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Gay spouses can now apply for US family visas

9:16 04/09/2013
The US Supreme Court ruled in June 2013 that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) 1996 is unconstitutional. This means that it is no longer permissible in the US to treat same-sex spouses...

Arizona police introduce 'show me your papers' law

12:42 24/09/2012
On Tuesday 18th September 2012, a US district judge, Judge Susan Bolton, lifted an injunction blocking Arizona police from enforcing a controversial law aimed at illegal immigrants. The Law, part of...

Supreme Court releases ruling on Arizona's harsh immigration law

11:18 26/06/2012
The US Supreme Court has struck down key provisions of Arizona's harsh SB 1070 law affecting illegal immigrants. The SB 1070 law, introduced in 2010, states: Any immigrant over the age of 14 who...

US passes law requiring employers to use E-Verify to check immigrant's work status

14:17 17/01/2012
From 1 January 2012, five states in the US have implemented new laws requiring employers to register for and use the federal E-Verify system to confirm that their immigrant employees are legally...

US Supreme Court rules against foreigner's rights

16:59 29/06/2006
In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States decided this week that foreigners who have been arrested and are not told they have a right to contact their consulate for assistance may still...

US Supreme Court rules against long term illegal residency

14:34 27/06/2006
The United States Supreme Court handed down an opinion on 22 June, 2006 that allows long-term illegal residents to be deported under a 1996 law that became effective on 01 April, 1997. In an 8-1 vote...

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