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Editor's Comments of the Day
The National Association of Foreign Student Advisors (NAFSA) hosted a panel discussion titled "They Can't Go Home Again: Undocumented Aliens and Access to U.S. Higher Education" at the National Conference San Diego, California May 31, 2000. The participants were Ellen Badger Director, International Student and Scholar Services Binghamton University (SUNY), Binghamton, NY, Bob Ericksen, Director, International Education and Exchange California State University Fullerton, CA, and Stephen Yale-Loehr, Co-author, Immigration Law and Procedure Adjunct Professor, Cornell Law School of Counsel, True, Walsh & Miller, Ithaca, NY. The transcript of the discussion focuses on the legal and ethical issues surrounding undocumented aliens in higher education.
Cases of the Day
"Continuous Physical Presence" for Cancellation of Removal Under IIRAIRA
In Rivera-Jimenez v. INS No. 97-9513 (10th Cir., June 2, 2000), the 10th Circuit held that the BIA incorrectly used the prior INA "brief, casual and innocent," definition in determining continuous presence to find the petitioners' deportable after a two week absence from the US instead of applying the "any period in excess of 90 days or for any periods in the aggregate exceeding 180 days," definition provided in IIRAIRA.
INS News of the Day
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Information on the Disposition of Naturalization Cases and on Courtesy as a Factor in Employee Performance Appraisals
The General Accounting Office in a letter to Rep. Judy Biggert gives the results of its inquiry into the disposition of naturalization cases from the Chicago District Office that were lost at the Nebraska Service Center in 1997 and 1998, and whether INS employee performance appraisals include a dimension pertaining to the courteousness with which staff provide service to customers.
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Immigration News of the Day
Labor Offers Support To Immigrant Amnesty
According to the Chicago Tribune, confronted by sagging membership rolls, union leaders have come to view immigrants as a huge new reservoir of workers to bring under labor's umbrella. Union participation in a new amnesty movement marks a turnaround for organized labor, which vehemently opposed the amnesty in 1986 out of fear immigrants would steal jobs and drive down wages.
Schools Face Hurdles Hiring From Abroad
The Austin American Statesman reports that while the debate in Congress about the H1-B's has focused almost entirely on the Silicon economy, it has a bearing on the wider public. School districts across the state and nation that have turned to the visas as a last resort for years now say they are less attainable.
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