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Immigration Daily
Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
December 19, 2001
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ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

Assaults on Asian American Immigrants in Wake of Terror Attacks Show us at Our Worst
Carl R. Baldwin writes that since the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, the response of citizens of the United States has been both noble and compassionate, and ignoble and hateful.

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Immigration in the Press

Legal Residency Sought for Undocumented Victims' Families
According to the New York Times [registration required] a coalition of immigrant groups, labor unions and religious organizations is urging Congress to grant legal immigration status to the widows and children of several dozen illegal immigrants who died in the World Trade Center disaster.

Face of Immigration is Changing
The Indianapolis Start reports that researchers at the Center for Immigration Studies in New York who analyzed nearly a decade of population and immigration data found that while California, Florida and New York account for half of the country's foreign-born residents, Indiana is home to 11 new "Ellis Islands," in which new immigrants make up half or more of the foreign-born population.

ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Chat with Alka Bahal
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This Day in Immigration

From December 19, 2000

"Motion to Reopen Must Satisfy Time and Number Restrictions In In re Vienna I. Oparah, A71-798-305 (BIA December 15, 2000), the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) held that a motion to remand submitted during the pendency of an appeal from an Immigration Judge's denial of an untimely motion to reopen and filed after the entry of a final administrative decision does not cure the untimeliness of the initial motion to reopen, nor is it exempted from the numerical restriction that permits the filing of only one motion to reopen."

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Letters to the Editor

The following are in response to the Editor's Comments in the December 17, 2001, issue of Immigration Daily.

Dear Editor:

Heaven forbid we should use the proper term for someone, such as "alien." Next thing you know it might become acceptable to call them "illegal aliens," which is a proper term for between 6 and 11 million people in this country, depending on whose figures you use.

John H. Frecker
Baileyville, ME

Dear Editor:

I understood your explanation about the many nuances of the word alien. I also appreciate your respect towards people's sensitivity on your editor's note below. Wise approach!!

As Mr./Ms./Mrs. MH stated, it is up to us to make the changes and be conscientious about others. Many companies, including the one I work for, does not accept the term "alien" or "foreigner" being used in reference to someone born abroad, because it could be used with many different connotations. We have many scientists from abroad and they appreciate to be respected as so.

Your web page is very useful for us checking for news regarding immigration laws about hiring professionals from other countries. Those that are looking for an opportunity to look or talk down on someone else, in order to feel good about themselves, certainly do not miss this opportunity. Our great nation has been and will always be built by the talented minds born or not in the USA, as well as those that come here willing to work hard to keep our basic needs satisfied. They deserve our respect as we want ourselves to be respected.

Congratulations for your sensitivity.

Dr. C. Schwartz

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