Readers of the e-mail version of Immigration Daily will notice a new look. To make it easier for you to find the times of interest to you in the e-mail version, we have numbered the headlines. Each of the major sections is designated by a Roman numeral and if there is more than one item within the section they are designated by Arabic numerals. We intend for this to make it possible for you to pinpoint exactly the items you want in the e-mail while bypassing those not of interest to you.
We have also moved the "Tip of the Day" section to just before the "Letters to the Editor" and will be running it less frequently. Since it will not appear every day it will now be called "ILW.COM Tip." This moves the "Immigration News" to a more prominent position closer to the top of the publication.
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Comment Request on EAD
The INS has published a comment request on the I-765 Employment Authorization Document.
Immigration in the Press
Skilled Workers, Asylum Seekers Boost Migration Flows, Says OECD Report
A report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) provides statistics on recent trends in international migrations.
ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day
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This Day in Immigration
From January 5, 2001
"Immigrants in the United States 2000: A Snapshot of America's Foreign-born
Steven Camarota, Director of Research at the Center for Immigration Studies, examines the statistics of the immigrant population of the United States."
Immigration Articles on ILW.COM
ILW.COM publishes articles on any aspect of immigration law. We encourage the submission of articles from attorneys, paralegals, professors, scholars, human resource managers and anyone effected by immigration law. We will not publish something we know to be factually inaccurate. Beyond that, we actively seek a variety of opinions and viewpoints. Articles do not have to be footnoted as
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Letters to the Editor
In response to Charles Schwartz letter of January 4, 2002, let me say that, unfortunately, I believe there will be some sort of amnesty granted. However, I do not agree that this is a good way to find out who is here and make them come to us, etc. The whole "let's give them permanent residence and that will solve the illegal alien problem" rationale proved a failure in 1986 when the last amnesty program was passed. Not only did it encourage more people to come in illegally (why not since we gave amnesty once, surely we will do it again!) but many illegal aliens failed to come forward during the year that was allowed. Never fear though, lawyers immediately filed a class action suit to extend that time frame. In the end that didn't help either since many of those who were illegal in 1986 are still illegal, still working (with someone else's stolen social security number), and enjoying the benefits of our country. I guess one would then have to say they probably didn't come here to work hard, pay their taxes and be integrated to the American society. Actually, we could afford to track down illegal aliens if the citizens of this country insisted that our government officials treat violating immigration law as seriously as violating any other law. Illegal aliens should already be considered wanted. When the data bases are complete and information sharing is available among all law enforcement agencies we will finally be able to identify and apprehend many of these illegals who have managed to thumb their noses at the laws of our country for far too long. The length of time one manages to break the law without being caught doesn't make it any less a crime unless, of course, one can convince the government to reward them for breaking that law!!
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HELP WANTED: LEGAL POSITIONS
Paparelli & Partners LLP is currently recruiting for the following positions: 1) Paralegal - Under supervision of attorneys, perform legal research and draft various employment-based and family-based immigration-related petitions, applications and supporting documentation. Use computer software extensively (research databases, Internet, MS Word, MS Outlook, Excel, ProLaw, etc.). Maintain client files. Monitor case progress. Communicate with clients and internal staff. Qualifications: College degree and paralegal certificate or substantial and relevant experience required. Excellent writing ability. Strong research and communication skills. Detail oriented. Ability to work as a team member in a fast paced environment. Experience in employment-based immigration law preferred, but not required. 2) Client Services Assistant - Under attorney supervision, use computer software extensively (MS Word, MS Outlook, ProLaw, Excel, etc.) to assist attorneys and paralegals in providing legal services to clients; maintain computerized databases; maintain documentary files; collect, organize, index and copy documents required to demonstrate clients' eligibility for immigration benefits; may have limited client contact. Qualifications: Must have at least two years' experience as a secretary or a college degree, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work as a team member in a fast paced environment. Fax resumes to Kim Watkins at 949-955-5599 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
IMMIGRATION PROGRAM AND RECEPTION
The American Bar Association, Immigration and Nationality Committee of the Section of International Law and Practice, and the ABA Immigration Pro Bono Development and Bar Activation Project invite you to attend the following program and reception on Tuesday, January 22, 2002, "What Consular Officials Should Know About Recent U.S. Immigration Developments: A Dialogue With The Consular Corps And Legal Community," at the Canadian Embassy, 501 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C. 5:30-7:30 p.m. For details and registration form 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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