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An article in the Bergen Record today reports that Hispanic groups are lobbying President Bush to continue momentum on his administration's trial balloons on legalization of undocumented immigrants. The upcoming summit meeting between Presidents Bush and Fox on September 5th has transformed what would otherwise be a Congressional summer retreat period into one of energetic activity among lobbyists and interest groups involved in immigration. Both pro- and anti-immigration advocates are finding that they must postpone their summer beach plans and must instead address new developments. While reportable news remains scarce since substantive discussions are held in the proverbial smoke-filled rooms, we can be sure that more details will be available next month when Congress returns to work.


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The ABCs of Immigration - Non-Immigrant Options for Foreign Medical Graduates
In their series on the ABCs of Immigration, Greg Siskind and Amy Ballentine write about the non-immigrant visas available to foreign medical graduates.


Immigration News

Equitable Tolling May Be Possible Despite AEDPA's One Year Habeas Limitation
In Neverson v. Bissonnette, No. 00-1044 (1st Cir. Aug. 20, 2001), the court considered the Petitioner's habeas petition on AEDPA's one-year limitation provision, and dismissed arguments on statutory interpretation of AEDPA, the suspension clause and "relation back" to his previous habeas petition, but remanded the case back to the district court for further finding and consideration of Petitioner's equitable tolling claim.

Change in Aggravated Felony Definition Does Not Violate Due Process Clause
In Mohammed v. Ashcroft, No. 99-10045 (11th Cir. Aug. 16, 2001), the court dismissed the Petitioner's contention that IIRIRA's expansion of the definition of aggravated felony violates his Due Process rights since an alien does not have a constitutionally protected interest in receiving discretionary relief from removal or deportation.

Grants for FLEX Program
The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for a J-1 Language and Cultural Enhancement Program for 50 students from the New Independent States (NIS) of the former Soviet Union selected for the Freedom Support Act (FSA) Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program.


Immigration in the Press

Hispanic Groups Lobby to Salvage Amnesty Ideas
The Bergen Record reports that several major Latino organizations warned the White House that tiptoeing away from a proposal to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants would backfire politically with Hispanic voters.


This Day in Immigration

From August 24, 2000

"Waiver Still Available After AEDPA In Jideonwo v. INS, No. 99-3243 (7th Cir. August 23, 2000), the Seventh Circuit concluded that the Board of Immigration Appeals erred in finding that the Petitioner was ineligible to receive a sec.212(c) waiver. The court found that where specific facts demonstrate that an alien pled guilty to an aggravated felony before the enactment of AEDPA and relied, at least in part, on the availability of sec. 212(c) relief in making his decision to so plead, AEDPA's sec. 440(d) cannot be applied retroactively to bar that alien from receiving a discretionary waiver under INA sec. 212(c)."

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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

IMMIGRATION TELECONFERENCE
Angelo Paparelli and Steve Yale-Loehr will conduct a teleconference and e-mail listserv series titled On the Cutting Edge: H-1B Practice and Strategy with Angelo Paparelli and Steve Yale-Loehr. The remaining teleconferences will take place Wednesdays September 5, and October 3, 2001, at 1:00-2:30 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. They are open to attorneys, employers, HR professionals and anyone else interested in the H-1B process and strategy. For more information or to register click here.

CLE CONFERENCE
American Immigration Lawyers Association 2001 Fall CLE Conference "It's a Border Thing" September 14, 2001, La Mansion del Rio Hotel, San Antonio, Texas. Register before August 24, 2001, and save $$. Receive discounted hotel rates when you make hotel reservations by August 20, 2001. Visit the Conference section of www.AILA.org to obtain registration and hotel information. Don't Miss This Exciting Conference!

IMMIGRATION LAW SEMINAR
Saturday, October 13, 2001, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Ramada Inn, Fairfield, 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. You’ll also hear directly from several agency representatives about the procedures you need to follow when dealing with these agencies. For details click here.

CLE CONFERENCE
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Central Florida Chapter (AILA-CFC) will be holding its 15th Annual Advanced-Level Immigration Law Seminar on October 26-27 at the Renaissance Orlando Resort, Orlando, Florida.  Discounted hotel rates are available from the resort.  Point of contact for information/registration is Steve Zawacki, immigration@abanet.org or 407/831-6644.


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