Author Archives: jlrosica

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: FAQs on Same-Sex Marriages

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the federal agency overseeing immigration to the United States, has published frequently asked questions concerning the Supreme Court’s recent invalidation of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). To learn about the ruling’s effect on immigration policy, … Continue reading

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Dealing with Unemployment Service Center Busy Signals

Prepared by Community Legal Services, Inc. 1424 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19102; www.clsphila.org Have you been calling the UC Service Center for hours or days about your unemployment claim without getting past a busy signal?  It’s not that your phone (or … Continue reading

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Appellate court affirms victory in personal care home case

A Pennsylvania appellate court has ruled in favor of our client, a woman wrongfully kicked out of a personal care home because she has HIV. Last year, the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania scored a huge victory for the client: … Continue reading

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“Before and After” Comparison of Recent Changes to Pennsylvania’s HIV-testing Law

Below is an easy reference guide to changes made in 2011 to Pennsylvania’s Confidentiality of HIV-Related Information Act (known as Act 148) regarding HIV testing: “Old” Act 148 “New” Act 148/Act 59 You must initiate an HIV test by asking … Continue reading

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