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College students provide free help filing income tax returns in Springfield
KSPRFebruary 1, 2012

Students at both Drury University and Missouri State University will offer free income tax preparation this winter and spring. Here is the information for both. Students will provide free tax preparation through an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ...more »

DADT is Over But Military Still Excludes Same-Sex Partner Benefits
SheWiredFebruary 1, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is being urged to start expanding all benefits and recognition to the families, partners, and spouses of gay members of the military. Aubrey Sarvis of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network wrote an open letter to ...more »

Immigration Law News and Stories

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Immigration and Obamacare join as issue
The AdvocateFebruary 6, 2012

Two of the hottest topics on the political circuit are illegal immigration and “Obamacare.” They can come together into a third steaming discussion: How the Democrats' Affordable Care Act of 2010 would hasten America's journey toward a more orderly ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Commission named for immigrant scholarship program
Chicago TribuneFebruary 5, 2012

The scholarship fund was created by the Illinois DREAM Act, which Quinn signed into law in August. The law's supporters have praised it as a civil rights victory that represents an alternative to measures cracking down on undocumented immigrants that ...more »

Deportation
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How East Haven, Conn., Became the Racial Profiling Poster Child
ColorLines magazineFebruary 2, 2012

Michael Boyle, an attorney who practices immigration law in nearby North Haven, says that in the last couple of years he's seen a number of immigrants who've been arrested by the East Haven police and then sent into deportation proceedings.more »

Resources Expectations Overshadow non-EU Student Visa Relaxation in France
Science Careers Blog (blog)February 7, 2012

Higher taxes on student and working visas were introduced in the 2012 finance law. 2011 regulations that require students to prove that they have more substantial resources at their disposal are also likely to put off many prospective students.more »

Waivers & Special Cases
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New in crime fiction: The latest mysteries and thrillers
Globe and MailFebruary 16, 2012

The central plot involves illegal immigration into the United States, but then goes off in a very different, scary direction. Nita Morales hires Cole to bring home her errant daughter, Krista. Krista has disappeared with her boyfriend, Jack Berman.more »

Political Asylum & Refugees
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Supporters dismiss claim of red carpet for refugees
Sydney Morning HeraldFebruary 17, 2012

Photo: Alex Ellinghausen CHURCH leaders, health and charity groups have joined the federal government in condemning claims that conditions for asylum seekers living in flats and houses as part of community detention are ''luxurious''.more »

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