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New Seminar On Family-Based Immigration
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Reform The Troubled Diversity Visa Lottery
George Carenbauer provides a detailed and informed critique of the Diversity Visa Lottery Program.
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Immigration Law News
DOJ Announcement On System Of Records
The Department of Justice announced changes in its system of records of certain information on aliens.
Four Day Seizure Of Green Cards By State Trooper Violates Fourth Amendment
In Farm Labor Organizing Committee v. Ohio State Highway Patrol, No. 00-3653 (6th Cir. Oct. 17, 2002), the court considered the issue of Defendant, a trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, who seized the green cards of Petitioners for four days because he had taken a few days off from work and was unable to reach the INS during that time, and held that the four-day delay transformed the character of the seizure from a relatively brief investigative detention which could be justified by mere reasonable suspicion, to a full-blown seizure requiring probable cause, and affirmed the District Court's grant of partial summary judgement to Petitioners on the issue of Fourth Amendment liability.
Providing English PSR To Spanish Speaker Is Not Violation Of Federal Rules Of Criminal Procedure Absent Showing Of Prejudice-
In US v. Perez-Aguirre, No. 01-8067 (10th Cir. Oct. 16, 2002), a case in which the Defendant was charged with illegal reentry after deportation for committing an aggravated felony, the court decided the issue of whether a defendant who does not speak English must be provided with a written version of the Pre-Sentencing Report in his or her native tongue in order to comply with the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and said that it would not remand for resentencing absent a showing by the defendant that he or she was prejudiced by such a violation.
Amendment Proposed On Grant Elgibility Tied To Immigration Law Compliance
Sen. Reid (D-NV) proposed an amendment on a bill to authorize funding for
computer and network security research and development and research
fellowship programs with a section on "grant eligibility requirements and compliance with
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Refugee Quota Remains Unchanged At 70,000
Reuters reports "President Bush on Wednesday set the number of refugees the United States will admit in the next fiscal year at 70,000, with the largest group -- 20,000 -- from Africa."
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