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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
July 17, 2001
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With today's issue of the Daily we are launching a new section called ILW.COM Focus. The purpose of the section is to let you know about the full range of products and services ILW.COM offers. Our Tip of the Day will continue to carry information on how best to use our site, computers and the internet.

In Immigration Daily we try to bring you all the immigration related cases available from courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). But not all immigration related decisions are posted on the internet. We encourage the submission of decisions courts do not make available on their web site, non-precedent decisions from the Board of Immigration Appeals, decisions from the Office of Administrative Appeals, and opinions from Immigration Judges. If in an electronic format send to, or send by FAX to 212 563-4438. We will feature the decisions in Immigration Daily and credit the source unless requested not to.


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 participate alone or gather the whole office around a speaker phone so everyone can share in the information. To sign up on line, click here. To register by FAX and mail, click here.

Tip of the Day

What is an ASP?

Attorneys will hear the acronym ASP (Application Service Provider) frequently in the near future. The term refers to software that is delivered over the Internet to your web browser. The company delivering the software is referred to as an Application Service Provider (ASP). ASP software is becoming widely available to attorneys in areas such as case management, time & billing, calendars, forms, client collaboration & legal research. ASP services are usually sold as subscriptions.

The main advantages of using ASP software are:

  1. No installation headaches - a boon to small practices without full-time computer staff
  2. No updates - the software and content is updated by the provides, you never have to buy an upgrade
  3. Mobility - as the software resides on the Internet you can access it from anywhere - a boon to mobile attorneys
  4. Backup - small offices often neglect to backup their data. When a computer crashes you could lose years of precious client data. ASPs backup the data for you averting such a catastrophe.

The concerns often expressed by potential ASP users are network reliability, speed and security. The industry is making rapid progress in all the above areas ensuring that ASPs will be a permanent part of the legal software landscape.

If you have any questions about ILW.COM's ASP services, such as forms and case tracking, or would just like to learn more about this subject do write to us at

ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

If Only the President's Immigration Goals Become Reality.........
Cyrus D. Mehta writes about the President Bush's goals for the INS.

Immigration News

Single Incident Not Persecution
In Islam v. INS, No. 00-3314 (8th Cir. July 16, 2001), the court upheld the Immigration Judge and Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) in finding that a single incident of being pulled from a car did not constitute past persecution. The court has posted the Appellee's brief and Appellant's brief.

No Habeas Jurisdiction in Illinois
The court in Byrdak v. INS, No. OO C 6182 (N.D. Ill. July 13, 2001), determined that it had not jurisdiction to hear Petitioner's habeas petition requesting that the court stay an order of removal against him pending the resolution of his post conviction appeal in state criminal court.

Immigration in the Press

Bush Aides Weigh Legalizing Status of Mexicans in US
According to the New York Times [registration required] President Bush's top immigration advisers are weighing plans to allow the more than three million Mexicans living illegally in the United States to earn permanent legal residency.

This Day in Immigration

From July 17, 2000

"Interim Rule with Request for Comments for the Implementation of Hernandez v. Reno Settlement Agreement This rule implements the portion of the settlement agreement in Hernandez v. Reno requiring the implementation of a single application form to be used in connection with the adjudication of requests for benefits under the Family Unity Program, including voluntary departure and an employment authorization document. The interim rule also clarifies the regulations to provide that certain aliens will not lose their eligibility for the Family Unity Program because their sponsoring family member becomes a United States citizen and adds a class of aliens who are ineligible for Family Unity benefits."

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:


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

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

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.

To assist attorney with occasional National Interest applications, RIR / Labor Certification, H-1B visas. Work can be handled in your spare time by phone, email and Fedex between us, so it doesn't matter to me where in the USA you are. I will cover all such costs and I will handle client contact. Please send a list of approximately how many RIR's, regular Labor Certs, National Interest applications, and H-1B's you have handled for other law firms, and approximately how much you will charge to prepare applications for me, and approximate turnaround time, to phone and fax 888-206-0262. Please forward this ad to a friend who might be interested.

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.

An Important disclaimer! The information provided on this page is not legal advice. Transmission of this information is not intended to create, and receipt by you does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers must not act upon any information without first seeking advice from a qualified attorney. Correspondence to Letters may be edited and may be published and otherwise used in any medium.
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