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Immigration Daily
Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
Nina Manchanda, Esq., Assistant Legal Editor
Marc Ellis, Esq., Chat Transcripts Editor
January 29, 2001
Editor's Comments of the Day
ILW.COM Tip of the Day
Federal Register News 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 Chats and Discussions of the Day
Letters to the Editor
Classifieds of the Day
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Editor's Comments of the Day

ILW.COM apologizes that due to technical difficulties the January 25, 2001, chat with Margaret Stock has to be rescheduled. This was the first time in the almost 11 months that ILW.COM has conducted chat sessions with lawyers that we failed to give people the opportunity to have their immigration questions answered for free at the scheduled time. We hope it will be the last time.

To help people get the most from the site we are introducing a new section called "Tip of the Day." Each day we will offer a suggestion to help you, let you know what information is on the site, how to find it and how to access it. In response to questions we have received, our first tip is Printing From ILW.COM.

ILW.COM Tip of the Day

Printing From ILW.COM

Technical limitations on our site cause the edge of the text to be cut off some pages when printed on 8 1/2 x 11 paper. Until we can make changes to the menu strip which appears on all the pages on the site we suggest the following solutions:

1. Printing from your Internet Browser: Go to the "File Option" on the menu bar on either the Netscape or Internet Explorer then choose "Page Setup." Adjust the settings of the right and left margins to about 0.25 inches respectively. The top and bottom margins need not be adjusted. Hit "OK." Go back to your "File Option" and click on "Print" and then "OK."
If this does not work for you, print the page in landscape format. To print in landscape mode open the print dialog box. It will have a "Properties" button. Click on it and change the orientation of the paper from "portrait" to "landscape." Hit "OK" and "print."

2. Paste text into your word processor. In order to avoid printing our menu strip, place your mouse over the start of the article you want to print. Click down and drag your mouse to the end of the article while keeping the mouse pressed down. This should highlight the entire article. Now select the "Copy" menu item from the "Edit" menu of your browser. Start your word processor with an empty document. Select "paste." Now use the print function of your word processor.

Federal Register News of the Day

Delay in TPS Amendments
In accordance with the January 21, 2001, notice from Andrew H. Card, Jr., the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, the effective date of "Amendments to the Requirements for Employment Authorization Fees," for TPS, has been delayed for 60 days.

Postponed Changes in Parole Authority
In accordance with the January 21, 2001, notice from Andrew H. Card, Jr., the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, the effective date of Clarifications to Parole Authority, has been delayed for 60 days.

Cases of the Day

Time for Appeal Starts to Run with Notice to Attorney
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In Herrera v. INS, No. 00-1856 (8th Cir. Jan. 26, 2001), the court found it did not have appellate jurisdiction because the appeal was not filed within 60 days of notice of the decision having been served on Appellant's counsel even though Appellant did not receive personal notice of the decision until more than three months later.

Mail to Post Office Box Received When it Arrives
The court in Sheviakov v. INS, No. 99-70743 (9th Cir. Jan. 26, 2001), held that when a petition is mailed to a post office box and tangible evidence exists to prove that the package arrived on a certain day, the clerk shall treat it as received on that day.

Lack of Consular Certification Not a Basis to Exclude Documents
In Khan v. INS, No. 99-71062 (9th Cir, Jan. 26, 2001), the court found that in an asylum case it was error to exclude solely on the gournds of lack of consular certification documents that would have corroborated Petitioner's testimony.

INS News of the Day

INS Office of International Affairs Fiscal Year 2000 Report
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The INS Office of International Affairs has released a report of the accomplishments and highlights of INS branches and special INS programs around the world. [Long Download]

ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

245(i), Hope for Some Illegals
ILW.COM summarizes the recent articles, INS releases and chats on the restoration of section 245(i).

Immigration News of the Day

INS Announces New Effort to Deter Immigrant Smuggling
According to the Las Vegas Sun immigration officials have begun a new enforcement effort, "Operation Crossroads," designed to disrupt the smuggling of illegal immigrants, break up drop houses and curb the escalating violence associated with smuggling. Special emphasis will be placed on major airports in Arizona and Nevada.

ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Chat with Karen Meade
Attorney Karen Meade will answer questions on all aspects of immigration law on Monday, January 29, 2001, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. Questions will be accepted starting 15 minutes before the beginning of the chat.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor

In my opinion, it is high time for substantial reform of the INS. My experience with them has given me the firm opinion that they are one of the most mis-managed in the entire federal government.

Your mail list serves a valuable function for affected individuals and for the immigration bar. Thank you for making it available.

David Neeley

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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