Separated by immigration law and a pandemic, this family fights to stay connected; RLG Immigration Chair Darius Amiri sees silver lining

By Alden Woods | The Republic Richard and Elise celebrated their first wedding anniversary in the Dominican Republic. While they were there, Richard presented Elise, who was seven months pregnant, with a painting of their growing family. It showed her in peaceful childbirth and him by her side, reaching out to her, reassuring her in Spanish: I am always with you, love.  They …

Trump sued for blocking stimulus checks to Americans married to immigrants; RLG Immigration Chair Darius Amiri calls block ‘a constitutional infringement.’

By Aimee Picchi | CBS News President Donald Trump faces a lawsuit over the federal government declining to issue $1,200 stimulus checks to U.S. citizens who are married to immigrants without Social Security numbers. The litigation comes after the IRS said that only married couples in which both spouses hold valid Social Security numbers will receive the payments. The suit, …

Breakdown of President Trump’s executive order to suspend immigration into the United States

By Darius Amiri, Chair of Immigration Department at Rose Law Group On April 20, 2020, President Trump tweeted that he would be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States as a result of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. During a press briefing on April 21, 2020, President Trump announced: “This order will only apply to individuals …

H-1B visa employer compliance information during economic downturn

By Darius Amiri, Chair of Immigration Department at Rose Law Group This summary provides guidance to employers about complying with the H-1B regulations during an economic downturn. The summary addresses the following likely situations that an employer might come across during this unfortunate turn of events: 1.Reduction in H-1B visa holder’s work hours (from full-time to part-time). 2. H-1B working from home …

Immigration Update: ‘I have never seen anything like this,’ says Rose Law Group Immigration Dept. Chairman, Darius Amiri

By Darius Amiri, Chair of Immigration Dept. at Rose Law Group As the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak continues to spread through the United States, our immigration system can now count itself among the many industries affected. As an immigration lawyer who represents corporate and individual clients among all facets of our U.S. immigration system, from court appearances at the Executive Office of Immigration …

An anti-immigrant law that goes too far, even for the Supreme Court; The Justice Department promises it won’t abuse a law criminalizing immigration advocacy. SCOTUS doesn’t buy it. Comments by Rose Law Group Chairman, Immigration Dept. Darius Amiri

By Mark Joseph Stern | Slate Under the Trump administration, the Supreme Court has been the place where immigrants’ rights go to die. Time and again, the conservative majority has upheld unconstitutional restrictions on immigration and allowed the government to implement legally dubious attacks on noncitizens in the United States. On Tuesday morning, the court continued this trend in a …

Supreme Court allows rule to take effect that could reshape legal immigration; a way to halt green cards, says Darius Amiri, chairman, Rose Law Group Immigration Department

Attorney General Xavier Becerra of California announcing that the state is challenging the Trump administration’s new “public charge” rule that will make it difficult for immigrants who receive public assistance to obtain green cards. Credit…Justin Sullivan/Getty Images By Ariane de Vogue | CNN A 5-4 Supreme Court is allowing a rule that would make it more difficult for immigrants to …