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Federal Register News of the Day
The INS Announces Meeting of District Advisory Council on Immigration Matters
The INS has established a District Advisory Council on Immigration Matters (DACOIM) to provide the New York District Director
of the Service with recommendations on ways to improve the response and reaction to customers in the local jurisdiction
and to develop new partnerships with local officials and community organizations to build and enhance a broader understanding
of immigration policies and practices. The 10th meeting of the DACOIM is scheduled for September 28, 2000, at 1 p.m. at the
Jacob Javitts Federal Building, 26 Federal Plaza, Room 537, New York, NY 10278.
Cases of the Day
Conviction for Transporting Illegal Aliens
In USA v. Pena-Gutierrez, No. 99-50057 (9th Cir. August 11, 2000) the court upheld Pena-Gutierrez's conviction for bringing into and transporting within the US illegal aliens. The Ninth Circuit found that even though the district court had erred on two counts the errors were harmless and Pena-Gutierrez failed to demonstrate either bad faith or prejudice by the government.
INS News of the Day
Conditional Grants of Asylum Made Final
The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) recently sent notices to aliens in the United States who had been granted
asylum conditionally from October 1, 1998, to March 18, 1999, based on their persecution or fear of persecution related to
coercive population control in their countries of origin informing them that they were now fully eligible for all asylum benefits.
ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day
Gary Endelman Takes A Long, Hard Look At The Chaos That Now Masquerades As Immigration Policy In This Country
Gary Endelman explains the immigration issues of IIRIRA and employment based immigration in a letter to presidential candidate George W. Bush.
Immigration News of the Day
16 Sierra Leone Soccer Players Seek Asylum in Norway
According to the Associated Press sixteen teen-age soccer players from Sierra Leone who disappeared from a tournament in Norway last week have requested asylum.
New INS Chief Gets Good Report
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Rosemary Melville will start work as district director of the Immigration and
Naturalization Service in Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina. Ms. Melville plans to meet with her staff to
figure out how best to balance the INS mission of providing services to legal immigrants while detaining and deporting illegal
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