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Can Congress save the DACA?

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As President Trump decides to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program enacted by President Obama, members of Congress are gearing up for what could be a contentious fight over continuing protection for young undocumented immigrants. Both Democrats … Continue reading

Is the president playing games with Dreamers?

It’s important to remember that President Donald Trump isn’t just a real estate developer; he was also the star of a reality TV show, “The Apprentice.” And it appears that the president is using some of the same tricks that … Continue reading

Questions over Southern Univ. law professor’s estate work

Southern University law professor Dorothy Jackson has used an unusual and possibly unethical technique in naming herself as the attorney for executors of wills and estates. A law professor at LSU says Jackson’s actions are neither necessary nor customary. Jackson … Continue reading

The difficulty in getting off of disability

As the government steps up its call to remove more people from receiving disability payments, statistics show that the number of recipients who return to the workforce is small: only 3.7% of disabled workers do within 10 years of receiving … Continue reading

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