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Right to be Deported
v. INS, No. 00-3775, (E.D. Pa. August 29, 2000),
the court ruled Petitioner's writ of mandamus legally
frivolous. The court found that the Immigration and
Nationality Act does not provide detainees with a private
right of action against the Attorney General or officials
of the INS to compel or expedite deportation.
News of the Day
Tries Spy Tactics to Stop Human Smugglers
According to the Christian Science Monitor, the success
of the INS in shutting down illegal entry points in major
urban areas has forced smugglers to cooperate with one
another and form sophisticated networks. In response,
the INS is changing its approach in apprehending by breaking
out the wiretaps and sending in the undercover agents.
With its new tools, the INS will likely resemble a hybrid
of the anti-Mafia techniques of the FBI and the drug-war
policies of the Drug Enforcement Agency.
Youths Sentenced in Beating Death of Immigrant
The New York Times reports that three young German neo-Nazis
were convicted of murder for beating an African immigrant
to death, and one of them was sentenced to life imprisonment,
the heaviest punishment under German law.
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to the Editor
Your comments pointing out the progressive steps being
taken by Iowa regarding the recruitment of immigrants
are quite interesting. Your observation that "[T]he bureaucratic
complexities of exempting the state from the quotas or
per-country limits on immigration are almost impossible
to imagine" is an overstatement. I am an immigration attorney
with a business and corporate immigration law practice
in Northern New Jersey. One particular area of our practice
is obtaining waivers for Foreign Medical Graduates ("FMG")
on J-1 visas who are subject to Section 212(e) of the
INA. Over the past decade we have seen a dramatic transformation
in the legislation in this area of the immigration practice
to the point where it now appears to be the case that
if an FMG is willing to serve for 5 years in a Health
Shortage Professional Area ("HPSA") or a Medically Underserved
Area ("MUA"), then the INS may be willing to grant a waiver
of the two year home residency requirement and grant the
FMG a green card. Perhaps the Iowans can come up with
a national template that could be designated as the "State
2000 program" (analogous to the CONRAD State 20 Program)
and offer two thousand visas on an annual basis to "essential
workers" (or others) who agree to work for a designated
period of time, in a designated area of the State, in
a State designated occupation. Is such a program so hard
to imagine? This information is offered merely as an observation
and does not necessarily represent the position/opinion
of the firm.
David H. Nachman, Esq.
Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.