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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
September 12, 2001
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Dear Readers,

Due to the terrorist attack we are unable to bring you the usual issue of Immigration Daily today. All members of the ILW.COM team are physically safe, but those of us who witnessed the attack on the World Trade Center from our offices in the Empire State Building and the collapse of the towers will carry those terrible impressions for a long time.

In the days, weeks, months and years ahead we will continue to bring you all the immigration news you need to know even as America grows into a new, less innocent, normality.


A LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

Dear Immigration Daily Readers:

The terrible events of today have impacted all of America including ILW.COM. Two members of our team witnessed the second plane crash into the World Trade Center from our offices on the 49th floor of the Empire State Building. We evacuated the building immediately, and have not been allowed in for the rest of the day. This edition of Immigration Daily was prepared for you from the homes of ILW.COM team members.

Our partners for our jobs site at http://jobs.ilw.com, Career Engine, had offices at the World Trade Center. We currently have no news from our partners.

Our servers are located in Syracuse, New York. Our software and hosting customers have had no service interruptions today. We expect to get back to work as soon as the police will permit us to enter our offices. Members of the ILW.COM team in Connecticut and Silicon Valley will monitor our site and ensure its operation. Immigration Daily will continue to be published provided conditions in New York City permit. We will not be exhibiting at San Antonio since AILA has cancelled that conference.

Today, ILW.COM, just like all Americans, supports President Bush in taking actions necessary to ensure security for America and in finding and punishing the perpetrators of today's cowardly acts.

Many Americans may, in the heat of the moment, condemn all immigrants with a broad brush instead of those individuals, whether American or of another country, responsible for today's inhuman acts. This is not justified. We must remember the many patriotic immigrants who fought and died for America in many wars. Many of America's Generals and Admirals receive their stars in the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes. This hall has portraits of recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor, America's highest military decoration. Many of these heroes were immigrants. I urge everyone not to forget that fact today.

I support our country taking whatever steps are reasonable and necessary in reacting to today's acts of terrorism against us. However, we must all remember that our civil liberties are even more necessary today than they were before these terrorist acts. It was the country of the Bill of Rights that was attacked today. When our nation retaliates, it should not be against those very same Bill of Rights.

Yours truly,
Sam Udani, Publisher
New York City


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HELP WANTED: ATTORNEY
Attorney Wanted For PART TIME position (about 20hrs/week) with FLEXIBLE HOURS to work on business cases. Experience required with RIR's, H's, L's, E's, O's and I-140's. Good writing skills, organizational ability, computer literacy, legal and Internet research skills essential. Scientific or financial background a plus. Foreign language fluency desirable. Opportunity to convert to full time and include work on asylum, domestic violence, removal cases, and federal court litigation. Small office setting provides congenial, informal working environment with immediate case responsibility. Salary DOE with performance bonus. E-mail resume with applicable writing sample, salary requirement, and references to moselaw@ix.netcom.com or send via regular mail to Thomas E. Moseley, One Gateway Center-Suite 2600, Newark, New Jersey 07102 or FAX to 973-645-9493. For lengthy writing samples (5 or more pages) use e-mail or regular mail only.

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 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 avandenbossche@fragomen.com

IMMIGRATION TELECONFERENCE
Angelo Paparelli and Steve Yale-Loehr will conduct a teleconference and e-mail listserv series titled On the Cutting Edge: H-1B Practice and Strategy with Angelo Paparelli and Steve Yale-Loehr. The final teleconferences will take place Wednesday October 3, 2001, at 1:00-2:30 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. It is 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.

IMMIGRATION LAW SEMINAR
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.

CLE CONFERENCE
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, immigration@abanet.org or 407/831-6644.


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