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Topic: Alien (law)

 Alien (law) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In law, an alien is a person who is not a native or naturalized citizen of the land where they are found.
An alien who is legally permitted to remain in a country (which is foreign to him/her) on specified terms may be called a "legal alien" of that country.
An alien who has temporary or permanent residence in a country (which is foreign to him/her) may be called a "resident alien" of that country.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alien_(law)   (180 words)

 US CODE: Title 8,1255a. Adjustment of status of certain entrants before January 1, 1982, to that of person admitted for ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
In the case of an alien who entered the United States as a nonimmigrant before January 1, 1982, the alien must establish that the alien’s period of authorized stay as a nonimmigrant expired before such date through the passage of time or the alien’s unlawful status was known to the Government as of such date.
If the alien was at any time a nonimmigrant exchange alien (as defined in section 1101 (a)(15)(J) of this title), the alien must establish that the alien was not subject to the two-year foreign residence requirement of section 1182 (e) of this title or has fulfilled that requirement or received a waiver thereof.
For purposes of this subsection, an alien in the status of a Cuban and Haitian entrant described in paragraph (1) or (2)(A) of section 501(e) of Public Law 96–422 [8 U.S.C. 1522 note ] shall be considered to have entered the United States and to be in an unlawful status in the United States.
www4.law.cornell.edu /uscode/8/1255a.html?DB=uscode   (3133 words)

 AsianWeek.com: National News: Racism Still On the Law Books
Under the alien land law acts, passed from 1913 to the 1930s, immigrants who were ineligible for citizenship could not own land in the states in which the acts were passed.
Soon after, student groups from law schools in the three states began collaborating with the journal’s staff, and together they launched a petition that has amassed signatures from over 100 legal scholars throughout the country, demanding the repeal of these discriminatory acts.
Chin believes these laws are still on the books – not because anyone still wants them there – but because there were so many racially discriminatory provisions in numerous state statute books that it has taken decades to find them, long after they had been declared federally unconstitutional.
www.asianweek.com /2001_02_16/news1_alienlandlaws.html   (752 words)

 Foreign Business Act:
Category Two businesses owned by aliens which were in existence and actually operating prior to the enactment of the law were permitted to apply for a special Alien Business License and to continue operating.
Aliens, however, are not permitted to start new businesses listed in this category unless they obtain special permission from the Minister with the approval of the Cabinet.
Under the earlier Alien Business Law there was a requirement that both the shareholding and the shareholders be predominantly Thai for the company to qualify as Thai.
members.tripod.com /asialaw/articles/forbusiness.htm   (1648 words)

 Estonia Law on Aliens
This Law shall regulate the entry of aliens into Estonia, the sojourn, residence and employment of aliens in Estonia and the bases for the legal liability of aliens.
Any alien, whose residence permit is valid for more than one year, shall be issued a personal code by a state authority authorised by the Government of the Republic.
The employer shall be obligated to monitor that the employment permit of aliens in his or her employ be processed within two years from the entering into force of this Law.
www.uta.edu /cpsees/estonali.htm   (1943 words)

 Civil Liberties Implications of Terrorism Legislation
If the court determined that the summary would provide the alien with "substantially the same ability to make his defense as would disclosure of the specific evidence" the alien could be deported based on the summary, and on the basis of the secret evidence, viewed by the court in camera and ex parte.
An alien -- including a permanent resident alien -- could be deported for providing material support to a group the alien should have known had conducted terrorism activity, even if the alien provided the support for non-violent, charitable activity and had no intention of furthering any other activity.
Under current law, an alien who has engaged in terrorist activity, or who the Attorney General or a consular officer abroad has reasonable grounds to believe is likely to engage in terrorist activity after entry, is excludable.
www.lectlaw.com /files/con19.htm   (4169 words)

 H 1B Visa :: Loughlin Law Firm
The current law limits to 65,000 the number of aliens who may be issued a visa or otherwise provided H-1B status in FY2004.
An alien may change H-1B employers without affecting status, but the new H-1B employer must file a new Form I-129 petition for the alien before he or she begins working for the new employer.
An H-1B alien may also be on vacation, sick/maternity/paternity leave, on strike, or otherwise inactive without affecting his or her status.
www.loughlinlawfirm.com /visash1b.htm   (737 words)

 Immigration Law Updates: Perry and Baker, Chicago lawyers, Mobile Edition
Once an alien enters the country, the legal circumstance changes, for the Due Process Clause applies to all persons within the United States, including aliens, whether their presence is lawful, unlawful, temporary, or permanent.
Finally, the aliens’ liberty interest is not diminished by their lack of a legal right to live at large, for the choice at issue here is between imprisonment and supervision under release conditions that may not be violated and their liberty interest is strong enough to raise a serious constitutional problem with indefinite detention.
Now that prosecutors have received the benefit of plea agreements, facilitated by the aliens belief in their continued eligibility for 212(c) relief, it would be contrary to considerations of fair notice, reasonable reliance, and settled expectations to hold that IIRIRA deprives them of any possibility of such relief.
www.callyourlawyers.com /mobile/imm/immupdate.html   (4035 words)

The petitioner in an S visa classification is the law enforcement agency with which the alien is cooperating.
If the information supplied by the alien has "substantially contributed" to a successful investigation or prosecution of a crime, they are eligible for adjustment of status.
Similarly, if the alien's information "substantially contributed" to the prevention of an act of terrorism, or to the apprehension of a person involved in terrorist activities, they are allowed to adjust their status.
www.visalaw.com /00apr3/16apr300.html   (884 words)

 General Law - Alien Exclusion
Relating to the rights, powers and disabilities of aliens and of certain companies, associations and corporations with respect to property in this state; providing for escheats in certain cases, prescribing for procedure therein, requiring reports of certain property holdings to facilitate the enforcement of this act, and prescribing penalties for violation of the provisions hereof.
All aliens eligible to citizenship under the laws of the United States may acquire, possess, enjoy, transmit and inherit real property, or any interest therein, in this state, in the same manner and to the same extent as citizens of the United States, except as otherwise provided by the laws of this state.
No alien, company, association or corporation mentioned in sections 2 or 3 hereof shall hold for a longer period than two years the possession of any agricultural land acquired in the enforcement of or in satisfaction of a mortgage or other lien hereafter made or acquired in good faith to secure a debt.
www.ccrh.org /comm/slough/primary/general.htm   (1112 words)

 1st Law - Alien Vs Predator 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
for those of you who dont know what 1st law is, it is the law that no synthic person cant let a live one come to harm.
Ash, as Bishop explained in Aliens, was an extremely unstable model of synth and malfunctioned.
Alien vs Predator, Alien, Predator and all related marks are trademarks of 20th Century Fox or of any of its corporations.
www.alienvspredator2.com /comments/12476.html   (679 words)

 Alien and Sedition Acts
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government of a redress of grievances.
The Sedition Law failed to coincide with this amendment in that it criminalized the exercise of free speech, and possibly of the press.
Since the Alien and Sedition Acts greatly threatened the authority of the Bill of Rights and therefore the fundamental government, it is surprising to consider that some of the opposition's responses proposed similar threats to central government.
www.usahistory.com /essays/essay009.htm   (898 words)

 Foreign Business Act
The rights of aliens in Thailand are derived primarily from Thai domestic law, although international law and bilateral treaties impose on Thailand certain obligations toward resident aliens.
Generally, aliens have the same basic rights as Thai nationals, unless a right is explicitly reserved for nationals or denied to or restricted to aliens.
In addition, the Law is not applicable to aliens engaging in business by permission of the Thai Government for a definite duration, or by agreement between the Thai government and foreign governments.
members.tripod.com /asialaw/articles/foreignbusiness.html   (973 words)

 LawFuel - The Law News Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
If convicted on the substantive alien smuggling counts, the defendants face a maximum statutory term of fifteen (15) years in prison as to each count.
On May 25, 2005, law enforcement personnel from a Customs and Border Protection aircraft and a United States Coast Guard aircraft observed Elio Diaz-Hernandez and Edel Dominguez-Carvajal operating the Florida registered vessel approximately ten (10) nautical miles southwest of the Marquesas Keys, with approximately thirty-one (31) subjects on board the vessel.
Law enforcement personnel then observed Elio Diaz-Hernandez ground the vessel on shore in the Marquesas Keys.
www.lawfuel.com /show-release.asp?ID=3444   (293 words)

 California repealing new alien-driver law - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
California lawmakers are moving quickly to overturn a law that allows illegal aliens to obtain driver's licenses.
An estimated 2 million illegal aliens are of driving age in California, and supporters of the measure say licensing would ensure drivers are properly trained.
Opponents of the law, which was signed by former Gov. Gray Davis, said it encouraged illegal immigration and would give terrorists access to legal identification.
washingtontimes.com /national/20031128-100834-1294r.htm   (584 words)

 deseretnews.com | Repeal of illegal-alien tuition law to get further study
With a discussion resembling courtroom banter and sidetracks into U.S. Immigration law and college budget requests, a House committee sent to interim study a bill that would eliminate in-state college tuition eligibility for children of undocumented immigrants.
Utah Assistant Attorney General William Evans, summoned to address the matter mid-discussion, analyzed the state and federal law in 2002 at the request of the University of Utah.
He said state law is solid because it is not necessarily directed at undocumented immigrants.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,600111539,00.html   (565 words)

 Law.com - Alien Tort Action Survives Concerns of U.S., Canada
The opposition of the U.S. State Department and the government of Canada to a lawsuit against a Canadian oil company over human rights abuses in the Sudan was not enough to convince a federal judge to dismiss the case.
Southern District of New York Judge Denise Cote said that a "Statement of Interest" from the U.S. government expressing concern over problems that might be caused by allowing the suit against the oil company to proceed failed to persuade her to decline jurisdiction in the case of The Presbyterian Church of Sudan v.
Cote's ruling was the latest of several in the case, which was brought under the Alien Tort Statute, 28 U.S.C. The suit claims that Talisman joined with the government of Sudan in a campaign of genocide, crimes against humanity and other violations of international law.
www.law.com /jsp/article.jsp?id=1125527682979   (762 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online:
The law was inapplicable to aliens who became citizens within six years after they acquired land; all aliens not exempt by the law were given six years to surrender their land.
The law was declared unconstitutional on December 11, 1891, in Gunter v.
In 1965 the Fifty-ninth Texas Legislature repealed the laws from the 1921 act on the grounds that they imposed "unreasonable and discriminatory restrictions" on alien ownership and militated against efforts by the state to entice foreign investment and stimulate economic development and industrial growth.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/AA/mla1.html   (365 words)

 7th Circuit Court cases, Aliens, Immigration law
Alien (native and citizen of Ukraine) was entitled to consideration of
Regarding the first, U.S. law precluded an asylum and withholding for persons guilty of "particularly serious crimes" (which is consistent with the UN Convention on the Status of Refugees), but in the 1980s the exact application of that term was still uncertain.
Aliens who commit, get convicted of, or admit the commission of, any crimes involving domestic abuse (simple assaults, simple "slaps" or "shoves") to a parent, spouse, child or other person ("girl- or boyfriend") are inadmissible and face removal.
www.callyourlawyers.com /seventhcircuit.html   (9182 words)

 SSRN-The Paradox of United States Alien Species Law by Marc Miller
The best way to summarize U.S. non-indigenous species law is to say that at the federal level there is very little statutory law, and for important dimensions of the NIS problem, including identifying new NIS invasions, tracking the impact of known harmful invasive species, and responding to emerging threats, there is none.
The law of the various U.S. states is even easier to summarize: with a few interesting exceptions, including NIS legislation in Hawaii and Minnesota, most U.S. states at best offer a weak echo of the general aspects of federal statutory law.
At a minimum, as a matter of coherent law and policy, a single, organic NIS law should be articulated, and that model then used to assess gaps in actual current legal authority.
papers.ssrn.com /sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=449580   (435 words)

 ICC's Commission on Commercial Law and Practice
The climate of legal and commercial uncertainty arising from the proposed extraterritorial reach of US law is creating unnecessary disputes and tension between EU countries and the United States Government, at a time when international cooperation is seen as a key condition for global economic recovery.
The problems raised by the abusive use of the Alien Tort Statute are perfect examples of how the extraterritorial reach of national laws results in unwarranted costs to business and ultimately discourages cross-border trade and investment - a major driving force for global economic growth and job creation.
We were concerned about the implications of a law enacted by Belgium that would have allowed a flood of law suits in that country against companies for alleged actions in third countries.
www.iccwbo.org /policy/law/icccbhc/index.html   (607 words)

 Hubert Heinhold - A Practical Guide Through German Asylum and Alien Law
The only exceptions to this law are if the Federal Republic of Germany is responsible for carrying out the asylum procedure because of an agreement under international law or if the Ministry of the Interior has approved of an exception for humanitarian reasons or reasons relating to international law.
According to general law, a retrial is nothing but a continuation of the first trial; the retrial opens again an already closed door and makes it possible to re-examine the case which has already been closed.
The law does not explicitly require that reception centres take into account the refugees' family situation, in particular the domestic community of spouses and parents with their children who are still minors.
www.proasyl.de /lit/leitfaden2e/leitfaden2ea.htm   (17767 words)

 WORLDLawDirect - About H-1B (H1B) visas -- FAQ
The current law limits to 195,000 the number of aliens who may be issued a visa or otherwise provided H-1B status in FY2001.
In 2002 and 2003, the number of aliens who can be issued a visa will also be 195,000.
Based on the BCIS petition approval, the alien may apply for the H-1B visa, admission, or a change of nonimmigrant status.
www.worldlawdirect.com /article/1363/About_H-1B_(H1B)_visas_--_FAQ.html   (716 words)

 ImmigrationProf Blog: New Mexico's Alien Land Law Repealed
The law, adopted in 1921, amended the New Mexico constitution to prohibit land ownership by all immigrants ineligible for citizenship.
This law formalized anti-Japanese immigration sentiment prevalent in the U.S. in the early 20th century.
P.S. The alien land laws were very popular in much of the West in the early twentieth century, when they were directed at Japanese (who were ineligible at the time to naturalize) farmers.
lawprofessors.typepad.com /immigration/2006/11/new_mexicos_ali.html   (426 words)

 Alien - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alien (computing), a program that converts between different Linux package distribution file formats
Alien (law), a person who is neither a native nor a citizen of the country of residence
Alien (signifier), use in literature and criticism as the embodiment of an outside perspective or the sense of the other
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alien   (246 words)

 Heather Mac Donald on Immigration on National Review Online
Their argument boils down to: "We are here, therefore we have a right to the immigration status we desire." Like the postmodern signifier, this legal claim refers to nothing outside of itself; it is, in the jargon of deconstruction, a presence based on an absence.
The consequences of this novel argument are not insignificant: the demise of nation-states and of the rule of law.
Therefore, the existing laws are void — simply because the illegal aliens and their supporters do not like them, not because Congress has decided to withdraw them.
www.nationalreview.com /comment/mac_donald200604170641.asp   (712 words)

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