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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
Register News of the Day
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.
of the Day
Court has Jurisdiction to Grant Habeas and Stay of Removal
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)
News of the Day
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.
Nonimmigrant Visa, and H.R.
3767, the "Visa
Waiver Permanent Program Act."
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,"
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.
News of the Day
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.
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
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
News of the Day
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
Highlights of the Day
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
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.
to the 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.