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Editor's Comments of the Day
On May 25, 2000, the Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims heard testimony on the status of regulations implementing the "American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998." Sen. Jackson Lee noted that eighteen months had passed since the enactment of the legislation and expressed her hope that the hearing would shed light on the status of the regulations to implement it. Instead of enlightening the committee on the status of the regulations, testimony from the Coalition for Fair Employment in Silicon Valley simply called for the regulations to be issued. According to the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, "final decisions have not yet been reached on the content of this rule. We are working steadily, but cannot predict precisely how long it will take to complete the review process." Not even a light at the end of the tunnel.
Cases of the Day
BIA Denies Due Process Right to Full and Fair Hearing
In Singh v. INS, No. 98-70663 (9th Cir. May 25, 2000), the 9th Circuit found that the Board of Immigration Appeals denied Respondent's due process right to a full and fair hearing when it announced a new evidentiary standard for motions to reopen an order issued in absentia.
Case "Constructively Pending" When Order to Show Cause Issued
The Federal Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania held inSciglitano v. Holmes, No. 00-008 (E.D. Pa. May 23, 2000), that for purposes of relief under sec. 212(c) Petitioner's case was "constructively pending" when the INS issued and served the Order to Show Cause, not when it was filed with the Immigration Court.
Congressional News of the Day
Oversight Hearing on ACWIA Regulations
On May 25, 2000, the Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims heard testimony on the status of regulations implementing the "American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998" from the
Hon. Lamar Smith,
Hon. Sheila Jackson Lee,
, John Templeton,
, Frank Brehm
, John Spotila and
Dr. Philip Emeagwali.
Immigration and Naturalization Service Data Management Improvement Act of 2000
The Senate passed the "Immigration and Naturalization Service Data Management Improvement Act of 2000" which puts in place an "integrated entry and exit data system" based on data that the INS already gathers at ports of entry.
Family, Work And Immigrant Integration Amendments Of 2000
Sen. Graham introduces bipartisan immigration legislation to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to improve procedures for the adjustment of status of aliens, and to reduce the backlog of family-sponsored aliens.
Expressing Support For Increased Appropriations For The INS Omaha District Office
Rep. Bereuter urges his colleagues in the House of Representatives to consider requests outlined in an Omaha editorial and increase assistance to INS operations in Nebraska, Iowa and the interior region.
Rep. Mink Speaks in Favor of Permanent Resident Status For Parolees From The "Marcos Entourage"
Rep. Mink's comments regarding H.R. 4370 which would grant permanent resident status to Philippine citizens who were paroled into the United States on February 26, 1986, in order to travel to Hawaii with President Ferdinand Marcos and their family members.
INS News of the Day
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DOL News of the Day
New LCA FAX Number
The LCA FAX system has a new toll-free number for all areas: 800-397-0478.
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Immigration News of the Day
Rethinking the Economics of Immigration
Alan B. Krueger in The New York Times (registration required) gives and economic analysis of H-1B program and concludes that workers should be allowed to change jobs freely after they are admitted to the country, the Labor Department should be authorized to conduct random investigations of their employment conditions, and the INS should process applications for permanent, employment-based immigration more quickly, which would reduce the need for H-1B visas in the first place.
Unending Human Tide Flows North Into the U.S.
According to the Albuquerque Journal each month this year, the Border Patrol in Douglas, Arizona has made 20,000 or more apprehensions, with a record 31,000 in March, making the area the busiest in the nation.
The Rising Pressure Of Global Migration
Tony Hawkins in the Financial Times of South Africa writes in the year ahead, policymakers will find themselves forced to pay far greater attention to a politically explosive aspect of globalization - its impact on international migration.
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