In a new proposed bipartisan bill, several U.S. senators are looking to find a compromise solution to issues related to border security, as well as help for DREAMers (immigrants who were born outside of this country, but came to the U.S. at a young age.) The bill, if passed, would introduce a number of dramatic changes aimed at reducing the number of immigrants in detention facilities, as well as introduce a potential path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children. However, the bill faces an uphill battle to obtain passage, with some members of the House and Senate already announcing their opposition.
If you have been in a serious accident, you still may be in shock, and decide to go home without being examined by a doctor. However, going to see a doctor after an accident is extremely important, not only for your own personal health, but also for any litigation that might result from the accident. But why is it so important to see a doctor after a serious accident?
In a ruling passed down on November 15, a district court judge struck down Title 42, a pandemic-era policy intended to make it harder for many immigrants to seek asylum in the United States. According to the ruling, the policy was not passed in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, making it illegal under federal law. This means that asylum seekers will have an easier time pursuing legal protections when they cross the border into the U.S.
While often overlooked, electrocutions are one of the four biggest causes of workplace accidents and fatalities in America. Construction workers are at an unusually high risk of electrocution. Why do construction workers get electrocuted so much, and what happens if they get hurt?
U-visas are an important tool for many immigrant victims of crime as a way to help them obtain legal immigration status. For some, a U-visa can offer an opportunity to potentially pursue permanent residency or citizenship in the future. But what are U-visas, and how do you become eligible to obtain one?
When an immigrant comes to the United States for work or family purposes, they must have an appropriate visa. Without this visa or other immigration documentation, they are at risk of immigration consequences, potentially leading to deportation proceedings and removal back to their country of origin. Here are five of the most common ways that immigrants have their visas revoked, potentially resulting in the risk of removal:
A federal court has approved a settlement between beneficiaries of the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) program and the United States government, allowing more participants in that program to obtain military naturalization. The settlement, once implemented, will allow foreign citizens who served in the U.S. Army with “uncharacterized” discharges, as well as those currently serving in the Army, to pursue U.S. citizenship. For many who served in the military, this is a welcome development that could help them on the road to naturalization.
When someone gets into a slip and fall accident (also known as a trip and fall accident), there is a chance that they could be seriously injured, requiring immediate medical attention. Depending on the severity of these injuries, it could even lead to long-term health problems, especially for elderly victims and those with certain disabilities. Here are seven of the most common injuries seen in slip and fall accidents:
In a recent announcement, the Biden Administration announced it will be formalizing a rule to reinstate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This rule, once made into an official regulation, will help to protect hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children. It may also help to protect the program from legal challenges that have threatened to undermine it.
There is no single profession that suffers more on the job injuries and fatalities than construction workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has estimated that around one in every ten construction workers suffers from some kind of workplace-related illness or injury every year. But what is it about the construction industry that is so dangerous for its workers, and what should you do if you get injured on the job? Continue reading “Why Do Construction Workers Get Injured On the Job So Often?”