Weekly October 2, 2000
Arthur L. Zabenko, Editor
Nina Manchanda, Assistant Editor
Marc Ellis, Chat Transcripts Editor
Note from the Editors:
Both bodies of Congress,
the House of Representatives and the Senate have been
in session and talking about immigration. The Senate
has had active debate on a bill to raise the cap on
the number of H-1B visas. The debate has not been about
raising the cap. Most of the Senators support that.
The argument has been about linking the increase in
H-1B visas to other immigration issues. The Democrats
tried and failed to include in the H-1B bill provisions
that would allow some people from Central America to
file for adjustment, an amnesty for people who have
been in the United States since 1984 and a restoration
of 245(i), the law that allows people who are here illegally
to pay a penalty and file for a green card instead of
leaving and having to get a new visa. The President
has threatened that if these measures are not included
in one of the budget bills, he will veto it. Simply
having the House or the Senate pass a bill does not
change the law. None of the changes become law until
both the House and Senate vote for it and the President
signs it. The next week may see some interesting changes
in the immigration laws as the American political system
works in its unique way.
By The President at Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
an address to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus President
Clinton spoke about the importance of immigrants in the
history of the United States. He pointed out that eight
of the 39 men who signed the Constitution were immigrants,
including Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the
Treasury, and the Declaration of Independence was printed
July 5, 1776, the day after it was signed, in German because
so many of the people who lived in Pennsylvania at that
time had German as their first language and spoke limited,
if any, English....More
Lawyer Among Those Charged In Unprecedented Prosecution
to a report from the Associated Press carried in the
Boston Globe's Boston.com a lawyer who operated one
of the nation's largest immigration asylum firms and
seven others were charged Wednesday with enabling smugglers
of Chinese aliens to sneak scores of them into the country....More
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To The Editor
author of the following letter refers to the beating of
two undocumented workers as described in this article
from the New York Times (registration required).
have a comment on a piece I saw in the TV news this
week. It is about the 2 immigrant day workers that were
deliberately attacked this week. It states the residents
of this long island neighborhood are sick and tired
of these people hanging around their neighborhoods and
not paying any taxes.…..More
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