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Immigration Daily March 28, 2003
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Many Items Of Interest

Today's Immigration Daily has 11 news items, 3 classifieds (including 2 ads for Help Wanted), 2 letters to the Editor plus a Featured Article. Scroll down to find the item(s) of interest to you, and click on the link(s) to find the original item in its entirety.


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Featured Article

A Primer: Korean Law And US Immigration Law
Young H. Noh writes "The following areas of Korean law may prove useful when handling immigration cases of Korean nationals."


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Immigration Law News

DOS Seeks Proposals For Educational Grant
The Office of Global Educational Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in the Department of State announced an open competition for an assistance award for the training of teachers in Azerbaijan. All applicants must adhere to J Visa regulations.

Bill Providing That Aliens Who Commit Atrocious Acts Abroad Are Inadmissible And Removable Introduced
During a debate, Sen. Leahy (D-VT) said, "I am pleased today to introduce the Anti-Atrocity Alien Deportation Act of 2003, a bill intended to close loopholes in our immigration laws that have allowed war criminals and human rights abusers to enter and remain in this country."

DOJ Announces Arrest Of Individual On Conspiracy To Commit Visa Fraud Charge
The Department of Justice announced in a press release that a Mexican national was arrested on charges of conspiring with former US Consulate employees to commit visa fraud.

BCIS Reports Great Majority Of Paroles Take Place At Ports-Of-Entry For Specific Short Term Purposes
The Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) released its report to Congress on the use of the Attorney's General's parole authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act for fiscal years 1998-1999 which included the following highlights: the number of grants of parole in US increased from 234,545 in FY 98' to 263,755 in FY 99', and 90,700+ from former Soviet Union and Southeast Asia have been paroled under special legislation.

DOS Releases Model Law To Combat Trafficking In Persons
The Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons of the Department of State released the model law to combat trafficking in persons.

Reno, Meissner Have Qualified Immunity In Elian Gonzalez Case
In Gonzalez v. Reno, No. 01-14475 (11th Cir. Mar. 25, 2003), the court held that Defendants, including the INS Commissioner, the Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General, were entitled to qualified immunity because it was clear and undisputed that the Defendants acted within their discretionary authority. The court also said that "the Plaintiffs failed to show that the Defendants did anything more than personally direct and cause the execution of valid immigration related search and arrest warrants."

Challenge Of BIA's Use Of Streamlined Review Procedure Is Without Merit
In Ayele v. INS, No. 02-1802 (4th Cir. Mar. 26, 2003), the court said that it reviewed the administrative record and the formal briefs on appeal and found Petitioner's challenges to the Board of Immigration Appeal's (BIA) use of the streamlined review procedure to be without merit.

Record Supports IJ's Conclusion That Eritrean Fails To Establish Asylum Eligibility
In Negusse v. INS, No. 02-1769 (4th Cir. Mar. 26, 2003), the court said that as the decision in this case was not manifestly contrary to law, the court could not grant the asylum relief Petitioner sought.

Citizen Of Ivory Coast Fails To Establish Past Persecution
In Zadi v. INS, No. 02-1759 (4th Cir. Mar. 27, 2003), the court said that substantial evidence supported the Immigration Judge's conclusion that Petitioner, a citizen of the Ivory Coast, failed to establish past persecution or a well-founded fear of future persecution.

Former Senator Moynihan Dies At 76
The Albany Times Union reports that ""There was a saying about them," said Assemblyman Hoyt (D-NY), who ran Moynihan's upstate office from 1989 to 1992. "It went: 'If you want a visa, call Al D'Amato. If you want a dissertation on immigration law, call Pat Moynihan.'"

FBI Defends Mass Interviews Of Iraqis
The Washington Olympian reports that FBI Special Agent Mandigo said, "I have no question as to [Iraqi-Americans'] loyalty to the US," he said. "The questioning is based on current associations and contacts with people in Iraq and whether they have information that could be beneficial to us from a national security standpoint."


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Classifieds

Help Wanted - Experienced Paralegal
Maggio & Kattar, a Washington, D.C. immigration firm seeks an experienced paralegal to handle outbound immigration matters for corporate clients. Experience with Canada, UK, China, Mexico, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines preferred. Send resume + salary requirements to Amal Talhame at: atalhame@maggio-kattar.com or fax (202) 483-6801.

Credential Evaluation And Translation Service
American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) is the industry leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations. AETS provides the most competitive rates in the industry - $50 educational evaluations and $200 work experience evaluations completed by PhD university professors, who have the authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training. AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day educational and work experience evaluations. For a complete list of their prices and turn-around times, please see: http://aetsinternational.com/applicationforevaluationservices.pdf. Additionally, AETS provides expert translations in over 75 languages, with translators that are specialists in over 80 fields. For a copy of the application for credential evaluation and translation services, please contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, visit the website at http://www.aetsinternational.com, or send AETS an email: info@aetsinternational.com.

Help Wanted - Experienced Immigration Attorney
Los Angeles's leading immigration firm, Lee & Kent, seeks an experienced immigration attorney with 3+ years of business immigration experience (NIV, IV, RIR, EB-5, removals). Applicant must be energetic, self-motivated, and detail-oriented. Ideal candidate should also possess excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, plus a performance-based bonus. Send your resume and cover letter (treated in confidence) to: jmleeesq@aol.com, or fax to: 213-380-2826.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:
R.E. Bear laments (3/26) that his "facts" are not accepted and acted upon. However, there are several other important considerations in the immigration controversy as discussed in my letter of 3/26. The conclusion that the only solution is to bring in more Mexicans and legalize the "undocumented immigrants" (illegal aliens) "accommodates" the needs of the immigration special interests as much as migrants. But at whose expense? Not only do taxpayers bear the burdens of all kinds of costs involved, but society as well because of the cultural differences. Migrants, or their children, will not forever remain in lower paid jobs, thus setting up a never ending flood of foreigners in unacceptable numbers. It is not the concerns of foreigners that should be accommodated, but those of Americans including our national sovereignty. Society is not well served by massive foreign invasions and law breaking.

R.L. Ranger

Dear Editor:
The following press release was released by the The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

AILA, its members and coalition partners announced today the launch of a year-long nationwide campaign to highlight the benefits of immigration and immigration reform. At a Capitol Hill press conference, Immigration Works! It's Who We Are was unveiled to celebrate America as a nation of immigrants and to underscore that immigration, along with sensible immigration reform, will continue to enhance this nation's security and sustain its economy during this difficult time. Immigration Works! It's Who We Are provides AILA's members, coalition partners and supporters with the resources and tips they need to work within their communities to create positive attitudes toward immigration in the post-9/11 environment and help them craft this nation's immigration laws and policies. The campaign will aid immigration supporters in their efforts to combat opponents that scapegoat and malign immigrants. "For more than 300 years, America has served as a beacon for people looking for the chance to make better lives for themselves, reunite with their loved ones or find a haven from religious or political persecution," said AILA President Jack Pinnix. "We are the world's most successful nation because we are a nation of immigrants. During this time when immigrants are coming under tremendous scrutiny, Immigration Works! It's Who We Are will remind people that new Americans, as they have since this nation was born, bring new ideas and skills that add to our national security and aid in our economic growth." The launch of Immigration Works! It's Who We Are coincided with the American Immigration Lawyers Association's Lobby Day. AILA members and supporters from all over the country headed to Capitol Hill to speak with their Senators and Representatives about the unprecedented changes taking place in Washington that directly impact immigration laws, policies and regulations. For more information about Immigration Works! It's Who We Are, please contact Mike McGill at (202) 466-7248 or via e-mail at mike@turnerstrategies.com. For more information about AILA's Lobby Day, please contact Judy Golub at (202) 216-2403 or via e-mail at jgolub@aila.org.

Dane Vandenberg, on behalf of AILA


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