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November 2012 Archives

Class action lawsuit challenges mandatory detention in immigration cases

A 53-year-old man is sitting in a jail cell, where he has been detained for eight months. Prior to his incarceration, he worked hard as a union carpenter. He has two daughters. He has little hope for bail. He sits, he waits. He is a legal U.S. resident, the parent of two U.S. citizens. His green card does not even protect him from mandatory detention, according to recent federal litigation challenging mandatory detention without a hearing in immigration cases.

Hit-and-run driver convicted, awaits sentencing

When an accident happens, an investigation often reveals the cause. Sometimes it's just an unfortunate accident, other times; the car accident could have been prevented. Distracted drivers, drunk drivers and negligent drivers can cause serious injury and unimaginable pain and suffering to anyone who is unfortunate enough to cross their paths.

Charter schools benefit from EB-5 investment visa program

The EB-5 investor's visa program has received a fair amount of interest in recent years. Developers turned to the program as a source of financing when the U.S. economy went into doldrums. Not long ago, this blog reported that Congress extended the program, shortly before the law was set to sunset.

Florida doctor named in wrongful death suit in 2010 killing

Doctors are expected to exercise sound judgment when treating patients. Unfortunately, despite years of medical training, some doctors make errors in judgment that lead to fatal consequences. A Fort Meyers, Florida, doctor is currently being sued by the mother of a woman who was killed in May 2010.

School board member considers suit over daughter's fatal accident

A member of the Miami-Dade School Board is asking for an independent investigation into an Oct. 19 car accident that took the life of her daughter. She is also considering filing a lawsuit. Families affected by fatal accidents should know that the law allows them to seek compensation for the loss of a loved one caused by the actions of another driver.

Could true immigration reform be on the horizon? P.2

In the last entry, this blog began discussing the issue of immigration reform, and recent comments and commentary suggesting that Congress may be able to break the gridlock on true reform. The discussion left off that recent public dialog has included the concept of comprehensive immigration reform, although what that may mean seems a bit elusive.

Man who lost leg helping crash victims sues

Any car crash can lead to serious injuries. Indeed, the danger doesn't necessarily end after the vehicles stop moving. Injured people and damaged vehicles on the road create a hazard, and sometimes a good Samaritan can be endangered while trying to assist victims.

Federal appeals court tells parties to look at deportation cases for discretion

A federal court of appeals apparently is fed up with the backlog of immigration cases that has been hitting its docket. The appellate court says that it is imposing a halt on deportation appeals to give prosecutors and other parties time to look over the cases in the hopes the parties will reach settlement agreements. The appellate court hopes that the parties will be able to reach an agreement to have the cases resolved before the Board of Immigration Appeals instead of pursuing the cases in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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