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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
August 30, 2001
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ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

Irish Immigration to America From the 1800s to the Present
In the second of two articles the American Immigration Law Foundation examines the contributions of Irish immigrants to the making of America.

Immigration News

No Attorney's Fees for Mandamus Action
In Sileikis v. Perryman, No. 01 C 944 (N.D. Ill. Aug. 21, 2001), the court declined to award attorney's fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act to a plaintiff who had brought a mandamus action against the INS.

Correct Address for LIFE Act Filings
The INS has corrected the address for submitting applications under the Legal Immigration Family Equity (LIFE) Act legalization provisions and LIFE Act amendments family unity provisions. The correct address is United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, P.O. Box 7219, Chicago, Illinois 60680-7219.

OIG Finds INS Responsible for Unpaid Travel Debts
A report from the Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General, found that over a two-year period the unpaid travel charge card debt of Department of Justice employees amounted to $1.2 million. INS employees were responsible for $824,618, or 69 percent, of this unpaid debt. According to a Bank One official responsible for the account, the Department of Justice would rank as one of the better government accounts if not for the INS's poor performance.

Immigration in the Press

Family Divide: Man tries to get wife back into US
According to the Winston-Salem Journal it's easy for some native-born citizens to judge illegal immigration in the black-and-white language of laws and borders, but it is often a far more complex issue - particularly when families and relationships are formed ahead of the legal system.

This Day in Immigration

From August 30, 2000

"Consulates Can Accept DOL Petitions for H-2A Workers This interim rule amends the regulations to reflect a recent INS delegation to the Department of Labor (DOL) of the authority to approve petitions to grant temporary agricultural worker status to certain aliens. The interim rule, effective November 13, 2000, permits consular officers to accept petitions approved by the DOL."

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:

I am just wondering will it take just as long for the I-129F as it does for the I-130 to be approved. This is the second week since my form has been gone to Chicago and still not a word. The paper work for my wife was completed in June for the K-3 visa, and then they found out they did have the reg to issue the visa. Talk about hardship! My wife does not have a job now, and my child has been out of school all this time and no one seems to care. If they had not told her to come in on a date to pick up her visa she would still be working. Now as it stands they will not give her the job back because of the uncertainty of when she might leave. Congress didn't help and no one has come to our aid. What do we do?


The following was received in response to our request to send information on processing times to

Dear Editor:

I just wanted to let you know my timeline for the processing of my I-751 thru the NSC. I mailed my application (with waiver- divorced) end of October 2000. The receipt notice says application was received on November 6 and with a receipt date of November 22, 2000. I received a letter July 25, 2001 requesting I attend an interview September 19, 2001 in Portland. I will let you know how that goes.



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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.

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