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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
September 6, 2001
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The August numbers are in and these were the pages you requested most often:

  1. The Department of State notice of registration for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program
  2. Two Significant Developments: President's Legalization Proposal and Section 245(i) by Cyrus D. Mehta
  3. New K Regulations for Spouses of US Citizens and their Children by Cyrus D. Mehta
  4. The Diversity Visa Lottery Program Becomes Even More Complicated by Bernard P. Wolfsdorf and Naveen Rahman
  5. The ABCs of Immigration: Nonimmigrant Visas (Part I)- Visitor Visas by Greg Siskind and Amy Ballentine


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New Regulations to Expedite the Entry of Spouses of Citizens and Labor Certification
Cyrus D. Mehta writes about the recently released K visa regulations and the regulation for conversion of regular labor certification cases to RIR.

Immigration News

House Passes Work Authorization for E-2s
The House passed by voice vote H.R. 2277, to provide work authorization for nonimmigrant spouses of treaty traders and treaty investors, and considered H.R. 2278, a bill to provide for work authorization for nonimmigrant spouses of intracompany transferees, and to reduce the period of time during which certain intracompany transferees have to be continuously employed before applying for admission to the US.

Habeas Petition by Removed Alien Still a Case or Controversy
In Chong v. Dist. Dir. INS, No. 00-1428 (3rd Cir. Sept. 5, 2001), the court determined that it had jurisdiction to hear Petitioner's habeas petition even though she had already been removed from the US because the collateral consequences of her removal rendered her appeal a live case or controversy, but then determined that the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) had not violated her due process or the INA and even though the Immigration Judge IJ had violated INS regulations, the violation did not prejudice Petitioner.

Decision Not to Grant Lighter Sentence Not an Abuse of Discretion
The court in US v. Perez-Aguirre, No. 00-8053 (10th Cir. Sept. 4, 2001), found rejected Defendant's challenge to the district court's sentence where the district court had considered but declined to grant Defendant's request for a downward departure from the sentencing guidelines.

Cosponsor to Protect Refugees
Sen. Wellstone has been added as a cosponsor to S. 1311, a bill to reaffirm the United States' historic commitment to protecting refugees who are fleeing persecution or torture.

INS News Releases on TPS
The INS has issued news released on the extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Burundi, Sierra Leone and Sudan.

Immigration in the Press

Fox Challenges Bush on Migration
According to MSNBC Mexican President Vicente Fox on Wednesday used a warm and elaborate White House welcoming ceremony to challenge President Bush to forge a bilateral migration agreement before the end of year.

This Day in Immigration

From September 6, 2000

"Illegal Aliens: Opportunities Exist to Improve the Expedited Removal Process The US General Accounting Office (GAO) addresses issues related to aliens who are subjected to the expedited removal process and their detention. The GAO recommends that the INS analyze the characteristics of aliens who appear and who do not appear for their removal hearing and use the results to reevaluate INS policy for deciding when to release aliens who have a credible fear of persecution or torture. (Long download time)."

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Attorney Wanted For PART TIME position (about 20hrs/week) with FLEXIBLE HOURS to work on business cases. Experience required with RIR's, H's, L's, E's, O's and I-140's. Good writing skills, organizational ability, computer literacy, legal and Internet research skills essential. Scientific or financial background a plus. Foreign language fluency desirable. Opportunity to convert to full time and include work on asylum, domestic violence, removal cases, and federal court litigation. Small office setting provides congenial, informal working environment with immediate case responsibility. Salary DOE with performance bonus. E-mail resume with applicable writing sample, salary requirement, and references to or send via regular mail to Thomas E. Moseley, One Gateway Center-Suite 2600, Newark, New Jersey 07102 or FAX to 973-645-9493. For lengthy writing samples (5 or more pages) use e-mail or regular mail only.

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 final teleconferences will take place Wednesday October 3, 2001, at 1:00-2:30 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. It is 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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