Immigration law: Biden wants to remove this controversial word from US laws

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But the symbolic significance is huge.

Biden’s proposed bill, if passed, would remove the word “alien” from US immigration laws, replacing it with the term “noncitizen.”

The term “illegal alien,” long decried as a dehumanizing slur by immigrant rights advocates, became even more of a lightning rod during the Trump era — with some top federal officials encouraging its use and several states and local governments taking up measures to ban it.
“The language change on the first day of this administration, with Kamala Harris the daughter of immigrants, to me it’s not just symbolic…it’s foundational,” says Jose Antonio
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Zion Williamson wins case against ex-marketing agent seeking $100M

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A federal judge in North Carolina has ruled in favor of New Orleans Pelicans player Zion Williamson in a case concerning a contract he terminated with a Florida-based marketing agent who is seeking $100 million in damages from the former Duke star.

U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, ruled on Wednesday that marketing agent Gina Ford’s contract with Williamson was void because Ford was not a licensed agent in the state at the time she met with Williamson and because the contract did not comply with key requirements outlined by the state’s sports agent law, the Uniform

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Federal appeals judges suggest SCOTUS should allow states to ban ‘eugenics’ abortions

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A Jan. 5 federal appeals decision is getting some attention because of concurrences suggesting that the U.S. Supreme Court should revisit its abortion decisions.

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at St. Louis cited precedent when it banned enforcement of two restrictions on abortions in Arkansas. The precedent bars states from preventing abortions before viability.

But two judges wrote concurrences saying the time is right for the Supreme Court to reevaluate the viability standard set

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Martin Keatings ready ‘for the dawn’ as Section 30 legal challenge goes to court

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INDEPENDENCE supporters are used to the phrase “now is not the time”, but as the Court of Session convenes today and tomorrow to hear the People’s Action on Section 30, they may be allowed the opportunity to shake off Downing Street’s patronising rejection.

Martin Keatings, convener of Forward as One, launched the legal action to prove that Scotland does not need approval from Westminster to hold indyref2 and has lodged almost three dozen pages of legal arguments backing his claim.

Over the next two days Lady Carmichael will hear from counsel for both sides before making a decision that will

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Biden to propose pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants in post-inauguration plan.

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The centerpiece of the plan from Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris is the eight-year pathway, which would put millions of qualifying immigrants in a temporary status for five years and then grant them a green card once they meet certain requirements such as a background check and payment of taxes. They would be able to apply for citizenship three years later.

To qualify, immigrants must have been in the United States as of Jan. 1, a move meant to blunt any rush to the border.

Beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — which granted key protections

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