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Immigration Daily December 5, 2003
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Editor's Comments

Details For NSEERS Changes

Although the 30-day and annual interview requirements of Special Registration have been suspended, the NSEERS program still remains in effect. To help navigate the recent changes made to Special Registration (NSEERS), the Immigration and Customs Enforcement in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security have released FAQs and an information packet. For these items, see below.


Seminar Session - Admissibility, Removal, Financial Issues In Family Immigration

The curriculum for the second phone session of ""All In The Family" - Current Issues In Family-Based Immigration" is as follows:

SECOND Phone Session on December 11: Admissibility, Removal and Financial Issues ("One Day at a Time")

  • Entry issues-245(i)
  • Arrests, inadmissibility-waivers
  • 3 and 10 year bar waivers
  • Removal Defense
  • New procedures for NTAs
  • Recent changes in enforcement practices
  • Affidavits of support
The deadline to register is Tuesday, December 9th. For more info, see: (Fax version:

Featured Article

1st AONE Conference: Reflections Of A Grateful Team
Zlata A. Dikaya & Conor Shanahan present several important issues that were highlighted and discussed during the American Organization of Nurse Executives' (AONE) first conference entitled "Foreign Nurse Recruitment: Getting It Right".

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Immigration Law News

DHS Releases Special Registration Information
The DHS released FAQs on the changes to the NSEERS process and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement released an information packet describing NSEERS procedures for visitors and temporary residents.

Fleuti Doctrine Does Not Survive IIRIRA
In Tineo v. Ashcroft, No. 02-3636 (3rd Cir. Dec. 4, 2003), the court said that the common law doctrine of an innocent, casual, and brief departure in Fleuti did not survive the passage of IIRIRA, and therefore, Petitioner was an alien seeking admission, rather than a returning lawful permanent resident.

Concern On USVISIT Coordination Efforts Expressed By House Committee
Government Executive reports "A key House committee is concerned about the coordination efforts between the Homeland Security and State departments in creating a new immigration tracking system."

Sen. Kyl Says Immigration Reform In '04 Unlikely
The Phoenix Business Journal reports "Sen. Kyl (R-AZ) said he does not expect to see immigration reform, including a guest worker bill sponsored by McCain and Arizona Congressmen Jeff Flake and Jim Kolbe, to gain passage in 2004 simply because election year politics will make it difficult for lawmakers to have time to deal with such an issue.

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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.

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:
I was searching for the following item on ILW.COM this evening but I cannot locate it: "Nursing Shortage Eased With Immigrant Nurses, Nurses Over 50+ Years Of Age". When you have a moment, please provide a link.

Paul Christensen, Esq.
Jacksonville, FL

Editor's Note: We apologize for our error and thank our eagle-eyed reader for pointing this out. Here's the link: to the above item.

Dear Editor:
There is supposed to be a big push in Congress to implement the greatest and most expansive immigration tracking system in our nation's history. It couldn't be brought up at a better time.


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