Rescission of Memorandum Providing for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (“DAPA”)
June 19, 2017
Source On June 15, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly, after consulting with the Attorney General, signed a memorandum rescinding the November 20, 2014 memorandum that created the program known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (“DAPA”) because there is no credible path forward to litigate the currently […]
Supreme Court Deems Consensual Sex with Person 16 or Above is Not Aggravated Felony
May 31, 2017
ESQUIVEL-QUINTANA v. SESSIONS, ATTORNEY GENERAL CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT No. 16–54. Argued February 27, 2017—Decided May 30, 2017 Petitioner, a citizen of Mexico and lawful permanent resident of the United States, pleaded no contest in a California court to a statutory rape offense criminalizing “unlawful sexual intercourse […]
Family sought damages from fatal head injury
May 26, 2017
The decedent in this matter was an elderly retired autoworker with no spouse or children. The man was standing in the street that he lived on behind a paving truck while a neighbor’s driveway was being repaved. As the paving truck began to back up slowly, the man fell, hitting his head on the road […]
Injured motorist sought damages for failure of airbag to deploy
May 26, 2017
This is a claim for economic and noneconomic damages for injuries that the plaintiff sustained when the airbag in her vehicle failed to deploy during a crash. The plaintiff is in her early 50’s. Before the accident, she collected social security disability benefits and worked 15 hours per week at a flower shop. The plaintiff […]
Family of Nursing Home Resident Receives Compensation for Injuries Patient Sustained in Fall.
May 26, 2017
The claim was settled without filing a complaint for $277,000.00. The injured party in this matter was an elderly, morbidly obese woman with severe dementia. She resided in a long-term care facility and was bedbound. A staff member rolled the resident onto her side to change her diaper. The resident continued rolling and fell off […]
Criminal Law- A valid registration card is not dispositive concerning § 4 immunity
May 23, 2017
By: Agenique Smiley in Criminal Law, Michigan Court of Appeals, Michigan Court of Appeals, Most Important Opinions May 11, 2017 A party is entitled to § 4 immunity only if he or she is in full compliance with the MMMA, which includes its definitions of both a “patient” and a “caregiver.” If a party’s status […]
DACA March Update
March 20, 2017
The Immigrant Legal Resource Center has released updated guidelines on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is still available and the government is still accepting and approving DACA initial and renewal applications. However, the program could be terminated at any time. As a result, the information […]
Updated Deferred Action Guidelines.
March 1, 2017
Source I. General Information for All Requestors A. What is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals? Over the past several years, this Administration has undertaken an unprecedented effort to transform the immigration enforcement system into one that focuses on national security, public safety, border security and the integrity of the immigration system. As the Department of […]
Administration Releases New Enforcement Priorities
February 24, 2017
See the this memo for details into the new enforcement priorities.
Kevin Jaime Luna Exonerated of Felony Charges
February 10, 2017
Margolis Law vacates guilty plea due to lack of notification about immigration status change. Read the full decision here.