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DHS PRESERVES, EXTENDS TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS (TPS) FOR FOUR COUNTRIES

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a Federal Register notice titled, “Continuation of Documentation for Beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status Designations for Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, and El Salvador.” These countries were previously scheduled by DHS to lose TPS designation. The validity of TPS-related documentation for nationals of the four countries will be automatically extended through January 2, 2020, which Read More

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First Department Upholds Record $6.1M Ankle Injury Jury Award

By Colby Hamilton, New York Law Journal A record-setting $6.1 million pain-and-suffering jury award in an ankle fracture suit was upheld by an Appellate Division, First Department panel on Thursday. The plaintiff, Aminata Kromah, also saw her total verdict of $10.4 million upheld by the appellate panel, the largest amount sustained by the First Department Read More

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What Is “Uninsured Motorist” and “Underinsured Motorist” Coverage?

If you live in New York State, your auto insurance policy is required to contain both “uninsured motorist” coverage and “underinsured” motorist coverage (also referred to as UM/UIM coverage). Since you have no choice about carrying such coverage, you may not be fully aware of how these types of insurance can serve you. Here are Read More

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Government Shutdown and its Major Impact on Your Immigration Case

Why Did the Government Shutdown? Congress and the U.S. President cannot agree on a budget bill. The Senate passed a bill that did not include funding for the President’s border wall. President Trump insists he will not sign a budget bill unless it includes $5 billion to fund a border wall. The government shutdown is Read More

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USCIS ANNOUNCES UPDATES TO CIVICS TEST ANSWERS

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced updates to four answers on the U.S. history and government (civics) test for those seeking naturalization as U.S. citizens. The updated answers to the following questions are effective immediately. Question  20 – Who is one of your state’s U.S. Senators now? Answer – Give the name of one Read More

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What Is the July Effect – and Will It Affect Me?

When physicians take the symbolic Hippocratic Oath, they vow to heal those who seek their help. Most medical students are also taught very early on the famous Latin phrase, “primum non nocere,” which translates to, “First do no harm.” Medical schools place importance on the patient’s health first. But before doctors gain real-world experience, they Read More

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After a Hotel Slip-and-Fall, Can You Sue?

Vacations are supposed to be a time of fun, excitement, and most of all, relaxation. When you’re in a hotel, you expect hotel management to look out for your welfare. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. One of the biggest risks at a hotel is a slip-and-fall accident. One Texas woman has been awarded Read More

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How Construction Can Harm Pedestrians

Living in a big city comes with its pros and cons. One of the biggest cons, besides the heavy traffic and noise, is the never-ending construction taking place. Big cities are constantly developing to accommodate more and more people. From high-rises to shopping plazas, new construction is always just around the corner from you. Whether Read More

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3 Tips for Moving After a Major Loss

Moving on after the death of a loved one isn’t easy. Psychologists will tell you there are five stages of grief, but no one can say in which order you’ll experience them or even how much time you’ll spend in each stage. In other words, there is no manual for mourning; you have to move Read More

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DHS Propone Cambiar la Regla de “Carga Pública”

El 10 de octubre de 2018, la administración de Trump publicó cambios propuestos a la regla de carga pública para garantizar que las personas admitidas como inmigrantes y poseedores de visas temporales sean más autosuficientes y no una carga pública (alguien que probablemente sea principalmente dependiente del gobierno para su supervivencia). La regla propuesta ampliará Read More

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