Update on Immigration-related Amendments to the House Budget Bill

February 22, 2011

The last week the House has been debating a budget bill to keep the government open for the remainder of the year (ending September 30). The US budget is always from October 1 thuough September 30 the following year. Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) introduced last week H.R. 1, commonly referred to as the continuing resolution…

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U.S. Pushes to Ease Technical Obstacles to Wiretapping

October 19, 2010

WASHINGTON — Law enforcement and counterterrorism officials, citing lapses in compliance with surveillance orders, are pushing to overhaul a federal law that requires phone and broadband carriers to ensure that their networks can be wiretapped, federal officials say. The officials say tougher legislation is needed because some telecommunications companies in recent years have begun new…

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