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Editor's Comments of the Day
Rep. Smith has been successful in getting H. R. 4227, his version of a solution to the
H-1B problem, past
the House Committee on the Judiciary. The Dreier-Lofgren bill, H.R. 3983, enjoys broader support among
those in the information technology field. For one person's opinion on how our legislative system works see Andres
Benach's article "Democracy, The Congress, and Immigration Law." Now is the time to contact your
Representative in Congress and make your views known. Those whose lives are most directly effected by these bills,
the hundreds of thousands of people working in the United States with H-1B visas and those who aspire to work here,
probably have the least influence. Do not let this stop you from voicing your opinion, but also urge your employers,
whose votes and campaign contributions make them more likely to be listened to, to get involved.
Congressional News of the Day
Smith Bill Passes Judiciary Committee
H.R. 4227, Rep. Smith's Technology Worker Temporary Relief Act, was approved May 18, 2000, by the House Committee on the Judiciary. The vote was 18-11 in favor of reporting the bill to the full House.
House Debates Traficant Amendment
Debate on the floor of the House concerning the Traficant Amendment which would allow the Border Patrol to request assistance from members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.
INS, DOL and DOS News of the Day
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ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day
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Democracy, The Congress, And Immigration Law
Andres Benach of the law offices of Cyrus D. Mehta comments on Rep. Lamar Smith's performance as chairman of the Chairman of the Immigration Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives.
Immigration News of the Day
Americans' Simplistic Perspectives
Yeh Ling Ling writing for the Union Tribune points out the inconsistencies in America's handling of immigration and calls for reform of immigration policy.
Immigrant Families No Strangers To INS
The Seattle Times exposes the warrantless arrests by INS agents and the agency's failure to protect children.
ILW.COM Highlights of the Day
Read All About us in Today's Newspaper
The Friday May 19, 2000, issue Indian Reporter and World News a weekly publication from Chicago, is carrying a
comprehensive article on ILW.COM- The Immigration Portal.
ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day
Marriage During Waiting Period
If a couple evades a state law requiring a six-month period after a divorce before marriage by marrying in another state, will the marriage be recognized by the INS? Join the discussion!
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