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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

June, 2021

  • 21 June

    Same-sex marriage approved in Baja California

    MEXICALI, B.C.- After a bill to grant legality to same-sex marriages was defeated twice, it was approved last week by the Baja California Congress with 18 votes in favor, 4 votes against, and one abstention, the same marriage equality that gives rights to those involved in the civil union. Thus, …

April, 2021

  • 30 April

    Supervisors Approve Promotions for Imperial County District Attorney Staff

    -Editorial The Imperial County Board of Supervisors approved a series of actions that will help the Imperial County District Attorney’s Office retain and promote attorneys and increase their compensation. Over the last several years, the District Attorney’s Office has lost almost all its experienced attorneys to retirement and other counties …

March, 2021

  • 22 March

    USCIS Expands Temporary Rule Providing Contract Interpreters for Asylum Interviews

    -Editorial To maintain the safety of our workforce and applicants during the global COVID-19 pandemic and to maintain efficiency and accessibility to the asylum process, USCIS published an updated temporary final rule (TFR) that extends the requirement that certain Asylum seekers use our telephone contract interpreters for their asylum interviews, rather …

February, 2021

  • 24 February

    USCIS Expands Premium Processing Service to E-3 Petitioners

    Starting Feb. 24, 2021, petitioners filing Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, requesting a change or extension of status to E-3 classification will have the option to request premium processing service for their petition. The E-3 classification applies only to nationals of Australia who are coming to the United States solely to …

  • 17 February

    New San Diego County Director of the Office of Equity and Racial Justice Selected

    -Editorial A new director of the Office of Equity and Racial Justice in San Diego has been named after a thorough national recruitment and selection process. Andrew Strong will head the office and brings 15 years of experience in local government leadership and community engagement. “Andrew is a respected member …

  • 5 February

    Central Union High School Wins Mock Trial Tournament for Second Year in A Row

    -Editorial The pandemic can’t stop students from preparing themselves and participate in events like mock trials and bring out the best in local students.  The Imperial County Mock Trial took place as Central Union High School took the crown for the second year in a row.  The Imperial County Mock …

  • 5 February

    Politics and Attacks on Democracy

    By: Terry Ahtziry Cardenas Banda, attorney, social activist, philanthropist, and law professor. At this time of elections in Mexico and with the recent transition of government in the United States, it is essential to talk about the importance of democracy. The dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) gives us …

January, 2021

  • 15 January

    Health as a human right

    By: Terry Ahtziry Cardenas Banda, attorney, social activist, philanthropist, and law professor. Within the framework of this edition, it is important to recognize health as a human right, which is stated in the Mexican constitution, as well as in other countries, and recognized worldwide through international treaties. The right to …

December, 2020

  • 23 December

    Haitian Family Reunification Parole and Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Programs to be Terminated

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- In keeping with the agency’s August 2019 announcement, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced a Federal Register notice requesting public comments on revisions to Form I-131, Application for Travel Document to remove sections relating to the Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) and the Filipino World War II Veterans (FWVP) Parole programs. The notice will formally publish on Dec. …

  • 21 December

    Industry, education and the law

    By: Terry Ahtziry Cardenas Banda, attorney, social activist, philanthropist, and law professor. Within the framework of this edition, where we reflect on the association between industry and education, it is important to highlight the parameters in which law is involved in the relations of these sectors. It is important to …