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Immigration Daily June 17, 2003
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Curriculum For "Creme de la Creme: Extraordinary, Outstanding, Multinational and Exceptional"

The following is the curriculum for ILW.COM's new seminar "Creme de la Creme: Extraordinary, Outstanding, Multinational and Exceptional"

FIRST Phone Session on June 30: Multinational Executives/Managers (EB-1-3)

  • Basic regulatory criteria and proofs
  • Distinguishing features between EB-1-3 and L-1A categories
  • Advantages of EB-1-3 category
  • Claim for a small company executive/manager
  • Current trend and difficulties

SECOND Phone Session on July 10: EB-1-2 And NIW

Outstanding Researcher/Professor (EB-1-2)

  • Basic regulatory criteria and proofs
  • Distinguishing features between EB-1-1 and EB-1-2
  • Advantages of EB-1-2 category
  • Offer of permanent employment - blind spot
  • Current trend and difficulties

National Interest Waiver (EB-2)

  • No regulatory criteria
  • AAU decision in NY Department of Transportation
  • Labor Certification issue - How to demonstrate that benefits of alien's work outweighs the national interest inherent in the labor certification requirement
  • Advantages and Difficulties
  • Current decisional trend

THIRD Phone Session on August 28: Alien of Extraordinary Abilities (EB-1-1)

  • Basic regulatory criteria and proofs
  • Advantages of EB-1-1 category.
  • Alien must continue to work in same field - How to establish such intent?
  • Public charge issue - What different proofs can be shown to overcome this concern?
  • Current trend and difficulties

In addition to the specific curriculum above, general points covered in this series will include: Letters of reference: How many and from where? - Regulatory criteria: The Number Game - Alien's young age should not be a deterrent - Responding to RFE - Practical suggestions: Alien's lawful or unlawful status in U.S.

For more info on this phone seminar series, including detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, please see: For the fax version, please see:

Featured Article

PERM Labor Certification- Justifying The Proposed Regulations: Part 1 of 2
D.Ray Mantle examines the legitimacy of DOL's justifications for PERM.

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Immigration Law News

BIA Issues Two New Practice Manual Appendices
The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) issued two updated appendice chapters, telephonic information and citation guidelines of its practice manual.

BCIS Issues TPS Reminder For Eligible Hondurans And Nicaraguans
The Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) today reminded those eligible Hondurans and Nicaraguans to immediately re-register for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to maintain TPS and employment authorization for the 18-month period beginning on July 5, 2003 and ending on January 5, 2005.

BCBP Releases Migrant Deaths, Rescues Stats For FY 99'-03'
The Border Safety Initiative of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (BCBP) issued a comparison of migrant deaths and migrant rescues by sector for Fiscal Years 99'-03'.

Curt Review Procedure Does Not Affect Substantive Rights
In Khattak v. Ashcroft, No. 02-1475 (4th Cir. Jun. 13, 2003), the court said that "allowing summary opinions in clear cases was nothing more than a procedural change that did not affect substantive rights." The court also stated "we simply have no reason to conclude the size of the BIA panel makes any difference whatsoever in such appeals."

Zadvydas Ruling And Its Applicability To Excludable Aliens Is Under Consideration For Review By Supreme Court
The Legal Times reports "The US Supreme Court will soon consider an urgent plea from the Bush administration to overturn a lower court ruling that would force the government to release imprisoned illegal aliens with criminal records whose native countries don't want them back."

Sen. Cornyn Plans To Introduce Guest Worker Program Bill
The Houston Chronicle reports "Sen. Cornyn (R-TX) will outline a guest worker program today that would allow some undocumented immigrants to legally hold a job for up to three years while working toward full-time residency, according to a draft of the proposal."

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:
In response to the Lawyers Committee For Human Rights press release, the PATRIOT Act is not necessarily the "Patriot Act".

Doug Edmunds

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