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Full City: order restored?
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

The district court had convicted the third officer for violation of the Pollution Act, but acquitted him of the charges under the Ship Safety Act. The prosecution did not appeal the acquittal; consequently, the appeal court considered only whether the ...more »

The net closes on cyber-snoopers
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

Many internet users find these digital devices, which are used by websites to create personal profiles based on use of the Internet, intrusive. The data is used for Online Behavioural Advertising, allowing companies to direct their display adverts at ...more »

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Citizenship
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Reclusive Tunisian billionaire has date with immigration
CTV.caFebruary 1, 2012

According to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, when the rules are not met, a permanent resident may be deemed inadmissible and issued a departure order. The Canadian government has said previously that Trabelsi has sought refugee status in ...more »

Political Asylum & Refugees
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Children remain hopeful for the future while in refuge
Jakarta PostFebruary 1, 2012

As of December 2011, according to the UN body, there were 1006 refugees and 3233 asylum seekers in Indonesia, most of whom were Afghan nationals. Mitra said they were mostly single, but others brought their families — children and wives — with them.more »

Deportation
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Commentary: Big business courts undocumented workers for a reason
Kansas City StarFebruary 2, 2012

The case of Martinez illustrates why immigration flows continue, despite all the people angry at law-breaking immigrants who don't "play by the rules." Big business is getting paid off the backs of immigrants like Martinez.more »

Undocumented Workers
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Alabama immigration crackdown costs state up to $11 bln: study
WRNIFebruary 1, 2012

By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - Alabama's crackdown on illegal immigrants, widely seen as the toughest in the United States, has cost the state's economy up to $10.8 billion, according to a new study. The Alabama law, passed in June, ...more »

Pushing for Jobs, Visas in Oakland
Wall Street JournalFebruary 1, 2012

US Citizenship and Immigration Services, which created the EB-5 visa program in 1990 and authorized the Regional Centers beginning in 1992, mandates that the centers have a goal of attracting foreign investors and creating plans for employment projects ...more »

Green Card & Naturalization
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Legal help for immigrants comes to East Contra Costa
San Jose Mercury NewsFebruary 14, 2012

Carlos plans to earn his US citizenship next month. The construction foreman came to the United States in 1990 at age 15 from Mexico for better opportunities. Carlos obtained a green card when marrying his now ex-wife in 2003.more »

Waivers & Special Cases
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US faces tough fight in cash smuggling crackdown
STLtoday.comFebruary 11, 2012

The crime she pleaded guilty to _ bulk cash smuggling _ is increasingly drawing the attention and resources of federal authorities responsible for fighting drug trafficking across the border. Federal immigration authorities say their investigations...more »

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