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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
October 4, 2001
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The September numbers are in and these were the pages you requested most often:

  1. Notice of Registration for the DV-2003 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program
  2. Immigration-Related Issues of Concern to US Employers and Foreign Workers in light of Terrorist Actions on September 11, 2001 by Angelo Paparelli
  3. Separating Immigrants from Terrorism by Cyrus D. Mehta
  4. Immigration Developments in the Aftermath of the WTC Disaster by Cyrus D. Mehta
  5. What Does the Economic Downturn Mean to Your Labor Certification?Lorenzo Lleras
  6. New Regulations to Expedite the Entry of Spouses of Citizens and Labor Certification by Cyrus D. Mehta
Also very popular was the September 17 draft of the Mobilization Against Terrorism Act (MATA). Negotiations have produced newer versions of the bill and we will bring you the texts of these as they become available.


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ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

Continuing a Family Petition after the Death of the Sponsor
Cyrus D. Mehta writes about the possibilities for continuing a family based petition after the death of the sponsor which takes on increased importance in the aftermath of the events of September 11.

Immigration News

S Visa Becomes Permanent
On October 1, 2001, President Bush has signed into law S. 1424 which provides permanent authority for the admission of "S" visa non-immigrants. (Public Law 107-45)

Bill to Count H-1Bs Accurately
Rep. Andrews introduced H.R. 2984, a bill to ensure that H-1Bs are counted, for purposes of determining whether the numerical limitation on the provision of such status has been reached, in a manner that is accurate, fair, and takes into account only those aliens who actually start work.

No Shirking of Responsibility on Immigration
In his remarks on national security in the wake of the events of September 11, Rep. McInnis noted "[o]ur country stands proud on its open arms to immigrants,...[b]ut it does not mean that we should shirk our responsibility or look the other way at the problems that we have with the immigration policies that are in place."

Rep. Tancredo Calls for Protecting Borders
Addressing his colleagues on the events of September 11, Rep. Tancredo stated "[w]hether in the form of a huge massive piece of steel or in the form of an individual who is willing to give his or her life turning an airplane into a missile, the fact is we must protect our borders."

August 2001 INS Monthly Statistical Reports
The August 2001 INS monthly statistical report includes contains information on Inspections, Southwest Border Apprehensions, Immigration, Naturalization, Benefits, Removals, Investigations and Asylum

Commissioner Ziglar's Senate Testimony on Northern Border
In his testimony on northern border security given before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Treasury and General Government offered steps to improve security in the areas of border patrol, inspections, information and technology initiatives, personnel issues, database improvements and other initiatives.

Immigration in the Press

A View from the Experts: Organizations Disagree about Immigration Policy after Attack on the Nation
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, depending on who's talking, recommendations for changing the nation's immigration law either tread on our civil liberties or are seen as too little, too late.

This Day in Immigration

From October 4, 2000

"District Court has Jurisdiction to Hear Habeas Petition In Boz v. US, No. 99-01298 (11th Cir. Sept. 29, 2000), the appeals court found that the district court had jurisdiction to hear a habeas petition which challenged indefinite detention after a removal order as it was not a petition for a review of the removal order itself."

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Prominent New York City immigration law firm with interesting and diverse practice seeks paralegal for handling business, family and litigation matters. Candidates must have excellent writing and organization skills as well as an interest in all aspects of immigration law, including advocacy. Prior immigration experience preferred. Send a resume and cover letter to: Cyrus D. Mehta, Esq., 1170 Broadway, Suite 607, New York, NY 10001. Fax: 212-686-2665. e-mail

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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