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Stanislaus County Sheriff: Pot Farms Increasing Problem
KCRA SacramentoMarch 1, 2012

Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson applauds the US Attorney's announcement that it will be working with local law enforcement to further crack down on marijuana farms. Sheriff Christianson said the Stansilaus Drug Enforcement Agency, ...more »

Extendicare REIT Announces 2011 Fourth Quarter and Year-end Results
Daily Commercial NewsMarch 1, 2012

... a bill was passed that will reduce the amount of reimbursable bad debt for dually eligible residents from 100% to 65% over a three-year period commencing in 2013. The estimated impact of this change for Extendicare REIT is US$2.5 million in 2013, ...more »

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Citizenship
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HB56's day in court: Alabama's immigration law — What's it really about?
Anniston StarMarch 1, 2012

We haven't heard the phrase “state sovereignty” featured prominently in discussions about HB56, the harsh anti-illegal immigration law the Alabama Legislature passed last year. But with a federal appeals court beginning oral arguments today in the ...more »

Political Asylum & Refugees
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Indonesian immigrant avoids deportation, seeks refuge at Highland Park church
The Star-Ledger - NJ.comMarch 2, 2012

The pastor has made it his personal crusade to get this group asylum by petitioning ICE and political officials since 2009. A House bill to let Indonesian Christians in the US apply for asylum even if they missed the deadline has 12 co-sponsors, ...more »

Deportation
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Transgender Hormone Therapy for Illegal Aliens?
FrontPage MagazineMarch 12, 2012

ICE, a division of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is charged with implementing and enforcing federal immigration laws, including detaining and deporting those who break the law. So, as part of that latter responsibility, ICE recently ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Illinois congressman fights to block SC worker's deportation
WSOC CharlotteMarch 13, 2012

By Kathryn Burcham Immigration rights advocates gathered in Charlotte to support an undocumented father of two in danger of being deported. Due to a new law that allows police to ask for documentation during a traffic stop, he now faces deportation.more »

Financing new hotel development today: Finding the right "regional center" and ...
Hotel LawMarch 14, 2012

One important capital source is foreign investors using the EB-5 immigration visa investment. We have advised clients on more than 40 EB-5 projects, and along the way we have written quite bit about EB-5 financing for hotel projects.more »

Green Card & Naturalization
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A U.S. passport may be sufficient to prove citizenship
New York Daily NewsMarch 7, 2012

However, when I applied for a Certificate of Citizenship, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services ask for my green card number. I don't have one. I was never a permanent resident. What do I do now? I'ma 66-year-old disabled Vietnam veteran.more »

Waivers & Special Cases
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9/11 hate crime victim's kin become US citizens
KIRO SeattleMarch 16, 2012

J., Friday, March 16, 2012, in West Windsor, NJ Hasan, the widow of a Pakistani immigrant killed by a white supremacist in a 9/11 revenge attack became a US citizen along with her daughters Friday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Associated Press Durreshahwar ...more »

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