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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

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 …

  • 3 February

    Human Trafficking Awareness Month

    By: Veronica Henderson, Attorney at Law January was Human Trafficking Awareness Month, an opportunity to reflect on how trafficking victims are finally beginning to claim their place in a justice system that struggles to address their complex needs. January is also a time to consider how much the public perception …

January, 2018

  • 20 January

    President’s Discriminatory Rhetoric Is an Affront to American Values

    WASHINGTON, DC – The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s derogatory and hateful comments about Haiti, El Salvador and several African countries: The President’s offensive comments harken back to the shameful days in American history when our immigration policies were grounded in …

  • 13 January

    Legal instruments to protect women against violence

    Part I By: Terry Ahtziry Cardenas Banda, attorney and law professor. Between 2010 and 2015, 78,312 women have died. Likewise, 66.1% of women in Mexico have experienced at least one episode of violence, physical, psychological, sexual, economic, social or due to discrimination. These statistics are according to the data of …

  • 12 January


    By: Jaime Israel Davila Gomez, attorney.  israel@despachodavila.com.mx   The owner of a brand has multiple rights concerning his brand, however one of the most important is to grant licenses so that another person can use it in relation to the same products or services. One type of license, perhaps the …