January 24, 2001 |
Born in Argentina, Anthony Maturano came to the United States when he was 8. His family settled in Paterson, N.J., where he developed an interest in law by translating legal documents for his parents and their friends. Then he developed another interest, first at West Chester University and then at Temple University Law School. "I also wanted to help people," said Maturano, 40. Maturano, who now lives in Blue Bell, has a legal practice in Kennett Square, where he specializes in immigration law. While he also handles personal injury claims and does criminal defense, many of his cases involve helping Hispanic immigrants achieve legal status.
February 21, 2001 |
A Bucks County Court judge said yesterday that he wanted to hear from another youth-offender program before he decides whether a 14-year-old Morrisville boy who stabbed a young mother to death should be tried as an adult. In the second round of testimony on Kareem Watts' legal status, Judge Kenneth G. Biehn listened to a string of officials from juvenile facilities across the state in an effort to deliver a ruling that would serve Watts' needs and public safety. Wearing ankle and wrist shackles, a gray sweatshirt and khaki pants, Watts stared ahead throughout the hearing and said nothing.
October 1, 1993 |
The Senate Judiciary Committee backed away yesterday from voting on a bill that would strip baseball of its antitrust exemption, saying it wants to hold more hearings. Committee chairman Joseph Biden (D-Del.,) did not set a date for the hearings and said a vote on the bill might be put off until early next year. "Nobody should go away from here thinking they have escaped the bullet," said Sen. Alan Simpson (R., Wyo.). "The owners must beware. They must take heed of what is going on here," said Sen. William Cohen (R., Maine)
November 28, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Two Senate Republicans on Tuesday unveiled their version of the Dream Act, stalled legislation that would provide a path to legal status for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants, many of whom have spent most of their lives in the United States. The bill introduced by Sens. Jon Kyl of Arizona and Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas was the latest effort by Republicans to show they are serious about tackling the immigration issue after their poor showing among Hispanics in the Nov. 6 election.
December 10, 2010 |
A showdown was expected in the U.S. Senate yesterday on a bill designed to give young undocumented immigrants the chance to earn legal status if they pursue college or the military, but Senate leaders decided to postpone the vote. The so-called DREAM Act passed in the House Wednesday night, 216-198. In a statement yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said "The Senate will move to the House-passed version of the bill later this month.
September 6, 1988 |
Poland's Communist authorities say they will not restore legal status to Solidarity in its present form and that Lech Walesa, leader of the banned trade union, must change his attitudes. A senior Polish official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said opposition was emerging in the Communist Party to dealing with Walesa. "There are some people who are saying, 'Hell, again this stupid fool Walesa,' " he said. The authorities, faced last month with Poland's worst wave of strikes in seven years, held talks with Walesa on Aug. 31. It was the first such contact since 1982.
May 7, 2009
FURTHERMORE ... Editorial, in effect, was a call for open borders It may sound reasonable to offer illegal immigrant children in-state college tuition. It may even sound reasonable to offer legal status after two years of college or military service to these children, as you proposed in your editorial ("They're not going away," Friday). However, if you wish to propose such a policy, be honest about the result. Because legal immigrants may sponsor their parents for legal status, outside the immigration quota system, this would effectively end the current immigration system.
June 17, 2011 |
NASHVILLE - The Southern Baptist Convention approved a new resolution at its meeting in Arizona this week advocating a path to legal status for illegal immigrants, in a move that policy leader Richard Land described as "a really classic illustration of gospel love and gospel witness. " The resolution passed Wednesday also calls on Southern Baptists to minister to all people and to reject bigotry and harassment toward all people, regardless of their country of origin or immigration status.
March 22, 2013 |
CAIRO - A panel of judges Wednesday recommended the dissolution of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist group from which President Mohammed Morsi hails, arguing it has no legal status. The recommendation is not binding but is significant given accusations by the opposition that the Brotherhood's leadership is the real power behind Morsi. The president and the Brotherhood have repeatedly denied the accusations. The recommendation was made to a high administrative court that is expected to rule later this month on the Brotherhood's legitimacy.
January 24, 2002
A serious outbreak of the virus anti-Americanus appears to have infected European leaders and media over the alleged mistreatment of al-Qaeda and Taliban prisoners at the Guantanamo base in Cuba. . . . Victims seem to lose all capacity for judging facts, context or proportion. Volleys of accusations of American wrongdoing, each more hyperbolic than the last, stifle any rational debate and make rebuttals useless. . . . A collective cappuccino break across the Continent may be in order, to regain some grip on reality.