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DADT is Over But Military Still Excludes Same-Sex Partner Benefits
SheWiredFebruary 1, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is being urged to start expanding all benefits and recognition to the families, partners, and spouses of gay members of the military. Aubrey Sarvis of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network wrote an open letter to ...more »

During Super Bowl week "Tackle Domestic Violence"
KXII-TVFebruary 1, 2012

DURANT, OK-- The Crisis Center is holding its 2nd Annual "Tackle Domestic Violence," fundraiser. During Super Bowl week last year, they raised about $5000 for Texoma Counties.This year, they hope to score even more. In 2011, the Crisis Control Center, ...more »

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Citizenship
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Alabama immigration law sponsor disagrees with study that finds 2011 bill ...
al.com (blog)February 1, 2012

Kerry Rich, R-Albertville, and Micky Hammon, R-Decatur, after signing into law what critics and supporters are calling the strongest bill in the nation cracking down on illegal immigration, on Thursday June 9, 2011 at the state Capitol in Montgomery.more »

Undocumented Workers
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GOP candidates' immigration fantasies
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 1, 2012

Mitt Romney, for example, believes that the 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country will simply "self-deport" after his stepped-up enforcement of immigration laws makes it too difficult to for them find work. Under his plan, a national ...more »

Deportation
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Lidiane Carmo, Sole Survivor Of Family Killed In I-75 Crash, Won't Be Deported
Huffington PostFebruary 2, 2012

"The Carmo family was in the United States illegally," Alonso Oliveira, a fellow pastor and family friend told CNN. "The family wanted to obtain legal status but had no laws to help them do so." The Carmo family was on their way back to their home in ...more »

CFBF president urges immigration solutions
California Farm BureauFebruary 14, 2012

By Christine Souza California Farm Bureau President Paul Wenger testifies at a House subcommittee hearing in Washington, DC, that farmers and their employees need practical, effective immigration solutions. Without an immigration program in place that ...more »

Waivers & Special Cases
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Election-year immigration talk not just for the US
89.3 KPCCFebruary 10, 2012

From an Associated Press story: The People's Party accused foreigners of driving up Switzerland's crime rate, and campaigned for those convicted of crimes to be deported. It also wants to reintroduce quotas on immigration from the 27 countries of the ...more »

Political Asylum & Refugees
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China police chief may seek US asylum
USA TODAYFebruary 8, 2012

Wang Lijun, a crusading lawman who made his name busting crime gangs and inspired a drama on state TV, has taken leave to recover from anxiety and overwork, the city government of Chongqing said in a statement Wednesday. Wang, who also is a vice mayor ...more »

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