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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
Nina Manchanda, Esq., Assistant Legal Editor
Marc Ellis, Esq., Chat Transcripts Editor
April 4, 2001
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ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

Strategies For Filing a Successful Marriage Petition
INSGreenCard reviews the process and documentation required to establish a bona fide marriage.

Federal Register News of the Day

Fee Reduction for Border Crossing Cards for Mexicans Under Age 15
The Department of State has reduced the fee for Mexican citizens under the age of 15 who are applying in Mexico for a machine-readable combined border crossing card and nonimmigrant visa.

Request for Comment on Supplement A to Form I-539 (Filing Instructions for V Nonimmigrant Status)
In order to ensure compliance with the Legal Immigration Family Equity Act of 2000 (LIFE Act) the INS is requesting comments on I-539 Supplement A, Filing Instructions for V Nonimmigrant Status. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until June 1, 2001.

Cases of the Day

Transfer to Cure Jurisdictional Defect
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The court in Park v. Heston, No. 00-1851 (8th Cir. Apr. 3, 2001), determined the appeal had not been timely filed, but directed that the case be transferred to the Ninth Circuit where it should have been filed and where the filing may have been timely pending the resolution in that circuit of what constitutes a "final order of removal."

Conviction for Fraudulent E Visas
In US v. Matsumar, No.99-10334 (9th Cir. Apr. 3, 2001), the court upheld convictions of visa fraud for an attorney who accepted funds for investment in US businesses from people seeking E visas and prepared materials with false representations about the history of the investments and the formation of US enterprises.

Congressional News of the Day

"Child Status Protection Act" Introduced in Senate
S. 672, a bill to provide for the continued classification of certain aliens as children for purposes of that Act in cases where the aliens "age-out" while awaiting immigration processing, was introduced in the Senate and referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

Immigration News of the Day

1990s Boom Reminiscent of 1890s
USA TODAY reports that the number of Americans is increasing faster than in the '70s or the '80s, faster than the number of Japanese or Germans or Russians, fast enough to finally settle chunks of a Western frontier that supposedly was closed a century ago. The population increase from 1990 to 2000 was caused by increased immigration, higher birth rates among recent immigrants (who are generally younger) and a baby boom "echo" (as boomers had babies).

California Justices Split on Advice for Immigrants writes about a recent California Supreme Court case that allows immigrants who get bad legal advice about the consequences of a guilty plea to bring ineffective assistance of counsel claims.

ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Chat with Greg Siskind
Greg Siskind will answer questions on all aspects of immigration law on Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. Questions will be accepted staring 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

Prominent New York City immigration law firm with interesting and diverse practice seeks paralegal for handling business, family and litigation matters. Candidates must have excellent writing and organization skills as well as an interest in all aspects of immigration law, including advocacy. Prior immigration experience preferred. Send a resume and cover letter to: Cyrus D. Mehta, Esq., 1170 Broadway, Suite 607, New York, NY 10001. Fax: 212-686-2665.

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 212-223-875

The Florence Project seeks a staff attorney to work directly with clients on a daily basis providing information and orientation, conducting interviews and preparing individuals for their hearings before an immigration judge. S/he will transcend the traditional attorney-client relationship by conducting a) "rights presentations" to detained people on their rights and remedies in removal proceedings; b) individual counseling and self-representation workshops for clients; and c) limited direct representation of clients. Please mail or fax a cover letter, a resume with three references and a writing sample to the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, Inc. c/o Elizabeth Dallam, Executive Director. FLORENCE IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE RIGHTS PROJECT, INC., 300 South Main Street, P.O. Box 654, Florence, AZ 85232, (520) 868-0191 Ex. 4, FAX (520) 868-0192. For details click here.

New York City Bar to Offer Free Advice to Immigrants Who May Lose Out on Green Card Opportunity Looming Deadline Means Immigrants Risk Exclusion from the US for up to 10 years. To assist residents, the Association will offer two sessions; on April 4th from 7 to 9 p.m., experienced immigration attorneys from the Bar, will offer free legal information to immigrants interested in applying for visas. On April 14th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Association will host an all-day workshop at which law students and lawyers will assist residents who qualify to apply for family-based visas. For details, click here.

The Practising Law Institute, a not-for-profit Continuing Legal Education Organization offers a program on Basic Immigration Law at PLI Conference Center, 810 Seventh Avenue at 53rd Street, 20th floor, New York City on Tuesday, May 1, 2001, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For details click here.

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