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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
November 6, 2001
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"For Zion, I Shall not be Silent"
Gary Endelman writes that now is not the time to be silent about the issue of undocumented workers.

Immigration News

Tracking International Students in Higher Education Policy Options and Implications for Students
On October 31, 2001, the House Committee on Education, Subcommittee on Select Education and Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness held a joint subcommittee hearing on "Tracking International Students in Higher Education Policy Options and Implications for Students" with opening statements from Chairman Hoekstra and Chairman McKeon and witness statements from Ms. Mary Ryan, Mr. Michael Becraft, Dr. David Ward, Dr. Gail Short Hanson and Ms. Julia Beatty.

H-1B Numbers from INS
The INS has approved 163,200 H-1B petitions against the 195,000 cap for FY 2001. At the end of the fiscal year, there were approximately 29,000 petitions pending that if approved, will be counted against the FY 2002 cap of 195,000.

Immigration in the Press

Ill-Fated Path to America, Jail and Death
The New York Times [registration required] reports that the recent death of a Pakistani while in INS custody had obligated the INS to do something it had not had to do during the 33 days it held him: talk about him publicly and explain the circumstances behind his arrest, detention and death.

This Day in Immigration

From November 6, 2000

"Asylum Granted When Persecution Motivated "at Least in Part" by Protected Ground In Gafoor v. INS, No. 98-71201, (9th Cir. Nov. 3, 2000) the Court concluded that the Board of Immigration Appeals's denial of asylum was not supported by substantial evidence since the Petitioner's testimony revealed that he was prosecuted, at least in part, on account of his race and an imputed political opinion. The court found that asylum may be granted if persecution is motivated, at least in part, by an actual or implied protected ground and remanded the case for a determination of whether recent events supported the Petitioner's fear that he will be persecuted if forced to return to Fiji."

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The Association of the Bar of the City of New York will be holding a symposium entitles "The Refugee Convention at 50: Assessing US Accomplishments and the Challenges Ahead." The speakers include Own Cooper, INS General Counsel, Arthur Helton, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Eduardo Arboleda of UNHCR and Mark Hetfield of Hebrew Immigration Aid Society. The moderator is Eleanor Acre of the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights. For details, click here.

Presented by the Practicing Law Institute, November 27, 2001, 6:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. PLI New York Training Center, 21st Floor 810 Seventh Avenue (between 52nd and 53rd Streets) New York City. For details, click here.

There will be a New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) seminar on Wednesday, December 5, 2001 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Brunswick Hilton in East Brunswick, New Jersey. The seminar titled, Corporate Immigration Law: For Attorneys, In-House Counsel, & Human Resources Personnel: H-1B Requirements, will feature updates on the latest H-1 legislation regulations and will discuss recent developments in the field. For details, click here.

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