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Immigration Daily August 5, 2003
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Wednesday, August 6th is the 3rd annual New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) Seminar in Iselin, New Jersey. Entitled, "Immigration Law Basics", the program will cover various aspects of immigration law and is targeted towards beginning immigration practitioners. Immigration Daily's Legal Editor looks forward to speaking at the seminar. This seminar will cover the areas of immigration law that will give a beginning immigration attorney the tools necessary to handle basic immigration matters. In addition to group wide sessions, this year, ICLE is offering a choice of two workshop tracks: employment-based or litigation immigration issues. This allows those with a specific interest in either to attend sessions related to that particular immigration topic. ICLE's Immigration Basic's all-day program is an excellent way for those considering practicing immigration law or new to the immigration law field to learn more about the immigration field. Door registration is available. For more details, see:


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Featured Article

Move To Restrict L Visa Gaining Momentum, But Unlikely To Totally Succeed
Cyrus D. Mehta writes ""Perhaps, instead of restricting visa categories, it would be preferable to broaden them to allow US corporations to hire workers in the US."

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Immigration Law News

Senate Hearing Testimony On Deterrance Of Alien Smuggling/Human Traffickinge
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Corrections and Victims' Rights held a hearing on Alien Smuggling/Human Trafficking and received testimony from the following individuals: Mr. John Malcomb, Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division Department of Justice; Mr. Charles Demore, Interim Assistant Director of Investigations, Department of Homeland Security; Robert L. Harris, Deputy Chief, U. S. Border Patrol; The Honorable Paul Charlton, United States Attorney, District of Arizona; The Honorable Jane Boyle, United States Attorney, Northern District of Texas; M. Sharon Cohn, Senior Counsel, International Justice Mission. Rep. Leahy (D-VT) provided a member statement.

DOJ Suspends International In-Transit Program
The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State suspended two programs that allow certain international air passengers to travel through the US for transit purposes without first obtaining a visa. The Transit Without Visa program (TWOV) and the International-to-International transit program (ITI) have been suspended, effective 11:00 a.m., Saturday August 2, 2003.

EOIR Announces Disciplinary Actions Against 6 Attorneys
The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) of the Department of Justice has taken disciplinary action against six attorneys after charging them with violations of the rules of professional conduct for immigration practitioners.

"Sentence Imposed" Is Maximum Term Of Incarceration, Not Time Actually Served
In US v. Frias, No. 02-3688 (3rd Cir. Jul. 30, 2003), the court said that the district court correctly construed USSG 2L1.2 and the term "sentence imposed" as meaning the maximum term of imprisonment in the sentence.

Deportation Hearing Is Fundamentally Fair, Alleged Incorrect Legal Advice Could Not Have Been Reasonably Interpreted To Apply To Defendant
In US v. Perez-Madrid, No. 02-3304 (10th Cir. Aug. 1, 2003), the court said that Defendant's deportation hearing was fundamentally fair because he was advised, albeit as part of a group and during the outset of his hearing, that he might be eligible for various forms of relief, and because the allegedly incorrect legal advice given to another alien in the group could not have been reasonably been interpreted to apply to Defendant.

Mariners Experience Tougher Visa Rules Post 9/11
New York Newsday reports "[Phone] cards have become lifelines for foreign crew members on the ships, who are finding it difficult to navigate tough post-Sept. 11 immigration procedures to get visas for shore leave, according to maritime officials, clergy and lawyers."

Immigrants And Unfair Treatment
New York Newsday reports "Evoking the Freedom Rides from the 1960s civil rights movement, thousands of people will board buses and crisscross the country next month and convene at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park [NY] to draw attention to federal immigrant policies."

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Help Wanted: Experienced Immigration Attorney
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Help Wanted: Senior Paralegal/Client Service Manager
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy (FDBL) seeks to hire an experienced paralegal/client service manager for its Washington D.C. office. FDBL offers a dual role encompassing a wide range of skills in a fast-paced setting for the right candidate. Our ideal candidate possesses excellent interpersonal skills, can serve as a team resource, and will have the benefit of attorney supervision and guidance. Responsibilities include: Managing a team of 4 legal/admin staff; Monitoring a large NIV volume caseload; Supervising casework to ensure consistent quality and timely completion; Liaising with corporate clients regarding case processing; Delegating client requests to appropriate staff; Reviewing petitions prepared by legal staff or client for attorney review; Preparing responses to multiple complex requests for evidence; Prepare petitions as necessary; Running reports for team and client; Monitoring and preparing billing reports; Training new staff as necessary. FDBL offers a comprehensive compensation package. Fax/email your resume + cover letter to Allison Bettridge, Office Manager at 202-371-2898 or: For additional information, please contact Ms. Bettridge at: 202-223-5515. FDBL is an equal opportunity employer.

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