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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
July 9, 2001
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Tip of the Day

H-1B Teleconferences and E-mail Seminars

ILW.COM presents a three-part teleconference and e-mail seminar titled "On the Cutting Edge: H-1B Practice and Strategy with Angelo Paparelli and Steve Yale Loehr." The teleconferences will take place on Wednesdays August 8, September 5 and October 3, 2001. The format for each will be an hour of analysis, strategy and practice tips, followed by 30 minutes of questions and answers with the participants. The teleconferences will be supplemented by an e-mail list serv which will allow participants to pose questions by e-mail and receive information between the teleconferences. You can particpate alone or gather the whole office around a speaker phone so everyone can share in the information. For details and to register, click here.

ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

"A Moveable Feast": New and Old Portability under AC21 105 (Part II)
Angelo A. Paparelli and Janet J. Lee in the second of their articles on H-1Bs dicuss portability of H-1B status.

Immigration News

Funds for Refugee Social Services
The Office of Refugee Resettlement has made a final allocation of $20.5 million to: 1) Provide outreach and referral services to ensure that eligible refugees access the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)and other programs for low income working populations and provide specialized interpreter training and the hiring of interpreters to enable refugees to have equal access to medical and legal services; and 2) provide outreach, referral, and social services to ensure that persons granted asylum access programs to help them attain economic self-sufficiency, as needed.

Immigration in the Press

Funds Stopped for Legal Programs Helping Illegal Immigrants
According to the New York Times [registration required] a governor-appointed board has stopped financing four programs at law schools that offer free legal assistance primarily to poor illegal immigrants, drawing complaints from immigration rights advocates.

ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Chat with Bob Beer
Bob Beer will answers questions on all aspects of immigration law on Monday, July 9, 2001, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. Questions will be accepted beginning 15 minutes before the beginning of the chat.

This Day in Immigration

From July 7, 2000

"Imagine a couple preparing for their interview at INS. They gather the lease for the apartment they share, evidence of their joint bank accounts and credit card accounts, photos of them together at various family functions, mail addressed to them jointly. Sounds like it will be an easy interview? Not if they happen to be a same-sex couple. US Immigration law currently has no provision which would allow an American citizen to petition for a lifetime partner in a committed relationship if the two people happen to be of the same gender. The INS devotes a lot of effort to determining whether or not a couple has as bona fide marriage. They look to much more than just a marriage license. They examine the details of a couple's day-to-day lives to probe the validity of the relationship. Isn't it time to give gay and lesbian couples the right to the frustrating delays and intrusive questions straight couples endure to prove the bona fides of a relationship?"

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Employers and attorneys for employers can now electronically complete a form I-9 (employment eligibility verification) via LOOKOUT SERVICES INC. at Get tips and alerts to guide employers through the I-9 compliance maze. We track employment eligibility expiration dates and provide three (3) prior notices of expiration dates beginning four (4) months in advance. Notices will be provided to employer directly or to the attorney for employer. With LOOKOUT SERVICES INC., employers have peace of mind that company I-9 forms are in compliance. Use our internet based software to complete an I-9 at the time of hire or audit an existing I-9. Call today to receive a password & user i.d. or for a demonstration. Call toll free 1-888-522-6704.

Angelo Paparelli and Steve Yale-Loehr will conduct a three-part teleconference and e-mail listserv series titled On the Cutting Edge: H-1B Practice and Strategy with Angelo Paparelli and Steve Yale-Loehr. The teleconferences will take place Wednesdays August 8, September 5, and October 3, 2001, at 1:00-2:30 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. They are open to attorneys, employers, HR professionals and anyone else interested in the H-1B process and strategy. For more information or to register click here.

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