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AI: Dominican Republic should not implement court ruling on nationality
October 19, 2013
Amnesty International (AI) on Friday called upon the Dominican Republic reject a constitutional court ruling that would impact the nationality of Dominicans of foreign descent. The court ruling, which was issued last month, held that a person born in the Dominican Republic to parents of another nati....... [more]

Virginia governor signs voter ID bill
May 21, 2012
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell on Friday signed Virginia's new voter ID legislation which will require voters to show one form of acceptable identification in order to cast a vote. In addition to signing the bill, the governor issued an executive order directing the state Board of Elections to send....... [more]

Connecticut city first in US to issue IDs for undocumented immigrants
July 24, 2011
On July 24, 2007, the city of New Haven, Connecticut became the first in the US to implement a law offering ID cards to undocumented immigrants. The controversial law allowed illegal immigrants of all ages to purchase identification cards that are indistinguishable from full citizens and allowed car....... [more]

Missouri governor vetoes voter ID legislation
June 18, 2011
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon vetoed legislation on Friday that would have required individuals to present government-issued photo ID cards at the voting booth. Proponents of the legislation argued that it is necessary to protect against election fraud. The bill also contained an extension on early vo....... [more]

UK parliament approved ID card legislation
March 29, 2011
On March 29, 2006, the UK House of Lords and House of Commons adopted legislation that would require all UK passport applicants to register in a national computer database or receive an identification card. Although the Identity Cards Bill was originally touted as being critical to combating terrori....... [more]

UK government launched identity card system
November 24, 2010
On November 24, 2008, the British government began issuing identity cards to foreign nationals in an effort to curb immigration abuse and to strengthen identity protection. The cards were issued pursuant to the Identity Cards Act, which was passed in 2006. The cards contained biometric information....... [more]

Missouri high court rejected voter ID law
October 16, 2010
On October 16, 2006, the Supreme Court of Missouri affirmed a trial court decision striking down a state law requiring voters to show Missouri-issued photo identification at the polls. In a per curiam opinion, a 6-1 majority held that requiring voters to present ID cards violates the equal protectio....... [more]

US House passed voter identification legislation
September 20, 2010
On September 20, 2006, the US House of Representatives voted 228-196 in favor of the Federal Election Integrity Act of 2006. The legislation would amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to require voters to present valid photo ID cards when voting in federal elections starting in 2008. By....... [more]

Federal appeals court allows habeas challenge to deportation despite REAL ID Act
September 6, 2010
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a decision Friday allowing two people to file habeas corpus petitions against removal orders from the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) despite provisions of the REAL ID Act (RIDA) removing jurisdiction from federal courts to hear such claims w....... [more]

China government announces new regulations restricting Internet use
February 23, 2010
The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has issued new regulations tightening restrictions on Internet use by requiring citizens operating websites to submit identity cards and meet with regulators before their sites can be registered. The Ministry maintains that the restrictions....... [more]

US anti-terrorism laws turning away valid refugee claimants: rights group
November 13, 2009
More than 18,000 refugees have been unfairly denied permanent residency or asylum in the US due to the expanding definition of terrorist activity in the USA Patriot Act and Real ID Act, according to a report released Wednesday by Human Rights First (HRF). The report specifically cites....... [more]


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