The deadline to sign up for the second session of the three-part teleconference and e-mail seminar "Immigration Implications of September 11th Tragedy" is October 22. The second teleconference of the series is scheduled for November 2. The third teleconference tentatively scheduled December 7, but the date may change as events warrant. Those who sign up by the October 2 deadline will be able to attend the second and third session live, and will receive a cassette tape of the first session which took place September 28. For more information, click here.
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ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day
The ABCs of Immigration - Inadmissibility - Public Charge - Affidavits of Support
Greg Siskind and Amy Ballentine write about Affidavits of Support which are required in all family based immigration cases and in employment-based cases where the immigrant is related to the owner of the petitioning company.
Collateral Attack on Prior Deportation Rejected
The court in US v. Zalazar-Torres, No. 00-3305 (10th Cir. Oct. 16, 2001), rejected Defendant's collateral attack on his prior deportation proceedings as unfair because the same official both brought the charges against him and decided that removal was warranted.
Frivolous Issues on Appeal
In US. v. Treviso-Miramontes, No. 00-4169 (10th Cir. Oct. 16, 2001), the court determined that for an alien who had pleaded guilty to being found in the US after having been deported, the following issues were frivolous: 1) whether his sentence violated the proscription against double jeopardy; 2) whether his sentence was cruel and unusual, thus violating the Eighth Amendment; 3) whether the statute punished him for his status as an alien; 4) whether he should have been granted a downward departure based on his long residence in this country and the minor nature of his prior felonies; and 5) whether counsel was ineffective.
Financial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001
The House passed by a vote of 412 to 1 the Financial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001. Sec. 110 makes aliens involved in money laundering excludable.
IRS 9003 No Longer Required
According to a memorandum from William Yates/Joseph Cuddihy, Deputy Executive Associate Commissioner, Immigration Services Division, Field Service Operations, adjustment applicants are no longer required to submit IRS tax information-related form 9003.
DED for Liberians Extended
In response to President Bush’s announcement in which he authorized Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for qualified Liberians until September 29, 2002, the INS announces it will defer for one year the deportation or removal of certain qualified Liberians present in the US.
Hmong Language Version of Citizenship Information
The INS has released a Hmong language version of it citizenship information for members of the Hmong and Laotian communities
Immigration in the Press
Secrecy, Turf Wars Hinder Intelligence Agencies
According to the Baltimore Sun, for decades, lists of people and information on suspects, targets and even terrorists have been held like state secrets, studied only by the agency that created them, but now intelligence and law enforcement agencies are struggling to meet the mandate that they learn how to share.
This Day in Immigration
From October 18, 2000
"Duplication and Electronic Generation of Forms
The INS has issued a rule that eliminates the requirement that duplicated and electronically generated forms be produced on the same color paper and in the same page alignment used for the official INS forms. The rule also removes the requirement that duplicated and electronically generated copies of forms made by public and private entities be submitted for Service review and approval."
Letters to the Editor
The advertisement in the form of a letter to the editor concerning foreign student tracking in the October 17 issue of Immigration Daily makes it abundantly clear that the foreign student population represents one big money grab for all involved. NAFSA calling itself international educators is like a retail clerk's union calling itself providers of the common good. Everyone is really just looking out for number one, and the government is either the means for, or the source of, the money flow.
I read Monica Schwartz letter in October 16 issue of Immigration Daily. There is only one word that describe people like Condon who are merely taking advantage of deaths of so many innocent people and trying to blame it on illegal immigrants. The word is OPPORTUNIST.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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, email@example.com or 407/831-6644.
MidSouth Chapter's Fall CLE Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville Nov. 2 & 3. The title is "Where the Newest Rubber Meets the Road," because the conference will have its traditional professionally intimate setting conducive to lively questioning of the speakers (and erudite comments from the attendees) so that participants come away with the answers to their questions and with practical solutions to the newest situations posed by new laws, regulations and procedures. For agenda, registration form and details, click here.
ETHICS FOR IMMIGRATION LAWYERS
Presented by the Practicing Law Institute, November 27, 2001, 6:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. PLI New York Training Center, 21st Floor
810 Seventh Avenue (between 52nd and 53rd Streets) New York City. For details, click here.
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