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Immigration Daily
Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
December 10, 2001
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Tip of the Day

Immigration Articles on ILW.COM

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ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

"A Moveable Feast": An Analysis of Adjustment of Status Portability Under AC21 (Finale)
In the final installment of this article from Angelo A. Paparelli and Janet J. Lee, we reprint the entire article including ethical considerations and the authors' conclusions.

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Immigration News

No Parole Without Approval
According to a November 14, 2001, memorandum from Michael A. Pearson, Executive Associate Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, aliens, "shall not be paroled for deferred inspection, otherwise paroled...or granted a waiver of any documentary requirements without the express approval of the District Director, Deputy District Director, Assistant District Director for Inspections, or Assistant District Director for Examinations." [Courtesy of Angelo A. Paparelli].

INS Restructuring Director Announced
INS Commissioner James W. Ziglar has named Richard B. Cravener as Director of the Office of INS Restructuring.

Sen. Toricelli Support Relief for Terrorism Victims
Sen. Toricelli spoke in favor of 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.

Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions
President Bush has determined after appropriate consultations with Congress to authorize the admission of up to 70,000 refugees during FY 2002 apportioned as follows: Africa 22,000, East Asia 4,000, Eastern Europe 9,000, Former Soviet Union 17,000, Latin America/Caribbean 3,000, Near East/South Asia 15,000.

Extension of Comment Request Periods on INS Forms
The INS has extended for 30 days the comments period on the I-92, Aircraft/Vessel Report, I-418, Passenger List, Crew List, I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur, I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, N-600/N0643, for Transmission of Citizenship Through a Grandparent, and N-643, Application for Certification of Citizenship in Behalf of an Adopted Child.

Immigration in the Press

Closed Immigration Hearings Criticized as Prejudicial
The New York Times [registration required] under a rule imposed without public announcement soon after the September 11 attacks, immigration courts from coast to coast are conducting scores of hearings in secret, with court officials forbidden even to confirm that the cases exist. [To read the rule, click here.]

ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Chat with Fariba Faiz
Fariba Faiz will answers questions on all aspects of immigration law on Monday, December 10, 2001, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. Questions will be accepted beginning 15 minutes before the start of the chat.

"Immigration Implications of September 11th tragedy" Attend the at-cost seminar series moderated by Stephen Yale-Loehr. Click here for more info or to signup online. Click here for more info or to signup by fax

This Day in Immigration

From December 8, 2000

"Asylum Denied to Indian Christian In Ambati v. INS, No. 99-3211 (7th Cir. Dec. 7, 2000), the court affirmed the denial of a request for asylum and withholding by a Christian from India. The Petitioner failed to establish past persecution as he had worked in a government job and worshipped without interference before coming to the US, and failed to show a sufficient change in country conditions to justify a fear of future persecution."

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West Group, the preeminent provider of information to the U.S. legal market, has an opportunity for a skilled attorney editor to join our team in the heart of Washington, D.C. The attorney editor will contribute to West Group's immigration law publications and products, primarily Interpreter Releases, the leading immigration law periodical in the U.S. In addition to an LL.B. or J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school, qualified candidates must have excellent writing, editing, and analytical skills, sound editorial judgment, and the ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively in a team environment. Experience in immigration law is preferred. The position requires the ability to interpret, analyze, and communicate both current news developments and detailed legal material in a clear and concise manner under a tight weekly deadline. Strong computer and organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and roles are essential. Product administration skills are also required, including for print and online delivery. We are not accepting paper, e-mailed, or faxed resumes. If you are interested in applying for this position, please apply through our website at Please also attach your writing sample (preferably in Word for Windows format) to your online resume, if possible, or fax or mail the sample separately to: Betty James, West Group, 901 Fifteenth St., NW, Suite 1010, Washington, D.C. 20005. No phone calls, please. Equal Opportunity Employer

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.
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Marc Ellis, Gary Endelman

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