The October, 2016 issue of The Globe, the newsletter for the International and Immigration Law Section of the Illinois State Bar Association, which is edited by Lewis F. Matuszewich, has been published.  The articles include:

  • Editor’s comments An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
  • Memo The International and Immigration Law Section Council has approved and urges the Illinois State Bar Association to support an amendment to 725 ILSC 5/113-8 relating to guilty pleas to improve compliance with judicial notification of the immigration consequences of guilty pleas.
  • A useful resource: TRAC Immigration Anyone interested in immigration policy based on quantitative analysis should consider consulting TRAC Immigration (Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse).
  • Announcement – Russian Law Students Project The Russian Law Students Project is seeking volunteer presenters for the 2016-17 academic year.
  • OK to ask applicants if they need immigration sponsorship An employer that asks questions designed to prefer certain classes of nonimmigrant visa holders (e.g., STEM OPT students) over other classes of nonimmigrant visa holders is unlikely to violate the INA’s prohibition against citizenship status discrimination.
  • Ferreira v. Lynch A summary of this recent case.
  • Recent cases Summaries of recent cases of interest to international & immigration law practitioners.
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