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Written by Edward Lai

Unauthorized Immigrants with Criminal Convictions are Priority for Removal

The first few days of the new Trump administration will be critical when it comes to implementing his plans for unauthorized immigrants in the United States. According to most experts the unauthorized immigrants who have criminal records both abroad and in the US will be among the first to be deported.

During a recent interview with 60 Minutes, then President-elect Trump stated that his pledge to deport unauthorized immigrants has not faltered from the stance he took during his presidential campaign. According to Trump there will be at least 2 million unauthorized immigrants that can be deported due to criminal records alone.

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Written by Edward Lai

New Law Changes Landscape of Personal Injury Lawsuits

Over 30 years’ worth of personal injury law was turned upside down when California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law A.B. 2159. The reason why this law is so important is that it overturns the rule in the 1986 case Rodriguez vs. Kline.

Rodriguez vs. Kline is so important because it set the precedent for personal injury lawsuits for undocumented immigrants. The ruling on this particular case stated that the proper way to calculate the lost wages of an undocumented immigrant was to pay what the person the amount he/she would have earned in his or her country of origin. This means most of the time the plaintiff would end up receiving very little if any compensation for their injuries.

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Written by Edward Lai

California to Give Important Rights to Illegal Immigrants

The state of California has officially given several important rights to those who have entered the United States illegally and have been called illegal aliens in the past. However, according to California’s lawmakers, the word alien will be erased from the state’s labor code.

California currently has one of the highest number of illegal immigrants in the country, with the number hovering around 3 million. It is because of this monumental number, Republican strategist Mike Madrid has gone on record stating that California doesn’t have the luxury to be ideological when concerning the undocumented immigrants.

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