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Immigration Daily January 6, 2004
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Children's Issues And Legislative Changes In Family Immigration - Telephonic Seminar Session

The curriculum for the January phone session of ""All In The Family" - Current Issues In Family-Based Immigration" is as follows:

Phone Session on January 8: Children's Issues and Legislative Changes

  • Child Status Protection Act - Age out protection for children of Permanent residents, refugees and asylees, and DV lottery winners
  • Step children
  • Children born out of wedlock
  • Adoption
  • DREAM Act and other Pending legislation
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Featured Article

Changes In Ethical Rules Governing Confidentiality Between A Lawyer And Client
Cyrus D. Mehta writes "Information that arises from a relationship between a lawyer and client is confidential. There are two types of rules protecting confidentiality."

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Immigration Law News

DHS Establishes US VISIT Program
The Department of Homeland Security established the United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology Program (US-VISIT) to monitor aliens seeking to be admitted pursuant to a nonimmigrant visa who travel through designated air and sea ports. For the Federal Register final interim rule, see here. For the Federal Register notice to nonimmigrant aliens, see here.

DHS Launches US VISIT Program
The Department of Homeland Security launched US-VISIT, a new program to enhance the nation's security while facilitating legitimate travel and trade through our borders. The system utilizes biometrics, which are physical characteristics unique to each individual, to verify identity.

Secretary Ridge Says USVISIT Protects Our Immigration Systems' Integrity
Secretary Ridge in announcing the launch of US-VISIT said, "[It] will allow Customs and Border Protection Officers to focus on "at-risk" travelers, while speeding the entry of everyone else. At the same time, the program will protect the integrity of our immigration system by confirming a visitor's identity and ensuring that they adhere to visa policies.

Equitable Tolling Doctrine Does Not Apply To DV Lottery
In Gonzalez v. Ashcroft, No. 02-71997 (9th Cir. Dec. 31, 2003), the court said that the equitable tolling doctrine did not apply to the DV lottery program which has a Congressionally-mandated one-year deadline.

President Bush Unveils Details Of His Immigration Plan
The Washington Post reports "Bush's [immigration] plans, many of which are similar to ideas endorsed by the Democratic presidential candidates in their platforms and debates, would be the most broad changes to immigration law since a bill signed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986.

Critics See USVISIT As Intrusive
The Christian Science Monitor reports "Critics see the plan - the United States Visitor and Immigration Status Indicator Technology (or US VISIT) program - as intrusive and cumbersome, damaging trade and tourism, and threatening to bring ports of entry to a grinding halt."

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:
Mr Chun wrote that illegals are responsible for present day white flight and that "increased crime, teen pregnancy, social funds abuse, drug making and use, school with the lowest scores and highest non-graduates, gang activity, and high unemployment" are what they bring to our country. Well Mr. Chun, where are your parents from? Mine came over on the Mayflower and in slave ships. These ancestors then mingled with the Seminole peoples. Maybe that's why I've dedicated my life to working with illegal immigrants. Immigration is what formed this country and we are all a product of it. Immigrants are kept from becoming legal in this country by a set of immigration laws that are new and do not work, if they did we wouldn't have so many illegals in the work force. Have you been to a restaurant lately, Mr. Chun? Odds are the entire kitchen is undocumented. How about the cleaning staff for every building you go into on a daily basis? Or even the men constructing the road that you drive on? Or every vegetable and fruit you eat? If we need them to work so desperately, it's time to have them do so legally. Oh, and as for your laundry list of issues. I am from Boston, the third richest city in the US. I've worked in the public school system and participate in local government. Illegal immigrants aren't the cause of these problems, it's a society that increasingly funnels resources to those that already have money. White flight isn't even a reality here or in other metropolitan areas. Whites are here...they move back to the city to enjoy its resources and culture every day...they just send their children to private school.

Lizz Cannon, Community Organizer
Brazilian Immigrant Center, Allston, MA

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