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Immigration Daily August 21, 2002
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Editor's Comments

Previous ILW.COM seminars with Angelo Paparelli were well received by immigration attorneys across the country. Mr. Paparelli reveals hidden subtleties and provides in-depth commentary on many complex issues in business immigration. In his forthcoming seminar course, Mr. Paparelli is joined by a distinguished group of guest speakers - Margaret Catillaz, Bryan Funai, Pete Larrabee, Alan Tafapolsky, Nathan Waxman (other guest speakers to be announced). The first seminar session this month will cover the unsuspected intricacies in INS's new concurrent filing rule - "the Gems and the Thorns." This is one of the few areas of business immigration currently in great demand by clients. Fortify your knowledge with this seminar.

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Lynn Calder Will Speak At Immigration Overview Seminar

Lynn Calder, a partner at Allen and Pinnix, P.A., will be the guest speaker for the "Overview of the Immigration Process Seminar" led by Robert Divine on August 26th. Immigration lawyers spend much time on the ever-changing rules of eligibility for visas, permanent residence, and citizenship. But at the heart of immigration practice is the process for obtaining and keeping these benefits. ILW.COM has invited Robert Divine to present a seminar series on the immigration process. Mr. Divine is the author of Immigration Practice, a well-respected, readable, 1,400 page handbook treatise on all aspects of immigration law that was just published in its 2002 (8th) edition, available at Mr. Divine is the recently re-elected Chair of the 5 state "MidSouth" chapter of the the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and he is known for his no-nonsense, highly practical approach to discussing how to handle immigration problems.

This series would be a particularly good opportunity for attorneys and their paralegals efficiently to listen together as a training tool, and perhaps serve as a springboard for further in-house discussion and training about particular problems. Of course, it will be extremely helpful for relatively inexperienced immigration lawyers, and even experienced immigration lawyers will find Mr. Divine's overview of the process to be a helpful review.

For the seminar course syllabus and speaker bios, please click here. Don't delay! The Registration Deadline is August 21st!

Featured Article

Relief For Undocumented Aliens: Parole
Allen C. Ladd explores a thorny problem and proposes a creative solution saying "From an in-depth investigation into the nature of parole, and discussions with other practitioners, I have concluded that parole may be the key to adjustment for the undocumented-alien spouse."

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Immigration Law News

Airline Records Are Business Records
In US v. Fujii, No. 01-3455 (7th Cir. Aug. 20, 2002), the court found that the district court did not err when it admitted Korean Airlines's check-in and reservation records against Defendant under the business record exception to the hearsay rule and that since Defendant admitted, that due to a mafia debt, he was helping a man bring three Chinese nationals without authentic passports through US Immigration at O'Hare airport, he was attempting to smuggle aliens into the US for private financial gain.

BIA May Not Summarily Dismiss When Notice Of Appeal Is Specific Even If Brief Not Filed
In Casas-Chavez v. INS, No. 00-71558 (9th Cir. Aug. 20, 2002), the court held that Petitioners' appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) provided the BIA with notice and should have resulted in the BIA addressing the merits of the appeal despite the Petitioners' failure to file a brief as indicated. The BIA had summarily dismissed the Petitioners' matter and the court remanded the case back to the BIA for consideration of the merits.

SEVP Releases SEVIS Newsletter
INS's Student and Exchange Visitor Program released the current edition of SEVIS-Smart, its newsletter covering SEVP developments and issues.

Customs Vessel Rammed By Boat With Undocumented
US Customs reported that a boat with 14 undocumented aliens attempted to ram a customs vessel in South Florida.

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Hispanics Increase Support For Republican Party
The Washington Times reports "Republicans stand to boost their share of the vote among Hispanics in the fall elections and beyond." This has considerable implications on immigration policy at the White House and in Congress.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:
I read the "Open Letter" of Gisela Boeker in ILW's August 20 issue with a smile. Any immigration practitioner knows that her letter is a "bunch of bunk". Reading the letter, one can come to only one conclusion . . . . if you want to immigrate to the United States, hire a qualified immigration lawyer. We all know that the INS has its problems, but in twenty-four years of practicing immigration law, I have never seen anything like what Ms. Boecker describes, and during the period of time to which she refers, I filed and adjusted many Labor Certification based employment applications in all four Service Center Regions without any problem whatsoever. My advice to any of your readers who are suffering at the "cruel hand" of the INS is to seek legal advice, and pay the price it take to resolve your problem . . . but also understand that under present law, not all immigration problems are solvable and not everyone is eligible to immigrate to the United States.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

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