Immigration Daily readers might find interesting a nugget buried in a news item in the Rocky Mountain News concerning Sen. Campbell (R-CO) that we linked to in our September 30, 2002 issue. The news article said "Campbell ... said his maternal grandfather was an illegal immigrant from Portugal for sneaking aboard a ship in 1898 and sailing to the new world, leaving his wife and kids behind for four years." It is heartening to note that a US Senator has first hand knowledge of undocumented immigration. Hopefully that will help others in Congress understand the reality of undocumented immigrants better as The Great Legalization Debate commences in earnest next year.
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Immigration Law News
INS Debunks Urban Legend On Student Registration
The Office of Community Programs at the INS issued a Foreign Student Advisory saying "Recently, foreign students may have been informed that they must report to the nearest INS office no later than October 30, 2002 for special registration interviews. This information is not correct."
House Debates Immigration Bills
The House of Representatives debated the Border Commuter Student Act of 2002, Persian Gulf War POW/MIA Accountability Act of 2002, and the Sober Borders Act.
Rep. Levin Calls For Meaningful Immigration Reforms
Rep. Levin (D-MI) said "Congress can and must help Hispanic Americans by pursuing fair and meaningful immigration reforms"
INS Testimony To House Immigration Subcommittee
INS offered testimony on Hesham Mohamed Ali Hedayet before the House Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Claims
Hazed Windows Shielding Aliens On Little Traveled Route Is Wilful Transportation Of Illegal Aliens
In US v. Perez-Gonzalez, No. 01-3594 (6th Cir. Oct. 16, 2002), the court held that the Defendant wilfully transported illegal aliens with the specific intent of furthering their illegal presence in the US since, inter alia, the glass of the van he drove was hazed to prevent others from seeing the aliens inside, and the van took a longer route which was less patrolled by the INS than the obvious route to his destination.
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11 Immigrants Die Horribly
The New York Times reports on 11 undocumented immigrants found dead in a rail car "Whether they suffocated, starved or succumbed to the heat, the authorities do not know, only that they died horribly, and unnoticed."
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