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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
September 5, 2001
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While the official end of summer may not be until the 21st of September, for many people including members of congress and the Bush Administration it ended with the Labor Day weekend. The Senate resumed meeting on September 4, and the House is scheduled to reconvene at 2:00 p.m. on September 5. Mexican President Vicente Fox is to arrive in Washington on the evening of September 4 for a round of talks which will, as noted in articles in the Washington Post and USA Today, include discussions of US-Mexican migraton. After trial balloons and heated discussion in the press, both heads of state seem to be trying to dispel any expections of a quick solution to the problems on the Southwest border. ILW.COM will be monitoring the action in Washington to keep you informed of all the immgration news.


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ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

Illinois District Court Notes Supreme Court Has Ruled Out Catalyst Theory in EAJA Awards
Carl R. Baldwin writes about the recent decision in Sileikis v. Perryman, denying attorney's fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA).

Immigration News

TPS for Somalia Extended
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Somalia has been extended until September 17, 2002.

INS Updated LIFE Act Information Page
The INS has updated its page of information on the LIFE Act including information on the K and V visas.

INS 1999 Statistical Yearbook
The Naturalization and Temporary Admissions sections of the INS 1999 Statistical Yearbook are now available.

Immigration in the Press

Fox Says Immigration Reform Will Take Years: American Political Realities Delay Mexican President's Hopes
According to the Washington Post Mexican President Vicente Fox said he expects it will take four to six years to complete a comprehensive US-Mexico immigration reform, including legalization for some undocumented Mexican workers in the US.

ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Chat with Karen Meade
Karen Meade will answers questions on all aspects of immigration law on Wednesday, September 5, 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 September 5, 2000

"BALCA Denies Business Necessity Justification of Non-English Speaking Workforce In the Matter of Lucky Horse Fashion, Inc., 1997-INA-0182 (Aug. 22, 2000)(en banc), the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals upheld the Department of Labor's Certifying Officer's decision to deny the labor certification for a Chinese-speaking sewing machine repairer. The Board found that the language spoken by co-workers had nothing to do with the occupation itself and the only justification offered by the employer was that the foreign language was required to communicate only with the co-workers. The Board concluded that the 'result of permitting an employer to establish business necessity for a foreign language, solely because all of its employees only speak a foreign language is to create a self-perpetuating foreign labor force that, as a practical matter, excludes all but a few US workers, contrary to the Act.'"

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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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