Now, President Trump appoints the Secretary of Homeland Security, the U.S. government department over Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS), Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). During the 2016 presidential election campaign, then-candidate Trump uttered harsh words about immigration and immigrants. When he became President, he has followed through […]
In the U.S., certain countries are designated as Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The designation is awarded when circumstances make it impossible to guarantee that foreign nationals could return to their home country safely. The Secretary of Homeland Security makes or removes the designation.
The Secretary may designate a country for TPS due to the following […]
Cars and personal motor vehicles are a necessity in Tennessee and elsewhere in the United States. We use them for transportation to work, to school, to the grocery store, to doctor visits, to sporting events, to church services, and more. Often, individuals purchase used cars and vehicles, which too often are riddled with serious […]
The law can be confusing. If you are suing another person or business, being sued, or facing administrative suspension of a license to work in your job or if you have been charged with a crime, talk to a lawyer. For instance, in a civil case or a license revocation proceeding, if you miss […]
Frequently, when an individual is charged with a crime, he or she files a Motion to Suppress and asks for a suppression hearing. The purpose is to ask the court to rule that particular evidence cannot be used in determining an individual’s guilt or innocence. When evidence is suppressed, the prosecutor may not use […]
Deportation means being returned or sent back from the U.S. to your home country. American citizens cannot be deported; however, if a person born in a foreign country fraudulently obtained his or her citizenship, he or she can be deported. Undocumented immigrants (those who entered the U.S. illegally) are subject to being deported at […]
Individuals with disabilities are humans, make valuable contributions to society, and deserve to be afforded the same respect, common decency, and opportunities as the respect, common decency, and opportunities given to individuals without disabilities. Federal and state laws, such as the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of […]
A “sanctuary city” is not a precise legal term. A city’s residents typically do not vote to designate their city a “sanctuary city,” but its leader can. A city, town or county (or, in the case of California, a state) is designated as a “sanctuary” because it directs (or asks) local law enforcement not […]
Not all commercial or business-to-business transactions go smoothly. When a transaction involves goods or products, as opposed to services, the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) applies and controls the transaction.
The UCC specifies the rules that govern disputes for business and commercial transactions involving goods. Almost every state has adopted a version of the UCC. Although […]
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a branch of the United States Department of Homeland Security, detains people either who are residing in the US without valid documentation or who have committed a crime while holding a green card or visa. Once ICE is involved, the challenges grow for the person detained, and for […]