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Immigration Daily
Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
Nina Manchanda, Esq., Asst. Legal Editor
Marc Ellis, Esq., Chat Transcripts Editor
Gary Endelman, Esq., Columnist
Joel Stewart, Esq., Columnist
June 16, 2000
Editor's Comments of the Day
Federal Register News of the Day
Congressional News of the Day
ILW.COM Highlights of the Day
Letters to the Editor
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Editor's Comments of the Day

This issue of Immigration Daily comes to you directly from the AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) annual conference in Chicago. Severe weather in the Chicago area June 14 prevented many scheduled flights from landing and wrecked havoc with participants' and attendees' schedules including the ILW.COM editorial team.

For the first time in many years AILA has a contested election for national treasurer. The voting will determine the contest between Deborah J. Notkin, Tammy Fox-Isicoff and Ellen Ma Lee.

Scheduled sessions for June 15 include forums with the Department of States, the General Counsel of the INS and the Executive Office of Immigration Review. The substantive practice sessions include panels on artists, entertainers, models and athletes, unlawful presence and section 222(g), family planning in employment based cases and challenging prevailing wage determinations.

Federal Register News of the Day

Request for Proposals Israel-Arab Peace Partners Program
Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State announces an open competition for grants J-1 visa programs under the Israel-Arab Peace Partners Program.

Congressional News of the Day

House Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims Holds Hearing on "Agricultural Opportunities Act."
The House Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims holds hearing on (link) H.R. 4548, the "Agricultural Opportunities Act," with witness statements from Lamar Smith , Sheila Jackson Lee , Cindy Fangnoni, John Holt, Robert Dolibois, Mark Krikorian, Marcos Camacho, Dewey Hukill, John Fraser , William Buchanan and Cecila Munoz.

INS News of the Day

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ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

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ILW.COM Highlights of the Day

ILW.COM Team at AILA Convention
The ILW.COM is attending the AILA convention in Chicago to help make attorneys aware of the value of the site including demonstrating our new Web-based Case Tracking Software.

Letters to the Editor

Last I read the bill allowing same sex partners to petition people from outside the country (HR 3560 I think) was in the judiciary subcommittee...I have written my congressman (Dennis Kucinich) asking him to vote for this which he said he has every intention on much longer before it goes to vote, and what are the odds that it will pass? And how much longer after it passes would one have to wait? I am having a hard time getting my partner here from Mexico, Tijuana to be exact and this bill would greatly benefit us but I don't wish to wait years and years.

I enjoy your eNewsletter tremendously, it has helped me much to understand just how complex this whole process of immigration is and how many drawbacks exist in trying to bring people across the border.

Thank you!

Carmen Rodriguez

Editor's Note: When there is action on the bill in Congress we will cover it in the Congressional news section of the Daily.

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.

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