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Health Law Alert: Providers Beware: OIG Alert Highlights FCA Liability Under ...
JD Supra (press release)March 1, 2012

A recent OIG Alert highlights potential False Claims Act (FCA) liability for physicians whose services are billed to Medicare under an independent contractor reassignment. The February 8, 2012, Alert titled, "OIG Alerts Physicians To Exercise Caution ...more »

Alumni take law into own hands over jobs 'hype'
Times Higher EducationMarch 1, 2012

So unhappy, in fact, that 15 law schools are currently facing lawsuits for fraud, unfair competition and false advertising. Among those being sued are Albany Law School, DePaul University College of Law and New York Law School. "The numbers reported by ...more »

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Citizenship
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Voter ID, immigration laws take center stage as demonstrators re-enact Selma ...
Washington PostMarch 3, 2012

The Voting Rights Act that came about as a result of the march outlawed discrimination at the polls. Avery said people have grown complacent since then, allowing new restrictive laws be passed. “This is the last part of my legacy, and we plan to go all ...more »

Political Asylum & Refugees
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Busia And Postcolonial Ghanaian Politics – Part 2
GhanaWebMarch 5, 2012

The Evening News wrote: 'We are convinced beyond any shadow of doubt that the safest place for this unpatriotic African in the true public interest[,] is not a foreign asylum but the Preventive Detention University where he can learn to recover his ...more »

Deportation
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Terrorists to use secret courts to fight deportation
Telegraph.co.ukMarch 7, 2012

By Tom Whitehead, Security Editor They will also be allowed to use other terrorists or extremists to provide evidence in private on their behalf without the Home Secretary being able to check its truth or act on it. It follows a landmark ruling by the ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Palace: DFA trying to reach even undocumented OFWs in Syria
GMA NewsMarch 3, 2012

Malacañang on Saturday reassured relatives of undocumented overseas Filipino workers in Syria that Philippine authorities there are trying to reach their loved ones and get them out of harm's way. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said ...more »

Lazcana: What it's like to be undocumented
Wicked LocalMarch 5, 2012

This country used to label people based on the color of their skin, but now has moved on to using immigration status instead. When was the last time you heard a drunk driver or vicious criminal identified as being a legal citizen?more »

Green Card & Naturalization
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Politicians care about politics, not immigrants
San Francisco ChronicleMarch 14, 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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Video: Foreign workers arrested as police swoop on restaurants
Yorkshire PostMarch 3, 2012

By Rob Preece Crime Correspondent Three foreign workers have been arrested in the first high-profile raids carried out by a new team set up to investigate immigration crime in North Yorkshire. The men were detained by UK Border Agency officers who paid ...more »

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