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ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day
The "Mismatch Letter" Is in the Mail: The Social Security Administration Ramps Up Its Warnings to Employers (Part II)
In the second of this two-part series J. Ira Burkemper of Paparelli and Partners, LLP writes about immigration implications when the information from employers does not match the Social Security Administration's records.
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Passport Denial not Unconstitutional
In Eunique v. Powell, No. 99-56984 (9th Cir. Feb. 22, 2002), the court found that a statute which denies the issuance of a passport to those substantially in arrears in child support payments passed the rational basis test and was not unconstitutional.
Equal Protection Decision Withdrawn
The court in Finau v. INS, No. 00-70238 (9th Cir. Feb. 22, 2002), granted the joint motion for voluntary dismissal and to vacate decision, and the motion to withdraw the petition for rehearing and rehearing en banc. The October 31, 2001, opinion, and January 18, 2002, amended opinion were withdrawn.
Comment Request on 2 Year HHR Waiver Form
The INS has published a comments request on form I-724J, Application for Waiver of the 2-Year Foreign Residence Requirement.
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Immigration in the Press
Immigrant Activists Renew Efforts
According to the Washington Post immigration advocates were nearly silent for months following September 11, but now they are renewing their efforts to gain legal status for millions of undocumented immigrants in the US.
Deportations Drop Sharply after Sept. 11
An Associated Press article on Boston.com reports that deportations of foreign citizens from upstate New York dropped sharply after the September 11 terrorist attacks, mirroring a national trend, based on data from the INS.
ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day
Chat with Karen Meade
Karen Meade will answers questions on all aspects of immigration law on Monday, February 25, 2002, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. Questions will be accepted beginning 15 minutes before the start of the chat.
Letters to the Editor
In his letter of 2/22/02 Mr. Baer opines that we should "be looking for a solution to the immigration problem" rather than quibbling over "how to label the people who are in our country illegally." As one who would like to see a large reduction in immigration, I agree. If it would help to move the debate along, I'll call them "undocumented immigrants" as long as it's understood that it stands for people who are in this country illegally and that the title doesn't imply a waiver of their illegality.
Every poll of which I'm aware has indicated that a large majority of U.S. citizens favor a large reduction in immigration and stricter enforcement of the immigration laws. We "reductionists" would welcome an honest national debate.
John H. Frecker
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Be Part of a Winning Team! A Miami immigration law firm is seeking a bi-lingual associate attorney and a paralegal both with minimum 1-2 year's business immigration experience, as well as some family based and naturalization exp. Must have strong organizational and computer skills; must be a member in good standing of the bar for the attorney (any jurisdiction). Bratter Krieger LLP. is a rapidly growing, service-oriented immigration law firm. Excellent opportunity to grow and advance with our expanding practice. All of our team members receive an aggressive compensation and benefits package. Reply in confidence to Matthew Krieger, send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to 305-695-4398 or call us at 305-674-8472.
2002 NORTHWEST REGIONAL IMMIGRATION CONFERENCE
Immigration...The Times They Are A Changin' February 28, March 1 2002, SeaTac DoubleTree Hotel, 18740 Pacific Hwy. So., Seattle. This year's expanded seminar has been revamped to maximize information sharing with government speakers and experienced practitioners. More government speakers, larger facilities, and exciting new roundtable discussions will educate and challenge attendees of all experience levels. Attendees new to immigration will receive a comprehensive, practical and clear overview in virtually all areas of immigration law. Advanced attendees will learn how to incorporate the new laws and procedures into their daily practice. In addition, all attendees will learn to resolve complex matters so unique that they cannot be researched in traditional periodicals. To Register or view the full program brochure click here. For questions or more information call Denise at: (206) 340-2578.
CONFERENCE ON IMMIGRATION LAW
The second annual New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) Seminar that will be run in conjunction with AILA on Wednesday March 20, 2002, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Gateway Hilton in Newark, New Jersey. Speakers include:
Dolores DeHaan, Betty Manfredonia, Paul Novak, Andrea Quarantillo, Susan Rauffer and William Yates. For details click here.
LEGAL TRAINING SEMINAR
The Midwest Legal Immigration Project is continuing its endeavor to provide basic immigration legal training to attorneys and paralegals practicing immigration law, or who wish to begin the practice of immigration law. Our next intensive week long basic legal immigration training seminar is scheduled for May 13-17, 2002, at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Des Moines. The seminar is co-sponsored by the Immigration Legal Resource Center of San Francisco. Successful graduates will receive assistance in applying for BIA accreditation if they wish. The seminar is accredited for 30 hours of CLE and 2 hours ethics for attorneys. The Marriott Hotel is offering sharply discounted rooms for $49/night plus tax. Call 1-800-228-9290 for room reservations and mention the immigration legal training seminar. For more information, call Jim Benzoni at 515-271-5730; fax 515-271-5757; or e-mail email@example.com.
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