A Texas-led coalition of nine states urged Tuesday a federal judge to invalidate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), arguing that DACA was unlawfully created by former President Barack Obama. The DACA program has enabled thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children to work, pursue higher education, live without risk of [...]

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Spain’s parliament voted Thursday to legalize euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in a 230-140 vote while two abstained. The bill would allow terminally ill patients to choose between euthanasia — performed by a health care professional — or assisted suicide at home with physician-prescribed lethal medications.  Lawmakers are set to vote on a final decision before [...]

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Pakistan approved a new anti-rape law Tuesday to allow for speedy trials and chemical castration of convicted serial offenders. The law will also create specialized rape courts designed to deal exclusively with rape and sexual assault cases. President Arif Alvi approved the Anti-Rape Ordinance 2020 and said that it will “help expedite cases of sexual abuse [...]

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The Trump administration on Thursday finalized sweeping asylum regulations that will come into force January 11, 2021 as part of a mass immigration crackdown. Under the Final Rule, asylum claims will face greater scrutiny if an immigration court finds that an asylee has traveled through another country before entering the United States without first seeking [...]

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Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha Thursday threatened to use “all possible laws” against democracy protestors calling for the removal of King Maha Vajiralongkorn. “The government will intensify its actions and use all laws, all articles, to take action against protesters who broke the law,” Prayuth said in a statement. “The situation is not improving. There [...]

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Iraq’s interior ministry said Monday that the country hanged 21 individuals convicted of terrorism and murder as part of a series of ongoing executions since it defeated the Islamic State (Daesh) in 2017. The executions included two suicide bombers responsible for terrorist attacks on Tal Afar that killed dozens of people, the statement said. No [...]

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The law firm representing President Trump on Friday withdrew from Trump’s campaign to block Joe Biden from winning the popular vote in Pennsylvania. The attorneys at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur filed an overnight motion to withdraw, leaving solo practitioner Linda A. Kearns to work on the case. “Plaintiffs and Porter Wright have reached a [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday called G20 member states to pressure Saudi Arabia into freeing its illegally detained activists, launching the #G20SaudiArabia initiative. Despite recent attempts to repair its global image, Saudi Arabia remains one of the world’s most oppressive regimes, known for its mass crackdowns on human rights activists, many of whom are [...]

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The US Supreme Court Friday ordered Pennsylvania election boards to segregate mail-in ballots arriving after 8:00 PM on November 3rd. Segregated ballots must be kept “in a secure, safe and sealed container separate from other voted ballots,” and “all such ballots, if counted, be counted separately.” The order provides that election boards must count mail [...]

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The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (HRSD) in Saudi Arabia launched a Labor Reform Initiative (LRI) Wednesday aimed at improving job mobility for migrant workers by lifting “kafala” restrictions that have historically left workers vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. The LRI seeks to regulate employee exit and re-entry visa issuance, allowing workers to [...]

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