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City moves to save 401 Richmond and other cultural institutions ...
Toronto StarFebruary 1, 2017

In the wake of a huge tax hike on the downtown arts hub, city council is asking the province to give cultural institutions a break.more »

CashCall to pay $15 mln in settlement with Virginia attorney general ...
ReutersFebruary 1, 2017

Consumer lender CashCall has agreed to pay $15.3 million to settle claims by Virginia's attorney general that it engaged in a "rent-a-tribe" scheme, linking up ...more »

Immigration Law News and Stories

Citizenship
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Opinion: On the immigration ban, the law favors Trump
MarketWatchFebruary 8, 2017

Yes, we are a nation of immigrants, and yes, many people are appalled by Trump's executive order on political, moral, and economic grounds. But that cuts little ice with the law. Some parts of the brief are stronger than others. Will suspending ...more »

Political Asylum & Refugees
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What We Know About the Refugee Resettlement Deal Obama Forged With Australia
ABC NewsFebruary 2, 2017

2 claiming “severe abuse, inhumane treatment and neglect” inflicted on asylum seekers -- many of them children -- being held in detention centers in Nauru. The report said an Australian agency had used the island nation to house about 1,200 refugees ...more »

Deportation
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Donald Trump's US immigration law could see 8 MILLION deported ...
Express.co.ukFebruary 5, 2017

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump's overhaul of immigration law could see up to eight million people considered for deportation, a study has found.more »

Undocumented Workers
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Labor Nominee Andrew Puzder Has Another Problem: Undocumented Help
Huffington PostFebruary 7, 2017

Hiring undocumented workers has sunk nominees in the past, particularly when it reflects directly on the scope of the Cabinet position. But Trump transition officials told Puzder that the previous rules for vetting and strict ethics no longer applied ...more »

Will Limiting H-1B Visas Help African American Tech Workers?
Black EnterpriseFebruary 3, 2017

The H-1B visa program allows citizens of other countries to come to the United States to work. It is an employment-based visa that does not classify these workers as “immigrants.” An employer has to offer a foreigner a job, and then apply for that ...more »

Green Card & Naturalization
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Green Card holders' legitimate worries about traveling outside US
Inquirer.netFebruary 9, 2017

I am a green card holder and my card will expire on February 21, 2017. I already filed for naturalization on May 5, 2016 and had my biometrics taken in June 2016. My problem is that I do not have an interview notice yet and I will not have a valid ...more »

Waivers & Special Cases
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Fact check: Immigration doesn't bring crime into US, data say
PBS NewsHourFebruary 3, 2017

Editor's note: In his first week in office, President Donald Trump showed he intends to follow through on his immigration promises. A major focus of his campaign was on removing immigrants who, he said, were increasing crime in American communities.more »

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