Author Archives: @dmin

Inmigrantes, una Notable Ayuda para Engrandecer la Economía de la Ciudades

Es bien sabido que ciudades como Arizona y Alabama rechazan a los inmigrantes y están hacienda todo lo posible (y lo imposible) para mantenerlos fuera de sus territorios. Solo por nombrar algunas de las acciones antiinmigrantes, mencionaré al Sheriff Joe Arpaio y su esfuerzo por hacer cumplir leyes discriminantes basadas en el perfil racial. El […]

Catfishing: How Pretending to be Someone Else Online Can Lead to Criminal Charges

Isn’t the internet great? Internet technology allows us to communicate with friends and family around the world. It also allows us to purchase items while scheduling shipments directly to our homes. We can complete university degree programs on our own time and hold business meetings with people in different countries, all with the click of […]

​​​The Mindy McCready Mystery

Recently, the country music superstar, Mindy McCready was accused of unlawfully keeping her son, whom she did not have custody. McCready’s mother has custody of the star’s 5 year old son. A Florida court issued an order for law enforcement authorities to pick-up the child from McCready once she could be located with the child. […]

Immigration News Update, October 2012

ACLU Sues the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Over Taking Photos at Border Crossings The American Civil Liberties Union is claiming that various individuals and legal observers at several border crossings have been prevented by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and other DHS officials from taking photos at the border. The lawsuit, brought on […]

Utah Considers Alimony Modification

House Bill 236, in the Utah legislature is creating some talk amongst those practicing family law. According to the bill, it “expands the circumstances under which a court may order alimony, and it increases the length of time alimony may be awarded.” Currently there are three main factors the court considers in determining the appropriateness […]

The Importance of Becoming an American Citizen

As a person born and raised in Mexico, I am in touch with the Latino community; I have heard what their concerns are when it refers to health, economy, politics, immigration and education. They are concerned because they care about their families and themselves. Additionally, immigrants know that as tax payers they contribute to the […]

La Importancia de Convertirse en Ciudadano Americano

Como persona que nació y se crió en México, estoy en contacto con la comunidad latina; he escuStaceyo sus preocupaciones referents a salud, economía, política, inmigración , y educación. La gente latina tiene estas inquietiudes porque se preocupan por sus familias así como por ellos mismos. Adicionalmente, los inmigrantes saben que al pagar sus impuestos […]

ICE Extending Definition of “Family Relationship” to Certain Same-Sex Couples for Prosecutorial Discretion Cases

In June 2011, the Obama administration identified its top immigration enforcement priorities: individuals who pose a threat to public safety, recent border crossers, or repeat violators of immigration law. The administration specifically empowered Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to exercise prosecutorial discretion (or withholding of prosecution for removal) in cases where the undocumented immigrant does […]

Immigration News: The Police from LA will Change Collaboration Protocol with ICE

After the California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed the law initiative Trust Act, the Head of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Charlie Beck, announced that he will change the collaboration protocol with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to avoid a deportation process of those whom committed a misdemeanor “We will not comply with the request […]