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January 2013 Archives

US senators introduce immigration reform bill to increase H-1B visas

Newspaper accounts and the blogosphere are rife with commentary on bipartisan proposals for immigration reform that are being considered on Capitol Hill. The commentary seems to change hourly, although the legislative process is likely to take some time as the proposals are debated and marked up in coming weeks.

Car involved in 2 hit-and-run accidents found

Pedestrians and cyclists are more likely to sustain severe injuries in auto accidents because those individuals they have little or no protection against the force of vehicles. If victims or their family members wish to seek justice through a civil claim, they have the right to do so.

Issue before Supreme Court could apply to spouse visas for same-sex couples

Many issues that arise in court are generally seen as being confined to a specific area of law. For instance, most people do not expect to see an issue arising in criminal a criminal case discussed on an immigration law blog. However, followers of this blog know that an immigrant's criminal record may impact a removal issue.

Officials say that immigration reform may be possible

Immigration reform has been bandied around for some time. Last year saw various battles in the courts over state laws on immigration. The Obama administration has made policy changes in immigration enforcement, as this blog has discussed.

Settlement reached in fatal roller coaster fall

It is always difficult for people to accept the loss of a loved one, especially if the loss is caused by another person's negligence. If there is enough evidence to prove that negligent parties were at fault, family members of victims can seek justice by filing wrongful death actions. If their claims are successful, they will receive adequate compensation, either through a negotiated settlement or a court award. Readers in Miami may be interested to hear of such a case.

Report: spending on immigration enforcement tops all federal law enforcement

In late December, this blog reported that federal immigration officials had audited more than 3,000 companies for I-9 compliance in enforcing business immigration laws. Those I-9 compliance audits were part of a policy change in recent years in how the government generally conducts workplace immigration enforcement, according to a report issued Monday by a non-partisan Washington think tank, the Migration Policy Institute.

U.S. Supreme Court to rule on medical malpractice award case

The negligence of a medical professional can sometimes lead to pain and suffering as well as unexpected medical costs. Medical malpractice awards are normally given as a form of compensation that seeks to offset past, present and future costs associated with the incident. How much of the award Medicaid beneficiaries can keep is now under discussion as part of a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

New family immigration waiver rule could reduce time away from family

The Obama administration announced Wednesday a new change to the rules governing family immigration. The new rule applies to immigrants who are close family members of a U.S. citizen and wish to apply for an immigration law waiver. Current U.S. family immigration law requires undocumented immigrants to apply for the waiver in their home country and wait for a decision, which can take a long period of time, separating the family during the waiting period.

Florida trooper airlifted following 5-vehicle pileup

Auto accidents turn ordinary drives on the freeway into nightmares in an instant. They sometimes leave drivers and passengers with serious injuries that can lead to lifelong problems and complications. Distracted drivers are oftentimes at the root of a car accident, whether they were texting and driving, driving recklessly or simply driving too fast.

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