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Cases of the Day
Court Finds Enhanced Sentence Appropriate for Illegal Alien
In US v. Nava-Perez, No. 99-51197 (5th Cir. Feb. 12, 2001),
the court concluded that Nava-Perez was subject to an imposed enhanced penalty, which increases the statutory maximum sentence to
20 years, since Nava-Perez was convicted for illegal reentry after he had already been removed from the US because of a conviction
of an aggravated felony
No Reason for Downward Departure in Sentencing Aliens
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The court in US v. Cardoso-Rodriguez, No. 99-4273SI (8th Cir. Feb. 13, 2001), found no reason for a downward departure following a guilty plea for illegal reentry from the sentencing guidelines on the basis that his status as a deportable alien would render him ineligible for certain benefits, because alien status is an element of the crime and so could not be a factor which had not been considered in formulating the guidelines.
Congressional News of the Day
Bill to Adjust Liberian Nationals
The text for H.R. 357, a bill to adjust the immigration status of certain Liberian nationals who were provided refuge in the US, is now available.
ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day
Final Rule on Asylum Procedures Introduces “Internal Relocation” Requirement
Carl R. Baldwin writes about the provision of the asylum regulation published December 6, 2000, that an applicant may be referred or denied (in the case of the asylum officer) or denied (in the case of the judge), in the exercise of discretion, if the applicant “could avoid future persecution by relocating to another part of the applicant’s country of nationality or if stateless, to another part of the applicant’s country of last habitual residence, and, under all the circumstances it would be reasonable to expect the applicant to do so.”
Immigration News of the Day
Minor Offenders in Orange County Taken to Border Patrol; Many Are Deported
The Los Angeles Times reports that Orange County police departments have detained more than 4,000 suspected illegal immigrants over the last two years but instead of prosecuting their minor infractions under municipal ordinances, officers take them to the INS checkpoint, a practice discouraged by federal officials and one that critics say is unconstitutional and smacks of racial profiling.
ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day
Chat with INS
Linda Dodd-Major, Acting Director of DOJ/INS Office of Business Liaison, will answer questions on business immigration on Wednesday, February 21, 2001, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. Questions will be accepted starting 15 minutes before the chat.
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HELP WANTED: CORPORATE IMMIGRATION PARALEGAL
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 to meet the demands of our growing business, the firm is actively recruiting for experienced paralegals in its NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY and CHICAGO offices. 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 Diana Friedman, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy, 515 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022 or fax 212-758-7215.
HELP WANTED: LEGAL ASSISTANTS
Experienced Immigration Legal Assistants consider the best of all worlds: Live in Chattanooga, TN, a lovely mid-sized city. Work directly with the author of a national law book on immigration (Robert Divine) with well-organized practice tools. Serve national and local clients for the 10 offices of a growing regional full service law firm (Baker Donelson Bearman & Caldwell, P.C.). Requires detail oriented, highly organized individual with bachelor's degree and clear verbal and written skills. Spanish fluency a plus but not required. Salary dependent on experience. E-mail resume: firstname.lastname@example.org