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Immigration Daily
Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
April 1, 2002
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The recent Supreme Court decision in Hoffman Plastic Compounds, Inc. v. NLRB, No. 00-1595 (Mar. 27, 2002), the topic of "Implications of U.S. Supreme Court's Decision That NLRB Cannot Order Backpay to Unauthorized Aliens", is the latest in the increasing number of immigration matters being decided by the Court. The fact that more immigration issued are reaching the court is a result of two long term trends. The large numbers of immigrants in the past few decades have had an impact on many areas of American life, including litigation. The other is ever-increasing complexity of the immigration laws. As both these trends are likely to continue in the foreseeable future, we can look forward to more immigration matters being decided by the high court.

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Implications of U.S. Supreme Court's Decision That NLRB Cannot Order Backpay to Unauthorized Aliens
John J. Matchulat and Robert C. Divine summarize and discuss the implications of the recent Supreme Court decision in Hoffman Plastic Compounds, Inc. v. NLRB, No. 00-1595 (Mar. 27, 2002)

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Immigration News

No Basis to Reopen Where Changed Country Conditions Unsubstantiated
In Soumounou v. INS, No. 01-2192 (3rd Cir. Mar. 29, 2002), the court found that the Immigration Judge did not abuse his discretion in denying an untimely motion to reopen where Petitioner alleged a well-founded fear of persecution, but presented no additional material evidence or a statement that conditions in her country of origin had changed.

Legal Custody for Automatic Naturalization Defined Under State Law
The court in Bucknor v. Zemski, No. 01-3757 (E.D. Penn Mar., 2002), concluded its earlier decision about the automatic naturalization of a child under age 18 by determining that under the applicable state law, the naturalizing parent had legal custody even though he may not have had actual physical possession and control of the child.

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Immigration in the Press

ITAA Makes Counter-Terrorism Recommendations
According to the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) has sent a series of recommendations aimed at helping the INS and other government agencies improve the conduct of counter-terrorism operations through the use of integrated information technology.


Chat with Bob Beer
Attorney Bob Beer will answer questions on all aspects of immigration law on Monday, April 1, 2002, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. Questions will be accepted beginning 15 minutes before the start of the chat.

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"WHAT GOES UP, MUST COME DOWN!" A Business Immigration Seminar specifically designed for Corporate Immigration Personnel and Immigration Attorneys. Thursday, April 11, 2002, from 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Cadence Design Systems, Inc. - The Pebble Beach Room 2655 Seely Avenue (near River Oak Drive), Bldg. #5, San Jose, CA. For details and registration form 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

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