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Eli Kantor is a labor, employment and immigration law attorney. He has been practicing labor, employment and immigration law for more than 36 years. He has been featured in articles about labor, employment and immigration law in the L.A. Times, Business Week.com and Daily Variety. He is a regular columnist for the Daily Journal. Telephone (310)274-8216; eli@elikantorlaw.com. For more information, visit beverlyhillsimmigrationlaw.com and and beverlyhillsemploymentlaw.com

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Immigration settles amnesty lawsuit

Ending a 20 year long legal battle, Immigration finally agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit regarding amnesty applicants who entered the US legally but then overstayed their visas or violated the terms of their visas. Immigration had placed the burden on the amnesty applicant to prove that their illegal status was now"known to the government". Immigration will now presume that the government knew about their violations because schools were legally required to send the notices of violation of student visa status to Immigration. This settlement will open the doors to permanent residents to tens of thousands of people.