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Immigration and Nationality Law
News Developments February 1, 2003 to February 14, 2003
SEVIS Grace Period Ends February 15, 2003
INS has decided to grant a grace period for schools and exchange visitor programs to enter information and issue forms through the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).  More

Special Registration Deadline
The deadline for registration of call-in Group 3 is February 21, 2003.  More

Two Workers Indicted for Shredding INS Documents
A manager and supervisor of a support services contractor were recently indicted by a federal grand jury for shredding reportedly as much as 90,000 documents at the INS California Service Center ("CSC"). More

Visa Fraud at Consulate Posts
Allegations of visa fraud at two consulate posts have led to formal charges against consulate employees and a Foreign Service officer. 
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DOL Affirms Administrative Determination of Back Wages
An administrative law judge recently found that employment began upon approval of (rather than the filing of) an H-1B petition. 
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President Bush Intends to Nominate Director of Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services
President George Bush announced his intention to designate Eduardo Aguirre, Jr. to be Acting Director of the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Service at the Department of Homeland Security. 
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INS Implements Court Order Involving Legalization
INS has announced publication of procedures to implement an Arizona federal district court's order regarding legalization. 
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89 Aliens Repatriated to Nigeria
INS announced that on February 13, 89 illegal aliens, including alleged war criminals, were repatriated to Nigeria. 
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Updated Poverty Guidelines Published
On February 7, the Department of Health and Human Services published updated poverty guidelines to account for the last calendar year's increase in prices as measured by the Consumer Price Index. 
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