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December 21, 2000
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Editor's Comments of the Day

The Department of Labor has issued an interim final rule and request for comments on the regulations implementing ACWIA including the additional attestation requirements regarding anti-displacement and recruitment obligations for H-1B dependent employers and willful violators. The commentary and rule run almost 150 pages in the Federal Register - pp 80109-80158, pp 80159-80208, and pp 80209-80254. Most of the regulations are effective January 19, 2001.

Changes were made to the H-1B program in October 1998 by the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act ("ACWIA"). On January 5, 1999, the Department of Labor published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("NPRM") to obtain public input to assist in the development of regulations to implement ACWIA and regulations the Department had promulgated in 1994, but which were found to be in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act. Ninety-two comments were received in response to the NPRM. After almost two years the Department has issued its interim final rule regarding temporary employment of aliens including the additional attestation elements for H-1B dependent employers and willful violators. We offer the full text from the Federal Register for those who wish to tackle it themselves. For the rest we will provide a summary of the regulation in the coming days.

The Government Printing Office, due to the tremendous size of the omnibus appropriations bill and the holiday season, has not yet delivered the final text of the immigration measures passed by Congress. The exact wording of what was passed by Congress may differ from that in the Conference Report.


Federal Register News of the Day

Final Rule on H-1Bs
The Department of Labor has issued an interim final rule and request for comments on the regulations implementing ACWIA including the additional attestation requirements regarding anti-displacement and recruitment obligations for H-1B dependent employers and willful violators. The commentary and rule run almost 150 pages in the Federal Register - pp 80109-80158, pp 80159-80208, and pp 80209-80254.


ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

ABCs of Immigration - Private Bills
Greg Siskind writes about private bills in Congress to obtain immigration benefits including some recent cases handled by the firm of Siskind, Susser, Haas & Devine.

Congress Allows Waiver of Naturalization Oath for Disabled Applicants
Carl R. Baldwin writes about the recent change in the law which permits a waiver of the naturalization oath for certain disabled applicants.


Immigration News of the Day

Asylum Seeker is Imposter
The Washington Post reports, with confirmation from a separate, confidential INS inquiry, that a Nigerian woman who was granted asylum is actually an imposter who fabricated her life story.

Tech Immigrants Boost Economy
According to the Los Angeles Times, California recruiters are welcoming the national expansion of the H-1B program since the increase allows them to expand recruiting efforts for high-tech companies that cannot get by without foreign workers.


ILW.COM Highlights of the Day

How 245(i) Affects You
Find out what 245(i) is and how it affects you in a live chat with Allan Wernick author of "U.S. Immigration and Citizenship: Your Complete Guide".


ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Chat with Allan Wernick
Allan Wernick, author of "U.S. Immigration and Citizenship: Your Complete Guide" will answer questions on all aspects of immigration law on Thursday, December 21, 2000, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. Questions will be accepted starting 15 mintues before the beginning of the chat.


Classifieds of the Day

ILW.COM carries classified ads for immigration related positions. $100 for single insertion, $250 for five consecutive insertions, payable in advance. Contact us for details. We will also carry for no charge announcements such as immigration related events. We reserve the right to refuse any ad and to make minor editorial and formatting changes. Send to editor@ilw.com.

HELP WANTED: Madison WI office needs someone to complete labor certification including RIR and H-1B paperwork. Work can be performed anywhere in the US. Full or part time. Contact Sardar Durrani at 608 255-9891 or 608 287-1110, or e-mail to durrani@facstaff.wisc.edu.

HELP WANTED: CORPORATE IMMIGRATION PARALEGAL
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy is the largest law firm in the country practicing exclusively in the area of immigration and nationality law. In order meet the demands of our growing business, the firm is actively recruiting for experienced paralegals. The ideal candidate has business immigration experience or a human resources background dealing with immigration issues. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. The firm offers superior salaries and exceptional growth opportunities. Please submit cover letter and resume to Anne-Rose van den Bossche, Esq., Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy, 515 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022; fax 212-223-8757; email avandenbossche@fragomen.com.


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