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Why is the government indefinitely detaining a man it cannot deport?

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Mamadu Balde fled the civil war in Sierra Leone in 1999 seeking asylum in the US. Both the Bush and Obama administrations opposed his application for asylum. When his appeals ran out in 2012, Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained him … Continue reading

The problems with doing your own estate planning

Thinking about saving some money by doing your own estate planning? Perhaps you’ve decided to purchase one of those do-it-yourself wills that are available online. However, doing your own will isn’t always the best route for many people. The Wall … Continue reading

Using workers comp to deport undocumented immigrants

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Insurance companies are using a Florida law to deport undocumented immigrants who are injured on the job, according to a report by ProPublica and National Public Radio. The law, passed in 2003, made it a crime to file a workers … Continue reading

8 signs you should skip mediation and hire a divorce attorney

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After a marriage draws to an end, the divorcing couple must begin the trying work of untangling their legal, financial and child custody lives. While some believe the process will go well enough to consider mediation, the rest must hire … Continue reading

Dealing with the shame some have of applying for disability

Robert Fowler worked for 20 years at Exxon, helped run a family business, managed a retirement community, and even worked as a security guard. But an ischemic stroke last November left him unable to work, and forced him to apply … Continue reading

You can crowdfund your divorce — but should you?

Crowdfunding to raise money through websites such as GoFundMe and Kickstarter are fairly commonplace. However, a new crowdfunding website not only helps raise money for honeymoons, but also for divorces. Plumfund.com allows newlyweds to ask for donations to help pay … Continue reading

Find out if you could immigrate to the US under RAISE act

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President Trump is supporting a new “merit-based” immigration bill that could cut in half the number of people who can legally immigrate to the US. The proposed system would rank applicants based on several factors, including a person’s age, education … Continue reading

The difficulty in proving age discrimination employment cases

While age discrimination remains an issue for millions of Americans, proving that their employers fired them because of their age is a difficult task for older workers. Nearly 21,000 people filed age discrimination complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission … Continue reading

September DACA showdown brewing

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On September 5, the federal government faces a deadline on an ultimatum issued by ten attorneys general over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program. The attorneys general are threatening to sue the government if it doesn’t rescind … Continue reading

ACLU offers help to immigrants

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What should an immigrant do if he or she encounters police or federal agents? How should they deal with discrimination? The American Civil Liberties Union has created guidance and videos for immigrants who face these situations. You can access the … Continue reading