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September 28, 2001
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In the aftermath of the events of September 11 many immigrants in the US and people abroad planning to enter the US have immigration related questions. One source of information is chat with lawyers. Twice a week we offer moderated chats open to the public for free. To be reminded on the days of the chats enter your e-mail address and hit go.

We have recently updated and improved the Download forms page. The immigration forms on this page were created by INS and obtained from their INS Forms and Forms Information Page. Many of the forms are now available in versions which can be filled and printed on line. We offer absolutely free both plain and fillable versions of the forms to meet all your form-filling needs.

The text of H.R. 2965, the Criminal Alien Visa Denial Act of 2001, is now available.


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Deadline is Monday, October 1

The deadline to sign up for "On the Cutting Edge: H-1B Practice and Strategy" with Angelo Paparelli and Stephen Yale-Loehr is Monday, October 1st. This seminar will include a discussion of the effects of the September 11th tragedy on H-1B issues.

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H-1B Workers Fight Back
David J. Hart writes about the rights of H-1B workers when employers fail to live up to their obligations.


Immigration News

House Says INS Can Use Armed Forces at Border
The House passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 which would allow the Secretary of Defense, at the request of the INS, to assign members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps to assist the INS in preventing the entry of terrorists and drug traffickers into the US.

Private Relief Bill in Senate
Sen. Kyl introduced S. 1468, a bill to grant permanent resident status to Ilko Vasilev Ivanov, Anelia Marinova Peneva, Marina Ilkova Ivanova, and Julia Ilkova Ivanova.

Sen. Bingaman Added as Cosponsor for BCC Extension
Sen. Bingaman has been added as a cosponsor to S. 1400, a bill to extend the deadline for aliens to present a border crossing card that contains a biometric identifier.

INS Delays Delegation of H-2As to DOL
The INS is delaying the delegation of INS's authority to the DOL to adjudicate petitions for H-2As, and the DOL is deferring the effective date of its final rule implementing the delegation of authority to adjudicate petitions for the temporary employment of nonimmigrant aliens in agriculture until September 27, 2002.

Comment Period on H-2As Extended
The DOL is reopening and extending the period for filing comments on the proposed rule that would require employers to submit fees for labor certification and the associated H-2A petition with a consolidated application form at the time of filing, and modifying the fee structure.

Comment Requests on INS Forms
The INS requests comments on the I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiance(e), Supplement A to Form I-539 (Filing Instructions for V Nonimmigrant Status), I-817 Application for Benefits under the Family Unity Program, and I-901, Remittance Form for certain F-1, J-1 and M-1 Nonimmigrants.

CDC Comment Request for Waiver Application
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is requesting a three year extension of the Application For Waiver of Inadmissibility.

Citizenship Information for Members of the Hmong and Laotian Communities
The INS has issued a community information page with citizenship information for members of the Hmong and Laotian communities.


Immigration in the Press

Border Crossers Need New ID Cards
According to the Arizona Republic thousands of Mexican citizens could be turned away from the US border next week for failing to replace their border-crossing cards with new counterfeit-proof visas.

Visa Requests Drop After Attacks
According to an Associated Press article on Findlaw.com, US consulates around the world report that visa requests have dropped by as much as 70 percent since the September 11 attack.


This Day in Immigration

From September 28, 2000

"Gender-Based Distinction in Conferring Citizenship Unconstitutional The court in Lake v. Reno, No. 99-4125 (2nd Cir. Sept. 12, 2000), found that the gender-based distinction requiring US citizen fathers but not mothers to acknowledge paternity before a child reaches the age of 21 violates the equal protection right secured by the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment."

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:

I enjoy receiving Immigration Daily and being kept abreast of recent developments; your site is the best available in this regard. However, articles like the one in the September 27th issue by Greg Siskind and Amy Ballentine would better serve immigration attorneys if they were referenced with the authority upon which the conclusions reached in the article are based, i.e, Foreign Affairs Manual, 20 CFR, etc. Otherwise, the article was interesting, it's just that we cannot easily perform more in depth research based on the info given - research which they obviously have already done, but do not share with us.

Kudos to Angelo Paparelli for his wonderful coverage of H-1B Portability. Now that is authoritized!

David Murray


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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.

IMMIGRATION LAW CONFERENCES
The American Immigration Lawyers Association Litigation Conference on October 19, 2001 and Asylum Conference on October 20 will take place at the Wyndham Ambassador West Hotel, 1300 North State Parkway, Chicago, Illinois. The deadline for early registration and to secure a hotel room at the AILA Room Rate is October 3, 2001. Both these Conferences will provide information that you can immediately integrate into your practice. Complete Program Information and a Registration form is available at http://www.aila.org/conferences/chicago2001.html.

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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