The House Committee on Appropriations has approved a FY 2002 spending bill for the Departments of Commerce, Justice and State. It provides a $252 million increase for the INS to enforce immigration laws including additional border patrol agents, increased detention and removal capacity, and continuation of the interior enforcement, naturalization, and other application backlog reduction. Total INS budgetary resources would be $5.6 billion, $130 million above the President Bush’s request.
The Nebraska Service Center processing times have been updated.
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ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day
"A Moveable Feast": New and Old Portability under AC21 § 105 (Part III)
Angelo A. Paparelli and Janet J. Lee in the second of their articles on H-1Bs discuss employer's due diligence and employment discrimination risks.
INS Appropriations for FY2002
The House Committee on Appropriations has approved a $252 million increase for the INS to enforce immigration laws including additional border patrol agents, increased detention and removal capacity, and continuation of the interior enforcement, naturalization, and other application backlog reduction. Total INS budgetary resources are $5.6 billion, $130 million above the President’s request.
Rep. Bereuter commends to his colleagues an editorial on the importance of citizenship.
Sen. DeWine Cosponsors Bill to Allow Substitution for Relative Petitions
Sen. DeWine was added as a cosponsor of S. 1167, a bill to permit the substitution of an alternative close family sponsor in the case of the death of the person petitioning for an alien's admission to the US.
Diversity Visa Rule Sent to House
A letter from the Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting the Department's final rule--Visas: Documentation of Immigrants under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended--Diversity Visas-- was received July 9, 2001.
Immigration in the Press
Few Take INS Offer on Permit Extension
According to the Miami Herald only 3,400 of 110,000 eligible Hondurans and Nicaraguans eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) have refiled for the permits, and the deadline expires in about four weeks.
ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day
Chat with Kevin Levine
Kevin Levine will answers questions on all aspects of immigration law on Monday, July 16, 2001, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. Questions will be accepted beginning 15 minutes before the beginning of the chat.
This Day in Immigration
From July 14, 2000
"INS Final Rule for Aliens Coming Temporarily to US to Perform Agricultural Labor or Services; H-2A Classification Petitions
The Immigration and Naturalization Service has published a final rule delegating to the Department of Labor the authority to adjudicate petitions for H-2A workers effective November 13, 2000."
Letters to the Editor
This Texas Attorney General Opinion No. JC-0394 concludes that Texas county hospital districts are prohibited from providing free
or discounted nonemergency health care to undocumented foreign nationals even if they reside within the districts' boundaries.
Paul Parsons, Chairman
State Bar of Texas Committee on
Laws Relating to Immigration & Nationality
To read the Texas Attorney General's opinion, click here
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HELP WANTED: IMMIGRATION PARALEGAL
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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.
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