Why experts say our immigration system is broken

TAMPA, Fla. — Millions of people around the world dream of experiencing the “American dream.” Many immigrants have settled in Florida and have become quite successful. “I’ve done every single thing in the immigration process myself, and that’s why I love practicing immigration law,” said Ahmad Yakzan, an immigration lawyer […]

Jumpstart Our Legal Immigration System to Change Green Cards

Related Practices & Jurisdictions Wednesday, April 20, 2022 The Jumpstart Our Legal Immigration System Act (Jumpstart), introduced by Zoe Lofgren (D-Calf.) in the House of Representatives, if passed, could revolutionize the green card process. The legislation would recapture thousands of unused family- and employment-based visas and allow beneficiaries to expedite their […]

Explaining the Gender Gap in the Criminal Justice System: How Family-Based Gender Roles Shape Perceptions of Defendants in Criminal Court

Numerous studies have investigated why women are vastly underrepresented in prisons across the United States. In explaining this “gender gap,” scholars have found that women are treated more leniently than men at various stages of the judicial process. Explanations for women’s lenient treatment are often oversimplified as “sex differences” in […]