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International and Immigration LawThe newsletter of the ISBA’s Section on International & Immigration Law

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Newsletter articles from 2014

Asylum status and rules: A recurring dialectic By Patrick M. Kinnally September 2014 The issue now on the forefront of immigration asylum law is whether an asylum applicant who has obtained asylum may have that status terminated because the original grant of asylum was procured by fraud.
The benefits and drawbacks of a grant of withholding of removal By Kristin Michel January 2014 It is important to determine whether a client in removal proceedings who has a fear of being removed to her home country is eligible for asylum rather than simply withholding of removal.
The CTM: then and now, and why national trade mark registrations are still important By Rachel Havard December 2014 The European Community Trademark system still provides excellent value for the money. To seek EU wide registration is relatively inexpensive compared with the cost of filing individual national trade mark applications in 28 countries.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich December 2014 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich October 2014 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich September 2014 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lewis Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich August 2014 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich June 2014 An introduction to the issue from editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich March 2014 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich January 2014 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Employers sanctioned for failure to correctly complete I-9 forms By Michael R. Lied March 2014 Two recent cases teach that the seemingly mundane task of verifying identity and work authorization on Form I-9 is serious business.
Illinois international business calendar December 2014 Upcoming events of interest to international and immigration law practitioners.
Illinois international business calendar October 2014 Mark your calendar for these upcoming events.
Immigrants’ due process rights in immigration court hearings By Helen Harnett January 2014 On February 13, 2013, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decided the case of Smykiene v. Holder, which involved motions to reopen removal orders issued in absentia.
Inter-country adoptions and surrogacy: Cautionary tales By Ramsey Senno March 2014 Attorneys practicing in this field should be cognizant of the dangers and the pitfalls associated with intercountry adoption, making sure they perform their due diligence regarding all parties and issues involved.
Inter-country adoptions and surrogacy: Cautionary tales, Part II By Erika Rahden March 2014 Despite the obstacles that adoptive parents can face, international adoption is still a viable alternative for those seeking to adopt and if done correctly can create a loving and lasting family.
ISBA unveils exciting new Member Directory! December 2014 Make sure the other members of the ISBA know what sets you apart and can find you easily by activating your member directory profile today.
Kane County Bar Association initiates new Immigration Law Committee By Elizabeth McGuan January 2014 Learn more about the new committee and what they hope to discuss at upcoming meetings.
Making conditional residency unconditional for immigrant clients By Patrick M. Kinnally October 2014 The issue of the validity of a marriage in the immigration arena rests on a single concept: At the time of the marriage, did the participants intend to share a life together? But in today's world, with prenuptial agreements and spouses who may work and live in different locations, providing proof of that intent may prove a challenge.
Meet the Section Council October 2014 Learn more about Section Council members Cindy Galway Buys and Tejas Shah.
Meet the section council August 2014 Learn more about Section Chair Lynne Ostfeld and member David Aubrey.
Meet the Section Council June 2014 Learn more about Section Council member Glen L. Bower.
Memorandum to potential authors August 2014 Everything you need to know about writing an article for this newsletter.
Message from the Chair By Lynne R. Ostfeld December 2014 Several weeks ago, members of this Section’s Council had an informative visit and exchange of information with several staff members of the Quebec Délégation in Chicago.
Message from the Chair By Lynne R. Ostfeld October 2014 A message from Section Chair Lynne Ostfeld.
Message from the Chair By Lynne R. Ostfeld September 2014 An update on the Section's activities from Chair Lynne Ostfeld.
Message from the Chair By Lynne R. Ostfeld August 2014 A message from Section Chair Lynne Ostfeld.
Opting out of CISG: Always the best approach? By Samuel G. Wieczorek October 2014 This article will explore some of the factors that might be considered in order to make an informed, rather than a reflexive, decision on whether to embrace some or all of the provisions of CISG.
Practice tip By Lynne R. Ostfeld December 2014 The author suggests that, when deposing a non-English speaker, working with an interpreter obtained through recommendations may be much more beneficial to your success than using someone obtained through an agency.
Practice tips By Lynne R. Ostfeld and Tejas Shah October 2014 Make sure you're aware of these useful pointers!