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NEWSROOM: ANNUAL WORKSHOP TO HIGHLIGHT TAX LAW UPDATES FOR FOREST LANDOWNERS
Gilmer MirrorFebruary 1, 2017

Jan. 12, 2017 — LUFKIN, Texas — As tax season in Texas approaches, have you considered brushing up on tax laws regarding timberland properties? There are many favorable tax provisions affecting timber transactions and an upcoming workshop aims to ...more »

California judge upholds public utility's subscriber data sharing
Northern California RecordFebruary 1, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California ordered last fall that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) could hand over requested confidential subscriber information to The Utility Reform Network (TURN ...more »

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Citizenship
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New Mexico bill halting immigration law enforcement advances
Washington TimesFebruary 9, 2017

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A new proposal that would prevent New Mexico law enforcement agencies from enforcing federal immigration laws has cleared its first hurdle. The New Mexico House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee voted 3-2 on Thursday to ...more »

Political Asylum & Refugees
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Manitoba boosts funds for asylum seekers, calls on feds to step up
CBC.caFebruary 23, 2017

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister announced funds for refugee services Thursday and challenged the federal government to do its part for the steady stream of asylum seekers crossing into the province from the U.S.. "I don't want this to be taken as a ...more »

Deportation
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8 million people could be deported under Trump's immigration order
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 4, 2017

When President Trump ordered a vast overhaul of immigration law enforcement during his first week in office, he stripped away most restrictions on who should be deported, opening the door for roundups and detentions on a scale not seen in nearly a ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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'Turn in the bad ones': Trump asks local police to help deport undocumented immigrants
Yahoo NewsFebruary 8, 2017

His executive orders also contained measures designed to push local authorities to assist with deportations. He called for empowering local law enforcement to enforce federal immigration laws and for the defunding of so-called sanctuary cities, where ...more »

What is an H-1B visa, and why are tech companies worried about them?
Chicago TribuneFebruary 1, 2017

The cap mainly covers new applicants; visa-holders who are only applying to extend their stays or change their employment may not be subject to the cap. USCIS accepts and processes petitions in the second category longer than the five-day period for ...more »

Green Card & Naturalization
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Irish community in US anxious as President Trump tightens borders
IrishCentralFebruary 3, 2017

Even green card holders are feeling ill at ease with Trump's moves, with many taking steps to secure U.S. citizenship to ensure full protection of their rights and livelihoods here. “We know that immigration agents aren't going to be knocking on our ...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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