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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Illegal immigrants who have suffered from violent crimes sued the federal government Wednesday for failing to issue them protective visas approved by Congress several years ago. The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act, signed in 2000, created a visa category that would let victims of violent crimes who cooperate with law enforcement remain in the country and apply for permanent residency.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Illegal immigrants who have suffered from violent crimes sued the federal government Wednesday for failing to issue them protective visas approved by Congress several years ago. The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act, signed in 2000, created a visa category that would let victims of violent crimes who cooperate with law enforcement remain in the country and apply for permanent residency.
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October 29, 2000 | From Associated Press
President Clinton, noting that a woman is beaten in America every 12 seconds, signed legislation reinforcing the Violence Against Women Act by covering women abused by their boyfriends, helping battered immigrant women and attacking international traffic in human beings. The new law, he said in his weekly radio address Saturday, is "the most significant step we've ever taken to secure the health and safety of women at home and around the world." Domestic violence is the No.
OPINION
September 10, 2007
Since the collapse of comprehensive immigration reform this summer, legislators, including erstwhile reformers such as Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), have felt little compunction about pursuing enforcement-only measures while ignoring the 12 million illegal immigrants in this country. Now, the federal government is finally working on the other half of the reform equation. This fall, U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2005 | Lee Romney, Times Staff Writer
As concerns over human trafficking build nationwide, a California coalition is pushing what appears to be the most comprehensive state effort to combat forced labor. Proposed legislation that goes to the Assembly Appropriations Committee today would make human trafficking a felony offense in California and enable victims to sue their captors in state court years after they were freed.
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October 12, 2001 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While the U.S. government expands its campaign to find and freeze the assets of Osama bin Laden and his supporters, a line of thousands of terrorism victims already is forming to share in those financial spoils of war. They are Kenyans--blinded, maimed, orphaned or widowed by the 1998 embassy bombing that federal prosecutors have tied to Bin Laden, his lieutenants and operatives.
WORLD
September 26, 2002 | BARBARA DEMICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Directly across from the U.S. Army base known as Camp Casey is a warren of tiny streets lined with shops and nightclubs. The shops sell everything from sleeping bags to telephone calling cards to sequined bikinis. The nightclubs sell titillation, at the very least. With names like America, Vegas, Seattle, New York and USA, the clubs are geared to lonely and homesick GIs out for a night on the town.
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