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Immigration Daily September 22, 2004
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We announce with regret that Arthur Zabenko, who was Legal Editor of Immigration Daily for the first two years of our publication, has passed away. He was only in his mid-40s. We received news of his passing earlier today from the law firm that he worked with, Lubiner and Schmidt in New Jersey. We have currently no further news about this matter, but expect to carry a fuller announcement when the shock of his passing recedes, and we can make a more considered statement.


The Lawyer's Guide To 212(a)(5)(A): Labor Certification From 1952 To PERM

Gary Endelman's "The Lawyer's Guide To 212(a)(5)(A): Labor Certification From 1952 To PERM", includes the following parts:

I. Introduction: Where We Came Out
II. Legislative History: Present At The Creation
III. Devil Is In The Details: What Was In The Regs?
IV. IMMACT 90: The Chance Not Taken
V. Here Come The Judge: What The Courts Have To Say
VI. Conclusion: Where Do We Go From Here?

This article, seven years in the writing, is the most definitive study of the labor certification statute, regulations, and litigation ever published. With PERM likely to be published (finally!) around November, it is required reading for all those with a serious stake in labor certification. It will be published in Immigration Daily in the next couple of months, but those who sign up for our seminar "Preparing For PERM With Joel Stewart" will receive a special pre-publication copy of the entire article. The deadline to register is Tuesday, September 28th. For more info, detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, see: (Fax version:

Prepare your practice for PERM by registering for this information-packed seminar and receive your special pre-publication copy of The Lawyer's Guide To 212(a)(5)(A): Labor Certification From 1952 To PERM by Gary Endelman. Don't delay, register today!


For Immigrants Stuck In Backlog, Promise Of Citizenship And Voting Go Unfulfilled
Norman Eng of the New York Immigration Coalition writes "Despite the frustration that many immigrants feel when dealing with the plodding pace of immigration processing, immigration officials assert that they have nothing to apologize for, calling the delays an unavoidable result of new security measures."

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DOJ Announces $11.5M Settlement For Immigration Judge Class Action
The Department of Justice issued notice of a proposed $11.5 million settlement agreement before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) between Class Members (white male appplicants for employment not selected as Immigration Judges during 1994 and 1995) and the EOIR.

DOS Issues Reminder Cable On SEVIS Fee
The Department of State issued a cable reminder that F, J, and M visas with initial I-20 or DS-2019 forms issued on or after September 1, 2004, will require payment of the SEVIS fee before making a visa application.

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Immigration Law Conferences
DHS has issued new Section 343 rules requiring foreign health care workers who are seeking temporary or permanent occupational visas or Trade NAFTA status to obtain a special visa certification in order to provide health care services in this country. The Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)/International Commission on Healthcare Professions (ICHP) are sponsoring a special educational program in your community about the new DHS rules. The new federal DHS rules apply to: Registered nurses and licensed practical (vocational) nurses, Audiologists, Physical Therapists, Medical Technicians, Occupational Therapists, Medical Laboratory Technologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Physician Assistants. Upcoming session locations include: Seattle, WA - Monday, Sept. 27, New York, NY - Monday, Oct. 4, San Francisco, CA - Monday, Oct. 18th, Atlanta, GA - Monday, Nov. 1st. To register, contact Marla Downing at:, (ph) 215-222-8454, x.242, or visit

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Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: (300-words or fewer preferred).

Dear Editor:
The diatribe against amnesty for illegal immigrants should have a senders name attached. I do not believe you should publish commentary without it. I am a volunteer with the Farmworkers Ministry.

Al Moser
Crescent City, Florida

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Dear Editor:
Please keep the subscription box for Immigration Daily on the first page of ILW.COM, at least until after the University of Texas Immigration Conference (October 13-15, 2004). I included it in my paper for that conference current instructions on how to subscribe to Immigration Daily and I would hate for my paper to be already incorrect.

Eugene J. Flynn
Dallas, TX

Editor's Note: Our Immigration Daily subscription box will remain on our homepage. The facelift does not make any changes to the subscription box. Please feel free to comment on our site changes as they continue over the next few weeks.

Dear Editor:
Awaiting for more than a decade for availability of visa number would rather hamper progress of siblings of the US citizens. Many more of them will have reached advanced age when the visa number are available to them. Such a long waiting will surely make them feel anguished and distressed. Consequently, they will be far from being able to contribute to the US as expected. Therefore, I think it will be proper and appropriate if the category F4 of family-based immigration is eliminated. Furthermore, under nuclear family policy of the US only the children of the US citizens are to be united with their parents, and the siblings of the US citizens do not come under this policy. Therefore, I think it will be not be unfair and unjust if immigration visa for siblings of the US citizens is abolished.

S. Salike

Dear Editor:
Ms. Shivers may get many calls from the public about some "amazing" illegal aliens families, but it seems to me that for all the supposed outcry from citizens about these families, remarkably few citizens are willing to provide sponsorship if it means dipping into their own pockets. A few weeks ago I read an article about the problems some border schools are having with students from Mexico attending illegally. One of the (Hispanic) board members said he had let one of the students stay with him so that he had a local address for registration. The board member seemed to think this was a worthy act. Apparently it never occurred to him that he was being "generous" with the taxpayers' money, not his own. He could and should have paid the boy's tuition rather than gaming the system. The point: Plenty of people are willing to say so and so "deserves" to be here, as long as they don't have to bear any personal responsibility.

Ali Alexander

Dear Editor:
Chucky should not hold immigration attorneys responsible for illegal immigration because by that logic, criminal defense attorneys should be blamed for encouraging murder and other violent crimes as a way of generating more fees.

Brandon Meyer
Dana Point, CA


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