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Letter: Strict gun laws make citizens safer
Knoxville News SentinelFebruary 1, 2012

If the writer is interested in facts, then he would have to admit that New York City's strict gun laws have actually kept the city's residents safer than in places with laxer regulations. New York and neighboring New Jersey have among the lowest rates ...more »

Cuts to foreclosure-prevention aid fought
Ithaca JournalFebruary 1, 2012

The agency, which oversees lending in the state, will review New York's laws governing foreclosure, he said. New York has appropriated $26 million in state funds and $21 million in federal stimulus money since the 2008-09 fiscal year for housing ...more »

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Citizenship
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Alabama Farmers Asked To Take Immigration Law Impact Survey
WKRG-TVFebruary 3, 2012

The state's controversial immigration law will be discussed at the 2012 Legislative Session which begins next week in Montgomery. (more) Alabama farmers are asked to fill out an online survey gauging the impact the immigration law has had on their ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Kansas Proposal To Allow Hiring Of Undocumented Immigrants Clashes With ...
Huffington PostFebruary 1, 2012

States with large populations of undocumented immigrants - including California, Florida and Texas - don't have their own programs. The Kansas proposal was described as "unprecedented" by Wendy Sefsaf, spokeswoman for the Washington-based Immigration ...more »

Deportation
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Do not deport Saudi columnist, urge groups
Malaysia StarFebruary 11, 2012

Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) said Kashgari must not be deported as it would contravene international customary laws that absolutely prohibits deportation of a person to a country where he would face further persecution. “The Malaysian Government must not ...more »

Brazil takes steps to deal with influx of Haitian migrants
The GuardianFebruary 2, 2012

Under the scheme, Haitians already in Brazil will be able to get a work visa without having to go through the traditional channels that require proof of labour skills and employment history. The special visa is valid for five years.more »

Waivers & Special Cases
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The cynical world of America's private prisons
The GuardianFebruary 3, 2012

In the past few decades, changes in sentencing laws and get-tough-on-crime policies have led to an explosion in America's prison population. Funding this incarceration binge has been an enormous drain on taxpayer dollars, with some states now spending ...more »

Political Asylum & Refugees
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Fraser era was not a golden age for asylum seekers
The AgeFebruary 1, 2012

Yet at this time the government estimated that 5600 Vietnamese refugees were emigrating every month. During the 1977 federal election campaign, six boats carrying Vietnamese asylum seekers arrived in one day. In the political frenzy that followed, ...more »

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