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Obama’s Executive Order, Its Impact on Health Care Costs, and the Constitutionality of Executive Orders

Pres. Barack Obama addressed the nation last night. He discussed his executive order that will delay deportations of up to 5 million migrants. What does an executive order on immigration have to do with Medicaid?...more

Does the President Have the Power to Defer Deportation of Undocumented Immigrants?

President Obama has announced that before the end of the year he intends to issue executive orders to address the dysfunctional immigration system if Congress does not act on immigration reform legislation. There is...more

Weekly Recap Ethics News and Trends – March 3, 2014

Public servants with the utmost integrity also need to be aware of what is happening ethically around the state. In today’s climate, every public agency’s image is impacted by the missteps or misconduct of others. Below...more

Attorney: Arizona Can't Implement Immigration Law Without Racial Profiling [Video]

June 28 (Bloomberg Law) -- Careen Shannon, attorney at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the Supreme Court's ruling on the constitutionality of the new Arizona immigration...more

Nigeria Terrorism (Prevention) Act 2011

Introduction – Terrorism (Prevention) Act, 2011 Terrorism has continued to threaten global peace and prosperity. To address this criminal activity, governments all over the world, including the Nigerian government, have...more

Unusual Immigration-Related Cases at the US Supreme Court

Two unusual immigration-related cases currently before the United States Supreme Court involve how non-citizens participate in American political processes. This year’s Presidential election makes these cases particularly...more

Yes a citizen of a State is also a citizen of the several States under the Constitution

A citizen of a State who is not a citizen of the United States is entitled to privileges and immunities of a citizen of the several States, under Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution of the United States of...more

Two State citizens under the Constitution of the United States of America

There are two state citizens under the Constitution of the United States of America. One is at Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution. The other is at Section 1, Clause 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment. Legal...more

Citizenship and Domicile: Before and After the Fourteenth Amendment

A citizen of a State, under Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution, has a domicile in a particular State. A citizen of the United States, under Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment has only a residence in a...more

Yes there are two citizens in the nation of the United States under international law

Before the Fourteenth Amendment, there was only a citizen of a State, under Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution of the United States of America. Such a citizen was also a citizen of the United States,...more

What was the holding of the Slaughterhouse Cases?

The Slaughterhouse Cases held, one, that citizenship of a State was separate and distinct from citizenship of the United States; that a citizen of a State was separate and distinct from a citizen of the United States. ...more

Shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities IN and OF the several States

Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of Constitution was modified by the Fourteenth Amendment, in particular, Section 1, Clause 2. This was determined by the Supreme Court of the United States, in the Slaughterhouse Cases. ...more

Section 1, Clause 2 of the Fourteenth Amendment modified Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution of the United States,...

A citizen of a State, under Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution of the United States of America, is now also a citizen of the several States. Such citizen is recognized under international law as a...more

Section 1, Clause 2 of the Fourteenth Amendment modified Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution of the United States

A citizen of a State, under Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution, before the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment, was entitled to privileges and immunities of a citizen of the United States. However, with...more

Citizenship and the Federal Courts after the Fourteenth Amendment

Article III, Section 2 of the Constitution of the United States (of America) provides that “[t]he judicial Power shall extend to controversies between Citizens of different States” as well as to controversies between...more

Siskind's Immigration Bulletin – September 7th, 2010

1. Openers 2. ABCs of Immigration Law: K-1 Visa for Fiancé(e)s of U.S. Citizens 3. Ask Visalaw.com 4. Border and Enforcement News -Napolitano: ‘Now with enough border resources, time to reform’ -Employer audits...more

Two State Citizens in every State of the Union

Before the Fourteenth Amendment, one was considered a citizen of a State as well as a citizen of the United States. After the Fourteenth Amendment one changed to being either a citizen of a State OR a citizen of the United...more

An Overview of Citizenship in the United States since the Adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment

Since the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment, there are three sets of privileges and immunities. Privileges and immunities of citizens of the United States are located at Section 1, Clause 2 of the Fourteenth Amendment. ...more

The Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act, Arizona Senate Bill 1070

Full text copy of The Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act, Arizona Senate Bill 1070, signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer on April 23, 2010. From the law: “The legislature finds that there is a...more

Natural (Native) Born Citizen Defined: Before and After the Fourteenth Amendment

Before the Fourteenth Amendment, a native born citizen was a citizen of a State, and a native born citizen of the United States, when aboard. Before the Fourteenth Amendment, an alien or foreigner could become a...more

Federal Criminal Immigration Cases Reach Record High

Federal prosecution for immigration violations reached a record high of 169,612 in 2009. According to the study out of Syracuse University, this number represents more than ½ of all criminal cases brought by the federal...more

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