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Court further confirms rights of mortgagees under Maltese law
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

Through the court-approved private sale, the law seeks to support the mortgagee and other creditors of a defaulting owner by ensuring the best price for the vessel (which is associated with a private sale and not a judicial sale by auction), ...more »

Bill to require more transparency in ballot measure advertising moves forward
Northwest Progressive Institute Official Blog (blog)February 1, 2012

HB 2499 would require advertising for or against ballot measures in Washington to include the name and address of the entity paying for the advertising; entities that are political committees would also have to disclose the names of their top five ...more »

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Citizenship
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'Anonymous' takes down sites over immigration law
WTOL.comFebruary 10, 2012

(Source: YouTube) (RNN) – The so-called "hacktivist" group Anonymous claimed responsibility for the attack on the state of Alabama computers Friday, in response to what it called the state's "racist" immigration law. A person with the handle of ...more »

Political Asylum & Refugees
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No, the Fraser era was not a golden age for asylum seekers
Sydney Morning HeraldFebruary 1, 2012

Yet at this time the government estimated that 5600 Vietnamese refugees were emigrating every month. During the 1977 federal election campaign, six boats carrying Vietnamese asylum seekers arrived in one day. In the political frenzy that followed, ...more »

Deportation
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Kansas prepares for clash of wills over future of unauthorised immigrants
The GuardianFebruary 2, 2012

The coalition's counter-proposal is all the more powerful because it is coming not from human rights or Hispanic groups who have consistently sounded the alarm over Arizona-style laws, but from the business community to which the Republican party pays ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Editorial: Waiver program a bad idea
Topeka Capital JournalFebruary 6, 2012

Kansas Agriculture Secretary Dale Rodman has asked the US Department of Homeland Security for a waiver to establish a pilot program through which undocumented immigrants with no criminal background could be recruited by sponsor companies to fill their ...more »

Farmers still fighting for immigrant guest-worker program
MiamiHerald.comFebruary 9, 2012

In turn, Bruce Goldstein, who leads the Farmworker Justice Fund, denounced these worker visa proposals Thursday as leading to "diminished working conditions and protections because of reduced government oversight." This broken alliance significantly ...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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Documentary kicks off anti-hate crimes discussion in SD
U-T San DiegoFebruary 7, 2012

In the last several years, the hostile political conversations around illegal immigration, demographic changes, and even the anemic economy have heightened tensions, experts said. In 2010 hate crimes against Latinos made up 66 percent of violence based ...more »

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