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  • Salvadoran TPS Update

    Thursday, January. 18th, 2018 – The U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced anyone who currently has Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under El Salvador’s designation who want to maintain their status through the previously announced termination date of September 9th, 2019, MUST re-register between January. 18th, 2018, and March 19th, 2018. Information on re-registering and how ...
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  • 3 Things Salvadorans Need to Know About the Removal of TPS

    On Monday, January 9, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) announced that the Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) designation for El Salvador would be terminated. This decision to end the designation was made in spite of substantial evidence documenting El Salvador’s problems with gang and gender-based violence, which have only worsened since the country first received the TPS ...
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  • Immigration Executive Order FAQ

    Depending on who you ask, President Trump’s executive order on immediate immigration reform deserves high praise or harsh criticism. Also depending on who you ask, it either bans all Muslims from entering the country, or it doesn’t. No one is particularly to blame for the confusion surrounding this controversial executive order, for the information distributed by the government has also been ...
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  • Living Life in Fear: Insight into the Lives of Undocumented Immigrants

    For undocumented immigrants living in the United States, each day is a mystery: Will I be deported tomorrow? Will I be separated from my family? What will happen to me if I return to my country? These are the questions that haunt them each and every day. Recently, the topic of immigration has become a prominent issue in both the news and the presidential campaigns. Our country stands divided, ...
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  • Supreme Court to Review President Obama's Power on Executive Actions

    On Tuesday, January 19 th , the Supreme Court justices announced their decision to hear the case regarding President Obama’s Executive Actions that would shield millions of immigrants from deportation. This case, also known as United States v. Texas, is expected to be heard in April, with a decision likely by June. A positive ruling would provide protection for over 4 million parents of citizens ...
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  • When Can You Sue Someone After a Connecticut Car Accident?

    Just Because You're in an Accident Doesn't Mean There's Someone to Sue None of us want to sue someone to be compensated for our injuries after a car accident. We don’t want to be seen as an opportunist who is just trying to make a quick buck. However, the real reason most people take legal action after a car accident is to ensure they have the support that they need. Injuries lead to hefty medical ...
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  • Subrogation: Do You Know Your Health Insurance Provider?

    How well do you know and understand the obligations of your health insurance provider? People buy health insurance in case they become sick or injured. Depending on the plan chosen, they will not have to pay out of their pocket the high cost medical bills. However, what most people do not know is that if an outside party causes the injuries, the health insurance company may be entitled to be paid ...
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  • Federal Court's Continue the Hold on DACA and DAPA

    Federal Court’s Continue the Hold on DACA and DAPA President Obama’s executive actions to protect millions of immigrants remain on hold after a federal appeals court panel refused to allow the programs to go into effect. President Obama announced Extended Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) in November 2014. U.S. District Court Judge ...
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  • Temporary Protected Status for Nepalese Nationals in the United States

    The United States is extending its helping hand towards the country of Nepal which was hit with a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 25 th that killed more than 7,000 people and destroyed many buildings. Congress responded to the crisis by introducing H.R. 2033, a bill which has yet to be approved by the Senate and signed by President Obama. H.R. 2033 would authorize temporary protected status ...
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  • Arizona DACA Recipients Can Continue Pursuing Their Educational Goals

    On Tuesday, Maricopa County Superior Court Arthur Anderson ruled that undocumented immigrants living in Arizona, while their deportations are deferred, are eligible to pay in-state tuition to attend state colleges, as they are lawfully residing in the state. Tom Horne, a former Republican state attorney, sued Maricopa County Community College in 2013 for charging Deferred Action for Childhood ...
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  • Connecticut's Incentives on National Teen Safety Driving Month

    The month of May has been regarded as National Teen Safety Driving Month to emphasize the increase in car accidents involving teen’s texting while driving. New County Motor Car Group and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) are once again partnering together to bring awareness about driving safety and to encourage teens to make the pledge to not text and drive. SADD is the leading ...
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  • $1 Billion Lawsuit Against Apple & Samsung to Prevent Distracted Driving Deaths

    On Monday, the Coalition Against Distracted Drivers (CADD), a California citizens group, filed a lawsuit against Apple and Samsung in the Los Angeles Superior Court. CADD is a Los Angeles-based group who focuses on promoting effective and informative awareness about the dangers of using a smartphone or smartwatch while driving. The group is concerned with the rising number of car accidents caused ...
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  • Number of Deaths and Injuries for Distracted Drivers Continue to Rise

    In recent data collected by Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, every year 4,000 people are killed and 421,000 are injured from crashes caused by distracted drivers. Texting is by far the most dangerous distraction among drivers. Studies have found that texting while driving makes a crash up to 23 times more likely to happen. It is more dangerous than driving intoxicated. A DUI conviction can ruin ...
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  • Hope for President Obama's Immigration Actions

    On Tuesday, District Judge Andrew Hanen once again rejected President Obama's request to allow his immigration executive actions to move forward. The case is on its way to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, which could mean a break for Obama administration after the 5 th Circuit’s ruling on Tuesday as well. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeal ruled against a challenge brought towards Deferred Action ...
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  • Decisions on Immigration Continue to Vary from State to State

    Some states, like Washington, have more advantages for immigrants without a legal status. Washington allows immigrants without legal status to obtain a driver’s license. Washington has had success disregarding immigration status when it comes to getting a driver’s license because supporters recognize that licensed drivers are aware of safety rules and have insurance. Washington also allows ...
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