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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
Nina Manchanda, Esq., Assistant Legal Editor
Marc Ellis, Esq., Chat Transcripts Editor
February 22, 2001
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The membership of the Senate Committe on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration remains the same as last year except for Senator Abraham. The ranking member is Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA). The other members are Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Charles Schumer (D-NY), and Arlen Specter (R-PA). Their voting records on immigration issues can be found on the Numbers USA web site. Keep in mind that the Numbers USA site comments on the Senators's voting records based on its particular point of view.

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ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

Police in Los Angeles Face Questions about How They Deal with Undocumented Immigrants
Greg Siskind and Amy Ballentine write that a panel formed by the Los Angeles Police Department has recommended that the Department revise its operating procedures to ensure that officers are not stopping people solely to inquire about their immigration status.

Cases of the Day

Oral Arguments on Citizenship Law
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The Supreme Court has released the transcript of the January 9, 2001, oral arguments in Nguyen v. INS which raised the question of whether differential treatment of mothers and fathers under federal citizenship law violates the equal protection component of the due process clause of the Fifth Amendment. The case is the subject of Carl Baldwin's article Supreme Court to Decide Constitutionality of Citizenship Law.

Advanced Age no Reason for a Cook
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The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals in Matter of Solbert 2000-INA-179 (Jan. 24, 2001), found there was no bona fide job opportunity for a domestic cook where the employer stated is was difficult for his wife to perform cooking duties because of her advanced age, even though she as able to perform more strenuous household chores.

Congressional News of the Day

Senate Subcommittee on Immigration Membership
The Senate has issued a list of the current members of the Subcommittee on Immigration.

Immigration News of the Day

ABA Approves School Discipline, Immigration Policies
The Associated Press reports that the leadership of the American Bar Association has agreed to several recommendations for changing immigration law including opposing secret evidence in most immigration cases and calling for government-funded lawyers to represent unaccompanied children during immigration proceedings.

Gatekeepers Let Illegals Into US
According to the Washington Times State Department employees charged with prohibiting the entry of undesirable visitors have been negligent in interviewing visa applicants because they are swamped with work, ill-trained in visa operations and often dispirited.

ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Chat with Karen Meade
Karen Meade will answer questions on all aspects of immigration law on Thursday, February 22, 2001, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. Questions will be accepted starting 15 minutes before the beginning of the chat.

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 in its NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, STAMFORD and CHICAGO offices. 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 or fax 212-223-8757

ESRI's Staffing Services team is looking for a dynamic individual excited about working in an international environment. Be responsible for decision making, problem solving and management of all immigration related matters, in a multi-tasking, deadline driven department. Duties include, but are not limited to, management of visa process caseload for both non-immigrant and immigrant matters; maintenance of immigration database and public access folders; liaison between recruiter, foreign national, managers and attorneys on visa matters and related questions; assist in development of immigration website services; and coordinate hiring manager immigration training. Must have a Bachelor's Degree and be proficient in desktop software and HRIS. Previous immigration experience preferred, but not required. Please send a cover letter and resume coded IM/OCR/NR to For more information about ESRI visit

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is an accredited sponsor for CLE courses in all states with MCLE requirements. AILA develops several courses each year for immigration law practitioners, paralegals, law professors, law students and other attorneys. Following are a few of the upcoming events. Please mark your calendars.

  • March 2 & 3, 2001 - Immigration Law Litigation Conference & Immigration Law Asylum Conference - Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles, California
  • March 22-23, 2001 - Spring Lobby Day and CLE Conference - Renaissance Washington DC Hotel, 999 9th Street, Washington, DC. Pre-registration deadline is March 1, 2001.
  • June 20-24, 2001 - 2001 AILA Annual Conference - Boston Marriott Copley Place & the Westin Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts
For addition information on these and other events, please visit AILA's website at

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