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The unintended consequences of Texas’ crackdown on sanctuary cities

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A new Texas law penalizes law enforcement personnel who don’t cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Immigrant rights activists are concerned that Texas law enforcement officers will not only engage in racial profiling, but may also place a higher priority on … Continue reading

Make your marketing ready for mobile searches

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When a potential new client searches for an attorney, where are they more likely to be — in front of a computer, or using a smartphone? According to the latest research, about 60% of Google searches now come from a … Continue reading

Former judge pleads guilty to Social Security scam

A retired federal judge in Kentucky has changed his plea of innocence to charges that he and a lawyer scammed the government out of approximately $600 million after efforts to dismiss the case were denied. Retired Social Security Judge David … Continue reading

Immigrants warned about scam artists promising legal status for cash

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Immigrants who are in America illegally rarely report consumer crimes, especially if they’re worried that it could expose their immigration status, according to attorneys and advocates. That makes them particularly vulnerable to scammers who claim they can help keep undocumented … Continue reading

Human Rights advocates ask Congress to reject Trump’s budget

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The human rights organization Human Rights First is calling upon members of Congress to reject President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, saying that it unfairly targets refugees and asylum seekers. “President Trump’s budget proposals send a dangerous message that refugees are … Continue reading

ICE arrests up 40% under Trump

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In the first 100 days of the Trump administration, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement division has arrested more than 41,000 individuals either known or suspected of being in the US illegally. That’s up nearly 40% over the Obama administration. Details … Continue reading

How beauty pageants reflect the same changes as Trump’s immigration orders

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What do beauty pageants and President Trump’s immigration orders have in common? Perhaps more than you might think. Yale Law School Associate Dean Asha Rangappa draws parallels between the two seemingly dissimilar subjects

Immigrants being held in detention center are often far away from legal help

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Only a small percentage of immigrants being detained by the government have lawyers representing them, according to a report from ProPublica. Only six percent of the detainees at the Lumpkin complex in Georgia have legal representation, according to a 2015 study … Continue reading

Critics say GOP immigration bill isn’t tough enough

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While two Republican lawmakers work on a bill to strengthen immigration laws, including measures to punish sanctuary cities, critics of the bill say it isn’t tough enough. Hard-line anti-immigration groups who have seen drafts of the legislation say it falls … Continue reading

Who are the lawyers and judges debating Trump’s travel ban?

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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing arguments for and against President Trump’s travel ban. Three judges appointed by President Bill Clinton are hearing the case. Who are the judges and lawyers involved? The Associated Press has a breakdown … Continue reading