A US court sentenced two men to three years in prison for severely beating a Sikh man in California and cutting off his hair. Chase B Little and Colton T Leblanc, both of Texas, pleaded no contest to felony assault and committing a hate crime against Maan Singh Khalsa during last year's September 25 attack, the New York Times reported on Thursday. "Both men went out of their way to cut Khalsa's hair, which he maintained unshorn as partWorld | May 19, 2017
A federal appeals court is scheduled to hear case on Monday against US President Donald Trump's travel ban. The US Courts for the 9th Circuit, based in San Francisco, Northern California, ruled on February 9 against reinstating a travel ban signed on January 27 by Trump as part of an executive order. The president subsequently issued a revised order on March 6, taking Iraq off the list of countries whose citizens are blocked from entering the United StatesWorld | May 15, 2017
A US federal appeals court will consider the legality of President Donald Trump's revised executive order on travel ban at an argument session next month, it has announced. On Monday, the Virginia-based 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals said it will conduct a hearing on May 8 on the federal government's appeal of a Maryland-based judge's ruling that blocked Trump's March 6 ban on issuance of visas to citizens of six Muslim majority countries, Politico news reported. TheWorld | April 11, 2017
A US court has dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the lottery system for determining successful applicants for H-1B visas, the most sought after by Indian IT firms and professionals. The ruling by a federal judge in Oregon means that there will be no change in the H-1B visa issuance process for the fiscal 2018 which begins on April 3. As a result, successful H-1B visa applicants are expected to be determined by the US Citizenship and Immigration ServicesBusiness | March 29, 2017
The chief justice of California's Supreme Court accused federal immigration authorities of "stalking" local courthouses as she joined several officials objecting to immigration detentions inside the state's courthouses. In a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Thursday, state Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye asked the federal government to immediately stop detaining suspected undocumented immigrants at courthouses in California. "Enforcement policies that include stalking courthouses and arresting undocumented immigrants, the vast majority of whom pose no riskWorld | March 17, 2017
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