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Judge Orrick Rules Section 1373 Is Unconstitutional

Does California get its own immigration policy?

Last week, U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick III in San Francisco held that the Department of Justice could not prevent sanctuary jurisdictions from receiving federal grants under the "Byrne JAG" program. As part of that order, Judge Orrick declared 8 U.S.C. § 1373 unconstitutional. The case will likely have to be resolved by the Supreme Court.
Topics: California

Renting out Kids for Tax Reasons Pops up in Naturalization Case

A highly specialized bit of advice can be gleaned from a criminal case now in the federal courts in Pennsylvania: If you want to become a naturalized citizen, don’t rent your kids out for tax purposes. Lucas Hernandez-Torres, a 47-year-old green card holder, learned this lesson the hard way when he was charged with defrauding the United States with "unlawful procurement of naturalization".
Topics: Tax Fraud
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