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Federal Register News of the Day
Section 212(c) Relief for Aliens in
The Executive Office for Immigration Review ("EOIR") has issued a final rule that
creates a uniform procedure to allow certain aliens in deportation proceedings that commenced before April 24, 1996, to apply for relief pursuant to section 212(c), and provides a 180-day period for a defined class of aliens who had been adversely affected by the Soriano decision to file a motion to reopen in order to apply for section 212(c) relief.
New System of Records for I-551 Permanent Resident
The Department of Justice has proposed an I-551 Renewal Program Temporary Sticker Issuance I-90 Manifest
System ("SIIMS") for evidence that an I-90 has been filed to renew a green card. The public has been given a 30-day
period in which to comment on the proposed changes.
Cases of the Day
Vehicle Stop by Border Patrol Legal Considering Totality of Circumstances
In USA V. Guerrero-Barajas, No. 99-41208, (5th Cir. Jan.19, 2001)
the court held that the Border Patrol Agents did not violate Defendant's Fourth Amendment rights when they stopped a car with tinted windows, riding low in the back and traveling at normal speed because the Agents' suspicions based on the totality of the circumstances were reasonable.
ILW.COM Featured Articles of the Day
Chapter 3 - E-1 and E-2 Visas for Traders and Investors
Chapter 3 of Mark A. Ivener's Handbook of Immigration Law covers E-1 and E-2 visas for traders and investors
"Secret Evidence” in Immigration Proceedings: Shield Against Terrorism, or Violation of Due Process?
Carl R. Baldwin writes about a bill to limit the use of secret evidence that would satisfy the needs of both the defenders of national security and of due process.
Immigration News of the Day
New H-1B Laws Roil Visa Foes
Techweb.com reports that rules for non-citizens working in the US with H-1B visas are in effect but the debate over how the
regulations will play out is already raging.
Honduran Army Officer
Deported Under Miami INS Crackdown
A former Honduran military officer who admitted to kidnapping, killing and torturing
guerrillas in Honduras during the 1980s was deported by the INS as part of a crackdown on foreign nationals guilty of human rights
ILW.COM Highlights of the Day
Illegal vs. Legal Immigrants
Do illegal immigrants have as much right to be in the United States as the legal immigrants?
ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day
Special Chat with Carl Shusterman on Sec. 245(i)
ILW.COM welcomes Carl Shusterman for a special chat on Section 234(i) on Tuesday, Janaury 23, 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 news release dated January 18 and published on this web site is either a joke or the facade of an organization (sic) that is surely troubled by its financial accountability. The joke? Have the infamous Janet Reno give the INS a clean bill of fiscal health on her last days in office! I am sure millions of taxpayers will get a laugh out of that. Tripling the INS budget over seven years and introducing fiercely increased fees in 1998 to offset its deficit spells out fiscal irresponsibly to me, on parts of both Congress and INS, particularly when INS backlogs services to horrendous levels due to their incompetencies. I note with the present unsigned Bill before Congress to restructure the INS, that remuneration aspects relating to productivity is one of the stumbling blocks. The real issue lost here is how the INS spends its $4.8 billion, rather than what it needs to effectively and efficiently time-manage the immigration agenda. My educated guess is those "e" words will never form part of any balance sheet put before the American taxpayer. Immigration is supposed to bolster the economy, a point Congress well understands, but is rendered undeliverable by a top-heavy, mismanaged INS.
The original title to my article published on January 22, 2001 was entitled
"Extension of 245 (i)" and not "Extension of 245(i) Helps Some Illegals." The
title was obviously edited by ilw.com. I would avoid any reference to
individuals as "illegals." The use of the term is derogatory to those who may
have fallen out of status or are undocumented because of iniquities in our
immigration laws and its administration. In fact, the distinction between one
who is in the United States legally or illegally is often blurred by the fact
that there are provisions in the immigration laws that allow undocumented
people to regularize their status. By the same token, the laws are often so
complex that people unwittingly fall out of status. It is time that we show
greater sensitivity to all immigrants who contribute to America's success
A note from the editors: Our intent was not in any way to be derogatory. The reason was to make it easier for people who might be familiar with the terms "illegal alien," or "illegals," but not the more technical 245(i), to find helpful information. While we do reserve a final right to decide whether or not to publish a piece, we certainly want to work with authors to help them convey their meanings as clearly as possible.
Classifieds of the Day
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