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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
Nina Manchanda, Esq., Assistant Legal Editor
Marc Ellis, Esq., Chat Transcripts Editor
May 30, 2001
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According to news reports when Sen. Jeffords leaves the Republican party on June 5 to become an independent, Sen. Biden will forego the opportunity to chair the Committee on the Judiciary and leave the position to the current ranking Democratic member of the committee, Sen. Leahy of Vermont. The NumbersUSA report on Sen. Leahy's immigration votes indicate that he voted against an increase in the H-1B cap in committee in 1998 and 2000, but voted for these bills when they reached the floor of the Senate.

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ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

New 245(i) Extension Proposal with Restrictions
Cyrus D. Mehta writes about the recent limited extension of 245(i) passed by the House and other pending bills to extend the 245(i) deadline.

Federal Register News of the Day

User Fee Advisory Committee Meeting
The INS Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Federal Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, August 8, 2001, at 1:00 p.m. at INS Headquarters, 425 I Street NW, Washington DC.

Cases of the Day

Indictment Must Allege Specific Intent
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In US v. Fuentes, No. 00-50524 (9th Cir. May 29, 2001), the court directed that an indictment for attempted reentry after having been deported be dismissed because it failed to allege the specific intent required for an attempt crime.

Immigration News of the Day

A Perilous 4,000-Mile Passage to Work
The New York Times [registration required] reports on the trek Mexican laborers make from their homes to Farmingville, NY in search of jobs.

ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Chat with Shari Moidel
Shari Moidel will answer questions on all aspects of immigration law on Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. Questions will be accepted beginning 15 minutes before the start of the chat.

This Day in Immigration

From May 30, 2000

"On May 25, 2000, the Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims heard testimony on the status of regulations implementing the "American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998." Sen. Jackson Lee noted that eighteen months had passed since the enactment of the legislation and expressed her hope that the hearing would shed light on the status of the regulations to implement it. Instead of enlightening the committee on the status of the regulations, testimony from the Coalition for Fair Employment in Silicon Valley simply called for the regulations to be issued. According to the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, "final decisions have not yet been reached on the content of this rule. We are working steadily, but cannot predict precisely how long it will take to complete the review process." Not even a light at the end of the tunnel."

The ILW.COM archive of immigration information is 20,000 pages and continually growing. To search the archive by date, click here, or search by entering a keyword:

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.

Immediate opening for immigration paralegal in 11 attorney Gateway One, Newark law firm. College degree and employment-related immigration experience preferred. Good writing and research skills necessary. Ability to work independently and with the firm's clients required. Competitive salary and generous benefits. Resumes should be forwarded to Anthony F. Siliato, Meyner and Landis LLP, One Gateway Center, Newark, New Jersey 07102.

Maggio & Kattar seeks an experienced business immigration paralegal to join a small and energetic office in Washington, DC. Must be detail-oriented with excellent organizational/ case management skills. Position requires being able to work both independently and as a team with attorney and legal assistants. Top salary with excellent benefits. Please send resume in confidence to: Maggio & Kattar, 11 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 775, Washington, DC 20036 or email or fax (202) 483-6801; Attn.: Andres Benach, Esq.

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

Lawyer from the Albany, NY area to take part in a panel discussion on Friday, October 19, at 10 - 11:15 AM at the NY State Librarians Association annual Conference in Albany. Subject: changes in immigration in NY. This panel includes a Census Bureau rep, a sociologist and a lawyer. Please contact:, Judith Lopez del Moral, Eggertsville Snyder Library, 4622 Main Street, Snyder, NY 14226.

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

Saturday, June 30, 2001, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at DoubleTree Suites, Falls Conference Center, Mt. Laurel, NJ. A panel of experienced immigration lawyers and paralegals will explain how the administrative system operates and present the information you need to handle basic immigration matters. Youll also hear directly from several agency representatives about the procedures you need to follow when dealing with these agencies. For details click here.

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