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The Briscoe Law Firm and Powers Taylor LLP Announce Investigation of Zoo ...
MarketWatch (press release)August 1, 2011

DALLAS, Aug 01, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Former United States Securities and Exchange Commission attorney Willie Briscoe, founder of The Briscoe Law Firm, PLLC, and the securities litigation firm of Powers Taylor, LLP announce that a federal class ...more »

Soccer-Venezuela courts controversy with sports law
ReutersAugust 3, 2011

CARACAS Aug 2 (Reuters) - Venezuela is on collision course with world soccer governing body FIFA and the International Olympic Commission after its parliament approved a controversial sports law that threatens the autonomy of its sports ...more »

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A test case on deportation shift
Omaha World-HeraldAugust 28, 2011

"In fact, laws like those passed in Arizona and sponsored by me in Nebraska will become even more necessary as the federal government continually refuses to act," he said. Amy Peck, an attorney who sits on national immigration law boards, ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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How much did illegal immigrants contribute to Texas' economic boom?
Washington Post (blog)August 19, 2011

How much did illegal immigration contribute to the state's growth? Relying significantly on lower-wage jobs to fuel growth, Texas has drawn from a large, relatively cheap labor pool that's included large numbers of legal and illegal immigrants. ...more »

Deportation
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Big Breakthrough on Binational Gay, Lesbian Couples
Chelsea NowAugust 19, 2011

In fiscal year 2010, more than half of those deported were security risks or criminal convicts –– up from just 30 percent before the president took office –– and two-thirds of the remainder were repeat immigration law offenders, including deported...more »

BACKSTRETCH LIFE: Visas a big responsibility for owners & trainers
The SaratogianAugust 17, 2011

When the advertising period is completed, Temporary Alien Employment Certifications can then be requested by the employers. Continued... When those applications are done, they go to the USDOL, and workers who receive visas may only legally work for ...more »

Waivers & Special Cases
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After two-month gang crackdown, San Jose cops sever ties with feds
San Jose Mercury NewsAugust 25, 2011

Police Chief Chris Moore seemed to declare victory in the department's 2-month-old "war on gangs" in saying the department -- still reeling from severe budget cuts and layoffs -- could now afford to sever ties with two US Immigration and Customs...more »

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