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Immigration Daily
Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
Nina Manchanda, Esq., Assistant Legal Editor
Marc Ellis, Esq., Chat Transcripts Editor
September 1, 2000
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Cases of the Day

No Right to be Deported
In Gary v. INS, No. 00-3775, (E.D. Pa. August 29, 2000), the court ruled Petitioner's writ of mandamus legally frivolous. The court found that the Immigration and Nationality Act does not provide detainees with a private right of action against the Attorney General or officials of the INS to compel or expedite deportation.

Immigration News of the Day

US Tries Spy Tactics to Stop Human Smugglers
According to the Christian Science Monitor, the success of the INS in shutting down illegal entry points in major urban areas has forced smugglers to cooperate with one another and form sophisticated networks. In response, the INS is changing its approach in apprehending by breaking out the wiretaps and sending in the undercover agents. With its new tools, the INS will likely resemble a hybrid of the anti-Mafia techniques of the FBI and the drug-war policies of the Drug Enforcement Agency.

Neo-Nazi Youths Sentenced in Beating Death of Immigrant
The New York Times reports that three young German neo-Nazis were convicted of murder for beating an African immigrant to death, and one of them was sentenced to life imprisonment, the heaviest punishment under German law.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor

Your comments pointing out the progressive steps being taken by Iowa regarding the recruitment of immigrants are quite interesting. Your observation that "[T]he bureaucratic complexities of exempting the state from the quotas or per-country limits on immigration are almost impossible to imagine" is an overstatement. I am an immigration attorney with a business and corporate immigration law practice in Northern New Jersey. One particular area of our practice is obtaining waivers for Foreign Medical Graduates ("FMG") on J-1 visas who are subject to Section 212(e) of the INA. Over the past decade we have seen a dramatic transformation in the legislation in this area of the immigration practice to the point where it now appears to be the case that if an FMG is willing to serve for 5 years in a Health Shortage Professional Area ("HPSA") or a Medically Underserved Area ("MUA"), then the INS may be willing to grant a waiver of the two year home residency requirement and grant the FMG a green card. Perhaps the Iowans can come up with a national template that could be designated as the "State 2000 program" (analogous to the CONRAD State 20 Program) and offer two thousand visas on an annual basis to "essential workers" (or others) who agree to work for a designated period of time, in a designated area of the State, in a State designated occupation. Is such a program so hard to imagine? This information is offered merely as an observation and does not necessarily represent the position/opinion of the firm.

David H. Nachman, Esq.
Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.

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