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Immigration Daily December 16, 2002
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H-1B Seminar Will Cover Adjudications At INS Service Centers

The December session of "Cutting-Edge Topics In H-1B Practice" will cover adjudications at INS Service Centers. The curriculum for this session is as follows:

  • Responding to the dreaded RFE
  • Problematic Occupations: Marketing Analyst, Nurse Supervisor, etc.
  • Best practices for obtaining a credential evaluation
  • AC21 portability and gaps in employment
  • Representing the terminated H-1B employee in maintaining status
  • Representing the H-1B employer in financial difficulty
  • Tolling 6 year limit for time not spent in the US

The deadline to sign up is Monday, December 19th.

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Featured Article

H-1B Series: Preparing and Filing the H-1B Petition - Part 3
George N. Lester IV continues his discussion on the H-1B Petition.

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Immigration Law News

INS Communique
The INS Communique's June issue is now available and contains information on Attorney General Ashcroft's new rules governing entry of international visitors.

Absence Of Facts And Ambiguous Statments Give Circuit Court Jurisdiction To Review Sentencing Determination
In US v. Ortiz-De Mundo, No. 01-2465 (1st Cir. December 9, 2002), the court said that the district court's ambiguous statement at sentencing, and the absence of any reference to facts supporting the district court's decision on Defendant's argument for downward departure for a sentence for the offense of unlawful rentry after deportation, gave it jurisdiction to review the district court's determination.

Immigration Lawyer Convicted
The Washington Post reports "The head of a renowned immigration law firm was convicted yesterday on all 57 counts of a federal indictment accusing him of a massive fraud scheme in which illegal immigrants paid thousands of dollars to seek permission to work in the United States, unaware that their applications were filled with false information and phony signatures."

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:
Several years ago, Canadian nurses arrived here by the score, under TN visas. All that was required was a State license, a job offer and a $50 fee at the point of entry. Husbands received TD visas. In a short while, I-140's were filed and approved in about 30 days, I-485's were filed with I-765's for the husbands who received EAD cards in about 10 days. The waiting periods, of course, lengthened, and then Sen. Spector (R-PA) introduced a "visa screen certificate" requirement. It took a year to decide how to administrate the program. The Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing (CGFN) of Philadelphia then charged $325 for a nurse to get the certificate. More time for husbands to wait and too much 'red tape' for the nurses. The flow of nurses was effectively reduced.

N.A. Hyman

Dear Editor:
A Korean businessman was detained by the INS in Los Angeles for 45 days because he pled guilty to driving a rental car his wife rented which did not include him as a driver ten years ago. He was released on December 2, 2002 without any explanation by the authority. In the meanwhile, his pregnant wife had no one to take care of her at home, not knowing what was happening to her husband. The Korea Times of Los Angeles reports that there are half dozen other Korean Americans being detained by the INS currently with similar charges. I am wondering if I will be detained next time I go through the INS at LAX as I have pled guilty to speeding and other minor traffic infractions before.

When I became a US citizen some 15 yrs. ago, I thought I would be afforded with same rights and equal protection our Constitution purports to provide. Putting up with blunt racism and other disadvantages of being a minority is a fact of life that I had accepted long ago as a small price for wanting to live in a country called "land of opportunity." As a son of immigrant growing up in Los Angeles, I had this false belief that somehow our legal system would treat everyone equally; a belief unsubstantiated and unfounded. I was initially attracted to the legal profession because I believed that somehow, I would become part of a profession which would pursue equality, fairness, and justice. Not for some. But for all. This past summer, two innocent lives were lost when a US armored vehicle stationed in Korea reckless bulldozed over two school children walking home from school. No one was prosecuted. No one was held responsible. Over hundred thousand angry Koreans protested in Seoul wanting accountability from the US military. No action was taken. No main US media even bothered to cover the story.

I guess I should become more patriotic and become more understanding toward the War on Terrorism. I guess I should learn to discredit all Muslims as lunatics wanting to topple the US for no apparent reason. I should really teach myself why no country other than the US should have weapons of mass destruction. I should really learn to appreciate the "good old days" Trent Lott so desires this country to go back to. After all, I am a proud US citizen belonging to this great nation the whole world loves and adores; except those crazy Muslims and angry Koreans somehow failing to see why they need to love this great country and lofty values this country stands for. Oh, Canadians and Mexicans, as well as those conceited Europeans, plus whole Middle East countries, as long as we get their oils, do not need to count as part of the world.

Matthew Park, Esq.
Park & Associates, P.C.

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