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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
Nina Manchanda, Esq., Assistant Legal Editor
Marc Ellis, Esq., Chat Transcripts Editor
December 28, 2000
Editor's Comments of the Day
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Immigration News of the Day
ILW.COM Highlights of the Day
ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day
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Editor's Comments of the Day

Changes were made to the H-1B program in October 1998 by the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act ("ACWIA"). On January 5, 1999, the Department of Labor published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("NPRM") to obtain public input to assist in the development of regulations to implement ACWIA and regulations the Department had promulgated in 1994, but which were found to be in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act. Ninety-two comments were received in response to the NPRM. After almost two years the Department has issued its interim final rule regarding temporary employment of aliens including the additional attestation elements for H-1B dependent employers and willful violators. Attorney Greg Siskind provides a summary of the regulations including information on the new LCA form, how to determine whether an employer is H-1B dependent, which employees are exempt from the new ACWIA rules, establishing that no US workers have been displaced, the "no benching" rule, and how to treat attorneys' fees when calculating the prevailing wage.

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Department of Labor Publishes Long-Awaited H-1B Regulations
Attorney Greg Siskind summarizes the regulations from the Department of Labor implementing the ACWIA changes to the H-1B program.

Immigration News of the Day

Census Finds Immigrants Blending in Faster, Easier
A USA Today interview with Kenneth Prewitt, Census Bureau director, reveals an early look at Census 2000 data which shows that immigrants will benefit an aging USA.

Dead Air Stowaways Still Unnamed
The Guardian Unlimited reports that detectives are still trying to identify a stowaway who died after plunging from a plane at Gatwick airport hours after the body of another stowaway was found nearby. There have been numerous attempts by suspected illegal immigrants to stow away on planes bound for Britain.

ILW.COM Highlights of the Day

Immigration Discussion Board
Discuss immigration matters with others in the ILW.COM community.

ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Chat with Glenn Miller
Attorney Glenn Miller will answer questions on all aspects of immigration law on Thursday, December 28, 2000, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. Questions will be accepted starting 15 minutes before the beginning of the chat.

Classifieds of the Day

ILW.COM carries classified ads for immigration related positions. $100 for single insertion, $250 for five consecutive insertions, payable in advance. Contact us for details. We will also carry for no charge announcements such as immigration related events. We reserve the right to refuse any ad and to make minor editorial and formatting changes. Send to

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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