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  • Obama Executive Action on H1b Visas?

    Published October 13, 2014 Comprehensive Immigration Reform , News Updates Tags: Congress, H1b visa, Obama executive action There is much ado today and in the last couple of days in the news that President Obama will change H1b visa rules to help keep talented skilled-immigrants in the US. Here is a link to such a story from the International Business Times.

    61 readers - Watson Immigration Law Blog
  • Common Core State Standards: Frequently Asked Questions

    “Over the last two decades, there has been interest in developing federal policies that focus on student outcomes in elementary and secondary education. Perhaps most prominently, the enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB; P.L. 107-110), which amended and reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), marked a dramatic expansion of the feder ...

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    • Voter ID Unmasked

      Respectfully submitted by Lawrence E. Rafferty (rafflaw)-Weekend Contributor I can still remember the first time I voted in a National election. I was a young, 18-year-old student and I could finally have a say in who was going to run the country. It was a proud day for me and the countless other 18 year olds who were also voting for the first time.
      8 readers - Jonathan Turley
    • Information Sharing Environment: Annual Report to Congress – 2014

      “This report is submitted by the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE) on behalf of the President, as required by Section 1016 (h) (2) of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA) of 2004, as amended. Accompanying, but distinct from this report, are substantial performance data and links to best practices, lessons learned, framew ...
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    • Banks Have the Federal Prison System Handcuffed

      Banks Have the Federal Prison System Handcuffed 1, October 5, 2014 by rafflaw Respectfully submitted by Lawrence E. Rafferty (rafflaw) Weekend Contributor I have written in the past about our large financial institutions and their uncanny ability to break the law and escape any criminal penalties at the corporate or personal level.
      6 readers - Jonathan Turley
    • Two New CRS Reports on Ebola

      The Ebola Outbreak: Select Legal Issues, CRS Legal Sidebar, October 6, 2014: “On August 8th, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The recent arrival in the United States of several health care workers who contracted the disease, combined with the first diagnosis of a case in the U.S.
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    • New GAO Report – Combatting Terrorism

      … “The activities of Iranian government elements, such as a 2011 attempt to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador in the United States, could pose a threat to U.S. national security. Congress enacted the Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act of 2012, requiring State to assess the threats posed to the United States by Iran’s presence…

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    • Senators Request Hearing on Connected Devices

      … Trade Commission had already begun tackling issues related to the unique opportunities and challenges presented by connected devices in its Fall 2013 panel on the Internet of Things (see coverage here). Nevertheless, the letter went on, it is time for Congress to “better understand the technologies and explore how best to preserve America’s global…

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    • CRS – Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

      … “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA; P.L. 111-148, as amended) has numerous provisions affecting private health insurance and public health coverage programs. Many of these provisions take effect in 2014. This report provides resources to help congressional staff respond to constituents’ frequently asked questions (FAQs) about…

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    • Federal and State Quarantine and Isolation Authority

      … to prescribe quarantine and other health measures is based on the Commerce Clause, which gives Congress exclusive authority to regulate interstate and foreign commerce. Thus, state and local governments have the primary authority to control the spread of dangerous diseases within their jurisdictions, and the federal government has authority…

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    • Al Qaeda-Affiliated Groups: Middle East and Africa

      … Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF, P.L. 107-40). In addition to the AUMF, Congress has addressed the emergence of Al Qaeda affiliates through a number of channels, including oversight of executive branch counterterrorism policies and practices; authorization and appropriations of U.S. funds for counterterrorism operations; and assistance…

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    • Obama Executive Action on H1b Visas?

      … Published October 13, 2014 Comprehensive Immigration Reform , News Updates Tags: Congress, H1b visa, Obama executive action There is much ado today and in the last couple of days in the news that President Obama will change H1b visa rules to help keep talented skilled-immigrants in the US. Here is a link to such a story from…

      61 readers - Watson Immigration Law Blog
    • Common Core State Standards: Frequently Asked Questions

      … “Over the last two decades, there has been interest in developing federal policies that focus on student outcomes in elementary and secondary education. Perhaps most prominently, the enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB; P.L. 107-110), which amended and reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), marked…

      14 readers - Sabrina I. Pacifici/ beSpacific
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