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Immigration Daily January 7, 2005
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Fundamental Immigration Reform Coming

The New Year has begun and based on the signals from the Bush Administration over the past four years and the recent panicked reaction from anti-immigrationists, it appears that a massive guest worker legislation program is on the horizon. What President Bush's immigration proposal may look like can be gleaned from comments in 2004 by Margaret Spellings, until recently, Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy (the President's immigration policy wonk).

  • Renewable visa in 3 year increments, allowing aliens to work and return to home country at will (visas will be open to those currently undocumented).
  • No numerical limit to temporary visas which would be open for both skilled and unskilled labor.
  • Social security totalization - workers' SS contributions will be repatriated to their home countries.
  • Possible temporary increase in permanent visas.
President Bush's push will likely coincide with Rep. Sensebrenner's anti-immigration bill. Thus, the final congressional action would include both enforcement and benefit components. Based upon all of the above, we expect President Bush to speak on immigration when he addresses the nation during his Inaugural address (Jan. 20th) and/or his State of the Union address (Jan. 25th). Read Immigration Daily to stay informed.

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Deadline Is Tuesday, January 11th For Nurse Immigration (In Cooperation With CGFNS)

Consular Processing and Visa Screen issues will be the focus of the January 13th phone session of "Nurse Immigration (In Cooperation With CGFNS)". The speakers include Donna Richardson and Judith Pendergast of CGFNS on Visa Screen matters, and Sylvia Boecker, noted nurse immigration practitioner on consular processing matters (other speakers to be announced). The deadline to register is Tuesday, January 11th. For more info, detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, see: (Fax version:


Immigration Attorney Participation Invited In USCIS E-Filing
Bob Meltzer et. al of ESIG invite the involvement of immigration lawyers in E-Filing initiatives.

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DHS Publishes Final Rule On Removal Of Aliens
The DHS published a final rule clarifing that acceptance by a country is not required under specific provisions of section 241(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act in order to remove an alien to that country, and that a "country" for the purpose of removal is not premised on the existence or functionality of a government in that country. For the Federal Register item, see here. For the EOIR press release, see here.

USCIS On Adoption Of Tsunami Orphans
The USCIS issued a press release reminding US citizens contemplating adopting tsnami orphans that it is only if and when these countries decide to make these orphans available for international adoption that American citizens will be able to begin adoption proceedings for those children who also qualify as orphans as defined in the Immigration and Nationality Act.

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New Offices
Vard R. Johnson has opened a law office in Boston, Massachusetts, where he will concentrate in removal and criminal defenses, as well as other immigration work. He has been a member of the AILA Board of Governors, been a presenter at Annual Conferences, and serves as an AILA Mentor. Vard R. Johnson can be reached at 18 Tremont St., Suite 210, Boston, MA 02108 or by Phone: 1-617-557-1711.

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