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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
Nina Manchanda, Esq., Assistant Legal Editor
Marc Ellis, Esq., Chat Transcripts Editor
March 23, 2001
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ILW.COM has redesigned the results page for the attorney search. Up to 25 search results are returned shortened format. The streamlined listings for each attorney allow you to send e-mail, see details about the attorney or take you to the attorney's web page from one screen. For those seeking help it is easier to find and contact an attorneys. For attorneys, it will result in more referrals of people who need help and can be turned into clients. We encourage you to use the Find a Lawyer page and see the results for yourself.

An astute reader has pointed out an error in our Tip of the Day: Printing from ILW.COM. After selecting the Print menu item, the user has to select the "Selection" radio button under "Print Range." Otherwise it will still print the whole document even if you have highlighted only a portion of it. We regret the omission.

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Listing in the ILW.COM Directory for Attorneys

ILW.COM invites attorneys to sign up for a risk-free, one-month trial listing in the Attorney Directory. There are many advantages to being an ILW.COM member attorney. ILW.COM can generate business for attorneys through e-mail and phone calls referrals. A listing on our site will be seen by the more than 60,000 immigrants who visit our site each month looking for immigration information and services. ILW.COM also gives members the opportunity to chat with immigrants on our website. Membership can also improve your relationship with your clients by giving you access to the case tracking system along with 10 free cases.

ILW.COM gives you a web presence with your own Web page. You will receive your own URL (web address) so that you can upload your original website.

ILW.COM membership is excellent for attorneys who are new in the immigration field and are looking to generate client leads. Membership is also valuable to attorneys with established practices who are looking to improve office productivity by using the case tracking system.

If after one month you are not satisfied with the benefits of having an attorney listing with ILW.COM you can simply cancel and owe nothing.

ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

Not All H-1Bs are Created Equal
Gary Endelman proposes blanket H-1B petitions, removing the cap and letting the economy decide who gets the H-1Bs and for how long.

Federal Register News of the Day

Request for Grant Proposals for US - Israel Youth Exchange
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for the US Israel Youth Exchange J-1 program. Organizations meeting the provisions may submit proposals to conduct an exchange involving American and Israeli high school students.

Grant Proposals for Kyrgyzstan Teacher Training Project
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for organizations to submit proposals for J-1 programs to develop an up-to-date curriculum unit for a ninth grade course in civic education and to assist in training teachers to use this unit in classrooms in Kyrgyzstan.

Cases of the Day

Stop-Time Rule Upheld
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In Escudero-Corona v. INS, No. 99-1012/00-2600 (8th Cir. Mar. 22, 2001), the court found that the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) did not err when it considered but did not give much weight to an affidavit that Petitioner had been physically present in the US when there was also evidence that she had been physically present in Mexico, that accrual of continuous physical presence stopped upon service of the Order to Show Cause, and that application of stop-time rule did not deprive Petitioner of her due process or equal protection rights.

Army Deserter Excludable
The court in Espinoza-Castro v. INS, No. 99-70588 (9th Cir. Mar. 22, 2001), found substantial evidence to support the Board of Immigration Appeals' (BIA) determination that Petitioner left the US primarily to avoid military service, and that a national emergency existed at the time he departed.

INS News of the Day

EOIR Announces Disciplinary Actions
The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) has announced disciplinary actions against eleven immigration practitioners. Eight attorneys Rreceive immediate suspensions and three others, final orders suspending them from practice before any immigration tribunal.

Immigration News of the Day

Fox Thrusts Himself Into Political Storm; Call for US Reform Riles Immigrant Foes
The San Francisco Chronicle writes that as Mexican President Vincent Fox stumps California in his two-day visit this week he will be walking into a political battleground because of his outspoken support of US immigration reform to benefit undocumented Mexicans.

ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Chat with Robert Hollander
Robert Hollander will answer questions on all aspects of immigration law on Friday, March 23, 2001, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. Questions will be accepted starting 15 minutes before the beginning of 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 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 212-223-875

The Practising Law Institute, a not-for-profit Continuing Legal Education Organization offers a program on Basic Immigration Law at PLI Conference Center, 810 Seventh Avenue at 53rd Street, 20th floor, New York City on Tuesday, May 1, 2001, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For details click here.

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