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Editor's Comments of the Day
In an effort both to provide ample time for eligible Hondurans and Nicaraguans to re-register for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and to prevent potential gaps in employment authorization while such individuals wait for their applications to be processed, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) today announced an extension of the re-registration filing date to July 5, 2000 and an extension of the expiration date of the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) to December 5, 2000. The announcement also includes instructions for initial late registration. Only Hondurans and Nicaraguans in the United States prior to December 30, 1998, are eligible. The INS was unclear on what evidence it required for these cases and took almost a year to adjudicate some of the initial applications. Hopefully they will be able to adjudicate these petitions before the expiration of the EADs.
Federal Register News of the Day
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs; U.S.-China Youth Exchange Initiative: Pilot Project; Notice: Request for Proposals
The Youth Programs Division, Office of Citizen Exchanges, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition to award one grant for the US-China Youth Exchange Initiative: Pilot Project. The goal is to develop a J-1 youth exchange program that would link schools and communities in China and the US.
Cases of the Day
"Term of Imprisonment" Refers to Actual Sentence Imposed
In Alberto Gonzalez v. INS, No. 97-70473 (9th Cir. June 6, 2000), the 9th Circuit reaffirmed its prior holding that "AEDPA's sec. 440(d) bar of discretionary relief previously afforded by INA sec. 212 (c) should not apply to aliens whose deportation proceedings were pending when AEDPA became law." The Court also held that for crimes involving an aggravated felony the phrase " for which the term of imprisonment [is] one year or more" refers to the actual sentence imposed by the judge rather than the potential sentence that the judge could have imposed.
Congressional News of the Day
Amendment to Section 110 of IIRAIRA sent to President
The "Immigration and Naturalization Service Data Management Improvement Act of 2000" which amends the entry/exit requirements of section 110 of IIRAIRA has been enrolled in the House and sent to the President.
Senate Committee on the Judiciary to Consider Mother Teresa Bill
The Senate committee on the Judiciary is scheduled to consider S. 2406, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide permanent authority for entry into the United States of certain religious workers.
Sen. Wellstone Joins Feinstein
Sen. Wellstone has joined Sen. Feinstein as a cosponsor of S. 2586, a bill to reduce the backlog in the processing of immigration benefit applications and to make improvements to infrastructure necessary for the effective provision of immigration services.
INS News of the Day
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News Release: INS Extends Temporary Protected Status for Hondurans and Nicaraguans
The INS has extended of the re-registration dead line for temporary protected status for Hondurans and Nicaraguans to July 5, 2000, and extended the expiration date of the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) to December 5, 2000.
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Immigration News of the Day
War of Nerds Looms: Canada, US Do Battle for Top High Tech Talent
The Montreal Gazette states that high-tech foreign workers will be the new hot point of contention between Canada and the US if Congress introduces legislation to increase the H-1B quota.
New Anti-Terrorist Measures May Draw Fire From Foreign Students
CNS News reports that the National Commission on Terrorism, after a six-month study, is recommending that the federal government closely monitor all foreign students in the US in order to assist in combating terrorism.
U.S. Workers Can't Afford Smith's Farmworker Bill
Oregon Live argues that without enforcement of our immigration laws limiting entry and requiring deportation of illegal aliens, farmworkers will face a constant oversupply of labor, keeping their pay low.
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