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Court of appeals rules on ship construction contract dispute
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

"in the Brazilian legal framework there is no legal rule determining that the registration of the vessel construction contract with the respective Maritime Registration Office is a requirement for the validity thereof. The effect of its registration is ...more »

Facebook Lawyers Want 'Stratospheric' Fee, Ceglia Claims
San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 1, 2012

In the suit, Ceglia claims he has a 2003 contract signed by Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg that gave him half-ownership of the company, now worth an estimated $74.3 billion, according to Sharespost.com, which tracks nonpublic companies.more »

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Citizenship
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Records: Utah's AG spent $85k in 2011 to defend state immigration law against ...
The RepublicFebruary 3, 2012

AP SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Attorney General's Office spent about $85000 last year defending the state against a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Utah's immigration enforcement law. KSL reports (http://bit.ly/w2Z56K ) the amount ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Alabama immigration crackdown costs state up to $11 bln: study
WRNIFebruary 1, 2012

By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - Alabama's crackdown on illegal immigrants, widely seen as the toughest in the United States, has cost the state's economy up to $10.8 billion, according to a new study. The Alabama law, passed in June, ...more »

Deportation
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'TRUST Act 2.0′ would limit local cops' cooperation with Secure Communities
89.3 KPCCFebruary 3, 2012

It had begun moving through the Senate when US Immigration and Customs Enforcement director John Morton sent a letter to state governors terminating the contracts, whose language did not suggest the program was mandatory.more »

US Business and Government Colluding to Fill American Jobs with Foreign Workers?
OpEdNewsFebruary 5, 2012

Rather, by reading the US government's publication of its own investigation into the corruption and abuses of the Employment Preference Visas, you will know everything that I now know. For example, the January 2011 Government Accounting Office [GAO] ...more »

Waivers & Special Cases
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US DEPORTATIONS PUT A BURDEN ON TIJUANA
U-T San DiegoFebruary 5, 2012

It was the people allegedly behind the crime: Pérez and the other suspects are deportees with US criminal records, Mexican authorities said. Illegal immigration is a contentious topic in the United States, but it can be a touchy subject in Mexico, too.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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