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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 09, 2000
Editor's Comments of the Day
Federal Register News of the Day
INS News of the Day
ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day
Immigration News of the Day
ILW.COM Highlights of the Day
ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day
Letters to the Editor
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Editor's Comments of the Day

The INS has announced that it expects to publish in the Federal Register a Notice of the re-registration period for TPS for Hondurans and Nicaraguans. According to the press release the period will continue for 30 days from the date of publication. Nationals of Nicaragua or Honduras who previously filed for TPS must file a new application for TPS (I-821) and an application for work authorization (I-765). Hondurans and Nicaraguans who were in the United States as of December 30, 1998, but did not apply for TPS during the initial registration may be eligible if they meet certain criteria. The INS took almost a year to adjudicate some of the initial TPS applications because it was unclear in what documents it required. Let us hope they now have their requirements in place so that the Administration's goal of allowing Hondurans and Nicaraguans to help rebuild their countries can be accomplished.

Federal Register News of the Day

Notice of availability of FY 2000 discretionary funds for refugee Community and Family Strengthening and Integration
The Department of Health and Human Services invites eligible entities to submit competitive grant applications for Community and Family Strengthening and Integration for Refugees, and Technical Assistance for the Integration of Refugees and Refugee Families into American Communities.

INS 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

TPS for Hondurans and Nicaraguans Extended
The INS has announced the extension until July 5, 2001, of TPS for Hondurans and Nicaraguans who had registered for TPS in the aftermath of hurricane Mitch, and of those who meet the criteria for late initial registration.

INS Announces Web Statistics
The INS has released statistics on its web site. The INS claims more than 776,000 visitors in March of this year with forms and fees being the most frequently visited area.

ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

ILW.COM invites the submission of articles about immigration law. Please send articles to

Alice in Labor Certification Land
ILW.COM's columnist Gary Endelman highlights the absurdities of the labor certification process.

Immigration News of the Day

Civil Rights of Aliens Violated
A report released by the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights finds that a person's race plays a role in how they are treated by the criminal justice system in the United States. Well over 90% of those subjected to INS enforcement actions are Hispanic while they account for only 60% of the undocumented people in the United States.

Cuban Baseball Player Missing
An Associated Press writer reports that a member of a Cuban baseball team visiting the US has disappeared and may have defected to the US.

ILW.COM Highlights of the Day

ILW.COM is soon going to launch the much-awaited web-based Case Tracking Software. It is targeted towards attorneys, immigrants and employers.
This application makes it possible for the attorneys to store the data on various cases on our secure servers. Access to this data will be available only to the attorneys and the people they choose, using passwords and other security features. It is possible to access the data from anywhere at anytime, rendering obsolete the need to call up attorneys for updates. It also fosters collaborative data management between attorneys and clients. If you are interested in testing this feature, please send an email to

ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Chat with Cyrus Mehta, Esq.
Our next chat is scheduled for Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at 9:00 p.m. EST. Mr. Mehta will answer questions on all aspects of immigration law.

Winding Through the Maze of US Immigration Laws
Robert Hollander, Esq. helps unravel the mysteries of H-1B visa, fianc petitions, labor certification and dealing with the processing delays at the INS.

Letters to the Editor

We encourage correspondence on any immigration related matters and comments on the ILW.COM site. Send letters to Letters may be edited for clarity, legal and space considerations, and may be published and otherwise used in any medium.

I must tell you, the INS Officers have no Customer Service training at all!

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