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Immigration Daily November 18, 2003
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Employment Immigration Basics

The Office of Business Liaison of the USCIS has released Employer Information Bulletin 14, a useful document on employment-based permanent residence. It contains a chart listing the requirements for EB-1 thru EB-5, definitions, along with information as to who may file each petition type and the steps required to file each petition type. For this handy reference tool, see the original item below.


Registration Deadline Is Tuesday, November 18th

Post-IIRIRA and post-9/11, increased numbers of family-based immigrants have sought legal counsel as formerly easy and straight-forward matters became increasingly complex and needed a lawyer's guidance. The CSPA and also increased enforcement by ICE have made matters still more hairy. ILW.COM's forthcoming telephonic seminar on family-based immigration issues will discuss current developments in this area of immigration law.

The seminar includes an in-depth Q&A period where you can pose questions regarding your cases to the distinguished practitioners on the panel. This seminar is also a great training tool for the entire law firm staff (one registration covers everyone sharing a speakerphone). The seminar is offered by phone, so law offices around the country can participate.

The deadline to register is Tuesday, November 18th. For more info, including detailed curriculum and speaker bios, see:
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Featured Article

Amending Labor Certification Requirements: A New Paradigm And A Review Of Basic Principles
Josie Gonzalez writes "Is it possible to amend the contents of the labor certification in connection with placing a "Re-test" ad at the DOL regional level, or back at the state level if the case gets remanded for supervised recruitment?"

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Immigration Law News

Substantial Constitutional Issues Must Be Present For Court To Review Claim Of Constitutional Error
In Ventura v. Ashcroft, No. 02-9533 (10th Cir. Nov. 13, 2003), the court said that a tenable constitutional claim in a 8 USC 1229b judgment may require the court to construe 8 USC 1252(a)(2)(B)(i) to permit review in some circumstances if a substantial constitutional issue was involved.

IJ Errs Where Asylum Seeker Is Not Alerted To Lack Of Evidence
In Mulanga v. Ashcroft, No. 02-3332 (3rd Cir. Nov. 14, 2003), the court said that the Immigration Judge erred by not alerting Petitioner during the removal proceedings that the absence of corroboration of her husband's membership in the Union for Democracy And Social Progress in the Democratic Republic of the Congo would lead to the denial of her asylum application, thereby not giving her an opportunity to explain her inability to corroborate.

Individual Pleads Guilty In Visa Fraud Scheme
The Department of Justice announced that another individual pleaded guilty to committing visa fraud in a visa scheme involving hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes between 2000 and 2003 in exchange for the issuance of visas to various foreign nationals, primarily from Vietnam and India.

USCIS Employer Bulletin Information On Employment-Based Permanent Residence
The Office of Business Liaison of the USCIS released an employer information bulletin on employment-based permanent residence.

Cambodian Repatriation Agreement Results In New Lives For Many
The New York Times reports "For Cambodian-Americans, the strict new immigration laws were irrelevant until after the Bush administration, in the wake of 9/11 and the Supreme Court ruling against indefinite detention, succeeded in negotiating the repatriation agreement with Cambodia."

Guest Worker Legislation Is A Beginning
An Arizona Republic op-ed writes "There's plenty more right than wrong with the guest-worker plan proposed by Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain and Reps. Jim Kolbe and Jeff Flake."

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Books - 8 CFR, Includes 2003 BCIS Changes
We are pleased to announce that the latest edition of the Immigration & Nationality Act (INA) is now available. This reference tool is invaluable while writing to the INS about a RFE or preparing a petition. Attorneys have been using the exhaustive topic indices in the 8 CFR Plus and The Whole ACT - INA (Annotated) to do just that for years. Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or a less experienced attorney entering the immigration law field, these books are a must-have. We are currently offering an Internet-only special price of $259 for our 4 book set (MSRP $299). For information on our various publications, see here. (A Supplement is provided Free of cost updating the 8 CFR Plus as of June 1, 2003. All BCIS related changes have been included in this Supplement as well as a complete index to ALL 8 CFR Sections updated as of June 1, 2003.)

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:
It would be helpful if ILW.COM gave readers information on the How To Stop Immigration Petition. Please include the website and forward it to more readers.

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Editor's Note: We appreciate and will review all responses to our November 14, 2003 Editor's Comments.

Dear Editor:
I love Immigration Daily as it is today. Thank you very much for that. In my humble opinion, format is one thing and content is more important. As an internet publisher covering this important immigration area, you have the privilege and power to better use your public campaign/promoter capabilities. I hope to see you have the courage and vision to pay more intentional coverage or even purposeful campaign for those righteous course even they might not be fitting to the season, such as Fix 96 movement in this post 9/11 era. If we readers find that you have a balanced, courageous, and task-oriented coverage or lead, you'll have a better image, become more effective and, eventually become an even better business.

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Editor's Note: We appreciate and will review all responses to our November 14, 2003 Editor's Comments.

Dear Editor:
ILW.COM is an excellent website for all those who are interested in US immigration laws. The letters to the Editor provide different views of the readers. However, at times these letters are very lengthy and hence the readers tend to avoid to read them and misses the important point made out by the writer of the letter. Is it possible that the most important point which the writer of the letter intends to make out in his/her letter is either highlighted or mentioned as a title of the said letter as is being done in providing Immigration Law news?

Sudhir Shah

Editor's Note: We appreciate and will review all responses to our November 14, 2003 Editor's Comments.

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