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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
Nina Manchanda, Esq., Assistant Legal Editor
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Gary Endelman, Esq., Columnist
Joel Stewart, Esq., Columnist
July 18, 2000
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Federal Register News of the Day
Cases of the Day
Congressional News of the Day
INS News of the Day
DOS News of the Day
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Immigration News of the Day
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Editor's Comments of the Day

After several weeks of relative inactivity on immigration matters, the House is scheduled to hold hearings on several immigration bills. Both the House and the Senate have yet to take action to provide for additional H-1B visas. Substantive legislation often is attached to appropriations bills in the end-of-fiscal-year rush to pass spending bills. Now is the time to contact your representatives in the House and Senate and make your voice heard.


Federal Register News of the Day

Comment Request for Proposed Rule for Occupational Education Programs
The Bureau of Prisons is proposing to amend its regulations on occupational education programs in order to exclude, with certain exceptions, inmates currently under an order of deportation, exclusion, or removal. The Immigration and Naturalization Service will be responsible for informing the Bureau when an inmate/detainee's designated country of removal will not accept his return. Comments are due by September 15, 2000.


Cases of the Day

Beating by Unknown Assailants not Necessarily "on Account of" Political Opinion
In Kozulin v. INS, No. 99-70162 (9th Cir., July 14, 2000), the Circuit Court found that there was substantial evidence to support the Immigration Judge's and the Board of Immigration Appeal's denial of asylum for failure to establish that any persecution he may have suffered was "on account of" political opinion.. The applicant had been beaten but did not know his attackers and attributed the beating to a letter he had written accusing his superior of theft.


Congressional News of the Day

Mark Up of H.R. 2883, the "Adopted Orphans Citizenship Act"
On July 19, 2000, the House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary will mark up H.R. 2883 , the "Adopted Orphans Citizenship Act," which would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to confer US citizenship automatically and retroactively on certain foreign-born children adopted by citizens of the United States.

Mark Up of H.R. 238, to Amend Sec. 274 of the Immigration and Nationality Act
The House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary will mark up H.R. 238 on July 19, 2000 which would amend section 274 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to impose mandatory minimum sentences, and increase certain sentences, for bringing in and harboring certain aliens and will amend title 18, United States Code, to provide enhanced penalties for persons committing such offenses while armed.

Legislative Hearing of H.R. 3038, the "Battered Immigrant Women Protection Act of 1999"
The House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims will hold a legislative hearing on H.R. 3038, the "Battered Immigrant Women Protection Act of 1999," on July 20, 2000. The bill would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to modify procedures and provide special rules for battered spouses and children.

INS Should Not Deport the Mart Family to Romania
Rep. Darlene Hooley argued in the House of Representatives that the INS has done a great injustice to the Mart family by denying their application for political asylum, despite credible evidence that they faced retribution from the Romanian government if they returned home, and by denying the Marts' application under the Diversity Visa program on a technicality.

Amendment SA 3848 to the "Marriage Tax Penalty Relief Reconciliation Act of 2000"
Amendment SA 3848 to H.R 4810, proposed by Sen. Kennedy and cosponsored by Sen. Rockefeller, would amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to permit states to expand coverage under the Medicaid program and provide optional coverage of legal immigrants and SCHIP to parents of enrolled children.


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.

Jurisdiction Over Asylum Applications in Hawaii and Guam Shifts From San Francisco Asylum Office to Los Angeles
The INS has announced that effective July 24, 2000, Asylum Office jurisdiction over the State of Hawaii and the Territory of Guam will transfer from the San Francisco Asylum Office to the Los Angeles Asylum Office and the address where asylum applicants should mail their applications has been changed from the Nebraska Service Center to the California Service Center.


DOS News of the Day

August Visa Bulletin
The August visa bulletin shows advances in most family and employment based categories as well as a statistical breakdown for foreign state chargeability of those registered for the DV-2001 program.


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.

AAO Strikes Back Against Service Center's Irrational H-1B Denial
Cyrus D. Mehta, Esq. analyzes the recent decision of the Administrative Appeals Office in Matter Of Shanmukam, and its effect on H-1B petitions for computer professionals.


Immigration News of the Day

Hard Life, Little Hope for Farmworkers
An opinion piece in the San Jose Mercury News provides a look at the various problems and solutions facing unskilled farmworkers.

The Limits of Immigration
An article in Newsweek discusses the policies of Mexico's new president elect and concludes that there are many areas where Vicente Fox and the next US president can cooperate to their mutual advantage, but higher Mexican immigration is not one of them.


ILW.COM Highlights of the Day

Attorney Updates On-line
ILW.COM Attorney members can now update their description on the ILW.COM default page on-line. If you haven't already received your username/password write to webmaster@ilw.com.


ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Help! I Married an Alien!
Are you a US citizen who married someone from another country? Were you successful in brining your spouse to the United States? Share your experience on the Discussion Board.


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