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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
July 27, 2001
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A theme running through much of today's immigration news is the crumbling of the American immigration system. Cyrus D. Mehta in his article "Visa Numbers and Processing Times ? Summer 2001" notes the retrogression in the family-based preference categories. The current quotas impose waiting times in some cases of a generation. The only way for some families to be together is for members to enter the US illegally. People in Congress are aware that there are many people in the US illegally which is why Rep. Green of Texas introduced legislation which would allow states and localities to provide primary and preventive health care services to undocumented residents, and the Senate Judiciary Committee is discussing an extension of 245(i). As the New York Times article points out the response to Bush Administrations proposal of an amnesty for Mexicans has been an outcry from undocumented aliens from other countries. And as Gary Endelman wrote a year ago, "the 10,000 limit on the 'other worker' category imposed by the Immigration Act of 1990 deprives this nation of the essential workers who cook our food, clean our homes, run our machines, care for our aged, mow our lawns, wash our cars, work in hotels and do a whole host of other things whose continued presence add richness and texture to the national mosaic." The Adminstiration's mention of amnesty has moved the discussion of immigration policy to the forefront of the American policy debate. As the hub for immigration information ILW.COM is the place to post your comments, views and solutions on the issue. Send to


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Visa Numbers and Processing Times ? Summer 2001
Cyrus D. Mehta examines the August Visa Bulletin and the INS processing times.

Immigration News

Health Care for Undocumented Residents
Rep. Green of Texas introduced legislation which would allow states and localities to provide primary and preventive health care services to undocumented residents.

Senate Committee on the Judiciary to Meet
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary was scheduled to meet July 27 to consider S. 778, to expand the class of beneficiaries who may apply for adjustment of status under section 245(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act by extending the deadline for classification petition and labor certification filings and the nomination of James Ziglar to be INS Commissioner.

WR-424 Can Prove Alienage
In Lopez-Chavez v. INS, No. 99-70251 (9th Cir. July 26, 2001), the court held that a properly authenticated INS form WR-424 is admissible in a deportation hearing and can prove alienage.

No Asylum for Amhara from Ethiopia
The court in Woldemeskel v. INS, No. 00-9516 (10th Cir. July 25, 2001), affirmed the Board of Immigration Appeals' (BIA) denial of asylum and withholding of deportation and grant of voluntary departure for the Petitioner who had been imprisoned under Ethiopia's Mengistu regime.

Comment Requests on Forms
The INS has published comment requests for the G-325, Biographic Information Form, I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant, and DS-3052, Nonimmigrant V Visa Application. No samples of the forms were published.

National Interest Waiver for Physicians in Underserved Areas
The INS has updated its page with information on immigration under the National Interest Waiver for physicians in underserved areas.

Immigration in the Press

Other Immigrants, Envying Mexicans, Demand a Break, Too
According to the New York Times [registration required] a proposal from President Bush's top advisers to let more than one million Mexicans living here illegally earn permanent legal status has stirred envy and some anger among millions of non-Mexican immigrants, many of whom are now demanding equal treatment.

This Day in Immigration

From July 27, 2000

"In his latest column, "Raise The Cap: Why America Needs More Essential Workers", Gary Endelman shares his opinion regarding immigration of essential workers to the US. ILW.COM invites the submission of articles about immigration law from attorneys, paralegals, foreign student advisors, human resources personnel, scholars, advocates for immigration issues and those whose lives have been effected by the laws. For attorneys contributing an article is a way to get your name before the public and educate people on your particular area of expertise. For paralegals it is a way to gain some recognition for your hard work and knowledge. Foreign student advisors, human resources personnel and scholars can educate others on specific areas of immigration law. Advocates can draw attention to and gain support for their cause. Anyone who has dealt with immigration can share the experience, share with others what has worked and warn others about what has not. Send submissions to"

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The ABA Immigration Pro Bono and Bar Activation Project in cooperation with the Immigration and Nationality Committee of the Section of International Law and Practice, the Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities, the Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law and the Coordinating Committee on Immigration Law invite you to attend the following free CLE program "Immigration Detention: Perversities and Prospects" on Saturday, August 4, 2001, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Columbus Hall C/D, Ballroom Level East Tower Hyatt Regency, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago. For details click here.

In Chicago from August 4th to August 6th to address the legal service and advocacy needs of 5,000 children detained annually by the Immigration and Naturalization Service at over 90 sites nationwide, the majority of which are juvenile jails. For details click here.

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. You?ll 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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