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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
Nina Manchanda, Esq., Assistant Legal Editor
Marc Ellis, Esq., Chat Transcripts Editor
April 16, 2001
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After Monday's deadline for filing tax returns, or at least extension requests, accountants will be able to heave a sigh and get some rest. Immigration lawyers still have two more weeks to go before they can relax. Since the passage of the LIFE Act last December with its limited restoration of 245(i) ILW.COM has tried to bring a different perspective on this issue each Friday even if members of the ILW.COM team have had to do the actual writing. The article by Sam Udani featured in today's issue covers the ripple effect of 245(i). The effects will echo for years, but at a more stable level than the crescendo leading up to the April 30 deadline. So you'll be able to catch up on your reading and see if Sam Udani got it right.

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ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

245(i) Redux: What It Will Do To The Labor Certification System in 2001
Sam Udani makes predictions about the effect the limited revival of 245(i) will have on the labor certification process and offers practice pointers to help attorneys cope.

Federal Register News of the Day

H-1B Technical Skills Training Grants
The Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration has issued a notice of procedures for grant applications for H-1B Technical Skills Training Grants from the funds generated by the ACWIA fee.

Cases of the Day

Stay of Deportation for Drunk Driver
[You will need Acrobat to read this file]
The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) in In re Alejandro HERRERA, 23 I & N Dec. 43 (BIA 2001), granted a stay of deportation and consideration of a simultaneously filed motion to reopen and reconsider in light of the holding in US .v Chapa-Garza, No. 99-51199 (5th Cir. Mar. 1, 2001), that a conviction for driving while intoxicated under Texas law is not a conviction for a crime of violence for immigration purposes.

INS News of the Day

TPS for Angola
The INS provides information on TPS for Angolans including the addresses for submission of the forms.

Immigration News of the Day

Laid-off H-1B Holders Face Immigration Limbo
An article on reports that now that the technical boom has gone bust and companies are firing both domestic and foreign employees, H-1B visa holders are in a frenzied scramble to find new jobs. Technically, the INS would be justified in ordering laid-off H1B workers to leave the country, however, the INS, itself taken by surprise by the situation, has taken the more pragmatic path of dealing with each person on a case-by-case basis and hopes to introduce proposed regulations in May that will pin down exactly the amount of time H-1B visa holders have.

ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Chat with Mitch Berenson
Mitch Berenson will answer questions on all aspects of immigration law on Monday, April 16, 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 to 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 212-750-1121

SYMPOSIUM: Low Wage Immigrant Workers: Essential to Employers but Neglected Under Our Immigration Laws
All interested persons are invited to attend. No fee or reservation is required. Monday, April 16, 2001, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street. For details click here.

Face the Music in Austin, Texas: Learn the Latest Immigration Dance. Texas Chapter AILA proudly presents Spring 2001 Immigration Law Conference, April 27-28, 2001, Radisson Hotel & Suites on Town Lake, Austin, TX. 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.

2001 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law June 20-24, 2001, Marriott Copley Place & Westin Copley Place Boston, Massachusetts. The Preeminent Law Symposium on Immigration and Nationality Law With an expert faculty and cutting edge programs, the AILA Annual Conference is an unbeatable continuing legal education symposium in terms of scope and value. This event brings together thousands of immigration law practitioners, leading immigration law experts, government officials, and other legal professionals from around the country. Participants spend three and one-half days attending educational sessions and workshops focusing on the latest developments and issues in immigration and nationality law. Attendees can develop their own individualized CLE conference by choosing courses from a wide variety of programs: Core Curriculum, Substantive Practice, Special Mini Tracks, Mock Hearings and Interviews, Litigation Skills Training, Practice Roundtables and Government Agency Open Forums. For detailed program information, and registration forms, please visit the conference portion of the AILA Web site at American Immigration Lawyers Association, 918 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004, Tel: (202) 216-2400, Fax: (202) 371-9449. Contact: Conference Department or E-Mail

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