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Featured Article

A Legal Guide For INS Detainees: Part 6 of 6
The Commission on Immigration Practice, Policy, and Pro Bono of the American Bar Association offers a detailed guide at how to petition for release from indefinite detention (66 pps).

Women And Naturalization ca. 1802-1940: Finale
Marian L. Smith chronicles the history of women and the succession of laws in US history that worked to keep certain women out of the naturalization process.

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Immigration Law News

SSA Issues Special Benefits For Certain WWII Veterans
The Social Security Administration (SSA) issued a final ruling, effective May 5, 2003, which outlined the rules that apply in order to be eligible for special veterans benefits, including immigration-related provisions.

Absconding From Work Release Does Not Change Term Of Imprisonment
In Reid v. Holmes, No. 02-2318 (2nd Cir. Mar. 21, 2003), the court said that despite the New York Penal Law Provision that the failure to return from work release at a scheduled time interrupts a prisoner's sentence, Section 101(1)(48)(B) of the INA states that "[a]ny reference to a term of imprisonment or a sentence with respect to an offense is deemed to include the period of incarceration or confinement ordered by a court of law, regardless of any suspension of the imposition or execution of that imprisonment or sentence in whole or in part" and said that for purposes of immigration law Petitioner was imprisoned for five years, despite his his having absconded for one day from work release.

Motion To Reopen 4 Years Too Late Despite China's Family Planning Laws
In Chen v. Ashcroft, No. 02-4082 (2nd Cir. Mar. 14, 2003), the court agreed with the Immigration Judge and the Board of Immigration Appeal's (BIA) decision that Petitioner's motion to reopen was untimely filed, 4 years late. The Petitioner had argued that China's coercive family planning laws 17 months after the birth of her second child, would make her eligible for relief.

Immigrants Play Vital Role In US Economy
The Grundy County Herald reports "As the American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) continues its efforts for comprehensive labor and immigration reform, the association is heartened by the fact that top government policymakers recognize the vital role of immigrants in the US economy now and in the future."

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Help Wanted - Experienced Paralegal
The Boston Office of Hale and Dorr LLP seeks an experienced immigration paralegal. Principal duties include the preparation of employment-related BCIS/INS filings, including: all non-immigrant employment petitions (E-1, E-2, H-1B, L-1, O-1 etc.), labor certification and permanent residency applications, foreign residency requirement waiver applications and J-1 practical training program applications, other BCIS/INS forms. Drafting of supporting statements is also required. Must have a college degree, 3+ years of immigration-related experience, and excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong technology skills necessary (IRISPro preferred). We offer a competitive salary and a generous fringe benefits package. Send a cover letter with your resume to:

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:, or fax to: 213-380-2826.

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