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Overview (February 2011)
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

As a result, during 2011 a number of amendments were introduced to the employment framework. Significant legislation affecting employers introduced in 2011 included the following. Enacted on September 19 2011 by the National Council of Employment, ...more »

Whistleblowers Sue FDA, Claim Emails Monitored
MedPage TodayFebruary 1, 2012

The FDA staffers are accusing the FDA of violating their Fourth Amendment rights, which protect against illegal searches and seizures, and their Fifth Amendment rights, which protect against abuse of government authority. Collecting emails to use ...more »

Immigration Law News and Stories

Citizenship
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Bloggings on Immigration Law and Policy
ILW.comFebruary 3, 2012

by Greg Siskind US Citizenship and Immigration Services announced January 31 st that it is proposing a series of changes to employment immigration rules which are designed to benefit the US economy and continue to make the US attractive to highly ...more »

Political Asylum & Refugees
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Refugees risk all for better life
Courier MailFebruary 8, 2012

Incredibly, asylum seekers themselves are being blamed for the costs of their detention. On the one hand, we condemn the primitive cruelty of the Taliban, the hunting down of political opponents by the Iranian regime and the sectarian violence in Iraq ...more »

Deportation
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Feds: Teen injured in Florida pileup won't be deported
KSAT San AntonioFebruary 1, 2012

"Reports of her facing deportation are completely false." "ICE's stated priorities include convicted criminals, immigration fugitives, repeat immigration law violators and recent border crossers," Gonzalez said in a written statement.more »

Undocumented Workers
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Kansas Proposal To Allow Hiring Of Undocumented Immigrants Clashes With ...
Huffington PostFebruary 1, 2012

States with large populations of undocumented immigrants - including California, Florida and Texas - don't have their own programs. The Kansas proposal was described as "unprecedented" by Wendy Sefsaf, spokeswoman for the Washington-based Immigration ...more »

Fed H-1B Visa Probes May Help American Engineers
San Diego ReaderFebruary 8, 2012

On January 25, India-based Infosys, a so-called body shop, or placement firm that sends talent to American companies, revealed that it and some of its employees are targets of a Texas criminal investigation into fraud and abuse of United States visa...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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New Report from FAIR Finds Illegal Aliens are Leaving Arizona in Response to ...
Sacramento BeeFebruary 1, 2012

... a drop in the number of families living in poverty, and a decline in the violent crime rate. The data analyzed in Recent Demographic Change in Arizona provides strong evidence that illegal immigration is a highly controllable phenomenon.more »

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