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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
October 3, 2001
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ILW.COM invites you to join us in celebrating the first anniversary of case tracking. Case tracking has grown tremendously in popularity over the last year and helping us fulfill our mission as the hub for immigration information by helping attorneys and clients communicate more efficiently. We have improved the software tremendously in the last year by incorporating fillable, savable forms and many other features, rounding it out as an inexpensive, easy-to-use case management package. We take pride in our prompt and responsive customer service and trust that current users of the system feel their questions are answered fully and in a timely manner. The June AILA show was a validation of the importance of case management software for immigration attorneys and clients. Many companies have appeared offering solutions. We welcome this competition as it gives customers choice, and leads to better software and service. If your not using our case tracking software and want to know more, contact


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Trying to win over a corporate client? Wow them by entering a sample case in ILW.COM's case tracking and have the corporate client login to view it. Many attorneys have successfully used this technique to win over clients. From start to finish entering the case will take only a few minutes. If you are serious about getting corporate clients, and keeping existing corporate clients happy, it is essential for you to have this modern technology. ILW.COM's case tracking makes this simple and inexpensive for you. Write to for info.

Tip of the Day


The INS web site has a wealth of valuable immigration information. ILW.COM tries to make it easy for you to find the INS information you want. We have organized the information in Employment INS FAQs, Family INS FAQs, Visitor Visa INS FAQs and General information INS FAQs. We hope the organization will allow you to find the answers you need.

ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

An Update on Travel Issues for Non-Citizen Workers
Tien-Li Loke Walsh and Bernard P. Wolfsdorf write about the travel effects of the September 11 attacks on non-citizen workers.

Immigration News

False Testimony Precludes Finding of Good Moral Character
The court in Opere v. INS, No. 00-2585 (1st Cir. Oct. 2, 2001), agreed with immigration judge and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) that Petitioner's lying under oath at a green card interview constituted false testimony and precluded a finding of good moral character.

Suspension Under NACARA Not Available
In Fieran v. INS, No. 00-3379 (6th Cir. Oct. 2, 1002), the court agreed with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) that the provisions of NACARA allowing for suspension applications did not apply to an alien who had been placed in exclusion proceedings before the effective date of IIRIRA.

No Asylum for Amhara from Ethiopia
The court in Woldemeskel v. INS, No. 00-9516 (10th Cir. Oct. 2, 2001), affirmed the Board of Immigration Appeals' (BIA) denial of asylum and withholding of deportation and grant of voluntary departure for the Petitioner who had been imprisoned under Ethiopia's Mengistu regime. The court denied the petition for rehearing and amended its opinion of July 25, 2001.

DV Lottery Cases Moot after End of Fiscal Year
The court in Iddir v. INS, No. 00 C 3401 (N.D. Ill, Sept. 27, 2001), dismissed as moot plaintiffs' mandamus action to compel the INS to adjudicate their adjustment applications after the close of the fiscal year for which they were DV Lottery winners.

Mexican BCC Info in Spanish
The INS has released a Spanish version of its new release on the issuance of biometric Mexican border crossing cards.

Immigration in the Press

Mexicans Turned Back at Borders
According to the Washington Post about 2 million Mexican nationals missed Monday's deadline for converting their border-crossing cards into the new "laser visas."

ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Chat with Shari Model
Shari Model will answers questions on all aspects of immigration law on Wednesday, October 3, 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 October 3, 2000

"District Court has Jurisdiction to Grant Habeas and Stay of Removal In Woo v. Reno, No. CCB-00-2630 (Md. Sept. 20, 2000), the court found it had jurisdiction to grant a writ of habeas corpus under both IIRIRA's transitional and permanent rules, and stay the removal of a petitioner pending his application for relief. (Courtesy of Laurence F. Johnson and Ron Richey)"

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:

Be wary of the processing time for the CSC on I-130 applications filed by an LPR for their spouse. I am trying to find out how they were able to move from 2/2/98 to 6/11/99 in just 2 weeks.

Michelle Giannetta
Staff Assistant
Congressman George Radanovich

Dear Editor:

When I received an NOA for my K-3 visa petition for my wife, it notes 30-60 days processing time. In two weeks, the two months are up! It seems only two people have been approved from the list at: One in 22 days and one in 30 days. It also seems that these people have been selected randomly. Many people have applied before them and no one has been approved yet. What do you think is going on? What should we do if we don't get that approval in 60 days. I thought that the purpose of K-3 was to speed up the process of family reunification.


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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

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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