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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
October 12, 2001
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November 2, is the new date for the second of the three part teleconference series "Immigration Implications of September 11th Tragedy." The time remains 2:00 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. The date has been moved forward from the original tentative date of November 7 because Congressional action appears imminent. The topics to be covered include whatever action Congress has taken, the implications for business immigration and New York City issues. Steve Yale-Loehr will be the moderator and the speakers for the teleconference will be Cyrus Mehta, Angelo Paperelli and Carol Wolchok. In order to assure sufficient telephone lines for all who want to participate the deadline to sign up is OCTOBER 22.

The family based and employment based priority dates, and DV lottery cut off numbers have been updated.


Seminar on Immigration Implications of 9/11 Tragedy

ILW.COM has organized a 3-part teleconference and e-mail seminar series on the Immigration Implications of the 9/11 Tragedy. The series is moderated by Stephen Yale-Loehr and is co-sponsored by the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Committee on Immigration and Nationality Law of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Those who sign up now can attend the phone sessions in November and December and will receive a tape of the first session held on September 28th.

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

Hyperlinks on the Internet

The genius of the internet is that it is a continually growing web of interlinked information. Pages on the internet can have links to other related pages. These are called "hyperlinks." Hyperlinks are often indicated by underlined text. On some newer pages the hyperlink may simply change color when the cursor passes over it. If you position your cursor over the hyperlink and left click on your mouse once, you should be taken to a new page. If you click on the back button on your browser, usually the upper left hand corner, you will return to the page you were on originally. When you return to the page the hyperlink often will appear in a different color to help you keep track of which pages you have viewed. There is much more to Immigration Daily than just the headlines and brief digests we bring you. Each issue acts as a road map to the original source material. Many e-mails, including the e-mail version of Immigration Daily, have hyperlinks which allow you to jump from the e-mail to a web page. So click on the links and get from the internet the information you want and need.

ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

In Wake of Terror Attacks New Scrutiny for Students
Carl R. Baldwin writes about the changes being implemented in the student visa program in the wake of the events of September 11.

Immigration News

Indefinite Detention of Excludable Alien Permissible
In Carballo v. Luttrell, No. 99-5698 (6th Cir. Oct. 11, 2001), the court found that the Supreme Court's decision Zadvydas did not change the law regarding the potentially indefinite detention of an excludable alien, so the court was barred from considering Petitioner's second habeas petition.

Prior Conviction Not Required in Indictment
The court in US v. Alaniz-Rivera, No. 01-4015 (10th Cir. Oct. 10, 2001), rejected the argument that because the fact of a prior conviction was not contained in the indictment and not submitted to a jury or proved beyond a reasonable doubt, Defendant's enhanced sentence for being found in the US after having been deported subsequent to an aggravated felony violated due process.

Immigrant Visas for Foreign Broadcasters
The INS has published an interim rule and request for comments establishing the procedure under which the International Broadcasting Bureau of the United States Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), or a BBG grantee organization, may file special fourth preference immigrant petitions for foreign language alien broadcasters.

Burma Removed from GVWP
The INS has adopted without change the interim rule published in the Federal Register on January 3, 2001, that removed Burma (internationally recognized as the Union of Myanmar) from the list of countries authorized to participate in the Guam Visa Waiver Program (GVWP).

Comment Request on I-765
The INS requests comments on the I-765, Employment Authorization Document

GAO Testimony on Securing America's Borders
Randolph C. Hite, director, information technology systems issues, gave testimony before the Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims, House Committee on the Judiciary, on "Securing America's Borders: INS Faces Information Technology Planning and Implementation Challenges."

Senate Subcommittee to Examine Immigration Controls
The Senate Subcommittee on Immigration is scheduled to hold hearings at 10:00 a.m. on October 17 to examine effective immigration controls to deter terrorism.

Rep. Tancredo Speaks about Border Integrity
Rep. Tancredo speaks about the "problems we are encountering in this country as a result of our inability to develop over the past several years a mechanism, some way or other, to actually have borders with integrity."

Immigration in the Press

South Carolina AG Proposes Two-Pronged Attack on Illegal Immigration
The Attorney General of South Carolina proposed a "two-pronged attack on illegal immigration" in South Carolina. In addition to offering legislation empowering South Carolina law enforcement officers to makes arrests for criminal violations of the federal immigration laws, the Attorney General said that his office is currently in preliminary discussions with the INS to reach an agreement allowing South Carolina law enforcement officers to be deputized as INS agents for full enforcement of the federal immigration laws.

This Day in Immigration

From October 12, 2000

"More than one person has contacted our offices saying that they had been told by INS that 245(i), the provision of law which allowed some people otherwise ineligible to adjust status, to do so upon payment of a $1000 fee. We called INS and spoke with two live beings, one of whom identified himself as an information officer. He said they had not received any information from the Department of Justice on 245(i), and if it were so it would be posted in the INS web site. Our guess is that someone at INS heard of the passage of S. 2045 and in a burst of enthusiasm or lapse of attention conflated S. 2045 with 245(i). Whatever the source of the rumor, it is evidence that the INS is not a reliable source for the interpretation of or information on immigration law."

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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 818 415 2678 any time and send email/resume to:

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.

MidSouth Chapter's Fall CLE Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville Nov. 2 & 3. The title is "Where the Newest Rubber Meets the Road," because the conference will have its traditional professionally intimate setting conducive to lively questioning of the speakers (and erudite comments from the attendees) so that participants come away with the answers to their questions and with practical solutions to the newest situations posed by new laws, regulations and procedures. For agenda, registration form and details, click here.

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