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Immigration Daily reaches almost 14,000 subscribers every day. While we
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immigrants, media representatives etc, the biggest chunk of our readers are
immigration attorneys. We reach almost 5,000 attorneys every day, including
about half the members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. We
have covered AILA elections since 2000, through letters to the Editor,
Editorial Comments, etc (as examples of our previous coverage, please see
our issues dated June 16, 2000, June 19, 2000, and May 16, 2002). This year, we invited all
those running for competitive office to (1) send us their statements and (2) participate in a free telecon where AILA members across the country can hear directly from, and interact with the candidates.
Please see here for statements from T. Douglas Stump and Brian K. Bates. In lieu of a statement, here is a weblink about Mr. Bernard Wolfsdorf:
http://www.bernieforailasecretary.org. We expect to carry statements from other candidates in upcoming issues.
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The Longest Summer - Strategies For Graduating Students, Exchange Visitors And Other Nonimmigrants With "Gap In The Cap" H-1B Specialty Occupation Issues
Bernard P. Wolfsdorf and Lisa K. Yu write "Employers of foreign nationals in F-1 and J-1 status are all wondering what to do with their current or prospective employees this summer when their Employment Authorization Documents ("EADs") or status expires before an H1B petition can be approved with an effective date of October 1st."
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Immigration Law News
Due Process Requires Notice Of Consequence Of Brief Departure On 212(c) Eligiblity
In Martinez-De Bojorquez v. Ashcroft, No. 02-73014 (9th Cir. Apr. 22, 2004), the court said that due process required that some form of notice be given directly to Defendant on the severe consequences that even a brief departure from the US would have on her 212(c)eligibility before her appeals were deemed waived pursuant to 8 CFR 1003.4 when she briefly left the US.
BIA's Specificity Requirement Is Met Where Meaningful Notice Of Precise Issues Is Given
In Garcia-Cortez; Alicia Chavarin-Carrillo v. Ashcroft, No. 02-70866 (9th Cir. Apr. 27, 2004), the court said that the Petitioner's notice of appeal met the BIA's specificity requirement by providing meaningful notice of the precise issues contested on appeal, and hence the BIA's summary dismissal under 8 CFR 1003.1(d)(2)(i)(E) was a violation of due process.
First Issue Of "Inside ICE"
ICE issued the first issue of its bi-monthly newsletter, Inside ICE, providing the latest news and announcements from the DHS’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
USCIS Immigration Inspector Indicted On Fraud And Bribery Charges
The Detroit Free Press reports "In the latest scandal to hit the federal Department of Homeland Security in Detroit, a federal grand jury indicted an immigration employee on charges that he helped immigrants become U.S. citizens in exchange for jewelry."
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Letters to the Editor
Please check your ILW.COM forms that are available. It seems that the I-485 Supplement A is the old one, dated 5/31/02. I think there is a newer version. You may want to check this out.
Editor's Note: Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The form has been updated.
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