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Tea Party Groups Question IRS Requests For Information
CBS LocalMarch 1, 2012

They've received IRS letters similar to one from a Waco group, which demands reams of inside information in order to qualify for 501(c)(4) status. As a lawyer, he sees some questions as standard boilerplate language; others, he says, are intrusive.more »

Proposed traffic law targets distracted drivers
Northwest MissourianMarch 1, 2012

According to Edgar Snyder & Associates, a law firm dealing with injures, about 6000 deaths and half a million injuries are caused annually by distracted driving. Teenagers are said to spend about 10 percent of their driving time outside of the lane ...more »

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Citizenship
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'Birth tourism' may change citizenship rules
CBC.caMarch 5, 2012

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney is considering changes to the Citizenship Act to deal with the problem of so-called birth tourism.Immigration Minister Jason Kenney is considering changes to the Citizenship Act to deal with the problem of so-called ...more »

Political Asylum & Refugees
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Iranian opposition group eyes Jordan relocation
NECNMarch 4, 2012

The group, whose political wing is based outside Paris, is seeking removal from the US list of terrorist organizations and in February US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested that one way to get off it was to cooperate in a relocation plan.more »

Deportation
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Nation's Toughest Immigration Law Stays Put For Now
NPRMarch 1, 2012

Despite the concerns of some immigrant advocates, defenders of the enforcement laws say they aren't aimed at imprisoning or deporting illegal immigrants. They largely are designed to drive illegal immigrants out of these states through ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Illegal Immigrants Using Taxis for Every Journey (Except One)
National Review Online (blog)March 7, 2012

By Charles CW Cooke The BBC reports that, in Georgia, “illegal immigrants are so fearful of deportation that they use taxis for everything from commuting to grocery shopping.” Then it “investigates why,” which seems to be a little redundant given that ...more »

Why do you want to study abroad?
Hindustan TimesMarch 14, 2012

Finally, the UK, which is the strongest competitor for the US in attracting advancement students, is restricting post-education work opportunities by tightening immigration laws. In contrast, the US has adopted visa rules favouring international ...more »

Green Card & Naturalization
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The citizenship waltz
Saipan TribuneMarch 5, 2012

If you married the non-citizen parent of a child while the child was still under the age of 18, that child becomes your stepchild under the INA, and you can apply for a green card for her, and she can later become a US citizen if all conditions are met ...more »

Waivers & Special Cases
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44 Convicted Criminal Aliens Arrested in CT and MA
abc40March 1, 2012

By Jessica Michalski - email HARTFORD, CT (WGGB) – The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Department has arrested 44 convicted criminal aliens in Connecticut and Massachusetts. During a four-day targeted enforcement operation in both CT and MA that ...more »

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