Category: General Immigration

  1. DOJ Settles Retaliation Claim with a Delivery Services Company

    On July 15, the Department of Justice announced that it reached a retaliation claim settlement with Around the Clock Dispatch Inc., a freight and delivery services company in Queens Village, New York. An employee of Around the Clock had filed a charge with the Justice Department’s Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) to ask for help addressing a concern about the company’s process for an immigration-related employment READ MORE READ MORE

  2. Businesses at Tourist Locations Face Foreign Worker Shortages

    Businesses in busy tourist areas, which count on summer months for the spike in travelers, are struggling to hire sufficient workers to meet their high labor demand. Employers are feeling the slump in workers the hard way, as COVID-19 restrictions are being relaxed and most states have fully reopened. Most employers in such tourist areas rely on temporary workers from abroad to meet the surge in seasonal READ MORE READ MORE

  3. Immigration Weekly Round-Up: New DACA Applications Halted, With Biden Promising Appeal; Protesters Block Newark ICE Office, Objecting to Continued Deportation

    New DACA Ruling Suspends New Applications; Biden Vows to Appeal Decision In a lengthy opinion, United States District Court Judge Andrew Hanen ruled that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or “DACA,” finding that the implementation of the program violated the Administrative Procedure Act, which governs federal rulemaking. Judge Hanen’s decision is, however, limited to new applications, and does not affect current DACA recipients, nor does it bar READ MORE READ MORE

  4. Medical Deportations an Ongoing and Often Neglected Violation of Patient’s Rights

    The Legislative Clinic at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and Free Migration Project have released a new report on ongoing medical deportation in the United States. The practice of medical deportation of undocumented immigrants, although routine, is rarely reported. What Is Medical Deportation? The report summarizes medical deportation as “the physical removal by a non-government entity of an immigrant patient who is critically injured or READ MORE READ MORE

  5. York County Prison in Pennsylvania Stops All Immigrant Detention

    After nearly three decades, the York County Prison will no longer detain immigrants who face deportation proceedings. This move was applauded by many immigrant advocates, who have strongly felt that detainees can face removal proceedings without being detained. The decision to close the detention center was caused by a budgetary issue. The Immigration Court at York is also closing. Around four months ago, the Berks County Prison READ MORE READ MORE