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Featured Article

Maintaining Proper H-1B Status In A Corporate Restructure
Fan Chen and Mark E. Harrington, Esq. writes, "For those unfamiliar with the specific rules concerning corporate restructurings and H-1B employees, this field of law can be a legal minefield."


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Immigration Law News

DHS Seeks Comments
The Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) sought comments on: Form G-942 (applicant Survey) and Form G-1046 (contacts concerning Project Speak Out). The Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sought comments on: Forms I-908 and I-909 (biographical information/program eligibility questionnaire and practitioner fraud pilot program initial interview form).

SSA Allows Social Security Information To Be Provided To INS Upon Request
The Social Security Administration published a notice requesting comments, which said in its summary, "...We are issuing public notice of our intent to alter an existing system of records,... by expanding the categories of records mentioned in the system." This would allow for information maintained in its system to be provided to the INS upon request, to identify and locate aliens in the US.

Secretary Ridge Says Citizenship Revocation Is Not Presently Under Consideration
During a joint press conference with Secretary Tom Ridge and British Home Secretary Blunkett, Secretary Ridge responded to a question on whether the US intends to revoke citizenship if someone is found to be connected to a terrorist organization.

Benefit Application Processing Takes 10-Months, BCIS Receives Adequate Rating
The White House released its performance and management assessments of various government agencies, including the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) of the Department of Homeland Security which received an adequate rating based on key performance measures. For year ending 2002, the BCIS processed benefit applications in 10-months, as opposed to its target of 8-months. For year ending 2001, the 8-month actual turnaround time exceeded the target goal of 9-months.

Rubberstamping By BIA Does Not Establish That Review Is Not Taking Place, An Alien Has No Constitutional Right To Any Administrative Appeal At All
In Albathani v. INS, No. 02-1541 (1st Cir. Feb. 6, 2003) (errata sheet), the court issued another errata sheet for its February 6, 2003 opinion where the court, saying that "an alien has no constitutional right to any administrative appeal at all", and "such administrative appeal rights as exist are created by regulations promulgated by the Attorney General" held that Petitioner's due process claim involving his challenge of the validity of the Board of Immigration Appeals's (BIA) streamlining procedures, where parties received one-line dispositions of their appeals failed, because there was a basis for affirmance and for summary affirmance. The court also said that were there evidence of systemic violation by the BIA of its own regulations, it would be a different case.

IJ And BIA Are Not Required To Specifically Rule On Credibility Of Each Piece Of Documentary Evidence In Asylum Application
In Liang v. INS, No. 00-4075(1) 02-4103(con) (2nd Cir. Apr. 1, 2003), the court said that neither the IJ nor the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) was required to specifically rule on the credibility of each piece of documentary evidence submitted by Petitioner in his asylum application.

Tyson Foods Acquittal Is Setback To Government's Enforcement Efforts
ABC.com reports that "Tyson Foods' acquittal on charges of conspiring to hire illegal immigrants dealt a setback to the government's strategy of enforcing immigration laws by going after big business."

Immigration Application Approval For Waiting Time Increases
New York Newsday reports that "...What already was an agency drowning in paperwork is getting even more clogged. "It's at the forefront of many folks' concerns, that the waiting times are really going to balloon," said Angela Kelly of the National Immigration Forum in Washington, D.C. "We've already seen them begin to mushroom."


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Busy San Franciso downtown law firm seeks two legal immigration assistants for work involving complex immigration support, legal research, and preparation of deportation defense related forms. Ideal candidates must have 3+ yrs of relevant immigration experience. Additional responsibilities include: maintaining calendar of appointments, assistance with pre-hearing preparations, keeping accurate files and records. Must be skilled using Macintosh, Filemaker Pro software and related programs. Must also possess a notary public license (or within 90 days from date of hire). We offer a competitive salary and a full range of benefits, including paid time off, paid health insurance, and a monthly commuting stipend. Please send a cover letter with your resume to either guajardolaw@yahoo.com or fax to: 415-296-8730.

Help Wanted - Experienced Paralegal
Maggio & Kattar, a Washington, D.C. immigration firm seeks an experienced paralegal to handle outbound immigration matters for corporate clients. Experience with Canada, UK, China, Mexico, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines preferred. Send resume + salary requirements to Amal Talhame at: atalhame@maggio-kattar.com or fax (202) 483-6801.

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Dear Editor:
Considering what Mexico has done and is doing to US and what Iraq never has done, Vicente the Fox and the radicals and invaders from Mexico should be getting more than a little worried. Weapons of mass invasion are just as destructive to society as weapons of mass destruction.

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