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September 2019 Archives

Lawsuit alleges unfair denial of asylum

Florida residents who have been following immigration developments may have seen that a lawsuit filed on Sept.16th involves mothers and children from nearly 60 families who are suing the Trump Administration over changes in asylum laws. This suit claims that the Trump administration enacted changes to the asylum rule without warning and that, as a result, asylum seekers have been barred entry to the country unfairly. Asylum seekers were allegedly not told which standards would apply to their individual cases, which led to higher rates of rejection.

Judge reinstitutes nationwide asylum rule injunction

Legal experts in Tennessee and around the country have been closely following a case brought by a coalition of civil rights groups on behalf of undocumented immigrants over one of President Trump's controversial asylum rules. The rule, which requires asylum seekers to make their claims in the first safe country they enter, contradicts established U.S. immigration law, and the case is seen as an attempt to place limits on the scope of executive powers.

What Should I Do During a Traffic Stop?

Know Your Rights during a Traffic Stop Seeing blue lights in your rear view mirror gives most people anxiety. Police officers need reasonable suspicion to stop and detain you, but Tennessee law also gives officers huge leeway in their "community caretaking" function when interacting with citizens. It is important to know your rights during any police encounter, especially when on the road, whether at a DUI checkpoint, or during a traffic stop.

Conozca Sus Derechos Durante una Parada de Tráfico

Ver luces azules en el espejo retrovisor generalmente causa ansiedad en la mayoría de las personas. Los oficiales de policía necesitan sospechas razonables para detenerlo y detenerlo, pero la ley de Tennessee también les da a los oficiales un gran margen de maniobra en su función de "cuidado comunitario" cuando interactúan con los ciudadanos. Es importante conocer sus derechos durante cualquier encuentro policial, especialmente cuando está en la carretera, ya sea en un punto de control de DUI o durante una parada de tráfico.

What is an Order of Protection?

What is an Order of Protection? A Petition for Order of Protection is a civil (not criminal) case in which the the alleged victim (Petitioner) is suing the alleged perpetrator (Respondent) and claiming he or she needs immediate protection due to domestic abuse, stalking, or sexual assault. There must be a family or domestic relationship between the two, with the exception of a sexual assault allegation. The Petitioner has the burden to prove the allegations occurred. At the time the Petition is filed, if good cause is shown the Petitioner can be granted a temporary order of protection, which immediately goes into effect.

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