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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
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April 27, 2001
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As we had hoped, the INS has prepared a chart of which offices will be open on Saturday, April 28, which will be open until midnight on April 30 and which will have drop boxes available to accept filings of 245(i) cases. If the Department of Labor or any individual State Employment Security Agency (SESA) provides information about hours leading up to Monday's 245(i) climax we will make the information available on the site and in the Daily. To preserve eligibility for 245(i) INS petitions must be received OR postmarked by April 30, 2001. Labor certification applications, however, must be RECEIVED at the SESA office, so the office hours are even more critical. Please send information on SESA hours, extended or not, to times@ilw.com.

After more than 100 days in office President Bush may have chosen a nominee to head the INS. Roll Call reports that Senate Sergeant-at-Arms James Ziglar is planning to leave his post as the chamber's chief protocol and law enforcement officer and is likely to be nominated as the next commissioner of the INS.


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In the Classifieds section we carry ads from employers looking to fill immigration related positions. We will also carry notices from employees seeking immigration related jobs. We have had a request from an employer searching for a lawyer for some specialized immigration advice. We also carry, for no charge, notices of immigration related events such as the seminar announcement in today's issue. If you want to place an ad, want information about placing an ad, want to make a suggestion about what we should carry or simply have a question about whether or not we will carry an item please contact us at editor@ilw.com.


ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

The ABCs of Immigration - Options for Gay and Lesbian Couples
Greg Siskind and Amy Ballentine offer immigrant and nonimmigrant options for gays and lesbians.


Cases of the Day

"Mailbox" Rule Does Not Apply
The court in Smith v.Conner, No. 41263 (5th Cir. Apr. 25, 2001), found that the regulations are clear that the date of filing of a Notice of Appeal with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) is the date it is received, and rejected Petitioner's argument that the "mailbox"" rule should apply should apply to pre se prisoners.

No Habeas Until Administrative Remedies Exhausted
In Boz v. US, No. 99-12234 (11th Cir. Apr. 24, 2001), the court held that the district court had no jurisdiction to hear Petitioner's habeas petition because he had not exhausted his administrative remedies. The court vacated its September 28, 2000, decision.


INS News of the Day

Extended hours at INS Offices
The INS has prepared a chart of which offices will be open on Saturday, April 28, which will be open until midnight on April 30 and which will have drop boxes available to accept filings of 245(i) cases.

OIG Report Slams INS
The Executive Summary of a report by the Office of the Inspector General relates that the INS could not account for $68.9 million in property, and 539 weapons were identified by the INS as being lost, missing, or stolen.


Immigration News of the Day

Ziglar Plans To Leave Post; Sgt.-at-Arms May Be Next Head of INS
Roll Call reports that after two and a half years on the job, Senate Sergeant-at-Arms James Ziglar is planning to leave his post as the chamber's chief protocol and law enforcement officer and is likely to be nominated as the next commissioner of the INS.


ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Chat with Margaret Stock
Margaret Stock will answer questions on all aspects of immigration law on Friday, April 27, 2001, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. Questions will be accepted starting 15 minutes before the beginning of the chat.


Classifieds of the Day

ILW.COM carries classified ads for immigration related positions. $100 for single insertion, $250 for five consecutive insertions, payable in advance. Contact us for details. We will also carry for no charge announcements such as immigration related events. We reserve the right to refuse any ad and to make minor editorial and formatting changes. Send to editor@ilw.com.

HELP WANTED: CORPORATE IMMIGRATION PARALEGALS
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, is the largest law firm in the country practicing exclusively in the area of immigration and nationality law. In order to meet the demands of our growing business, the firm is actively recruiting for experienced paralegals in its NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, STAMFORD and CHICAGO offices. The ideal candidate has business immigration experience or a human resources background dealing with immigration issues. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. The firm offers superior salaries and exceptional growth opportunities. Please submit cover letter and resume to Anne-Rose van den Bossche, Esq., Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy, 515 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022 or fax 212-750-1121

PLI IMMIGRATION PROGRAM
The Practising Law Institute, a not-for-profit Continuing Legal Education Organization offers a program on Basic Immigration Law at PLI Conference Center, 810 Seventh Avenue at 53rd Street, 20th floor, New York City on Tuesday, May 1, 2001, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For details click here.

FAMILY-BASED IMMIGRATION CONFERENCE
On Friday May 18, 2001, the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association will host "It Takes a Lawyer: Representation of Families in Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Visa Proceedings Before the INS, State Department and Immigration Court" Topics to be covered include Ethics, Nonimmigrant Visas for Family Members, Waivers, Litigating Family Based Immigration Issues, Affidavits of Support, Consular Processing, VAWA issues and Bona Fide Marriages. For registration information, please call Valentine Brown at 856-384-9902.

CONFERENCE ON IMMIGRATION LAW
2001 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law June 20-24, 2001, Marriott Copley Place & Westin Copley Place Boston, Massachusetts. The Preeminent Law Symposium on Immigration and Nationality Law With an expert faculty and cutting edge programs, the AILA Annual Conference is an unbeatable continuing legal education symposium in terms of scope and value. This event brings together thousands of immigration law practitioners, leading immigration law experts, government officials, and other legal professionals from around the country. Participants spend three and one-half days attending educational sessions and workshops focusing on the latest developments and issues in immigration and nationality law. Attendees can develop their own individualized CLE conference by choosing courses from a wide variety of programs: Core Curriculum, Substantive Practice, Special Mini Tracks, Mock Hearings and Interviews, Litigation Skills Training, Practice Roundtables and Government Agency Open Forums. For detailed program information, and registration forms, please visit the conference portion of the AILA Web site at www.aila.org. American Immigration Lawyers Association, 918 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004, Tel: (202) 216-2400, Fax: (202) 371-9449. Contact: Conference Department or E-Mail conference@aila.org.


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