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Immigration Daily
Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
Nina Manchanda, Esq., Assistant Legal Editor
Marc Ellis, Esq., Chat Transcripts Editor
May 24, 2001
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Immigration Articles on ILW.COM

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ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

New York INS Office May Have Engaged in Racial Profiling
Greg Siskind and Amy Ballentine write that according to INS files recently obtained by the New York Times, racial profiling of Hispanics led to several immigration raids.

Cases of the Day

Court has no Jurisdiction to Determine if Daughter is a Child
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In Montero-Martinez v. Ashcroft, No. 99-70596 (9th Cir. May 23, 2001), the court found that it lacked jurisdiction to review Petitioner's claim that an adult daughter meets the definition of child for purposes of cancellation or removal, and declined to exercise hypothetical jurisdiction or treat the or treat the petition as one for habeas review.

Congressional News of the Day

Subcommittee Meeting on Immigration and Health Care
Senate Subcommittee on Immigration held hearings to examine immigration policy regarding the immigration of nurses, physicians and other health care professionals, focusing on rural and urban nursing shortages and the immigration of foreign-trained nurses.

Gallegly Explains Support for 245(i) Extension
Rep. Gallegly explains his support for a limited extension of 245(i), and caution that a longer extension would encourage illegal immigration.

Riley Opposition to H.R. 1885
Rep. Riley states that had he been present he would have voted against the limited extension of 245(i) provided for in H.R. 1885.

Mikulski Consponsors State Criminal Alien Assistance Program Reauthorization Sen. Mikulski has been added as a cosponsor to S. 862, the "State Criminal Alien Assistance Program Reauthorization Act of 2001."

House Notifies Senate of 245(i) Extension
The House notified the Senate of the passage of H.R. 1885 which provides for the extension of the deadline for 245(i).

INS News of the Day

White House on 245(i) Extension
Press Secretary Ari Fleischer stated, "(t)he President supports an extension to help immigrants stay in this country. He believes a longer period should be in order."

New Immigration Judges
The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced the assignment of new Immigration Judge Michael A. Kilroy to the Immigration Court in Lancaster, CA. With Judge Kilroy's arrival, Immigration Judge Robert O. Vicars, Jr., has moved from Lancaster to the Immigration Court in Los Angeles, CA.

Immigration News of the Day

State Officials Look Abroad to Ease Nursing Shortage
According to the Lawrence Journal-World, health care professionals, including those from Kansas, told Congress on Tuesday that the United States must look outside its borders for nurses to take care of aging baby boomers.

This Day in Immigration

From May 24, 2000

"DOL Issues GAL 1-00 on Availability and Use of OES Statistics The Department of Labor has issued its General Administration Letter 1-00 to all State Employment Security Agencies regarding the availability and use of occupational employment statistics survey data for alien labor certification prevailing wage purposes."

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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

Prominent New York City immigration law firm with interesting and diverse practice seeks paralegal for handling business, family and litigation matters. Candidates must have excellent writing and organization skills as well as an interest in all aspects of immigration law, including advocacy. Prior immigration experience preferred. Send a resume and cover letter to: Cyrus D. Mehta, Esq., 1170 Broadway, Suite 607, New York, NY 10001. Fax: 212-686-2665.

Immediate opening for immigration paralegal in 11 attorney Gateway One, Newark law firm. College degree and employment-related immigration experience preferred. Good writing and research skills necessary. Ability to work independently and with the firm's clients required. Competitive salary and generous benefits. Resumes should be forwarded to Anthony F. Siliato, Meyner and Landis LLP, One Gateway Center, Newark, New Jersey 07102.

Maggio & Kattar seeks an experienced business immigration paralegal to join a small and energetic office in Washington, DC. Must be detail-oriented with excellent organizational/ case management skills. Position requires being able to work both independently and as a team with attorney and legal assistants. Top salary with excellent benefits. Please send resume in confidence to: Maggio & Kattar, 11 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 775, Washington, DC 20036 or email or fax (202) 483-6801; Attn.: Andres Benach, Esq.

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

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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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