Thursday, April 19, 2012

Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirements


According to the article below, more and more ex patriated Americans are giving up their citizenship because of the tax requirements imposed on them by U.S. tax laws.  Although the number giving up their citizenship is not astounding, the numbers have increased from approximately 500 in 2009, to almost 1800 this year.  Read the complete article:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/18/americans-renounce-citizenship-taxes_n_1435390.html

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Human Rights Violations Continue in Bahrain

Despite previous reports of reform in Bahrain, the following article reports that human rights violations continue to occur against anti-government protestors and detainees.  Read the full story below.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-17732168

Undocumented Immigrant Passes FL Bar Exam but Can't Practice Law

An undocumented immigrant that successfully completed the FL bar exam, is unable to be admitted to the state bar to practice law because of his immigration status.  Read the complete story below.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/16/undocumented-student-pass-bar-exam-florida_n_1429016.html?ref=latino-voices

San Antonio Military Base Used as Children's Shelter

Due to an increase in the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border into the U.S., a San Antonio Air Force base has been turned into a shelter to house the children.  According to the article below, the majority of the children are from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.  A smaller number of the children are from Mexico.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/18/immigrant-children-air-force-base-shelter_n_1431584.html?1334749309&ref=latino-voices

In Vitro Fertilization New Roadblock to U.S. Citizenship?

An interesting new twist on determining U.S. citizenship has come up in the case of a U.S. citizen living in Israel, who had in vitro fertilization.  The woman had twins whose citizenship was deemed to be in question because their biological connection to the U.S. could not be verified.  Read the complete story below.

http://global.christianpost.com/news/in-vitro-twins-citizenship-to-us-denied-73415/

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Guatemala May Speed up Adoptions by US Citizens

An article on the Huffington Post website, "Otto Perez Molina, Guatemala President, To Speed Up 350 Adoptions For U.S.," says the President of Guatemala is seeking to speed up adoptions that were suspended from 2007 because of a government issued decree. 

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/12/guatemala-president-to-sp_0_n_1421014.html