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Crime and punishment in American immigration

USA - January 26 2011 In 1882, the same year that Robert Ford killed the famous outlaw Jesse James, the U.S. Congress passed a new Immigration Act that imposed a 50 cent tax upon immigrants to fund the cost of regulating immigration and gave federal authorities the power to deny entry to "convicts…lunatics and persons likely to become public charges."

Lacey Act amendments: implications for organizations with global supply chains

USA - October 16 2009 The Lacey Act, amended as of May 22, 2008, makes it unlawful to import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire, or purchase in interstate or foreign commerce any plant or plant product that was illegally sourced from a U.S. state or tribal land or any foreign country.

Harvey Jay Cohen, Jacob A. Manning, Kurt R. Hunt, Michael W. Hawkins, Richard D. Porotsky Jr..

U.N. convention regarding carriage of goods by sea signed by nineteen states

Global - October 16 2009 The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea ("the Rotterdam Rules"), which has opened for signatures since September 23, 2009, has enjoyed widespread support and has already been signed by 19 states, including the United States.

Harvey Jay Cohen, Jacob A. Manning, Kurt R. Hunt, Michael W. Hawkins, Richard D. Porotsky Jr..

Directorate of Defense Trade Controls releases guidelines for preparing electronic agreements

USA - October 16 2009 The U.S. State Department Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) has released new guidelines for submitting agreements to the DDTC for review and adjudication.

Harvey Jay Cohen, Jacob A. Manning, Kurt R. Hunt, Michael W. Hawkins, Richard D. Porotsky Jr..

Homeland security issues over 650 I-9 audit notices in one day -- what this means for employers

USA - July 2 2009 Yesterday, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") issued 652 I-9 Audit Notices of Inspection ("Notices") to employers across the country.

Gregory P. Adams, Lindsay L. Chichester.