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Bengal babus to lose right to strike?
Times of IndiaFebruary 1, 2012

KOLKATA: It will be illegal for government employees in the state to go on strike or hold rallies if chief minister Mamata Banerjee has her way. In a decision that has sent ripples down both camps, the government wants to take away the employees ...more »

Stanford Used Investor Funds for Lavish Resort, Prosecutor Says
BloombergFebruary 1, 2012

Stanford, 61, was indicted in June 2009 on charges he led a $7 billion investment fraud based on certificates of deposit issued by the Antiguan bank. He's accused of 14 counts including mail fraud, wire fraud and obstruction of a probe by the US ...more »

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LULAC accuses NM town of Mesilla of racial profiling over immigration laws...
The RepublicFebruary 3, 2012

AP LAS CRUCES, NM — The New Mexico League of United Latin American Citizens is accusing the Mesilla Marshal's Department of conducting racial profiling in order to enforce US immigration laws. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports ( ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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GOP candidates' immigration fantasies
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 1, 2012

Mitt Romney, for example, believes that the 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country will simply "self-deport" after his stepped-up enforcement of immigration laws makes it too difficult to for them find work. Under his plan, a national ...more »

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Editorial: Fact vs. fiction and illegal immigration
Minneapolis Star TribuneFebruary 5, 2012

That fact may be lost on many Americans in the din of presidential election rhetoric and the emergence of anti-immigration laws in several states where officials grew frustrated with what they perceived as the federal government's failure to enforce US ...more »

Immigration update: delays in renewing Brazilian employment agreement visas
Re:locate MagazineFebruary 1, 2012

The Brazilian Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has not yet issued final guidance on permitting traditional renewal of employment agreement (Normative Resolution #80 or "NR#80") visas. The Brazilian National Immigration Council's decision to uphold Normative ...more »

Waivers & Special Cases
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Officials say 5 indicted in human smuggling ring
San Antonio ExpressFebruary 3, 2012

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are preparing to launch a new, multi-agency task force targeting organized crime at the Port of Houston. The Border Enforcement Security Task Force, (BEST), will be headquartered at the Houston port, ...more »

Political Asylum & Refugees
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Sudden surge in Syrian refugees crossing to Jordan
ANSAmedFebruary 7, 2012

(ANSAmed) - AMMAN, FEBRUARY 7 - As violence in Syria spirals out of control, thousands of asylum seekers are fleeing to neighboring Jordan seeking safety and refuge from hunting of Syrian security forces. Humanitarian workers say the influx of refugees...more »


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