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- How do you help your clients transition from nonimmigrant worker status to an open-market EAD without a gap in work permission?
- Does the new regulation strengthen or undermine AC-21's provisions on AOS portability and H-1B portability?
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INS Rule Allows Concurrent Form I-140 And Form I-485 Filings, But Leaves Several Issues Unresolved
Cyrus D. Mehta examines unclear areas in INS's new rule on concurrent filings including portability and applicability in removal and deportation proceedings.
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Immigration Law News
BALCA Says Three Years Processing Delay At DOL Excuses Employer's Statement In NOF Rebuttal
In the Matter of Saint Anthony Care Home, No. 2002-INA-00082 (BALCA, Jul. 17, 2002), the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals said that since three years had elapsed between the filing of the original labor certification, and the Notice of Findings issued by the Certifying Officer, the Employer was "not to be totally blamed for stating in his rebuttal the current situation of his business" instead of what it was when the original application was filed. The case was remanded to the Certifying Officer for certification or for issuing a second Notice of Findings.
Gestapo Murderer Denaturalized
The Department of Justice announced "a federal court in Pensacola, Florida has denaturalized a Panama City, Florida, man charged with participating in the mass murder of Jews and other civilians in 1942 and 1943 during the Nazi occupation of Belarus while serving in the Gestapo, the Nazisí Secret State Police."
Fifth Amendment Due Process Violated When BIA Makes Adverse Credibility Determination In the First Instance, And Where Credibility Is Dispositive
In Manimbao v. Ashcroft, No. 00-71329 (9th Cir. Aug. 1, 2002), the court found that the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) erred in failing to remand the Petitioner's case to the Immigration Judge for an explicit credibility finding, in a case where credibility was the dispositive issue, and found that the BIA also erred in requiring Petitioner to provide corroborative evidence to meet his burden, when, if his testimony were deemed credible, he would have had no obligation to do so.
Zadvydas Applies To Inadmissible Aliens As Well As Deportable Aliens
In Xi v. INS, No. 01-35867 (9th Cir. Aug. 1, 2002), the court decided the issue of whether under the Supreme Court's decision in Zadvydas, 8 USC 1231(a)(6) has the same meaning for inadmissible aliens, such as Petitioner, as the Supreme Court held it had for deportable aliens, and concluded that it does, and thus Petitioner's indefinite detention is not permitted by statute. In dicta, the court said "excludable" is no longer a term that has any statutory import under the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Passport Fee Increase Reminder
The Department of State issued a reminder of fee increases for passports that will go into effect on August 19, 2002.
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Computerworld Article On H-1Bs
Paul Donnelly writes that H-1B is a government subsidy for business.
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Letters to the Editor
I thought your readers would be interested in learning about a new campaign to support hard-working, tax-paying immigrants who have put down roots and made the U.S. their home. The Reward Work Coalition, a group of labor unions and immigrant advocacy groups, is spearheading a campaign to collect 1,000,000 postcards supporting the legalization of undocumented workers. The coalition partners, led by the Service Employees International Union, plan to deliver these postcards to the White House and Congress in October.
We need immigration policies that reflect reality. Our economy needs these workers, and is already, in fact, employing many of them. However, our immigration laws have not been updated to reflect this reality. We encourage your readers to support our efforts to overhaul our immigration system by signing a postcard today. For more information on the campaign, and to send an electronic postcard, visit:
National Immigration Forum
In response to Dave Murray's thoughtful comments about crackpot extremists
being given a forum in your excellent newsletter, I would suggest that we
need to be aware that this stuff is out there. It is essential that those
of us with, shall we say, more informed opinions recognize that the less
informed are vulnerable to specious reasoning on this subject, and too often
support politicians who spout it. We need to take responsibility for
affirmative education about immigration in this country, as well as reacting
with facts in every case of disinformation or simple ignorance. I've been
astounded at some of the lunatic raving I've found on a couple of
anti-immigration websites, and sickened at the thought of people reading it
& thinking "hey, he's got a point there." Knowledge still is power, and a
little knowledge still is a dangerous thing.
Jane A. Hanson, Attorney at Law
Mr. Goldstein draws an unwarranted conclusion from Shakespeare's
"...let's kill all the lawyers" statement in Henry The Sixth.
Characters Cade and Dick were discussing the utopian state of affairs if
Cade were King of England even to the extent that,"...all shall eat and
drink on my score; and I will apparel them all...". It is highly
significant that Shakespeare through Dick would mention that an
essential element of this utopia would be the elimination of lawyers !
How an endorsement of the role lawyers as the, "first line of defense
against a failure of law and justice", could be drawn from this is
beyond reason or reality.
If a Greater Authority would make my premise more credible, we
could read from
Matthew 23 or Luke 11, particularly verses 46 and 52 where Jesus
rebukes the lawyers. Are there any who would say that this is an
endorsement of the legal profession ?
Some of us once believed in the premise of "law and justice" as
the foundation of law, but sad experience has shown all to often that
money seems to be the primary motivation, at least at the level that
most experience it today.
Immigration attorney's excessive selling of American citizenships and
subsequent dilution of our culture, security and living standards at a
time when an immigration time out is needed to sort out the excesses of
the past and in light of the real security concerns arising from Sept
11, does justify the culpability premise, in my view.
For those inclined to investigate this premise further rather
than to engage in ad hominem aspersions can review the following thought
provoking articles: 1.) "MultiCulturism and Marxism" archived at
www.commonsenseclub.com [Scroll to 11/99]
2.) "MultiCulturism, Immigration and Aztlan" archived at
www.americanpatrol.com [Article by Prof. Maria Hsia Chang -- an
obvious great example of how immigration should work ]
I am an immigration attorney and do not mind the comments made by
the so called 'concerned" American. At times Immigration attorneys do take
of immigration laws and Americans, if one accepts that aliens have no rights, nor
are they entitled to due process under our system of jurisprudence, then we are
advantage of our society's concern for the rule of law. Our concerned American, one
of the nameless millions, believes that one person who commits crime is
demonstrative of the attitudes and morals of all immigration attorneys. Well, I think
that the nameless one is
ignorant and shows his ignorance by his comments. Oh, am I doing the same thing as
I am truly sorry.
Jeremiah Wolf Stuchiner Esquire
The American Bar Association recently wrote to the House and the Senate on unaccompanied alien children. Documents on this issue from the UNHCR (Document 1, Document 2) may also be of interest to your readers.
American Bar Association
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