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The ABCs of Immigration - Options for Professors
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Deportation Does Not End Parole
In US v. Cuero-Flores, No. 00-1480 (2nd Cir. Jan. 3, 2002), the court held that deportation does not automatically terminate a parole or special parole term.
Remand of Asylum Case for Consideration of Changed Country Conditions
The court in Yang v. McElroy, No. 98-4391 (2nd Cir. Jan 7, 2002), remanded Petitioner's asylum case to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) to address the change in country conditions since the 1993 State Department reports which was relied on in the Immigration Judge's 1994 decision, and for a fuller consideration of the totality of Petitioner's conduct.
OIG Find Deficiencies in INS's Airport Inspection Facilities
According to the Executive Summary, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) found and reported deficiencies at all 42 airport INS inspection facilities.
DOJ on Revocation of Citizenship for Concentration Camp Guard
The Department of Justice has issued a press release about US v. Szehinskyj, No. 00-2467 (3rd Cir. Jan. 7, 2002), which revoked the citizenship of Theodor Szehinskyj, 77, of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, a retired machinist who served during World War II as an armed guard at the Sachsenhausen, Gross-Rosen and Warsaw Concentration Camps.
Immigration in the Press
U.S. Seeks Thousands Of Fugitive Deportees
The Washington Post reports that the Justice Department has identified about 6,000 young men from the Middle East who have ignored deportation orders, and has decided to make the arrest and removal of them the highest priority among efforts to locate hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals who have defied such rulings, authorities said.
H-1B Visa Application Process Slowed Significantly Following Sept. 11 in Face of Increased Filings
GenomeWeb reports that applications for H-1B visas were up 14 percent as of September 2001 compared with the whole of fiscal 2000.
ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day
Chat with Robert Perkins
Robert Perkins will answers questions on all aspects of immigration law on Wednesday, January 9, 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"
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This Day in Immigration
From January 9, 2001
"INS Advises on Applications Under the LIFE Act
The INS is advising the public that it is developing application procedures for immigration benefits created by the Legal Immigration and Family Equity Act ("LIFE") and will immediately inform the public as procedures are finalized. The INS has also begun consulting with the Department of State and hopes to issue guidelines on the new "K" and "V" visas by early spring."
Letters to the Editor
The creation of a new "V" visa category under the Legal Immigration Family Equity Act of 2000 (LIFE) has allowed the spouse and children of the lawful permanent residents in the F-2A category to come to the US to join their family provided that they must have been waiting at least for 3 years for an immigrant visa number. But the children who were already approved under F-2A category and later transferred to the F-2B category because of their turning 21 years of age while waiting for an immigrant visa number have been prevented from taking the advantage of eligibility for the V visa under the LIFE Act. With this, it is certain that justice is not done to the children of the F-2B category who have been separating from their parents for more than 7 years, because they were totally ignored when the new "V" visa was created. To separate the children from their parents for such a long period doesn't seem to be fair and just for a democratic country like America where equality and freedom are expected by all on equal footing. Therefore it is very high time that US legislators should amend the LIFE Act immediately entitling the children of the F-2B category for the V visa.
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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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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