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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
Nina Manchanda, Esq., Assistant Legal Editor
Marc Ellis, Esq., Chat Transcripts Editor
February 14, 2001
Editor's Comments of the Day
Tip of the Day
Cases of the Day
Congressional News of the Day
ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day
Immigration News of the Day
ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day
Classifieds of the Day
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Cases of the Day

Court Finds Enhanced Sentence Appropriate for Illegal Alien
In US v. Nava-Perez, No. 99-51197 (5th Cir. Feb. 12, 2001), the court concluded that Nava-Perez was subject to an imposed enhanced penalty, which increases the statutory maximum sentence to 20 years, since Nava-Perez was convicted for illegal reentry after he had already been removed from the US because of a conviction of an aggravated felony

No Reason for Downward Departure in Sentencing Aliens
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The court in US v. Cardoso-Rodriguez, No. 99-4273SI (8th Cir. Feb. 13, 2001), found no reason for a downward departure following a guilty plea for illegal reentry from the sentencing guidelines on the basis that his status as a deportable alien would render him ineligible for certain benefits, because alien status is an element of the crime and so could not be a factor which had not been considered in formulating the guidelines.

Congressional News of the Day

Bill to Adjust Liberian Nationals
The text for H.R. 357, a bill to adjust the immigration status of certain Liberian nationals who were provided refuge in the US, is now available.

ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

Final Rule on Asylum Procedures Introduces Internal Relocation Requirement
Carl R. Baldwin writes about the provision of the asylum regulation published December 6, 2000, that an applicant may be referred or denied (in the case of the asylum officer) or denied (in the case of the judge), in the exercise of discretion, if the applicant could avoid future persecution by relocating to another part of the applicants country of nationality or if stateless, to another part of the applicants country of last habitual residence, and, under all the circumstances it would be reasonable to expect the applicant to do so.

Immigration News of the Day

Minor Offenders in Orange County Taken to Border Patrol; Many Are Deported
The Los Angeles Times reports that Orange County police departments have detained more than 4,000 suspected illegal immigrants over the last two years but instead of prosecuting their minor infractions under municipal ordinances, officers take them to the INS checkpoint, a practice discouraged by federal officials and one that critics say is unconstitutional and smacks of racial profiling.

ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Chat with INS
Linda Dodd-Major, Acting Director of DOJ/INS Office of Business Liaison, will answer questions on business immigration on Wednesday, February 21, 2001, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. Questions will be accepted starting 15 minutes before the chat.

Classifieds of the Day

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