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Immigration Daily
Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
Marc Ellis, Esq., Chat Transcripts Editor
Gary Endelman, Esq., Columnist
Joel Stewart, Esq., Columnist
May 04, 2000
Editor's Comments of the Day
Congressional News of the Day
INS, DOL and DOS News of the Day
ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day
Immigration News of the Day
ILW.COM News of the Day
ILW.COM Chat Transcripts & Discussions of the Day
Letters to the Editor
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Editor's Comments of the Day

One result of the Elian Gonazlez situation is increased talk by the media and the public about immigration. Unfortunately, the press has not done a good job of educating themselves or other people in the terminology of immigration. As in any specialized field, there are terms or art, or expressions and usages which differ from their common English meaning. Most people when they hear the word parole would think of some type of supervised release after a prison term. For a nonimmigrant seeking admission to the United States, parole means being physically admitted without being legally admitted. Perhaps this confusion is what led to a network news report that Elians parole had been revoked. Immigration issues can be complex and confusing. If the media do not take the time to learn the terminology and use it correctly, there is no way they can provide complete and accurate information to the public.

Congressional News of the Day

Hmong Veterans Naturalization Act of 2000
On May 2, 2000 the House passed the Hmong Veterans Naturalization Act of 2000. The bill provides an exemption from the English language requirement and special consideration concerning the civics requirement for certain aliens who served with special guerrilla units or irregular forces in Laos and are applying for citizenship.

Private Bill for Belinda McGregor
A Private Bill to grant Belinda McGregor an immigrant visa under the Diversity Lottery program and to allow her to adjust status.

INS, DOL and DOS News of the Day

ILW.COM invites the submissions of recent correspondence about matters of immigration law from government agencies. Submissions may be published. Please send to

ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

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An Answer for Elian
In a new article ILW.COM columnist Gary Endelman, Esq., finds a solution to the Elian Gonzalez situation other than granting asylum and finds that Eleventh Circuit decision has implications beyond the field of immigration law.

Immigration News of the Day

Border Patrol Agent Pleads Guilty Over Traffic Stop Incident
The LA Times reports a US Border Patrol agent pleaded guilty Monday to obstructing justice for trying to cover up a traffic stop during which he used force and left a motorist injured.

One Family's Fight To Overturn Immigration Law
The Christian Science Monitor covers the story of woman who is the daughter, wife and mother of US citizens and facing deportation to Mexico.

ILW.COM News of the Day

Advance Parole
INS Issues Foreign Travel Advisory for Aliens With Pending Immigration Applications.

Case Tracking Software Coming Soon
ILW.COM will soon launch its case tracking software. The feature will facilitate communication between attorneys, aliens and employers by allowing aliens and employers to check on the status of case through the Internet instead of making a phone call.

ILW.COM Chat Transcripts & Discussions of the Day

Work Visas and Green Cards
Stephen Yale-Loehr answers questions about H-1s, J-1s, optional practical training, travel with a nonimmigrant visa and family based green cards.

Letters to the Editor

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