In order to successfully combat the interconnected network of human trafficking, the Committee has suggested creation of Nodal Agency, State Agency and District Task Force Agency. It shall meet once in three months, to facilitate convergence, intelligence sharing, monitoring compliance, to oversee issues of cross border trafficking, repatriation of foreign nationals and shall also make policies in this regard. It shall conduct training programmes for police, rescue personnel and staff of shelter homes, affix responsibility when any stakeholder is found wanting in their response and also make suitable record of appreciation for reasons of accountability and better cohesion, said the report. … [Read more...] about NALSA submits report to SC on combating Human Trafficking; Recommends measures for victim-justice
Employment of foreign manpower act
Fourth, rather than barring Syrian and other refugees from entering individual states (as many of their governors have proposed), or admitting them with few if any restrictions and therefore free to roam at will, refugees who are suspected of being terrorists – or those which cannot confidently be vetted – could be required to wear an ankle GPS-based monitor which would alert authorities to their location (both in real time, and retroactively during any subsequent investigations), or provide an immediate warning if the device were removed. … [Read more...] about President Obama is Wrong on the Law; Trump Mostly Right On Muslim Ban
The first case, which settled this month for $10 million, was brought against manufacturer Dana Kay, Siouni & Zar, and their affiliates, whose clothes are sold under a variety of labels in well-known American stores such as J.C. Penny’s, Belk’s, Nordstrom’s, Lord & Taylor, Ann Taylor, and Dress Barn. The defendants allegedly accomplished their fraudulent scheme by utilizing two different sets of invoices for paying its overseas manufacturers, only one of which was submitted to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”), the agency charged with enforcing customs laws. The complaint further alleged that the defendants concealed greater amounts of duties owed as the cost of overseas labor increased, a practice that puts U.S. manufacturers at a competitive disadvantage and places U.S. jobs at risk. The employee who blew the whistle on this fraud, and brought a qui tam case under the False Claims Act, will receive a reward of $2.3 … [Read more...] about Customs Fraud Whistleblower Cases on the Rise
Professor Vladeck does not believe the stakes could possibly be so high. And in a war of choice in which only a few hundred detainees being held an ocean away from the front lines are permitted access to our courts, perhaps they are not. But how could the military possibly have defended hundreds of thousands of habeas petitions in the midst of World War II? With the witnesses to captures primarily being front-line soldiers still engaged in fighting, should we pull half of Easy Company out of Operation Market Garden to type up detention affidavits? With military intelligence attempting to secure mission-critical information that could turn the tide of war, should we allow their operations to be chilled and disrupted by a stream of discovery requests? And having disarmed enemy troops on the battlefield and placed them in detention camps where they can do no further harm, should we rearm them with legal causes of action that will consume significant time and manpower to defend, and … [Read more...] about Detention Policies: What Role for Judicial Review?
The proposed change has caused consternation among state motor vehicle bureaus and private employers who rely on the Form I-94 as evidence of non-immigrant alien status and employment eligibility, respectively. Changes to the regulations governing proper Form I-9 and E-Verify procedures, as well as to state motor vehicle bureau databases which link the verification of non-immigrant alien status to the Form I-94, will likely become necessary in the near future. In addition, the speedy implementation of paperless Form I-94 data gathering may run into statutory challenges such as the REAL ID Act, which precludes the use of a foreign government document to verify a foreign national’s immigration status, and administrative requirements across various U.S. government agencies. … [Read more...] about U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Announces Plans to Eliminate Form I-94