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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
November 12, 2001
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Maurice A. (Maury) Roberts, a major figure in the field of immigration, recently passed away. Mr. Roberts served in the Department of Justice handling important immigration matters during World War II and the cold war. During the 1960s and 70s he was Chairman of the Board of Immigration Appeals. He then went on to work at Interpreter Releases for 25 years. Juan Osuna, former managing editor of Interpreter Releases and currently a member of the Board of Immigration Appeals offers a personal reminiscence of this man who was so influential in the field of immigration for so long.

We have added to the "Immigration Implications of September 11th Tragedy" seminar page the citations for the first and second teleconferences. You can still sign up to participate in the third teleconference of the three-part teleconference and e-mail seminar and receive cassette tapes of the first two teleconferences. Part of the teleconference will be devoted to whatever immigration related legislation has been passed by Congress and possibilities for immigration related legislation next year. To sign up on line, click here. If you prefer to sign up by FAX, click here.

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Immigration Articles on ILW.COM

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ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

"A Moveable Feast": An Analysis of Adjustment of Status Portability Under AC21 (Part II)
Angelo A. Paparelli and Janet J. Lee discuss the effective date and "same or similar occupational classification" for adjustment of status under AC21.

In Memoriam: Maurice A. (Maury) Roberts
Juan Osuna offers a tribute to Maurice A. (Maury) Roberts who was, in the words of Senator Edward Kennedy, "Mr. Immigration."

Immigration News

Fiasco at INS
Rep. Deal, referring to a report from the Office of the Inspector General which found that 11 percent of aliens paroled into the US for deferred inspection never showed up, asked President Bush to "do something about the fiasco that exists in the INS."

Enhancing Border Security Bill
Sen. DeWine anticipates that S. 1618, the "Enhanced Border Security Act," and S. 1627, the "Visa Entry Reform Act" will be reconciled into a comprehensive border security bill.

Alien Terrorist Removal Act of 2001
Proposed amendments to the Intelligence appropriations bill include the "Alien Terrorist Removal Act of 2001."

Request for Grant Proposals
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) invites applicants to submit proposals for J-1 programs that encourage the growth of democratic institutions in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Immigration in the Press

Let the "Ashcroft Raids" Begin
Pat Buchanan writes in WorldNet Daily that the "president and Congress should impose an immediate time-out on all immigration, shift the 90-10 pro-Third World bias in immigration to 50-50 First World/Third World, and begin the systematic deportation of illegal aliens."

ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Chat with Steven Riznyk
Steven Riznyk will answers questions on all aspects of immigration law on Monday, November 12, 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 November 10, 2000

"ILW.COM holds regular chat sessions about immigration law. These chats give people an opportunity to ask immigration questions of an immigration lawyer, or in the case of some of our special chats, an INS official. The chat sessions are no substitute for legal advice in a particular case, but they offer visitors an opportunity to get an answer to about immigration law in general. The chat transcripts page is a major resource for immigration law information. The attorneys who participate in chat session find it a way not only to increase their stature in the field, but to reach a wide audience of potential clients. Attorneys can sign up for a chat session by contacting We provide the chat room, you do the talking."

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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.

On January 31st & February 1st 2002, the National Immigration Forum will host its inaugural conference A Nation of Immigrants in the 21st Century: Moving Forward in a Time of New Challenges. The conference will be held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. For details, click here. For registration form, click here.

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