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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
Nina Manchanda, Esq., Assistant Legal Editor
Marc Ellis, Esq., Chat Transcripts Editor
December 27, 2000
Editor's Comments of the Day
Federal Register News of the Day
Cases of the Day
INS News of the Day
ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day
Immigration News of the Day
ILW.COM Highlights of the Day
Classifieds of the Day
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Editor's Comments of the Day

ILW.COM has added new forms on the forms page. The IRS-9003 is Additional Questions to be Completed by All Applicants for Permanent Residence in the United States. All Applications to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status (I-485s) must be accompanied by an IRS-9003. We have also added the N-4, Monthly Report Naturalization Papers, the N-25, Request for Verification of Naturalization, and the N-426, Request for Certification of Military or Naval Service. [You will need Acrobat to read this file].

The ILW.COM forms page makes the most useful immigration forms available for free. Most of the Executive Office for Immigration Review forms can even be completed on the site and printed. The INS recently eliminated the requirement that duplicated and electronically generated forms be produced on the same color paper and in the same printing configuration that is used for the official INS forms. We plan to make the collection of forms comprehensive by adding Department of Labor Forms.

The forms are in portable document format ("pdf") and require the use of Acrobat which is available for free. With the free Adobe Acrobat Reader you can view and print files on most computers. PDF allows higher resolution than a scanned document and avoids the problems of smudging and misalignment which can arise with photocopies.

The forms page is more than a resource for employers and aliens who want to file petitions on their own. Attorneys can use the forms page from home, a client site or any place they have access to a computer but not their forms software. Employers who hire attorneys can use the forms to save time and money by seeing exactly what information is needed and in what format. Aliens preparing to meet with an attorney can get some idea of the questions the attorney will ask. Of course, the forms can be filed with the INS.

Federal Register News of the Day

Proposed Rule on Delegation of Powers to EOIR
The proposed rule outlines the authorities and powers delegated by the Attorney General to the Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review ("EOIR"), the Chairman of the Board of Immigration Appeals ("BIA"), and the Chief Immigration Judge. It designates members of the BIA as Appellate Immigration Judges.

Cases of the Day

Court Says No to Nunc pro Tunc Naturalization
In Fierro v. Reno, No. 99-8018 (1st Cir. 2000), the court rejected the argument that an order granting custody at age 15 nunc pro tunc to Petitioner's father who naturalized was effective for conferring citizenship on Petitioner.

Court Appointed Counsel for INS Detainee
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The Magistrate Judge in Lawrence v. INS, No,. 00 Civ 2154 (AJP) (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 21, 2000), found that the Petitioner could be represented by court appointed counsel under the Criminal Justice Act ("CJA") to pursue his habeas petition against the INS.

INS News of the Day

Summary of "LIFE" Act
The INS issues its summary of the Legal Immigration and Family Equity ("LIFE") Act.

Green Card Renewal Applicants Apply At Local INS Application Support Centers
The INS issues a reminder that effective June 20, 2000, Green Card Renewal Applicants apply at Application Support Centers ("ASC") including a Q & As.

Increase in Removals for FY2000
According to preliminary data from the INS the removal of criminal and other aliens reached 181,572 at the end of FY2000.

ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day

Notice of Proposed Settlement in Walters v. Reno
Linton Joaquin, Director of Litigation of the National Immigration Law Center's Los Angeles office, writes about the proposed settlement in Walters v. Reno. The notice of proposed settlement is available in English and espanol.

Immigration News of the Day

Deportation of Father Leaves Fort Worth Family Struggling
The Fort Worth Star Telegram reports that the Goodfellow fund steps in to help bring Christmas to children whose father was deported.

ILW.COM Highlights of the Day

Canadian Immigration
Find an attorney in Canada.

Classifieds of the Day

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Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy is the largest law firm in the country practicing exclusively in the area of immigration and nationality law. In order meet the demands of our growing business, the firm is actively recruiting for experienced paralegals. The ideal candidate has business immigration experience or a human resources background dealing with immigration issues. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. The firm offers superior salaries and exceptional growth opportunities. Please submit cover letter and resume to Anne-Rose van den Bossche, Esq., Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy, 515 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022; fax 212-223-8757; email

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