Even as the number of legal malpractice claims has remained relatively flat, the severity of those claims continues to climb, with costlier mistakes and social inflation serving as two key factors driving the rise.
Waiting game: As immigration backlog grows, attorneys say some clients wait years for resolution
That federal courts, including the one in Chicago that handles all Indiana immigration cases, have a case backlog is something that immigration attorneys have gotten used to over the years. But that backlog has now reached record levels.Read More
The path to citizenship: Changes to exam may create more hurdles, advocates say
The process of becoming a naturalized United States citizen can be a lengthy one, with applications to submit, interviews to complete, fees to pay and the citizenship test. The test consists of three main parts that may soon see some changes.Read More
The waiting game: 2 years after end of War in Afghanistan, refugees in Indiana still awaiting asylum decisions
With nothing but the clothes on his back and his cellphone, Ali Noori, his wife and 2-year-old daughter went to the airport in hopes of safely fleeing their country: Afghanistan.Read More
Shifting sands: Without congressional action, immigration attorneys deal with fallout from ‘political whims’
Although immigration law has not changed since Congress passed the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigration Responsibility Act of 1996, presidential administrations have implemented new policies that have sometimes created drastic changes.Read More
Federal court hears arguments in Haitian immigrants’ challenge to Indiana law that limits driver’s license access to certain Ukrainians
A federal judge heard arguments Friday from lawyers for a group of Indiana residents from Haiti who are suing the state over a law that allows immigrants in the U.S. on humanitarian parole to get driver’s licenses, but only if they are from Ukraine.
The Biden administration on Tuesday urged an appeals court to allow sweeping new asylum restrictions to stay in place, warning that halting them would be “highly disruptive” at the border.
How do employers navigate and successfully leverage such a limited system when their needs are not being met through the U.S. workforce?
Over the last two years, the Biden-Harris administration has repeatedly announced actions to attract and retain science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent to strengthen the U.S. economy and competitiveness.
For decades, employers have been confused and frustrated by the “physical review” requirement for Form I-9 documentation. This confusion may now (mostly) be over.
The federal government would be barred from immigration policies that separate parents from children for eight years under a proposed court settlement announced Monday that also provides families with temporary legal status and short-term housing aid.
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana hosted a continuing legal education event Friday to learn more about the immigration experience.
The Biden administration announced it has waived 26 federal laws in South Texas to allow border wall construction on Wednesday, marking the administration’s first use of sweeping executive power to pave the way for building more border barriers.
A federal magistrate judge has granted local defendants’ motion to stay discovery in a case involving noncitizen U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees at the Clay County Jail while a motion to dismiss is pending.
While a federal judge on Wednesday declared illegal a revised version of a federal policy that prevents the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, he declined to order an immediate end to the program.
ACLU of Indiana sues IN BMV commissioner, claims new state law discriminates based on national origin
The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana and the National Immigration Law Center have filed a lawsuit in federal court that challenges the constitutionality of a new state law, claiming it discriminates based on national origin.
Roughly 181,000 people have entered the U.S. under the humanitarian parole immigration program since President Joe Biden launched the initiative. But 21 Republican-leaning states threaten to end the program through a lawsuit to determine its legality.
An appeals court Thursday allowed a rule restricting asylum at the southern border to temporarily stay in place.
A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a rule that allows immigration authorities to deny asylum to migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border without first applying online or seeking protection in a country they passed through.
The yearslong legal fight over former President Donald Trump’s decision to divert billions of dollars to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall formally ended on Tuesday.
A sea of red dresses and gowns flowed into the Indiana Convention Center on Thursday to see Vice President Kamala Harris deliver the keynote address at the 56th national convention of Delta Sigma Theta.
The Biden administration argued Wednesday that its new asylum rule is different from versions put forward under President Donald Trump in a court hearing before a judge who threw out Trump’s attempts to limit asylum on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Federal and local defendants in a case involving noncitizen U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees at the Clay County Jail are again asking a federal court to dismiss claims.
The U.S. citizenship test is being updated, and some immigrants and advocates worry the changes will hurt test-takers with lower levels of English proficiency.