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What family members would be exempt from the travel ban?

The revised travel ban is expected to go into force later today. This comes after a U.S. Supreme Court decision this Monday which allowed certain portions of the ban to proceed. Later this year, the court will be hearing oral arguments on the ban.

Race and juvenile transfers into the adult court system

One thing that has very big impacts on a juvenile accused of a crime is whether their case remains in the juvenile system or gets transferred into the adult system. Being convicted of a crime in the adult court system could expose a kid to all kinds of severe consequences. These consequences could impact many things for a juvenile in the long-run, including possibly their likelihood of landing in the criminal justice system again in the future. Statistics point to recidivism rates being higher among juvenile offenders who end up in the adult system than is the case for those who stay in the juvenile system.

Is fear of deportation adversely affecting your health?

If you're one of approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants living in Florida and throughout the nation, you likely understand the immense anxiety that can arise in situations that would be considered normal to native and naturalized citizens. For instance, sending a child to school often poses all sorts of stressful possibilities for non-citizens, including the fact that a son or daughter could come home to an empty house. Some immigrant parents have created set plans (like fire drills) for their children to get help in such situations.

Worries regarding traveling abroad up among some green card holders

Summer can be a major time of travel for individuals. Some people end up traveling to other countries over summer trips. As a note, some special issues can arise in relation to travel abroad for foreign nationals who live here in the U.S. on a green card.

Might traffic stops go virtual?

Typically, after stopping a car, a police officer will get out of their vehicle, go over to the car and talk with the occupants about the reason for the stop. Might this fundamental aspect of traffic stops soon be changing? An app recently developed by students at the University of Florida raises this possibility.

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