Last updated: Wednesday, August 7, 2002
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Signs Age-Out Protection Legislation [08/06/2002]
President Bush on Tuesday, August 6, signed the Child
Status Protection Act. The new law addresses the problem
of minor children losing their eligibility for certain
immigration benefits as a result of INS processing
- D.C. District Court Decision
Holding that the Government Must Release the Names of
Individuals Detained in Connection with September 11
On August 2, 2002, the District Court for the District of
Columbia ruled that the Justice Department must release
the names of individuals detained in the September 11
attacks within 15 days of the court's decision.
Plaintiffs in this case were twenty-one public interest
organizations committed to civil rights, human rights,
and civil liberties including both AILA and AILF.
INS Written Answers to Questions
Topics addressed in liaison between AILA and INS
Headquarters include IBIS checks, filing of DV
adjustments, education evaluations, EAD renewals, ability
to pay the offered wage, EB-5 processing, and presumption
of immigrant intent.
- U.S. INS Commissioner Discusses
B Admissions and Canadians [08/06/2002]
In a letter to the Canadian Snowbird Association, the INS
Commissioner indicates that 'any new limitations on B
admissions will not have a negative effect' on Canadian
retirees who spend up to 6 months in the U.S.
Extends TPS for Nationals of Somalia [08/05/2002]
The DOJ has extended temporary protected status (TPS) for
nationals of Somalia for another year, through 9/17/03.
The 60-day re-registration period runs from 7/26/02
Legislation and Bills, 107th Congress [08/01/2002]
A list of immigration-related bills currently pending in
the 107th Congress. The list is organized by topic, with
Senate bills listed first, and is updated on a regular
and Senate Action on Immigration and Homeland Security
Update on the House and Senate Homeland Security
legislation just prior to recess. We will be asking AILA
members to contact their Senators and Representatives
during recess, and will be working with selected Chapters
to set up meetings with targeted Senators during the
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