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The Nation : 2nd-Phase Alien Amnesty Rules Offered

Federal officials set out rules covering how the 1 million-plus illegal aliens who applied for amnesty under the new immigration law can win permanent legal status beginning next week. The rules cover the second phase of the legalization program being administered by the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Under the rules published in the Federal Register and subject to final approval, aliens will be required to demonstrate they can “read and understand minimal functional English” and demonstrate knowledge of U.S. government and history. Aliens can demonstrate basic citizenship skills and literacy during the interview for permanent resident status, or take a course--followed by a test--to establish their qualifications. The INS says the application fee will be $80, with a cap of $240 per family.


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