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Congressional News of the Day
Senate Passes S. 2812, Naturalization Waiver of Oath
The Senate passed S. 2812 which amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide a waiver of the oath of
renunciation and allegiance for naturalization of aliens having certain disabilities.
Markup of H.R. 238, to Amend Sec. 274 of the Immigration and Nationality Act
The House of Representatives, Full Committee on the Judiciary will meet on July 25 and 26, 2000 to markup H.R. 238
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 to amend title 18 to provide
enhanced penalties for persons committing such offenses while armed.
INS News of the Day
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Immigration News of the Day
An article in lvcitylife.com discusses the attempts of the Republican Party to capture Hispanic votes in the Las
Vegas area. The author writes that even though George W. Bush has a Hispanic nephew, it will take more than a
Texan marginal fluency in Spanish to bring the majority of Hispanics under the GOP tent.
Airport Dentist Crucial to INS Gatekeeping
The New York Times (registration required) reports that INS agents single out illegal immigrants who appear to be older than their
paperwork indicates and take them to see a dentist under contract to the INS. Dental and bone X-rays, in the
view of the INS, are one of the most reliable ways of determining an immigrant's age.
Critical Conditions: Physicians Educated Abroad Work in Low-Paying Jobs as They Struggle to Get Certification
According to the Detroit Free Press, many foreign physicians face disheartening situations with the significant
changes in America's physician work force. Job opportunities for foreign physicians have shrunk and the
competition for coveted residency positions is fiercer than ever.
"Wet Foot" Policy Fuels Smuggling
USA Today reports that the speed with which Cuban Baseball player Andy Morales returned to the US reveals much about
both the boldness of the alien smuggling operations and the special status Cuban nationals have in the eyes of
US immigration law. All a Cuban migrant need do, under a policy known as "wet foot/dry foot," is step onto dry
land in US territory and he can stay.
ILW.COM Highlights of the Day
Immigration Information in Spanish
Read the new addition to immigration information in Spanish.
ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day
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Chat with INS Officer Linda Major-Dodd on August 1, 2000, 9 p.m. ET.
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