The Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) enacted earlier this year was
intended by Congress to effect a liberalizing for immigration of children.
Despite the intent, the actual language, and its integration with existing
application of immigration law, has created confusion for immigration
practitioners. ILW.COM has carried articles and INS correspondence to help
shed light on the uncertainties and ambiguities in the CSPA. Given CSPA's
importance to immigration practice, three different ILW.COM seminars have
addressed different aspects of the CSPA in recent months - the seminar led
by Angelo Paparelli addressed CSPA in the employment immigration context,
the seminar led by Ron Klasko and Tammy Fox Isicoff addressed CSPA's
cross-agency issues, and the seminar led by Jacqueline Baronian addressed
CSPA in the family immigration context. Today's Immigration Daily issue
features an article by noted immigration attorney Pravinchandra J. Patel
who presents a section-by-section analysis of the CSPA. Mr. Patel, the
author of four books on immigration law, has written for immigration
attorneys for over two decades. We trust practitioners will find his
Seminar On H-1B Adjudications At INS Service Centers
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- AC21 portability and gaps in employment
- Representing the terminated H-1B employee in maintaining status
- Representing the H-1B employer in financial difficulty
- Tolling 6 year limit for time not spent in the US
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The Child Status Protection Act
Pravinchandra J. Patel provides a detailed analytical overview of all 8 sections of the Child Status Protection Act, along with specific examples illustrating the statute's application.
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Immigration Law News
DOL Dismisses Alien's Untimely Appeal In LCA Matter
In the Matter of Kedar Dhopeshwarker, No. 2002-LCA-16 (OALJ, Nov. 20, 2002), the Office of Administrative Law Judges dismissed the case pursuant to the DOL's Motion For Reconsideration and agreed with the DOL that the OALJ lacked jurisdiction to consider an untimely appeal by the alien under the regulations implementing 212(n).
INS Releases New Sections Of Final 2001 Statistical Yearbook
The INS released two additional sections: Enforcement and Immigrants, that will be included in the final edition of the 2001 Statistical Year Book. The Immigrants section (71 pps.) presents interesting statistics on those that come to the US for permanent residence, including those arriving with that status and those adjusting to permanent resident status after entry. The Enforcement section (43 pps.) provides information about actions taken by the INS to prevent illegal entry in the US and to apprehend and remove deportable aliens from the US.
Concession Of Excludability To Change Venue Relieves INS Of Burden Of Proof
In Selimi v. INS, No. 01-1608 (7th Cir. Dec. 4, 2002), the court held that Petitioner, a returning permanent resident, was
properly placed in exclusion rather than deportation proceedings since he
accompanied his wife and cousin back to the US knowing that they were
attempting to enter the country illegally, thus meaningfully interrupting
his residence, and held that when Petitioner, through his attorney,
conceded excludability to facilitate a move of venue from the entry port of
New York to Chicago, which was closer to Petitioner and his attorney, he
thereby relieved INS of the burden of proving excludability, and that INS's
avowed intent to ask for a return of the case to New York if he withdrew
his concession did not render involuntary his decision not to contest
excludability, and held that since he encouraged and assisted his cousin's
attempted entry along with that of his wife and children, the Board of
Immigration Appeals did not err in finding him ineligible for a 212(d)(11)
Removal On Grounds Of Foreign Conviction Possession Of Controlled Substance
Is Not Reviewable
In Li v. Ashcroft, No. 01-9546 (10th Cir. Dec. 3, 2002), the court said that it had no jurisdiction to review Petitioner's final
order of removal since he was convicted of possession of a controlled
substance in Taiwan.
Recidivism Considerations Require Enhancement For Every Offense, Not Just
Those In Original Indictment Nor Just Those Most Recent
In US v. Soto-Ornelas, No. 01-6411 (10th Cir. Dec. 3, 2002), the court said that the Supreme Court's decision in Almendarez-Torres
explcitly referred to the sentencing judge to take into account an
offender's prior record in every case, not just the immediately preceding
offense prior to illegally reentry after deportation following an
Court Cites INS Officials For Contempt
The Arizona Republic reports "Three top Immigration and Naturalization
Service officials in Arizona were cited for contempt Monday after they
failed to answer a subpoena in a dispute over the treatment of a Guatemalan
More Enforcement Leads To More Illegal Immigration
An opinion column in the Tuscon Citizen says enhanced border enforcement
cause more, not less, illegal immigration.
Mexican Ambassador Says Massive Movement Of People Is Fact Of Life
Writing in the Baltimore Sun, and reproduced in Newsday, Mexico's
ambassador to the US says "The massive movement of people across our border
is a fact of life. Many Mexicans come to this country looking for economic
opportunities that they cannot yet find at home, while many labor-short
U.S. companies find the workers they need to grow in Mexico's law-abiding
and hard-working migrants."
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Letters to the Editor
Does anybody know about the suspension of adjustment of status? Today one
old lady visited the INS office in Salt Lake City to adjust her status to
permanent resident. She was told that everything is okay but adjustments
of status are temporary suspended. So go home and wait until further
What is going on?
Salt Lake City, UT
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