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Man indicted on terror charges in NYC bomb case
Wall Street JournalMarch 1, 2012

The effort culminated "in the successful construction of one explosive device and the attempted construction of two others," it says. Most terror cases are federal, but this one was brought under a state terror law passed after the Sept. 11 attacks.more »

Public authorities and the Freedom of Information Law
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

The Freedom of Information Law gives members of the public a general right of access to records held by public authorities (other than exempt records). But what is a 'public authority' for these purposes? The answer to this question raises some ...more »

Immigration Law News and Stories

Citizenship
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Student Finds US Immigration Laws Tough To Navigate
CBS LocalMarch 2, 2012

On Monday an immigration judge granted Pelaez an order for voluntary deportation. “As part of the strategy of the case sometimes we as lawyers sometimes recommend to take this. Yes it is something that we have to request,” said Shefer.more »

Political Asylum & Refugees
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Former Immigration head savages Nauru option
ABC OnlineMarch 6, 2012

By Samantha Hawley and staff A former head of the Immigration Department says Tony Abbot's plan to reopen the refugee detention centre on Nauru would be foolish and futile. During a speech in Sydney last night, John Menadue, a former Immigration ...more »

Deportation
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Miami valedictorian faces deportation
KTBSMarch 3, 2012

An immigration judge has ruled two teenage girls, including a Miami high school valedictorian, are to be deported for being in the country illegally. Daniela Pelaez, 18, and her sister Dayana came to the United States with their parents from Colombia ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Immigration bill denounced
Jackson Clarion LedgerMarch 14, 2012

A group of organizations stood inside the state Capitol to denounce House Bill 488, aimed at strengthening the state's ability to deal with undocumented workers, as potentially harmful to a number of business sectors they say depend on immigrant labor.more »

457, 857 & RSMS period obligations
Expat ForumMarch 2, 2012

From January 2009 to January 2011 I worked for an employer in NT, Australia on a 457 visa. In February / March 2011 our 457 visa was transferred / renewed from the NT to QLD and I resumed employment with my 2nd employer in Australia.more »

Green Card & Naturalization
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9/11 hate crime victim's kin become US citizens
Helena Independent RecordMarch 17, 2012

AP | Posted: Friday, March 16, 2012 4:41 pm | (0) Comments Durreshahwar Hasan smiles after a naturalization ceremony at the office of US Rep. Rush Holt, DN.J., Friday, March 16, 2012, in West Windsor, NJ Hasan, the widow of a Pakistani immigrant killed ...more »

Waivers & Special Cases
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Feds arrest 45 illegal immigrants in Conn., Mass.
WTNHMarch 1, 2012

(AP) - Federal immigration officials say they have arrested 44 illegal immigrants in Connecticut and southwestern Massachusetts who have previous criminal convictions, and another person who had outstanding arrest warrants. The Immigration and Customs ...more »

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