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Immigration Daily June 29, 2004
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Family Immigration: The Long Route From Love To Citizenship

The distinguished practitioners who will speak at "Family Immigration: The Long Route From Love To Citizenship" include Tammy Fox-Isicoff, Jeffrey A. Devore, Stuart I. Folinksky, Aggie R. Hoffman, Anis N. Saleh, Michael Shane, William A. Stock (several other speakers to be announced). This advanced-level telephonic seminar will cover cutting-edge topics in Family Immigration. Family immigration cases are no longer simple thanks to the changes in law, policy, and implementation in recent years, this seminar will keep your firm on top of the latest in family immigration practice. You can attend the seminar from the comfort and convenience of your office. This seminar series is also a great training tool for your entire law firm since everyone can sit around a speaker phone to listen (for the price of only one registration). Don't delay, decide today! The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, June 29th. For more info, including detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/june2004.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/june2004.pdf.)


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Deadline Is Tuesday, June 29th

The curriculum for "Family Immigration: The Long Route From Love To Citizenship" is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on June 30th: 1.15pm to 2.45pm ET (10.15am to 11.45am PT)

  • Marrying abroad Vs. a fiancÚ petition - advantages and disadvantages
  • Getting consulates to adjudicate I-130's-general rules
  • Is there still humanitarian consideration where an I-130 is adjudicated and petitioner dies?
    • how to present a case
    • who to speak to at CIS
    • does Press help?
  • Documenting qualifying relationships
    • legitimate/illegitimate children
    • sponsoring stepchildren where the marriage has dissolved
    • DNA testing
    • dealing with situations where the beneficiary cannot obtain a birth certificate
  • Processing for derivatives abroad where the principal adjusts in the U.S.
  • Does the petitioner need to attend the interview in non-marriage cases?
  • Expediting in the case of the imminent death of the petitioner
  • Handling adjustment applications in proceedings (how to get the I-130 adjudicated)
  • Documentation for extreme hardship waivers

SECOND Phone Session on July 26th: 2.00pm to 3.30pm ET (11.00am to 12.30pm PT)

  • Adjusting through a marriage where the parties are separated
  • Arguments for adjustment for homosexual marriages
  • Strategies for dealing with transsexual marriages
  • Dealing with bad marriage interviews
    • the interviewer asks questions no one would know the answer to
    • the applicant can remember nothing, not even his/her address
    • the answers are different but not contradictory
    • screening marriage cases before you even get them ready
    • ethical issues in preparing marriage cases
    • what CIS will know before you walk in the door
    • when the spouses don't share a common language
  • How to reduce the chance that your client will be subject to a marriage interview
  • Can your client adjust through marriage if the U.S. citizen petitioner refuses to attend the interview or cannot attend the interview
  • Strategies for dealing with the Child Status Protection Act
  • Affidavit of support issues

THIRD Phone Session on August 12th: 2.00pm to 3.30pm ET (11.00am to 12.30pm PT)

  • How to process an I-751 where the parties are separated but do not intend to divorce
  • What to do when a joint petition is filed but the parties divorce before an adjudication
  • Strategies for dealing with a difficult U.S. citizen spouse where the parties are in the midst of divorce, but it looks like the divorce will never be final
  • Processing of I-751 petitions for children where they obtained residence at a different time than the parent
  • Filing for citizenship while an I-751 is pending
  • Filing an I-751 for a resident when the resident is temporarily assigned abroad
  • Extending proof of residence where the I-751 is pending more than a year
  • Documentation to support an I-751 where the parties do not have joint accounts or joint taxes
  • Adjudicating an I-751 in proceedings
    • burden of proof
    • getting the judge to terminate proceedings so that an I-751 waiver can be processed by CIS
    • judicial review of I-751 denials
  • Strategies for dealing with late filed I-751 petitions
  • Ethical considerations in a I-751 adjudication
The deadline to register is Tuesday, June 29th. For more info, including detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/june2004.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/june2004.pdf.)


Featured Article

City Of Brotherly Love Hosts The 2004 National AILA Conference: A Recap
David Nachman, Esq. writes "Following is a non-exhaustive list of many of the items that were discussed at the [2004 AILA] Conference."


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Immigration Law News

EOIR Releases Updated BIA Manual
The Executive Office for Immigration Review released the recently updated BIA Manual (June 15, 2004), including FAQs for proceedings and oral argument. The updated BIA Manual includes changes throughout the practice manual, including a new Appendix K - Where to File a Motion, comprehensive index and citations index. For the updated BIA manual, see here. For the Proceedings FAQs, see here. For the Oral Argument FAQs, see here.

Under Secretary Hutchinson Says Undocumented Sweeps Are Legal But Violate ICE Policy
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports "Undersecretary of Homeland Security Asa Hutchinson told members of Congress from Southern California that the more than 400 arrests in Ontario, Corona and other cities were legal but violated policy because they were done without advanced authorization from headquarters."


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Help Wanted: Experienced Immigration Attorney
Are you looking to join a fast-paced and friendly team that provides first-rate immigration legal services to global businesses and individuals? Paparelli & Partners LLP, a leading immigration law firm with an established national practice, has immediate openings for a moderately experienced Immigration Lawyer to work at its office in Irvine, California. If you have what it takes, you will work with multinational companies and high-achiever individuals to perform the full range of immigration legal services for employment-based and family-based immigration clients. You will use computer software extensively (research databases, Internet, MS Word, MS Outlook, Excel, ProLaw, Power Point, etc.), and become immersed in cutting-edge immigration law issues. This job is for you if you are a multi-talented multi-tasker, detail oriented, express yourself well in person and on paper, work well as part of a team, love challenges, are willing to work hard, have a spotless ethical record, are admitted to practice law in California or another state and have up to three years of U.S. immigration law experience. If you'd like to pursue this exciting opportunity, fax your resume + cover letter to Chris McCoy at 949-955-5599 or e-mail her at cim@entertheusa.com. For background, see our web site: http://www.entertheusa.com. No phone calls please.

Help Wanted: Experienced Immigration Attorney
The Law Offices of Michael J. Gurfinkel, an immigration law firm with offices on both the East and West Coasts, seeks an associate attorney for its Los Angeles, CA offices. Ideal candidate should possess minimum 3+ years extensive experience in all areas of immigration law, including removal/deportation, AOS interviews, family and employment based petitions and consular processing. Position offers opportunity for occasional travel outside Los Angeles, CA area. Please fax or e-mail: resume, salary requirements + writing sample to the attention of Millie at (818) 543-5802 or attorney@gurfinkel.com. EOE.

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Letters to the Editor

Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: editor@ilw.com.

Dear Editor:
In response to Peter Larrabee, Aimee Clark Todd, and David D. Murray's letters to the Editor, the facts as they exist are we have 6 million unemployed and qualified Americans who are being overlooked by employers who want to exploit cheap foreign labor at any cost. The increase we have seen in offshoring is employers simply taking it one step further by hiring even cheaper labor in the foreign country itself to gain the purported competitive edge and increase their profit margins. It has very little to do with any H-1B cap.

Chucky

Dear Editor:
Did you post the right processing time? For example, I-140 for skill workers, BCIS Lincoln is Sept. 2003, yours are May 2004. Big difference.

Sally Wu
Bloomington, MN

Editor's Note: ILW.COM carries the processing times as reported by the Service Centers.


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