expedite its appeal of U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen’s injunction staying President Obama’s immigration actions. (more…)