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Editor's Comments of the Day
The White House has jumped into the H-1B debate by putting forth a proposal which would raise the cap to 200,000
for fiscal years 2001, 2002 and 2003, reserve a percentage of H-1Bs for individuals holding a master’s or higher
degree and raise the fee to $2000 ($3000 for H-1B dependent employers as defined in ACWIA). The proposal calls
for extending the attestation requirements and DOL investigative authority granted under ACWIA throughout the
cap increase-through the end of fiscal year 2003. The Administration also supports the extension of NACARA to
allow nationals of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Haiti to apply for adjustment of status and advancing
the registry date to January 1, 1986. Read the proposal here.
Cases of the Day
New Mexico District Court Grants Summary Judgment Against INS
In Yu v. Brown, No. CIV 97-1491 MV/WWD, The New Mexico District Court granted a summary judgment motion
against the INS. The Court found that a 1997 amendment to the definition of special immigrant juvenile does not
apply to applications filed prior to the time the amendment was enacted into law.
Congressional News of the Day
Rep. Hastings of Washington Calls for Repeal of Sec. 110
Rep. Hastings of Washington calls for a repeal of sec. 110 of IIRAIRA witch mandates an automated entry/exit
system at the borders.
INS News of the Day
J. Scott Blackman Named New Eastern Regional Director
J. Scott Blackman, who has been Acting Eastern Regional Director since March 1999, has been named
Robert S. Coleman, Jr., Named District Director for Seattle
Robert S. Coleman, Jr., former Deputy District Director for Seattle and Acting District Directory since
December, has been District Director of the Seattle Office.
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Taming the Tiger by Gary Endelman
In the latest of his “As I See It” articles Gary Endelman, Esq., warns those whose motto is
“Green Cards Not Guest Workers” to be careful or they might just get what they ask for.
Immigration News of the Day
Why Opening The Mexican Border Makes
Joe Rodriguez explains in the San Jose Mercury News why increasing immigration
from Mexico to the United States would benefit both countries.
Appeals Court Will Decide if Elian Can Be
ABC News reports on the hearing before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and what may lie
ahead in the Elian Gonzalez saga.
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Comment on “60 Days Left and Many Immigration
Bills to Pass"
In the article titled, “60 Days Left and Many Immigration Bills to Pass,” the authors imply that
reinstating 245(i) will help with the INS adjudications backlog. Please note that a few years ago
Congress mandated that the penalty fee associated with 245(i) be deposited in the Breached Bond Detention
Fund Account instead of the Immigration Examinations Fee Account. Thus, this fee does not have a direct
impact on INS' adjudications backlog.
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