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Video: Fact-checking Trump’s latest border claims

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President Trump continues to keep parts of the federal government shut down over his demands for $5 billion in funding for his proposed wall along the Mexican border. CNN’s Dana Bash and Abby Phillip fact check Trump’s latest claims about … Continue reading

Video: A visitor’s guide to the border wall

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While President Trump and Congress continue to wrestle over the $5 billion the administration wants to build a wall along the Mexican border, filmmaker David Freid noticed something was missing: no one was talking to the people who actually live … Continue reading

Appeals court to decide if immigrant children get court-appointed attorneys

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Eleven federal appeals court judges have heard testimony in a lawsuit over whether undocumented children have the right to a government-paid lawyer. Lawyers for an immigrant minor who was unrepresented in immigration hearings argue that the Fifth Amendment guarantees the … Continue reading

Asylum claims jump nearly 70% in 2018

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Despite the Trump administration’s tougher immigration policies, the Department of Homeland Security says the number of migrants seeking asylum in the US along the border with Mexico went up nearly 70% from 2017 to 2018, according to CNN. You may … Continue reading

Disabled senior swindled out of savings by son

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An 81-year-old disabled senior is seeking advice after signing over his life savings to his son, who he says is refusing to return the money. In a letter to The Moneyist at Marketwatch, the man says he financially supported his … Continue reading

Podcast: How millennials and the gig economy affect workers’ comp

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Next year, the number of millennials in the US is expected to be greater than the number of Baby Boomers. The following year, the number of Americans working for themselves is supposed to triple, with millennials making up 42% of … Continue reading

Acting AG Matthew G. Whitaker Lacks Authority to Decide Immigration Case, Say Immigration Groups

The American Immigration Council and other immigrant rights organizations have filed a legal brief that explains why President Donald Trump’s designation of Matthew G. Whitaker as acting attorney general is unlawful. As a result, the brief asserts, Whitaker lacks the authority … Continue reading

Don’t Rush Into A December Divorce For Tax Reasons

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Nobody likes to rush in a divorce, but frequently things happen that may make a couple want to get it done more quickly than usual. This year, the reason may be taxes for some couples.  Since 1942, the person paying … Continue reading

Legal terms for divorcees

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The rate of divorce may be declining, but those seeking to split up may have little to no experience with the legal system. Couples filing for divorce may be unfamiliar with the legal terminology that they’ll need to know as … Continue reading

Brittney Dobbins to serve as 2019 Top 40 Under 40 president

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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