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Need to Find Relative Arrested by Immigration? See Online Detainee Locator

Sometimes what’s going in in the headlines becomes all too personal. That’s what happened for me recently, when a friend called to say that her cleaning woman from El Salvador was in a panic, having received word that her sisters had been arrested by immigration authorities after crossing the border into Texas. They’re apparently part  Continue Reading »

San Antonio Police Beat Up the Wrong Guy

Excessive force. A euphemism for what goes on in this country far too often: Police beating the crud out of, if not killing, people they encounter in the line of duty. (See NYPD Chokehold Death: What’s Reasonable?) Statistics are out there, like those provided by the CATO Institute, but it’s essentially impossible to know the  Continue Reading »

I have CHF, bradycardia, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, acid reflux, and sleep apnea; can I get disability?

Question: I had a heart attack in November 2012 and I went back to work after being told I needed a pacemaker. In March of 2013, my heart rate went to 40 and I was hospitalized for a few days and then sent home. It did it again in June and […] they took me  Continue Reading »

Nolo Publishes 50-State Series on Redeeming Your Home After Foreclosure

Are you in foreclosure or did you recently lose your home to foreclosure? In many states, you have one last chance to get your house back — called redemption. When you redeem your home, you essentially repurchase your home from the person or entity that bought the home at foreclosure. If your state gives you  Continue Reading »

Want to Know Who’s Actually Getting DACA Approval?

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) just published its first-ever report summarizing the “Characteristics of Individuals Requesting and Approved for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).” The report supplies demographic information about people who requested DACA between August 2012 to September 2013 and were approved by January 2014, in these categories: -age range -gender -country  Continue Reading »