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Blog Posts in 2014

  • Immigration Reform 2014: Where the Bill Stands Now

    President Obama has announced a reform to the immigration bill that could mean good news for the 5 million or more undocumented workers that are at risk or are in the midst of getting deported. The reforms will allow these individuals who work in good faith and are in good standing with the law to extend their stay in the United States. The proposals sound very promising for these individuals, who ...
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  • Attorney Welcome Gets His Client Offered Compromise in a Reduced Sentence

    /Our-Team/James-Welcome.aspx In 2007, a woman from Ansonia, Connecticut was arrested during a sting operation when she accompanied four men during a burglary. On the night of the arrest, the woman and her four male companions broke into a drug dealer's home where they were able to pick up cell phones, cash, drugs, and electronic devices. The sting occurred when one of the phones rang and a man ...
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  • Georgia Immigration Attorney Denied Motion for Postponement Despite Giving Birth to Child

    In the judicial system of the United States, there are many good reasons why a court case may need a delay or postponement. Apparently, an Atlanta, Georgia Immigration Judge does not think that child birth is an acceptable reason for an attorney to ask for a new court date. Stacy Ehrisman-Mickle is an immigration attorney who had agreed to take on the case of two young boys trying to obtain legal ...
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  • En Georgia, Una Moción de Aplazamiento Le Fue Negada a Una Abogada de Inmigración Que Acababa de Dar a Luz

    Dentro del sistema judicial de los Estados Unidos, hay muchas razones por las que un caso legal puede necesitar un aplazamiento o puede ser retrasado. En Octubre aprendimos que un Juez de Inmigración de Atlanta, Georgia no piensa que el nacimiento de un bebe es razón suficiente para pedir una continuación. Stacy Ehrisman-Mickle es una abogada de inmigración que aceptó un caso de dos jóvenes que ...
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  • Connecticut Drivers: The Best in America?

    Not exactly, but we are in the top ten! According to a study done by Car Insurance Comparison, which listed states by the worst drivers, Connecticut drivers ranked as the 7 th best! CIC compiled the rankings based on data from the National Highway Safety Administration, the National Motorists Association, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The scores were categorized by fatalities per 100 million ...
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  • When Deportation Separates Parents From Their Kids: Resources For Undocumented Parents Seeking To Protect Their Rights

    When a parent gets detained or deported, it is not just the parent that suffers. There are over 5,000 children in foster care in the United States because their parents were deported and not given a chance to make arrangements for their children. Being separated from his or her parents is a tragic and traumatic experience for a child to go through. Thankfully, there is a toolkit available for ...
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  • Immigration Reform: Shying Away From the Big Problems

    Let us not forget; in June 2013, the U.S. Senate voted by a large margin to pass a bill for immigration reform to solve one of the major problems facing this nation right now (by a vote of 68 to 32 to be precise). It is now going on 13 months since the Senate sent the bill to the Senate. Absolutely nothing has happened. There has been bickering and grandstanding. The opposition party has a million ...
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  • Department of Homeland Security Deports 370,000 People in 2013

    BY ATTORNEY JAMES A. WELCOME The number of non-U.S. Citizens removed from the United States dropped in 2013 from the all-time high of nearly 410,000 in 2012. This number has meaning for people on both sides of the debate about immigration reform. First, in pure number form, Homeland Security is deporting approximately 1,013 aliens per day. In very rare occasions, the government allows for a person ...
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  • Only an Experienced Lawyer Should Handle Your Immigration Case

    It Takes Patience, Persistence, and Experience to Win an Immigration Case—and James A. Welcome Has All Three Your immigration status is not something to be taken lightly. If you are an undocumented immigrant in Connecticut, you know that, at any time, you can find yourself evicted from your home, denied government benefits, or even taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ...
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  • What Disability Benefits Are You Entitled when You File for Workers Compensation Benefits in Connecticut?

    Say you’ve been severely injured on the job in CT, should you file a worker’s compensation claim? Filing a worker’s compensation claim can seem like a daunting task, especially when TV and radio ads bombard you with legal terms about work injuries and possible benefits, without explaining what they mean or if they pertain to you. Workers in Connecticut are entitled to receive compensation benefits ...
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  • Is using a hands-free device while driving really any safer?

    Technology is increasingly becoming more convenient and easy to use. Most new technologies make our lives easier when used appropriately, such as voice-activated technology. It has become common sense that using a cell phone to talk or text while driving is extremely dangerous in dramatically increases your chance of getting into an accident. However, if you thought using hands-free devices while ...
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  • What to do if you are involved in a Pedestrian Accident

    Accidents in which a pedestrian is hit by a car happen frequently and can result in serious injuries and fatalities. There is a high concentration of these incidents in areas like Stamford, Norwalk, Fairfield County, Waterbury, and New Haven. Pedestrians are the most vulnerable people on the road. Therefore, accidents involving pedestrians can be the most dangerous. Even hitting a person at a slow ...
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