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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
November 14, 2001
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Immigrant's Weekly

Some people may not need the thorough and detailed coverage of immigration news provided by Immigration Daily. For those people ILW.COM publishes the Immigrant's Weekly, a newsletter designed to provide the latest immigration news for immigrants. Instead of focusing on immigration law, Immigrant's Weekly is built around the immigrant experience and is intended to meet the needs of immigrants for immigration information. For the Immigrant's Weekly we sift through the week's immigration items to bring you the ones that affect your life and give you the immigration news you need to know.

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ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

Recent Developments and Updates on Travel Issues for Non-Citizen Workers Tien-Li Loke Walsh and Bernard P. Wolfsdorf offer and update on what the INS and Department of State are doing in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.

Immigration News

Review of INS Policy on Releasing Illegal Aliens Pending Deportation Hearing The Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs held a hearing on "Review of INS Policy on Releasing Illegal Aliens Pending Deportation Hearing" with testimony from Michael Pearson, Gustavo De LaVina, Mark Hall, Keith Olson and Eugene Davis.

Changes in Visa Issuance Policy
State Department Spokesman Richard Boucher explains changes in visa processing procedures.

Immigration in the Press

Must Government Share Evidence With Detainees?
An article on examines whether the government has the right to hold immigration violators without bail and for an indefinite period of time if they are deemed to be national security threats.

ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Chat with Shari Moidel
Shari Moidel will answers questions on all aspects of immigration law on Wednesday, November 14, 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 14, 2000

"Delay of INS Delegation to DOL of H-2 Program The INS and the DOL have delayed implementation of the July 14, 2000, final rule delegating the authority to adjudicate petitions for H-2A workers from the INS to the DOL. The final rule, which was to take effect on November 13, 2000, has been postponed to October 1, 2001."

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:

In your comments of October 30th, you note that "The PATRIOT USA Act is a great improvement over some original proposals which would have given the Attorney General authority to detain non-citizens indefinitely without opportunity for judicial review." You note also that "[n]o law can [be]expected to please everyone. These observations suggest that USA PATRIOT has carefully balanced enforcement and humanitarian concerns. What many don't seem to understand is that the bill's provision requiring that charges be brought within seven days of detention, does not prevent an individual, once charged, from being detained indefinitely. USA PATRIOT's capacity to jail innocent immigrants for indefinite periods of time without sufficient oversight and review remains troubling.

Stephanie Robinson, Staff Attorney
Asylum Representation Program
Lawyers Committee for Human Rights


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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.

The Federal Bar Association, North East Ohio Chapter in conjunction with the Cleveland Immigration and Naturalization Service, present the 2001 Immigration and Naturalization Seminar on December 7, 2001. This Seminar will address current developments impacting immigration law in response to the tragic events of September 11, 2001. The seminar will be held at the Marriott at Key Center, In Cleveland, Ohio from 7:30 am - 5:00 pm. The CLE includes 7.5 hours of credit with .5 hours of Substance Abuse. 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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