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Immigration Law News

DOJ Proposes New Refugee Records System
The Department of Justice has issued a notice proposing to establish a new system of records called The Refugee Access Verification Unit Records (RAVU) to be maintained by the INS.

DOS Seeks Grant Proposals On Educational Assistance Award
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State asks for detailed proposals from US higher education institutions, which have an acknowledged reputation in the fields of education administration and English-as-a-Foreign Language. Programs must comply with J-1 visa regulations.

Armenians Do Not Need To Register
The INS issued an updated notice on December 18, 2002 regarding the registration of certain nonimmigrant aliens from designated countries, replacing the previous notice which incorrectly listed Armenia as a designated country.

INS Seeks Comments
The INS sought comments and provided a 30-day period for information collection on the following: Petition for nonimmigrant filing fee exemption, Form I-129W; Arrival Departure Record (Transit Without Visa), Form I94T; Application for suspension of deportation or special rule cancellation of removal (pursuant to section 203 of Public Law 105100), Form I881; Guam Visa Waiver Information, Form I-736; Collection Request (ICR) utilizing emergency review procedures to the the applicable component of the monthly report naturalization papers, Form N-4; Application for Posthumous Citizenship, Form N644.

The INS sought comments and requested the Office of Management and Budget emergency approval and a 60-day information collection period for Immigration Bond, Form I-352.

Xenophobes Use Climate Of Fear To Push Agendas
An editorial in the San Francisco Chronicle says "Immigration control has now become indistinguishable from the fight against terrorism. New immigrants will almost certainly face delays and confusion in getting their visa applications approved. The more insidious danger is that xenophobic forces trying to restrict immigration will exploit the new linkage to promote their own short-sighted agendas."


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