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Increasing number of LGBT asylum applicants are staying in U.S.

One year ago, the Nigerian Senate ignored criticisms from Western nations and formally passed legislation that makes homosexuality a crime. The Nigerian House is set to vote on the measure soon, which would additionally require family members to report any homosexual relationships involving their kin to the government. As a result of measures like this and forms of persecution sanctioned by other governments, an increasing number of LGBT global community members are seeking and being granted asylum in the United States.

U.S. Supreme Court contemplates important immigration issue

Whether immigrants have entered the country legally through a family or employment-based visa process or have entered the country illegally, certain behaviors on their part can prompt federal authorities to deport them. It is therefore critical that anyone affected by personal immigration to the United States understands what behavior can and cannot lead to deportation.

North Carolina activist promotes licenses for illegal immigrants

In 2006, North Carolina prohibited illegal immigrants from obtaining driver's licenses. Those who managed to get a license immediately before the General Assembly changed the law will see those licenses expire this year, however.

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