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Citations for ILW.COM's Seminar
"Invest, Build And Digitize: Immigration Law Opportunities In The Venture-Capital, Manufacturing And Information-Technology Sectors Of The U.S. Economy"
Part 3 held on December 4, 2003

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From Angelo A. Paparelli

1. Get the latest edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook -

2. Cite other useful sources:

  • Career Guide to Industries -
  • Canadian National Occupational Classification system
3. M. Lawler: Professionals a Matter of Degree, (AILA, 4th ed.)

4. Review CSC/AILA H-1B Discussion Group Summary AILA Doc. 00050901

From Julie Pearl

List of Responsibilities For Immigration Processes

From Tien-Li Loke Walsh

1. Technology Alert List can be found at

2. To follow up on a TAL Mantis security check, you may contact the Security Advisory Opinion Resolution Unit at

3. To follow up on a Condor security check that has been pending for over 90 days, you may email or call the State Department on (202) 663-1225

4. Case cited to recapture time outside of the United States for H-1B purposes is Nair v. Coultice, 162 F. Supp. 2d 1209 (S.D. Cal. 2001)

Some interesting statistics:

1. Penalties imposed by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) for export control violations: $1.2 million in 2001; $2.5 million in 2001; $5.2 million in 2002

2. The FBI expects to process approximately 200,000 visa name check requests, including approx. 75,000 Condor checks and 25,000 Mantis checks this year.

3. Follow up Issue: which agencies are in charge of export control regulations?

4. There are 2 primary sets of laws and regulations that govern exports

  • The Commerce Control List (CCL) under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) are governed by the Commerce Department
  • The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is governed by the Department of State

Additional reading:

1. T.L. Loke Walsh, The Technology Alert List and Export Control: Frequently Asked Questions, published in the 16th Annual California Chapters Conference Handbook, 2003.

2. T.L. Loke Walsh and B.P. Wolfsdorf, Consular Processing - Navigating Through the Maze of Security Checks, published in the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2003.