Hundreds of child sex abuse claims filed early on Day One of Child Victims Act

A dozen or more law firms that specialize in sexual abuse cases have been signing up clients for months. Based on statements by some of those firms earlier this week, it seems likely that 2,000 to 3,000 lawsuits will be filed in the coming year.

Hundreds of child sex abuse claims filed early on Day One of Child Victims Act

By Steve Orr (democratandchronicle.com)

Thousands of New Yorkers who were molested or sexually abused as children have been waiting for years — …

Exclusive: Visa denials to poor Mexicans skyrocket under Trump’s State Department

The State Department statistics offer a window into how the Homeland Security Department's forthcoming public charge regulation could reshape the legal immigration system. Under the regulation, which is expected to be finalized in the coming days, DHS will adopt a more aggressive public charge analysis to evaluate applications for green cards and visa renewals.

Exclusive: Visa denials to poor Mexicans skyrocket under Trump’s State Department

By Ted Hesson (politico.com)

The number of Mexicans refused immigrant visas to the U.S. because they might become dependent on government benefits …

Rushing Immigration Court Cases Through ‘Rocket Dockets’ Deprives Families of Due Process

Rocket dockets are unnecessary to ensure that people attend their immigration hearings. Immigrant families are generally eager to attend their hearings. These hearings are the only way for them to obtain permanent protections in the United States.

Rushing Immigration Court Cases Through ‘Rocket Dockets’ Deprives Families of Due Process

By Katy Murdza (immigrationimpact.com)

In an attempt to rush through immigrant families’ court cases, the government began implementing “rocket dockets” in September …