Effort to Remove Noncitizens from Voter Rolls

Legislators and election officials in Florida are making efforts to remove non-eligible individuals from voting rolls in the state. Many of these individuals, according to experts, are non-citizens who are not eligible to vote in elections. According to some sources, there may be up to 2,600 non-citizens on Florida’s voting rolls, and at least 115 …

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Tax Evasion Rule Looms

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act is set to be implemented, and wealth-management companies say that the legislation could have an impact on the economy. The law, also known as FATCA, is designed to ensure that US citizens cannot conceal taxable money in overseas bank accounts. However, the measure is controversial, and many overseas banks …

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GOP Alienates Latinos

Hawaii is facing election time with a wide range of candidates from a variety of backgrounds. Colleen Hanabusa, Tulsi Gabbard, and Mufi Hannemann are seeking a place in Congress while Mazie Hirono hopes to be elected senator. The range of ethnicities among the candidates reflects the range of ethnicities present across Hawaii, but some residents …

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When to Submit a New I-129CW Petition

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has reported getting a number of questions about applicants interested in changing or amending their I-129CW applications for CNMI-only transitional CW employees. According to the USCIS, the employer submitting the application only needs to submit an amended petition if there is a significant change in the terms of …

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Immigration Backlog

For those in the US who are facing deportation, a backlog of cases could be hurting their ability to fight deportation and get the facts about their cases. Immigrant advocates and attorneys say that bureaucracy and backlogs are delaying requests for information. Some blame indifference for the delays. In any event, those who are requesting …

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Immigration Nightmare

Arizona’s immigration laws have come under fire from immigration advocates and critics, who say that the strict laws interfere with personal rights and possibly lead to racial profiling. Now, a news story seems to bear out the idea. Araceli Mercado Sanchez has made headlines after being threatened with deportation after a routine traffic stop in …

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Immigrants Deportation and Discretion Program

The US government has a new discretion program. Under the program, which launched last year, immigration authorities will take a look at the some 300 000 pending immigration court cases that are on the books and will use prosecutorial discretion to focus only on those cases that negatively affect communities and on those cases which …

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Effects of Supreme Court’s Stand on Arizona Law

Many experts predict that the U.S. Supreme Court will uphold some of Arizona’s immigration laws, including the more controversial provisions, including the one that requires police to check immigration status for anyone they arrest who they believe may be an undocumented immigrant. As a result of the expected U.S. Supreme Court decision, legislators in some …

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