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$1m missing from real estate agency
Sydney Morning HeraldFebruary 1, 2012

Authorities are investigating after a NSW real estate agency admitted more than $1 million was missing from its books. NSW Fair Trading has appointed auditor Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu to manage Dougmal Harcourts Warilla after discrepancies totalling ...more »

Family ties unravel in poll power play
Times of IndiaFebruary 1, 2012

Kendrapada: As the campaign for the rural poll speeds up, close-knit families are feeling the heat. Relatives are contesting each other in the gram panchayat elections, putting a question mark on family ties. Mother-in-law Tilotoma Sethi (55) has ...more »

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Bloggings on Immigration Law and Policy
ILW.comFebruary 2, 2012

Mr. Siskind practices all areas of immigration law, specializing in immigration matters of the health care and technology industries. He can be reached by email at The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect ...more »

Political Asylum & Refugees
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Asylum rumors sparked by China crime buster's 'medical leave'
CNNFebruary 9, 2012

Many speculated he may have sought political asylum at the US consulate in Chengdu -- around six hours' drive from Chongqing -- after pictures were posted on Weibo showing a heavy security presence around the US Consulate, with roads sealed off around ...more »

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Iowa Muslim leader: Law enforcement betrayed us
CNN (blog)February 4, 2012

“I find that to send an impostor into our community which is so small where not only we know each other but (where) the law enforcement agents can perhaps pick each one of us by name and by family, I don't think that the incident [on] 9/11 could ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Conservative Alternatives to the DREAM Act: New and Hardly Improved
Huffington Post (blog)February 3, 2012

Opponents to the bill frequently claimed that DREAM Act eligible immigrants, once legalized, would be able to petition on behalf of their undocumented parents, resulting in massive "chain migration." It is true that naturalized citizens can petition ...more »

Want to apply for a student visa to Canada? Read this!
RediffFebruary 7, 2012

Here, she takes us through the Canadian student visa application process. Illustrations by Uttam Ghosh So you have finally decided to take up a course at a university in Canada. If you haven't been to the country yet, you may want to first get ...more »

Green Card & Naturalization
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Convenience, efficiency stressed at new Utah immigration office
Salt Lake TribuneFebruary 23, 2012

By Christopher Smart People seeking citizenship or green cards for legal resident status are called "customers" by US Citizenship and Immigration Services. The agency's mission is to provide convenient, efficient service for all immigrants who come ...more »

Waivers & Special Cases
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Why has Abu Qatada not stood trial in the UK?
The GuardianFebruary 6, 2012

Why cannot Abu Qatada, described as a dangerous man who poses a grave threat to Britain's national security, be charged with criminal acts and put on trial in a British court? There are a number of possible answers. One is that embarrassing information ...more »


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