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Editor's Comments of the Day
"Help I'm Married to an Alien," writes a poster on the ILW.COM discussion board. Sylvie married someone from Israel. They filed for a green card and are scheduled for their interview is a couple of days. She relates their marital difficulties including that he lost his job, cleaned out their joint checking account and banished her from the bedroom. Sylvie asks for feedback. One response is that what she needs is not an immigration site, but a counselor. The discussion board thread is a potent reminder. Despite all the verbiage about the H-1B cap and delays at the INS, immigration is ultimately about people's lives.
INS News of the Day
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INS Releases Adjudications Statistics
An INS memo provides the adjudications statistics for the second quarter of FY2000 for naturalization, adjustment and green card renewal applications.
US-Portugal Agreement on Deportations
According to a White House press release the US-Portugal protocol agreed to includes more timely notification by US authorities on the deportation of Portuguese citizens who have committed crimes in the United States.
DOL News of the Day
US And Mexican Labor Secretaries Sign Consultation Agreements
Labor Secretary Alexis M. Herman and Mexican Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare Mariano Palacios signed two agreements addressing five submissions under the labor supplement to NAFTA. The issues focus mainly on the legal protections for migrant workers.
ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day
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Proposals For Amnesty
Cyrus D. Mehta, Esq. writes about the Clinton Administration's proposal to amend Section 249 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to allow certain aliens who entered the U.S. before 1986 to become permanent residents.
Immigration News of the Day
False Birth Certificates Let Immigrants Outwit System
The New York Times (registration required) exposes the little secret that for years has helped some illegal immigrants stay in the United States.
Immigrant Holdings Denounced
According to the Albuquerque Journal two national Hispanic advocacy groups criticized the armed detention of undocumented immigrants by ranchers along the US-Mexico border.
Mexican Consulate Planned for Omaha
The Associated Press reports the Mexican government plans to set up a consulate in Omaha that would serve Nebraska, Iowa and the Dakotas.
Busted: San Francisco Schools Must Pay up for Breaking Federal Labor Laws
A Department of Labor investigation found that the San Francisco Unified School District violated federal labor laws governing the hiring of foreign workers, according to SFWeekly.com
ILW.COM Highlights of the Day
Statue of Liberty
Look out for the Statue of Liberty, universal symbol for immigration, in the soon to be launched ILW.COM logo.
ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day
Help I'm Married to an Alien
A poster asks for help with her marital difficulties which may be attributable to cultural differences.
Letters to the Editor
A Cry for Help
Why must anyone who has served five years or more automatically be deported? Generally, the lengthier the sentence, the greater the hardship…. This is my cry for help. This is my three American-born son's cry for help….. It is also my naturalized American parents' and my American-born siblings' cry for help….
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