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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
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Gary Endelman, Esq., Columnist
Joel Stewart, Esq., Columnist
May 26, 2000
Contents:
Editor's Comments of the Day
Federal Register News of the Day
Cases of the Day
Congressional News of the Day
Immigration News of the Day
ILW.COM Highlights of the Day
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Letters to the Editor
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Editor's Comments of the Day

The House Committee on the Judiciary has heard testimony on the "Secret Evidence Repeal Act of 1999" which is intended to ensure that no alien is removed, denied a benefit under the Immigration and Nationality Act, or otherwise deprived of liberty, based on evidence that is kept secret from the alien. Rep. Campbell, one of the co-sponsors of the bill, observed, "the right to confront your accuser, hear the evidence against you and secure a speedy trial are fundamental tenets of the American justice system. This violates our deepest faith in the right to due process, and violates our democracy's most sacred document, the United States Constitution." A commitment to justice requires justice for all. It does not tolerate a double standard of secret evidence which results in an America with justice for some.


Federal Register News of the Day

Civic Education Curriculum Development and Teacher Training Program for Romania
The Humphrey Fellowships and Institutional Linkages Branch of the Office of Global Educational Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for a J-1 program for the Civic Education Curriculum Development and Teacher Training Project for Romania.


Cases of the Day

Remand to BIA for Consideration of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Where Agency Failed to Provide Record
In Ontiveros-Lopez v. INS No. 97-70752 (9th Cir. May 24, 2000) the petitioner's motion to reopen was denied by the Board of Immigration Appeals for failure to provide the necessary documents. The 9th Circuit held that the Board abused its discretion when it ignored counsel's declaration of his diligent but fruitless efforts to obtain the documents from the previous attorney and the administrative tribunal.


Congressional News of the Day

House Committee on the Judiciary Holds Hearing on "Secret Evidence Repeal Act of 1999"
On May 23, 2000, the full committee of the House Committee on the Judiciary heard testimony on the "Secret Evidence Repeal Act of 1999" from Chairman Henry Hyde, Hon. Tom Campbell, Hon. David E. Bonier, Bo Cooper, Gregory T. Nojeim, Prof. David Cole, Hany Kiareldeen, Nahla Al-Arian, Bruce Ramer, Thomas Homburger, Steven Emerson and Stephen Flatow.


ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

ILW.COM invites the submission of articles about immigration law. Please send articles to editor@ilw.com.


Immigration News of the Day

INS Memo to Prosecutors Called Despicable
The Atlanta Constitution Journal reports on a memo from the Atlanta office of the INS which depicts an agency eager to deport even legal immigrants convicted of petty crimes like shoplifting.


ILW.COM Highlights of the Day

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Our site is extremely useful to students on F-1 visa and J- 1 visas. We would like to make the wealth of information we have known to thousands of students and foreign student advisors. Please talk about us to your fellow students, or write to us at communication@ilw.com and we will provide you with flyers to post on your college bulletin boards.


ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Answers to Your Immigration Questions
Join the chat with Laurence Johnson, Esq., on Friday, May 26, 2000, at 9:00 p.m. EST. Mr. Johnson will answer questions on all aspects of immigration law.


Letters to the Editor

Comments on Forms

INS asks for comments on new forms but does not attach the proposed forms, so how can we comment? Daniel Aharoni, Esq.

Editor's Response: Forms can be obtained from Mr. Richard A. Sloan, 202-514-3291, Director, Policy Directives and Instructions Branch, Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Department of Justice, Room 5307, 425 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20536.

We encourage correspondence on any immigration related matters and comments on the ILW.COM site. Send letters to editor@ilw.com. Letters may be edited for clarity, legal and space considerations, and may be published and otherwise used in any medium.


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