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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
Nina Manchanda, Esq., Assistant Legal Editor
Marc Ellis, Esq., Chat Transcripts Editor
October 3, 2000
Contents:
Editor's Comments of the Day
Federal Register News of the Day
Cases of the Day
Congressional News of the Day
INS News of the Day
Immigration News of the Day
ILW.COM Highlights of the Day
ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day
Letters to the Editor
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Editor's Comments of the Day

ILW.COM serves as a platform for the exchange of immigration information on many levels. With the introduction of our case tracking application we hope to facilitate communication between aliens, employers and immigration attorneys. For people with cases pending at the INS one of most frustrating things is the feeling of helplessness during months of waiting. The case tracking application allows attorneys' offices to contact people instantly by e-mail when there is a change in the status of a case. For people with a case pending we hope that this application will give you greater peace of mind by helping you feel better informed of the status of your case. For attorneys we hope this will cut down on the number of phone calls from people asking about status as they come to have confidence that they will receive an e-mail whenever something happens in the case. ILW.COM's case tracking application may not make the INS process cases any more quickly. It will make communication easier.


Federal Register News of the Day

Extension of Designation of Montserrat Under TPS Program
The INS issued a notice to extending the designation of Montserrat under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program until August 27, 2001. Eligible nationals of Montserrat may re-register for TPS and an extension of employment authorization during the 30-day re-registration period that begins October 2, 2000.


Cases of the Day

District Court has Jurisdiction to Grant Habeas and Stay of Removal
In Woo v. Reno, No. CCB-00-2630 (Md. Sept. 20, 2000), the court found it had jurisdiction to granta writ of habeas corpus under both IIRIRA's transitional and permanent rules, and stay the removal of a petitioner pending his application for relief. (Courtesy of Laurence F. Johnson and Ron Richey)


Congressional News of the Day

Senate to Vote on H-1B Visa Bill and Visa Waiver Legislation
On Tuesday, at 10 a.m., Senate is scheduled to vote on final passage of S. 2045, H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa, and H.R. 3767, the "Visa Waiver Permanent Program Act."

Committee on the Judiciary to Markup H.R. 5285 and H.R. 5293
On October 3, the House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims, is scheduled to mark up H.R. 5285, the "Serious Human Rights Abusers Accountability Act of 2000," H.R. 5293, which would improve provisions relating to inadmissibility and detention of, and cancellation of removal for, aliens who have committed crimes, and to consider INS reports for private relief bills.


INS News of the Day

Deferred Enforced Departure Extended for Liberians
In response to President Clinton's announcement extending Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for qualified Liberians until September 29, 2001, the INS has made an announcement. Under DED, approximately 10,000 Liberians in the US as of September 29, 2000, will be protected from removal for one year and will be eligible to receive employment authorization in the US.

INS Questions and Answers on Deferred Enforced Departure Extended for Liberians
The INS has issued a list of frequently asked questions and answers pertaining to the deferred enforced departure for Liberians.

Presidential Determination on FY 2001 Refugee Numbers
In a Press Release the President announced his determination on FY 2001 refugee admissions numbers and authorizations of in-country refugee status pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act.


Immigration News of the Day

Fewer Visas, and More Dreams Dashed
The Boston Globe reports that a Russian woman, who was not granted a tourist visa so that she could attend her daughter's wedding in Boston despite pleas from two US senators, appears to be part of a growing list of people around the world denied entry into the US because the State Department believes they'll end up staying here illegally.


ILW Highlights of the Day

ILW.COM Launches Case Tracking Application
Now you can track your case online anytime once your attorney enters it in the Case Tracking Application.


ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Special Chats!
On Wednesday, October 18, 2000, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (New York) time Linda Dodd-Major, Acting Director of DOJ/INS Office of Business Liaison, will answer questions on employment-based immigration. Canadian immigration attorney Catherine Kerr will answer questions on Wednesday, November 1, 2000, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. Mark your calendars now.


Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,
As a teacher of ESL and Citizenship classes for primarily Latino populations I am flabbergasted by the lack of knowledge expressed regarding selective service laws. I was taking a poll the other day as to who was aware of selective service requirements. Most, apparently, are not. Can you tell me the method through which permanent residents are informed of this law? Something is being missed.

Thanks,
Pat


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