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Guilty Plea Means Deportation, Says Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 20 held that one of its 2010 rulings – that under the Sixth Amendment, criminal defense attorneys must warn their clients that guilty pleas can result in deportation – does not apply retroactively. In Chaidez v. United States, the Court said Padilla v. Kentucky, the 2010 case, was not retroactive because it created a new rule about warning defendants, as opposed to simply applying existing rules.   Sorry, Says Court: Play It Forward Roselva …

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Few Legal Protections for Domestic Workers

The National Labor Relations Act of 1935 did not include basic labor protections for household workers like nannies, caregivers and cleaners. Almost 80 years later, almost all domestic workers are still unprotected. Domestic workers are not covered by federal minimum wage laws or the minimum wage laws of most states. Generally, these workers are not eligible for unemployment insurance or protected by antidiscrimination or workers’ compensation laws. A 2012 survey found that 23 percent of domestic workers made less than …

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Senators Propose Bipartisan Immigration Reform

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Jan. 28 proposed a new immigration framework that – were its principles to become law – would open up citizenship options for millions of immigrants in the United States. The plan, “Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” was released by four Democrats, led by Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, and four Republicans, featuring Arizona senator John McCain – the day before President Barack Obama was set to announce his own plans to …

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Beware of Notarios [Video]

    Immigrants in Spanish-speaking communities, beware. “Notarios” or fake lawyers are preying on unsuspecting Latinos in the United States. Haga clic aquí para leer esta historia en español. From Dallas, Texas, Lawyers.com reporter Kevin Peters introduces you to one victim, Beronica Mascorro. She paid $1,500 to a fraudulent imposter who pretended to offer legal help and expertise. In many Latin American countries, the term “notarios” signifies a person who is accredited by the government and has a license to …

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Cuidado con los Notarios [Video]

  Los inmigrantes en las comunidades de habla hispana deben tener cuidado. Los “Notarios” o abogados falsos, están acechando a las personas de habla hispana que se encuentran desprevenidas.         Click here to read this story in English.         Desde Dallas, Texas, el reportero Kevin Peters de Lawyers.com le presenta a una víctima: Beronica Mascorro. Ella pagó $1,500 a una fraudulenta impostora que pretendía ofrecer conocimiento y asesoría legal. En muchos países de América …

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