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Judge says Occupy DC demonstrators must get notice before any eviction; feds ...
Washington PostFebruary 1, 2012

Mayor Vincent Gray and DC health officials have expressed concern about a rat infestation at McPherson Square and other sanitation problems, with the mayor suggesting that the demonstrators relocate to Freedom Plaza, another federal space that's been ...more »

Southaven investigation halts city business
WMC-TVFebruary 1, 2012

SOUTHAVEN, MS- (WMC-TV) – After saying he would not step down, Southaven Mayor Gregg Davis was at work Tuesday while the investigation into his spending has put all city business on hold. When state and federal law enforcement agencies honed in on ...more »

Immigration Law News and Stories

Citizenship
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Economic impact of immigration law 'rather costly'
Opelika Auburn NewsFebruary 1, 2012

A University of Alabama research economist has conducted a cost-benefit analysis of Alabama's immigration law and found the law's economic effects “rather costly to the state.” The analysis determines that the exodus of workers caused by the ...more »

Political Asylum & Refugees
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FPÖ under fire after trip to Grozny
Austrian IndependentFebruary 9, 2012

Many of them fear being ordered to leave the country again as authorities often need years to decide about whether refugees should be granted political asylum. The Austrian interior ministry said its aim was to shorten the time these procedures lasted ...more »

Deportation
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Cover Story Deportation Factory Page 1
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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Is the Immigration Law Costing Alabama Billions?
CBS42February 3, 2012

The first assumption is that 70000 to 140000 jobs would be lost as undocumented workers leave the state. Addy explains that would account for $1.2 to $5.8 billion in earnings. Addy's assumptions also include the fact that some of those earnings are ...more »

USCIS Rejects More India-based H-1B, L-1B Petitions
San Leandro India WestFebruary 16, 2012

A new analysis of data obtained from US Citizenship and Immigration Services shows that the USCIS has dramatically increased rejections of L-1B and H-1B visas applicants over the past four years, in particular petitions from professionals and ...more »

Green Card & Naturalization
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Legal help for immigrants comes to East Contra Costa
Contra Costa TimesFebruary 14, 2012

Carlos plans to earn his US citizenship next month. The construction foreman came to the United States in 1990 at age 15 from Mexico for better opportunities. Carlos obtained a green card when marrying his now ex-wife in 2003.more »

Waivers & Special Cases
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Documentary kicks off anti-hate crimes campaign
U-T San DiegoFebruary 4, 2012

Refreshments at 5 pm, screening at 5:45 pm Q&A afterward with Patchogue Mayor Paul Pontieri On Monday, the documentary “Not in our Town: Light in the Darkness,” about the anti-immigrant hate crime that changed the town of Patchogue, New York, ...more »

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