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Congressional News of the Day
Rep. Conyers Introduces "Restoration of Fairness in Immigration Law Act of 2000"
Rep. Conyers has introduced the "Restoration of Fairness in Immigration Law Act of 2000," H.R. 4966. According
to the summary of the bill prepared by Rep. Conyers' office it would reverse many of the changes made by IIRIRA
including restoring judicial review, allowing discretionary waivers for minor felonies, reducing the length of bars
to inadmissibility, making 245(i) permanent, restoring discretionary determination for voluntary departure,
and eliminating time limits on asylum applications.
Senate Invokes Cloture on Treasury And General Government Appropriations Act, 2001
The Senate voted to close debate on the appropriations bill for the Treasury Department, the United States Postal
Service, the Executive Office of the President, and independent agencies, for the fiscal year ending September
30, 2001. Remarks included discussion of the H-1B bills and
S. 656, the Liberian Immigration Fairness Act
(relevant portions highlighted).
Sens. Leahy, Wellstone, Daschle Added as Cosponsors to S. 2912
At the request of Sen. Kennedy, Sen. Leahy, Sen. Wellstone and Sen. Daschle were added as cosponsors of S. 2912,
a bill to remove certain limitations on the eligibility of aliens residing in the United States to obtain
lawful permanent residency status.
Memorial of Legislature of Alaska to Amend IIRAIRA Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
A memorial of the Legislature of the State of Alaska memorializing Congress to amend IIRAIRA to exempt Canadian
citizens who enter at land border crossing stations between the US and Canada from the requirements Sec.110.
INS News of the Day
This is the third in a series of four decisions regarding the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program provided by
Katherine Lorr, Business and Trade Services Branch, Office of Adjudications provided
to Stephen Yale-Loehr.
INS Questions Documentation For Designation under Pilot Program
The INS Business and Trade Services Branch, Office of Adjudications found a number of deficiencies in
a proposal for designation as a regional center under the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program including
failure to clarify the geographic location, focusing on the domestic market rather than exports, and
failure to comport with accepted methodologies for economic forecasting.
ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day
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Immigration News of the Day
Immigration Rules Relaxed for Entrepreneurs
According to the Financial Times, an effort to boost e-commerce and to attract entrepreneurs, particularly in
science and technology areas, will relax Britain's immigration rules.
San Salvador Police Chief Urges US Not to Deport Gang Worker
The Los Angeles Times reports that the police chief of San Salvador joined local politicians and activists in
fighting the deportation of Alex Sanchez, a reformed gang member and car thief, who was turned over to federal
immigration officials by the Los Angeles Police Department after he testified on behalf of a teenager accused
of a fatal shooting.
Grow: Leahy Leaves Void in Outreach to Latino Community
An article in the Star Tribune discusses the resignation of a young priest who revived a church in Minneapolis by
reaching out to the Hispanic community. He became a leader of Hispanic causes such as fighting for fairer
immigration laws and dignity for workers.
ILW.COM Highlights of the Day
Priority Dates for California Service Center
If you have filed for your green card with the Western Service Center and are anxious when it will be issued visit
Priority Dates for California Service Center.
ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day
Deportation of Inmates Convicted of A Felony
A poster on the discussion board asks, "do you know of any instances where an inmate convicted of a felony was
allowed to stay in the US upon release?" Share your experience and lend support to other visitors to the site.
Letters to the Editor
My family has been trying to migrate to the US, Canada, Australia and we have come to the conclusion that only the rich can
migrate to these countries. First there is the cost of the forms, then the non-refundable, high processing fees and
many other expenses. In most developing countries, salaries are low and corruption is rampant. Which means that an
honest, hard working salaried worker can never have the funds necessary to migrate even if he/she meets all the other
requirements. Further, most of the people who migrate have got their wealth through corrupt means (tax evasion, bribes
etc). So it seems that the countries mentioned above, are admitting a lot of corrupt people because they are rich.
What will be the result of this policy? Only time will tell.
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