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Noticias legales, percepciones y tips legales dados por expertos en el ámbito legal para ayudar a la comunidad binacional a mantenerse informada sobre los temas legales más recientes que son enteramente definidos por noticias legales significativas locales, regionales, nacionales y de alrededor del mundo

December, 2018

  • 4 December

    Are We Raising Dangerous Boys?

    By: Veronica Henderson, Attorney Between 1982 and November of 2018, out of 105 mass shootings in the United States, 102 were committed by males, three were committed by females. Although mass shooters come from many different ages, income categories, and regions of the United States, one factor remains constant: their …

November, 2018

  • 27 November

    Imperial County Eliminates Court Fees for Juveniles

    -Editorial The Imperial County Board of Supervisors met on Nov. 20 to approve the elimination of court fees to juvenile delinquents. In addition to this action, county supervisors approved increasing the public defender fee for adults to $50 dlls. The public hearing was an item related to the Imperial County …

  • 23 November

    A move that would leave hundreds of thousands of young people exposed to deportation

     Trump Administration Again Asks SCOTUS to Intervene on Future of DACA Link: http://bit.ly/2JJOvtc Washington, DC – In a second attempt to bypass standard legal process, the Trump administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court a few days ago to take up a case concerning the future of the Deferred Action for …

  • 2 November

    American Immigration Council on President Trump’s Plan to End Birthright Citizenship

    WASHINGTON.- President Donald Trump said a few days ago in an interview that he plans to sign an executive order to eliminate birthright citizenship, a principle enshrined in the U.S. Constitution that grants citizenship to any person born within the territory of the United States. The 14th Amendment to the …

October, 2018

  • 14 October

    DACA Program Will Remain…. For Now

    By: Jacob Sapochnick, Attorney On Friday, August 31, 2018, Texas District Judge Andrew Hanen declined to issue a preliminary injunction that would have put a stop to the DACA program immediately. As we previously reported, the fate of the DACA program now rests in Judge Hanen’s hands, who is currently …

  • 10 October

    In Pursuit of Justice

    By: Ellie Burgueño When you think about the word “justice”, what comes to your mind? One of the Merriam-Western dictionary definitions of justice is conformity to truth, fact, or reason: CORRECTNESS, and it also says that justice is the maintenance or administration of what is just especially by the impartial adjustment of …

  • 2 October

    Legal instruments to protect women against violence-Part II

    Part II Any kind of violence is illegal. By: Terry Ahtziry Cardenas Banda, attorney and law professor. The United States of America was one of the first countries in which women’s movements emerged fighting for their rights. In 1848 there was the first meeting of women activists in the city …

September, 2018

  • 25 September

    District Attorney’s Office Gives Mid-Year Report on Domestic Violence Cases

    -Editorial Domestic violence is a sensitive issue that needs to be addressed in the Imperial Valley and the current partnership between the Imperial County District Attorneys Office and WomanHaven is the combination that gives victims hope during their darkest moments. Earlier this year, the Imperial County District Attorney’s office received …

  • 18 September

    Legal Instruments to Protect Women from Violence

    Part I. Mexico By: Terry Ahtziry Cardenas Banda, attorney, and former professor. 66.1% of women in Mexico have experienced at least one episode of violence. Violence against women is on the rise in Mexico, despite the enactment of different laws to protect women. It is of great importance to keep …

August, 2018

  • 19 August

    Trump Administration Further Undermines Judicial Independence

    WASHINGTON, DC – On August 16, the Attorney General of the United States issued a precedent-setting decision, Matter of L-A-B-R, that limits the discretion of immigration judges to grant continuances. By restricting the court’s use of a vital docketing tool, the decision further erodes judicial independence and will pressure judges to deny more …

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