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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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