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October Advocacy

by pari on October 14th, 2012

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

The Department of Homeland Security will exercise prosecutorial discretion for individuals who came to the United States as children and meet other key guidelines.  Individuals may request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals for a period of two years and may be eligible for employment authorization. Read more at USCIS DACA and DREAM website

Missouri Judges

Currently, judges in Missouri are selected using the Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan of 1940.  A recent initiative proposed changing this system, but supporters of the change, known as Amendment 3, have dropped their campaign, thus insuring that the current system remains in place. Read more at Amendment3

Social Media and Legal Issues

Social media is changing the way people interact with family and friends, but before a business seeks to utilize social media, it needs to be aware of the legal issues created by it. Read More at Legally Sociable

Missouri Death Row

Earlier this year, Missouri proposed adopting a single-drug execution method.  The plan called on using propofol, an anesthetic that in large quantities stops the human heart.  This plan would make Missouri the first state to use propofol on death-row inmates. Read more at Death Row suffers Setback

EB-5 Program Extension

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services recently announced that the federal EB-5 green card program will be extended for another three years. Read more at EB5 Extension

Arizona at it again?

Arizona  Gov. Jan Brewer signed an executive order requiring state agencies to deny licenses and other public benefits to undocumented immigrants, including those who qualify for deferred action. Read more at Arizona and Immigration Act 2

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