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Immigration Daily December 21, 2004
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Immigration Daily's small staff coupled with a tight daily production schedule results in errors from time to time. We rely on your feedback to catch errors. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Most recently,

  • there was a typographical error in Eww's letter to the Editor in the December 17, 2004 Immigration Daily issue which incorrectly spelled "au pair" as "an pair".
  • the Featured Article in the December 17, 2004 issue of Immigration Daily entitled, "New Laws Affecting US Visas For Foreign National Employees" was attributed to Paul Parsons in error. The article was co-authored by Donald Wolfson and Michael Mandel of Wormser, Kiely, Galef & Jacobs LLP.
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Recapturing Priority Dates And All That
Charles Wheeler, Esq. writes "As we all know, a lot can happen between the time the petitioner files an alien relative petition (Form I-130) and the beneficiary adjusts status or immigrates."

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President Bush Reiterates Commitment To Immigration Reform
President Bush held a press conference today where he said, "People are coming to put food on the table, they're doing jobs Americans will not do. And to me, it makes sense for us to recognize that reality, and to help those who are needing to enforce our borders; legalize the process of people doing jobs Americans won't do; take the pressure off of employers so they're not having to rely upon false IDs; ... I mean, this is a system that can be much better."

USCIS Expands I-9 Verification Pilot Program Nationwide
USCIS announced that the automated employment eligibility confirmation pilot programs will be expanded to all 50 states and the District of Columbia by December 1, 2004.

Department Of Justice Publishes Its Semi-Annual Regulatory Agenda
The Department of Justice published its semi-annual regulatory agenda for the next 12-months.

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Dear Editor:
I'm not sure who edits the letters to the Editor, but it was a bit messy on my recent letter dated December 17, 2004. For instance, I wrote "Au Pair" not "an pair". This is not a criticism of you or Immigration Daily, just bringing it to your attention.


Editor's Note: We made a typographical error.

Dear Editor:
In response to your comments dated 12/17/04 regarding courts being held hostage to immigration, this is so true. I think people (immigrants/aliens) that go out of their way to stay legal in the US, should have some kind of advantage. These people spend thousands of dollars on immigration attorneys; filing fees; travel and accommodation when they have to appear in court or go for interviews! I know this. I have been in this situation for almost two years now and it has cost me a lot of money and a lot of my time. I truly hope that something will happen to speed up the immigration process and help the people that want to be helped and are doing everything in their power to do the "right" thing.



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New Attorney
Tancinco Law Offices, APC is pleased to announce that J. Antonio Nierras, certified specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California, joined the firm on December 1, 2004. The Tancinco Law Offices, APC is a full-service firm providing assistance in business and immigration matters, and is located at One Hallidie Plaza, Suite 818 in San Francisco, California. Phone: 415-397-0808.

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