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  1. Dec 15 - Improve Readability

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    December 15, 2008
    1.  Comment: Improve Readability
    2.  Focus: US Tax Compliance For Immigrants And Employers: The
        Lawyer's Complete Guide
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government by Angelo Paparelli
        (b) Immigrants Of The Day: Heath Ledger of Australia, Monica
        Seles of Yugoslavia, and Bill Graham of Germany by Kevin R.
    4.  News:
        (a) Active EB-5 Regional Centers List
        (b) USCIS Finalizes Streamlining Procedures For H-2A Program
        (c) DHS Says Expedited Removals Accounted For 33 Percent Of
        All 2007 Removals
        (d) USCIS Announces EAD Extension For Eligible El Salvador
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
        (b) EB-5 Investor Program
        (c) Website Services
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Judge Halts Immigration Cases
        (b) Gordon Urges More Funds For Border Security
        (c) Detainee Relocation Leaves Unanswered Questions
        (d) Judge Dismisses Immigration Suit
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Appointment - Board Of Immigration Appeals Vice Chairman
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Allen Ladd, Esq.
        (b) David D. Murray, Esq.,1215.shtm
    Books On Immigration Law:
    Immigration Law Seminars:
    Immigration Law Workshops:
    To Get Clients:
    1.  COMMENT
    Improve Readability
    Are you receiving your Immigration Daily email version garbled
    and with no line breaks, making it difficult to read? This is due
    to an automatic feature found in Microsoft's Outlook 2003. To
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    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to
    2.  FOCUS
    US Tax Compliance For Immigrants And Employers: The Lawyer's
    Complete Guide
    ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new book on tax compliance for
    immigrants and employers authored by noted authority Paula
    Singer. The outline is as follows:   
    ++International Aspects of Individual U.S. Tax Returns
    ++A Guide for Filing IRS Forms 1042 and 1042-S
    ++L-1 Intracompany Transferees on U.S. Assignment
    ++J-1 Nonstudent Exchange Visitors Performing U.S. Services
    ++U.S. Taxation of H-1B Specialty Workers
    ++U.S. Taxation of B-1 Business Visitors
    ++U.S. Taxation of Foreign Students
    ++Tax Treaty Benefits for Foreign Nationals Performing U.S.
    ++What You Need to Know About Exchange Visitors  
    For more info, including how to place a pre-publication order,
    please see:
    For info/ordering by fax, please see:
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government
    Angelo Paparelli shares the latest entries as of December 11,
    2008 on his Dysfunctional Government blog.,1215-paparelli.shtm
    (b) Immigrants Of The Day: Heath Ledger of Australia, Monica
    Seles of Yugoslavia, and Bill Graham of Germany
    Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.,1215-johnson.shtm
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    4.  NEWS
    (a) Active EB-5 Regional Centers List
    We provide a list of currently "active" regional centers,
    effective as of December 2008 (courtesy of the USCIS Service
    Center Operations, EB-5 program).,1215-centers.pdf
    (b) USCIS Finalizes Streamlining Procedures For H-2A Program
    USCIS announced changes to the H-2A regulations that will
    streamline the hiring process of temporary and seasonal
    agricultural workers. For the H-2A fact sheet, see here.,1215-h2a.pdf
    For the Q&A, see here.,1215-qa.pdf,1215-H2A.shtm
    (c) DHS Says Expedited Removals Accounted For 33 Percent Of All
    2007 Removals
    The DHS Office of Immigration Statistics released its Annual
    Report presenting information on the apprehension, detention,
    return, and removal of foreign nationals during 2007.,1215-enforcement.pdf
    (d) USCIS Announces EAD Extension For Eligible El Salvador
    USCIS announced an automatic extension of the validity of
    Employment Authorization Documents for eligible Salvadoran TPS
    beneficiaries for six months through Sept. 9, 2009.,1215-tps.pdf
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    Washington, DC- USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
    experienced attorneys with 3+ years demonstrated experience in
    immigration law for the Adjudications Law Division (ALD). The
    attorneys will serve as advisors to the Chief of the ALD, the
    Chief Counsel, and to USCIS and other Departmental components on
    issues relating to U.S. immigration laws.   Applicants must
    possess a JD degree,  be an active member of the bar (any
    jurisdiction), and have 3+ years of post-J.D. experience in
    immigration law. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number:
    COU-CIS-2008-0013 at
    Submit a resume, cover letter + (2) writing samples to: Claudia
    Salem, Acting Chief, Adjudications Law Division at Please make sure to note in email subject
    header that you are applying for the Experienced Attorney
    Position, ALD, at USCIS. Must be received by 5pm, ET, Friday,
    December 19, 2008. Position is at the GS-13-GS-15 levels. This
    job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not
    in the competitive civil service. No relocation reimbursement
    (b) EB-5 Investor Program
    There is no need to wait for the Regional Center program to be
    extended before it sunsets on September 30, 2008. This is a 300
    acre project in Southern California near San Juan Capistrano. The
    Project will create at least 300 new full-time jobs through the
    development of a resort hotel/spa & corporate retreat, an upscale
    equestrian centre with 1000 stalls, arena, training and boarding
    facilities and, along with a vineyard, an olive orchard, and 30
    estate view lots. The developers and general partners have
    extensive experience in high profile developments.   The Project
    qualifies under the EB-5 Investor Visa program for an immigrant
    investor in need of a permanent residence in the US "Green Card".
    The project is a Targeted Employment Area (TEA) requiring
    investments at the reduced $500,000 level.    Visit for more information or
    contact a USA Global Development representative by e-mailing or calling (949) 296-3078 or complete
    contact us section of our website. Not an offer to purchase or
    sell securities. Only qualified investors can offer to subscribe
    after reviewing the full program and submitting a signed
    subscription agreement for consideration.
    (c) Website Services
    Gain the competitive edge with your new website from INSZoom, the
    world's largest immigration software company. Choose from a range
    of template websites, complete with customized logos and images,
    60-70 pps. of professionally written immigration law content
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    tools will increase your web traffic and prioritize your site in
    the major search engines. Our content management tool lets you
    update your site in real time. Customized intake sheets let you
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    process of launching your new website today.
    6.  Headlines
    (a) Judge Halts Immigration Cases
    A Weld District Court judge is questioning the legality of search
    warrants issued in the cases against 1,300 suspected illegal
    immigrants using fake identification.
    (b) Gordon Urges More Funds For Border Security
    Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon told senior members of President-elect
    Barack Obama's transition team Thursday that the U.S. government
    should boost the number of federal agents on the border but also
    dedicate more money to law-enforcement operations targeting
    violent crime in urban cities.
    (c) Detainee Relocation Leaves Unanswered Questions
    All immigrant detainees are being moved out of a Rhode Island
    detention facility where a Chinese man in custody for overstaying
    his visa died in August, the latest in a series of relocations of
    illegal immigrants.
    (d) Judge Dismisses Immigration Suit
    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit aimed at compelling some
    Lexington [Kentucky] government agencies to curtail public
    benefits offered to residents who are undocumented immigrants.
    For links to the above stories see here:,1215.shtm#Headlines
    7.  ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or
    fewer at no charge), email: Readers
    interested in learning about featuring your event or conference
    in Immigration Daily, see here To feature your
    newsletter in Immigration Daily, see here
    (a) Appointment - Board Of Immigration Appeals Vice Chairman
    Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey has announced the appointment
    of David L. Neal as Vice Chairman of the Board of Immigration
    Appeals (BIA), effective January 5, 2009. Neal was appointed as
    Chief Immigration Judge in March 2007 after serving as acting
    Chief Immigration Judge. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in
    1981 from Wabash College, a master's degree in 1984 from Harvard
    Divinity School and a juris doctorate in 1989 from Columbia Law
    School. Prior to his serving in various capacities within the
    Executive Office for Immigration Review, Neal practiced
    immigration law in Los Angeles and also served as the director of
    policy analysis for the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
    In addition, Neal is a member of the New York and District of
    Columbia bars.
    8.  LETTERS
    Readers are welcome to share their comments, email:  (300-words or fewer preferred).
    Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence,
    available in our archives.
    (a) Dear Editor:
    For readers' ease, would ID consider hyperlinking the "items" at
    the top, to the corresponding articles in the body, below?  I
    find that, scrolling down, I often over - or undershoot the
    article, since I have no way to gauge the length of the preceding
    articles.  It's just a bit of extra effort in a busy day.  Thanks
    for your consideration. I continue to be impressed by the
    quality, as well as the variety, of the content of Immigration
    Daily.  Keep up the good work.
    Allen Ladd, Esq.  Greenville, SC
    Editor's note: Thanks for your comments. To accomplish the above,
    we would have to convert the email version of Immigration Daily
    into html format (it is currently in text format). We are aware
    that some readers prefer the html format, however, for many
    technological reasons, there are no plans at this time to offer
    an html version of Immigration Daily.
    (b) Dear Editor:
    With regard to the letters of Victor Johnston and Roger Algase
    (12/12/08 ID), responding to Mario Apuzzo's, Esq. letter
    (12/11/08 ID) which attempts to slice and dice finer than a puree
    the semantics of "natural born citizen," and what the framers of
    the Constitution meant by that phrase. With just a smattering of
    legal research, coupled with a small dose of common sense, I
    believe it is clear to anyone with half a brain that a "natural
    born citizen" is one who gained citizenship by means other than
    naturalization; i.e., they aquired citizenship as a birth right,
    either through birth on US soil (or soil deemed American at the
    time), or through a US parent if foreign born. There simply is no
    Constitutional issue here and proof of the pudding is that both
    John McCain and Barack Obama were allowed to run for president,
    without Constitutional challenge by either party's legal beagles,
    who would have jumped on that issue like a cowboy on a bronc, had
    the issue been at all viable. Now Arnold Swartzenegger, that's
    another story, and an example of a politician who is not a
    natural born citizen. As Mr. Johnston's letter says, "Put it to
    rest," and as Mr. Algase's letter states, "Get over it."  I hope
    this will be the last beating of the dead horse topic of what is,
    and is not, a "natural born citizen".  Now the nation can get
    back to business as usual, mucking up the immigration system with
    CIR (code word for Amnesty).
    David D. Murray, Esq.  Newport Beach, CA
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