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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
July 31, 2001
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The ABCs of Immigration - Inadmissibility - Health Grounds
Greg Siskind and Amy Ballentine write about health related grounds of inadmissibility.

Immigration News

Immigration Bills Introduced in Senate
Sen Brownback introduced S. 1259, the "Rural and Urban Health Care Act of 2001," and Sen Durbin introduced S. 1265, the "Children's Adjustment, Relief, and Education Act."

Testimony in Immigration Fraud Case
A Senate resolution authorize testimony and legal representation in People of the State of New York v. Adela Holzer, an immigration fraud case.

Violation of Vienna Convention
In US v. Minjares-Alvarez, No. 00-2001 (10th Cir. July 27, 2001), the court found that even presuming the Vienna Convention created individually enforceable rights, the Defendant had not demonstrated that denial of such rights caused him prejudice.

Immigration in the Press

Immigration and the Art of the Possible
According to a commentary in WorldNetDaily, President Bush needs to do with Fox on amnesty what he did with Putin on missile defense be bold enough to take control of the agenda and, by giving a little, expand the realm of the possible.

This Day in Immigration

From July 28, 2000

"In a letter to the editor Betty Prudent asks, "If a person is a pending resident, waiting for their visa is there any way you could work as an adult without going against the law?" The "Restoration of Fairness in Immigration Law Act of 2000" introduced by Rep. Conyers includes a provision visas for spouses and children of permanent residents temporarily waiting for visa numbers. In fact, it is a veritable wish list of pro-immigrant measures. Given Congress's inability to act on measure which enjoy vocal support such as increasing the cap, on H-1Bs, amending NACARA and advancing the registry date, there is no possibility that an wide ranging immigration bill of measures which enjoy less support will actually be passed. If Mr. Conyers is serious about reforming the immigration laws he would do well to spend more time educating his colleagues and the public about why change is needed and building support for the proposals. Cobbling together a list of immigration "nice-to-haves" smacks of politics rather than a genuine desire to ameliorate the harsher provisions of IIRIRA."

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Letters to the Editor

The following letter refers to a letter to the editor from Mohamed Sami which appeared in the July 30, 2001, issue of Immigration Daily.

Dear Editor:

As an immigration professional I am saddened by Mr. Sami's opinion that only college-educated persons should be legalized. This kind of elitist thinking is predicated on the assumption that a professional foreigner is worth more to the United States than a person who lacks one. It is a kind of bigotry. It is rejected in the spirit of the Constitution and Mr. Sami should retract his statements as they are insensitive and most of all, misinformed.

If Mr. Sami wanted a green card so badly, why did he not spend 18 hours a day picking oranges in the fields of America's farmers? Would he have all non-professional foreigners denied residency (thereby bringing the farming sector to a screeching halt)? Should the same prohibition have applied to immigrants of the early twentieth century? Since when is a farmer less than a programmer? These "illegal, uneducated, and [Spanish-speaking] immigrants" that Mr. Sami so casually dismisses probably picked the food he ate with his wife and two kids at dinnertime.

The conditions on Mr. Sami's student status and nonimmigrant worker status clearly state that he has no intention of immigrating into the United States. By his statements in his letter it seems that is no longer the case. He should then re-evaluate his motivations for staying in the country which has treated him so badly. I am sure there is a great need for computer scientists in Morocco.

Jose Cordero


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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. 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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