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Change in Determining Unlawful Presence for International Students and Exchange Visitors

Posted On May 18, 2018

On May 10, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a policy memorandum changing when individuals present in the U.S. as international students (Fs) or exchange visitors (Js) begin to accrue unlawful presence.  This change is significant as it could affect students’ and exchange visitors’ eligibility to change to a different nonimmigrant status, seek
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California’s Immigrant Worker Protection Act

Posted On March 7, 2018

For companies with employees in California, please note that California’s Immigrant Worker Protection Act went into effect on January 1, 2018.  The Immigrant Worker Protection Act places certain restrictions on when California employers may provide an immigration enforcement agency access to nonpublic work areas and employee records.  A summary of the Act and the additional
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Student Walk-Outs: Guidance for Schools

Posted On March 7, 2018

Background School administrators know the familiar refrain that students “do not shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate” from the Supreme Court’s precedent in Tinker v. Des Moines, 393 U.S. 503(1969).  In Tinker, students wore black armbands to school to protest the Vietnam War.  The Court overturned the
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Impeachment in Missouri? Some notes.

Posted On February 26, 2018

With what’s happening in Jefferson City, it’s a good time to review a few points about impeachment in Missouri. Impeachment is governed by the Missouri Constitution, not by statute. The specific provision is Article VI, section 1. It authorizes removal by impeachment of “[a]ll elective executive officials of the state, and judges of the supreme
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IL School Shooting Protests

Posted On February 22, 2018

Planning for a Student Protest or Demonstration The tragic school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida has inspired a national dialogue on the causes of school shootings and the appropriate policies to address these all-too-frequent occurrences. Led by those who survived the tragedy, students nationwide are engaging in spirited conversations on these
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Partial Reinstatement of the DACA Program

Posted On January 11, 2018

As noted in our previous blog, available here, on September 5, 2017, President Trump’s Administration announced rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which grants a temporary reprieve from deportation (known as deferred action) as well as work authorization for certain young people who entered the United States before the age of
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Appellate News: A New Approach to the Missouri “Legal File”

Posted On January 2, 2018

Summary: The method of assembling the record for an appeal in Missouri state courts changed substantially on January 1, 2018. Tueth Keeney’s Jim Layton describes the change—and provides some hints. Appellate News: A new approach to the Missouri “legal file” Many lawyers looked past the Missouri Supreme Court’s June 30 order announcing a substantial revision
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