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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
November 16, 2001
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A distinctive element of the 3-part, at-cost seminar series "Immigration Implications of September 11th Tragedy" is a Q & A by e-mail. The large number of participants, close to 400 people have signed up, and limited time make a live Q & A during the teleconferences impractical. Participants may, however, submit questions to the speakers by e-mail. Their answers are then distributed to participants by list serv. We have posted on the web site answers by Angelo A. Paparelli and Cyrus Mehta as examples of the quality of the material presented. There is still time to sign up to participate in the final teleconference tentatively scheduled for December 7. You can sign up directly on line or by using the FAX order form.

The Senate has adopted the conference report on H.R. 2500, the appropriations bill for the Departments of Commerce, Justice and State.


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Attack on America - Immigration Update
Greg Siskind and Amy Ballentine provide an update on immigration issues in the wake of the September 11 attacks.

Immigration News

Definition of Aggravated Felony Retroactive
In Flores-Leon v. INS, No. 00-1128 (7th Cir. Nov. 14, 2001), the court rejected the argument that IIRIRA's definition of aggravated felony did not apply to convictions before the effective date of IIRIRA.

DOJ Announces INS Restructuring Plan
A press release from the Department of Justice describes the plan to restructure the INS.

Details of Restructuring Proposal
The INS Restructuring Proposal includes a proposed agency organization chart and charts of the Bureau of Immigration Appeals and Bureau of Immigration Enforcement.

INS Fact Sheet on Restructuring
A fact sheet from the INS sets forth the major points of the restructuring plan.

DOJ Press Release on Custody Review
The Department of Justice has published a press release on the interim rule amending INS's procedures for the review process of aliens who are subject to a final order of removal, deportation, or exclusion.

Appropriations for INS Office Space
Appropriations approved by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure include rent for INS offices in Miami and Phoenix.

INS's Process for Denying Aliens Entry into the US
Richard Stana, General Accounting Office Director, Justice Issues, presented testimony before the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, on the INS's Process for Denying Aliens Entry into the US.

Immigration in the Press

Feds Questioning 5,000 Male Foreigners
According to the Washington Post investigators are knocking on the doors of Middle Eastern visitors in the US and looking through the files of foreign students as part of a widening terrorism inquiry, sparking complaints about racial profiling.

This Day in Immigration

From November 16, 2000

"Untimely Filing is Ineffective Assistance of Counsel The court in Dearinger v. Reno, No. 98-35861 (9th Cir. Nov. 15, 2000), affirmed the circuit court's grant of habeas corpus, and found that where, due to counsel's error, an appeal was filed one day late, prejudice should be presumed therefore counsel provided ineffective assistance."

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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.

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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