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Editor's Comments of the Day
Sophonie Telcy, Elian Gonzalez, a toddler from Thailand, these are just three children who’s cases have brought
to the attention of the public shortcomings in the INS policy for the treatment of juveniles. These three have
made it to the news. Thousands have not. The INS needs to implement a more coherent and humane policy to deal
with alien children who find themselves in the United States. Welcoming those who have been persecuted because
of their race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a social group is not only part of our
law, it is part of the American ideal. The INS needs to do a better job in applying the law to those who are
most vulnerable and liable to exploitation-children. Comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
or posted on the Discussion Board.
Federal Register News of the Day
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Announces
an Open Competition
The Department of State requests grant proposals for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Southeast
Europe Youth Leadership program. Funds are available to allow participants from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina,
Kosovo, and Montenegro to participate in J-1 programs focused on civic education, leadership, and community activism.
Cases of the Day
New Mexico District Court Grants Summary Judgment Against INS
The New Mexico District Court granted a summary judgment motion against the INS. The Court found that a
1997 amendment to the definition of “special immigrant juvenile” does not apply to applications filed prior to
the time the amendment was enacted into law.
INS, DOL and DOS News of the Day
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EB-2 Education and Experience Requirements
Cyrus D. Mehta, Esq., comments on the long awaited and recently released guidance from the INS on the education
and experience requirements for EB-2 petitions.
Immigration News of the Day
INS Delays Return of Thai Toddler to Homeland
The AP reports that the INS has decided to delay the removal of a two year old Thai boy believed to have been
used as a prop in a human cargo smuggling operation.
Gallup Poll on INS Raid
A Gallup poll shows continued public support for the INS raid to return Elian Gonzalez to his father, but
disapproval of the methods used.
ILW.COM News of the Day
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Tolerance no more-AEDPA eliminates possibility of 212(c) waiver for most people.
ILW.COM Chat Transcripts & Discussions of the Day
Family Immigration and Naturalization
Attorney Marc Ellis responds to queries about fiancé visas, J-1 visas, family based petitions, processing times
Letters to the Editor
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