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May, 2024

  • 31 May

    George Marquez Delivers Commencement Address and Joins Hall of Fame at Western State College of Law

    -Editorial On May 23, 2024, Imperial County District Attorney George Marquez delivered an inspiring Commencement address to the graduating class of Western State College of Law. A distinguished alumnus, Marquez earned his Juris Doctor Degree from the institution in 2005. In his speech, Marquez reflected on themes of perseverance and …

  • 26 May

    Agricultural Property in Mexico

    By: Terry Ahtziry Cardenas Banda, corporate attorney, internationalist, law professor, social activist, and philanthropist. In Mexico, according to INEGI data, the agricultural and communal property represents 51% of the national territory. The relevance of the communal “ejidal” system in Mexico lies in the protection provided by the Mexican Constitution, as …

  • 24 May

    Ninth Circuit Ruling Enables Judicial Review of CBP’s SENTRI Program Decisions

    -Editorial In a historic decision that will benefit border crossers in the U.S.-Mexico Border, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that courts can now review the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) decisions regarding the Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection (SENTRI) program. This ruling came after …

  • 7 May

    Law Day 2024: Building Bridges and Empowering Communities at Imperial County Superior Court

    -Editorial Law Day 2024 was celebrated at the Imperial County Superior Court with great enthusiasm and the opportunity to make connections. This annual event, which takes place at the beginning of May, brought together law enforcement agencies, non-profit organizations, and residents to celebrate the rule of law and foster trust …

April, 2024

  • 29 April

    USCIS Strengthens T Nonimmigrant Visa Program and Protections for Trafficking Victims

    WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced a final rule to strengthen the integrity of the T nonimmigrant status (T visa) and ensure eligible victims of human trafficking can access protections and stabilizing benefits on a timely manner. T nonimmigrant status enables certain victims of human trafficking to …

  • 11 April

    Arizona Supreme Court Upholds Near-Total Abortion Ban

    -Editorial In a landmark decision, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled on April 9, 2024, that the state’s near-total abortion ban, dating back to the 1864 Howell Code, can be enforced starting April 23, 2024. This ruling marks a significant shift in the state’s legal stance on abortion, making it illegal …

  • 7 April

    Protection of Personal Data in the Digital Era

    Spanish version by David Rey Frausto García, candidate to PHD in Public Administration. English Version by: Terry Ahtziry Cardenas Banda, corporate attorney, internationalist, and law professor. All of us as human beings are members of a society, a society that changes very quickly, we currently live in the era of technology, artificial intelligence, and …

March, 2024

  • 11 March

    Green Card Backlog Paralyzes Immigration System, Imperiling US Economy

    -Editorial This year, only about 3% of the people who have submitted green card applications will receive permanent status. Close to 35 million applications are pending, up from 10 million in 1996. The first backlogs started a century ago, when the first immigration caps were applied, and they have quickly …

February, 2024

  • 19 February

    Use of Illegally Obtained Resources in Mexico

    By: Terry Ahtziry Cardenas Banda, corporate attorney, internationalist, law professor, social activist, and philanthropist. In Mexico, the regulation of the use of resources of illicit origin is quite new and its interpretations are diverse, however, what is a reality is that to the extent that we create greater foreign alliances …

  • 18 February

    Central Union Triumphs as 2023-2024 Mock Trial Champions, Headed to State Finals

    -Editorial Central Union High School has clinched the coveted title of the 2023-2024 Mock Trial Champions. This impressive victory grants them the honor of representing Imperial County at the upcoming 2024 State Finals.  Beyond showcasing their legal prowess, this accomplishment stands as a source of pride for both the school …