Recently we have received a few letters addressed to the editor along the lines of, "Thank you for providing this useful service. I need to file a petition for..." or "I filed my petition ages ago...." Unfortunately we cannot offer advice in specific cases. The first reason is lack of resources. The editorial staff to research, write and publish the Daily consists of one person. The second reason is one of having a sound business model. We are not a law firm and do not provide legal services. Our customers are the attorneys who become members of the site, and use our Case Tracking and IFillForms software.
We continue to provide at no cost all the primary source immigration law material available, as well as articles and letters about all aspects of immigration law. Visitors who need help with their individual cases may use this material to educate themselves, and make sure time spent with a lawyer is used efficiently. To find a lawyer for your case you can use the Directory of Attorneys. You can also ask a question in chat with lawyers, or post your query on the discussion board. We continue to welcome letters on all aspects of immigration law and policy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day
Third Circuit Court of Appeals Holds Mandatory Detention Unconstitutional
Parastou Hassouri of the law offices of Cyrus D. Mehta writes about the Third Circuit's recent decision in Patel v. Zemski, No. 01-2398 (3rd Cir. Dec. 19, 2001), .
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AILA/EOIR Liaison Committee Minutes
The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) has made available the minutes from the AILA/EOIR Liaison Committee covering issues important to all who appear before the EOIR.
Immigration in the Press
According to Time.com, it's hardly news that foreign nationals have long been slipping across the border with bogus papers, and visitors who arrive in the US legitimately often overstay their legal welcomes with impunity, but since September 11 this laxness toward immigration fraud may be about to change.
ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day
Chat with Kevin Dixler
Kevin Dixler will answers questions on all aspects of immigration law on Wednesday, January 2, 2002, 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.
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This Day in Immigration
From January 2, 2001
"No Collateral Attack Without Showing Prejudice
In US v. Suazo-Martinez, No, DKC 2000-0371 (Md. Dec. 20, 2000), the Defendant was charged with reenty after deportation for an aggravated felony. The court rejected the collateral attack on the underlying deportation on the grounds that the change in the definition of an aggravated was retroactive, so even if his offense would not have been an aggravated felony at the time of the offense he could not now show prejudice."
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IMMIGRATION LEGAL TRAINING SEMINAR
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 email@example.com.
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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