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Changes in healthcare could cause more bankruptcies

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Unexpected medical expenses are one of the leading causes of bankruptcies in America. One study by the American Medical Association found that 2/3 of bankruptcies cite medical expenses as a major issue. Some are concerned that changes to Obamacare could … Continue reading

Will a new Florida law make divorces less difficult?

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A new Florida law called The Collaborative Law Process Act went into effect on July 1, and is designed to make the process of getting a divorce shorter, kinder and gentler. The goal is to make the divorce process more … Continue reading

Homeland Security Sec’y urged to uphold commitments to asylum seekers

After the recent Supreme Court ruling allowing part of President Trump’s travel ban to go into effect, the Human Rights First organization is urging Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly to uphold legal obligations to accept asylum seekers. Human Rights … Continue reading

Sanctuary cities helping immigrants outwit ICE

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Shortly after taking office, President Trump signed an executive order threatening to stop federal funding to towns and cities who don’t help the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) round up undocumented immigrants. In response, many mayors of these “sanctuary cities” … Continue reading

Former refugee now fights for immigrants

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One of the attorneys who helped thwart President Trump’s travel ban is a former refugee himself who is now fighting for the rights of undocumented immigrants. Luis Mancheno says he’s proud to now be a US citizen, and he’s focused … Continue reading

Texas sued by cities over immigration law

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Following the passage of Texas SB4, which challenged sanctuary cities in the Lone Star state, a growing number of municipalities are suing the state, claiming the new law is unconstitutional and a threat to public safety. Texas law enforcement officers … Continue reading

9th Circuit upholds injunction against Trump’s revised travel ban

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On Monday, a three-judge federal appeals court panel for the Ninth Circuit unanimously upheld a freeze on President Trump’s revised travel ban. The judges ruled that Trump lacked statutory authorization from Congress for his executive order. The text of the … Continue reading

Where is local law enforcement working with ICE?

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As the controversy over increased ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) raids continues, where are local law enforcement agencies working closely with ICE agents? The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) has created a national map to show where local law enforcement … Continue reading

5 Hispanic immigrants who succeeded in America

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As the number of Hispanic immigrants in American continues to rise, the odds of them finding millionaire-level success in the US continues to decline. However, a recent survey shows that they’re more likely to take chances on starting their own … Continue reading

Does US immigration law enable modern slavery?

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American immigration law enables modern slavery by tying workers’ residence status to their employer, argues California immigration lawyer Christopher Lapinig. He argues that the US visa system leaves many immigrants vulnerable to exploitation because it gives their employers leverage. Read … Continue reading