There are some very amusing lawsuits that have happened throughout the United States. Continue to the article to learn about some of them.Read More
The White House recently announced and reiterated their initiatives for streamlining the process for legal immigration and assisting those who wish to immigrate to America.
The U.S. Administration has been vocal in its efforts to promote legal citizenship and to encourage newcomers to fully integrate to their new communities. Recognizing the past contributions of those immigrants that have come to America, the U.S. Administration is eager to promote programs that will assist immigrants in becoming citizens legally and to provide programs that will further advance the unique and important skills of immigrants, which have been a vital part of the economic engine of America.Read More
Immigration attorney Katie DeGrio Channing chats with WCCO News reporter Jason DeRusha about current immigration law. With President Obama recently announcing a push for immigration reform, there may be new opportunities for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants to obtain legal status. Click "Read More" below to watch the video.Read More
Recently, Carver County sheriffs uncovered an arsenal of firearms in the hands of a mentally ill man, Christian Oberender, who was previously convicted of killing his mother at the age of 14. Oberender was in and out of psychiatric facilities until the age of 18 and then was deemed by a judge to be "mentally ill and dangerous." Along with a Tommy gun, shotguns, an AK-47, and semi-automatic rifles there was also a disturbing letter and notes discussing the recent Newtown, CT shooting found in Oberender's home. Sheriffs were alarmed on how such a mentally ill person could illegally possess certain types of weapons deemed as dangerous, especially when Minnesota laws are meant to prevent these types of weapon possessions.Read More
Starting March 4, 2013, certain immigrants can apply for a provisional waiver of inadmissibility (to forgive their illegal or unlawful entry into the United States) before they must depart the United States to appear at the Consulate or Embassy in their home country to obatin an immigrant visa.Read More
Minnesota has always been an area that has thrived on the contributions of immigrants. Immigrant-owned businesses in Minnesota employ approximately 21,000 workers and generate sales and receipts to the tune of $2.2 billion. Concordia University economist, Bruce Corrie, has calculated that in Minnesota, Asian-Americans and Latinos have accounted for approximately $7 billion in purchases annually. Along with the economic benefits from immigrants, there are also immense cultural benefits that add to the rich diversity of the communities within Minnesota.Read More
If you've ever read a legal document before, then you know how confusing and convoluted they can be. Most of it is necessary due to the complication of laws, but some of it just seems like flat out jargon. Check out this graphic below to learn How To Deciper Legal Jargon, a.k.a. 'legalese'.Read More
September 17th marked the 1 year anniversary of the start of the Occupy movement. During the Occupy Minnesota event last year, several activists claimed that they were approached by a Minnesota State Trooper and a Hutchinson police office, then asked to come to their squad cars and provided with marijuana. A video surfaced supposedly documenting these events.Read More
On August 15, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security opened up the application process for the "Deferred Deportation for Childhood Arrivals" program. This policy stems from the recent policies of the Obama Administration attempting to assist illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as young children. Essentially, the program offers a temporary reprieve from deportation to their home country in the form of a 2-year work visa for those who are under the age of 31. These individuals must also have a high school diploma and must prove that they do not have a criminal record.
Just 3 days after the opening of this application process, the Immigration Law Center of Minnesota held a community meeting at Green Central Park School in south Minneapolis to discuss the recently enacted application process. It was expected that only 200-300 people would show up to learn more about this program. However, as the meeting began there were more than 700 that filled the school gym...Read More
There are a million legal movies that have been produced across the years; however, there are only a handful of individual characters that have cut through the clutter in being considered All-Time Greats. With that, we build on our earlier list of Greatest Legal Movies of All Time and highlight the much more elite list of best legal movie characters of all time.Read More