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For Immediate Release
June 5, 2007

Immigration Fact Check: Responding to Key Myths

      In Focus: Immigration

1. MYTH: Once an individual is granted a Z visa, his or her family outside the country will be eligible for Z visas including his or her spouse, children, spouse's children, parents and spouse's parents.

2. MYTH: Illegal immigrants may stay in probationary status for years without having to apply or meet requirements for a Z visa.

3. MYTH: Immigration and Customs Enforcement has scaled back penalties and arrests in worksite enforcement cases.

4. MYTH: The bill would permit illegal immigrants who have committed violent crimes to remain in the country.

5. MYTH: The bill ignores the importance of assimilation.

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