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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
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August 14, 2000
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Editor's Comments of the Day

Please take a look at our new articles page. We have tried to make the page easier to read and more attractive. We encourage the submission of articles related to immigration from those whose lives have been affected by immigration. Please send articles to editor@ilw.com. You do not have to be a lawyer to submit an article. Paralegals, foreign student advisors, human resources managers, advocates for migrants and refugees and those who have experience immigration are all invited to contribute. Immigration is not about laws, it is about people's lives.


Congressional News of the Day

Conyers Bill to Restore Fairness to Immigration
The text of H.R. 4966, Rep. Conyers's "Restoration of Fairness in Immigration Law Act of 2000," has been released. The bill 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.


DOS News of the Day

Croatian Refugees Returned
According to a Department of State press release the US will be contributing an additional $4.5 million to non-governmental organizations that help returning refugees and internally displaced persons in Croatia. By supporting minority returns, the US and the international community are reversing the "ethnic-cleansing" that tore apart the former Yugoslavia and horrified the world in the 1990s.


Immigration News of the Day

Leader's Request Presents Dilemma for US
According to USA Today the Clinton administration is facing a potentially explosive decision on granting political asylum for the leader of one of China's largest spiritual groups. Beijing vehemently insists that Zhang Hongbao, who is the founder of a spiritual movement known as Zhong Gong, be returned to China on the basis that he is wanted on possible criminal charges.

INS Steps Up Efforts to Deport Foreign-Born Criminals
The Sun-Sentinel reports that the Immigration and Naturalization Service said it is stepping up effort to send foreign-born criminals out of the country in order to change the public perception of what immigration law enforcement is all about and to protect the public. Immigrant advocates criticize what they consider a rigid double standard for punishing people born outside the US.


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