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Florida deputies to be tried for shooting disabled man

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that two Brevard County Deputy Sheriffs must stand trial for their shooting of an unarmed man inside his home, when family members asked law enforcement officers to Baker Act the … Continue reading

Immigration judge talks about how to fix courts

Dana Leigh Marks has been an immigration judge in San Francisco since 1987, and is president emerita of the National Association of Immigration Judges. In the Washington Post, Judge Marks writes about what it’s going to take to fix the … Continue reading

Video: Former ICE head criticizes Trump’s plan to eliminate immigration judges


A former acting head of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency says President Trump’s call to eliminate immigration judges is the “single dumbest idea I’ve ever heard.” Former ICE director John Sandweg tells CNN it would be wrong to get … Continue reading

Federal Court Orders Timely Bond Hearings and Legal Protections for Asylum Seekers

On Friday, in a groundbreaking decision, a federal judge in Seattle dealt a blow to the government’s campaign to deter and obstruct asylum seekers applying for protection in the United States.  Judge Marsha Pechman ordered the government to provide certain … Continue reading

Will Trump close the Mexico border?

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Republicans from border states and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are criticizing President Trump’s threat to close the border with Mexico over his belief that Mexico isn’t doing enough to stem the tide of migrants from Central America. USA Today … Continue reading

Florida bankruptcy judge criticized for ordering jail time

A U.S. bankruptcy judge in Fort Lauderdale is causing controversy after sending at least ten people to jail, including two lawyers, reports the ABA Journal. While Judge John Olson is described as “brilliant,” his actions, including sanctioning several lawyers, are … Continue reading

The National Advocates Announces David Kim as Vice-President for 2019 and President-Elect for 2020

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The National Advocates is pleased to announce that David Kim, a Top 10 Wills, Trusts, Estates and Probate lawyer of Wright Kim Douglas, ALC in Glendale, California has been selected as the association’s vice president for 2019 and president-elect for … Continue reading

Estate planning for people in dangerous jobs

Several Pennsylvania law firms are teaming up for a fifth year to offer free estate planning for first responders as a way of saying “thank you,” according to Legal Scoops. It’s a reminder that people who work in dangerous jobs … Continue reading

Hundreds of agents will be pulled from ports of entry to help El Paso Border Patrol process undocumented immigrants

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By Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune March 27, 2019 “Hundreds of agents will be pulled from ports of entry to help El Paso Border Patrol process undocumented immigrants” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization … Continue reading

Podcast: Fewer undocumented immigrant crime victims are stepping forward

Ever since President Donald Trump took office in 2017, immigration advocates have warned that his restrictive immigration policies will frighten those without legal status into the shadows. Now, new data collected by WNYC show undocumented immigrants do seem more reluctant to … Continue reading