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Immigration Daily
Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
Nina Manchanda, Esq., Assistant Legal Editor
Marc Ellis, Esq., Chat Transcripts Editor
November 17, 2000
Editor's Comments 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

ILW.COM is the communication hub for immigrants, their families, employers and attorneys. We continue to expand to fulfill the needs of the immigrant community. Shortly we plan to introduce a page with goods and services for immigrants. The plans are to include links to sites offering books, credit cards, airplane tickets and phone cards. Please let us know what else you would like to see. Do you need to find a car, enroll in a school or find that special ingredient to make your favorite dish? Send your comments and suggestions to

INS News of the Day

INS Achieves 2-Year Naturalization Program Goals
According to a press release from the INS the agency has met its natualization program goals by completing more than 2.5 million naturalization applications for the period FY1999-FY2000, and met or exceeded its goals foir adjsutment of status and green card renewals.

Border Patrol FY2000 Recruiting and Hiring Report
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The INS announces that it has hired more than 1,700 new Border Patrol Agents in FY2000.

ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

Indochinese Parolees
John T. Combs writes that Section 586 of Public Law 106-429, the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2001, signed by President Clinton on November 6, 2000 provides new opportunities for parolees from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos to adjust their status and have their permanent residency back dated as of the date of entry into the US.

Immigration News of the Day

Anti-Immigration Ads Spur Rally
Michigan Live reports on a "Say No to Racial Hatred" rally protesting a recent billboard campaign by the New York-based anti-immigration group Project USA.

The Final Flourish of Rockwell's America
An author writing for the Belfast Telegraph give his impressions of the US and its immigrants.

ILW.COM Highlights of the Day

Get Answers to All Your Immigration Questions
Information on Employment, Family, Visitor and General immigration issues.

ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:

I am an immigration attorney in Minneapolis, and I normally find your daily email report useful. However, your comments for November 16, 2000 are simply baffling. ILW.COM bills itself as being pretty pro-immigrant, yet your commentary finds fault with Congress for "micro-managing immigration law" and giving "creative lawyers new loopholes."

Excuse me, but would you rather see Congress do nothing, and allow H-1B immigrants to languish in limbo while the INS takes several months to adjucate H-1B petitions, and years to adjudicate permanent residence applications? AC21 was a positive step towards fairness for employment-based immigrants, yet you would rather that Congress take a "hands-off" policy towards the INS and let them do whatever they want, whenever they want. Who's side are you on?

Dinesh Shenoy

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