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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
Nina Manchanda, Esq., Assistant Legal Editor
Marc Ellis, Esq., Chat Transcripts Editor
May 3, 2001
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Additional Services from ILW.COM

In response to our clients' needs, ILW.COM is launching a major realignment of our services. As the hub for immigration information, the core of ILW.COM has been the lawyer directory. This is the only attorney directory on the internet which allows potential clients to search not only by name, location and language, but by area of sub-specialization within the immigration field. In addition to listing in the directory, ILW.COM now offers hosting of web sites. ILW.COM is meeting the needs of immigration attorneys who do not yet have a web presence and want to establish one and of immigration attorneys who already have web site, but want to have the unique advantages of being hosted with the leading provider of web services to the immigration community. We are also expanding our software offerings. With IFillForms we make available forms which can be filled and saved from anywhere you have access to the Internet. IFillForms along with our Case Tracking software are now available on an unlimited use subscription rather than a per case basis.

Over the coming days and weeks we will be explaining in more detail what we have to offer and how it can help you. Questions and inquiries about our services should be addressed to ILW.COM team members Anish Patel, Malay Jalundhwala, Priti Vora and Shrikant Rangnekar have worked long and hard to make these services possible. In Immigration Daily we try to bring you all the immigration news you need to know with all the speed of the internet. We hope you will take advantage of our other services, but whether you do or not, Immigration Daily will continue to bring you the immigration news for free.

Most Read Articles in April

Following are the most read items from the ILW.COM site for the month of April:

  1. Letter from the INS Web Manager
  2. 245(i) for Dummies by Curtis Pierce (Curtis Pierce's article was also the second most read for the month of March.)
  3. 245(i) Redux: What It Will Do To The Labor Certification System in 2001 by Sam Udani
  4. Reforming Immigration: Helping Meet America's Need for a Skilled Workforce from the research and policy committee of Committee for Economic Development
  5. Becoming a United States Citizen from INSGreenCard

Tip of the Day

Making ILW.COM Your Home Page

For a Web user, the home page is the first Web page that is displayed after starting a Web browser such as Netscape's Navigator or Microsoft's Internet Explorer. A number of our site readers have made ILW.COM their home page for their Internet Explorer or Netscape browser. Making ILW.COM your home page is a convenient way to keep up with the latest immigration news. It is also useful to have ILW.COM as you home page if you need quick access to government processing times, the visa bulletin, immigration forms, 245(i), the Attorney Directory or any other immigration related information. Here's how to make ILW.COM your home page:

In Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or Higher:

  1. In the Tools menu, choose Internet Options
  2. In the Home Page area, type in
  3. Click OK. From then on, when you start up Internet Explorer, ILW.COM
  4. will be your starting point.

In Microsoft Internet Explorer 4 or Less:

  1. In the View menu, choose Options.
  2. Click on the Start and Search Pages tab. (note: some versions have a Navigation tab instead of a Start and Search Pages tab.)
  3. Choose Start Page in the popup menu.
  4. In the Home Page area, type in
  5. Click OK. From then on, when you start up Internet Explorer, ILW.COM will be your starting point.

In Netscape Navigator:

  1. In the Edit menu, choose Preferences.
  2. Select Navigator on the left side of the pop-up box.
  3. Under the Home Page area, in Location, type in
  4. Click on OK. From then on, when you start up Navigator, ILW.COM will be your starting point.

Once you've set this up, ILW.COM will be the first page retrieved when you access the Internet on your computer, and whenever you need to return to ILW.COM, just click on "Home" (the button with a picture of a house on it) on your browser's tool bar and you'll come back to ILW.COM.

ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

Supreme Court Hears Cases on Deportation under 1996 Immigration Law
Greg Siskind and Amy Ballentine write about the recent oral arguments before the Supreme Court in Calcano-Martinez v. INS and INS v. St. Cyr.

Congressional News of the Day

Bush Supports 245(i) Extension
A communication from the President, transmitting a letter in support of legislation to extend the window created under section 245(i) during which qualified immigrants may obtain legal residence in the US without being forced to first leave the country and their families for several years has been referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Sens. Chafee and Dodd Added as Cosponsors of S. 778
Senator Chafee (Rhode Island) and Senator Dodd (Connecticut) were added as a cosponsors of S. 778, a bill to expand the class of beneficiaries who may apply for adjustment of status under section 245(i) of the INA by extending the deadline for filing until April 30, 2002.

INS News of the Day

INS Memo on 245(i)
An April 26, 2001, memo from William Yates provides guidance on eligibility for 245(i) under the LIFE Act.

Immigration News of the Day

Text of Letter From President Bush to Congressional Leaders
The Orange County Register published a copy of President Bush's letter to Congress in support of legislation to extend the window of opportunity under section 245(i).

Ziglar Choice Puzzles INS Watchers
The Orange County Register Reports on the reaction to President Bush's choice of James Ziglar to head the INS.

This Day in Immigration

From May 3, 2000

"'Legal Rejection of US Workers' Joel Stewart, Esq. explains the basis for the legal rejection of US workers in the labor certification process including documentation and testing issues."

The ILW.COM archive of immigration information is 20,000 pages and continually growing. To search the archive by date, click here, or search by entering a keyword:

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:

Congratulations on your one year in operation with Immigration Daily. I look forward to reading it every day, once in a while commenting, and to participating with you on the chats. It is all thought provoking.

Thank you for providing this opportunity for me. I've gotten a significant amount of business this way.

Best regards,

Alice Yardum-Hunter
Attorney at Law

Dear Editor:

Congratulations on the outstanding job the ILW.COM folks are doing. Not only do you allow me to practice my brand of preventive immigration law by conducting monthly on-line chats, but your website is doing a great job in negating the effects of the many mean-spiritied, anti-immigrant groups out there today. To put it simply, you are a breath of fresh air in an all too frequent hostile environment. Together we must all continue to put a positive face on the benefits of immigration and immigrants to our country. America is a nation of immigrants and continued immigration is one of our country's greatest strengths. America and especially America's elected representatives need(s) to recognize the many positive contributions that immigrants have and continue to make to this great country of ours. Thanks to forums such as yours, the message is getting out. As an immigration attorney and as the child and grandchild of immigrants, bravo for a job well done.

As always, best regards,

Bob Beer, Esq.
Marietta, Georgia

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 to 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 212-750-1121

On Friday May 18, 2001, the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association will host "It Takes a Lawyer: Representation of Families in Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Visa Proceedings Before the INS, State Department and Immigration Court" Topics to be covered include Ethics, Nonimmigrant Visas for Family Members, Waivers, Litigating Family Based Immigration Issues, Affidavits of Support, Consular Processing, VAWA issues and Bona Fide Marriages. For registration information, please call Valentine Brown at 856-384-9902.

2001 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law June 20-24, 2001, Marriott Copley Place & Westin Copley Place Boston, Massachusetts. The Preeminent Law Symposium on Immigration and Nationality Law With an expert faculty and cutting edge programs, the AILA Annual Conference is an unbeatable continuing legal education symposium in terms of scope and value. This event brings together thousands of immigration law practitioners, leading immigration law experts, government officials, and other legal professionals from around the country. Participants spend three and one-half days attending educational sessions and workshops focusing on the latest developments and issues in immigration and nationality law. Attendees can develop their own individualized CLE conference by choosing courses from a wide variety of programs: Core Curriculum, Substantive Practice, Special Mini Tracks, Mock Hearings and Interviews, Litigation Skills Training, Practice Roundtables and Government Agency Open Forums. For detailed program information, and registration forms, please visit the conference portion of the AILA Web site at American Immigration Lawyers Association, 918 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004, Tel: (202) 216-2400, Fax: (202) 371-9449. Contact: Conference Department or E-Mail

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