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Is This The Turning Of The Tide In Favor of Foreign Nationals?
Frieda Wong & Bernard P. Wolfsdorf analyze the recently passed Department of Justice Appropriations Bill.
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Immigration Law News
TPS For Liberians
INS designated Liberia for the Temporary Protected Status program for a period of 12 months, until October 1, 2003.
INS Withdraws H2A Regulations
INS withdrew its final rule and its proposed rule delegating to the Secretary of Labor the authority to adjudicate certain temporary Agricultural Worker (H-2A) petitions.
Sen. Leahy On J-1 and H-1B
Sen. Leahy (D-VT) commented on J-1 and H-1B provisions in the Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act.
Rep. McKinney Says Immigration Lawyer Illegally Funnels Money
Rep. McKinney (D-GA) said "India has a record of illegal interference in U.S. elections. Former
Ambassador S.S. Ray publicly urged the reelection of former Senator
Larry Pressler and in opposition to now Senator Robert Torricelli. An
Indian American immigration lawyer named Lalit Gadhia funneled money
from the Indian Embassy to Congressional candidates, according to the
Baltimore Sun. Most of the candidates were of my party, people I am
proud to have had as my colleagues during my service in Congress. But
it is still illegal and wrong for India to funnel Embassy money to
these Members' campaigns. Now I have become the latest political officeholder in India's cross
hairs. I won't be the last unless their activities are exposed. Mr.
Speaker, whether I am in office or not, I don't intend to let a foreign
power determine the results of American elections if I can help it."
President Bush Comments On Palestine Visas In Foreign Relations Authorization Act
In a statement while signing into law H.R. 1646, the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2003, President Bush said "Section 604 purports to require the imposition of certain sanctions on the Palestinian Liberation Organization or Palestinian Authority based on the determinations that the President makes or fails to make in the report provided for in section 603. Although a waiver authority is also provided, I note that some of these sanctions, in particular with respect to visas and the status of representational offices, bear on the President's power with respect to the timing and nature of diplomatic communications. Accordingly, I shall construe these requirements in a manner consistent with my constitutional responsibilities for the conduct of foreign affairs."
Brief Detainment And Alleged Flight From Unidentified Individuals Is Not Persecution
In Regalado-Garcia v. INS, No. 02-1402 (8th Cir. Oct. 1, 2002), the court said that the two discrete incidents in Mexico where Petitioner was not physically harmed did not constitute persecution.
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INS Employees Sentenced
KCAL, a TV station in Los Angeles reports "Two former INS employees were sentenced to prison for assisting illegal immigrants obtain employment cards."
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Letters to the Editor
The link to INS in Mr. Paul Gilbert's letter of September 30, 2002 is not
working. As the secretary for an Immigration Attorney anything that makes it
possible for me to stay on top of our cases is important. Would it be
possible for you to e-mail to me the link to this web site?
Law Office of Adams & Lucero
Editor's Note: The link provided by Mr. Gilbert: https://egov.ins.usdoj.gov/graphics/cris/jsps/caseStat.jsp was working at press time.
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