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Immigration Daily December 12, 2003
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Immigration Law News

Domond Ruling Remains Good Law In Wake Of St. Cyr
In Khan v. Ashcroft, No. 03-2126 (2nd Cir. Dec. 9, 2003), the court said that the ruling in Domond v. INS remained good law despite the Supreme Court's St. Cyr ruling and that the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act 440(d)(AEDPA) was not impermissibly retroactive as applied to aliens such as Petitioner who pleaded guilty following AEDPA's effective date, even if the criminal conduct underlying their convictions took place before AEDPA's effective date.

DHS Secretary Ridge's Legalization Comments Draw Fire
A Washington Times op-ed says "Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge's suggestion that 8 million to 12 million illegal aliens now in the US be "legalized" drew harsh criticism yesterday from congressional and other opponents of such legalization."

Wal-Mart Case Scheduled To Appear Before Federal Grand Jury
Forbes Magazine reports that the US Attorney's office said "A federal grand jury will convene on Thursday to consider a case against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in connection with illegal workers arrested at its stores in October."

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:
How do I locate the INS letter of Johnny Williams August 15, 2003? It was reproduced at 79 Int. Rel 1186-88 (Aug 5, 2002)


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