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Immigration Daily
Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
March 5, 2002
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ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

Applying for E & L Spousal Work Authorization
Cyrus D. Mehta writes about the recent INS memo regarding applying for work authorization for spouses of E-1 and L-1 visa holders.

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Immigration News

The Implications of Transnational Terrorism for the Visa Waiver Program
Testimony before the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims at the Thursday, February 28, 2002, oversight hearing on “The Implications of Transnational Terrorism for the Visa Waiver Program,” included statements from Professor Yonah Alexander, Glenn A. Fine, Peter M. Becraft and William Norman.

Comment Requests for I-408, I-644, N-455 and Immigration Pilot Program
The INS is seeking comments on I-408, Application to payoff or discharge alien crewman, I-644, Supplementary statement for graduate medical trainees, N-455, Application for transfer of petition for naturalization, and Notice of Immigration Pilot Program.

Extension of Comment Period for INS Fees, G-845, I-693 and I-730
The INS is extending for 30 days the comment period on Immigration User Fees, and for 60 days the comment period on the G-845 and G-845 Supplement, Document verification request and document verification request supplement, I- 693, Notice of Appeal of Decision under Section 210 or 245A of the Immigration and Nationality Act, and I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition.

Country Reports for 2001
The State Department has published the "Country Reports on Human Rights Practices" for 2001.

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Immigration in the Press

Police May Soon be Able to Arrest Illegal Immigrants
The Florida Times-Union reports that Florida Domestic Security Chief Steve Lauer said he expects the state to join an unprecedented relationship with the federal government that would allow police to arrest illegal immigrants.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:

The arguments of Mr. Baer, D. V. M. are most accurate and more still, very logical and practical. I too know personally many Mexicans in my community in California. (I am not Mexican but Puertorican.) The people I know are hard working members of our community, have strong families, are honest and most have been living in the community for many years. Many of the young ones come to join older established family members. (By the way, there is no crime in our community except very minor offenses.)

The employers I know express that they wouldn't be able to do without their Mexican employees. But further still, they are a strong market element thus being a positive contributing factor to the economy. They pay taxes and most also pay Social Security taxes, even if they won't get benefits from it. I want to add this element to the very well brought argument of MR. Baer. And, please ask the President to put his actions where his words are.

Magdalena Villaronga

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Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, CA is hosting the 19th Annual International Law Symposium entitled "Crossing National Borders: Immigration Law & Policy in the 21st Century," March 8th and 9th. For details, click here. [Long Download].

The Fed. Bar Assoc. will be having its 2d Annual Immigration Seminar on Law and Procedure on March 11, 2002 at 5:00 p.m.-9:50 p.m.. It will be located at 530 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor, NY, NY. Speakers will include Hon. Margaret McManus (EOIR, NY), Cathy Marks (Chief, Immigration Unit, US Attorneys Off., SDNY), Jonathon Sack(Chief, Civil Div., US Attorneys Off., SDNY), Frederick W. Strasser (Proskauer & Rose LLP), Hon. Alan Vomacka, (EOIR, NY), Michael DiRaimondo (Private Practice,NY), Hon. Willaim Strasser (EOIR, NJ). There will be remarks by M. Barry Levy (Pres., Empire State Chapter, Federal Bar Association) and by Amy Gell (Chairman, Immigration Law Comm., Empire State Chapter, Federal Bar Assoc.) This course is good for four credits. For further inofromation please contact Amy Gell (212) 619 2859 or Hon. William Strasser (973) 645-3525.

The second annual New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) Seminar that will be run in conjunction with AILA on Wednesday March 20, 2002, 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.

The Midwest Legal Immigration Project is continuing its endeavor to provide basic immigration legal training to attorneys and paralegals practicing immigration law, or who wish to begin the practice of immigration law. Our next intensive week long basic legal immigration training seminar is scheduled for May 13-17, 2002, at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Des Moines. The seminar is co-sponsored by the Immigration Legal Resource Center of San Francisco. Successful graduates will receive assistance in applying for BIA accreditation if they wish. The seminar is accredited for 30 hours of CLE and 2 hours ethics for attorneys. The Marriott Hotel is offering sharply discounted rooms for $49/night plus tax. Call 1-800-228-9290 for room reservations and mention the immigration legal training seminar. For more information, call Jim Benzoni at 515-271-5730; fax 515-271-5757; or e-mail

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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