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A newcomer’s guide to gun violence in America

August 6, 2012 by app2usadvisor  
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We are neither experts on guns nor on violence, but that is what makes this article interesting. Gun violence is a pervasive and serious problem in the US and it is not going to be solved anytime soon, because of lack of political will and strength of [...]

What can we learn from Rajat Gupta case?

June 15, 2012 by app2usadvisor  
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Rajat Gupta is a US citizen of Indian origin and an alumnus of IIT Delhi and Harvard Business School. He is a business executive who was the managing director (chief executive) of management consultancy McKinsey & Company from 1994 to 2003 and a business leader in India and the [...]

International student Ravi found guilty in Rutgers webcam spying case

March 17, 2012 by app2usadvisor  
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Dharun Ravi, 20, a former Rutgers University undergraduate student accused of spying on and intimidating his gay roommate by use of a hidden webcam was found guilty Friday of all counts — including invasion of privacy and the more severe charges of bias intimidation — in a case that [...]

Tri Valley University case – facts about the ankle monitors

February 4, 2011 by app2usadvisor  
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In the last few days, we are flooded by emails from concerned Indian students, especially from Hyderabad about the use of ankle monitors on some of the Tri Valley Students suspected of visa related fraud. Hyderabad is consistently one of the top three cities in the world for the [...]

Tri Valley University case: analysis and learnings

February 2, 2011 by app2usadvisor  
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According to a reputable California newspaper Mercury News, Pleasanton, California-based Tri-Valley University is called a ’sham’ by federal agencies and is facing closure. Direct quotes from the news report:
“According to the complaint, more than 95 percent of students were from India. For more than half of them, the university [...]

Arizona Immigration Law

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This post is about the controversial Arizona Immigration Law arizona immigration law sb1070, formally known as Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act of 2010. Before we proceed, let us make this clear that this is one of the most controversial pieces of legislation enacted in the US [...]

Getting a State Identification Card at the Driving Licence Office

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Since most people understand what is a driver / driving license, let us begin by explaining what is a state issued ID card. In almost all states of the US, the same office that issues driving license, issues an identification card, which contains the holder’s photograph and is valid [...]

Identity theft in the USA – how students can protect themselves

January 21, 2010 by app2usadvisor  
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Identity theft is one of the biggest and fastest growing crimes in the US. It involves stealing and misuse of your personal information like date of birth and social security number. That information in turn is used to open fake accounts so that the victim ends up owing [...]