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The US Treasury is Aiming to Lower the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)February 1, 2012

Ideal Tax Solution is amongst these companies broadening their horizons to assists all Americans tax problems. The US Treasury discussed a few months ago, possibly working with the FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) to lower the standards on it ...more »

10 top tips on becoming a franchisee
Mirror.co.ukFebruary 1, 2012

1 Find out what franchises are available: There are franchise exhibitions, directories, magazines, all devoted to franchising and starting a business. Start by visiting the British Franchise Association website, www.thebfa.org.more »

Immigration Law News and Stories

Citizenship
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April 25 hearing set on Arizona immigration law
KSWT-TVFebruary 3, 2012

PHOENIX (AP) - The US Supreme Court will hear arguments on Arizona's immigration enforcement law on April 25, in the last such hearing of the high court's current term. The court will review a federal appeals court decision that upheld a judge's ruling ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Kobach blasts immigrant worker bill
Topeka Capital JournalFebruary 15, 2012

By Jason Bennett Secretary of State Kris Kobach testified Tuesday in opposition to an immigration bill that would help undocumented workers gain work privileges in Kansas, declaring the proposed legislation a “legal impossibility.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 »

H-1B Season: Probably not a Lottery this year! However, . . . beware the cap gap.
JD Supra (press release)February 7, 2012

For example, F-1 student visa holders who received work authorization in Optional Practical Training (OPT) were permitted to extend the authorized period of stay and work authorization as long as they have received approved H-1B visas prior to the ...more »

Waivers & Special Cases
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Arpaio office lawyers to meet with DOJ
Fox NewsFebruary 3, 2012

15 report accusing the sheriff's office of racially profiling Latinos, basing immigration enforcement on racially charged citizen complaints and punishing Hispanic jail inmates for speaking Spanish in Arizona's most populous county.more »

Political Asylum & Refugees
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Kadyrov welcomes Austrian right-wingers
Austrian IndependentFebruary 8, 2012

The right-wingers said they gathered with Chechen authorities in Grozny to discuss immigration and asylum issues. The members of the Austrian opposition faction explained goal of their journey to Chechnya was to find an agreement about how refugees...more »

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