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Immigration Daily October 17, 2002
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Immigration Daily readers might find interesting a nugget buried in a news item in the Rocky Mountain News concerning Sen. Campbell (R-CO) that we linked to in our September 30, 2002 issue. The news article said "Campbell ... said his maternal grandfather was an illegal immigrant from Portugal for sneaking aboard a ship in 1898 and sailing to the new world, leaving his wife and kids behind for four years." It is heartening to note that a US Senator has first hand knowledge of undocumented immigration. Hopefully that will help others in Congress understand the reality of undocumented immigrants better as The Great Legalization Debate commences in earnest next year.


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The curriculum for the final seminar in "Paparelli on Cutting-Edge Issues in Business Immigration Practice" will include:

  • Defending your H-1B clients in DOL Wage & Hour Audits:
    • Responding to the 29 questions of the typical DOL investigator;
    • Taking curative actions to minimize exposure;
    • Preparing employees for interviews with DOL investigators;
    • Working with employment counsel on overtime and Fair Labor Standards Issues;
    • Reviewing and correcting I-9 files.
  • Immigration Issues in Dealing with the Social Security Administration:
  • Age-Outs in Employment-Based Cases:
    • Reconciling the Age-Out provisions of recently passed statutes (the USA Patriot Act and the Child Status Protection Act [CSPA]).
    • Analyzing and challenging the restrictive interpretations of the State Department's August 26, 2002 cable on the employment-based provisions of the Child Status Protection Act [see:]
    • Waiting for the other shoe to drop: What does the INS say about CSPA?
  • AR-11s and the Aliens' Lament:
    • "It's more than 10 days since I moved: Should I/Shouldn't I Report My Change of Address to the INS"?
    • Advising clients in an era of selective prosecution;
    • Analyzing potential criminal liability and exposure to removal;
    • Evaluating possible affirmative defenses;
    • Deciding on what and when to report (all prior addresses; the current address only; or only the next change of residence)?
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American Soil And Liberty
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Immigration Law News

INS Debunks Urban Legend On Student Registration
The Office of Community Programs at the INS issued a Foreign Student Advisory saying "Recently, foreign students may have been informed that they must report to the nearest INS office no later than October 30, 2002 for special registration interviews. This information is not correct."

House Debates Immigration Bills
The House of Representatives debated the Border Commuter Student Act of 2002, Persian Gulf War POW/MIA Accountability Act of 2002, and the Sober Borders Act.

Rep. Levin Calls For Meaningful Immigration Reforms
Rep. Levin (D-MI) said "Congress can and must help Hispanic Americans by pursuing fair and meaningful immigration reforms"

INS Testimony To House Immigration Subcommittee
INS offered testimony on Hesham Mohamed Ali Hedayet before the House Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Claims

Hazed Windows Shielding Aliens On Little Traveled Route Is Wilful Transportation Of Illegal Aliens
In US v. Perez-Gonzalez, No. 01-3594 (6th Cir. Oct. 16, 2002), the court held that the Defendant wilfully transported illegal aliens with the specific intent of furthering their illegal presence in the US since, inter alia, the glass of the van he drove was hazed to prevent others from seeing the aliens inside, and the van took a longer route which was less patrolled by the INS than the obvious route to his destination.

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11 Immigrants Die Horribly
The New York Times reports on 11 undocumented immigrants found dead in a rail car "Whether they suffocated, starved or succumbed to the heat, the authorities do not know, only that they died horribly, and unnoticed."

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:
Recently on your website you said that H.R. 2215 was passed by both senate and house and waiting for the president's signature. Could you please let me know the current status of the bill? What happens if it does not get signed before congress adjourns?

Kiran Lagisetty

Editor's Note: We understand that the bill has not yet been sent to the President for signature due to possible technical corrections. The bill can be signed into law regardless of whether Congress is in session or not.

Dear Editor:
I did not receive my copy of today's Immigration Daily (October 16, 2002). I hope that I have not been omitted from the list of attorneys receiving the daily immigration news. My email address is [DELETED]. I had been receiving Immigration Daily for the past 1-1/2 years; is there a reason why I did not receive it today. Thank you for your assistance.

Brenda J. Oliver, Esq.
Fulbright & Jaworski LLP

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