The panel for the third and final teleconference in the pro bono at cost series on the "Immigration Implications of September 11th Tragedy" is set. Stephen W. Yale-Loehr will be moderator. The speakers will be Angela Kelly, Angelo Paparelli and Norman J. Peterson. Angela Kelley is the Deputy Director of the National Immigration Forum, the nation's premier immigration advocacy organization. Angelo A. Paparelli is the managing partner of Paparelli and Partners LLP in Irvine, California. He is a nationally recognized speaker, published author and leading expert on cutting-edge business-related immigration issues. Norman J. Peterson is Vice President for Public Affairs at NAFSA, Association of International Educators, and is Director of the Office of International Programs at Montana State University. The intention is that the third seminar will be after Congress has adjourned for the year, so that a fuller analysis can be presented to attorneys.
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Comment Request for T-1 Visa Forms
The INS has submitted an emergency information collection request for the I-914, Application for T Nonimmigrant Status, I-914A, Application for Immediate Family Member of T-1 Recipient, and I-914B Declaration of Law Enforcement Officer for Victim of Trafficking in Persons.
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This Day in Immigration
From November 21, 2000
"INS Deputy Commissioner Wyrsch to Serve as Acting Commissioner
The Department of Justice announced that Deputy commissioner Mary Ann Wyrsch will serve as the INS's Acting Commissioner until a new Commissioner is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate."
Letters to the Editor
I have been in the immigration business for over 25 years. The remarks made by Rep. Duncan regarding section 245(i) are preposterous. It is obvious that this man does not have the slightest idea of how this sections works.
He does not know that when people apply under 245(i) in the United States, they are subject to all kind of background checks (FBI, State police and some Immigration Courts even require local police clearances). Aliens applying under section 245(i) are required to have their fingerprint taken two and some times three times before they are interviewed. He also said that an alien simply pays $1,000 for instant legalization. Nothing is farther from the truth. Applicants for adjustment of status under this section must wait between two to four years before an interview is conducted. And, then, only if they are clear of all wrongdoing they are approved.
People like this man, with no knowledge of the law, just show their ignorance and their prejudiced hostility against all kind of immigrants. Section 245(i) is a good law and should be extended. As a matter of fact, the Senate and the House already approved their respective versions of the law.
Luis A. Delgado, LL.M.,
The Attorney General said, "We need to look more into immigration," referring to possible measures to face terrorism. In these days of great fear and incertitude, we need more than anything to know everything about people who get into our country.
If there is no way to stop immigration completely, why not take the most secure and safe approach? It is very clear that some categories of visas (spouses and family) are more safe than others (student visas, work visas, etc). I can say this because the background check for the first mentioned can be more detailed and more accurate then the other ones.
First off, a real spouses relation can easily be checked, in the same way it is checked when INS removes the two years condition for permanent residencies (after a difficult interview). Why to endure years of separation, due to the back-log in this category? (I-130). Imagine staying apart from your spouse and children for more than 5 years.
There are some attempts in family policy here in US such as H.R. 814. Mr. Andrews and Mr. Pallone who pleaded for no cap number for spouses of permanent residents. Stoped in the House.
The V visa is a strange idea which grants a non-immigrant visa for spouses who have waited three years in their country, and applied before 12/21/2000! Like staying apart from your wife three years is not painful, and applying in 2000 makes you special!!
Other attempts were H.R. 2277 for investor's spouses, H.R.2278 for intracompany transferee's spouses. Well intentioned but with very small impact in the regular citizen's world.
On the other hand 245(i) law, allowed immigration lawbreakers to pay 1000$ and having a sponsor to get a green card. This is right? This is our reward for legally applying, and waiting years for a legal status of our family?
I think this time is a good time for a change for a safe immigration more humane immigration, where family values to lead and where anybody can see a real citizen-aimed policy of our leaders.
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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.
There will be a New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) seminar on Wednesday, December 5, 2001 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Brunswick Hilton in East Brunswick, New Jersey. The seminar titled, Corporate Immigration Law: For Attorneys, In-House Counsel, & Human Resources Personnel: H-1B Requirements, will feature updates on the latest H-1 legislation regulations and will discuss recent developments in the field. For details, click here.
The Federal Bar Association, North East Ohio Chapter in conjunction with the Cleveland Immigration and Naturalization Service, present the 2001 Immigration and Naturalization Seminar on December 7, 2001. This Seminar will address current developments impacting immigration law in response to the tragic events of September 11, 2001. The seminar will be held at the Marriott at Key Center, In Cleveland, Ohio from 7:30 am - 5:00 pm. The CLE includes 7.5 hours of credit with .5 hours of Substance Abuse. For details, click here.
On January 31st & February 1st 2002, the National Immigration Forum will host its inaugural conference “A Nation of Immigrants in the 21st Century: Moving Forward in a Time of New Challenges.” The conference will be held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. For details, click here. For registration form, click here.
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