The Homeland Security Bill, a.k.a. the Bill to Abolish the INS, may have collapsed in the Senate for now. What this means for immigration attorneys is that the players in the immigration process may well remain the same for many months to come. While this can be interpreted as stability, uncertainty about the future may sap morale in the affected agencies, particularly the INS. Long-term planning at the agencies may be difficult to accomplish in this atmosphere. The flip side is that a lengthier and hopefully more thought-out debate may result in more effective reforms in a future Congress. None of the above is certain in the highly fluid political situation in our nation's capital. Whatever the outcome, Immigration Daily will keep you informed.
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Atty. Gen. Ashcroft Says Business Is Not As Usual, So Individuals Posing National Security Risk Should Be Detained For Every Violation Of Immigration Laws
In remarks at the US Attorneys Conference, Attorney General Ashcroft said "Our critics seem to think that business-as-usual - doing what was done before - and nothing more - would keep America safe from terrorists ... After a year of this war, I want to burn three lessons in your conscientiousness about our new strategy for prevention ... The second lesson is this: neutralize potential terrorist threats by getting violators off the street by any lawful means possible, as quickly as possible. Detain individuals who pose a national security risk for any violations of criminal or immigration laws. Delay only if there's a valid national security reason. Use the full weight of the law to neutralize the threat and to develop information ... Those who believe Americans - and American liberties - had adequate protection on September 11, 2001 are seeking to roll back our defenses of the past year."
DOJ Announces TPS For Liberians
The Department of Justice issued a press release stating "The Attorney General today announced the designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Liberia. The designation of TPS is effective from October 1, 2002 to October 1, 2003."
Senate Debates H-1B And J-1 Visas
The Senate debate on the 21st century Department of Justice appropriations authorization act conference report included references to H-1B provisions and J-1 provisions. The debate is in parts One and Two.
HHS Rule Takes Into Account Comments On Immigration Status
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the Department of Health and Human Services promulgated a Final Rule on "State Children's Health Insurance Program; Eligibility for Prenatal Care and Other Health Services for Unborn Children" including a response to several comments on Immigration Status.
INS Seeks Comments
INS sought comment on Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9; and H-1B Data Collection and Filing Fee Exemption, I-129W.
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Mid-East Immigrants From Canada Will Not Be Registered, Tracked Or Fingerprinted
Worldnetdaily.com reports "Middle-Eastern immigrants in Canada who visit the U.S. will not be subject to registration under the new anti-terror tracking system, which goes into full effect this month, according to a more than 30-page federal document obtained by WorldNetDaily."
Bill Introduced For Permanent Residence For Liberians
Allafrica.com reports that Sen. Reed (D-RI) has introduced a bill to grant permanent residence to Liberians.
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