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Newsletter articles from 2012

Adjustment of status, false claims to United States citizenship and voting in elections By Patrick M. Kinnally November 2012 The Adjustment of Status form can be a trap for the unwary practitioner.
The ARDC can now investigate and prosecute the unauthorized practice of law—Good news for immigrants By Scott D. Pollock January 2012 Last month the Illinois Supreme Court amended its rules, thereby enhancing the ARDC's authority and benefiting immigrants to the U.S. and their family members, who have a particularly critical need for competent legal advice and representation. 
Asylum and withholding of removal: The necessity for appointed counsel By Craig R. Miller July 2012 When an indigent, deportable alien speaking little or no English is not appointed an attorney, the outcome of a removal proceeding is fundamentally unfair.
Authentication of documents: Apostilles By Lynne R. Ostfeld November 2012 The Hague Conference is currently conducting a pilot project to develop procedures for the issuance and use of electronic Apostilles, or e-Apostilles. 
Cubanism: Cuba in commerce with the world By Joseph F. Locallo Jr. July 2012 Is Cuba what it now appears to be, a country relinquishing some of its ideals imbedded in Communism and Socialism in order to prosper in a new world economy?
Does your client’s business employ immigrants? By Scott D. Pollock November 2012 The author provides the outline from his presentation at this year's CLE program, "What if Your Client is Foreign-Born?"
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich November 2012 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich September 2012 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich August 2012 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich July 2012 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich May 2012 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich April 2012 A note from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich March 2012 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich January 2012 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
H-1B quota for 2013 By Tejas Shah April 2012 While it is anybody’s guess how quickly the quota will fill up this year, it is reasonably certain that it will fill up sooner than in past years.
I-9 Compliance: Information for employers By Scott D. Pollock September 2012 Common questions and answers for employers dealing with Form I-9.
Immigration and refugee law issues Tibetan asylees have faced in the United States By Bayarjargal Sereenen November 2012 The author examined 43 U.S. circuit court cases to learn more about the immigration issues Tibetan refugees face when they come to this country. 
International contracts—Things to think about By Lynne R. Ostfeld April 2012 A few items to keep in mind when dealing with international contracts.
International Internet jurisdiction under the Convention on the Use of Electronic Communication in International Contracts By Kitsuron Sangsuvan January 2012 When two states claim jurisdiction over transactions, international jurisdictional conflict arises: Where can the plaintiff sue? Which country’s laws apply?
Is reform a reality for women in Saudi Arabia? By Cindy G. Buys and Stephanie Macuiba July 2012 This article provides some background on the Saudi Arabian political and legal systems and on the possibilities for future reforms to expand women’s rights.
ISBA E-mail Discussion Groups as source for practice development September 2012 At one time or another, it seems every lawyer comes in contact with an international and/or immigration law issue in their practice. The ISBA E-mail Discussion Groups-- free to ISBA members-- offer a look at just how frequently these questions arise.
ISBA Section on International and Immigration Law sponsors “Careers in International and Immigration Law” panels at Chicago-area law schools By Tejas Shah January 2012 A summary of the recent panels, "Careers in International and Immigration Law," held at three law schools in Chicago and sponsored by the ISBA's International & Immigration Law Section.
Lawful permanent resident aliens: Is there a right to return? By Patrick M. Kinnally March 2012 The decision in Vartelas v. Holder should be of substantial significance to lawful permanent resident aliens who long ago may have committed crimes which made them excludable or deportable from the United States.
Message from the Chair By Anne M. Skallerup May 2012 A message from Section Chair Anne Marie Skallerup.
“The newlywed game”—Marriage fraud in immigration: Ethical guidance By Jesse Hodierne May 2012 A discussion of marriage-based immigration, the federal laws curtailing and prohibiting marriage fraud, and recommended actions for attorneys who know or suspect their clients are committing marriage fraud in an attempt to circumvent the immigration laws of the United States.
Patents, medication, and WHO controls them: A look inside a potential negotiator of the patented drug trade By Veena Tripathi August 2012 Global health is plagued by the inefficiencies of developing countries to gain access to medications. The inability for these countries to access these medications can be often blamed on the lack of patent regulation. The author reports on the past and current state of global patents for necessary medications and suggests that the World Health Organization, a branch of the United Nations, can be the mediator in this relationship.  
Recent cases September 2012 Recent cases of interest to immigrational and immigration law attorneys.
Recent cases March 2012 Recent cases of interest to international & immigration attorneys.
Representing undocumented immigrants in civil cases—False documents, lying and aliases: Don’t ignore them By Patrick M. Kinnally May 2012 Four recent cases highlight the issue of the use of deception by using phony documents or assuming an identity. Two are criminal cases, two are civil. Read these opinions.
Setting up in Flanders—Part 3 By Ian Robberechts March 2012 Some points for a foreign investor to consider when starting commercial operations in Belgium.