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Immigration Daily
Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
August 17, 2001
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I have put together every issue of Immigration Daily since our debut on May 2, 2000. Now, after 332 issues, I am taking a few days of vacation time. In my absence other members of the ILW.COM team will continue to bring you the Daily. Correspondence to and will continue to be read while I am away. I will return to work August 27 to prepare the August 28 issue. Not long after that Congress will return from its summer recess and will face immigration issues such as 245(i) and legalization. I look forward to returning to work refreshed and recreated to bring you all the immigration news.

Arthur L. Zabenko
Legal Editor, ILW.COM

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ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

The Making of a Melting Pot: Irish Immigration to America From 1700 to the early 1800s
The American Immigration Law Foundation writes that Irish immigration to America represented the first mass immigration to the US and set the stage for all future immigrating ethnic minorities; reflecting on their experiences brings insight to the challenges facing today's twentieth century immigrants.

Immigration News

INS May Communique
The INS May Communique contains information on the choice of James Ziglar to be INS Commissioner and Attorney General John Ashcroft's visit to the Southwest border. [Long download]

INS on K Visa Regs
The INS has published a news release about the regulations implementing the K-3/K-4 visa.

INS Releases New N-400
The INS has released a new fillable version of the N-400.

Comment Requests on Forms
The Department of Justice has published requests for comments on the AR-11, Alien Change of Address Card, G-845 and G-845, Supplement Document Verification Request and Document Verification Request Supplement, G-884, Request for the Return of Original Document(s), I-92, Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant, I-95, Alien Crewman Landing Permit, I-246, Application for Stay of Deportation or Removal, I-363, Request to Enforce Affidavit of Financial Support and Intent to Petition for Custody for Amerasian, I-418, Passenger List, Crew List, I-693, Medical Examination of Aliens Seeking Adjustment of Status, I-698, Application to Adjust Status from Temporary to Permanent Resident, and I-908, I-909, Biographical Information/Program Eligibility Questionnaire; Practitioner Fraud Pilot Program Initial Interview form. No samples of the forms were printed in the Federal Register.

Immigration in the Press

New Immigration Plan Raises New Issues: US Mexican Strategy Goes Beyond Amnesty, Guest-worker Program
According to the Copley News Service US and Mexican negotiators are steering away from the traditional notion of either an amnesty or guest-worker program and have come up with a concept called "phased-in access to earned regularization" to achieve the goals of both without relying on either.

This Day in Immigration

From August 17, 2000

"Ninth Circuit Reverses BIA's Finding of Adverse Credibility In Shah v. INS, No. 98-70845 (9th Cir. August 15, 2000), the Ninth Circuit reversed the Board of immigration Appeals's denial of an asylum application. The court found the BIA's adverse credibility determination was based on impermissible grounds since the Petitioner's testimony was internally consistent and comported with her asylum application and the documents she submitted for corroboration."

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:

It was so nice to see the article on the K-3 visas and now there is a ray of hope that I might get to see my wife before she has our child. I will be sending out the I-129F which I hope will not take as long to get an answer as the I-130 did. Thank you all for keeping me up on the information.



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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 ATLANTA, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY,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 or

Angelo Paparelli and Steve Yale-Loehr will conduct a three-part teleconference and e-mail listserv series titled On the Cutting Edge: H-1B Practice and Strategy with Angelo Paparelli and Steve Yale-Loehr. The remaining teleconferences will take place Wednesdays September 5, and October 3, 2001, at 1:00-2:30 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. They are open to attorneys, employers, HR professionals and anyone else interested in the H-1B process and strategy. For more information or to register click here.

American Immigration Lawyers Association 2001 Fall CLE Conference "It's a Border Thing" September 14, 2001, La Mansion del Rio Hotel, San Antonio, Texas. Register before August 24, 2001, and save $$. Receive discounted hotel rates when you make hotel reservations by August 20, 2001. Visit the Conference section of to obtain registration and hotel information. Don't Miss This Exciting Conference!

Saturday, October 13, 2001, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Ramada Inn, Fairfield, 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.

American Immigration Lawyers Association, Central Florida Chapter (AILA-CFC) will be holding its 15th Annual Advanced-Level Immigration Law Seminar on October 26-27 at the Renaissance Orlando Resort, Orlando, Florida.  Discounted hotel rates are available from the resort.  Point of contact for information/registration is Steve Zawacki, or 407/831-6644.

An Important disclaimer! The information provided on this page is not legal advice. Transmission of this information is not intended to create, and receipt by you does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers must not act upon any information without first seeking advice from a qualified attorney. Correspondence to Letters may be edited and may be published and otherwise used in any medium.
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