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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
Nina Manchanda, Esq., Assistant Legal Editor
Marc Ellis, Esq., Chat Transcripts Editor
January 8, 2001
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Editor's Comments of the Day
Federal Register News of the Day
Congressional News of the Day
ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day
Immigration News of the Day
ILW.COM Highlights of the Day
ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day
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Editor's Comments of the Day

According to Reuters James Sennsenbrenner has been selected as the Chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary to which the Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims reports. Rep. Sennsenbrenner's voting record on immigration issues includes several significant votes including his support of Watt Subtsitute to ACWIA, which would have made all employers subject to the attestation requirements of H-1B dependent employers, and co-sponsoring a constitutional amendment to deny citizenship to babies of illegal aliens. We do not yet know if Lamar Smith will return as chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims. Perhaps more important will be the administration's choice for INS Commissioner. No other agency offers as much opportunity for improvement.


Federal Register News of the Day

Aliens Ineligible for TWOV Program
The INS has issued an interim rule with a new list of countries that are ineligible for the Transit Without Visa (TWOV) Program. The rule will be effective February 5, 2001, and comments should be submitted by March 6, 2001.

List of Countries Affected by the TWOV Program
This INS interim rule updates the list of countries that are ineligible for participation in the Transit Without Visa (TWOV) Program and also removes certain countries from the ineligible listing. The rule is effective February 5, 2001, and comments must be received by March 6, 2001.

Establishing Criteria for Determining Countries for the TWOV Program
The INS has proposed to publish and update the list of countries that are ineligible to participate in the Transit Without Visa (TWOV) Program by Federal Register notice and to set forth a non-exhaustive list of factors that may be considered in determining those countries whose citizens or nationals are ineligible for the TWOV program. Comments must be received by March 6, 2001.

Documentation of Nonimmigrants Under the TWOV List
The Department of State has proposed a rule to remove from current regulations the list of countries ineligible to participate in the Transit Without Visa (TWOV) Program and to publish a separate list which will be updated and published periodically giving the criteria for determining which countries will be ineligible for TWOV privileges. Comments must be submitted by March 6, 2001.


Congressional News of the Day

New Immigration Bills Introduced in House
H.R. 22, a bill to delay any legal effect if an alien admits to being in the US illegally, gives up the right to a hearing before departure, and requests to return to his country without a hearing and H.R. 87, a bill to restore certain provisions relating to the definition of aggravated felony, were both introduced in the House and referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.


ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

Siskind's Top 20
Greg Siskind gives his picks for the top 20 immigration news items of last year.


Immigration News of the Day

Inside Look at Human Smuggling
The Los Angeles Times reports on the efforts of Cuba's Border Guard unit to prosecute smugglers and to prevent the smuggling of Cubans for profit.

Domestic Worker Sues Former UN Official for Back Wages
The New York Times [registration required] reports that a recently retired UN official from Zambia is being sued by a man he employed as a domestic worker who claims that he was held as an involuntary servant for approximately 17 months.


ILW.COM Highlights of the Day

Information and Entertainment
Visit Immigrant Life section for immigration information, quiz, poll and real life stories.


ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Chat with Laurence Johnson
Attorney Laurence Johnson will answer questions on aspects of immigration law on Monday, January 8, 2001, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. Questions will be accepted starting 15 minutes before the beginning of the chat.


Classifieds of the Day

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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.

SEMINAR: ASYLUM LAW AND PROCEDURE
THE SPEAKERS: This is a bench-bar panel coordinated by US Immigration Judge William Strasser and featuring three other Immigration Judges: Hon. Jeffrey S. Chase, Hon. Margaret McManus, Hon. Alan. A. Vomacka, and INS Assistant District Counsel Lisa Greenburg. Click here for details.


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