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Immigration Daily

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Immigration Daily
Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
January 2, 2002
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Editor's Comments

Recently we have received a few letters addressed to the editor along the lines of, "Thank you for providing this useful service. I need to file a petition for..." or "I filed my petition ages ago...." Unfortunately we cannot offer advice in specific cases. The first reason is lack of resources. The editorial staff to research, write and publish the Daily consists of one person. The second reason is one of having a sound business model. We are not a law firm and do not provide legal services. Our customers are the attorneys who become members of the site, and use our Case Tracking and IFillForms software.

We continue to provide at no cost all the primary source immigration law material available, as well as articles and letters about all aspects of immigration law. Visitors who need help with their individual cases may use this material to educate themselves, and make sure time spent with a lawyer is used efficiently. To find a lawyer for your case you can use the Directory of Attorneys. You can also ask a question in chat with lawyers, or post your query on the discussion board. We continue to welcome letters on all aspects of immigration law and policy at

The entire ILW.COM team wishes each and every one of you a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!

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Tip of the Day

Making ILW.COM Your Home Page

For a Web user, the home page is the first Web page that is displayed after starting a Web browser such as Netscape's Navigator or Microsoft's Internet Explorer. A number of our site readers have made ILW.COM their home page for their Internet Explorer or Netscape browser. Making ILW.COM your home page is a convenient way to keep up with the latest immigration news. It is also useful to have ILW.COM as you home page if you need quick access to government processing times, the visa bulletin, immigration forms, 245(i), the Attorney Directory or any other immigration related information. Here's how to make ILW.COM your home page:

In Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or Higher:

  1. In the Tools menu, choose Internet Options
  2. In the Home Page area, type in
  3. Click OK. From then on, when you start up Internet Explorer, ILW.COM
  4. will be your starting point.

In Microsoft Internet Explorer 4 or Less:

  1. In the View menu, choose Options.
  2. Click on the Start and Search Pages tab. (note: some versions have a Navigation tab instead of a Start and Search Pages tab.)
  3. Choose Start Page in the popup menu.
  4. In the Home Page area, type in
  5. Click OK. From then on, when you start up Internet Explorer, ILW.COM will be your starting point.

In Netscape Navigator:

  1. In the Edit menu, choose Preferences.
  2. Select Navigator on the left side of the pop-up box.
  3. Under the Home Page area, in Location, type in
  4. Click on OK. From then on, when you start up Navigator, ILW.COM will be your starting point.

Once you've set this up, ILW.COM will be the first page retrieved when you access the Internet on your computer, and whenever you need to return to ILW.COM, just click on "Home" (the button with a picture of a house on it) on your browser's tool bar and you'll come back to ILW.COM.

ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

Third Circuit Court of Appeals Holds Mandatory Detention Unconstitutional
Parastou Hassouri of the law offices of Cyrus D. Mehta writes about the Third Circuit's recent decision in Patel v. Zemski, No. 01-2398 (3rd Cir. Dec. 19, 2001), .

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Immigration News

AILA/EOIR Liaison Committee Minutes
The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) has made available the minutes from the AILA/EOIR Liaison Committee covering issues important to all who appear before the EOIR.

Immigration in the Press

According to, it's hardly news that foreign nationals have long been slipping across the border with bogus papers, and visitors who arrive in the US legitimately often overstay their legal welcomes with impunity, but since September 11 this laxness toward immigration fraud may be about to change.

ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Chat with Kevin Dixler
Kevin Dixler will answers questions on all aspects of immigration law on Wednesday, January 2, 2002, 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 January 2, 2001

"No Collateral Attack Without Showing Prejudice In US v. Suazo-Martinez, No, DKC 2000-0371 (Md. Dec. 20, 2000), the Defendant was charged with reenty after deportation for an aggravated felony. The court rejected the collateral attack on the underlying deportation on the grounds that the change in the definition of an aggravated was retroactive, so even if his offense would not have been an aggravated felony at the time of the offense he could not now show prejudice."

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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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