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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
July 18, 2001
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We note an interesting anomaly in the site statistics. The Office of Business Liaison Employer Bulletin No. 7 on H-1B Workers is consistently one of the most downloaded pages from the site, but the May version receives almost three times the downloads of the more recent June version of the Bulletin

The text of the following bills is now available:
H.R. 2457 to impose a limitation on the wage that the Secretary of Labor may require an employer to pay an alien who is an H-2A nonimmigrant agricultural worker;
H.R. 2474 to specify that imprisonment for reentering the US after removal subsequent to a conviction for a felony shall be under circumstances that stress strenuous work and sparse living conditions, if the alien is convicted of another felony after the reentry;
S. 1161 to streamline procedures for the admission and extension of stay of nonimmigrant agricultural workers; to provide a stable, legal, agricultural workforce; to extend basic legal protections and better working conditions to more workers; to provide for a system of one-time, earned adjustment to legal status for certain agricultural workers; and
S. 1167 to permit the substitution of an alternative close family sponsor in the case of the death of the person petitioning for an alien's admission to the US.


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ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

Religious Leaders Express Shock at Detention Conditions for Asylum Seekers
Carl R. Baldwin writes about a recent visit by religious leaders to an INS detention center run by the Wackenhut Corrections Corporation where asylum seekers are held.

Immigration News

Bush Adminitration's Plans for Undocumented Mexicans
Bush Administration Press Spokesman Ari Fleischer answers questions about the Bush Administration's p lans for a guest worker program for Mexicans and regularizing the status of Mexicans in the US illegally.

EOIR on Motions to Reopen
The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) explains who can file motions to reopen in order to apply for suspension of deportation under NACARA and the deadlines to file the motions.

Motions to Reopen for Suspension Under NACARA
The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) has issued an interim rule and request for comments requiring that motions to reopen apply for suspension of deportation under NACARA be filed no later than October 16, 2001.

Harboring Aliens Related to Smuggling
The court in Castro-Espinosa, No. 01-70219 (9th Cir. July 17, 2001), rejected the argument that at conviction for harboring aliens is not an offense relating to alien smuggling.

Court Orders Bond Determinations
in Vang v. Ashcroft, No. 99 C 872 (N.D. Ill. July 10, 2001), the court granted the habeas petitions and ordered the INS to perform individualized bond determinations for Petitioners who were being detained indefinitely.

Senate Committee to Consider Ziglar Nomination
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary is scheduled to hold hearings on the nomination of James W. Ziglar to be Commissioner of the INS on July 18, 2001, at 2:30 p.m.

House Hearing on Immigration and Population
The House Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims is scheduled to hold an oversight hearing on "The US Population and Immigration" on July 19, 2001, at 2:00 p.m.

Judiciary Committee to Consider 245(i) Extension
The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to meet July 19, 2001, at 10:00 a.m. to consider S. 778, to expand the class of beneficiaries who may apply for adjustment of status under section 245(i) by extending the deadline for classification petition and labor certification filings

Immigration in the Press

Immigrants Feel Left Out of Bush Plan
According to the Associated Press fear is spreading that the Bush Administration's plan to regularize the status of undocumented Mexicans, if it grants amnesty only to Mexicans, may pit one immigrant group against another.

ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Chat with Fariba Faiz
Fariba Faiz will answers questions on all aspects of immigration law on Wednesday, July 18, 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 18, 2000

"Beating by Unknown Assailants not Necessarily "on Account of" Political Opinion In Kozulin v. INS, No. 99-70162 (9th Cir., July 14, 2000), the Circuit Court found that there was substantial evidence to support the Immigration Judge's and the Board of Immigration Appeal's denial of asylum for failure to establish that any persecution he may have suffered was "on account of" political opinion.. The applicant had been beaten but did not know his attackers and attributed the beating to a letter he had written accusing his superior of theft."

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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

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.

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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.

Saturday, October 13, 2001, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Ramada Inn, Fairfield, 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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