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Five Major Risks That Contribute to Auto Accidents During the Holidays

More people drive during the holiday season than during any other time of the year. When they are out on the road, they do not always take every precaution they should, leading to a higher risk of auto accidents. Here are just five of the biggest reasons that people suffer motor vehicle accidents during the holiday season:

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How Negligent Supervision Can Lead to Danger for Your Children

When people decide to leave their children in other people’s care, they assume that their children will be appropriately supervised by that person. However, not everyone who is entrusted with caring for children does their job properly, potentially leading to those children getting hurt. This is known as negligent supervision, and when it happens to your children, you may need to seek a legal remedy for the harm they suffered.

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Case Quotas Policy Ended by Department of Justice

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced that a “case quota” policy, put into place during the previous presidential administration, has been rescinded. This policy forced judges to dispose of cases much more quickly than they might have wanted, potentially leading to unjust outcomes. With the case quotas policy rescinded, judges are now less pressured to give final judgments on cases that may deserve closer scrutiny, helping to protect immigrants from potential injustice.

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What is Premises Liability, and What Does it Mean for Me?

Premises liability suits make up the single most common type of lawsuit in the United States. Despite the fact that these lawsuits are so common, the area of premises liability is often discounted, compared to more spectacular types of personal injury suits. But what exactly is premises liability, and why might you choose to bring a premises liability suit?

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DHS Announces New Guidelines for Immigration Enforcement

The Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, has announced new standards for the enforcement of immigration law in the United States.  These new standards will focus the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) so that it takes into account the totality of an immigrant’s circumstances when deciding whether to take an enforcement action against them. These new standards will go into effect on November 29, 2021.

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Seven Major Factors That Contribute to Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are some of the most common ways that people suffer accidental injuries, with nearly 10,000 accidents in just one month in New York City alone. These accidents often result in severe injuries, and in some cases can be fatal. But what is it that makes these accidents so commonplace? Here are seven of the biggest factors that contribute to motor vehicle accidents:

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CDC Requires COVID-19 Vaccinations for Immigration Applicants

The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a new rule that will require anyone seeking permanent residency status or any immigrant visa to be fully vaccinated. This new rule is set to go into effect as of October 1, 2021, and will apply to both people currently living in the United States as well as anyone applying for an immigrant visa abroad. This new rule is aimed at curtailing the spread of the coronavirus, which continues to be a serious public health issue across the world.

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Why Worry About Slip and Fall Accidents?

To those that do not have experience with them, slip and fall accidents (which are also known as trip and fall accidents) can seem almost comical. However, victims of these sorts of accidents may learn just how serious they can be, and how much of an impact they can have on someone’s life. Here are some of the reasons you should watch out if you or someone you love is injured in a slip and fall accident: Continue reading “Why Worry About Slip and Fall Accidents?”

DOJ and DHS Propose New Rule to Improve Asylum Process

In a new proposed rule issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Biden Administration has announced that it will be looking to change the procedure for adjudicating asylum claims. This new rule would, in theory, make it much easier for asylum applicants to receive legal immigration status, speeding up their cases within the immigration system. It would also grant parole to asylum applicants much more often, allowing them to live legally in the United States outside of a detention facility. Continue reading “DOJ and DHS Propose New Rule to Improve Asylum Process”

TPS Registration Period Extended for Venezuela, Burma, and Syria

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that it is extending the registration period for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for people from Burma, Syria, and Venezuela. This will extend the original 180-day registration period to 18 months, giving people from these countries three times as long to begin the process of seeking TPS protections. However, anyone who does want these protections should not wait long, just in case they miss out on their opportunity to obtain Temporary Protected Status. Continue reading “TPS Registration Period Extended for Venezuela, Burma, and Syria”