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Competition Act threshold is increased
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

Under the Competition Act - Canada's antitrust law - there is a two-part test for determining whether a pre-merger notification is necessary. The test is based on the size of the parties and the size of the transaction. Under the size of the parties ...more »

Banking/Court win for Lehman Europe clients
The IndependentMarch 1, 2012

It declared they had rights to reclaim the money, even though Lehman Europe had not kept it separate from the rest of the bankrupt firm's operations. Hedge funds feared they would have to take their place along with other unsecured creditors, ...more »

Immigration Law News and Stories

Citizenship
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Complex immigration laws create headaches, costs for foreigners
Kyiv PostMarch 1, 2012

Receiving a business visa, work permit or temporary resident status is no easy task for foreigners. To navigate through Ukraine's knotty legal system, hiring out a lawyer for a few hundred dollars may be the simplest solution.more »

Political Asylum & Refugees
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Daughter of freedom fighters making life special in America
Sacramento BeeMarch 2, 2012

"He came here seeking political asylum." Eritrea, located in the Horn of Africa and bordering the Red Sea, is home to about 6 million people. But about 1 million Eritreans are in exile, banished from their homeland, according to the CIA website.more »

Deportation
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Dabiri-Erewa Flays Deportation of 125 Citizens By South Africa
AllAfrica.comMarch 5, 2012

The travellers, who arrived in South Africa on Thursday, were deported in two flights, 75 of them on board South African Airways and 50 in Arik air. In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, Dabiri-Erewa said the act was part of the "continuous ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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9th Dist. hopefuls discuss immigration, drug wars
Chicago Daily HeraldMarch 4, 2012

By Madhu Krishnamurthy Immigration reform and the war on drugs are issues inextricably linked, say candidates vying for the Democratic Party's nomination in the 9th Congressional District primary March 20. Incumbent US Rep.more »

Airport Security Pre-Check, Other 'Trusted Traveler' Programs Expanding
Huffington PostMarch 5, 2012

"We believe [Global Entry] is working to identify potential threats while facilitating travel for the millions of international travelers who do not pose a security risk to the United States," said Robert Bobo of the US Travel Association, ...more »

Green Card & Naturalization
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Islander returns to Haiti
Islands' SounderMarch 12, 2012

For months she has been living in fear that she won't have her green card renewed, or that she might be deported. She began censoring herself from signing petitions criticizing the US government. She is a US resident, not a citizen, and in early 2011 ...more »

Waivers & Special Cases
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ICE Sweep Targets Immigrants With Criminal Convictions
Hartford CourantMarch 1, 2012

By SAMAIA HERNANDEZ, smhernandez@courant.com The Hartford Courant Federal agents arrested 44 immigrants with criminal convictions in Connecticut and Massachusetts, and another with outstanding arrest warrants, during a four-day sweep in February, ...more »

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