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Registered nurse position for contractor company held not to be a specialty occupation. Although contractor always requires BS degree, the client facilities where the nurse will be placed do not. (Defensor v. Meissner, No. 98-60340 (5th Cir., 1/17/00))
The Department of State had advised the AILA's DOS liaison chair of the institution of a J waiver status update telephone line.
BIA announcement of two positions available on the Board. The closing date for applicant is January 28, 2000.
Respondent's success in obtaining writ of error coram nobis from U.S. district court, which then reduced sentence for conspiracy to commit robbery from 366 days to 10 months, results in BIA order terminating removal proceedings.
Interim final rule amending Export Administration Regulations to allow the export and reexport of any encryption commodity or software to individuals, commercial firms, and other nongovernment end-users in all destinations. Comments due 5/15/00. (65 FR 2491, 1/14/00)
D.C. Circuit holds that AILA and other organizational plaintiffs lack standing to challenge expedited removal provisions of IIRAIRA and implementing regulations.
State Department delays indefinitely the effective date of USIAs interim final rule (62 FR 51894, 9/27/99) establishing user fees for certain Exchange Visitor Program requests. (65 FR 352, 1/5/00)
Statement by Commissioner Meissner regarding INS determination that six-year-old Elian should be reunited with his Cuban father.
A letter from Senator Abraham to Attorney General Reno questions the INS approach to counting H-1Bs for purposes of the cap, and requests detailed information regarding the scope of the outside audit of the count and how the count has been conducted.
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