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Immigration Daily
Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
Nina Manchanda, Esq., Assistant Legal Editor
Marc Ellis, Esq., Chat Transcripts Editor
Gary Endelman, Esq., Columnist
Joel Stewart, Esq., Columnist
July 25, 2000
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Congressional News of the Day

Senate Passes S. 2812, Naturalization Waiver of Oath
The Senate passed S. 2812 which amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide a waiver of the oath of renunciation and allegiance for naturalization of aliens having certain disabilities.

Markup of H.R. 238, to Amend Sec. 274 of the Immigration and Nationality Act
The House of Representatives, Full Committee on the Judiciary will meet on July 25 and 26, 2000 to markup H.R. 238 which would amend section 274 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to impose mandatory minimum sentences, and increase certain sentences, for bringing in and harboring certain aliens and to amend title 18 to provide enhanced penalties for persons committing such offenses while armed.

INS News of the Day

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Immigration News of the Day

First Coconut
An article in discusses the attempts of the Republican Party to capture Hispanic votes in the Las Vegas area. The author writes that even though George W. Bush has a Hispanic nephew, it will take more than a Texan marginal fluency in Spanish to bring the majority of Hispanics under the GOP tent.

Airport Dentist Crucial to INS Gatekeeping
The New York Times (registration required) reports that INS agents single out illegal immigrants who appear to be older than their paperwork indicates and take them to see a dentist under contract to the INS. Dental and bone X-rays, in the view of the INS, are one of the most reliable ways of determining an immigrant's age.

Critical Conditions: Physicians Educated Abroad Work in Low-Paying Jobs as They Struggle to Get Certification
According to the Detroit Free Press, many foreign physicians face disheartening situations with the significant changes in America's physician work force. Job opportunities for foreign physicians have shrunk and the competition for coveted residency positions is fiercer than ever.

"Wet Foot" Policy Fuels Smuggling
USA Today reports that the speed with which Cuban Baseball player Andy Morales returned to the US reveals much about both the boldness of the alien smuggling operations and the special status Cuban nationals have in the eyes of US immigration law. All a Cuban migrant need do, under a policy known as "wet foot/dry foot," is step onto dry land in US territory and he can stay.

ILW.COM Highlights of the Day

Immigration Information in Spanish
Read the new addition to immigration information in Spanish.

ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

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Chat with INS Officer Linda Major-Dodd on August 1, 2000, 9 p.m. ET.

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