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"Eating Bitterness": The Impact Of Asian-Pacific Migration On U.S. Immigration Policy
Alicia J. Campi at the Immigration Policy Center writes "Asian-Pacific migration to the US has had a positive impact on immigration and refugee law by contributing to the demise of exclusion acts against non-whites and of the nationality-based quota system."

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Mother Of Daughter Subject To FGM Qualifies As Refugee
In Abay v. Ashcroft, No. 02-3795 (6th Cir. May 19, 2004), the court said that Petitioner's fear as a mother for her young child's risk of female genital mutilation in Ethiopia and her being forced to witness the pain and suffering was well-founded and qualified the Petitioner as a "refugee" within the meaning of the Act.

Misfiled Fingerprint Leads To Two Year Immigration Hell
The New York Times reports "Mr. Sanchez's case, if less dire or public, is no less chilling a lesson in how easily a person's identity can be smudged in this era of shared databases, and how long it can take to cleanse it particularly if, like Mr. Sanchez, he speaks little English and has a minor police record of his own."

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Letters to the Editor

Readers are welcome to share their comments, email:

Dear Editor:
The E-Filing Standards for Immigration Group (ESIG) will be holding a meeting Wednesday, June 9 at 7:00 during this year's Annual AILA Conference in Philadelphia. Members and practitioners who are interested in becoming members should attend. ESIG, a voluntary consortium of established U.S. immigration law firms and their electronic immigration software and online applications service providers, was established for the purpose of sharing knowledge and providing a consensus position on the USCIS, DOL and DOS e-filing initiatives. In striving towards this purpose, ESIG works to provide useful stakeholder input into e-filing decision-making and promote technology growth within the USCIS and DOL as a means of better serving immigration petitioners and applicants. Government agencies are finally following the trend of the rest of the world in developing technology to increase efficiency and service. Immigration law practitioners have always worked to bridge the gap between their clients and these government agencies, and now that the agencies are actively developing their own technology, it is our responsibility to become purposefully involved in these developments and retain interest in the processing of government benefits on behalf of our clients. Given the developing merger of technology and the law, clients' increasing demands for better service through technology and the technology advancements launched by the USCIS, it is apparent that there is no turning back -- the future of immigration law includes technology. If you are interested in becoming more involved in shaping the direction of immigration technology, I encourage you to join us in Philadelphia.

Robert Meltzer
President, VisaPrep

Dear Editor:
In the June 1st issue of Immigration Daily, there is an article of interest to me, but somehow the email was deleted in error. Would you please resend it?

Guadalupe Ruiz

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