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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
August 20, 2001
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"A Moveable Feast": New and Old Portability under AC21 105 (Part VIII)
Angelo A. Paparelli and Janet J. Lee in the eighth of their articles on H-1Bs discuss recoupment of costs.

Immigration News

EOIR Updates List of Suspended and Expelled Practitioners
The Executive Office for Immigration Review has updated its list of suspended and expelled practitioners.

St. Cyr not grounds for dismissal
In US v. Robledo-Gonzalez, No. 00 CR 932-1 (N.D. Ill., Aug. 9, 2001), the court agreed with the Petitioner that the recent Supreme Court decision in INS v. St. Cyr does not support a dismissal of an indictment predicated on illegal entry after deportation.

Attorney's Failure to Warn of Deportation Not Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
In Williams v. US, No. 01 Civ. 401, 99 Cr. 1131 (S.D. NY, Aug. 14, 2001), the Magistrate Judge recommended that Petitioner's motion to vacate judgement be denied because his attorney's failure to warn him of possible deportation following a guilty plea did not render the attorney's legal assistance ineffective.

Immigration in the Press

Alien Notion: The right case for "amnesty"
In his column in the Wall Street Journal, Paul Gigot writes that the only way Republicans can be a majority party is if they do better among Hispanics and that a Bush amnesty is precisely the kind of large political event that could shake up historically Democratic allegiances among Hispanics.

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Chat with Mira Mdivani
Mira Mdivani will answers questions on all aspects of immigration law on Monday, August 20, 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 August 18, 2000

"Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts The US Sentencing Commission looks at policy priorities in sentencing guidelines including whether collateral consequences that a deportable/removable alien may incur, such as likelihood of deportation/removal, ineligibility for minimum-security facilities and absence from family in Mexico, constitute a basis for downward departure."

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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 remaining teleconferences will take place Wednesdays 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.

American Immigration Lawyers Association 2001 Fall CLE Conference "It's a Border Thing" September 14, 2001, La Mansion del Rio Hotel, San Antonio, Texas. Register before August 24, 2001, and save $$. Receive discounted hotel rates when you make hotel reservations by August 20, 2001. Visit the Conference section of to obtain registration and hotel information. Don't Miss This Exciting Conference!

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.

American Immigration Lawyers Association, Central Florida Chapter (AILA-CFC) will be holding its 15th Annual Advanced-Level Immigration Law Seminar on October 26-27 at the Renaissance Orlando Resort, Orlando, Florida. Discounted hotel rates are available from the resort. Point of contact for information/registration is Steve Zawacki, or 407/831-6644.

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