What’s the Deal with the Child Tax Credit?

Ah, tax season. Typically, this is not the type of season where we’re thinking about buying cards and making merry, but the type of season where you’re either about to lose a lot of money or get some back. Naturally, this can be stressful — and that’s just for the Average Joe. For those of…

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Understanding Equitable Distribution in Divorce

Listen, it’s not vain to admit it: you’re worried about losing your stuff in the divorce. More specifically, you’re worried about losing your money. And why shouldn’t you be? It’s yours, that you earned, that’s in your name. Except, as you might be finding out during the course of your legal proceedings, it’s not only…

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What Effect Can a DUI Charge Have on Your Immigration Status?

The consequences of getting charged with driving under the influence (DUI) are already severe, but if you are an immigrant, the penalties can be more severe. Even if you do not face the dire consequence of removal from the United States, a DUI conviction could ultimately prevent you from gaining U.S. citizenship. First, to remove…

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Who is Actually Getting Deported by ICE?

One of the topics that was discussed in the last Presidential debate was the deportation of undocumented immigrants to the United States. The nominee for the Republican party, Donald Trump, brought up that President Obama has deported “millions” of immigrants who came to the United States without the proper documents. The Marshall Project has undertaken…

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What Rights and Protections Do Undocumented Immigrants Have in the U.S.?

The United States is a nation founded by immigrants, and the U.S. Constitution and federal statutes provide legal rights and protections for immigrants to this country, regardless of their immigration status. Undocumented immigrants often live in the shadows because they fear reprisals if they try to exercise their rights, or benefit from the protections available…

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