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Immigration Daily
Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
November 20, 2001
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Tip of the Day

The Five Myths of Case Management explores five common myths about case management systems and offers guidance about how to use case management systems effectively.

ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

Immigration Advisory For American Airlines Crash Victims' Relatives
Cyrus D. Mehta writes about the immigration consequences of sudden disasters.

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Immigration News

Immigration Loophole
Rep. Duncan describes 245(i) as an immigration loophole and an amnesty which led to a rush of sham marriages before last April's deadline.

Immigration in the Press

Some Foreign Household Workers Face Enslavement
According to USA Today many immigrants hired to work as nannies and maids in private residences in the US are instead being forced into virtual bondage, where some are beaten, barred from leaving and denied basic medical care.

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This Day in Immigration

From November 20, 2000

"Repeal of Waiver not Impermissible In Richards-Diaz v. Fasano, No. 99-56530 (9th Cir. Nov. 17, 2000), the court found that with the enactment of IIRIRA Congress repealed discretionary waivers for proceedings commenced after April 1, 1997, except where Petitioner relied on such a waiver at the time he entered a plea."

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:

When, if ever will there ever be any legislation put forth for the thousands of us senior US citizens who've waited many, many years, 8, 10, 12, or more for our married daughters & sons to be allowed to came to the US? We are senior citizens, financially secure, while getting older, our married daughter has had an approved I-130 Immigrant Petition for 4 1/2 years. At the current rate of the progression in priority dates becoming current we'll both well be dead before their priority date becomes current, or is that the intention of the INS & the US government????

How would any government or elected official feel if separated from his daughter or son for 8, 10, 12 or more years , while all the while everyone else was let into the US, especially families of non-US citizens????

We, as US citizens, ask to be given the same equal treatment as the INS is giving non-US citizens, and allow our daughters and sons to wait in the USS for their priority date to become current , due to the fact we at present have waited, they have been on an approved list 4 1/2 years, separated from family going on 10 years.

Thank you for at least seeing the message even if nothing is ever done to correct the injustice of the US & the INS.

Julie & Mike

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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.

An Important disclaimer! The information provided on this page is not legal advice. Transmission of this information is not intended to create, and receipt by you does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers must not act upon any information without first seeking advice from a qualified attorney. Correspondence to Letters may be edited and may be published and otherwise used in any medium.
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Marc Ellis, Gary Endelman

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