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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

November, 2017

  • 11 November


    By: Veronica Henderson, Attorney at Law Courthouses in Imperial County as well as in Baja California are busy places, full of people who have filed lawsuits or who must answer to lawsuits filed by others. There are many occasions, however, when filing a lawsuit may not be the best solution …

  • 10 November

    Using a brand

    By: Jaime Dávila Gomez, Attorney The owner of a trademark, has several obligations imposed by law, however the most important is to use it. This obligation translates, in most countries, and Mexico is no exception, in the possibility of losing ownership of a trademark if it is not demonstrated the …

October, 2017

  • 15 October

    Undeterred by White Supremacist Threats, AILA Stands with America’s Immigrants

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Saturday, October 14, 2017, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) was targeted by members of a white supremacist group who attempted to hang a banner on the façade of our building in Washington, DC, decrying the Dreamer movement in the name of “Identity Evropa.” A witness confronted …

  • 7 October

    Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

    By: Terry Ahtziry Cardenas Banda, attorney and former professor. According to the International Organization of Migration, an estimated of 1.1 million undocumented minors resided in the U.S., undocumented youth make up sixteen percent of the undocumented population. In an action to protect these minors on June 15, 2012, the Secretary …

  • 2 October

    Becoming a Foster Parent: A Rewarding Experience

    By: Veronica Henderson, Attorney In our border community, many children are in need of adults to take care of them. These children do not have parents to provide for their medical, educational, and other needs because the parents to which they were born have some form of parenting deficit, rendering …

  • 1 October

    Trademark: advantages

    By: Jaime Dávila Gomez, Attorney In Mexico, it is not mandatory to register a trademark in order to use it in the market; however carrying out the registration involves a number of advantages for its owner. The first advantage is that the trademark registration implies acquiring the right to exclusive …

September, 2017

  • 29 September

    Deadline to Submit DACA Renewal Requests Approaching On Oct. 5

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is reminding eligible Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients that they have one week to properly file their DACA renewal requests and associated applications for employment authorization. As previously announced, for recipients whose DACA and work authorization expire between Sept. 5, …

  • 19 September

    Lawsuit Filed Challenging Delay of International Entrepreneur Rule

    September 19, 2017 Washington, DC – Entrepreneurs, startup companies, and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) filed a lawsuit in federal court today challenging the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) delay of the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER). Finalized by the Obama administration, the rule would have allowed talented foreign-born entrepreneurs to travel to …

  • 12 September


     by Tala Hartsough I took part in the AILA Annual Conference training for new chapter chairs, and as an ‘icebreaker,’ was asked to complete phrases handed out on little slips of paper. Mine read, “The best way to save….” I immediately responded, “One way to save a life is to be …

  • 10 September

    What are Copyrights?

    By: Jaime Dávila Gomez, Attorney Copyrights, are the powers that a person has over an original creation that he has made. The original creation is called the work and the person who created it, the author. In Mexico, protection of a work is subject to the fact that it is …