Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

Category: Recent News

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

Federal Court Hears Appeal of Injunction on the President’s Immigration Executive Action

On Friday April 17, a three judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, Louisiana heard oral arguments of lawyers representing both the Justice Department and the representatives of the 26 states who filed a law suit to halt the President’s executive action on immigration. Parts of the President’s executive action… Read More

USCIS Completes Lottery for H-1B Cap

On April 13th USCIS completed the H-1B lottery, the random selection process used to meet the annual H-1B cap. Last week USCIS announced they had received more than the 65,000 general category petitions allowed under the cap and more than the 20,000 petitions allowed under the advanced degree exemption. In fact, USCIS received nearly 233,000… Read More

Judge Denies Request to Lift Hold on Obama’s Immigration Order

Late Tuesday night a Federal Judge denied the Obama Administration’s request to lift the hold on the President’s executive action on immigration. The judge stated the administration failed to provide any credible reason the executive order needed immediate implementation. The administration’s request came in response to an injunction granted by Federal District Court Judge Andrew… Read More

U.S. Files Lawsuit Against Arizona Immigration Law

The Department of Justice challenged the state of Arizona’s recently passed immigration law, S.B. 1070, in federal court on July 6, 2010. The Department has requested a preliminary injunction to enjoin enforcement of the law, arguing that the law’s operation will cause irreparable harm. In a brief filed in the District of Arizona, the Department… Read More