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CBP Thwarts Attempt to Smuggle 3 Drugged Toddlers Through Laredo Port of Entry

"Laredo, Texas ? U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo port of entry Saturday thwarted an attempt to smuggle three male toddlers who were drugged and dressed as girls in an attempt to use false birth certificates. CBP arrested...

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Daniel M. Kowalski
Court rules genital mutilation persecutes

"Like most little girls in Somalia, Hafza Hassan was subjected to genital cutting. Years later, she sought asylum in the United States, arguing she had endured a form of persecution targeting Somali women. The federal government wanted to send her...

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Daniel M. Kowalski
Eighth Circuit on FGM

"[W]e now join the growing number of our sister circuits that have considered this issue and concluded that there is "no doubt that the range of procedures collectively known as female genital mutilation rises to the level of persecution within...

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"Material Support" Bar: Duress Waiver

Federal Register, May 8, 2007; effective date, Apr. 27, 2007. http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20071800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2007/pdf/E7-8751.pdf

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Daniel M. Kowalski
ICE deports former Salvadoran army lieutenant linked to massacre of priests

"LOS ANGELES - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced today that a former Salvadoran army lieutenant convicted of participating in the Salvadoran military's 1989 massacre of six Jesuit priests has been removed from the United...

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LAPD chief offers strongest apology yet

"Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton on Sunday offered his strongest apology yet for the actions of an elite platoon of Metropolitan Division officers who swarmed a May Day immigration rally in MacArthur Park, and said that those officers...

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