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Newsletter articles from 2002

Adjustment of status portability under the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act By Gary Chodorow October 2002 Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, an employer may file with the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) a Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, requesting that a foreign national be classified in one of the specified employment-based preference categories.
Authentication of documents for use abroad: Some helpful Web sites By Shannon M. Shepherd December 2002 Using documents overseas that have been notarized in the United States is easy, if you know where to go.
Banking on both sides of the 49th parallel By Lewis F. Matuszewich January 2002 Raymond J. Protti, of the Canadian Bankers Association ("CBA") spoke before a recent meeting of the Canadian Club of Chicago.
Calling all importers: U.S. Customs’ cargo security initiatives By Jessica T. DePinto September 2002 The events of September 11 and continued threats against American interests at home and abroad have prompted the United States Customs Service to seek the cooperation of the commercial trade community in launching its fight against terrorism.
Chair column By Angela Peters January 2002 The ISBA International and Immigration Law Section Council has not had many significant legislative issues or proposals presented to it for consideration this year.
Chair’s column By Angela Peters September 2002 I would like to share with you a very interesting article that came into my files during my year as chair.
Chair’s column By Angela Peters June 2002 On April 25, 2002, the INS split into two divisions--one for enforcing U.S. laws against those who are illegally within our borders, and one for aliens who need protection under our laws.
Chair’s column By Angela Peters April 2002 The International and Immigration Law Section Council is coordinating the efforts of attorneys who practice in different areas, on a brochure that we would ultimately like to distribute to lawyers and the public through the ISBA and/or a program at a future annual or midyear ISBA conference.
Controlled group liability for withdrawal liability from multi-employer pension plan ends at U.S. borders By Brian K. Wydajewski April 2002 On March 6, 2001, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a request for review and let stand a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit that prevented a multiemployer pension fund from pursuing a withdrawal liability assessment against the Canadian parent and Canadian sibling of a U.S. corporation that went bankrupt where the Canadian corporations lacked minimum contacts with the forum state of Illinois.
Driving home security By Mark E. Wojcik December 2002 You need a social security number to get a driver's license in Illinois. But what happens when you are a foreign citizen and suddenly find that you can no longer get a social security number, if the only reason you need one is to get that driver's license?
Editor’s comments December 2002 This issue of The Globe contains a wide range of material that demonstrates the variety of authors that contribute to its publication.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich October 2002 This is the second issue of The Globe for the 2002-2003 year. It includes an announcement that on Friday, November 8th the International and Immigration Law Section Council will host Mr. Franciszek Adamczyk, Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago.
Editor’s comments September 2002 This is the first issue for the 2002-2003 year. This issue includes the last "Chair Column" by Angela Peters, who had served as Chair of the Section Council until this past June's ISBA Annual Meeting.
Electronic tracking of foreign students in the U.S.—An introduction to ISEAS & SEVIS By Marta Delgado and Scott D. Pollock 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.
The enforcement of child support provisions in foreign divorce judgments By Angela Peters January 2002 There are a legion of cases that describe why the Illinois courts will not give full faith and credit to a foreign divorce decree judgment for support.
The forcible transfer of Palestinians to Gaza: The case of Ajuri v. IDF Commander By Mary L. Milano October 2002 On September 3, 2002 the Supreme Court of Israel, sitting as the High Court of Justice (the Court), issued its opinion in the cases of Ajuri (et al) v. IDF Commander (et al).
Hot topics in immigration law By Shannon M. Shepherd June 2002 Recent updates of interest to immigration law practitioners.
Illinois international business calendar September 2002 The Illinois International Business Calendar is a collaborative effort of the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago (ITA/GC), the Illinois Trade Office (ITO) of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs (DCCA), and the Illinois District Export Council (IDEC), on behalf of the U.S. Export Assistance Center/Chicago (USEAC).
Immigration practice: The R-1 religious visa options By Patricia M. Gibson April 2002 The procedures for aliens seeking nonimmigrant R visas and status are slightly different than from other employment-related visas.
Intellectual property protection in China By Lu Guoliang January 2002 I am pleased to have this opportunity to introduce some of the efforts made by the Chinese government in improving the investment environment and protecting intellectual property.
International driver’s license By Angela Peters December 2002 As international traffic began to expand in the post World War II years, government officials and motoring authorities in numerous leading countries realized that the existing treaty-convention in the field (Paris 1926) no longer met the growing needs of international motoring.
Introduction: Civil Law Notary Statute June 2002 During this last legislative session, a proposal was made for Illinois to formerly recognize "Civil Law Notaries."
New Web site for the U.S. Court of International Trade By Mark E. Wojcik December 2002 The United States Court of International Trade in New York is a federal court of national jurisdiction.
A proposal to adopt an Illinois civil law notary statute By David S. Rodriguez June 2002 Increased international activity that affects this state requires that legal instruments originating from the United States have full force, effect and acceptance in foreign jurisdictions
Quick review to House Bill 6003—Civil Law Notary Act June 2002 House Bill 6003, the Civil Law Notary Act, is problematic in that it violates the Illinois Constitution's separation of powers, Article II, Section 1.
Recent Illinois decisions of interest By Violeta I. Balan January 2002 No time limit to register foreign judgments: The First District holds that the statute of limitations to enforce a judgment does not apply to the registration of foreign judgments--Pinilla v. Harza Engineering Co., 324 Ill.App.3d 803, 755 N.E.2d 23, 257 Ill. Dec. 921, (1st Dist. July 25, 2001)
SBA enhanced ExportExpress loan program October 2002 The U.S. Small Business Administration's ExportExpress loan program's new enhancements will simplify export financing opportunities for small businesses and attract more lenders to participate in the program, according to a recent news release from SBA's Washington office.
Termination of H-1B workers By Jacqueline Lentini McCullough September 2002 With a downturn in the economy upon us, many companies have no choice but to terminate some workers.
Three Web sites keep you up to date on immigration law By Shannon M. Shepherd 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.
Tuesday Topics continue April 2002 The International & Immigration Law Section continue to implement the Tuesday Topic series with three more programs in the first half of 2002.