Immigration Law News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in February, 2012

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Overview (February 2011)
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

As a result, during 2011 a number of amendments were introduced to the employment framework. Significant legislation affecting employers introduced in 2011 included the following. Enacted on September 19 2011 by the National Council of Employment, ...more »

Local charity drops Catholic affiliation, will place kids with couples in ...
WPSD Local 6February 1, 2012

In June, Illinois lawmakers made it legal for same-sex couples to enter into civil unions, meaning they have the same rights as married couples. That includes the ability to become foster parents. With the new law came the stipulation that any ...more »

Immigration Law News and Stories

Citizenship
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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 »

Undocumented Workers
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GOP candidates' immigration fantasies
Sacramento BeeFebruary 2, 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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What about the kids? What can happen when parents are deported
89.3 KPCCFebruary 3, 2012

Stories about the politics, policies, and law enforcement issues surrounding immigration. Stories about health issues, education, and the politics of both. What about the kids? What can happen when parents are deported Several years ago in San Diego, ...more »

Legal Immigration Policy Changes Could Improve American Economy
Law Firm Newswire (press release)February 1, 2012

“The group that published this study suggested the government grant more visas in almost every employment category and I couldn't agree more,” Banerjee said. “Priority visas for foreign-workers with degrees in STEM fields and even more H-1B and H-2B ...more »

Waivers & Special Cases
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Las Vegas Immigration Attorney Helps Abused Non-Citizen
openPR (press release)February 2, 2012

While incarcerated for years, he suffered the abuse that he reported, but he wasn't released until he got an immigration lawyer. He is still fighting to remain in the US with his wife and kids, and get a visa available to victims of crime.more »

Political Asylum & Refugees
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Refugees risk all for better life
Courier MailFebruary 8, 2012

Incredibly, asylum seekers themselves are being blamed for the costs of their detention. On the one hand, we condemn the primitive cruelty of the Taliban, the hunting down of political opponents by the Iranian regime and the sectarian violence in Iraq ...more »

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