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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
July 20, 2001
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Yesterday we reported incorrectly that S. 560, a private bill to grant Rita Mirembe Revell (a.k.a. Margaret Rita Mirembe) permanent resident status, had been passed by the Senate. It was passed by the House. The Senate had passed the bill on April 30, 2001. We regret the error. The bill has now been signed into law by President Bush.

The House has passed H.R. 2500, the Appropriations bill for the Departments of Commerce, Justice and State by a vote of 408 to 16 with 6 not voting. The remarks during the discussion, consideration and passage of the bill are extensive. We bring them to your in their entirety so you can see the immigration references in the context of the overall appropriations and because there are many references to immigration in the discussion over sections of the bill other than those directly related to the INS. To find the occurences of the word "immigration," hit the "CTRL" and "F" buttons on your keyboard simultaneously. This will open a dialogue box. Enter the word "immigration," (or any other word you want to search for) and then click on "Find Next." You can continue to do this to find all occurences on the page. Alternatively you can click on "edit" on the tool bar of your browser and then click on "find" to open the same dialogue box.

What the House passed is not necessarily going to be the last word. The Senate must pass its version, and then the horse trading can begin.


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Immigration News

President Bush Signs Private Bill
President Bush signed into law S. 560, a private bill to grant Rita Mirembe Revell (a.k.a. Margaret Rita Mirembe) permanent resident status.

Sen Leahy's Statements at Ziglar Hearing
Sen. Leahy, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, at the confirmation hearing for James Ziglar to head the INS outlined the challenges facing the agency and said he is confident that Mr. Ziglar will be a good partner in efforts to meet those challenges.

Sen. Hatch Statements on Ziglar
At the Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearing of James Ziglar to head the INS, Sen. Hatch stated he is "confident that [Mr. Zigal] will bring to the INS what it most desperately needs: Immediate and experienced leadership to make the INS an agency that is firm in the enforcement of the law, but fair and consistent in its application."

CJS Appropriations Passes House
After discussion and consideration the House passed H.R. 2500, the appropriations bill for the Departments of Commerce, Justice and State by a vote of 408 to 16 with 6 not voting.

Immigration in the Press

In U.S. Unions, Mexico Finds Unlikely Ally on Immigration
The New York Times [registration required] reports that when Mexico's foreign minister, Jorge Castaeda, said at the hotel workers' convention that illegal Mexican immigrants should be given legal status to prevent their exploitation, he got a rousing ovation.

This Day in Immigration

From July 20, 2000

"Persecution on Account of Imputed Political Opinion Leads to Asylum In Agbuya v. INS, No. 98-70965 (9th Cir. July 18, 2000), the 9th Circuit found that despite petitioner never having stated a political opinion, she suffered persecution on account of her political opinion imputed by her persecutors."

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Angelo Paparelli and Steve Yale-Loehr will conduct a three-part teleconference and e-mail listserv series titled On the Cutting Edge: H-1B Practice and Strategy with Angelo Paparelli and Steve Yale-Loehr. The teleconferences will take place Wednesdays August 8, September 5, and October 3, 2001, at 1:00-2:30 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. They are open to attorneys, employers, HR professionals and anyone else interested in the H-1B process and strategy. For more information or to register click here.

Saturday, October 13, 2001, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Ramada Inn, Fairfield, NJ. A panel of experienced immigration lawyers and paralegals will explain how the administrative system operates and present the information you need to handle basic immigration matters. Youll also hear directly from several agency representatives about the procedures you need to follow when dealing with these agencies. For details click here.

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