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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
October 1, 2001
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On September 28 ILW.COM conducted the first of the three part teleconference seminar "Immigration Implications of September 11th Tragedy". The volunteer speakers provided a wealth of useful information for an audience we estimate at over 1,000 inlcuding listeners in Alaska, Canada, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. As we advised readers in the the September 27, 2001, issue of Immigration Daily people who signed up for the series after approximately 4:00 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday were unable to participate live in today's session because the telephone service provider could not make sufficient lines available. The people who signed up but were not able to participate in today's teleconference will receive a cassette tape. We were unexpectedly required to leave our offices about ten minutes before the start of the seminar. If you received an e-mail confirmation for the seminar with the phone number and password, and tried to call our offices because you had problems entering the teleconference, we apologize that we were not available. If you received your e-mail confirmation with the phone number and password and were not able to call in, please write to

An astute reader, Lori A. Pinjuh, has correctly pointed our that the issue addressed in Lake v. Reno, No. 99-4125 (2nd Cir. Sept. 12, 2000), which we included in the "This Day in Immigration" section of the September 28, 2001, issue of Immigration Daily was addressed by the Supreme Court in Nguyen v. INS, No. 99-2071 (June 11, 2001).


Last Chance to Participate in Seminar!

Monday, October 1 is the final deadline to sign up for the seminar by Angelo Paparelli and Stephen Yale-Loehr: "On the Cutting Edge: H-1B Practice and Strategy." This phone session will include a discussion of how the tragic events of September 11th affect H-1B matters.

For more info, or to sign up online, click here.
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Tip of the Day

Immigration Articles on ILW.COM

ILW.COM publishes articles on any aspect of immigration law. We encourage the submission of articles from attorneys, paralegals, professors, scholars, human resource managers and anyone effected by immigration law. We will not publish something we know to be factually inaccurate. Beyond that, we actively seek a variety of opinions and viewpoints. Articles do not have to be footnoted as though we were a traditional law journal. The length of an article is best determined by the subject it covers. Some topics can be covered in a few paragraphs while others may require many pages. An advantage of electronic publishing is the flexibility to carry articles of any length. With over 8,000 subscribers to the e-mail version having an article published in Immigration Daily is an economical way to express yourself, share your knowledge, and gain recognition in the field. Send articles in electonic format to or FAX to 212 563-4438.

ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

Update on Mergers and Acquisitions: Congress Toys with the H-1B (Finale)
In the final installment of the series by Angelo A. Paparelli and Susan K. Wehrer we reprint the whole article with the authors' conclusions.

Immigration News

Intent to Commit a Theft an Aggravated Felony
In US v. Martinez-Garcia, No. 00-2396 (7th Cir. Sept. 28, 2001), the court held that entering a motor vehicle with the intent to commit a theft was an attempted theft offense and so an aggravated felony for immigration purposes.

H-2A Delegation to DOL Delayed Second Time
The INS is delaying, for the second time, the effective date of a final rule previously published in the Federal Register on July 13, 2000, which delegated the adjudication of certain petitions for agricultural workers (H-2A) to the DOL.

Commissioner Ziglar's Statement in Spanish
The INs has issued the statement of INS Commissioner James Ziglar urging members of the immigrant community effected by the WTC tragedy to come forward without fear that immigration information provided to local authorities would be used by INS.

Immigration in the Press

Feinstein to Seek Screening, Tracking of Foreign Students
According to the Orange County Register Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., wants to close US borders to new foreign students for six months to give immigration authorities time to put in place initial background checks and a tracking system once students are in this country.

ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Chat with Alice Yardum-Hunter
Alice Yardum-Hunter will answers questions on all aspects of immigration law on Monday, October 1, 2001, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. Questions will be accepted beginning 15 minutes before the start of the chat.

This Day in Immigration

From September 29, 2000

"Responsibility of Certain Entities To Notify the INS of Illegal Aliens The INS published a notice in compliance with the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 which requires that certain Federal and State entities, at least four times annually, notify the INS of any alien the entity "knows" is not lawfully present in the US. Under this notice, an entity is not required to make quarterly reports to the INS unless it has knowledge of an individual who is not lawfully present in the US."

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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.

The American Immigration Lawyers Association Litigation Conference on October 19, 2001 and Asylum Conference on October 20 will take place at the Wyndham Ambassador West Hotel, 1300 North State Parkway, Chicago, Illinois. The deadline for early registration and to secure a hotel room at the AILA Room Rate is October 3, 2001. Both these Conferences will provide information that you can immediately integrate into your practice. Complete Program Information and a Registration form is available at

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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