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Questions about seeking asylum

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Many of the migrants trying to enter the United States at the Mexico border are seeking asylum, or protection from persecution. These asylum seekers may not know much about how the process works or what kinds of protection it offers. … Continue reading

Federal hearing on DACA in Texas

Court battles over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) have left the program in limbo. On Friday, a federal judge in DC ruled against the Trump administration’s efforts to end the immigration program. Now, a federal judge in Texas … Continue reading

Disinherit the Wind

Whenever a party is disinherited in a will, family drama is sure to follow. Because it’s the deceased’s last message, it doesn’t leave the person who was disinherited a chance to address the reason why. The disinherited person may not … Continue reading

Judge Rules USCIS Must Adjudicate Employment Authorization for Asylum Seekers Within 30 Days

A judge has ordered that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) must adjudicate work authorization applications for asylum seekers within the prescribed 30-day deadline. In Rosario v. USCIS, a federal district court judge in Seattle found USCIS’s delay unreasonable … Continue reading

Watch live: Senate Judiciary hearings on migrant family separations

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Trump administration officials testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee on immigration enforcement and the effort to reunify families separated at the border. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2qiJ4dy

American Immigration Council’s Statement on the Trump Administration’s Failure to Reunite Separated Families

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The Trump administration will miss the court deadline to reunite the nearly 3,000 children separated from their parents under the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. The government’s failure to meet the deadline leaves hundreds of children separated from their parents, including … Continue reading

Be clear: The importance of designating beneficiaries

Making sure who gets what in your will is a critical part of an estate plan. If it’s not done right, assets can be diverted from those intended to receive them, increasing the likelihood of litigation. The National Law Review … Continue reading

Trump changes hiring process for administrative law judges

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President Trump has signed an executive order that changes the way administrative law judges are hired. Trump’s executive order eliminates exams and competitive hiring processes for administrative law judges, and leaves hiring authority to agency heads, reports the ABA Journal. There … Continue reading

Judge refuses extended custody of migrant families

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A federal judge in California has denied the Trump administration’s request to hold migrant families in custody long-term, the Associated Press reports. US District Judge Dolly Gee called the administration’s request a “cynical attempt” to undermine a longstanding court settlement. … Continue reading

6 common myths about estate planning

Everyone needs an estate plan, but some people still don’t get around to creating one. It’s easy to see why: setting one up can quickly become daunting, according to US News and World Report. There are also some misconceptions about … Continue reading