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Section Newsletter Articles From Scott D. Pollock

Message from the Chair By Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, October 2013 A message from Section Chair Scott Pollock.
Message from the Chair By Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, September 2013 A message from Section Chair Scott D. Pollock.
Message from the Chair By Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, July 2013 A message from Section Chair Scott Pollock.
Does your client’s business employ immigrants? By Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, November 2012 The author provides the outline from his presentation at this year's CLE program, "What if Your Client is Foreign-Born?"
I-9 Compliance: Information for employers By Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, September 2012 Common questions and answers for employers dealing with Form I-9.
The ARDC can now investigate and prosecute the unauthorized practice of law—Good news for immigrants By Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, 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. 
H-1B cap alert, a call for more H-1B visas, and H-1B cap gap planning for fiscal year 2012 By Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, May 2011 The author argues that Congress should eliminate the H-1B cap.
Recent immigration cases in the 7th Circuit and Illinois Supreme Court By Scott D. Pollock and Christina J. Murdoch International and Immigration Law, May 2011 Summaries of recent immigration law cases.
People of the State of Illinois v. Delvillar—The Illinois Supreme Court construes statute on guilty pleas of noncitizen criminal defendants facing deportation and other immigration consequences By Christina J. Murdoch, Kathryn R. Weber, and Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, March 2010 The decision may not be as devastating to non-citizens as it seems on the surface.
Immigration Consultation Corner- With multiple grounds of inadmissibility, some cannot be cured—A brief look at false claims to U.S. citizenship, fraud and other immigration violations By Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, July 2009 Even attorneys that do not regularly practice immigration law are often surprised to learn of the drastic immigration consequences of fraudulent conduct or the use of false documents to obtain admission to the U.S. from abroad.
Immigration consultation corner: Denial of an R-1 Visa petition for a minister of religion—To challenge or not to challenge? By Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, June 2009 The author shares an immigration case that presented a tricky procedural dilemma.
Alert for religious organizations and religious workers By Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, April 2009 Date: November 26, 2008 Re: Changes to the Religious Worker Visa Program
What you need to know about consular notification for the defense—What difference can consular notification make? By Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, January 2009 Foreign nationals in the U.S. find themselves in a difficult situation when they are in criminal or immigration proceedings.
Citing foreign and international law in U.S. domestic court decisions: What would the founding fathers say? By Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, July 2008 In speeches to several law schools in 2005, former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, criticized the use of foreign law in Supreme Court opinions, “calling it anti-democratic and unworkable.”
Diversity Visas for FY ’08 and FY ‘09—What are they and how can they be obtained? By Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, February 2008 Each year since the 1995,2 up to 55,000 immigrants per year have been admitted to the U.S. as “diversity immigrants” as natives of countries with low rates of immigration.
Now is the time for employers to prepare to beat the fiscal year 2008 H-1B cap By Scott D. Pollock and Fatima G. Mohyuddin International and Immigration Law, January 2007 The H-1B visa cap is once again in the forefront of business immigration practice and Congressional debate.
Immigration Consultation Corner1 #4—The B-2 overstay dilemma: Issue spotting and wise counsel when there are limited options By Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, November 2006 By providing a sympathetic and knowledgeable consultation, the client without good options will still appreciate your candor and seek you out in the future as her trusted advisor if there is a change of circumstances.
United States treaty and nationality-based work options By Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, September 2006 Each year the United States is a desirable or necessary destination for millions of international business persons and travelers.
Immigration Consultation Corner #3: Student practical training to temporary worker—The “cap-gap” problem By Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, March 2006 An F-1 foreign student comes to your office with the Human Resources Director of a company that trades futures at the Chicago Board of Trade.
Immigration Consultation Corner: #2- International students—Changing non-immigrant visa status in the U.S. By Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, December 2005 A foreign national comes to see you about attending school in the U.S. She last arrived two weeks ago on a B-2 visitors visa.
Immigration Consultation Corner: #1-Expedited removal consequences By Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, September 2005 A U.S. citizen comes to see you about her husband, who was deported from the U.S. after attempting to enter on a false passport.
Information about PERM applications By Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, June 2005 A new process for Applications for Labor Certification went into effect on March 28, 2005.
NSEERS and US-VISIT requirements for nonimmigrant visa holders By Scott D. Pollock and Maria Baldini-Potermin International and Immigration Law, November 2004 The terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001 ushered in the development of several new immigration security initiatives.
Summary of new implementation of SEVIS fee for certain foreign students and exchange visitors By Scott D. Pollock and Marta Delgado International and Immigration Law, August 2004 Effective September 1, 2004, unless exempted, foreign students and exchange visitors receiving SEVIS Form I-20 or DS-2019 with an issuance date of September 1, 2004 or later will be required to pay a SEVIS fee.
Immigration issues for health care facilities seeking to hire foreign workers By Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, March 2004 Hypothetical Case #1: Dr. Sam Mazdejadeh, a citizen of Iran, is completing his cardiology residency at a well-known teaching hospital. He has published several highly regarded papers on new techniques he developed in angioplasty; his research has been used and cited by other leading researchers.
So I’m an alien? I beg your pardon!—Why the Governor’s pardon may be required to avoid your client’s deportation from the United States (Part I) By Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, September 2003 Immigration lawyers must sometimes go to Springfield or Chicago to ask the Governor, through the Illinois Prisoner Review Board, to issue executive clemency for even seemingly minor criminal offenses.
Electronic tracking of foreign students in the U.S.—An introduction to ISEAS & SEVIS By Marta Delgado and Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, 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.

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