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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 15, 2000
Editor's Comments of the Day
Cases of the Day
Congressional 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 White House has jumped into the H-1B debate by putting forth a proposal which would raise the cap to 200,000 for fiscal years 2001, 2002 and 2003, reserve a percentage of H-1Bs for individuals holding a masters or higher degree and raise the fee to $2000 ($3000 for H-1B dependent employers as defined in ACWIA). The proposal calls for extending the attestation requirements and DOL investigative authority granted under ACWIA throughout the cap increase-through the end of fiscal year 2003. The Administration also supports the extension of NACARA to allow nationals of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Haiti to apply for adjustment of status and advancing the registry date to January 1, 1986. Read the proposal here.

Cases of the Day

New Mexico District Court Grants Summary Judgment Against INS
In Yu v. Brown, No. CIV 97-1491 MV/WWD, The New Mexico District Court granted a summary judgment motion against the INS. The Court found that a 1997 amendment to the definition of special immigrant juvenile does not apply to applications filed prior to the time the amendment was enacted into law.

Congressional News of the Day

Rep. Hastings of Washington Calls for Repeal of Sec. 110
Rep. Hastings of Washington calls for a repeal of sec. 110 of IIRAIRA witch mandates an automated entry/exit system at the borders.

INS News of the Day

J. Scott Blackman Named New Eastern Regional Director
J. Scott Blackman, who has been Acting Eastern Regional Director since March 1999, has been named Regional Director.

Robert S. Coleman, Jr., Named District Director for Seattle
Robert S. Coleman, Jr., former Deputy District Director for Seattle and Acting District Directory since December, has been District Director of the Seattle Office.

ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

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Taming the Tiger by Gary Endelman
In the latest of his As I See It articles Gary Endelman, Esq., warns those whose motto is Green Cards Not Guest Workers to be careful or they might just get what they ask for.

Immigration News of the Day

Why Opening The Mexican Border Makes Obvious Sense
Joe Rodriguez explains in the San Jose Mercury News why increasing immigration from Mexico to the United States would benefit both countries.

Appeals Court Will Decide if Elian Can Be Granted Asylum
ABC News reports on the hearing before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and what may lie ahead in the Elian Gonzalez saga.

ILW.COM Highlights of the Day

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ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Chat with Robert Hollander,
Join us on May 15, 2000, at 9:00 p.m. EST and pose your immigration questions to attorney Robert Hollander.

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.

Comment on 60 Days Left and Many Immigration Bills to Pass"

Dear Editor:

In the article titled, 60 Days Left and Many Immigration Bills to Pass, the authors imply that reinstating 245(i) will help with the INS adjudications backlog. Please note that a few years ago Congress mandated that the penalty fee associated with 245(i) be deposited in the Breached Bond Detention Fund Account instead of the Immigration Examinations Fee Account. Thus, this fee does not have a direct impact on INS' adjudications backlog.

Thank you.

ML (e-mail address withheld)

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