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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
October 9, 2001
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According to an article in the a British mother widowed by the World Trade Center terrorism is being threatened with deportation from America as an illegal alien. Just days after her husband's death she was sent an official notice warning her that her right to live in America was to be withdrawn. Before receiving the letter, the widow had called the INS to check on her status, only to be told: "You have none . . . regardless of the circumstances, you are an illegal alien." There is talk of a private bill or enlisting the aid of President Bush and Prime Minister Blair to help the woman. INS Commissioner Ziglar made a personal visit to New York to meet with community leaders to try to enlist their help in convincing people that the INS will not use information about missing loved ones. It is unfortunate that the agency he heads undermines his credibility.

ILW.COM planned to attend the AILA Fall CLE conference which was scheduled for San Antonio for September 14 and had made appointments to demonstrate our case tracking and IFillForms software. The conference was canceled due to the events of September 11. A member of the ILW.COM team will be attending the Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law of the Univeristy of Texas Law School, one of the longest running immigration law conferences, in San Antonio October 11 and 12. If you had an appointment for September we look forward to keeping it with you know. If you would like to make an appointment, write to

The text of H.R. 3033, the "Foreign Student Database Funding Act of 2001," is now available.


See You in San Antonio!

ILW.COM will be exhibiting at the University of Texas's Immigration Conference in San Antonio on Oct 11th/12th. Some attorneys had made appointments for demos of our software for the AILA Conference originally scheduled for September 14th/15th (which was cancelled due to the tragic events of September 11th). We will keep those appointments now. If you will be in San Antonio on October 11th/12th, please stop by at our exhibit table and say hello. We want to hear from you and learn your needs and have your comments on our site. For further info on any of our products, please send email to:

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ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

Get Serious: Enforce Intellectual Property Crime Laws Instead of Limiting Immigration to Fight Terror
Gary Endelman writes that the best way to fight terrorism is to intensify inter-governmental and pan-industry cooperation to fight intelletual property crimes, not limiting immigration.

Immigration in the Press

US May Expel Briton Widowed by bin Laden
According to the a British mother widowed by the World Trade Center terrorism is being threatened with deportation from America as an illegal alien.

This Day in Immigration

From October 9, 2000

"German-American Day 2000 The President proclaimed Friday, October 6, 2000, as German-American Day. In his speech the President remarked that German Americans have played a prominent part in US history as millions of German immigrants have profoundly shaped the America we know today."

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We are a small firm practicing Immigration and Naturalization law in Southern California since 1981. We are growing and have a position for an Immigration Attorney. At least 2 years of experience practicing before Immigration judges required. Must be bilingual: Spanish/English. Ability to get along with people. Computer/Internet legal research literate. Excellent salary. Please call Mr. Alex Lopez at 818 465 2678 any time and send email/resume to:

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.

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