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Committee Against Torture: Concluding Observations on the Third to Fifth Periodic Reports of United States of America

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Terrorism,United Nations

http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/Treaties/CAT/Shared%20Documents/USA/INT_CAT_COC_USA_18893_E.pdf

United Nation’s response to U.S. report which finds 5 items to praise and 26 to criticize including use of tactics of extraordinary rendition, secret and indefinite detention, enhanced interrogation, and the treatment of immigrants.  From the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

Committee Against Torture: Concluding Observations on the Third to Fifth Periodic Reports of United States of America

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Terrorism,United Nations

http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/Treaties/CAT/Shared%20Documents/USA/INT_CAT_COC_USA_18893_E.pdf

United Nation’s response to U.S. report which finds 5 items to praise and 26 to criticize including use of tactics of extraordinary rendition, secret and indefinite detention, enhanced interrogation, and the treatment of immigrants.  From the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

Modern Slavery Strategy

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Immigration/Migration

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/381737/ModernSlaveryStrategy.pdf

Sets out the British government’s strategy for combatting modern slavery as an important component of international crime.  From the Home Office

 

The Obama Adminstration’s November 2014 Immigration Initiatives: Questions and Answers

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43798.pdf

Provides discussions for nine frequently-asked questions relating to such topics as the legal authority for the president’s actions, constraints upon executive discretionary authority, and who has “standing” to challenge the initiative.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Family-Based Immigration Policy

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Marriage/Family

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43145.pdf

Focuses on current laws governing family-based immigration, the problems due to Immigration and Nationality Act numerical limits, and contradictory proposals about whether to expand efforts to reconstitute immigrant families or limit such efforts to nuclear families.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

“We Were Strangers Once Too”: The President Announces New Steps on Immigration

Categories: Headlines,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/20/we-were-strangers-once-too-president-announces-new-steps-immigratio

President Obama’s address to the nation on his plan to reform immigration and prevent deportation of illegal aliens meeting certain conditions.  From the White House

 

Executive Discretion as to Immigration: Legal Overview

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43782.pdf

Discusses how presidential authority over immigration matters is provided and circumscribed by certain statutory delegations of authority and constitutional considerations.  Also discusses the relationship of these powers to the 2012 presidential initiative known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Border Security: Immigration Inspections at Ports of Entry

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Recreation/Travel

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43356.pdf

Describes the current border control and immigration  inspection systems in place and the use of biographic as opposed to biometric system checks. Concludes with a discussion of issues to be resolved by Congress.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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