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In early November, 2013, 33 immigrant and nonimmigrant women from unions, immigrant-rights and women’s organizations were arrested in Bellevue, Washington. They had refused to leave the state GOP headquarters until the state’s four Republican congressional representatives agreed to advance a comprehensive immigration reform bill in the U.S. House. Even the Seattle mayor’s wife, Peggy Lynch,…

Data entered into national police database accessible to American authorities: WikiLeaks More than a dozen Canadians have told the Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office in Toronto within the past year that they were blocked from entering the United States after their records of mental illness were shared with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. One such…

Jose Andres became a U.S. citizen in Baltimore on November 13th, after 23 years of residence in the United States. The Spanish-born celebrity chef and his wife took the citizenship oath, then tweeted the happy news: “People of America! 4 hours ago my wife and I became AMERICAN CITIZENS… thanks to all for being part…

Maricela Haro has been indicted for finding vulnerable immigrants and scamming them out of thousands of dollars. Knowing how strongly her victims wanted to become legal residents, she falsely claimed that she was an immigration attorney, and that her brother was a high-level U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services official who would sign off on any…

It may not have been George Bernard Shaw who said “The United States and Great Britain are two countries separated by a common language.”  Whoever said it was right!  Many words and phrases have a different spelling, meaning, and usage in American English than in British English. Some of these confusing terms may appear on…

If you’re looking for professional and personal growth opportunities, the United States is a great choice. Along with a lot of social freedoms, the US is home to thousands of colleges and universities, famous for their physical facilities, faculty and resources. Course choices are nearly limitless, and students can transfer between colleges fairly easily to…

As law-school enrollment declines, at least one company plans to invest in legal education. But the private-equity-backed group, called the InfiLaw System, hasn’t yet won over the legal academy. InfiLaw launched in 2004, with the purchase of the Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville. Two other for-profit schools followed close behind—the Phoenix School of…

The Boston Herald’s recent opinion piece (September 16, 2013) by the president of the American Bar Association argues that comprehensive immigration reform is vital to preserve American competitiveness. James R. Silkenat writes: “Even the brightest foreign students graduating from U.S. universities cannot obtain continuing visas and are forced to leave the United States, taking their…

Monday, May 13, 2013 Two relatively little-known provisions of the “Jobs Originating through Launching Travel Act” – the federal bill still in its early stages – could further stimulate a growing housing recovery in Southwest Florida.  Many people have heard of the enforcement provisions, but these two key points could create a direct economic benefit…

On May 6, 2013, the Heritage Foundation released a report which attempts to assess the fiscal costs associated with legalizing the 11 million unauthorized individuals living in the United States. The new report is not very different from a 2007 study, widely criticized both at the time of publication and now. The report released this month…

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