November 18, 2000 |
Deputy Commissioner Mary Ann Wyrsch was named acting commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service after her boss resigned. Wyrsch will serve until there is a new presidential appointment and Senate confirmation of an immigration chief, which is not expected before the next administration takes office. Wyrsch succeeds Doris Meissner, who left after seven years to return to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
February 20, 1992 |
Former top attorneys of the Immigration and Naturalization Service urged Congress to approve "temporary protected status" for thousands of Haitian "boat people" until conditions in their homeland make it safe for them to return. The refugees need not be granted permanent asylum, the four former INS officials said. "It's been done before" for refugees from Lebanon, El Salvador, Liberia, Iran, Kuwait and China, said David Crosland, one of the officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1988
Thursday is the deadline for agricultural workers to file for legal status under the amnesty program administered by the Immigration and Naturalization Service. More than 147,000 illegal immigrants had applied for legalization in Orange County by May 4, which was the deadline for most people. Ugandans, Ethiopians, Poles and Afghans have until Dec. 22, 1989, to file under for amnesty under a separate bill.
August 5, 1989 |
President Bush announced Friday that he will nominate attorney Gene McNary, chief executive of St. Louis County, Mo., to be commissioner of immigration and naturalization. If confirmed, McNary, 53, would succeed Alan C. Nelson, who recently announced his resignation. McNary, an unsuccessful Republican candidate for governor in 1984, has been St. Louis County's chief executive since 1974.