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Southaven investigation halts city business
WMC-TVFebruary 1, 2012

SOUTHAVEN, MS- (WMC-TV) – After saying he would not step down, Southaven Mayor Gregg Davis was at work Tuesday while the investigation into his spending has put all city business on hold. When state and federal law enforcement agencies honed in on ...more »

Racial study scrutinized in death row inmate's hearing
abc11.comFebruary 1, 2012

Patricia Tornblom, stepmother to the deceased, said she is angered by the hearing. "What do the people of Michigan have to do with us? I mean this is North Carolina," questioned Tornblom. "Why are they down here trying to decide how we make our laws?more »

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In Florida, Romney Finds the "Lucky Corner"
Huffington Post (blog)February 1, 2012

Barreto writes that "Likewise, when we examine comprehensive immigration reform, a majority of all Latinos in Florida support an earned path to citizenship, though US born Cuban Americans, and Latinos in Central Florida are somewhat more likely to ...more »

Political Asylum & Refugees
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AI Austria condemns 'naive' FPÖ
Austrian IndependentFebruary 10, 2012

They are allegedly assigned to track down and intimidate refugees and asylum seekers – an accusation a spokesman for the autocratic political leader of the Caucasian country labelled as "fairytales" following the meeting with members of the FPÖ.more »

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Fil-Am groups call on Aquino to stop deportation of 12000 Filipinos in Mariana ...
BulatlatFebruary 2, 2012

There are an estimated 12000 Filipino workers in CNMI who are now being threatened with deportation despite maintaining legal immigration status. According to Nafcon spokesperson Rico Foz, most of Filipinos in CNMI were forced out of the Philippines 10 ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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US: Structural Series: Immigration Reform
FXstreet.comFebruary 2, 2012

Businesses continue to hire, and in some cases, exploit undocumented workers. State governments complain about the fiscal burden of illegal immigration, while foreign-born science and engineering graduates leave the US due to increasing bureaucratic ...more »

Lure of jobs draws Haitians to Brazil
Bellingham HeraldFebruary 1, 2012

Now, the Brazilian National Immigration Council has begun a program to not only grant visas to Haitians who crossed Brazil's borders illegally before Jan. 13 but also to allow about 100 Haitians per month enter Brazil to work legally.more »

Green Card & Naturalization
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Column: Not Everyone Has The Luxury Of Citizen
Oklahoma DailyFebruary 9, 2012

After much research, it turns out the process is lengthy and begins with immigrants applying for a Permanent Resident Card (also known as a green card). After, and if, they receive a permanent resident card, they must stay in the US for five ...more »

Waivers & Special Cases
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Officials say 5 indicted in human smuggling ring
FoxReno.comFebruary 3, 2012

AP Five people have been indicted in connection with an alleged human smuggling ring that used non-Spanish-speaking, African-American drivers to shuttle illegal immigrants from the border in a bid to elude detection, authorities said.more »


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