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Legal news from Saturday, November 16, 2013
by Matthew Pomy

UK Prime Minister David Cameron demanded that the Sri Lankan government conduct its own investigation into allegations of war crimes committed during the 26-year civil war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Cameron emphasized the need for reconciliation and justice. He also reiterated the March 2014 deadline put forward …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

The US House of Representatives passed a measure on Friday which would allow insurance companies to continue selling limited-coverage policies. Insurance companies have canceled and refused to renew a number of these policies because they do not meet the minimum coverage required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), which …

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by Matthew Pomy

Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Seton Hall University School of Law released a report on Tuesday examining the hardships created by the US asylum program. According to the Immigration Nationality Act (INA) and Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act, asylum seekers are not entitled to employment authorization. In addition, these …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

President Barack Obama issued a memorandum on Friday giving US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) the authority to "parole in place" the children, spouses and parents of active duty members of the armed forces, the selected reserve of the ready reserve and former members thereof. The American Bar Association describes parole …

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