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TEXT: S&P Assigns Bellisio Foods Inc. 'B' Issue-Level Ratings
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

We are withdrawing the ratings on the company's prior senior secured credit facilities, as well as our preliminary 'B' corporate credit rating on Bellisio Parent LLC, Bellisio Foods Inc.'s new parent company, following our review of the final legal...more »

Larchmont Residents Lose Thousands in Fraud
The Daily LarchmontMarch 1, 2012

by Brian Donnelly (email) LARCHMONT, NY -- Multiple Larchmont residents reported that unauthorized withdrawals had been made from their bank accounts, including one of $130000, according to the Larchmont Police Department. - On Feb.more »

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Citizenship
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Judge blocks Arizona immigration law's day labor rules
WINA AM 1070March 1, 2012

By Tim Gaynor PHOENIX (Reuters) - A federal judge blocked Arizona on Wednesday from enforcing a part of the state's immigration law that prohibits vehicle occupants from stopping traffic to pick up day laborers waiting for work.more »

Political Asylum & Refugees
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Most asylum seeker rioters turned out to be refugees
The Border MailMarch 6, 2012

MOST asylum seekers detained during the Christmas Island and Villawood riots were later found to be refugees, new data shows, challenging an inquiry finding that blamed the unrest on increasing numbers of rejected detainees who would not accept the ...more »

Deportation
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Refugee defies deportation, seeks sanctuary at church
Washington Post (blog)March 5, 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 would let Indonesian Christians in the US apply for asylum even if they missed the deadline.more »

Undocumented Workers
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Committee Hearing on Immigration, Undocumented Protesters Arrested
The Progressive PulseMarch 1, 2012

Representative George Cleveland from Onslow County went as far as to suggest that increased illegal immigration led to high levels of drug and gun crime, see the full length video of the session below at around the 01:21:00 mark for his for initial ...more »

Bowen cuts immigration redtape for business
supply chain reviewMarch 9, 2012

He says the Government will establish a fast-tracked pathway from the temporary skilled sub-class 457 visa to permanent residence under the employer-sponsored visa program, enabling skilled migrants to settle and work in regional and metropolitan ...more »

Green Card & Naturalization
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Citizenship workshop for immigrants in Framingham
Wicked LocalMarch 18, 2012

About half of the state's foreign-born residents are already naturalized. Of the state's 320000 Legal Permanent Residents ("green-card" holders), 180000 are eligible to naturalize but have not yet done so, according to a press release on the event.more »

Waivers & Special Cases
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Immigrants with long-expired visas tough to track
Boston.comMarch 6, 2012

It has focused immigration enforcement efforts on people who have committed serious crimes or are considered a threat to public or national security. A House Homeland Security subcommittee is conducting an oversight hearing Tuesday.more »

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