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Editor's Comments of the Day
The INS has issued an advisory that it is developing application procedures for immigration benefits created by the Legal Immigration and Family Equity ("LIFE") Act. It includes a reminder that 245(i) is not amnesty for all persons unlawfully in the United States. To be eligible to file for adjustment of status under Section 245(i), an individual must be the beneficiary of an immigrant visa petition (Form I-130 or Form I-140), or an application for labor certification filed by April 30, 2001. If the petition or application was filed after January 14, 1998, the beneficiary must be able to demonstrate physical presence in the United States on December 21, 2000. The INS also stresses that it cannot process applications for the new "V" visas or the expanded "K" visa category until application and adjudication procedures are finalized. The INS has begun consultation with the State Department and hopes to issue guidelines for these visa categories by early spring.
Congressional News of the Day
Mink Introduces H.R. 133
H.R. 133, a bill to assure that immigrants
do not have to wait longer for an immigrant visa as a result of a reclassification
from family second preference to family first preference because of the naturalization of
a parent or spouse, was introduced in the House and referred to the House Committee on
INS News of the Day
INS Advises on Applications Under the LIFE Act
The INS is advising the public that it is developing application procedures for immigration benefits created by the Legal Immigration and Family Equity Act ("LIFE") and will immediately inform the public as procedures are finalized. The INS has also begun consulting with the Department of State and hopes to issue guidelines on the new "K" and "V" visas by early spring.
ILW.COM Featured Articles of the Day
The first chapter of Mark Ivener's Handbook of Immigration Law. Subsequent chapters will be featured each Tuesday in Immigration Daily.
A Glimmer of Hope for Those in the US Illegally
Alan Lubiner writes about the provisions of the "LIFE" Act which allow persons illegally in the US to adjust to permanent resident status.
Immigration News of the Day
Dems to Check Reports About Chavez
USA Today reports that Senate
Democrats have vowed a full investigation of reports that Linda Chavez,
President-elect Bush's choice to be Labor secretary, provided housing and money
to an illegal immigrant from Guatemala in the early 1990s.
ILW.COM Highlights of the Day
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ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day
Special Chat with Greg Siskind on 245(i)
Attorney Greg Siskind will answer questions on section 245(i) on Tuesday, January 9, 2001, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. Questions will be accepted starting 15 minutes before the beginning of the chat.
Letters to the Editor
The INS appears not to be getting very many comments in its clean-up of its
unholy paperwork war. Rather than ask for comments, which only creates more paperwork, the INS
should be cleaning up its own "white" mess, rather than expecting anyone to
waste their time telling them of obvious replications and triplications.
Division, not multiplication is the simple answer to their white paper woes.
Does the INS have any talent in merging two to three forms on to one piece
of paper? Put this request to the immigration world and they will certainly get some
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