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Editor's Comments of the Day
The actual statute which creates the new V visa has been provided by the Government Printing Office. If a green card holder filed a petition for a spouse and children before December 21, 2001, and the petition has been pending for more than three years or the petition has been approved but the beneficiary has been waiting for more than three years because of a quota or because the application for an immigrant visa or adjustment is still pending, then they can get V visas. Beneficiaries physically present in the US can be adjusted to V status even if they entered without inspection or have spent more than 180 days in the US unlawfully. If they are outside the US and apply for a visa, they are not subject to the 3/10 year bars. They can get work authorization. Any beneficiary who was physicaly present in the US at any time between July 1, 2000, and October 1, 2000, can apply for adjustment if an immigration visa is available, but must pay an additional $1000 fee under a new section 245(m). The INS is preparing regulations to implement the new visa.
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Cases of the Day
Due Process Right to Bond Hearing
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In Cardoso v. Reno, No. 3:00cv2163(JBA) (Conn. Jan. 22, 2001), the court found that while Petitioner had no absolute right to liberty or to remain the US, substantive due process requires an individualized hearing on the necessity of detention pending the completion of proceedings.
ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day
H-1B Depedent Employer: Wake Up and Act OR What Do You Do After You Have Been Hit on the Head?
Mira Mdivani offers practical suggestions for H-1B dependent employers on how to handle the new H-1B regulations.
Immigration News of the Day
New Law, Misinformation Bewilder Immigrants
According to the Los Angeles Times there is a lot of confusion about recent changes to immigration law and the central misperception is that the new law represents a general amnesty for longtime illegal residents, akin to the 1986 amnesty that led to legal status for almost 3 million people nationwide.
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Letters to the Editor
Funny. After suffering for months if not years with bad printings from Web pages opened with Internet Explorer I found that Edit/Select followed by File/Print will do ther trick. So you´re now advising us about Internet things too!
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