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Feds say Busse took in $990000 in bribery scheme involving immigration agent
The Macomb DailyMay 1, 2017

“Where many saw an overtaxed and broken system in need of reform, Mr. Busse saw an opportunity to enrich himself,” Acting U.S. Attorney Daniel L. Lemisch wrote in a sentencing memorandum. “Mr. Busse made hundreds of thousands of dollars by corruptly ...more »

Unions Plan for Thousands to Join Banned Labor Day March
The Cambodia DailyMay 1, 2017

Thousands of workers will once again defy government orders and march through central Phnom Penh this morning to mark International Labor Day, the president of one of Cambodia's largest independent labor unions said on Monday. Late last month, City ...more »

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Citizenship
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The U.S. Immigration Debate | Council on Foreign Relations
Council on Foreign RelationsMay 16, 2017

Comprehensive immigration reform has eluded Congress for years, moving controversial policy decisions into the executive and judicial branches of ...more »

Political Asylum & Refugees
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Refugee Orchestra Project and the Artist as Activist
The Boston Musical IntelligencerMay 16, 2017

asylum, Handel forced an issue of resignation through his Farewell Symphony, Verdi's operas were regularly censored (and re-written as a result), and the 20th century has continued to see political responses through music in Shostakovich, Britten ...more »

Deportation
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Some LI Congress members not backing Sessions on immigration
NewsdayMay 6, 2017

Go after MS-13, yes, some representatives say, but threatening travel bans and deportation isn't the way to do it. They said people who are law-abiding but in the United States illegally won't want to cooperate with police if they fear deportation.more »

Undocumented Workers
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Weathersbee: Who loses if undocumented workers go? The state.
The Commercial AppealMay 2, 2017

Trump, who became president, in large part, by painting Mexicans as rapists and drug dealers and Muslims as terrorists, has worked to step up deportations of undocumented immigrants. His administration has toughened laws; one now allows undocumented ...more »

Immigrants urged to apply for US EB5 Green Card and L1 visas in wake of Trump H1B Visa crackdown
Workpermit.comMay 20, 2017

US President, Donald Trump, officially ordered a review of the H1B visa in April 2017, sparking concerns that access to the US work visa will get tougher. The cap for the 2018 H1B scheme was reached within a few days of being introduced at the ...more »

Green Card & Naturalization
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Memphis DemocratMay 9, 2017

Craig and Mary Comstock joined their son, Jason, in Cape Girardeau on May 1st for the naturalization ceremony for Irene Comstock, marking the new U.S. ...more »

Waivers & Special Cases
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Dangerous 'Collateral Consequences' in Santa Clara County, California
National ReviewMay 17, 2017

A 5–4 majority held that defense attorneys have a duty to inform their clients of potential immigration ramifications of guilty pleas in criminal cases. Seven justices concluded that defense attorneys do not provide effective assistance when they ...more »

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