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Judge in the dock to defend himself over Franco investigation
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

"When people disappear, it is a permanent crime, which no amnesty law can affect." Outside the court hundreds of supporters of the judge, including British historian Ian Gibson – who has investigated the murder of poet Federico Garcia Lorca by Franco's ...more »

Kaneland OKs advertising banners at stadium
Chicago Sun-TimesFebruary 1, 2012

By Linda girardi For The Beacon-News January 31, 2012 6:16PM The Kaneland School Board has approved a minimum $1500 annual fee for advertising space on the high school athletic field fences as a new revenue source to fund stadium capital projects.more »

Immigration Law News and Stories

Citizenship
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Bills to repeal guest-worker law, driving card emerge
Salt Lake TribuneFebruary 3, 2012

Steve Urquhart is making good on a promise to push the repeal of key immigration reforms and Friday will publicly unveil bills to scrap the state's guest worker law and the driving privilege card. Both bills — drafts of which were provided Thursday to ...more »

Political Asylum & Refugees
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South Africa's jammed asylum system
Radio NetherlandsFebruary 1, 2012

Political disturbances in the African continent and some Asian countries have created thousands of asylum seekers. Many of them – in particular from Ethiopia, Somalia, Zimbabwe and Pakistan – are choosing South Africa as their safe haven of choice ...more »

Deportation
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Deportation Factory
Salt Lake City WeeklyFebruary 1, 2012

Before Immigration and Customs Enforcement came knocking at 6 am on Sept. 29, 2010, the Oseguera family was the embodiment of the immigrant American dream. Ramiro Oseguera Sr. had brought his wife and five children, including Ramiro Jr., then 5, ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Oscar nominee Demian Bichir speaks for millions of undocumented immigrants like me
Entertainment Weekly (blog)February 9, 2012

In an awards season that has lauded The Help, about black maids and the white families they serve in 1960s Mississippi, Bichir represents the help — gardeners, farmhands, and other undocumented workers — at the mercy of present-day laws in Georgia ...more »

Pakistan arrests gang for forging UAE visas
gulfnews.comFebruary 6, 2012

"I am unemployed and my family is poor. I sold all my possessions and even took a loan to afford the employment visa," he said. "I learned later that the whole thing was a scandal, and that the gang has stolen my passport and tampered with it."more »

Green Card & Naturalization
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APALC and FASGI provide free citizenship clinic for AAPIs in Historic Filipinotown
Asianjournal.comFebruary 4, 2012

“This clinic will hopefully help to demystify the entire process to becoming a naturalized citizen for members of the Filipino American community.” The clinic will help green card holders determine if they are eligible to become citizens, ...more »

Waivers & Special Cases
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Illegal immigrant arrested in Big Bear Lake molestation
San Bernardino SunFebruary 1, 2012

Sheriff's detectives with the Crimes Against Children Detail took him into custody in the 700 block of Knickerbocker Road, according to booking logs. Hernandez was being held in lieu of $250000 bail at West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga.more »

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