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Immigration Daily
Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
December 7, 2001
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Tips for Traveling in Uncertain Times
Ellen H. Badger, Director of the Office of International Student and Scholar Services at Binghamton University, State University of New York since 1986, provides useful information for international students who have to travel.

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Immigration News

Arrest and Deportation Stand Despite Clerical Error
In US v. Mendez-Casillas, No. 99-30266 (9th Cir. Dec. 6, 2001), the court rejected the argument that a clerical error in a deportation order precluded a conviction for being an alien found in the United States after having been deported.

No Bond for Al Najjar
The court in Al Najjar v. Ashcroft, No. 00-14947 (11th Cir. Nov. 28, 2001), determined that since Al Najjar's deportation order was on grounds completely unrelated to any secret evidence, the Attorney General possessed unquestioned authority to detain Al Najjar without bond as he executes that order without regard to any classified information.

Immigration Help for Victims of Terrorism
Senators Corzine and Toricelli introduced S. 1774, a bill to accord honorary citizenship to the alien victims of September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and to provide for the granting of citizenship to the alien spouses and children of certain victims of such attacks, and S. 1776, a bill to provide for the naturalization of Deena Gilbey.

Hate Crime Legislation to Protect Immigrants
Rep. Owens calls for support of the Hate Crimes Prevention Act to help protect immigrants who have been the victims of discrimination since the September 11 attacks.

Strengthening Border Security
Rep. Graves urges bolstering the technology and intelligence capabilities at our ports of entry to strengthen our border security and monitor foreign nationals, particularly those on student visas visiting our country.

39 Organizations on the USA PATRIOT Act's "Terrorist Exclusion List"
State Department Deputy Spokesman Philip Reeker has announced 39 Organizations on the USA PATRIOT Act's "Terrorist Exclusion List."

Immigration in the Press

Immigration Act Not Retroactive, Federal Judge in New York Declares
According to, a federal judge in Manhattan, in a matter of first impression, ruled an immigration law enacted in 1996 cannot be applied retroactively to crimes committed before the act went into effect.

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This Day in Immigration

From December 7, 2000

"Final Rule on Asylum Procedures The Department of Justice has issued a final rule governing asylum claims effective January 5, 2001."

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Marc Ellis, Gary Endelman

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