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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
August 23, 2001
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Those involved in the field of immigration law often note the fascinating diversity of issues they encounter. This issue of the Daily is one more example of the remarkable variety of topics that this field encompasses. Today's issue includes a case from the 4th Circuit implementing the Supreme Court's decision in St. Cyr, an article on B-1/B-2 visas, a report on President Bush's considering a point system for the legalization program being prepared by his adminstration, an article from our archive on Estate Planning for non-resident spouses, notices from the EOIR, and classifieds including announcements of four immigration seminars/conferences. Last but not least, we include numbers on our website and how you can benefit by being part of it. Whatever be your specific interest within the wide realm of immigration law, Immigration Daily will bring you the latest news. If you find the Daily helpful, please help us reach new readers by forwarding it to people you know.


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ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

The ABCs of Immigration - B-1/B-2 Visas
Greg Siskind and Amy Ballentine write about the often used Visitor Visas in their educational series on the ABCs of immigration.

Immigration News

EOIR Upates List of Free Legal Service Providers
The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) has updated its list of free legal service providers.

EOIR Announces Latest Disciplinary Actions
The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), in its latest disciplinary actions, has reinstated one attorney and has suspended some attorneys.

Reasonable Likelihood of Success and Detrimental Reliance necessary to assert St. Cyr claims
In Velasquez-Gabriel v. INS, No. 00-1755 (4th Cir. Aug. 22, 2001), a case which the 4th Circuit had held in abeyance awaiting the Supreme Court decision in INS v. St. Cyr, the court found that this case differed critically from St. Cyr, since the Petitioner showed neither a reasonable likelihood of success under pre-IIRIRA law nor a detrimental reliance on pre-IIRIRA law when he filed for Adjustment of Status based on his marriage to a US citizen after IIRIRA's provisions had taken effect, even though his marriage was entered into prior to IIRIRA's enactment.

Immigration in the Press

Bush considering green card 'points'
The Chicago Trbune reports that the Bush administration is moving toward reforms that would strike a middle ground between a full-scale amnesty and a guest worker program.

This Day in Immigration

From August 23, 2000

"Estate Planning for Non-Resident Spouses William J. Hoehler, Esq., writes about the US gift tax and estate tax issues to consider for a married couple when the husband or wife or both are not citizens of the United States."

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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

Angelo Paparelli and Steve Yale-Loehr will conduct a 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.

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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