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COMMUNITY : INS Urges Aliens to Finish Amnesty Phase

Immigration officials have issued another plea for eligible aliens to complete educational requirements under the second phase of the national amnesty program.

If they do not, the aliens will become illegal again, the officials said in Los Angeles.

About one-third of the estimated 1 million illegals who signed up in Greater Los Angeles during the amnesty program’s first phase have applied for permanent residence under the program’s second phase, INS officials said. Knowledge of the English language and U.S. history and government are required to complete the second phase, which expires in November, 1990, and obtain permanent residency status.

One special concern is that an estimated 20,000 temporary residency cards granted under the first phase of the program have not yet been picked up.

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