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Immigration Daily September 21, 2004
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ILW.COM Facelift

We are pleased to announce that we have implemented a number of minor changes to the ILW.COM website. In particular, the navigation bar on the bottom of each page has been redesigned. In the near future, we will also be launching several new sections of our website. We welcome any feedback to editor@ilw.com.


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Registration Deadline Is Tuesday, September 21st

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Article

Coping With An Outdated I-9: Pitfalls & Pointers
Josie Gonzalez writes "Today, employers struggle to complete the outdated new-hire I-9 immigration form that contains documents no longer in circulation and fails to include a myriad of commonly used, and more recently issued work authorization documents."


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News

USCIS On Common E-filing Mistakes
The USCIS issued information on how to avoid common e-filing mistakes.

Vice-President Cheney Speaks On Securing Our Borders
During a Q&A town hall meeting, Vice-President Cheney said, "...and we need to do everything we can to make certain that we're open for legal immigration."


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Letters

Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: editor@ilw.com (300-words or fewer preferred).

Dear Editor:
With regard to ImmTalk, ImmLog, InfoNet Message Center, you might want to include some kind of caveat that DHS and other government agencies, as well as the public (their clients) likely have access to at least read any postings on these sites.

Name Withheld Upon Request

Editor's Note: This correspondent brings up an important point which everyone who uses ImmTalk, and/or ImmLog, and/or InfoNet Message Center should keep in mind. Electronic communications are to some degree inherently insecure. We understand that unauthorized access to all these three fora occurs regularly by a variety of individuals and institutions. This includes anti-immigration organizations, government employees seeking to improve services to immigrants, and possibly includes government employees with other intentions. We urge those attorneys who use these powerful practice tools to be aware of this issue when posting messages. Even with this disadvantage, we believe that electronic listservs serve an important function in the bar so we continue to urge attorneys to avail themselves of these powerful practice aids.

Dear Editor:
I am having problems opening links in Immigration Daily. I have AOL service and even after I enable all links, I still cannot open any of your links. Please let me know as to how to proceed/what to do?

Marijan Cvjeticanin, Esq., Flowerson & Flowerson
New York

Editor's Note: Problems with AOL links are one of the oldest issues on the Internet. Over 99% of the time, these can be solved and cutting and pasting the link into your web browser (like Internet Explore, Netscape Navigator, etc). If this problem persists, after trying the cut and paste solution, there may be issues other than AOL involved.

Dear Editor:
Illegal aliens are nothing more than a meal ticket for these lawyers and employers looking for a way to line their pockets with more fees and cheap labor.

Chucky

Dear Editor:
Can you point me to gender statistics on K-1 visas? I am curious how many women file vs. men. You often see the phrase "mail order bride", but never "mail order husband."

Joe Melton

Dear Editor:
LL may be right that many "Americans" outside of DC support enforcement of the immigration laws. However, the devil is always in the details. I get many, many calls from individual Americans who have come into contact with a "very special case of a person without papers" or "an incredible family without papers but who are the sort of people we need in this country" or "these two great workers who we always thought were legal." Any roundup of all the folks living here in the US without documents would encompass these many unique, special individuals. And I question whether the majority of Americans would welcome or even tolerate mass deportations that included these individuals, particularly when the word gets out that there is no realistic way for these individuals to return to the US for a decade or more. Should workplace raids and related mass deportations ever become the norm, I presume that LL also believes that the majority of Americans would welcome strict enforcement of laws pertaining to employers who have been making it possible for those being deported to work throughout the US.

Nancy Taylor Shivers

Dear Editor:
Please let us know the purpose of phone sessions on the PERM issue and how it helps implementation of PERM? What influence does your organization have to help reduce backlog of LC applications and what role do you play in expediting the process of Labor Certification?

Bill
California

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comingsNgoings

Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or less at no charge), email: editor@ilw.com.

comingsNgoings To Date
Our new feature, Immigration Daily, comingsNgoings was launched in August. So far, we have received announcements for the following:

  • New Position
  • Honors And Awards
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • New Office Address
  • New Appointment
  • New Associate
  • New Attorney
  • New Partner
If you have a professional announcement (not limited to the above), that you wish to share with the Immigration Daily community, send your professional announcement to: editor@ilw.com.


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