Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

Category: Courts


Court Delays STEM OPT Ruling, Preserving Current STEM OPT Program

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has accepted the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) request to modify the court’s stay of its ruling that the agency invalidly issued its 2008 rule on STEM OPT (optional practical training for students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). The court modified the stay to give… Read More

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear DAPA Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to rule on a challenge to President Obama’s “Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA)” program, in U.S. v. Texas, No. 15-674. Most recently, in November 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld an injunction based on insufficient notice and opportunity… Read More

Federal Prosecutors Drop Criminal Case Based on Evidence Seized From Laptop

Federal prosecutors have dropped a criminal case against Jae Shik Kim, a Korean businessman, who was charged with violating economic sanctions based on evidence seized from his laptop. On August 11, 2015, prosecutors told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit that they would not pursue the criminal case or challenge an order… Read More

Fifth Circuit Denies Emergency Stay of Preliminary Injunction Against DAPA and Expanded DACA

On May 26, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denied the Obama administration’s request for an emergency stay of a preliminary injunction against its Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In denying the request, the Fifth… Read More

Federal Appeals Court Denies Request to Lift the Injunction on the Presidents Executive Action on Immigration

The Obama Administration’s request to lift the injunction that halted crucial parts of the President’s recent immigration reforms was denied Tuesday by a federal appeals court. In response to a lawsuit filed by 26 states, a Federal Judge ruled in February to place a temporary injunction on the parts of Obama’s executive action which would… Read More