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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
Nina Manchanda, Esq., Assistant Legal Editor
Marc Ellis, Esq., Chat Transcripts Editor
November 2, 2000
Contents:
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Cases of the Day
Congressional News of the Day
Immigration News of the Day
ILW.COM Highlights of the Day
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Editor's Comments of the Day

ILW.COM has launched a redesigned Immigration Information section. To make it easier for visitors to find the information they need we have grouped it under four headings - Family, Employment, Visitors and General information. Each section includes INS and Attorney FAQs, relevant articles, the visa bulletin and INS processing times. The Family section includes information on adoption, sponsoring family and marrying abroad. In the Employment section professionals can find information about H-1Bs and labor certifications and employers can find information on petitioning the INS for their employees and how to complete properly the I-9 Employment Verification form. Travelers and tourists will find information on how to extend their B-2 visas and exchange programs. The General immigration section includes information for students, deportation, naturalization and immigration policy. ILW.COM is a platform for the exchange of information. The Immigration Information section offers information for all your immigration needs.


Cases of the Day

Reno Proper Respondent in Habeas Case
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In Arias-Agramonte 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

House Passes Broadcaster's Visa
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
The Houston 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.

Man is 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.


ILW.COM Highlights of the Day

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ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Chat with Cynthia Ryan
Attorney Cynthia D. Ryan from the law firm of Siskind, Susser, Haas and Devine will answer questions on all aspects of immigration law on Thrusday, November 2, 2000, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. Questions will be accepted beginning 15 minutes before the start of the chat.


Letters to the Editor

Dear 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.

Gary Endelman


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