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Immigration Daily
Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
Nina Manchanda, Esq., Assistant Legal Editor
Marc Ellis, Esq., Chat Transcripts Editor
August 18, 2000
Editor's Comments of the Day
Federal Register News of the Day
DOS 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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An Important disclaimer! The information provided on this page is not legal advice. Transmission of this information is not intended to create, and receipt by you does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers must not act upon any information without first seeking advice from a qualified attorney. Correspondence to Letters may be edited and may be published and otherwise used in any medium.

Editor's Comments of the Day

Nothing in immigration law requires you to hire an attorney. Many schools, employers and individuals successfully file immigration forms on their own without the help of a lawyer. Why do some people choose to be represented? The answer is usually time. Some people cannot afford the lost time of forms completed incorrectly or filed in the wrong place. A good immigration lawyer will know what types of information the INS usually needs to make a decision in a particular type of case and can save you the time of gathering information or documents which are not needed. Others simply do not have the time to educate themselves about what forms and documents need to be filed and where to file them for family and employment cases, how to document a successful asylum claim or the procedures used in the Immigration Courts and by the Board of Immigration Appeals. Do you need to hire a lawyer? No. Do you want to hire a lawyer? The decision is yours.

Federal Register News of the Day

Extension of Comment Period for Proposed Rule for Processing Temporary Agricultural Worker (H-2A) Petitions by the Secretary of Labor
The comment period for the proposed INS rule on H-2A Temporary Agricultural Workers has been extended from August 14, 2000, to September 18, 2000. The rule would require alien workers to sign a petition to request a change of status or extension of stay, provide that all requests, including extension of stay and change of status petitions, must be filed with the Department of Labor (DOL), and provide that fees will be collected by the DOL.

Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts
The US Sentencing Commission looks at policy priorities in sentencing guidelines including whether collateral consequences that a deportable/removable alien may incur, such as likelihood of deportation/removal, ineligibility for minimum-security facilities and absence from family in Mexico, constitute a basis for downward departure.

DOS News of the Day

Interactive On-Line OF-156
The Department of State website now has an interactive OF-156, Nonimmigrant Visa Application, that can be completed and printed from your computer.

ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

Deportation Defense by Diana Atencia-Catalan, Esq.
Diana Atencia Catalan, Esq., writes about the increase in deportations/removals since the enactment of AEDPA and IIRIRA, and how to avoid being deported/removed.

Immigration News of the Day

Specialty Visas
An article in Asian Week discusses the situation of workers with H-1B visas and comments that while we desperately need immigration reform expanding contract labor will only increase the number of workers unable to organize and drive down wages for both immigrants and native-born Americans.

Jurists Marriage Leads to Job Review
The Dallas Morning News reports that a US Immigration Judge in Dallas has temporarily removed himself from the bench and asked federal authorities whether he should give up his gavel permanently for marrying a woman who immigrated illegally from Colombia.

ILW.COM Highlights of the Day

Read About Us in a Spanish Newspaper
Read about us in the New York based Spanish newspaper Tiempos del Mundo dated Thursday, August 17, 2000.

ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Chat with Immigrants
Visit the ILW.COM Public Chat room every evening between 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time (New York Time) to chat with other immigrants. The room is open to everyone to talk about immigration.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Sir,
I am a regular reader of your Immigration Daily. I compliment you for the way you are handling this complex issue. I bring to your knowledge that an immigrant even of above 65 yrs of age is denied health care coverage after entering in the USA, meaning thereby that he/she remains uncovered with the basic right available to others. In the absence of basic health care coverage the other Insurance companies are also unable to issue them coverage under Medicare supplement plans resulting in no coverage at all. This is a big shock for them and also for their sponsors. Is this justified in this number one country of the world? Your and your readers' comments are awaited.

P. Singh

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