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Restarting the US Capital Machine
Wall Street JournalMarch 1, 2012

Reforms in Congress, such as the Fincher-Carney Reopening America's Capital Markets to Emerging Growth Companies Act, would create a five-year "on-ramp" for smaller companies to comply with certain provisions of Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank that ...more »

Tobacco health labels violate free speech
msnbc.comMarch 1, 2012

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON — A US judge sided with tobacco companies on Wednesday, ruling that regulations requiring large graphic health warnings on cigarette packaging and advertising violate free-speech rights under the US Constitution.more »

Immigration Law News and Stories

Citizenship
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Voter ID, immigration laws take center stage as demonstrators re-enact Selma ...
Greenfield Daily ReporterMarch 3, 2012

It won't just be about history when crowds cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge this weekend and recreate the famous civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery — it will be about targeting Alabama's toughest-in-the-nation immigration laws and its new voter ...more »

Political Asylum & Refugees
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Migrant workers find it hard to stay in Libya and difficult to return home
Newstime AfricaMarch 3, 2012

But Somali and Eritrean political refugees continued to arrive in Tripoli throughout the war; braving the harrowing journey north through Sudan. IOM's current flights are now filled with West Africans who traversed Niger and Chad to Libya seeking a ...more »

Deportation
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Miami valedictorian faces deportation
WFMZ AllentownMarch 2, 2012

An immigration judge has ruled two teenage girls, including a Miami high school valedictorian, are to be deported for being in the country illegally. Daniela Pelaez, 18, and her sister Dayana came to the United States with their parents from Colombia ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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GOP's Linda Halderman and Democrat push guest worker bill
Sacramento Bee (blog)March 29, 2012

A Fresno Republican has joined forces with a Coachella Democrat to push legislation aimed at granting worker permits for undocumented immigrants who have been living for years in California. Republican Linda Halderman and Democrat V. Manuel Perez are ...more »

Blumenthal Announces $4.9M Grant for Long-Term Unemployed
Patch.comMarch 6, 2012

Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) joined managers, employees and workforce development leaders on March 1 in Middletown to spotlight a $10 million federal investment in Connecticut's advanced manufacturing workforce. Blumenthal visited leading aerospace ...more »

Green Card & Naturalization
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NAVARRETTE: Quit playing favorites, politics with deportations
Modesto BeeMarch 15, 2012

Here's my thinking: While having good grades is swell, it isn't the same as having a green card. Why should class valedictorians be given preferential treatment by immigration officials when student body presidents, star athletes and homecoming queens ...more »

Waivers & Special Cases
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ICE Arrests Criminal Immigrant(s) in Danbury: Police
Patch.comMarch 2, 2012

By Mark Langlois When the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents visited Danbury in the last week to capture illegal immigrants with a criminal background, Danbury police cooperated. That is to be expected, said Police Spokesman Thoms ...more »

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