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Editor's Comments of the Day
The world waits and watches as the drama of the American Presidential election unfolds. According to an article in the Florida's Sun-Sentinel if Bush wins, he will have Miami-Dade's conservative Cuban-American voters to thank in part. Just four years after giving as much as 40 percent of their vote to Bill Clinton, Cuban-Americans returned to their roots Tuesday and voted overwhelmingly Republican. Many cited the Clinton administration's return of EliŠn to Cuba as a large reason for their vote. At precincts like 555 near Southwest Eighth Street, south of Miami International Airport, Cubans made up three-quarters of the residents in the 1990 census. There, Bush got 89 percent of the vote. The same held at precinct 510 east of the airport, where Bush got 79 percent of the vote and Cubans made up almost three-quarters of residents in 1990. More than 70 percent of voters turned out at both precincts. President Clinton has quipped that the American people have spoken, but it may take some time to figure out what they have said. The message of the Cuban-Americans is clear.
Federal Register News of the Day
for NIS Community College
The Office of Global Educational Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs,
announces an open competition for accredited institutions offering two-year Associate's
degrees to pursue objectives in international partnerships with counterpart institutions
from Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine or Uzbekistan. Programs must comply
with J-1 visa regulations and participants representing the foreign institutions must
be qualified to hold a valid passport and a U.S. J-1 visa.
Cases of the Day
Pre-AEDPA Rules for
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The Board of Immigration Appeals
(BIA) in In
re Davis, Int. Dec. 3439 (BIA, Nov. 2, 2000) found that because the
Respondent's deportation proceedings
were pending on April 24, 1996, under the controlling precedent of the Second
Circuit he was not subject to AEDPA's amendments limiting waivers of deportation.
They rejected his argument that since the AEDPA limitations did not apply, there
were no limitations on his ability to apply for a waiver and found that the
pre-AEDPA rules were applicable.
INS News of the Day
EOIR List of Suspended
and Expelled Practitioners
The Executive Office for Immigration Review
(EOIR) updated list of practitioners suspended or expelled from practice before the
Immigration News of the Day
Counsel Plea Allows Alien to Appeal
The New York Law Journal reports that in the first case of its kind to be heard in the
Second Circuit, the court said that although Congress moved to sharply limit the
reopening of asylum cases, it did not intend that poor lawyering would be allowed to
prevent deportable aliens from getting a fair hearing in the immigration courts and
ruled that deportable aliens seeking to have their cases reopened after the statute of
limitations has run can plead ineffective assistance of counsel.
Bush Has Nader, EliŠn to Thank for Eroding Gore Support
According to the Sun-Sentinel just four years after giving as much as 40 percent
of their vote to Bill Clinton, Cuban-Americans returned to their roots and voted
overwhelmingly Republican. Many cited the Clinton administration's return of EliŠn
to Cuba as a large reason for their vote.
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ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day
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Letters to the Editor
The razor-thin defeat of Sen. Spencer Abraham casts a pall over the results
of the 2000 elections for those who favor an enlightened approach to
business immigration. What is equally ominous, though perhaps not as
obvious, is the extent to which the Democratic challenge to the Florida
results, however meritorious it might be, politicizes the electoral process
and diminshes the very idea of national consensus on which our system of
government depends. Truely, this notion, which is under severe challenge
today, is the essential lubricant of democracy. Once even the most
fundamental decisions are subject to dispute, then the only political
reality becomes partisan interest and factional advantage however that is
defined. If a presidential election (and I speak as a strong Gore
supporter) can be hauled into the courts to change the result, in what
context will it be credible in the future to speak of what America needs?
Once this notion is lost, once the very idea of speaking in national terms
is seen as the threadbare wisdom of a naive and bygone era, it is no longer
going to be possible to argue, as I have done in the past and as we all will
have to do in the future, that no enduring immigration policy in the
business context can be easily crafted or long endure unless the overarching
interest of the nation's economy is the prime consideration. You cannot
invoke unchecked partisanship to achieve certain aims (which I share) in
the presidential arena and then criticize business, labor, or the INS for
being narrowly focused in the immigration policy arena. Once the precedent
for tunnel vision to get what we want has been set, it is too late to turn