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Federal Register News of the Day
Change in Procedures for Visa Fees
The Department of State is postponing for technical reasons the changes announced September 8, 2000, to the procedure and timing of payment of the immigrant visa processing fee.
Postponement of Schedule of
Fees for Consular Services
The Department of State is postponing until January 1, 2001, the changes to the fee schedule for the
affidavit of support processing fee announced on
September 7, 2000.
Designation of Certain
Posts for Special Fee Payment Procedures
The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Visa Services designates
ten Foreign Service posts for participation in
the initial stage of the new immigrant visa application processing fee
payment system and the fee for review of and assistance with the
Affidavit of Support.
English Teachers From South Africa
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs requests proposals for a 2001 Summer
Institute for English Language Educators from South Africa. Institutions may submit
proposals to provide a six-week academic training program for approximately 28 J-1 English
language educators from South Africa.
Affiliations Program With Serbia
The Bureau of Educational and
Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for an assistance award program to support
the reform of higher education in the Republic of Serbia, within the Federal Republic of
Yugoslavia. Institutions meeting the provisions may submit proposals for J-1 programs to pursue
institutional or departmental objectives through international partnerships with
counterpart institutions in Serbia.
INS News of the Day
INS Reminds Employers of H-1B Fee Change
An INS press release reminds employers that a $1,000 fee in addition to the $110 filing fee must
accompany all H-1B petitions received by INS on or after December 18, 2000, and before
October 1, 2003. Petitioners claiming to be exempt from the fee should submit a copy of
the relevant provision of law with their petition along with evidence that they qualify
as an exempt organization.
INS Issues Foreign Travel
Advisory for Adjustment Appliants
The INS is urging
all aliens with pending applications for adjustment of status or change of nonimmigrant
status to consult an immigration attorney or an immigrant assistance organization
accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals ("BIA") before making any foreign travel plans.
Attorny General Terminates Deportation Proceedings
In order to support and promote the process of reconciliation that has begun in Northern
Ireland, Attorney General Janet Reno directed the INS to offer to terminate deportation
proceedings against the six Irish aliens, and to forego proceedings against three others.
Immigration News of the Day
TB Study Puts Focus on Foreigners
According to the Washington Post
immigrants account for more than 40 percent of all tuberculosis cases in the US.
Under current US policy, prospective immigrants must get chest X-rays to detect
active infections, but not TB skin tests, which can detect latent infections.
Ruben Navarrette: Immigrants Are Our Most Precious Import
An opinion piece
in the Dallas Morning News looks at the role immigrants have played in shaping the
United States over the past decade.
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