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Immigration Daily December 31, 2003
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Editor's Comments

DOL On A Roll

In what is likely good news for immigration attorneys, DOL plans on embarking on a massive backlog reduction effort in 2004 to eliminate the labor cert application backlog by 2005. Next month, Congress is likely to appropriate an unprecedented $100 million to enable DOL to start on this ambitious undertaking. We recently carried a number of documents which shed light on this matter, the final one of which appears today. For those interested in all the items, here they are:


ILW.COM Focus

Children's Issues And Legislative Changes In Family Immigration - Telephonic Seminar Session

The curriculum for the January phone session of ""All In The Family" - Current Issues In Family-Based Immigration" is as follows:

Phone Session on January 8: Children's Issues and Legislative Changes

  • Child Status Protection Act - Age out protection for children of Permanent residents, refugees and asylees, and DV lottery winners
  • Step children
  • Children born out of wedlock
  • Adoption
  • DREAM Act and other Pending legislation
The deadline to register is Tuesday, January 6th. For more info, see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/november2003.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/november2003.pdf.)


Featured Article

Fewer Immigrants, A Warmer Welcome: Fixing A Broken Immigration Policy
Mark Krikorian advocates "a pro-immigrant policy of low immigration — fewer immigrants but a warmer welcome."


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Immigration Law News

DOL/ETA's Management Support RFP For Massive Backlog Reduction For Labor Certs
The Employment and Training Administration of the Department of Labor solicited bids for providing management support for a massive backlog reduction program in 2004 and 2005.

EOIR Proposes Registering Attorneys
The Executive Office for Immigration Review of the Department of Justice proposed a rule requiring attorneys to register, including a provision for electronic registration.

President Bush Will Unveil Massive Legalization Plan In January
The Valley Morning Star of Harlingen, TX reports that President Bush will unveil an immigration reform package in January.

Business, Labor Work Together For Legal Workforce
The Press of Atlantic City (in NJ) reports on "self-protection strategies of both management and labor" for undocumented workers.


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Immigration Law Books
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Letters to the Editor

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