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Editor's Comments of the Day
There is a call for the legalization of hundreds of thousands of undocumented laborers. The measure would benefit the aliens who are exploited by employers and domestic workers maintaining minimum employment standards. There is also a call for colleges and universities to monitor their foreign students for potential terrorists. Sound familiar? These articles are not about US immigration, but about South Korea and the Philippines respectively. The immigration issues that we think of as closely tied to US immigration law are actually global ones which must be addressed by every country.
Congressional News of the Day
Amendments to National Defense Authorization Act (S. 2549) Include Changes to the "Battered Immigrant Women Protection Act of 2000."
Sen. Biden's Amendment No. 3199 to the National Defense Authorization Act (S.2549) would amend the "Battered Immigrant Women Protection Act" to eliminate deportation/removal as a threat that keeps battered immigrant women and children in abusive relationships.
INS News of the Day
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Summer 2000 Legislative Highlights
Cyrus D. Mehta, Esq. provides a summary of the legislation pending in Congress effecting H-1Bs, INS Reorganization, IIRAIRA Reform, NACARA, Registry and Sec. 110.
Immigration News of the Day
Scrambling the Party Lines
The San Jose Mercury Sun comments on how both the Democratic and Republican parties are trying to find a successful way to subtly divest from their traditional views and reconcile themselves on the current foreign investment opportunities and immigration issues facing the US.
[In my view] Open the door to illegal workers?
An editorial in the Korea Herald calls for the Korean Ministry of Labor to formulate policies that allow undocumented workers to register and work legally as laborers so that their employers cannot mistreat them. The present system does not afford immigrants conditions equal to those of Korean workers.
Who Will Be Working to Pay your Retirement Benefits? Immigrants
An opinion piece in the San Jose Mercury News suggests that Americans are caught in a global change that promises to make millions of new immigrants indispensable for the continued economic well being of the entire developed world. The article proposes that the realistic options to counter the decrease in the population of developed countries are to have lots of children, retire in your late 70s, welcome many millions of immigrants or else substantially reduce the benefits received by the aged population.
BI to Schools: Screen Foreign Students
The Sun Star Network reports that Manila's Bureau of Immigration has urged school owners and administrators to carefully screen foreign applicants in a bid to foil terrorists disguised as students from entering the country. The agency has warned colleges and universities that sanctions await them if they accept foreign students without accreditation by the BI to admit aliens.
ILW.COM Highlights of the Day
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Excessive Time Requirements
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