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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
September 21, 2001
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ILW.COM is launching a new lawyer's resources page. We envision it as a place for information of interests primarily to attorneys. We actively seek suggestions on what should be included on the page. Some suggestions we have had to date include sample pleadings and briefs, sample responses to RFEs and winning arguments to NOFs. Please send your ideas on what you would like to on such a page to

The first of the three-part teleconference & e-mail seminar "Immigration Implications of September 11th Tragedy" has been moved to September 28. The speakers will be Stephen Yale-Loehr, Denyse Sabagh, Judy Golub, Angelo Paparelli and Carol Wolchok. The speakers are volunteering their time and ILW.COM is providing the teleconference and e-mail listserv components at cost. We invite you to participate as we rebuild our lives after the events of September 11 and face the uncertainties of the future.

The article we featured yesterday by Greg Siskind and Amy Ballentine titled "The ABCs of Immigration - INS Issues V Visa Regulations" contained some information which was not part of the LIFE Act as actually enacted. The article has been updated with the correct information.


Angelo Paparelli and Carol Wolchok Join ILW's Pro Bono At-Cost Seminar on 9/11 Tragedy

ILW.COM is pleased to announce that Angelo Paparelli and Carol Wolchok will be speaking during the seminar series on the Immigration Implications of the 9/11 tragedy. Mr. Paparelli has been practicing business-sponsored immigration law for over 20 years, and is the managing partner of Paparelli & Partners LLP in Irvine, California. He is a nationally recognized speaker, published author and leading expert on cutting-edge business-related immigration issues. Ms. Wolchok is director of the American Bar Association Center for Immigration Law and Representation. The Center monitors federal legislation and litigation affecting the rights of immigrants and refugees, develops legal services and pro bono programs for newcomers, and educates members of the bar and judiciary about immigration law and procedures.

For more info, or to signup online, click here.
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ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

What Does the Economic Downturn Mean to Your Labor Certification?
Lorenzo Lleras of the firm of Latour and Lleras writes that even in a time of economic downturn it is important not to think in terms of WHETHER the labor certification will be approved or not, but rather in terms of WHEN it will be approved.

Immigration News

INS Changes Custody Rules
Unless voluntary departure has been granted, the INS must determine within 48 hours of arrest whether the alien will be continued in custody or released on bond or recognizance and whether to issue a notice to appear and warrant of arrest, except in the event of emergency or other extraordinary circumstance in which case the Service must make such determinations within an additional reasonable period of time.

Procedures for Walters v. Reno Class Members
The INS has published the details of the procedures for requesting joint motions to re-calendar, reopen or remand removal proceedings pursuant to the settlement agreement and for requesting refunds for section 274C civil money penalties previously paid to the INS for Walters v. Reno class members.

Updated Information on NY Immigration Courts
A follow-up memorandum from the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge advises that the immigration courts at 26 Federal Plaza and 201 Varick Street in New York City remain closed, but hearings will resume at the Immigration Court Annex at 201 Varick Street for cases involving non-detained respondents.

Interview Information for New York City District Office
The INS has revised its interview schedule for the New York City district office.

Immigration in the Press

Fox Open-Border Plan a Distant Dream after Attacks
According to the News after the terrorist attacks on Washington and New York, Mexico is suddenly finding that its northern neighbor has little time to consider issues like immigration reform, temporary work visas, amnesty for illegal migrants and more open borders.

This Day in Immigration

September 21, 2000

"Order to Show Cause Ends Continuous Presence In Angel-Ramos v. INS, No. 99-3126 (7th Cir. Sept. 19, 2000), the court affirmed the Board of Immigration Appeals's determination that the service of an Order to Show Cause ended the alien's continuous physical presence in the US for the purpose of suspension of deportation."

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:

In this frightful time of crisis brought about by the unspeakable terrorism of a few, America has entered a state of grave insecurity. The pundits are proclaiming a season of economic disaster, continued acts of aggression against our Nation and a deepening sense of unrest among our citizenry that extends from air travel to the stock market to employment and personal safety. As we have seen before in such grave times, the blame is laid at the feet of "aliens," that word whose meaning ranges from good to neutral to pejorative as prevailing opinions change. And right now, perhaps "alien" is at its worst.

We see a virulent anti-alien reaction in America. Draconian, perhaps racist, laws are being proposed, with many more to follow, I am sure. Howls of "Keep 'them' out" and "Close the borders!" can be heard from coast to coast and border to border. The restrictionists, the isolationists are out in force, saying, "I told you so! Why haven't you kicked "them" out long ago?" And, it is difficult not to understand their rage. But, rage can only take us so far. A natural and human reaction, yes. A basis to go onward, no.

Read the whole letter here....

Most sincerely,

Stephen B. Horton, Esq.
New Milford, CT

Dear Editor:

I am waiting on my wife and child to join me here in the US. While this has been a long wait and we are about to have a new member in our family we need to have some idea of how much longer this is going to take.Is there going to be a slow down on this process because of the 11 Sept events?I would also like to know how to get my new born child registered as a US child.

What will be the effect if I am called up to go to support my country? I am a Reservist who could be called any time and I have no idea what would happen as for as taking care of my family. There are so many things could happen.Please provide knowledge of who to call to have these question answered.

Paul Russell

Editor's Note: the letter below is in response to a letter which appeared in the September 19 issue of Immigration Daily

Dear Editor:

I don't know why Fr. R. Penhallurick is so hot under the collar. Does he not believe in Freedom of the Press? I was glad to see the Village Voice article which I otherwise would not have seen, and agreed with much of it. Keep those articles coming in ILW!

Carl R. Baldwin


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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 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.

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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