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Editor's Comments of the Day
In his new column
Immigration and Geopolitics in the Digital Age Gary Endelman, Esq. writes, "just as great nations competed for raw materials in the era of industrial growth, so international relations in the digital age will increasingly be marked by a global competition for high technology talent. This struggle will be most obvious in the world's most advanced economies with the lowest fertility rates and consequently the greatest need for immigration. The line between immigration and geopolitics will slowly fade. Once viewed as a purely a domestic problem, employment-based immigration will move center stage over time and become a core component of national foreign policy." As the need for skilled labor grows the fact that migration patterns are driven by economic factors will become the basis for determining immigration policy.
Federal Register News of the Day
Comment Request for I-175 Application for Nonresident Alien's Canadian Border Crossing Card
Notice of additional 30-day period for comments on the information collected on the I-175 form for the Application for Nonresident Alien's Canadian Border Crossing Card. Comments will be accepted until July 14, 2000.
Comment Request for Form I-129W H-1B Data Collection and Filing Fee Exemption
Notice of additional 30-day period for comments on the information collected on
I-129W H-1B Data Collection and Filing Fee Exemption, Petition for Nonimmigrant Filing Fee Exemption. Comments will be accepted until July 14, 2000.
Request For Comments on Choice of Address and Agent for U.S. Department of State Immigrant Visa Applicants
60-day notice of proposed information collection on the Choice of Address and Agent for U.S. Department of State Immigrant Visa for all immigrant visa principal applicants.
Request For Comments for Form I-129 Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker
Notice of additional 30-day period for comments on the information collected on the I-129 Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker. Comments will be accepted until July 14, 2000
Cases of the Day
6th Circuit Lacks Jurisdiction to Review BIA
In Pulice v. INS, No. 98-4497(6th Cir. June 13, 2000), the 6th Circuit found it did not have jurisdiction to review a final order of the Board of Immigration Appeals, but Respondent was free to pursue his claims on habeas review.
Case Pending When OSC Issued
Consistent with its earlier ruling in Sciglitano v. Holmes, No. 00-008 (E.D. Pa. May 23, 2000), the District court ruled in Bury v. Reno, No. 99-2906 (E.D. Pa. June 9, 2000), that for purposes of 212(c) relief a case is considered to have been pending if the Order to Show Cause was issued prior to the enactment of AEDPA.
BIA To Hear Oral Arguments in Chicago, Illinois
A panel of three members of the BIA, Lauren Mathon, Neil P. Mather andAnthony C. Moscato, will hear oral arguments in five pending cases. The hearings will be held on June 16, 2000, in the Parsons Memorial Courtroom at the District Court, 219 S. Dearborn, 25th Floor, Chicago, IL at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Congressional News of the Day
Sen. Durbin Added as Cosponsor
At the request of Mr. Reid, Sen. Durbin of Illinois was added as a cosponsor of S. 2407 which advances the registry date for aliens.
INS News of the Day
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Immigration and Geopolitics in the Digital Age
Attorney Gary Endelman comments on how the changes of US immigration policy are becoming an extension of a computer-based economy on which our role as a world leader depends. Mr. Endelman observes that employment - based immigration will move center stage and become a core component of national foreign policy.
Immigration News of the Day
License Red Tape Plagues Immigrants
The Augusta Chronicle details the difficulties encountered by illegal immigrants in obtaining drivers licenses.
New Laws See More In State Deported
According to the Detroit New the number of immigrants deported from Michigan has more than doubled in the past five years, largely because of get-tough laws mandating expulsion of immigrants convicted of felonies
Taxpayers Debate Noncitizens' Care
Roughly two-thirds of the mothers were listed on Harris County Hospital District records as undocumented immigrants, indicating they were in the United States illegally. As those children start their new lives, there is new life to the sensitive issue of taxpayers' providing free or discounted medical care to poor noncitizens according to the Houston Chronicle
Cost of Educating Immigrants
The Los Angeles Times reports that the federal government properly has rejected the grandstanding demand of the Anaheim Union High School District to bill foreign governments for educational costs.
ILW.COM Highlights of the Day
ILW.COM Demonstrates Its Unique Case Tracking Application at the Annual AILA Conference!
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ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day
Replacement Of Green Card After 10 Years
Can someone who has lived abroad for the past five year apply for a renewal of a green card? Read the responses and add your experiences.
Letters to the Editor
Help for Spouse of US Citizen
I am very pleased with what I find on your sight. Working independently, I am trying to help a few Honduran and Mexican friends. What is the best approach to help with the following:
Mr. X. is a naturalized citizen from Mexico. He married a Honduran woman in Hon. who is now pregnant. He has been trying hard to get her to the US. Their baby is due in September. Shall I contact my Senator for help with the paperwork (which always needs clarification on one more form which my friend forgot?) I filled out the form with and for him today which he will mail to his wife who will take it to a lawyer in Honduras who will take it to the US Embassy.
Rev. Gerald L. Niece
Retired Presbyterian Minister
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