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Newsletter articles from 2013

Admonitions in the criminal trial court: Waiver of Counsel, Jury Demand, and Non-citizen Guilty Pleas after Padilla v. Kentucky By Patrick M. Kinnally November 2013 The issue of a trial court admonishing anyone of the potential immigration ramifications surrounding a guilty plea is substantial if the accused is a non-citizen.
Applying for naturalization and removal hearings: Can you get a remedy? By Patrick M. Kinnally April 2013 The Seventh Circuit in Klene v. Napolitano has leveled the playing field. There is no legal reason to give priority to removal proceedings over naturalization proceedings.
Broadening the statutory grounds for asylum through the application of the Mixed-Motives Doctrine By Eric Choi April 2013 The decision in Mustafa v. Holder may assist asylum seekers by broadening the scope of applicants who may be considered for relief from removal through the statutorily protected grounds of asylum under the INA.
Cental Asians in Chicago May 17 for Silk Road Conference April 2013 Foreign government diplomats and representatives of business, academia, and government, including the United Nations, will converge on Chicago for the 8th Annual Silk Road Conference scheduled at Illinois Institute’s Kent College of Law Auditorium in Chicago on Friday, May 17.
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations By Cindy G. Buys June 2013 To commemorate the occasion, the Mexican Consulate hosted an all-day event at the Chicago Cultural Center on May 3, 2013 to consider the history of the Convention and what the future might hold.
Contingency planning for the undocumented By Elizabeth McGuan October 2013 It is estimated that there are over 5,100 children of undocumented parents in foster care in 22 states. As attorneys, while we may not be able to prevent the detention, with careful preparation, we can minimize the collateral damage to our clients, and most significantly, protect their parental rights.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich December 2013 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich November 2013 An introduction to the issue from editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich October 2013 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich September 2013 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich July 2013 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich June 2013 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich April 2013 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lewis F. Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich February 2013 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
EU Center of Excellence at UI: A regional resource for EU information and research By Brent Rosenstein June 2013 The goal of the European Union Center at the University of Illinois  is to bring together a diverse, interdisciplinary group of students and faculty to serve as a focal point for research, education, and outreach programs on the European Union.
EU Center of Excellence at UI: Outreach and research on EU governance By Michael Nelson July 2013 The European Union Center of Excellence (EUCE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a source of expertise on the transatlantic relationship and facilitates outreach, research, and teaching on the EU across the Midwest region.
Exploring new marketing opportunities in Central Asia September 2013 Register now for this timely seminar that will take place on October 7th in Chicago.
H-1B quota for 2014 By Tejas Shah February 2013 A basic overview of the H-1B quota The 2014 fiscal year H-1B visa quota filing date is fast approaching. The quota opens on April 1, 2013 and it is anticipated that there will be a higher volume of applications this year than in the past three years.
A human rights fellowship, by students for students By Stephanie Macuiba and Amy Friederich June 2013 The authors of this article have co-founded a fellowship at the SIU School of Law that encourages other law students to intern abroad in the field of human rights and provides the financial assistance to do so.
The International & Immigration Section Discussion Group By Michelle J. Rozovics December 2013 If you haven't signed up for the Section's Discussion Group, you're missing out!
Introduction to competition law in India By Tejas Shah February 2013 An overview of India's competition laws.
Meet the Section Council February 2013 Learn more about the members of the Section Council.
Message from the Chair By Scott D. Pollock October 2013 A message from Section Chair Scott Pollock.
Message from the Chair By Scott D. Pollock September 2013 A message from Section Chair Scott D. Pollock.
Message from the Chair By Scott D. Pollock July 2013 A message from Section Chair Scott Pollock.
Message from the Chair By Anne M. Skallerup April 2013 A note from Section Chair Anne M. Skallerup.
Newsflash—Immigration legislation & caselaw update webinar October 2013 Mark your calendar now for this insightful program to be held on November 5, 2013!
Newsflash—Immigration legislation & caselaw update webinar September 2013 Mark your calendar now for this insightful program to be held on November 5, 2013!
Non-citizen defendants charged with state drug crimes: Some new, refreshing jurisprudence By Patrick M. Kinnally July 2013 Two recent decisions from the Supreme Court provide further definition to the area of State law drug possession and trafficking crimes and whether they constitute aggravated felonies which would make a non-citizen defendant deportable.
Recent cases November 2013 Recent cases of interest to international and immigration law practitioners.