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Attorney General’s “Cooperators Program” Raises Questions
Carl R. Baldwin finds that the Attorney General's "Responsible Cooperators Program,” which will reward immigrants with legal status if they provide the government with useful information about suspected terrorists, raises serious questions.
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Suspension of Cambodian Adoptions and
Offer of Parole in Certain Pending Cases
INS Commissioner James Ziglar has announced an immediate suspension of the processing of adoption petitions in Cambodia and a review of the adoption process in Vietnam.
Statements before Immigration Subcommittee
Joseph Greene, INS Acting Deputy Executive Associate Commissioner for Field Operations, and Edward McElroy, New York District Director, delivered a statement before the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims at its December 19 hearing regarding a review of INS detention policies.
Info on Released Indefinite Detainees
The Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), has requested the Office of Management and Budget to grant a 180 day approval for the ACF to collect information from the INS on recently released indefinite detainees.
Immigration in the Press
Sept. 11 Halts Amnesty Efforts
According to an Associated Press story in the Arizona Republic, US officials are telling Mexico that because of fears of terrorism, the immigration laws are unlikely to change anytime soon.
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This Day in Immigration
From December 28, 2000
"Changes were made to the H-1B program in October 1998 by the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act ("ACWIA"). On January 5, 1999, the Department of Labor published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("NPRM") to obtain public input to assist in the development of regulations to implement ACWIA and regulations the Department had promulgated in 1994, but which were found to be in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act. Ninety-two comments were received in response to the NPRM. After almost two years the Department has issued its interim final rule regarding temporary employment of aliens including the additional attestation elements for H-1B dependent employers and willful violators. Attorney Greg Siskind provides a summary of the regulations including information on the new LCA form, how to determine whether an employer is H-1B dependent, which employees are exempt from the new ACWIA rules, establishing that no US workers have been displaced, the "no benching" rule, and how to treat attorneys' fees when calculating the prevailing wage."
Letters to the Editor
Two comments about Gary Endelman's article "It Could Happen To You: Why Americans Should Care About John Walker."
1. "Most Americans would be astonished to learn that US immigration law could make them non-citizens." Yes, that is the law. But that's like saying there's a possibility anyone of us could commit murder and be executed because that's the law. I appreciate Mr. Endelman's effort to alert us but this is almost like the boy crying wolf. One American citizen out of 260 million who decided to go and joined the Taliban (frankly, I'm surprised there was only one) does not make it a problem. The vast vast majority of us are not going to go and commit treason or espionage so as to be exposed to citizenship stripping.
2. As for Mr. Endelman's unwarranted equating of Pres. Bush's military tribunals with star chambers, why doesn't he mention the fact that in 1942, eight Nazi saboteurs sneaked up on our New Jersey shores, were promptly caught and tried in FDR-created military tribunals (in a makeshift court room) and executed? And that the US Supreme Court unanimously upheld both the procedure and the convictions?
Liem Doan, Esq.
Editor's Note: According to the FBI's account of the matter the saboteurs landed on the shores of Long Island and Florida. Eight men were convicted, six were executed. The other two were incarcerated and later deported to Germany.
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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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