September 14, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The Supreme Court of North Korea on Sunday sentenced an American man to six years of hard labor for committing "hostile acts" against the country. The court convicted 24-year-old California resident Matthew Todd Miller of entering the country on April 10th illegally to commit espionage, a charge ...[read more]
July 11, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The EU's highest court, the Court of Justice, on Thursday ruled that Germany cannot require spouses of Turkish nationals living in Germany to show basic knowledge of the German language as a requirement when applying for family reunification visas. The case was brought by Naime Dogan, a Turkish ...[read more]
June 9, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday in Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osorio that a provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) does not automatically grant relief to all aliens who qualify as "child" derivative beneficiaries at the time a visa petition is filed but age out of qualification ...[read more]
April 19, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
US President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a bill that bars entry for any UN ambassadors who have engaged in "terrorist activity." The law has been seen as a response to Iran's choice of US envoy, Hamid Aboutalebi, who has been linked to the student militants that seized the US embassy in ...[read more]
April 14, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A foreign ministry spokesperson on Monday said that Iran plans to sue the US over its refusal to grant an entry visa to Hamid Aboutalebi, Tehran's newly-proposed ambassador to the United Nations (UN). As the UN is based in New York, this US decision bars the nominee from taking up and carrying ...[read more]
August 3, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
Secretary of State John Kerry announced Friday that the US will begin processing same-sex visa applications the same way opposite-sex visa applications are processed. Speaking at the US embassy in London, Kerry stated, "As long as a marriage has been performed in the jurisdiction that recognizes ...[read more]
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 ...[read more]
January 25, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On January 25, 2006, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit against the US government for denying Swiss Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan entry into the US under the Patriot Act's ideological exclusion provision. Ramadan, the grandson of the Muslim Brotherhood's founder Hassan al- ...[read more]
January 20, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On January 20, 2010, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed an order granting professors Tariq Ramadan and Adam Habib permission to enter the US, reversing an order issued under George W. Bush's administration denying them entry. The Bush administration had claimed that the two had ties to ...[read more]
November 10, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York on Friday preliminarily approved a proposed settlement of $7.2 billion between merchants and Visa and Mastercard, which would be the largest settlement ever made in an antitrust case. This would end a seven-year class action ...[read more]

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