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    The Personal Injury Do’s and Don’t

    9 August, 2019

    Have you been injured in an automobile accident? Claims for personal injuries arising from auto accidents can be very complex and you should not try to handle it all on your own. Representation by an experienced personal injury attorney can make a big difference in your case outcome. Dealing with insurance adjusters with respect to […]

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    KTVZ News: Legislation to provide driver’s licenses to Oregon’s undocumented residents reaches the governor’s desk

    2 July, 2019

    Gov. Kate Brown is likely to endorse HB 2015, which would provide driver’s licenses to all state residents. Link to Article

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    The Washington Post: The administration’s immigration crackdown has led to less undocumented victims of abuse stepping forward

    2 July, 2019

    Archi Pyati, with the Tahirih Justice Center, said: “What we’ve seen is women who are victims of violence, who could qualify for a protective order or who could be a valuable witness in an abuse case, being increasingly afraid of stepping forward.” Link to Article

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    The Texas Tribune: DHS asylum officers’ union files brief with 9th Circuit opposing Remain in Mexico

    2 July, 2019

    The 37-page filing by the American Federation of Government Employees Local 1924 stated: “Asylum officers are duty bound to protect vulnerable asylum seekers from persecution. They should not be forced to honor departmental directives that are fundamentally contrary to the moral fabric of our Nation and our international and domestic legal obligations.” Link to Article

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    Chicago Tribune: ‘New Illinois laws aimed at ICE are ‘a firewall against Trump attacks’ on immigrants, Pritzker says’

    2 July, 2019

    Two new laws in Illinois — one banning privately-run detention centers in the state and another prohibiting “a program that deputizes local officers with certain Immigration and Customs Enforcement powers”— will not curtail federal immigration enforcement in the state, but send a message of rejection of the administration’s plan. Link to Article

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    The Baltimore Sun: Advocates and allies protest at ICE office in Baltimore

    2 July, 2019

    Hundreds showed up at the Hopkins Plaza on June 27 asking for a stop to increased enforcement by Immigration and Customs Enforcement — and to stand in solidarity with immigrant families. Link to Article

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    ABC News: DACA on the Supreme Court’s agenda for next fall

    2 July, 2019

    Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals will be on the Supreme Court’s priority list next term, with a decision on the administration’s legality of the termination expected in 2020. The June 28 announcement followed months of closed-door deliberations by the justices. Link to Article

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    DHS to Propose ‘Merit-Based’ Rule for H-1B Visa Program

    5 December, 2018

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a notice of proposed rulemaking on December 3, 2018, that would require petitioners seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions to first electronically register with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) during a designated registration period. USCIS said the proposed rule would also reverse the order by which the […]

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    New Developments at Southern Border: Temporary Restraining Order Bars Trump Administration From Changing Asylum Law; Trump Spars With Chief Justice; No Agreement With Mexico Yet

    3 December, 2018

    U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar, of San Francisco, California, has issued a temporary restraining order blocking President Trump’s presidential proclamation and a new rule preventing certain types of asylum claims along the southern border of the United States. The order will remain in effect until a court hearing on December 19, 2018. President Trump had […]

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    DHS, DOL Publish Joint Proposed Rule to Require Electronic Advertising Instead of Print for H-2B Recruitment

    25 November, 2018

    The Departments of Homeland Security and Labor (Departments) have published a joint notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would “modernize” the recruitment requirements for employers seeking H-2B nonimmigrant workers to fill temporary nonagricultural jobs “to make it easier for U.S. workers to find and fill these open jobs.” The proposed rule would require electronic advertisements […]

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