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Immigration Daily
Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
February 12, 2002
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The e-mail version of February 11 issue of Immigration Daily contained a link to Part I of "September 11 Ushers in a New Era in Immigration Law and Practice" by Angelo A. Paparelli and John C. Valdez instead of Part II. The correct link for Part II is,0211-Paparelli.shtm.

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ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

Evidence of Source of Capital in Immigrant Investor Cases (Finale)
In the final installment in this series we reprint Lincoln Stone and Stephen Yale-Loehr's information on challenges to INS queries about the source of capital for immigrant investor visas, and provide the authors' conclusions.

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Immigration News

Alien Does Not Need to Enter Illegally to be Illegal
The court in US v. Francisco, No. 00-4770 (4th Cir. Feb. 11, 2002), found that an aliens do not have to have entered the US illegally for a Defendant to be found guilty of transporting illegal aliens for financial gain.

Court had no Jurisdiction to Stay Deportation
In Sharif v. Ashcroft, No. 01-2870 (7th Cir. Feb. 11, 2002), the court held that the district court had correctly determined that it had no jurisdiction to grant a request for a stay Petitioner's removal.

DOJ Initiative on Absconders
In response to recent media attention the Department of Justice issued a notice that it, "has begun a proactive initiative to locate and apprehend 314,000 absconders who have violated US immigration laws, been ordered deported, and are criminal fugitives from deportation."

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Immigration in the Press

Daschle, Gephardt Lend Ear to Hispanic Caucus
According to Roll Call Democratic leaders now call for the full legalization of anyone who arrived in this country before February 6, 2001, and for parity in the treatment of Central American and Caribbean immigrants, who have traditionally not received the same deference as immigrants from current or former communist nations, such as Cuba and Nicaragua.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:

"But these people pay taxes!" "They pay taxes!" That's the mantra of those who support and want to justify illegal immigration. Many of your recent letters to the editor parrot this line. But is paying taxes sufficient to gain legal status in this country? If that's so, why don't we begin selling permanent residence as part of our immigration laws? Come to think of it, we already have such a program, the investor visa program where wealthy aliens can invest $1 million to get green cards, But, of course, that's always attacked as being favoritism to the rich.

What the public (and many of my fellow immigration lawyers) have to understand is that the illegals' contributions to society may be far less than what they cost society. That is an issue the illegal-immigration sympathizers won't touch because it's too painful. Illegals and their children take in far more services than they pay in taxes. The majority of illegals make very low wages, perhaps in the range of $10,000 per year. At that level, they pay very low taxes if any. And those are the ones who even bother to file taxes. The services the illegals require which we, the rest of taxpayers, have to fund are far greater than what they pay into the system. I'm talking about health care, food stamps, rent supplements, legal services, general welfare, etc. Not only do they consume far more in government services than they pay in taxes, they are a main reason America must build new schools and hire more teachers, indefinitely. In California, illegals from Mexico and Central America have numerous babies, and go to public facilities to deliver them because they can't afford to pay for it. These costs add up for taxpayers. Illegal immigrants have become the principal propellants of the growth of the welfare state.

Michael D., Esq.

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Representing Immigrant Children and Challenging Unlawful Arrests, El Paso, Texas-Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, February 20-22, 2002. Sponsored by the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law of Texas, and the University of Texas, El Paso, Center for Law and Border Studies. Register early and save money. $200 for full three day conference if registration is received by January 30, 2002. To register by phone or for more information, contact the University of Texas, El Paso, Center for Law and Border Studies: Phone(915)747-8866 Fax: (915) 747-5538. The full conference agenda and registration information available on-line at: Texas and New Mexico CLE for attorneys available 0.6 CEU credits for social workers and counselors. Limited scholarship money available. For more information on scholarships, contact Sofia Munoz at the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights:, (915) 532-3370. Of particular importance post 9/11, this conference will address the issues related to immigration stops, arrests, suppression and detention, with the focus on children. For additional information: In El Paso, UTEP: 915-747-8866 Sofia Munoz, Lawyers Committee, (915) 532-3370. In Dallas: Natalia Walter, (214)559-4130.

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.

The second annual New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) Seminar that will be run in conjunction with AILA on Tuesday March 20, 2001, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Gateway Hilton in Newark, New Jersey. Speakers include: Dolores DeHaan, Betty Manfredonia, Paul Novak, Andrea Quarantillo, Susan Rauffer and William Yates. For details click here.

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