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Editor's Comments of the Day
In the featured article Carl Shusterman writes about a successful private bill in Congress to obtain permanent resident status for a client. Unlike public bills that affect the general public, a private bill is legislation that affects a particular individual, private corporation or specific part of the country. Before a Congressman can initiate a private bill on behalf of an immigrant, all administrative and judicial remedies must be exhausted. Private bills are usually introduced in cases with compelling humanitarian factors where the INS has not, will not or cannot grant relief. Until a scandal several years ago campaign contributions were the major means used to encourage Senators to introduce private bills. In these days of closer scrutiny and talk of campaign reform it may be easier to persuade a Senator to take up the cause by reminding him that getting a green card for a sympathetic case would be great publicity. It should not be overlooked as a last resort in otherwise hopeless cases.
Reminder: The increase in filing fee for H-1B petitions to $1,110.00 from $610.00 will be effective on December 18, 2000.
ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day
Private Bill: Against All Odds - Guy Taylor Granted Green Card
Carl Shusterman writes about obtaining a green card through a private bill in Congress.
Immigration News of the Day
A Call For More
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer officials in states such as Nebraska,
Arkansas,Tennessee and Iowa are looking at ways to lure immigrants to their states and promoting methods to
assimilate immigrants already present.
Harassed and Abused at Home, Seeking Asylum in US
The Sun-Sentinel reports that due to the growing segment of
homosexual immigrants seeking asylum, South Florida immigration attorneys have set up a task force dedicated to serving gay
and lesbian clients.
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