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Editor's Comments of the Day
In his article Private Romero's 50-Year Long March To Become A US Citizen attorney Carl Shusterman writes about his succesful efforts to gain citizenship for a US veteran of the Korean War. As we have said more than once, immigration ultimately is not about laws, it is about people. While immigration attorney's are compensated monetarily for helping people, it is the heart-touching cases such as Mr. Romero's that are the most rewarding. We invite attorney's to submit their stories of real human drama. Let us know what biographic and contact information you would like included with the story. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Federal Register News of the Day
The INS has extended temporary protected status (TPS) designation for Somalia until September 17, 2001. The 30-day re-registration period begins
November 20, 2000, and ends December 20, 2000.
Notice of Information
Collection for J Visa Waiver Review Application Data Sheet
The Department of State, Office of Visa Services, will accept public comments on the
J Visa Waiver Review Application Data Sheet for 60 days.
Cases of the Day
Stay of Deportation Pending Second Circuit Decisions
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In Lecky v. Reno, No.
3:00cv1397 (JBA), (D.Conn, Oct. 25, 2000), the court granted a
stay of deportation pending the ruling of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in similar
cases. The cases present the question of who is the proper
custodian and respondent in a writ of habeas corpus and whether AEDPA and IIRIRA's bar
to discretionary relief can be applied to criminal conduct which occurred prior to the
enactment of those laws.
INS News of the Day
Commissioner Wyrsch to Serve as Acting Commissioner
The Department of Justice announced that Deputy commissioner Mary Ann Wyrsch will
serve as the INS's Acting Commissioner until a new Commissioner is appointed by the
President and confirmed by the Senate.
ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day
Private Romero's 50-Year Long March To Become A US Citizen
Carl Shusterman writes about his successful efforts to gain citizenship for a US veteran of the Korean War.
Immigration News of the Day
Meissner Ends Embattled Tenure as Head of INS; Immigration Wave
Tested Her Reshaping of Agency
The Washington Post reviews the work of Doris M. Meissner during her term as
Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
Family Law and Immigration Rules Clash in Brooklyn Court
The New York Times
[registration required] reports on a case before a New York appellate court which questions how to reconcile two
apparently contradictory governmental aims - the state's constitutional duty to help
families stay together regardless of their citizenship, and new welfare laws that deny
benefits to illegal immigrants.
ILW.COM Highlights of the Day
Find an Immigration Attorney in Canada
Send e-mail to attorneys in Canada, Australia and other countries.
ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day
Special Chat with INS
Participate in a special chat with Linda Dodd-Major, Acting Director of DOJ/INS Office of Business Liaison, on Tuesday, December 19, 2000, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (New Yok) time. Questions will be accepted beginning 15 minutes before the start of the chat.
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