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Immigration Daily
Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
January 31, 2002
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Editor's Comments

The INS has released the chapter on Immigrants from the 1999 Statistical Yearbook of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. The 68 pages are replete with charts, graphs and tables with statistics on those admitted or adjusted to permanent resident status since, for some of the tables, 1820. Just as those fighting a battle do not get an overall view of the war, those on the front lines of immigration issues may not have a clear sense of the actual trends and numbers. Grounding discussion of immigration policy on data rather than emotional epithets can move the discussion forward in a constructive way.

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ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

Visa Issues for Nonimmigrant Spouses
Cyrus D. Mehta writes about the recent legislation allowing spouses of L and E visa holder to work, and other issues for nonimmigrant spouses.

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Immigration News

Visa Not Permission from Attorney General
The court in US v. Armendariz-Bustamante, No. 01-4526 (4th Cir. Jan. 29, 2002), upheld Defendant's conviction for being found in the US without the permission of the Attorney General after having been deported, and determined that obtaining a visa did not constitute permission from the Attorney General.

Prior Conviction Need not be Proved
In US v. Nava-Hernandez, No. 01-4136 (10th Cir. Jan. 29, 2002), the court rejected the argument that the fact of a prior conviction needed to be presented to a jury and proved beyond a reasonable doubt in order to enhance a sentence for being found in the US after having been deported.

FY99 Immigrants
The INS has released the chapter on Immigrants from the 1999 Statistical Yearbook of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

INS Commissioner Ziglar to Address NIF
INS Commissioner Ziglar and Sen. Edward Kennedy will address the National Immigration Forum, Friday, February 1 at the Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.

Rep. Stearns Calls for Tighter Immigration Laws
Rep. Stearns calls on his "colleagues in both the House and the Senate to strengthen our border security, tighten our existing immigration laws, and to provide those fighting to end illegal immigration with the tools and resources necessary to defeat terrorism."

Immigration in the Press

Debate Continues Over Licensing Illegals to Drive
Foxnews reports that some lawmakers are coming up with an innovative solution for solving the problem of illegal immigrants driving on America's roads: They want to license them so they are no longer driving illegally.

Mexico Protests Shooting of Immigrant by Border Patrol Near Douglas
The Arizona Central reports that Mexico protested the Monday shooting of a Mexican immigrant by a US Border Patrol agent near Douglas, AZ.

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This Day in Immigration

From January 31, 2001

"H-1B Dependent Employer: Wake Up and Act OR What Do You Do After You Have Been Hit on the Head? Mira Mdivani offers practical suggestions for H-1B dependent employers on how to handle the new H-1B regulations."

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:

I wish to take exception to Daniel Kowalski's letter of January 25, 2002, castigating ILW.COM for publishing the 01-22-02 CIS Press Release: "Census Bureau: Over 100,000 Illegal Aliens from the Middle East."

Mr. Kowalski characterized this press release as "xenophobic, race-baiting scapegoating at its worst" but presented no information to show that this press release was inaccurate or misleading. Had he done so, I would have had no issue with his letter.

Too many persons in the immigration debate have little tolerance for any information that conflicts with their own point of view. As an Immigration Officer, I am caught in the middle of this debate. I access several immigration related web sites every day to increase my understanding of the issues involved. I want to be able to see these issues from various points of view, especially those that might differ from my perspective. ILW.COM helps me to understand these different points of view. I hope that ILW.COM will not comply with Mr. Kowalski's request to filter out information that conflicts with his point of view.

Keep up the good work!

Thank You

Bruce Mulraney
Dallas, TX

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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.

Sessions on immigration law enforcement, challenges to unlawful arrests and suppressing evidence in immigration proceedings will be part of the conference on Representing Immigrant Children, to be held in El Paso, Texas, Feb. 20-22. Visit Mexican Immigration Office and Child Protective Services in Ciudad Juarez, MEXICO. The training will also cover the immigration impacts of criminal conduct and juvenile delinquency, cutting edge political asylum claims for children, special immigrant juvenile status and other issues related to representing immigrant children. Trainers include Barbara Hines, University of Texas School of Law, Austin; Lynn Coyle and Rebecca Bernhardt, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law of Texas; Chris Nugent of the American Bar Association; Holly Cooper, Florence Project; Angela Lloyd, Covenant House, Newark; Mony-Ruiz Velasco, Chicago. El Paso is located on the Texas-New Mexico-Mexico border, at the southern tip of the Rockies, in the Chihuahua Desert, about one hour from White Sands National Monument, three hours from Carlsbad Caverns and other historic and natural sites. For more information contact: Sofia Munoz, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, or University of Texas at El Paso, 915-747-8866, or, in Dallas, Natalia Walter

Immigration...The Times They Are A Changin' February 28, March 1 2002, SeaTac DoubleTree Hotel, 18740 Pacific Hwy. So., Seattle. This year's expanded seminar has been revamped to maximize information sharing with government speakers and experienced practitioners. More government speakers, larger facilities, and exciting new roundtable discussions will educate and challenge attendees of all experience levels. Attendees new to immigration will receive a comprehensive, practical and clear overview in virtually all areas of immigration law. Advanced attendees will learn how to incorporate the new laws and procedures into their daily practice. In addition, all attendees will learn to resolve complex matters so unique that they cannot be researched in traditional periodicals. To Register or view the full program brochure click here. For questions or more information call Denise at: (206) 340-2578

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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