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Editor's Comments of the Day
In US v. Pacheco-Medina the 9th Circuit held that to be convicted of being found in the United States after having
been deported, the alien must make an entry. Pacheco was deported to Mexico and two days later was observed by a
surveillance camera climbing the international boundary fence. He ran past a Border Patrol Agent, but was apprehended a
lmost immediately. He was convicted of "at any time [being] found in" the United States after having once been
deported from this country. 8 U.S.C. S 1326(a). He appealed the conviction on the grounds that because he was never
free from official restraint, in legal contemplation he had not even entered the United States. The 9th Circuit
analyzed the concept of entry in the context of immigration law and agreed finding that physical presence is not
enough to be "found in" the United States.
Cases of the Day
Alien Must Enter to be "Found in" United States
In US v. Pacheco-Medina, No. 99-50414, (May 16, 2000), the 9th Circuit holds that to be convicted of being found in the United States after having been deported, the alien must make an entry.
Congressional News of the Day
Passes Bill to Aid Persian Gulf Evacuees
The House passes a bill to allow the adjustment of status of 54 families and individuals who provided a safe-haven for Americans caught unaware when Iraq invaded Kuwait, and hid them in their homes against Iraqi retaliation when the United States intervened militarily in Kuwait.
Senate Judiciary Committee Schedules "Bring Them Home Alive Act of 1999"
The Senate Judiciary committee has added to its agenda the "Bring Them Home Alive Act of 1999" which would grant refugee status to nationals of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, China, or any of the independent states of the former Soviet Union
who personally delivers into the custody of the United States Government a living American Vietnam War POW/MIA.
INS News of the Day
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Notice of Termination not Required
In a letter to Richard Steel, Esq., of Steel Rudnick & Ruben, the Branch Chief, Business and Trade Services states that there is no requirement that an employer notify the Service of the termination of an employee on whose behalf a petition has been filed.
ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day
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To Seek a Newer World: How the Quota System Can be
Changed to Serve the US Economy
Gary Endelman, Esq. proposes a business immigration system designed to help business grow and prosper including visas not based on place of birth but on occupational category.
Immigration News of the Day
The Other Immigration Showdown:
Farmers, Labor Clash Over Bill to Add Foreign Workers
Law.com comments on legislation pending in Congress which would increase the number of agricultural workers
allowed to enter and eventually gain permanent resident status.
ILW.COM Highlights of the Day
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ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day
Chat with Franco Capriotti
Ask Franco Capriotti, Esq., your immigration questions Thursday, May 18, 2000 at 9:00 p.m. EST.
Letters to the Editor
IIRAIRA 1996/97 Biased Law Against Immigrants
Please educate your readers about this law and how this law is destroying peoples' lives. We are talking about real people who are human beings. We are talking about the people whose rights are being demolished by this inhumane law. Please write about it. Please help.
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