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June 19, 2001
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ILW.COM announces a three-part teleconference and e-mail listserv series with two of the most prominent figures in the field of immigration law: "On the Cutting Edge: H-1B Practice and Strategy with Angelo Paparelli and Steve Yale-Loehr." The teleconferences will take place Wednesdays August 8, September 12 and October 3, 2001, at 1:00-2:30 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. The teleconferences are open to attorneys, employers, HR professionals and anyone else interested in the H-1B process and strategy. Both the list-serv and teleconference will permit attendees to submit questions to these eminent attorneys. Mr. Paparelli will be available at the ILW.COM booth 319 on Saturday June 23, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. during the 2001 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law, Boston Copley Marriott Hotel, 3rd Floor, University Hall. Mr. Yale-Loehr will be in the booth from 4:30-5:00 p.m. on both Thursday June 21 and Friday, June 22. We invite you to stop by the booth, meet the speakers and sign up for this series. For additional information write to webmaster@ilw.com.

ILW.COM is glad to have found yet another way to facilitate communication in the field of immigration law fulfilling our role as the hub for immigration information.


Tip of the Day

New Software Launches at AILA Conference

New, Improved Software Launched!

ILW.COM is happy to announce that we have upgraded our existing Case Tracking and IFillForms software. Attorneys can see the new software at this week's AILA tradeshow in Boston. Existing users have already been automatically upgraded for no extra charge.

New Features!

The new upgrade includes the following features:

  • Integration of Case Tracking and IFillForms.
  • Attorneys work from a single case-list for both functions.
  • The back-end data is also integrated.
  • Seven new forms added!
  • Reporting capabilities have been improved.
  • Several bug-fixes and minor feature improvements requested by users.

Customized look for attorneys!

Many attorneys asked us for a customized look, so that their clients do not see the rest of the ILW.COM site. In effect, what attorneys asked us for is software which would become a service on *their* websites. In response to this demand, we now offer customized screens for attorneys for a small annual customization fee. Write to support@ilw.com for details.

If you are going to be at the AILA show, please come and see for yourself how our software can help you in client-service, client-retention, and can help improve your office productivity. We are booth #319 in the Exhibit Hall in the Marriott Copley Hotel on the third floor.


ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

Goodbye to All That: The End of Labor Certification
Gary Endelman writes that labor certification is incompatible with section 106 of AC21.


Immigration News

Court May Grant Stay of Removal
In Andrieu v. Ashcroft, No. 99-70274 (9th Cir. June 18, 2001), an en banc panel found that IIRIRA's provision limiting the court's power to "enjoin the removal of any alien," does not limit its power to grant a stay of removal.

Amended Visa Classifications
The Department pf State is amending its regulations to add new immigrant and nonimmigrant symbols to the classification tables including new immigrant category for certain international broadcasters (BC1, BC2, and BC3) and new nonimmigrant categories for victims of trafficking for illicit sexual purposes and slavery (T1 and T2), aliens who have suffered abuse such as battering and other forms of violence (U1 and U2), spouses and children of lawful permanent residents for whom petitions were filed before December 21, 2000, and who have been waiting for an immigrant visa for three years or more (V1, V2, and V3), and spouses of US citizens (K3) and children of the K3 (K4) who are awaiting the issuance of an immigrant visa (K3, K4).

Guestworker Visa Programs Hearing
The House Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims is scheduled to hold an Oversight Hearing on "Guestworker Visa Programs" on Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at 2:00 p.m.


Immigration in the Press

Bush Choice for INS Rankles Critics
According to the Washington Times the nomination of Senate Sergeant at Arms James Ziglar to head the INS has drawn skepticism from some top INS officials and immigration experts who question whether he has the necessary experience and background to lead the troubled agency.


This Day in Immigration

From June 19, 2000

"Breaking News For AILA Jim Norris, Special Counsel for Foreign Labor Certification Division of the U.S. Department of Labor announced at a panel at the American Immigration Lawyers Conference in Chicago on June 15th that the Department will be sending proposed regulations for the implementation of the PERM program to the Office of Management and Budget for review. The proposal will include a $1500 fee to offset the cost of processing the applications."

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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 ATLANTA, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY,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 or avandenbossche@fragomen.com

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 conferences@aila.org.

IMMIGRATION LAW SEMINAR
Saturday, June 30, 2001, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at DoubleTree Suites, Falls Conference Center, Mt. Laurel, NJ. A panel of experienced immigration lawyers and paralegals will explain how the administrative system operates and present the information you need to handle basic immigration matters. Youíll also hear directly from several agency representatives about the procedures you need to follow when dealing with these agencies. For details click here.


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