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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

How to divorce-proof your business

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Business owners who get divorces sometimes put their businesses in jeopardy. It’s possible to save the business in a high-stakes divorce if you take steps early. One common issue is that many business owners often start their marriages with little … Continue reading

More bankruptcies expected if Obamacare repealed

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If Congress repeals Obamacare without a replacement, leaving millions without healthcare, some expect a rise in the number of bankruptcies. The number of uninsured is predicted to rise between 10 and 30 million people, depending on whether repeal or repeal … Continue reading

The Immigration Effect

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How do President Trump’s immigration policies affect the US economy? Trump wants the nation’s economy to grow four percent annually, while his budget assumes three percent growth. The Congressional Budget Office and the Federal Reserve assume a more modest two … Continue reading

How to reach out for help if you’re in an abusive relationship

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National Advocates members who focus on family law may sometimes encounter clients in abusive relationships. These clients may not know where to turn for help in the difficult situations in which they find themselves. Legal Scoops has a list of … Continue reading

4 benefits from mediating divorces

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The traditional path for couples seeking divorce has been either collaboration or litigation. But sometimes a different path may be best: mediation. Legal Scoops lists four reasons why mediation may be a better solution.

An immigration lawyer with her own immigration lawyer

Lizbeth Mateo was sworn in as a lawyer last month, after being an undocumented immigrant for years. ICE agents could arrest her at any moment, even though when the leader of the California State Senate presided over her swearing in, … Continue reading