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Section Newsletter Articles on Immigration Law

Local immigration ordinances are likely unconstitutional By Anthony E. Rothert Human Rights, September 2007 Several municipalities across the country have recently adopted laws that attempt to regulate immigration.
Choosing (and using) a mental health expert witness for immigration cases By Phyllis Gould International and Immigration Law, April 2007 The work of a mental health expert witness in immigration cases can be compared to that of a journalist: it’s the expert’s job to tell the client’s story in as interesting, detailed, and moving way as possible.
CLE covers immigration issues for family lawyers By Tahani Afaneh International and Immigration Law, April 2007 The Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education hosted the 6th Annual Family Law Conference in March, 2007. Daniel Azulay of Azulay, Horn & Seiden, LLC, presented a segment about Immigration Law for Family Lawyers.
Admonitions in the criminal trial court: Waiver of Counsel, Jury Demand, and Noncitizen Guilty Pleas By Patrick M. Kinnally International and Immigration Law, March 2007 In January 2004 the Illinois General Assembly passed a law (725 ILCS 5/113-8) which says:
Book drive for immigration detainees By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, March 2007 For the past two years, students and faculty from Southern Illinois University (SIU) have been visiting immigration detainees held at the Tri-County Justice and Detention Center (Tri-County) in Ullin, IL to conduct “Know Your Rights” presentations and to assess whether the legal needs of the immigration detainees are being met.
Now is the time for employers to prepare to beat the fiscal year 2008 H-1B cap By Scott D. Pollock and Fatima G. Mohyuddin International and Immigration Law, January 2007 The H-1B visa cap is once again in the forefront of business immigration practice and Congressional debate.
Immigration Consultation Corner1 #4—The B-2 overstay dilemma: Issue spotting and wise counsel when there are limited options By Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, November 2006 By providing a sympathetic and knowledgeable consultation, the client without good options will still appreciate your candor and seek you out in the future as her trusted advisor if there is a change of circumstances.
Immigration strategies: Getting the U.S. off the dime By John T. Baun International and Immigration Law, November 2006 In a recent National Law Journal article, reporter Sheri Quarters detailed a tack of how an immigration lawyer may get bureaucracy off the dime when immigration application processing is delayed or non-existent.
One plus one equals three or in an immigration context applying for a waiver By Y. Judd Azulay International and Immigration Law, November 2006 Over the years, practicing in the immigration field has gone from a “gentlemen’s” practice where everyone knew each other, respected each other and generally knew “who & what was on first,” to an adversarial practice having all the surprises, deceit, unpredictability and intrigue of the Perry Mason TV show.
Conference Series: An informed discussion of financial access for immigrants—Part II By Steven W. Kuehl Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, September 2006 The first part of this series appeared in the prior issue of Commercial, Banking & Bankruptcy Law, and this material will be concluded in the next issue of the newsletter.
Recent developments with respect to First Amendments Rights in the immigration context By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, September 2006 As immigration practitioners may know, the extent of First Amendment rights of non-U.S. citizens has not been fully decided.
Conference Series: An informed discussion of financial access for immigrants—Part 1 By Steven W. Kuehl Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, August 2006 During the past two years, the Consumer and Community Affairs (CCA) division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago held a series of conferences focused on increasing access to financial services for immigrants.
Removal Orders Redux: An analysis of the Immigration Deportation Reinstatement statute By Patrick M. Kinnally International and Immigration Law, August 2006 Juanita and her husband, Jorge, have come to see you about Jorge’s immigration status.
Conference series: An informed discussion of financial access for immigrants—Part III By Steven W. Kuehl International and Immigration Law, July 2006 The first two portions of this article appeared in the prior two issues of The Globe.
Conference Series: An informed discussion of financial access for immigrants—Part II By Steven W. Kuehl International and Immigration Law, May 2006 The first part of this series appeared in the prior issue of The Globe and this material will be concluded in the next issue of The Globe.
Conference Series: An informed discussion of financial access for immigrants—Part 1 By Steven W. Kuehl International and Immigration Law, March 2006 During the past two years, the Consumer and Community Affairs (CCA) division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago held a series of conferences focused on increasing access to financial services for immigrants.
Immigration Consultation Corner #3: Student practical training to temporary worker—The “cap-gap” problem By Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, March 2006 An F-1 foreign student comes to your office with the Human Resources Director of a company that trades futures at the Chicago Board of Trade.
Immigration Consultation Corner: #2- International students—Changing non-immigrant visa status in the U.S. By Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, December 2005 A foreign national comes to see you about attending school in the U.S. She last arrived two weeks ago on a B-2 visitors visa.
Unaccompanied immigrant children: The solution By Alen Takhsh International and Immigration Law, December 2005 This is the second of two articles. The first appeared in the prior issue of The Globe (November 2005, Vol. 43, No. 3) and contained the background factual situation.
Seventh Circuit interprets notice requirements with regard to removal hearings and motions to reopen such hearings By Pradip K. Sahu International and Immigration Law, November 2005 On August 26, 2005, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit handed down its ruling in Sabir v. Gonzales.
Unaccompanied immigrant children: The problem By Alen Takhsh International and Immigration Law, November 2005 Cesare Pavese, the renowned Italian novelist and poet, once exclaimed that, “One stops being a child when one realizes that telling one’s trouble does not make it any better.”
When the client’s testimony goes beyond what the asylum application described: adverse credibility, or consistent support? By Shannon M. Shepherd International and Immigration Law, November 2005 The Seventh Circuit has added to its string of recent cases addressing the careful standards the Court expects all applicants, counselors, and Immigration Judges (IJ’s) to conform to when faced with a claim for asylum.
Recent 7th Circuit cases pose warning to both Immigration Judges and practitioners: Do your homework! By Shannon M. Shepherd International and Immigration Law, July 2005 The 7th Circuit has been inundated with what Judge Richard A. Posner has called "misguided" opinions coming from the Immigration Judges ("IJs") in its district.
Immigration law alert By Gabrielle M. Buckley International and Immigration Law, March 2005 The president signed into law legislation which reinstates certain H-1B requirements and adds certain fees and restrictions relating to H and L visa status.
The (bumpy) road to justice By Violeta I. Balan International and Immigration Law, November 2004 While I was dreaming of sailing around the world, traveling to Africa and racing a camel, my father spent his nights printing flyers on a homemade handpress.
PAIR with a great Web site equals less time at the computer By Shannon M. Shepherd International and Immigration Law, March 2004 As an attorney with a small firm who represents many clients from Asia for both immigration and international business issues, I am always looking for ways to cut down on research time and expense by utilizing the Internet.
Electronic tracking of foreign students in the U.S.—An introduction to ISEAS & SEVIS By Marta Delgado and Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, December 2002 Recent changes in federal law require the Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS), the U.S. Department of State (DOS) and U.S. consulates abroad to exercise greater oversight and control over the educational institutions authorized to enroll foreign students, and to better track the nearly 1,000,000 nonimmigrant students and exchange visitors during their stay in the U.S.
Supreme Court limits rights of illegal aliens in U.S. workplace By Joy A. Roberts and Vickie Gillio Administrative Law, October 2002 In a recent precedent-setting case, the U.S. Supreme Court held the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) does not have discretion to award backpay to an illegal alien who was never legally authorized to work in the United States, as it would unduly infringe upon explicit statutory prohibitions critical to federal immigration policy, as expressed in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), 8 U.S.C. 1324a.
Hot topics in immigration law By Shannon M. Shepherd International and Immigration Law, June 2002 Recent updates of interest to immigration law practitioners.
Three Web sites keep you up to date on immigration law By Shannon M. Shepherd International and Immigration Law, June 2002 Looking for a quick, easy way to get up to date on the latest developments in immigration law? Try three Web sites for a comprehensive look at what's happening in Immigration.