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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.
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 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.
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 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 tips By Lynne R. Ostfeld and Tejas Shah October 2014 Make sure you're aware of these useful pointers!
Press release March 2014 Sign up now for the 9th Annual Silk Road Conference to be held May 16th in Chicago.
Press release January 2014 Sign up for this fascinating and educational seminar.
Prosecutorial discretion and administrative closure in immigration law: A new adjudicatory rule By Patrick M. Kinnally June 2014 At first blush, it may seem curious that the concept of prosecutorial discretion has any pertinence to immigration cases. As we know, prosecutors have unmitigated powers in charging individuals with crimes, opting not to bring a charge at all, or making recommendations concerning plea bargains, sentencing, or conferring immunity to the accused, as well as witnesses.
Real estate in Israel—Prepare for probate By Deborah Opolion-Elovic January 2014 A look at the Israeli laws and procedures relating to a U.S. citizen who dies leaving real estate in Israel, and practical advice to those who currently hold real estate in Israel to ease the property's future transfer.
Recent cases September 2014 Recent decisions of interest to international and immigration law practitioners.
Recent cases June 2014 Recent cases of interest to international and immigration law practitioners.