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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
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Gary Endelman, Esq., Columnist
Joel Stewart, Esq., Columnist
JUNE 30, 2000
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Editor's Comments of the Day
Federal Register News of the Day
Cases of the Day
Congressional News of the Day
INS News of the Day
Immigration News of the Day
ILW.COM Highlights of the Day
ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day
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Editor's Comments of the Day

Check out the new Advocacy page. ILW.COM will host your immigration related advocacy site for free. Benefits include preferential listing on the Advocacy page and the use of a chat room to conduct moderated chats. For details contact webmaster@ilw.com. We also have a list of links to Advocacy sites. Our desire is provide a platform of discussion and exchange of information on immigration issues. Visiting the sites on the list will give you a sense of the breadth of topics related to immigration - everything from more visas for high-tech workers, reunification of families split by harsh immigration laws to basic human rights of refugees. Most likely you will find some sites which advocate a position with which you disagree. Let this stimulate you to post on the discussion board, write a letter to the editor…or start your own advocacy group.


Federal Register News of the Day

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Request for Proposals: College and University Affiliations Program
The Department of State announces an open competition for an assistance award program. Accredited, post-secondary educational institutions meeting the provisions described in IRS regulation 26 CFR 1.5019(C) may apply to pursue institutional or departmental objectives in partnership with foreign counterpart institutions.

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Request for Proposals: Curriculum Development in International Convention and Conference Management at Meio University, Okinawa, Japan
Department of State announces an open competition for an award program to assist Meio University, Okinawa, Japan, in strengthening its curriculum in convention and conference management in ways that will contribute to long-term international development goals and to building closer US-Japanese relations in Okinawa. Programs must comply with J-1 visa regulations.


Cases of the Day

11th Circuit Holds "Term of Imprisonment" Refers to Term Imposed
In US v. Maldonado,No, 98-00540 (11th Cir. June 26, 2000), the Court held that the the phrase "term on imprisonment" in sections 101(a)(43)(F) and (G) of the Immigration and Nationality Acts refers to the sentence imposed and not the time actually served.

BIA Grants Asylum Based on Credible Evidence of Past Persecution and Well Founded Fear of Future Persecution
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In In re S-A-, Int. Dec. 3433 (BIA June 27,2000), the BIA ruled that a woman with liberal Muslim beliefs established by credible evidence that she had suffered past persecution and has a well founded fear of future persecution at the hands of her father on account of her religious beliefs.


Congressional News of the Day

Oversight hearing on "Evaluating the Religious Worker Visa Programs"
Testimony presented to the House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims during the June 28, 2000, oversight hearing on "Evaluating the Religious Worker Visa Programs" includes statements from Lamar Smith, Mildred Patterson, John Brennan, Thomas Cook and Jess Ford.


INS News of the Day

ILW.COM invites the submissions of correspondence about matters of immigration law from government agencies. Submissions may be published. Please send to editor@ilw.com.

Professional Conduct for Immigration Practitioners - Rules and Procedures
A fact sheet from the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) outlines major provisions of the recently amended regulations concerning professional conduct for attorneys and other representatives (practitioners) who practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Immigration Courts, and the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and answers certain questions that may arise among prospective complainants and practitioners.

Department of Justice Adopts Final Rule Concerning Professional Conduct for Immigration Practitioners
The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) and the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) have jointly published a final rule for investigating complaints and conducting disciplinary proceedings against attorneys and other representatives (practitioners) who practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Immigration Courts, and INS. The final rule was published in the Federal Register on June 27, 2000, (at 65 FR 39513) and will become effective July 27, 2000.

INS Announces Successful Settlement of a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Lawsuit
INS announces the resolution of a lawsuit relating to Temporary Protected Status applications filed by some Hondurans prior to August 20, 1999. INS has elected to extend the same settlement to Nicaraguans. The Service also reminds TPS re-registration applicants of the approaching July 5th deadline.


ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

ILW.COM invites the submission of articles about immigration law from attorneys, paralegals, foreign student advisors, human resources personnel, scholars and those whose lives have been effected by the laws.Please send articles to editor@ilw.com.


Immigration News of the Day

Russia Has More Illegal Immigrants
The Washington Post reports that Russia has seen an influx of hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants, mostly from poor Asian countries, since the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union and this number is increasing due to the weakening of formerly strict borders.

Immigrants Gambling with Death
An opinion piece in the Miami Herald points out that there may be possible policy alternatives which could make a difference in avoiding immigrant tragedies like Dover and these tragedies are a reminder of how badly immigration reform is needed.

H-1B Visas? Use the Internet Instead?
Interactive Week suggests the use of the Internet as a method to access necessary "intellectual capital" without moving people across geographic boundaries and as a solution to the shortage of highly skilled technology workers.


ILW.COM Highlights of the Day

Answers to Immigration Questions
Find an answer to your question in a transcript from a chat with an attorney. http://www.ilw.com/chat/transcripts.shtm


ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Marriage to US Citizen
Did you come to the United States through marriage to a US citizen? How did the INS handle your case? Share your experience on the discussion board .


Letters to the Editor

We encourage correspondence on any immigration related matters and comments on the ILW.COM site. Send letters to editor@ilw.com. Letters may be edited for clarity, legal and space considerations, and may be published and otherwise used in any medium.


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