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Editor's Comments of the Day
According to an article in The New York Times Chinese authorities in the area near the border with North Korea have been rounding up undocumented aliens who have crossed over the border illegally. For economic reasons North Koreans swim across the Tumen River, take low paying jobs to survive and try to avoid apprehension. The similarities to the situation along the US-Mexican border are clear. Of course, there are differences. Mexicans removed from the US are not likely to face persecution for having tried to leave the country and better their economic situation. Still, it is a reminder that the issues involved in immigration are global and economic conditions are a driving force for migration around the world.
Federal Register News of the Day
Comment Request on N-600
The INS is extending for 30 days the period for public comments on the information collected on the Application for Certificate of Citizenship N-600.
Comment Request on N-643
The INS is extending for 30 days the period for public comments on the information collected on the application for certificate of citizenship on behalf of an adopted child N-643.
Cases of the Day
11th Circuit Declines to Review Removal Order
In Galindo v. INS, No. 99-11424 (11th Cir. May 26, 2000), the 11th Circuit determined that it did not have jurisdiction to hear review a removal order which challenged the constitutionality of AEDPA § 440(d), because AEDPA § 440(d) was not applied to bar INA § 212(c) discretionary relief.
INS News of the Day
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INS Issues Revised Memo on Travel with H or L Status and Advance Parole
The INS has released a memorandum that supersedes and amends the March 14, 2000 memorandum on dual intent for H-1 and L-1 nonimmigrants with pending applications for adjustment of status.
INS Office of Internal Audit (OIA) 1999 Annual Report to Commissioner
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The annual report to the INS Commissioner provides an overview of INS responsibilities and accomplishments for 1999 as mandated by Federal Regulations to promote economy, efficiency and effectiveness.
DOS News of the Day
DOS Warning on DV Visas
The Department of State warns that due to heavy demand and the allocation of 5,000 diversity lottery visas to the NACARA program it is likely the all the available visas will be used before the end of the fiscal year.
ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day
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Immigration News of the Day
Mexican Presidential Candidate Attacks U.S. Ranchers Over Immigration
According to CNN.com, Mexican ruling party Presidential Candidate Francisco Labastida pledges to protect Mexican migrants looking for work in the US.
Border War on Crime Overwhelms Federal Courts, Jails
The Los Angeles Times reports that the increase in federal law enforcement along the US-Mexico border has led to overcrowded prisons and increased delays in the justice system.
Beijing Steps Up Effort to Expel Illegal North Korean Immigrants
The New York Times (registration required) writes that hundreds of thousands of hungry North Koreans have sneaked into China illegally, and the Chinese police in recent months have sharply increased their efforts to expel them.
ILW.COM Highlights of the Day
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ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day
Chat with Ismael Laher, Esq.
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