Comment: Alabama Vs. Everyone - Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay joined to file a brief against the Alabama Immigration Law. The Montgomery Advertiser summarizes the law as follows:
Alabama’s immigration law, signed by Gov. Robert Bentley on June 9, makes it a state crime to be an undocumented alien in Alabama and allows law enforcement officers to detain those they have “reasonable suspicion” of being in the country illegally. The law also requires school districts to compile information on undocumented students; makes it a crime to give a ride to a work place to an undocumented alien; allows the business licenses of those who knowingly employ undocumented aliens to be revoked; makes it illegal to rent property to undocumented aliens and requires all businesses in the state to enroll in E-Verify by April 1, 2012.
When a law violates rights of a set of individuals in such a thoroughgoing way, it does massive collateral damage to the rights of most individuals in many of their day-to-day activities. It is no wonder that disparate groups such as religious organizations, ACLU, Latin American countries, local law enforcement, and The Justice Department are lining up against this law. What other organizations and groups ought to join the fight against this unjust law? Please use our letters section to make your views heard or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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PART I. MAJOR CONSULAR POSTS
A chapter each on - Argentina - Buenos Aires; Armenia - Yerevan; Australia - Sydney; Brazil - Sao Paulo; Canada -Toronto; China - Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai; Colombia - Bogota; France - Paris; Germany - Frankfurt, and Munich; Haiti - Port au Prince; India - Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, and New Delhi; Jamaica - Kingston; Nigeria - Lagos; Philippines - Manila; Taiwan - Taipei; Trinidad and Tobago - Port of Spain; United Kingdom - London; Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City.
PART II. THEORY AND PRACTICE
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: New Attorney Vulnerabilities in International Practice
Chapter 3: Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS Soup to Nuts
Chapter 4: Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials and Correcting other Refusal Issues with the Consul
Chapter 5: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Not As Simple and Easy As It Looks
Chapter 6: Non-Immigrant Classes and Their U.S. Tax Obligations
Chapter 7: E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors
Chapter 8: The Consular Role in L-1 Blanket Petitions
Chapter 9: H-1B "Dependent Employees": From Labeling to Lawbreaking
Chapter 10: Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client Work Sites
Chapter 11: State Department Name-Checks and Security Advisory Opinions (SAOs)
Chapter 12: ICE Data-Mining and Federal Benefits Fraud Task Forces - Send In the Marines: Best Practices to Survive Audits and Task Forces
Chapter 13: What to do if Your Client's Visa is Denied: Visa Office Advisory Opinions
Chapter 14: A Template for Attorney Risk-Assessment
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