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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

March, 2018

  • 30 March


    By: Veronica Henderson, Attorney at Law Given the proliferation of violence in the schools, especially the number of mass shootings that have occurred, such as the one in Florida, the question has arisen as to whether we should arm our teachers and other school officials. After all, no one wants …

  • 28 March

    Women’s Right to Vote

    By: Terry Ahtziry Cardenas Banda, attorney and former professor. In the month of March, we celebrate the International Women’s Day, in honor of it I dedicate this article to all women, to mothers, daughters, grandmothers, aunts, students, professionals, housewives, workers, teachers, to each of these women who from their position …

  • 25 March

    Fraud Alert: Watch for and Report Potential Legal Fraud in Response to Recent Fires

    -Editorial The State Bar of California is warning the public to watch out for and report potential fraudin response to the recent fires across the state. As a result of California’s ongoing fires, many people may wish to seek legal advice for various reasons, including insurance disputes, seeking Federal Emergency Management …

  • 8 March

    Mexico eaten up by impunity

    99% of the crimes in Mexico are never resolved By: Terry Ahtziry Cardenas Banda, attorney and law professor Killings, torture, disappearances, corruption, violence, extortion, kidnapping, rape, and human trafficking are just some of the numbers of crimes that go uninvestigated in Mexico, these reflects a judicial system in crisis with …

February, 2018

  • 25 February

    Rewrite of USCIS Mission Statement Cannot Change America’s Identity as a Nation of Immigrants

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) expresses its deep disappointment at the Trump administration’s rewrite of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) mission statement to, among other things, remove the phrase “a nation of immigrants.” “Removing words in the USCIS mission statement cannot change the …

  • 25 February

    USCIS Strengthens Protections to Combat H-1B Abuses

    Clarifies Policy on Requirements for Third-Party Worksite H-1B Petitions WASHINGTON—The H-1B visa program generally allows a foreign employee to work for a specific sponsoring American employer. As is true in many employment situations, the location of work can change. USCIS has published a policy memorandum making clear that USCIS may …

  • 18 February


    -WHEN THE USE OF LEGAL SUBSTANCES LEADS TO UNLAWFUL CONDUCT By: Veronica Henderson, Attorney at Law Recently, the personal possession and use of marijuana has become legal in certain states, including California. However, that doesn’t mean its use is legal in all circumstances. Just as with alcohol, minors (defined as …

  • 11 February

    Judicial Watch Sues for Secret Service Trump Travel-Expense Records

    (Washington, DC) —Judicial Watch announced that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for Secret Service travel-expense records related to expenses incurred protecting President Trump and his family while they traveled between June and October 2017 (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department …

  • 4 February

    Legal instruments to protect women against violence

    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 …

  • 3 February

    Copyright: protection

    By: Jaime Israel Dávila Gómez, Lawyer israel@despachodavila.com.mx Contrary to what most people believe, the protection of works in Mexico (literary, photographic, musical, pictorial, etc.) is given from the moment the work is fixed on a material. To give an example, if I write a poem on a sheet, either by …