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Troubled teen testifies she was forced into prostitution, but defense attorney questions her credibility
Dallas News (blog)February 1, 2017

But the defense claims the only victim in this week's criminal trial is the defendant, Marcel RaAnthony Richard. He is charged with human trafficking and compelling prostitution. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison. Richard, 31, has a criminal ...more »

Law enforcement announces charges in 81 cases involving 30K stolen IDs
South Florida Business JournalFebruary 1, 2017

U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Wifredo Ferrer, along with officials from the IRS, FBI, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and other agencies, on Tuesday announced the filing of federal charges against more than 100 defendants ...more »

Immigration Law News and Stories

Citizenship
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A look at Trump's other immigration executive order under debate
Yahoo NewsFebruary 13, 2017

The detainer order is a voluntary request from immigration officials to local law enforcement hold potential illegal immigrants for an additional 48 hours, as Homeland Security evaluates if they are subject to removal from the country. The order also ...more »

Political Asylum & Refugees
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Girls Who Code CEO Wants You to Fight Trump's Immigration Ban
FortuneFebruary 3, 2017

That makes her one on a long list of tech CEOs who have spoken out against the immigration ban this week, but for Saujani, the matter is unusually personal. Saujani's parents were refugees. They were granted political asylum in the U.S. after being ...more »

Deportation
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Trump draft executive order full of sound and fury on immigration, welfare and deportation
Washington PostFebruary 2, 2017

That test is known as the “public charge” law. The law technically allows federal immigration authorities to deport immigrants who become public dependents within five years of their arrival and prevent legal immigrants from moving toward citizenship ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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¿Dónde Están Mis Beneficios? Workers' Comp Claims by Undocumented Employees
Claims JournalFebruary 2, 2017

Following an election cycle in which illegal immigration became a touchstone issue, it seems only appropriate that claims handlers and subrogation professionals have a clear understanding of the many nuances involving workers' compensation claims made ...more »

Apple, Google, Facebook, Uber, and others write letter opposing Trump's immigration ban
BGRFebruary 2, 2017

“As you contemplate changes to the nation's complex and interconnected immigration policies, whether business and employment-based visas, refugees, or DACA, we hope that you will use us as a resource to help achieve immigration policies that both ...more »

Green Card & Naturalization
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Southern California groups push green card holders to become ...
Long Beach Press TelegramFebruary 11, 2017

Lawful permanent residents who for years thought they were safe in the United States are now seeking citizenship in the wake of President Donald Trump's ...more »

Waivers & Special Cases
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Sheriff: Immigration bill could be harmful
Hanford SentinelFebruary 4, 2017

As of Wednesday, Robinson said, 19 of the more than 400 inmates at the Kings County Jail had been flagged for immigration violations. Those inmates are being held on charges for crimes including murder, manslaughter, assault with a deadly weapon, rape, ...more »

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