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Laws & Regulations. This section begins with an introduction about United States visa law and policy. The laws and regulations which control immigration and visa related matters are available below.

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Law of the Sea Convention

(8 days ago) Timeline 1958 Four Law of the Sea conventions are adopted. Following Senate approval, the United States ratifies these treaties in 1961. 1970 President Nixon’s Ocean Policy Statement proposes the negotiation of a new multilateral treaty setting forth a legal framework for the oceans, including provisions that would treat the resources of the deep seabed as the common heritage of […]

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U.S. Visa Law & Policy

(3 days ago) U.S. Visa Law & Policy. United States immigration laws enacted by Congress provide authority over immigration and visa related matters, including entry and exit of all travelers across the nation’s borders. Immigration laws, including the Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA) in Title 8 of the United States Code with amendments, as well as

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Leahy Law Fact Sheet

(Just Now) The State Department Leahy law was made permanent under section 620M of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, 22 U.S.C. 2378d. The U.S. government considers torture, extrajudicial killing, enforced disappearance, and rape under color of law as GVHRs when implementing the Leahy law. Incidents are examined on a fact-specific basis.

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Combatting Corruption and Advancing Rule of Law in …

(6 days ago) The Biden Administration envisions a Central America with stronger institutions, greater rule of law, improved security, and less corruption and impunity – a region where its citizens can live in peace and security, find work, and lead lives of dignity. Along with civil society and all branches of government, the private sector can and must

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Passports and International Megan's Law

(Just Now) International Megan's Law prohibits the Department of State from issuing a passport to a covered sex offender without a unique identifier, and it allows for the revocation of passports previously issued to these individuals that do not contain the identifier (22 USC 212b).The identifier is a passport endorsement, currently printed inside the back cover of the passport book, which reads: “The

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New Jersey Attorney Arrested on Assault Charges

(6 days ago) New Jersey Attorney Arrested on Assault Charges. Diplomatic Security (DS) special agents arrested Hackensack, New Jersey attorney Walter Nealy August 7, 2007. Nealy’s arrest was a result of his alleged assault on a DS special agent during …

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Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement

(5 days ago) Weak rule of law facilitates corruption and promotes a lack of confidence in institutions, opening the door for foreign malign influence. INL’s work with partner nations is designed to help reduce crime, promote public safety, and ensure that citizens of those countries have access to a functioning and fair justice system. This requires

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Digest of United States Practice in International Law 2020

(1 days ago) The Office of the Legal Adviser publishes the annual Digest of United States Practice in International Law to provide the public with a historical record of the views and practice of the Government of the United States in public and private international law. The complete 2020 Digest is …

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Sanctions on Individuals Undermining the Rule of Law in

(6 days ago) Their actions undermined the rule of law and principles of good governance. Today’s action is being taken pursuant to Executive Order 13441. The United States is levying sanctions on these individuals in solidarity with the Lebanese people, who have long demanded accountability, transparency, and an end to endemic corruption.

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2020 Report on U.S. Government Efforts to Combat

(3 days ago) Law enforcement, service providers, survivors, and advocates have warned about the increasing number of people vulnerable to exploitation by traffickers due to the instability, isolation, and lack of access to critical services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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UNIFORM CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION AND …

(5 days ago) article harmonize the law on simultaneous proceedings, clean hands, and forum non conveniens. Second, this Act provides in Article 3 for a remedial process to enforce interstate child custody and visitation determinations. In doing so, it brings a uniform procedure to the law of interstate enforcement that is currently producing inconsistent

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Dominican Republic

(4 days ago) The law requires that at least 80 percent of non-management workers of a company be Dominican nationals. Exemptions and waivers are available and regularly granted. The law provides for severance payments, which are due upon layoffs or firing without just cause. The amount due is prorated based on length of employment.

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Visa Bulletin For October 2021

(3 days ago) Pursuant to Section 102 of Division I, Title I of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Public Law 116-260), the non-minister special immigrant program expires on September 30, 2021. No SR visas may be issued overseas, or final action taken on adjustment of status cases, after midnight September 29, 2021.

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International Law Enforcement Academies (ILEAs)

(5 days ago) Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. The work of the five ILEAs sponsored, funded, and administered by INL is an important part of the interagency U.S. effort to combat international crime. The ILEAs advance the anti-crime effort through building the capacity of foreign criminal justice partners of the United States.

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Office of Treaty Affairs

(3 days ago) The Office of Treaty Affairs provides guidance on all aspects of U.S. and international treaty law and practice. The Treaty Office also maintains the U.S. Treaty Archives.

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2021 Hong Kong Policy Act Report

(5 days ago) The law created four broad categories of offenses: secession, subversion, terrorist activities, and collusion with a foreign country or external elements, which includes “provoking hatred” against the PRC or Hong Kong governments. The NSL also grants the NPCSC, rather than Hong Kong courts, the authority to interpret the NSL.

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About Us – Bureau of International Narcotics and Law

(3 days ago) The Bureau of International Narcotics Matters (INM) was created in 1978 to reduce drug trafficking into the United States from Latin America. INM’s mission soon expanded beyond combating drugs to supporting stabilization efforts in the Balkans, and to fighting corruption and transnational crime around the world. To reflect its expanded mission, INM was re-established as […]

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Intellectual Property Enforcement

(6 days ago) The Office of International Intellectual Property Enforcement (IPE) represents the genius of America to the world. Reflecting America’s imagination, intellectual property is the lifeblood of our economy. The Office of Intellectual Property Enforcement (IPE) advocates for the effective protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) around the world. The IPE team works

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2021 Trafficking in Persons Report

(5 days ago) Law enforcement officers were unable to conduct proper investigations and interviews with individuals to obtain the necessary evidence to prosecute human trafficking cases. When investigations and prosecutions did proceed, the coordination of extra safety precautions that met the victims’ and the prosecution team’s level of comfort further

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U.S. Government Fact Sheet on Female Genital Mutilation or

(4 days ago) Violation of the law is punishable by up to 5 years in prison, fines, or both. There is no exception for performing FGM/C because of tradition or culture. Cutting and other procedures that injure the female genital organs of a girl under 18 are prohibited under U.S. law. What Are the Immigration Consequences of Violating the Laws Against FGM/C?

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Digest of United States Practice in International Law

(6 days ago) The Office of the Legal Adviser publishes the annual Digest of United States Practice in International Law to provide the public with a historical record of the views and practice of the Government of the United States in public and private international law. Following a hiatus from 1989-1999, publication of the Digest recommenced with calendar […]

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9 FAM 102.8 FAMILY-BASED RELATIONSHIPS

(8 days ago) 9 FAM 102.8-2 (E) Legitimated Child. (CT:VISA-1272; 05-03-2021) a. For a child to qualify under INA 101 (b) (1) (C), a “legitimated child” must meet the following criteria: (1) The child must be legitimated under the law of the child’s residence/domicile or under the law of the father’s residence/domicile;

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Democratic Republic of the Congo

(Just Now) The law also provides for the right of most workers to conduct legal strikes. It is against the law, however, for police, army, directors of public and private enterprises, and domestic workers to strike. The law gives administrative authorities the right to dissolve, suspend, or deregister trade union organizations.

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International Treaties & Agreements

(5 days ago) Private international law is the body of conventions, model laws, national laws, legal guides, and other documents and instruments that regulate private relationships across national borders. These multi-lateral treaties include: Hague Apostille Convention; Hague Evidence Convention; Hague Service Convention; Hague Child Abduction Convention

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Practicing Law in the Office of the Legal Adviser

(Just Now) A copy of the applicant’s law school transcript and a list of three academic or professional references must accompany the application; a cover letter is also welcome. Please submit applications on line to [email protected]gov, or fax to 202-485-8650. Office of the Legal Adviser. L/EX Room 5.600, SA-17.

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NICARAGUA 2020 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT

(7 days ago) Although the law prohibits such practices, cases of torture were well documented, and public officials intentionally carried out acts that resulted in severe physical or mental suffering for the purposes of securing information, inflicting punishment, and psychologically deterring other citizens from reporting on the government’s

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UKRAINE 2020 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT

(5 days ago) Law enforcement agencies continued to investigate killings and other crimes committed during the Euromaidan protests in Kyiv in 2013-14. Human rights groups criticized the low number of convictions despite the existence of considerable evidence. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human

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Treaties and International Agreements

(4 days ago) Treaties and other international agreements are written agreements between sovereign states (or between states and international organizations) governed by international law. The United States enters into more than 200 treaties and other international agreements each year. The subjects of treaties span the whole spectrum of international relations: peace, trade, defense, territorial …

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9 FAM 301.1 ISSUANCE AND REFUSALS OF VISAS BASED ON LAW

(8 days ago) 9 FAM 301.1-2 Adjudication Decisions Based on Law, Regulations. (CT:VISA-1190; 12-21-2020) You may approve visas for immigrants and nonimmigrants who demonstrate that they qualify for visa classification and who are not subject to a law that would make them ineligible for a visa. (1) Legal Basis for Issuance, Refusal: In accordance with INA 221

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IRAN 2020 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT

(2 days ago) the law also provides for the death penalty in cases of conviction for “attempts against the security of the state,” “outrage against high-ranking officials,” moharebeh (which has a variety of broad interpretations, including “waging war against God”), fisad fil-arz (corruption on earth, including apostasy or heresy, see

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What is Modern Slavery

(5 days ago) The use of children in commercial sex is prohibited under U.S. law and by statute in most countries around the world. Sex trafficking has devastating consequences for children, including long-lasting physical and psychological trauma, disease (including HIV/AIDS), drug addiction, unwanted pregnancy, malnutrition, social ostracism, and even death.

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Deputy Secretaries of State, 1972-2005

(8 days ago) Creation of Position: Congress created the position of Deputy Secretary of State in the Foreign Relations Authorization Act of 1972, approved Jul 13, 1972 (Public Law 92-352; 86 Stat 490), to replace the Under Secretary of State as the second ranking officer in the Department.

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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1961–1963, Volume

(8 days ago) This access arrangement was concluded in connection with the research of volumes for the 1961-1963 triennium and in order to enlarge the scope of coverage as required by the 1991 law. Department of State and CIA historians continue to work out the procedural and scholarly aspects of identifying the key portions of the intelligence record.

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Role of Community Policing in Building Confidence in

(5 days ago) Community policing is a philosophy, a management style and an organizational strategy that promotes police-community partnerships and problem-solving strategies to address the root causes of crime and fear, the relationship between the community and law enforcement, as well as other community issues.

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Fact Sheet: Diplomatic Immunity

(8 days ago) Fact Sheet: Diplomatic Immunity . Prepared by the U.S.Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser, January 13, 1997 Background. Diplomatic immunity is a principle of international law by which certain foreign government officials are not subject to the jurisdiction of local courts and other authorities.

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