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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
Nina Manchanda, Esq., Assistant Legal Editor
Marc Ellis, Esq., Chat Transcripts Editor
January 31, 2001
Editor's Comments of the Day
Tip of the Day
Cases of the Day
ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day
Immigration News 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

The actual statute which creates the new V visa has been provided by the Government Printing Office. If a green card holder filed a petition for a spouse and children before December 21, 2001, and the petition has been pending for more than three years or the petition has been approved but the beneficiary has been waiting for more than three years because of a quota or because the application for an immigrant visa or adjustment is still pending, then they can get V visas. Beneficiaries physically present in the US can be adjusted to V status even if they entered without inspection or have spent more than 180 days in the US unlawfully. If they are outside the US and apply for a visa, they are not subject to the 3/10 year bars. They can get work authorization. Any beneficiary who was physicaly present in the US at any time between July 1, 2000, and October 1, 2000, can apply for adjustment if an immigration visa is available, but must pay an additional $1000 fee under a new section 245(m). The INS is preparing regulations to implement the new visa.

Tip of the Day

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Cases of the Day

Due Process Right to Bond Hearing
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In Cardoso v. Reno, No. 3:00cv2163(JBA) (Conn. Jan. 22, 2001), the court found that while Petitioner had no absolute right to liberty or to remain the US, substantive due process requires an individualized hearing on the necessity of detention pending the completion of proceedings.

ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

H-1B Depedent Employer: Wake Up and Act OR What Do You Do After You Have Been Hit on the Head?
Mira Mdivani offers practical suggestions for H-1B dependent employers on how to handle the new H-1B regulations.

Immigration News of the Day

New Law, Misinformation Bewilder Immigrants
According to the Los Angeles Times there is a lot of confusion about recent changes to immigration law and the central misperception is that the new law represents a general amnesty for longtime illegal residents, akin to the 1986 amnesty that led to legal status for almost 3 million people nationwide.

ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

New Chat Transcripts Added
Check the chat transcript page if you missed a recent chat or just want to review the answers.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:

Funny. After suffering for months if not years with bad printings from Web pages opened with Internet Explorer I found that Edit/Select followed by File/Print will do ther trick. So youre now advising us about Internet things too!

Ivan Largo

Classifieds of the Day

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The Centre for Refugee Studies invites contributions for an upcoming issue of Refuge dedicated to celebrating the 50th anniversary of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. For details click here.

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