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

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Northern Ireland report: Statistically the future is Catholic and female
Belfast TelegraphMarch 1, 2012

Both dissident republicans and loyalists who have turned to crime look likely to continue to operate. The dissidents have a far lower capacity than the IRA enjoyed at any point in their campaign but they have no political exit strategy.more »

Normal trade with India ''tied'' to level-playing field
Business Recorder (blog)March 1, 2012

The Commerce Ministry has been allowed in principle to make appropriate changes in the defence trade laws in consultation with the stakeholders to allay apprehensions of the industrial sector for using these laws more effectively against any unfair ...more »

Immigration Law News and Stories

Citizenship
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Georgia law barring illegal immigrants from college advances
Chicago TribuneMarch 6, 2012

Last year, Georgia joined other states including Alabama, Indiana, South Carolina and Utah that have all passed "omnibus" immigration crackdowns, since Arizona blazed the trail in 2010. Opponents of the latest legislation said it was unnecessary since ...more »

Political Asylum & Refugees
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SBS sells format for immigration series to US
RealscreenMarch 14, 2012

Australian broadcaster SBS has signed a format agreement with BBC America and several other international broadcasters for a documentary series about a group Australians who have their preconceived notions about refugees and asylum seekers challenged ...more »

Deportation
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UPDATE/Marshfield restaurant owner Kong Xin Chen released from deportation center
Wicked LocalMarch 1, 2012

Goldstein, who has been retained by Kong and his family as legal representation in his deportation case, said the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) follows a protocol in which the cases of all those in custody are reviewed periodically.more »

Undocumented Workers
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Illegal immigrant loves wife from across border
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionMarch 6, 2012

The federal law that prohibits many illegal immigrants from living in the United States with their citizen spouses has been criticized by President Barack Obama, who proposed an overhaul that would allow some families to stay together.more »

Visa changes to ease skilled labour pinch
Sydney Morning HeraldMarch 9, 2012

Western Australia's resource sector would need at least 30000 extra employees over the next two years, Mr Walsh said. Rio Tinto alone expects to almost double its Australian workforce, hiring at least 7000 people over the next two years, he said.more »

Green Card & Naturalization
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Decade of perseverance brings family citizenship
Sayreville SuburbanMarch 21, 2012

He had filed a petition with the Immigration and Naturalization Service for green cards for himself and his family so that they might stay and become fullfledged American citizens. When he was killed, their visas and green card applications died with ...more »

Waivers & Special Cases
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Mansion Servant Enslaved by Rich Family for Six Years
First Coast NewsMarch 3, 2012

A wealthy New York woman is facing criminal charges after being accused of keeping an illegal immigrant as an indentured servant and forcing her to live in a closet for nearly six years. Documents posted on the Smoking Gun allege that Annie George, 39, ...more »

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