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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
Nina Manchanda, Esq., Assistant Legal Editor
Marc Ellis, Esq., Chat Transcripts Editor
January 10, 2001
Editor's Comments of the Day
ILW.COM Featured Articles of the Day
Immigration News of the Day
ILW.COM Highlights of the Day
ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day
Letters to the Editor
Classifieds of the Day
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Editor's Comments of the Day

According to the New York Times Linda Chavez has asked that her name be withdrawn from consideration for Secretary of Labor. Ms. Chavez's decision came after the revelation that she had housed and given money to a woman from Guatemala who entered the country illegally, and that the woman had done housework in Ms. Chavez's home. It remains open to interpretation whether Ms. Chavez was simply performing charitable acts or employing an illegal alien in contravention of the law. The similarities to the derailment of Clinton's first two nominees for Attorney General, Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood, are striking. The fact that the issue crosses party lines and has influenced appointments at the highest levels is evidence that illegal immigrants in the service sector of the US economy are a huge factor which the government has yet to address in a realistic way.

ILW.COM Featured Articles of the Day

J-1 Physician Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Jan Pederson answers frequently asked questions about J-1 visas for physcians.

Changes in TWOV Program
Arthur L. Zabenko summarizes the recent changes to the Transit Without Visa Program.

Immigration News of the Day

Amnesty Plan Being Oversold, INS Warns
According to the Sacramento Bee many immigrants have been misled about the workings of the late amnesty approved by Congress last month and misinformation is being spread by bogus "immigration attorneys" or "consultants" seeking to exploit immigrants' hopes.

For Teenagers, Fast Food Is a Snack, Not a Job
The New York Times [registration required] reports that teenagers, especially those from middle-class backgrounds, have become much more selective in the kinds of jobs they're willing to take and jobs at McDonald's and Burger King and manual labor jobs are viewed to fall to poor immigrants and older workers.

ILW.COM Highlights of the Day

ILW.COM Turns One!
Janaury 9, 2001, is the first anniversary of ILW.COM's new management and the transformation of the site from a directory of attorneys to the Immigration Portal.

ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Special Chat with Greg Siskind on 245(i)
Attorney Greg Siskind will answer questions on section 245(i) on Wednesday, January 10, 2001, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. Questions will be accepted starting 15 minutes before the beginning of the chat.

New Chat Transcripts Posted
If you missed a chat or just want to review the answers, check the chat transcripts page.

Classifieds of the Day

ILW.COM carries classified ads for immigration related positions. $100 for single insertion, $250 for five consecutive insertions, payable in advance. Contact us for details. We will also carry for no charge announcements such as immigration related events. We reserve the right to refuse any ad and to make minor editorial and formatting changes. Send to

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy is the largest law firm in the country practicing exclusively in the area of immigration and nationality law. In order meet the demands of our growing business, the firm is actively recruiting for experienced paralegals. The ideal candidate has business immigration experience or a human resources background dealing with immigration issues. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. The firm offers superior salaries and exceptional growth opportunities. Please submit cover letter and resume to Anne-Rose van den Bossche, Esq., Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy, 515 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022; fax 212-223-8757; email

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