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Immigration Daily September 16, 2002
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The Denver Post reports that Rep. Tancredo (R-CO) wants an 18-year-old honor student and his family deported because of their undocumented status. Rep. Tancredo is quoted as saying that the fact that the "A" student was featured on the front page of the Denver Post was a "mockery of justice." The father of the undocumented high-school graduate "earns $1,200 a month working as a ranch hand" in Colorado. Rep. Tancredo is quoted as saying that Mike Comfort, director of the INS's Denver office, promised that INS would take action. The honor student's family briefly fled their home after Rep. Tancredo's call to the INS, but later returned.

At a time when our nation is at war against the terrorists, we trust that good sense will prevail at INS, and that INS will do its duty in protecting our country against the fanatics who want to harm us, rather than waste meager INS resources in hounding honor students who have not yet gotten their papers. Diverting INS officials to round up undocumented students would make a mockery of the war against the terrorists, and we hope that Rep. Tancredo will find a way to channel his formidable energies against our country's enemies, and leave undocumented immigrants alone.


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Featured Article

H-1B Series: The H-1B Beneficiary's Required Qualifications, Part 1
George N. Lester IV continues the H-1B series by beginning a discussion on the qualifications of the H-1B beneficiary.

ABA Series: A Legal Guide For INS Detainees
The Commission on Immigration Policy, Practice and Pro Bono of the American Bar Association provides the 3rd of 8 parts of its Legal Guide for INS Detainees.

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Immigration Law News

BIA Says IJs Should Make Clear And Comprehensive Findings Of Fact Under New Rule
In re S-H-, 23 I&N Dec. 462 (BIA, Sep. 12, 2002), the Board of Immigration Appeals said that the regulatory change taking effect on Sep. 25, 2002 adds significant force to the Immigration Judge's (IJ) decision and, comcomitantly, makes it increasingly important for the IJ to make clear and complete findings of fact that are supported by the record and in compliance with controlling law; and also said that under the new regulation, it is even more important for the IJs to make comprehensive findings of fact, including explicit findings as to the credibility of witnesses, rather than just those findings pertinent to one issue that the IJ may deem dispositive of the case.

Trafficker Pleads Guilty
Pursuant to investigative work by the Border Patrol and the FBI, the Department of Justice announced the guilty plea of an individual involved human trafficking.

INS Seeks Comments
INS sought comments on arrival departure record (transit without Visa), Form I-94T; application for suspension of deportation or special rule cancellation of removal (pursuant to Section 203 of Public Law 105-100), Form I-881; and petition by entrepreneur to remove conditions, Form I-829.

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Post-9/11 Immigration Rules Create False Sense Of Security
The New York Law Journal quotes immigration attorney Michael Berger on the stricter immigration rules imposed after 9/11 "The question is: Will it make America safer? While this is great window dressing and great public relations, terrorists who want to get into this country will still get into this country. What it has done is create a false sense of security."

Stricter Enforcement Post-9/11 By INS
The Recorder quotes immigration attorney Marc Van Der Hout "The INS has even prosecuted people in the Bay Area for failing to file a change of address."

Rep. Tancredo Wants Honor Student Deported, Says Undocumented Photo On Front Page Is "Mockery Of Justice"
The Denver Post reports that Rep. Tancredo (R-CO) wants an honor student and his family deported because of their undocumented status. Rep. Tancredo is quoted as saying that the fact that the "A" student was featured on the front page of the Denver Post was "a mockery of justice."

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:
I am one of your subscribers. I just wanted to take a second to tell you the humor of the "Cotton Mather" (overly picky, and missing the more important big picture in life), correction one day of one of your editorial summaries. The humor was that the complaining, criticizing attorney had stated that you had been redundant (totology) chicken-pouley (you get the point) in your stating that a matter had been sent back down and also remanded. As a top English student graduate from a major University, former law review member, and published attorney author in a law review... I can tell you that what you did was actually good. What you did was to clarify to an audience with some para professionals and lay persons that "remand" means for the higher court to return the opinion back to the lower court for additional findings or other action. Next time, perhaps, put the definition in parenthesis/es for the non-lawyers. This is actually the best writing, when you make your word usage of terms clear for all of your readers. Further, the complaining attorney, misspelled the word redundant as redundent if I recall properly, in his complaint to the Editor! Today, perhaps, someone will complain that the Chinese woman was not smuggling illegal aliens, but rather the baggage claims in her underpants... if you read that sentence order-- it's a hoot! One day, I wrote in about the Pro Bono work a lot of us do when one of your readers was attacking "all immigration attorneys," the reader assumed I was a male... I was complimented as an accomplished linguist. That reader has such a negative outlook on all other humans, focusing on only the bad in groups of other people. It's too bad. Well, back to work! Keep up the good work!

Immigration Atty. in Minnesota.

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