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Cases of the Day
Reno Proper Respondent in Habeas Case
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v. Comssioner of INS, No. 00 Civ. 2412 (RWS)(S.D.N.Y. Oct. 30, 2000), the court allowed the Petitioner to amend his
petition to name the Attorney General finding that she is a proper respondent in a
detained alien's habeas corpus proceeding.
Congressional News of the Day
The House passed S. 3239 which
provides 100 special immigrant visas per year for international broadcasting employees
and accompanying spouses and children.
Sen. Thurmond Supports
the Legal Immigration Family Equity Act
Sen. Thurmond speaks in favor of the Legal Immigration Family Equity Act, and
criticizes President Clinton for playing politics with immigration in an election year.
Sen. Wellstone Cosponsor of Secret Evidence Bill
Sen. Wellstone has been added as a cosponsor to S.
3139, which would limit the use of secret evidence in immigration proceedings.
Smith Compares Immigration Plans
In a press release Lamar Smith compares the Republican immigration measures which are part of the Commerce, Justice and State
appropriations bill passed by Congress, and the immigration measures President Clinton wants enacted.
Immigration News of the Day
Racial Profiling of Pakistanis, Indians Alleged in INS Sweeps
Chronicle reports that according to depositions obtained by The Dallas Morning News a
federal immigrant-smuggling investigation, Operation Seek and Keep, featured what some
participating INS agents described as "racial profiling" against Indians and Pakistanis.
Fighting Penalty for Sign
According to the Detroit Free Press the man who put
up a sign that read "Immigration will double U.S. population in your children's lifetime
" next to a business owned by Korean immigrants and was fined after he refused to take
down the sign, is claiming that he is a victim of censorship and is fighting in court
to restore the anti-immigration sign.
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Chat with Cynthia Ryan
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Letters to the Editor
Before we get too carried away with the intoxication of more H-1B numbers,
we would do well to remember that the fundamental problem, namely the need
to expand the immigrant quotas themselves, remains unaddressed. The demand
for EB-visas from India and China is so great that the excess from other
nations will not be enough. When all of this surplus is sucked up, will we
then see the Visa Office reimpose cut-off dates but this time for the whole
world? How long will EB-visas from other countries go unused if the vacuum
cleaner of India and China is turned up full blast? No, I am not ungrateful
for more H-1B visas but the new law only deals with the per-country limits
as a brake on immigration. The truth is that, even with this restraint
removed, the demand for EB visas will continue to rise as long as the
economy does, and nothing in the new law deals with this in an open and
honest fashion. Does the new H-1B bill simply transfer the problem of
waiting lists to everyone else? If not now, how long will it be before this
happens? To prevent it from happening, watch how slowly and carefully China
and India will move forward in the months to come. Those who think these
backlogs will magically vanish overnight are going to be sadly disappointed.
There is simply no immigration reform on the cheap.