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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
Marc Ellis, Esq., Chat Transcripts Editor
June 14, 2001
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As we reported in the June 12, 2001, issue of Immigration Daily, The Office of the Inspector General has made available the full text of its March 2001 report on INS Management of Property. The report contains some disturbing numbers. The OIG found that the INS "could not account for at least 61,000 property items with a cost of over $68.9 million and as many as 81,700 items with a cost of over $107.6 million. These statistical projections represent 20 to 27 percent of the universe of property items from which the sample was selected." Also, INS identified 539 weapons that were lost, missing, or stolen. The OIG identified at least six instances in which stolen or missing INS weapons were linked to the commission of a serious crime and were subsequently recovered by local law enforcement agencies. Unfortunately this examination of INS's practices was released after Congress authorized the INS to start collecting premium processing fees.

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ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

BIA Defines Hardship Standard For Cancellation Of Removal
Carl Shusterman writes about Matter of Monreal in which the Board of Immigration Appeals defined the term "exceptional and extremely unusual hardship" for purposes of qualifying for cancellation of removal under the 1996 immigration law.

Immigration News

Child Citizenship Act Regs
The INS has published an interim rule and request for comments implementing the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 which permits certain foreign-born children who are permanent residents in the US to acquire citizenship automatically.

Comment Request on N-600, N-643
The INS revising the N-600, Application for Certificate of Citizenship, and is considering consolidating the Form N-643, Application for Certificate of Citizenship in Behalf of an Adopted Child. A sample is available in the pdf file. [Long download]

BIA Must Follow Its Rules
The court in Alvarado-Carillo v. INS, No. 98-4305 (2nd Cir. May 8, 2001), remanded the case to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) because the BIA had erroneously concluded that the Petitioner was claiming to have been persecuted for eleven years, inaccurately characterized a portion of Petitioner's testimony as vague, and failed to apply properly its own standards in determining that Petitioner had not supplied adequate documentary corroboration.

District Court Denies Habeas and Stay
In Luke v. Reno, No. 01-0061 (D.N.J. Mar. 26, 2001), the court declined to issue a stay of deportation and denied Petitioner a writ of habeas corpus finding that IIRIRA does not violate the equal protection clause and its retroactive application does not violate the right to due process.

Immigration in the Press

Day Laborers Lose Site: Farmingdale Shuts Gathering Spot Amid Cries of Racism
According to Newsday, fourteen months after he opened it, Farmingdale's mayor shut down a hiring site for Latino day laborers, provoking protests by the immigrants but shouts of joy from some residents.

This Day in Immigration

From June 14, 2000

"Questions and Answers on the Green Card Renewal Process Questions and answers prepared by the INS on the new procedure for renewal of green cards at the Application Support Centers"

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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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