AILA Election Free Telecon
We are pleased to announce that next week we will be holding a special free telecon on the upcoming AILA election. With ballots in the mail, for AILA members who do not yet know who they will vote for, this is an excellent opportunity to hear from the candidates themselves. We intend to invite all the AILA candidates running for office to share their vision for AILA and the issues facing the immigration bar. Listeners will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to the candidates. All Immigration Daily readers who are AILA members are eligible to attend. Registration is first-come, first-served (please note, if registration exceeds capacity, preference will be given to members from smaller AILA chapters). The telephonic session will be from 1.15pm ET to 2pm ET on Thursday, May 6th. To participate in this free event, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Immigration Law News
USCIS Director Aguirre Says Fee Increase Will Transform USCIS Into Efficient, Effective Operation
USCIS Director Aguirre issued a press statement on the the recent fee hike saying, "This is an important moment for USCIS; we are fundamentally transforming a tired immigration services system, uniformly recognized in need of reform, into a more efficient and effective operation."
Complaintant's Own Investigation Does Not Confer OALJ Jurisdiction
In the Matter of Mark J. Watson, pro se, v. Bank Of America, No. 2004-LCA-23 (OALJ, Apr. 12, 2004), the Office Of Administrative Law Judges said that the mere issuance of a Notice of Hearing and pre-hearing order which was based solely upon Complainant's "own investigation" did not confer jurisdiction upon OALJ to determine the merits of his complaint, which was improperly determined by the Administrator under the Act and its implementing regulations."
AgJobs Brings Hope To Users Of H2A Visa
Farm and Dairy of Salem, Ohio reports "So if both the employer and employee say good things about the program, why is only 2 percent of the country's agricultural workforce employed through H-2A while most farmers struggle to find help?"
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Letters to the Editor
The link for the OIL's Nov issue went back to the Oct issue.
Madeline M. Welch
Editor's Note: Thank you for pointing out our error. The link has been corrected.
The following ESIG minutes were submitted.
Bob Meltzer (on behalf of ESIG)
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