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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

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