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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
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June 11, 2001
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The INS has asked for comments on the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form. The I-9 is supposed to be completed by everyone working in the US regardless of immigration status it is INS's greatest point of contact with the public. Many people find the form with its and/or lists of documents confusing. Almost every reader of the Daily, whether employer or employee, has a basis for commenting on the I-9. To be considered a comment should be: 1) properly addressed, 2) include an explanation of why the commenter is qualified to comment on the form, and 3) present your comment.

The ILW.COM team is preparing to visit the 2001 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law June 20-24, 2001, Marriott Copley Place & Westin Copley Place Boston, Massachusetts. We look forward to meeting the readers of the Daily who can attend.

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In the Classifieds section we carry ads from employers looking to fill immigration related positions. We will also carry notices from employees seeking immigration related jobs. We have had a request from an employer searching for a lawyer for some specialized immigration advice. We also carry, for no charge, notices of immigration related events such as the seminar announcement in today's issue. If you want to place an ad, want information about placing an ad, want to make a suggestion about what we should carry or simply have a question about whether or not we will carry an item please contact us at

ILW.COM Featured Article

The ABCs of Immigration - Naturalization - Good Moral Character, English and Civics
Greg Siskind and Amy Ballentine continue their examination of the requirements for citizenship.

Immigration News

Comment Request on I-9
The INS asks for comments on the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form.

Grant Proposals for Ukrainian Media Partnership Program
The Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs requests grant proposals for the Ukrainian Media Partnership J-1 Program.

Proceedings Commence When NTA Filed with Court
In DeLeon-Holguin v. Ashcroft, No. 00-60694 (5th Cir. June 7, 2001), held that removal proceedings commence when the INS filed the appropriate charging document with the immigration court, not when the alien is given notice.

No Jurisdiction to Review Discretionary Decisions
The court in Rodriguez v. Ashcroft, No. 00-60562 (5th Cir. May 18, 2001), found that is had no jurisdiction to determine if the Board of Immigration Appeals's (BIA) abused its discretion in denying an application for suspension of deportation on the grounds of extreme hardship.

Senate Cosponsors of Immigration Bills
Cosponsors have been added in the Senate for S. 672, a bill to provide for the continued classification of certain aliens as children in cases where the aliens ``age-out'' while awaiting immigration processing, S. 862, a bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2002 through 2006 to carry out the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, and S. 955, a bill to modify restrictions added by the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigration Responsibility Act of 1996.

Secret Evidence Bill in House
H.R. 2113, a bill to ensure that no permanent resident alien or alien in the US with an unexpired visa is removed or otherwise deprived of liberty, based on evidence that is kept secret from the alien, was introduced in the House and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

First Reading of "Section 245(i) Extension Act of 2001" in Senate
H.R. 1885, the "Section 245(i) Extension Act of 2001," was read for the first time in the Senate.

Child Status Protection Act of 2001
The House asks the concurrence of the Senate in H.R. 1209, the "Child Status Protection Act of 2001." The bill was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Immigration Reform Should Be Top Priority for America
Rep. Tancredo again takes the floor of the of the House to say immigration reform should be top priority for America.

Immigration in the Press

Mexico Part of Latino Pact to Aid Migrants
According to the Arizona Republic, Mexico's top adviser on immigrant affairs signed an agreement June 7 to cooperate with the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) in making the border safer and protecting Mexicans and Mexican-Americans living in the US.


Chat with Mira Mdivani
Mira Mdivani will answer questions on all aspects of immigration law on Monday, June 11, 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 June 9, 2000

"There is a call for the legalization of hundreds of thousands of undocumented laborers. The measure would benefit the aliens who are exploited by employers and domestic workers maintaining minimum employment standards. There is also a call for colleges and universities to monitor their foreign students for potential terrorists. Sound familiar? These articles are not about US immigration, but about South Korea and the Philippines respectively. The immigration issues that we think of as closely tied to US immigration law are actually global ones which must be addressed by every country."

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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 ATLANTA, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY,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 or

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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