ILW.COM has learned that the administration is supporting an extension of 245(i) in the House/Senate conference committee on the Appropriations bill for the Departments of Commerce, Justice and State (CJS). The Senate had passed an extension on September 6 and the House likely would have taken up the matter if not for the September 11 attacks. While there is less support for an extension of 245(i) in the House than in the Senate, if the administration and Senate are successful in including an extension of 245(i) in the conference report, it will likely become law. The last restoration of 245(i) in 2000 also was enacted as part of the CJS appropriations bill. As we learn more we will keep you informed.
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Hyperlinks on the Internet
The genius of the internet is that it is a continually growing web of interlinked information. Pages on the internet can have links to other related pages. These are called "hyperlinks." Hyperlinks are often indicated by underlined text. On some newer pages the hyperlink may simply change color when the cursor passes over it. If you position your cursor over the hyperlink and left click on your mouse once, you should be taken to a new page. If you click on the back button on your browser, usually the upper left hand corner, you will return to the page you were on originally. When you return to the page the hyperlink often will appear in a different color to help you keep track of which pages you have viewed. There is much more to Immigration Daily than just the headlines and brief digests we bring you. Each issue acts as a road map to the original source material. Many e-mails, including the e-mail version of Immigration Daily, have hypelinks which allow you to jump from the e-mail to a web page. So click on the links and get from the internet the information you want and need.
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Overview of New Anti-Terrorism Law
Cyrus D. Mehta writes about the immigration related provisions of the USA Patriot Act.
Restructuring of INS and EOIR
Attorney General Ashcroft plans to restructure the INS to separate enforcement and service functions, reduce backlog in application processing, and improve effectiveness and accountability, strengthen INS border security and interior enforcement, and restructure the EOIR and streamline its processes to improve its organizational effectiveness and eliminate all case backlog.
Senate to Hear How INS Processes Those Arrested for Illegal Entry
The Senate Governmental Affairs Investigations Subcommittee is scheduled to hold hearings to examine how the INS processes persons arrested for illegal entry into the US outside ports of entry on November 13, 2001, at 9:30 a.m.
Immigration and Immigration Reform
Rep. Tancredo believes immigration and immigration reform is perhaps the most significant problem we face in this country from a domestic policy standpoint.
Immigration in the Press
Civil Rights Lawyers Fight Government's Efforts to Detain Immigrants on Basis of "Secret Evidence"
According to the American Civil Liberties Union nearly one year after a federal court in Miami ordered the release of a Palestinian immigrant who was jailed for nearly four years on the basis of "secret evidence," the ACLU of Florida and other rights groups are still fighting the government's efforts to jail immigrants on the basis of evidence kept secret from them and their attorneys.
This Day in Immigration
From November 9, 2000
"A thriller of an election, but not such thrilling news for immigration. What may go down as the closest election in American history does not bode well for those who favor immigration. The Republicans, by the slimmest of margins, have retained control of Congress. They avoided a fight over the "Latino and Immigrant Fairness Act (LIFA)" before the election. It is unlikely the Democrats will muster the strength to push it through a lame duck session, and with a Republican administration there will be little chance for its passage in the 107th Congress. With the projected loss of Spencer Abraham in Michigan, the Senate loses one of the most vocal supporters of immigration. James Rogan, a supporter of business immigration in the House also lost. With such a slim majority, the chairmen of the committees and subcommittees, including Lamar Smith, the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims, are likely to wield even more power. One piece of good news for those who are pro-immigration is the defeat of Brian Bilbray of California, a staunch supporter of H.R. 73 which would deny citizenship at birth to children born in the United States of parents who are not citizens or permanent resident aliens. While the nation waits to learn who won the presidential election, the losers are those who would benefit from advancing the registry date, NACARA parity and the restoration of 245(i)."
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ETHICS FOR IMMIGRATION LAWYERS
Presented by the Practicing Law Institute, November 27, 2001, 6:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. PLI New York Training Center, 21st Floor
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There will be a New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) seminar on Wednesday, December 5, 2001 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Brunswick Hilton in East Brunswick, New Jersey. The seminar titled, Corporate Immigration Law: For Attorneys, In-House Counsel, & Human Resources Personnel: H-1B Requirements, will feature updates on the latest H-1 legislation regulations and will discuss recent developments in the field. For details, click here.
On January 31st & February 1st 2002, the National Immigration Forum will host its inaugural conference “A Nation of Immigrants in the 21st Century: Moving Forward in a Time of New Challenges.” The conference will be held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. For details, click here. For registration form, click here.
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