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March 2, 2001
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Editor's Comments of the Day

Section 245(i) allows some people who entered the US without inspection or who have overstayed to adjust status in the US and avoid the 3/10 year bar. Not surprisingly the three out of four of the most read articles in February were about section 245(i). The most read articles were:

  1. 245(i), Hope for Some Illegals
  2. Section 245(i) is Not an Amnesty Program
  3. Carl Shusterman Explains Section 245(i)
  4. The ABCs of Immigration ? Understanding the State Department Visa Bulletin
The INS Office of Business Liaison Employer Information Bulletin on Adjustment of status under Section 245(i) in Context of the Legal Immigration and Family Equity Act was more popular than any of the articles in the past month.

Since only beneficiaries of an immigrant petition or labor certification case filed by April 30, 2001, will be eligible for 245(i), we expect interest in the provision to continue through March and April.


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ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

The ABCs of Immigration ? The Third Employment Based Preference
Greg Siskind and Amy Ballentine write about the EB-3 category which includes professionals who hold a bachelor?s degree, skilled workers and other workers.


Cases of the Day

No Individual Rights under Vienna Convention
The court in US v. Jimenez-Nava, No. 99-11300 (5th Cir. Feb. 26, 2001), determines that the Vienna Convention does not create a private, judicially-enforceable right for foreign nationals to consult with consular officials, and rejected Defendant's argument that statements he made should be suppressed because he did not speak to a consular official.

Noh Opinion Withdrawn
The 9th Circuit has granted INS's petition for rehearing and withdrawn the opinion filed October 5, 2000, in Noh v. INS.

Border Patrol Needs Articuable Facts
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The court in US v. Portillo-Aguirre, No. P-00-CR-367 (W. D. Tex. Feb. 26, 2001), found that in order for the Border Patrol to continue the seizure of a vehicle at an immigration checkpoint beyond the verification of citizenship or immigration status, the Border Patrol must be aware of specific articuable facts, together with rational inferences from those facts, that reasonably warrant suspicion.


Congressional News of the Day

President Bush Presents Budget to Congress
In his address to Congress President Bush presented his budget for 2002 which includes money allocated for certain reforms to the US immigration system.


Immigration News of the Day

INS: System Weeds Out Criminals
According to the Washington Post the INS has stated that its criminal background check system works well, despite reports that its Boston office may have wrongly granted citizenship to immigrants with criminal records.


Letters to the Editor

Editor's Note: Following is a clarification of Gary Endelman's letter to the editor published in the March 1, 2001, issue of Immigration Daily. Mr. Endelman has previously written on the issue of immigration and an aging population in his article Immigration and the Graying of America.

Dear Editor:

I meant to say that "Immigration is not a matter of concern only to big cities."

Gary Endelman


Classifieds of the Day

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HELP WANTED: PARALEGAL
Law firm located in Cranford, NJ looking for experienced immigration paralegal. Must have experience with labor certifications. Excellent salary, full benefits. Great working environment. Send resume by email to: ALubiner@LSLawyers.com or by mail to: Lubiner & Schmidt, PO Box 621, Cranford, NJ 07016.

HELP WANTED: CORPORATE IMMIGRATION PARALEGALS
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 in its NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, STAMFORD 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 Anne-Rose van den Bossche, Esq., Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy, 515 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022 or fax 212-223-8757


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