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H-1B Article 20: Preparing And Filing The H-1B Petition- Part 1
George N. Lester IV continues his H-1B series by beginning a discussion on the H-1B Petition.
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Immigration Law News
FY 2003 Refugee Admissions Program Fact Sheets Available
The Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration issued fact sheets containing country background information and FY 2003 refugee admissions program criteria for several countries, including: the New Independent States and the Baltics, the Near East and South Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Africa.
DOS Prohibits US Travel For Top Ranking Belarus Officials
The Department of State issued visa restrictions against top officials from Belarus, an Eastern European country in reaction to the forced shutdown of the Advisory and Monitoring Group of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe based in Minsk.
Secretary Powell Speaks On Mexican Migration In Mexico
In a joint press conference with Secretary Castaneda, Secretary Powell in response to a question regarding the migratory deal said, "... We want to find a way to regularize that migration back and forth in a way that brings dignity to the process, safety to the process, is based on trust, and we also realize that we have a large number of Mexicans living in the United States who are undocumented -- and this is a problem that will also have to be dealt with in due course for the same reason."
White House Press Secretary On Undocumented Migrants
White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer referring to President Bush's stance on the Mexican migration issue said, ... "[President Bush] wants to make certain that immigration is done the right way, that it is done legally. And we look forward to continuing to work with Mexico on this important topic."
St. Cyr Does Not Apply To Aliens Who Went To Trial
In Dias v. INS, No. 02-2074 (1st Cir. Nov. 27, 2002), the court held that application of AEDPA's limitations on 212(c)
discretionary relief did not have an impermissible retroactive effect on
those aliens who would have been eligible for discretionary relief when
they were convicted of a felony after trial.
Bar On Readmission Preserves Habeas Relief, Applying Proposed St. Cyr Rule
In Leitao v. INS, No. 00-2092 (1st Cir. Nov. 26, 2002), the court held that the bar on readmission of a removed alien is a legally
cognizable collateral consequence that preserves a live controversy even
after deportation of the petitioner, and said that since INS's rule on St.
Cyr has only been proposed, and has not yet been finally adopted, it would
be premature to try to anticipate how it would apply to the alien's case.
28 USC 2255 Is Proper Avenue To Pursue Ineffective Assistance Of Counsel
In US v. Guadarrama, No. 01-3453 (3rd Cir. Nov. 27, 2002), the court said that Defendant was not entitled to raise the issue of
ineffective assistance of counsel for failing to make a motion for downward
departure based on his status as an illegal alien on direct appeal since
there was insufficient record to dispose of the claim and since the proper
avenue to pursue such a claim would be through a collateral proceeding
under 28 USC 2255 in which the factual basis could be developed.
No Statutory Or Regulatory Authority Cited For Proposition That IJ's Oral
Decision Is Not Operative Until Signed
In US v. Carvajal-Garcia, No. 01-4532 (3rd Cir. Nov. 27, 2002), the court said that the Defendant did not cite any statutory or regulatory
authority for the proposition that an immigration judge's oral decision is
not operative unless signed, and hence he could not demonstrate any
violation of his due process rights, and said that the District Court did
not abuse its discretion when it held that the Speedy Trial Act was not
violated because, inter alia, the cause of the delay was largely the many
pretrial motions filed by Defendant and permitting reprosecution after a
relatively minor violation of 5 days would further the interest of the US
in combating illegal immigration.
Zadvydas Permits Bond
In Doan v. INS, No. 01-56784 (9th Cir. Nov. 27, 2002), the court said that in Zadvydas the Supreme Court did not limit the terms
and conditions of release to those specifically enumerated in the statute,
rather, it cited with approval the regulations promulgated by the Attorney
General, which regulations expressly authorize a bond as a condition of
release, and said that the circuit court therefore was led to the
conclusion that there was no merit to the Petitioner's contention that
because a bond is not expressly listed in the statute, imposition of any
bond as a condition of supervised release is unlawful.
Court Rules Against Former INS General Counsel
The Baltimore Sun reports "A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that
substantial portions of an investigative report that accuses a former top
government immigration lawyer of exercising "improper influence" in the
granting of visas to foreign investors must be made public."
Racist Group Wants US To Become "Whites Only" Nation (Sans Jews)
The Boston Globe reports on a racist group headed by one "Mr.Hale, and
those who share his views, want the United States to become a ''whites
only'' nation that bars minorities, Jews, and all immigration. Lewiston
will be the latest venue for this racist agenda."
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