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Immigration Daily
Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
December 3, 2001
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The date for the third and final teleconference in the three-part pro bono, at-cost seminar series on the "Immigration Implications of September 11th Tragedy" is January 4, 2002, from 2:15 to 3:15 Eastern (New York) time. The intention from the beginning has been to schedule the final teleconference after Congress had adjourned so the effects of any legislation could be addressed. We had originally anticipated an earlier date, but it is now clear Congress intends to stay in session through the middle of December. The January 4 date will allow analysis of any action taken by Congress in the final days before it adjourns, and projections of what actions may be taken in the next year, without conflicting with holiday plans. For details and to sign up, click here.

The California Service Center processing times have been udpated.

The text of S. 1733, the "Name Matching for Enforcement and Security Act of 2001," is now available.

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ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

"A Moveable Feast": An Analysis of Adjustment of Status Portability Under AC21 (Part V)
Angelo A. Paparelli and Janet J. Lee discuss travel issues and the availability of consular processing.

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Immigration News

No Asylum for Pinochet Supporter
The court in Lobos v. INS, No. 01-9501 (10th Cir. Nov. 29, 2001), found there was substantial evidence to support a denial of asylum to a Chilean supporter of Pinochet who had been abducted and beaten once in 1991, waited 10 months to leave the country, and where the State Department Country Report described changed country conditions.

Misadvice on Immigration Consequences Not Enough to Withdraw Guilty Plea
In US v. Couto, No 00-CR-304 (N.D.N.Y. Nov. 9, 2001) the court ruled that misadvice on the immigration consequences of a guilty plea is not a sufficient basis to allow withdraw of the plea.

Procedure for Immigration Court Cases Requiring Additional Security
A September 21 memo marked "Please do not Disclose" from Michael Creppy, Chief Immigration Judge, sets forth the procedures for immigration court cases requiring additional security.

Immigration in the Press

Why Congress Must Stop Ashcroft's Alien Detentions
Jeffrey Rosen writes in the New Republic that measures taken by the Bush Administration to detain and interrogate aliens may violate principles of procedural fairness, free speech, and privacy, but not the Constitution, and that it is up to congress, not the courts, to set limits on the administration's power.

INS Memo Cites Possible Detention for Those Questioned in Terror Probe
According to CNN a US government memo sent to attorneys general across the country says that some of the 5,000 men wanted for voluntary questioning may be held without bond if an immigration violation is suspected.

ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Chat with Robert Hollander
Robert Hollander will answers questions on all aspects of immigration law on Monday, December 3, 2001, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. Questions will be accepted beginning 15 minutes before the start of the chat.

"Immigration Implications of September 11th tragedy" Attend the at-cost seminar series moderated by Stephen Yale-Loehr. Click here for more info or to signup online. Click here for more info or to signup by fax

This Day in Immigration

From December 1, 2000

"Ignorance of Immigration Laws is an Excuse In Liu v. Phillips, No. 99-2336 (1st Cir. Nov. 28, 2000), the court upheld qualified immunity for a police officer who had unlawfully arrested a seventeen-year-old permanent resident for violation of a statute that requires aliens age eighteen and older to carry their green cards with them at all times. The court found that since local police do not ordinarily enforce federal immigration laws there was nothing unnatural about the officer's ignorance of the complex immigration laws."

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National Immigration law firm seeks highly motivated, organized individual to be responsible for hands on diversified projects. Handle RFPs; write proposals and text for brochures; prepare marketing materials, invitations and advertising; respond to calls for presentations. Ideal candidate must have marketing experience and knowledge of business immigration law. Please send resume and writing sample to A. van den Bossche at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bersen, & Loewy, 515 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10022 or fax to (212) 750-1121.

McKinsey & Company, Inc., an international management consulting firm ( is looking for an Immigration Legal Assistant to perform immigration legal processing and administration and to provide administrative assistance to the Director of Mobility in Midtown Manhattan. Requirements: Bachelor's degree Advanced skills in Excel, PowerPoint and Word 2 years immigration paralegal experience Strong verbal and communication skills Ability to deal with demanding clientele Responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) 1. Answer questions/provide information regarding the firm's policies on immigration (i.e., sponsorship of H-1B visas, green cards) 2. Manage electronic tools and databases to assist in efficient functioning of immigration legal process (typically using Excel Spreadsheets from internal immigration tracking database/external "Immigration Home Page") 3. Draft immigration filings and various employment and travel support letters on behalf of immigration counsel with the government such as TNs, J-1s 4. Engage in basic level immigration legal research using both on-line and hard copy resources 5. Set up/arrange meetings and conference calls, travel itineraries, and assist with preparation of documents as well as field inquiries/messages when managers are not available 6. Provide project support to Director of Worldwide Mobility. McKinsey & Company offers an excellent benefits package which includes 3 weeks of vacation for years 1 and 2, and 4 weeks thereafter; company-paid medical and dental coverage; profit-sharing; healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts; TransitCheks; child and elder care referral service; and emergency back-up child care. Please e-mail resume and compensation requirements to (or fax to: 212-847-7121).

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.

Des Moines, Iowa. Basic intensive immigration legal training seminar to be held January 14-18, 2002, at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Des Moines. Sharply discounted room rates of $49/night plus tax for single or double at the downtown Marriott. Call 800/228-9290 for room reservations and mention the immigration legal training seminar. Sponsored by the Midwest Legal Immigration Project and the Immigrant Legal Resources Center. For more information, call Cyndy Bolsenga, 515/271-5730 or fax 515/271-5757 or e-mail

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.

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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Marc Ellis, Gary Endelman

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