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Is it illegal to discriminate against refugees or immigrants based on their religion?

If you live in the U.S, or you keep up with U.S politics, you've probably heard how state governors aren't allowing Syrian refugees into their states, and some politicians only want to allow Christan ...
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Why does the CBP border zone nearly touch Reno, Nevada?

The CBP is authorized to do citizen checks within 100 miles of the US border. The ACLU shows this on a map, here. Now, Lake Michigan counts as a national border, probably because of the Boundary ...
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On what basis might Trump's executive order on immigration be illegal?

On 27 January 2017, US President Donald Trump has issued an executive order entitled 'Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States'. On 30 January 2017, the acting ...
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When does a person lose diplomatic status?

Ahmed Ali Muthana, father of Hoda Muthana, "claims" that he was no longer working as a diplomat at the time of his daughter's birth, thereby insisting that his daughter was born a US citizen under the ...
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The term “foreign national” in US immigration law

Background In US immigration law, the term alien is carefully defined at 8 USC 1101(a)(3): (3) The term “alien” means any person not a citizen or national of the United States. This definition ...
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Is criminal prosecution of asylum seekers who entered the US illegally a violation of the Refugee Convention?

The United States is a party to the 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, and Article 1, paragraph 1 of that protocol incorporates Articles 2-34 of the 1951 Convention Relating to the ...
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Can “evidence of registration” be a “certificate of registration”?

8 CFR 264.1 states that a valid, unexpired nonimmigrant DHS admission or parole stamp in a foreign passport constitutes evidence of registration Does that mean that such a stamp also constitutes "...
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US Office of Biometric Identity Management: statutory and regulatory authority?

The US records fingerprints of foreign visitors using a system formerly called US-VISIT, now known as the Office of Biometric Identity Management. One might think that this is done under the ...
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Which agency or government body should a tourist to Antarctica report to?

When a tourist party goes to Antarctica whether part of a trip organized by a travel agency or a adventurous party going by themselves, who should them report to? Is there anything as immigration laws ...