Immigration Law News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in August, 2011

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A Thumbnail Sketch of the Lemon Law
Huffington Post (blog)August 1, 2011

These cars are "Lemons" and are the subject of "Lemon Laws" in all fifty states. While everyone is familiar with the concept of the lemon automobile, not everyone is so clear on the law. Most people don't worry all that much about it until they find ...more »

Chicago debt settlement company fined $314K for unlicensed business
Chicago TribuneAugust 1, 2011

A Chicago-based debt settlement company was fined $314000 on Monday and was issued a cease-and-desist order of its unlicensed business by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. IDFPR found that at least ...more »

Immigration Law News and Stories

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New immigration law will impact you
WSFAAugust 23, 2011

This law will affect every county in the state and some groups are gearing up to protest it, and this issue is now pending litigation in federal court. Probate offices are on the clock to prepare and sift through confusion. "I have confusion about it," ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Vital Signs
Wall Street JournalAugust 24, 2011

Among Bay Area counties, agriculture-heavy Napa County is home to the highest proportion of undocumented immigrants, who make up 12% of the county's population. That is according to a new report from the Public Policy Institute of California. ...more »

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Republicans Decry DHS Deportation Review as 'Amnesty'
Fox NewsAugust 19, 2011

... a case-by-case review of illegal immigrants slated for deportation in an effort to thin the list and focus resources on kicking out criminals. The move would likely grant a reprieve to many would-be DREAM Act beneficiaries and thousands of others. ...more »

Tate: tough visa rules harm UK's cultural life
The IndependentAugust 21, 2011

A former employee at Tate Modern has claimed that the gallery is discouraging foreign artists from applying for working visas when visiting for one-off talks and presentations. A former senior curator at the London ...more »

Waivers & Special Cases
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Immigration law threatens tag renewals
Troy MessengerAugust 26, 2011

The law allows police officers, in conducting routine traffic stops, to arrest those they suspect of being illegal immigrants. Other provisions make it a crime to transport or provide shelter to an illegal immigrant. It also requires schools to report ...more »

Green Card & Naturalization
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Path to citizenship leads to Paramount Theatre
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)August 18, 2011

The Ner family emigrated from Manila in 2003 to give the children a better education, Romeo Ner said, and over the past eight years had gone through the long process of becoming a citizen: tourist visa, green card, naturalization application, ...more »


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