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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
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June 1, 2001
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The author of a letter to the editor questions the changes we are making to Immigration News and Immigration in the Press, and the difference between these two. In the Immigration News section we bring you each day immigration related cases, information from the Federal Register, Congressional Record, INS, EOIR, DOL and DOS. We will continue to make every effort to bring you all the relevant information in a timely manner. In the Immigration in the Press section we will carry what we used to put under the Immigration News heading - links to items in the general press about immigration issues. We are not providing any less information. We are simply trying to organize it in a more elegant way.

The California Processing Times have been updated.


Tip of the Day

24-Hour Public Chat Room

ILW.COM now has a 24-Hour Public Chat Room which allows immigrants, attorneys, employers and others to talk to one another about immigration at all times. In order to enter the chat room, click on the link for "24-Hour Public Chat Room" located inside the "Immigrants & Employers" box on our home page (just below "Chat with lawyers".) Once you have entered the page just choose a user name that you would like to use for the session, select "ILW.COM Public Chat Room" from the Room List and click "Enter Now."

ILW.COM's 24-Hour Public Chat Room has been designed to facilitate conversations among our site users. We have found that the maximum number of people congregate in the chat room area either before or after one of ILW's scheduled chat with a lawyer. Many people use this chat room as an opportunity to talk among themselves and share immigration information such as personal stories about the immigrant experience, immigration tips, and encouragement and advice in making it through the immigration process. For site users who are not able to participate in ILW's scheduled chat with a lawyer sessions due to time differences, the 24-Hour Public Chat Room allows you to participate in the chat experience at a time which is convenient for you.


ILW.COM Featured Article

Immigration Goes National: Can We Deal with It?
Given the demographic changes of the 90s, Gary Endelman proposes replacing the DV Lottery quota with employment based visas which can be traded among states based on need.


Immigration News

NACARA and HRIFA Regs
The INS has published an interim rule effective May 31, 2001, implementing the LIFE Act provisions for adjustment under NACARA and HRIFA. Comments must be received on or before July 30, 2001.

Immigration Enforcement Delegated to ESA
An order from the Secretary of Labor delegates to the Employment Standards Administration (ESA) responsibility for labor condition applications, foreign students working off campus, and the H-1A and H-2A programs.

INS News Release on Legalization under LIFE Act
A news release from the INS on legalization of CSS, LULAC and Zambrano class members explains who is eligible and where to apply. The INS has also prepared Questions and Answers on the implementation of the LIFE Act's legalization provision.

INS Letter on Labor Certification Filings for 245(i)
A letter from Pearl Chang, Director, Residence and Status Branch, states that the DOL has assured the INS that it considers "every properly filed application for permanent labor certification to be approvable when file for section 245(i) grandfathering purposes." [Courtesy of H. Ronald Klakso]


Immigration in the Press

Laborers Win in Court: Immigrants Awarded Back Pay in Civil Suit
Newsday reports on four undocumented day laborers who won a civil court ruling against a subcontractor who never paid them for their services.


ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Chat with Alka Bahal
Alka Bahal will answer questions on all aspects of immigration law on Friday, June 1, 2001, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. Questions will be accepted beginning 15 minutes before the start of the chat.


This Day in Immigration

From June 1, 2000

"According to an article in The New York Times Chinese authorities in the area near the border with North Korea have been rounding up undocumented aliens who have crossed over the border illegally. For economic reasons North Koreans swim across the Tumen River, take low paying jobs to survive and try to avoid apprehension. The similarities to the situation along the US-Mexican border are clear. Of course, there are differences. Mexicans removed from the US are not likely to face persecution for having tried to leave the country and better their economic situation. Still, it is a reminder that the issues involved in immigration are global and economic conditions are a driving force for migration around the world."

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:

I just read about the INS expedited visa program, which appears to be available to the cool, in-the-loop crowd only. In thinking about our Nation's Pledge of Allegiance, do we wish to go down the road of only the cool and in-the-loop getting in, particularly when this crowd is loaded with criminal elements? After fifteen months of dealing with the Guerra Sucia experts, my wife finally will have her interview at the Lima Embassy on June 5th. If the INS is so hard up for money, I'll pay a thousand dollars just for a little respect and a promise for fairness.

Chad Zody
Melbourne, Florida

Dear Editor:

Thank you for your information about the changes you are going to bring under the Immigration News and Immigration in the Press. What is the difference between these two? Hope we are not going to miss the new immigration regulations and other changes in laws with supplemental forms to retrieve the messages in full when you bring changes under one title. I appreciate for your prompt service to the e-mail subscribers.

Thank you once again,
Yenumulapally, V.

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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 editor@ilw.com.

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 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

CONFERENCE ON IMMIGRATION LAW
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 www.aila.org. 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 conferences@aila.org.

IMMIGRATION LAW SEMINAR
Saturday, June 30, 2001, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at DoubleTree Suites, Falls Conference Center, Mt. Laurel, NJ. A panel of experienced immigration lawyers and paralegals will explain how the administrative system operates and present the information you need to handle basic immigration matters. You’ll also hear directly from several agency representatives about the procedures you need to follow when dealing with these agencies. For details click here.


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