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Immigration Daily December 1, 2003
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Info-Tech Immigration

Our December 4th seminar will focus on Info-tech immigration. The agenda is as follows:

  • Establishing Immigration Eligibility for Evolving and Never-Before IT Occupations
  • Helping Aliens with No Degrees and Degree-Mismatches Move into IT
  • Identifying Tips for the Smart-Set in this year's H-1B "Race for the Numbers"
  • Defending Against BICE and DOL/WHD Investigations in the IT Industry
  • Using H-1B and AOS Portability in the Ongoing IT Job-Hopping Escapades
  • Remaking Love Story: Seventh-Year Strategies and Beyond ("Love is Never Having to Say Goodbye")
  • Managing Expectations and Speeding-Up the Processing of Visa Applications and Visa Screening for Country-of-Concern Aliens and Workers with Technology-Alert-List Problems
The deadline to register for this session is Tuesday, December 2nd. For more info. see: (Fax version:


Registration Deadline Is Tuesday, December 2nd

Tuesday, December 2nd is the deadline to register for "Invest, Build And Digitize: Immigration Law Opportunities In The Venture-Capital, Manufacturing And Information-Technology Sectors Of The U.S. Economy". This telephonic seminar series features distinguished practitioners John Brendel, David Cook, Tien-Li Loke Walsh, Julie Pearl, Steven Roby, Lincoln Stone and Alan Tafapolsky as speakers, with Angelo Paparelli as discussion leader. For more info. see: (Fax version:

Featured Article

Statement by the President Upon Issuing Order Establishing a Commission on Immigration and Naturalization: Presidential Paper Historical Series by President Harry S Truman: 1945-1953
President Truman issued this statement on September 4, 1952.

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Immigration Law News

Senate Passes Five Private Bills
The Senate passed five private immigration relief bills. For the texts, please see: S. 103, S. 1130, S. 848, S. 99, and S. 541.

Images Of New Travel Document
The USCIS has made available images for the cover of the new travel document and the bio page of the new travel document.

Indiana Battery Subsection A Is Not A Crime Of Violence
In Flores v. Ashcroft, No. 02-3160 (7th Cir. Nov. 26, 2003), in a case involving an alien who beat his wife, after violating a restraining order based on at least one prior beating, and go a one-year prison term for doing so, the court said that that offense (Indiana code 35-42-2-1(a)(1)(A)) was not a crime of violence under 18 USC 16. The court also said that the BIA's decision in Matter of Martin 23 I&N Dec. 491 (BIA, 2002) had no binding effect along Chevron's lines.

Shooting Rifles In Air Is Not Part Of American Culture
In Lemus-Rodriguez v. Ashcroft, No. 02-3908 (7th Cir. Nov. 26, 2003), the court said that "shooting rifles in the air to celebrate a holiday is part of the culture of some other countries, but it is not part of American culture, where for good reasons it is regarded as a dangerously, and criminally, irresponsible use of a firearm" and therefore the Petitioner was not eligible for cancellation for removal.

Probation For Knowingly And Repeatedly Hiring Illegal Workers
The Portland Press Herald reports that a large egg producer in Iowa "was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to five years probation for knowingly and repeatedly hiring illegal workers."

Utah Boxing Champion Is Undocumented, Faces Prison
The Salt Lake Tribune reports "The state's reigning welterweight champion, who also is an undocumented worker, could serve up to 20 years in prison for the immigration offense before being deported to his birth country of Mexico."

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy (FDBL) seeks to hire an experienced paralegal for its Washington D.C. office. FDBL offers a career position requiring a wide range of skills in a fast-paced setting for the right candidate. Our ideal candidate has experience with all aspects of business immigration and will have the benefit of attorney supervision and guidance. Responsibilities include: preparation of all types of immigrant visa petitions, labor certifications (RIR and traditional), adjustment of status and consular processing applications, and preparation of all types of nonimmigrant visa petitions (particularly Hs, Ls, TNs, and Os). Paralegal will manage caseload with large degree of independence, communicate with clients regarding procedural and case processing issues, update and maintain client status reports, prepare bills, and serve as a team resource. FDBL offers a comprehensive compensation package. Fax your resume + cover letter to Allison Bettridge, Office Manager, at 202-371-2898. For additional information, please contact Ms. Bettridge at 202-223-5515. FDBL is an equal opportunity employer.

Credential Evaluation And Translation Service
As the industry leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry - $50 Educational Evaluations, as well as $200 'Expert Opinion' Work Experience and Position 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 service for Educational, Work Experience and Position Evaluations. For a complete list of their prices and turn-around times, please see: Additionally, AETS provides certified translations in over 100 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, or send AETS an email:

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:
Happy Thanksgiving.


Dear Editor:
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service issued the following press release today: On Tuesday, November 25 the U.S. Senate adopted the Torture Victims Relief Reauthorization Act of 2003 by unanimous consent. The House of Representatives also adopted the bill. "Repressive governments often use torture as a weapon against democracy," said Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) President Ralston H. Deffenbaugh Jr. "A significant number of refugees and asylees entering the United States have been victims of torture. This bill demonstrates a commitment to bringing new hope and new life to victims of torture, and sends the message that the United States will not condone the use of torture." The Act authorizes a total of $81 million over two years in assistance to domestic and foreign torture treatment centers and in contributions to the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture. Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN) introduced the bill in the Senate; Senator Mark Dayton (D-MN) was the original cosponsor. The bill was introduced in the House by Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ). The Detained Torture Survivor Legal Support Network, coordinated by Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), has reached over 700 survivors of torture held in immigration detention at five locations since the program began in January of 2002. Of the 200,000 immigrants detained annually by the DHS, an estimated 12,000 may be survivors of torture. The Detained Torture Survivor Legal Support Network makes a life-or-death difference by establishing a refuge of professional care in a hostile environment. The Network provides torture survivors with access to legal assistance, health care, psychological and religious counseling as well as arranging for torture survivors to receive extensive support services once they win their asylum cases and are released from detention. The network aims to take away the environmental threat and overcome the service limitations by removing the survivor as soon as possible from the traumatic environment and into one that can provide the vital services needed not merely to survive but to build a stable and fruitful life.

Meg Arenberg
for LIRS

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