In the tradition of the fast-paced and varied activity that characterizes the immigration law field, this issue of Immigration Daily features a number of items of interest to our readers. We are happy to bring you an article by H. Ronald Klasko on the important issue of choosing between Adjustment of Status and Consular Immigrant Visa Processing. Mr. Klasko recently presented a seminar on this topic, details of which can be seen by clicking here. On the political front, the Washington Times reports that 245(i) may be dead in the Senate for now. Concerning the Justice Department's recent draft memo to give local police immigration enforcement powers, Immigration Daily has learned that Attorney General Ashcroft may be relying on a 1984 case for legal support. The citation is US v. Salinas-Calderon, No. 82-2433 (10th Cir., Mar 7, 1984), 728 F.2d 1298, 1984. We invite interested readers to comment on this opinion and how it may or may not support the position being considered by the government, by sending an email to email@example.com. And finally, we have some news about our website. Attorneys who are members of ILW.COM can have their listings directly linked to their websites. Attorneys who are not yet listed and who use our website's member sign up feature can now link their websites directly to their listings.
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Choosing Between Adjustment of Status and Consular Immigrant Visa Processing
H. Ronald Klasko analyses the relative advantages of Adjustment of Status and Consular Immigrant Visa Processing.
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U.S. Passports Will No Longer Be Issued Abroad
The Department Of State issued a Press Release advising that effective April 8, 2002, overseas passport issuance is being transferred to the National Passport Processing Center in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Recent Supreme Court Ruling Will Affect Government Programs and Policies
The Office of International Information Programs of the US Department Of State said that the U.S. Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other government offices believe the Supreme Court ruling in Hoffman Plastic Compounds, Inc. v. NLRB, No. 00-1595 (Mar. 27, 2002) will affect a variety of programs and policies, not only concerning pay and job reinstatement but also remedies for victims of sexual, age, racial or other forms of discrimination.
USA PATRIOT Act Does Not Change Standard To Determine Terrorist Activity
The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) in In re U-H-, 23 I&N Dec. 355 (BIA, Apr. 5, 2002), held that the USA PATRIOT Act did not change the standard employed to determine whether there is reasonable ground to believe that an alien is engaged in, or is likely to engage in terrorist activity for purposes of adjudicating an application for asylum or withholding or removal; or to determine whether there are reasonable grounds to believe that he or she is a danger to the security of the US.
Additional Posts Will Collect Immigrant Visa Fees
The Department of State has added additional posts in Asia, the Near East and South America for payment of immigrant visa fees for the processing of immigrant visas and for advance review of and assistance with the Affidavit of Support.
INS Requests Comments
The INS is requesting comment on Form I-905, application for authorization to issue health care certificates and Certificates for health care benefits.
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Immigration in the Press
Is 245(i) Dead ?
The Washington Times reports that when the Senate returns to work next week, it will shelve the limited 245(i) provision for undocumented aliens and instead proceed next week with hearings on a border-security bill without the 245(i) provision attached.
Letters to the Editor
Last Friday, the Durham Herald-Sun published as an op-ed piece the following tongue-in-cheek article by yours truly. Immigration Daily readers might be interested in reading this humor piece.
Hans Christian Linnartz
To read Mr. Linnartz's "Hijackers Immigration Reform Act" proposing a special visa category for hijackers, click here
The problem with the willing employee / employer theory is that frequently once a person is granted legal status in this country the nature of the relationship changes. Legalized immigrants demand, and rightfully so, wages on par with the native population. There is no shortage of workers in the United States, only a shortage of workers willing to work at below market wages. Remember illegal immigrants are awesome for the upper and middle class. They provide the cheap goods and services we all crave so much. The people most hurt by illegal immigrants are the immigrants who came the year before. The steady stream of illegals from Mexico keeps wages depressed on the low rungs of the pay scale.
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