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Immigration Daily
Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
December 5, 2001
Previous Issues

Editor's Comments

The most popular articles for the month of November were:

  1. Recent Developments and Updates on Travel Issues for Non-Citizen Workers by Tien-Li Loke Walsh and Bernard P. Wolfsdorf
  2. Noncitizens Must Have Documents Verifying Their Status At All Times by Cyrus D. Mehta
  3. INS Issues Regulations Governing New "V" Visa Category by Carl Shusterman
  4. Attack on America - Immigration Update by Greg Siskind and Amy Ballentine
  5. "A Moveable Feast": An Analysis of Adjustment of Status Portability Under AC21 (Part IV) by Angelo A. Paparelli and Janet J. Lee
Also very popular were:

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ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

The ABCs of Immigration - Consular Processing for Nonimmigrant Visas
Greg Siskind and Amy Ballentine discuss nonimmigrant visa processing US consulates in light of the recent State Department announcement that it was halting third country national processing at consulates in Canada and Mexico.

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Immigration News

Brief Hiatuses Can Be Freedom from Official Restraint
In US v. Ramos-Godinez, No. 01-50043 (9th Cir. Dec. 4, 2001), the court found that two brief hiatuses in the observation of the Defendant by the Border Patrol were sufficient for a jury to determine that the Defendant was free from official restraint and so had made an entry into the US.

Commissioner Ziglar Memo on USA Patriot Act
INS Commissioner Ziglar has issued a memo summarizing the immigration provisions of the USA Patriot Act by subtitle.

National Guard to Augment Border Patrol
In an effort to strengthen security on the 4,000 mile border between the US and Canada, Attorney General Ashcroft announced that the US Border Patrol will be augmented by the National Guard on the Northern Border. The two phase program will include personnel, intelligence and air support.

US-Canada Statement on Border Priorities
Attorney General Ashcroft, Solicitor General of Canada Lawrence MacAulay, and Canadian Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Eleanor Caplan, have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation that addresses common border security and immigration priorities along the US-Canada border.

Customs and INS: Random Inspection Programs Can Be Strengthened
In a report to the Commissioners of the INS and the Customs Service, the General Accounting Office recommends that the agencies consider refresher training for inspectors and explore opportunities to for combining the Customs Compliance Measurement Examination (COMPEX) and Inspections Traveler Examination (INTEX) programs.

Cosponsor Recognizes Korean Immigration
Sen. Smith has been added as a cosponsor of S. Res. 185, a resolution recognizing the historical significance of the 100th anniversary of Korean immigration to the US.

Comment Request on Extension of Immigration Status Confirmation
The Department of Education requests comments on the extension of Student Assistance General Provisions--Subpart I--Immigration Status Confirmation.

Extension of Comment Period on I-538
The INS has extended for 30 days the period for comments on the I-538, Certification by Designated School Official.

Immigration in the Press

Amnesty for Aliens on Agenda of AFL-CIO
According to the Washington Post for the first time in its history, the AFL-CIO is submitting the issue of amnesty for illegal aliens to a vote of its member unions for adoption as official policy.

ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Chat with Robert Perkins
Robert Perkins will answers questions on all aspects of immigration law on Wednesday, December 5, 2001, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. Questions will be accepted beginning 15 minutes before the start of the chat.

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This Day in Immigration

From December 5, 2000

"Stop Time Rule Constitutional In Ashki v. INS, No. 99-3857 (6th Cir. Dec. 4, 2000), the court rejected the argument that applying the stop time rule to end the period of continuous physical presence when Petitioner was served with an Order to Show Cause in 1986 was a violation of the constitutional rights to equal protection and due process, and found that the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) did not abuse its discretion when it decided that since Petitioner could not show the requisite physical presence it need not consider the other factors in her suspension case."

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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 p.m.. The CLE includes 7.5 hours of credit with .5 hours of Substance Abuse. For details, click here.

Des Moines, Iowa. Basic intensive immigration legal training seminar to be held January 14-18, 2002, at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Des Moines. Sharply discounted room rates of $49/night plus tax for single or double at the downtown Marriott. Call 800/228-9290 for room reservations and mention the immigration legal training seminar. Sponsored by the Midwest Legal Immigration Project and the Immigrant Legal Resources Center. For more information, call Cyndy Bolsenga, 515/271-5730 or fax 515/271-5757 or e-mail

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.
Editorial Advisory Board
Marc Ellis, Gary Endelman

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