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Brittney Dobbins to serve as 2019 Top 40 Under 40 president

Brittney Dobbins

The National Advocates — Top 40 Under 40 announces that Brittney Dobbins will serve as the organization’s president for 2019. Ms. Dobbins is an associate in Buchalter’s San Diego office and a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment and … Continue reading

Asylum seekers being turned away by ICE

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Refugees seeking asylum in the United States now face an even more difficult process after President Trump signed a presidential proclamation limiting applications to official ports of entry. CNN explains:  The proclamation put into effect a new rule the Trump … Continue reading

What happens when a nation ends birthright citizenship

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In his anti-immigration actions before the midterm election, President Trump threatened to end birthright citizenship, a constitutionally-guaranteed right. According to CNN, “Such a step would be regarded as an affront to the US Constitution, which was amended 150 years ago … Continue reading

What would you do with a $150K inheritance?

For most of us, inheriting $150,000 would be a significant windfall. But what’s the wisest way to spend or invest that money if you’re in the working class? A Texas woman posed that question to Quentin Fottrell, personal finance editor … Continue reading

Podcast: Disability management in Workers Compensation

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Nurse case managers may be viewed with some suspicion by workers comp claimants and their attorneys, but they can often be a valuable part of a legal team. In this episode of Workers Comp Matters from the Legal Talk Network, host Alan Pierce talks to … Continue reading

Appeals court upholds DACA

A federal appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling preventing President Trump from ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program implemented by President Obama. DACA protects young undocumented immigrants born in the United States from being deported. The ruling … Continue reading

Video: The 14th Amendment

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President Trump’s statement that he can take away the citizenship birthrights guaranteed in the 14th Amendment with an executive order are simply stirring up fear, according to his wife’s immigration attorney. Michael Wildes talked to CNN‘s Jake Tapper about Trump’s … Continue reading

Despite history, special needs children still sent to controversial Texas facility

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The Shiloh Treatment Center near Manvel, Texas has a history of deaths and abuse of special needs children placed in its care, but at least seven school districts in the Lone Star state have continued sending students there, according to … Continue reading

Podcast: California’s sanctuary law at center of fierce immigration debate

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Municipalities in California are being pitted against one another after a state law went into effect earlier this year limiting how much local law enforcement can cooperate with ICE agents. SB54, or the California Values Act, makes the entire state … Continue reading

What Is A Divorce Coach And Why Do You Need One?

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It used to be a coach was just somebody who helped you get better at a sport.  But these days there are all types of coaches – physical fitness coaches, life coaches, marriage coaches, relationship coaches – and even divorce … Continue reading