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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
Nina Manchanda, Esq., Assistant Legal Editor
Marc Ellis, Esq., Chat Transcripts Editor
May 9, 2001
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In his recent letter to Congress, President Bush stated unequivocally that he supports an extension of 245(i). According to The Stein Report, Congressional Quaterly reports that a senior administration official said a 6 to 12 month time frame was discussed when Bush met with Mexican President Vicente Fox. Representative Lamar Smith said of the proposed extension, "Additional time beyond what was already established only rewards aliens who have broken our immigration laws and is unfair to those aliens who do respect our immigration laws by waiting in their home countries." One of candidate Bush's promises was to change the tone of the debate in Washington. What about Texas?

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ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

Navigating The Immigration and Naturalization Process
Margaret Wong writes that for those who seek to remain in the US as permanent residents, and ultimately as citizens, navigating the immigration and naturalization process can sometimes seem like a battle of endurance.

Federal Register News of the Day

TPS Extended for Honduras
The extension of the TPS designation for Honduras is effective July 5, 2001, and will remain in effect until July 5, 2002. The 90-day re-registration period begins May 8, 2001, and will remain in effect until August 6, 2001.

TPS Extended for Nicaragua
The extension of the TPS designation for Nicaragua is effective July 5, 2001, and will remain in effect until July 5, 2002. The 90-day re-registration period begins May 8, 2001, and will remain in effect until August 6, 2001.

Cases of the Day

Due Process Defect Without Prejudice
In US v. Muro-Inclan, No. 00-50016 (9th Cir. May 8, 2001), the court found that though there was a due process defect when the Immigration Judge did not advise the Defendant of the possibility of relief, the Defendant failed to show prejudice when he failed to demonstrate that his US citizen family members would suffer extreme hardship.

Student with TD Status not a California Resident for Tuition Purposes
The court in Carlson v. Reed, No. 99-56171 (9th Cir. May 8, 2001), determined that a student in TD status lacks the legal capacity to establish domicile in the US, and so is not eligible for classification as a California state resident for tuition purposes.

Persecution Based on Imputed Political Opinion
In a recent decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) found that even though an applicant candidly testified that he did not know why he had been targeted for persecution by paramilitary forces, it was still reasonable to conclude that he had been persecuted at least in part due to imputed political opinion. [Courtesy of Ilana Greenstein].

INS News of the Day

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, 2001
In proclaiming May as Asian/Pacific Heritage month, President Bush noted that Asian/Pacific Americans bring to our society a rich cultural heritage representing many languages, ethnicities, and religious traditions.

EOIR Announces Disciplinary Actions Against 13 Immigration Practitioners
The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announces eight attorneys receive final orders of discipline and five others, immediate suspensions.

Immigration News of the Day

A Fair and Just Amnesty
According to The Nation since the AFL-CIO's historic decision in February 2000 to embrace undocumented workers, the pace of organizing in immigrant communities has accelerated, spawning marches of unprecedented size, pathbreaking multiracial alliances and ambitious plans for the future.

ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

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

This Day in Immigration

From May 9, 2000

TPS for Hondurans and Nicaraguans Extended The INS has announced the extension until July 5, 2001, of TPS for Hondurans and Nicaraguans who had registered for TPS in the aftermath of hurricane Mitch, and of those who meet the criteria for late initial registration."

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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

On Friday May 18, 2001, the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association will host "It Takes a Lawyer: Representation of Families in Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Visa Proceedings Before the INS, State Department and Immigration Court" Topics to be covered include Ethics, Nonimmigrant Visas for Family Members, Waivers, Litigating Family Based Immigration Issues, Affidavits of Support, Consular Processing, VAWA issues and Bona Fide Marriages. For registration information, please call Valentine Brown at 856-384-9902.

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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