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Legal news from Sunday, February 17, 2013
by Cynthia Miley

A White House draft immigration reform proposal would allow immigrants to become legal permanent residents in eight years, USA Today reported on Saturday. The plan reportedly would also increase security funding, require business owners to check the immigration status of new hires within four years, and create a new "Lawful Prospective Immigrant" visa program. …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

Seven retired military officers were sentenced on Friday to life in prison for various human rights abuses committed during the "Dirty War" in Argentina from 1976-1983. News of the sentences was released in a statement by the Center of Judicial Information, an office affiliated with the Argentina Supreme Court [official website, in …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

The Bangladesh parliament on Sunday approved amendments to the country's war crimes laws to allow prosecutors to appeal sentences given to defendants convicted of war crimes. These amendments are a response to protests that ensued after Abdul Quader Mollah, leader of the Islamist Jamatt-e-Islami (JI), was given a life sentence for …

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