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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
Nina Manchanda, Esq., Assistant Legal Editor
Marc Ellis, Esq., Chat Transcripts Editor
May 17, 2001
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ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

"V" Visas For Spouses and Children Of LPRs
Carl Shusterman writes about the new "V" visa category which allows certain spouses and children of lawful permanent residents to live and work in the US while waiting for adjustment.

Federal Register News of the Day

"Real IRA" Designated as a Terrorist Organization
The Department of State has designated the "Real IRA" as a foreign terrorist organization.

Victims of Crime Act Includes Immigration Help
The Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Compensation Grant Program establishes policy for international trafficking in persons and provides access to services and accommodation in immigration status for victims of severe forms of trafficking, regardless of their immigration status, as well as establishing a non-immigrant visa classification for certain victims of severe forms of trafficking.

Cases of the Day

Rational Basis to Deny Relief
In Moore v. Ashcroft, No. 00-10068 (11th Cir. May 14, 2001), the court held that the offense of misapplication of bank funds involves fraud or deceit and is properly considered an aggravated felony, and that a rational basis exists for Congress to provide for discretionary relief for aggravated felons who are illegal aliens, but not for those admitted as permanent residents.

Congressional News of the Day

Testimony at Oversight Hearing on the "INS and the EOIR"
The House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims heard testimony on May 15, 2001, from Roy Beck, Peggy Philbin, Kevin Rooney, and Bishop Wenski at an oversight hearing on the "INS and the Executive Office for Immigration Review."

Immigration News of the Day

Immigrants Rejuvenate Population
According to the Boston Globe nearly data from the 2000 Census shows 40 percent of US immigrants in the last decade were between the ages of 10 and 19, a youth movement with implications for everything from the need for more schools to the rate of childhood poverty in cities.

This Day in Immigration

From May 17, 2000

"In his article 'Some Modest Proposals' Gary Endelman writes that now is the time to act. His proposals include eliminating the diversity lottery, an end to the H-1B controversy, viewing employment based immigration as an economic opportunity rather than a necessary evil, forging a new market-based attestation and audit based labor certification system that would protect the wages of US workers and increasing the number of employment based visas. He presents a grand vision which would fundamentally change US immigration law. The article is an attempt to stimulate debate on the best ways to reform our employment-based immigration system. Let the debate begin! Contribute your comments to"

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:

Your 9 May "Editor's Comments" implied an unjustified criticism of President Bush, leading me to wonder whether you have a hostility towards him unrelated to immigration issues.

You reported that the President had endorsed a further extension of section 245(i). Then you quoted Representative Lamar Smith (R-Tex) objecting to the extension. Next you said, "One of candidate Bush's promises was to change the tone of the debate in Washington. What about Texas?"

Not only did you fail to give the President credit for his pro-immigrant advocacy of extending section 245(i), but you implied that he should be expected to restrain the anti-immigrant rhetoric of Mr. Smith. While most immigration advocates would love to place Mr. Smith on a slow boat to China (without radio contact), it is hardly the responsibility or within the power of the President to accomplish this. Mr. Smith is not on the staff of the White House and has always been intemperate and anti-immigrant in his comments and actions.

The cause of fair and liberal immigration policy would be better served by your giving some credit to the President for positive actions than by suggesting that he must muzzle every member of his party.

Hans Christian Linnartz
Durham, NC

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Proskauer Rose LLP seeks an experienced immigration paralegal for its dynamic Immigration Group. Based in Newark, NJ (a block from PATH and train station), we operate on a unique team system. If you enjoy client contact, a fast pace, brainstorming, and a diverse workload, you'll be happy here. We require a bachelor's degree, 3 years of business immigration experience, and excellent communication skills - oral and written. Salary DOE. Please submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Angela Houghton, fax (973) 274-3299, or e-mail

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

INSTACASE.COM, the FREE online Legal Journal, provides headnoted case digests to the most recent case decisions. INSTACASE provides concise and comprehensive case summaries so you can evaluate each case quickly, with links directly to the full text of the case. INSTACASE also has a Daily Email Delivery service, iGest, which delivers to the headnoted summaries to your email every morning, keeping you up to date on changes in the law. Stay one step ahead.

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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