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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
Nina Manchanda, Esq., Assistant Legal Editor
Marc Ellis, Esq., Chat Transcripts Editor
January 18, 2001
Editor's Comments of the Day
Cases of the Day
INS News of the Day
ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day
Immigration News of the Day
ILW.COM Highlights of the Day
ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day
Classifieds of the Day
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Editor's Comments of the Day

Beginning in February ILW.COM will host three chat with a lawyer sessions each week. Chat is not a substitute for legal advice, but it is an opportunity to get general immigration information. It is also a way to get a sense of a lawyer's style and knowledge to see if you would feel comfortable hiring that person to help you. Transcripts of previous chat sessions are posted on the chat transcripts page. For site-member attorneys chat with a lawyer is a great way to get your name before the public and show them what you know. ILW.COM offers attorneys training for the chat sessions. Contact if you would like to sign up for a chat session.

Cases of the Day

Venue Appropriate Where Alien Found
The court in US v. Almendarez, No. 00-4421 (4th Cir. Jan 16, 2001), found that for reentry of a deported alien after having been convicted of an aggravated felony venue is appropriate where the alien is found and that the prior felony conviction is a sentencing factor and not an element of the offense.

Illegal Aliens Get Back Pay
In Hoffman Platics v. NLRB, No. 98-1570 (D.C. Cir. Jan. 16, 2001), the court found that neither precedent nor the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 ("IRCA") bars the award of backpay to undocumented discriminatees.

INS News of the Day

INS to Hire More than 800 Immigration Inspectors
The INS has announced that it needs to hire more than 800 Immigration Inspectors to fill positions nationwide. The open recruitment period for full time, part time, seasonal and intermittent positions began January 6 and will close January 24, 2001.

ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

The ABCs of Immigration - Labor Certifications Part I
Greg Siskind explains the history and process of filing for labor certification.

Employment Authorization for Foreign Students
Carl Shusterman writes that foreign students completing associate, bachelors, masters or doctorate degrees as well as non-degree students completing structured programs or certificate programs in F-1 student status are eligible to receive permission from the INS to be employed for a period of one year.

Immigration News of the Day

Immigrants Race To Apply For Legal Residency reports that lawyers who handle immigration cases in both private and nonprofit legal-aid practices are overwhelmed by all the calls and cases the new 245(i) law is generating. Many lawyers have added night and weekend hours to keep up, while others already have stopped taking new cases in the face of the demand.

ILW.COM Highlights of the Day

Jobs for Immigrants
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ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Chat with Barry Lieber
Attorney Barry Lieber will answer questions on all apsects of immigration law on Thursday, January 18, 2001, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. Questions will be accepted starting 15 minutes before the chat.

Classifieds of the Day

ILW.COM carries classified ads for immigration related positions. $100 for single insertion, $250 for five consecutive insertions, payable in advance. Contact us for details. We will also carry for no charge announcements such as immigration related events. We reserve the right to refuse any ad and to make minor editorial and formatting changes. Send to

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy is the largest law firm in the country practicing exclusively in the area of immigration and nationality law. In order meet the demands of our growing business, the firm is actively recruiting for experienced paralegals. The ideal candidate has business immigration experience or a human resources background dealing with immigration issues. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. The firm offers superior salaries and exceptional growth opportunities. Please submit cover letter and resume to Anne-Rose van den Bossche, Esq., Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy, 515 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022; fax 212-223-8757; email

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