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-----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------


December 7, 2009


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,1207.shtm


Items:
1.  Comment: Improve Readability
2.  Focus: US Tax Compliance For Immigrants And Employers: The
    Lawyer's Complete Guide
3.  Articles:
    (a) Bloggings On The H-1B Visa by Anthony F. Siliato and
    Scott R. Malyk
    (b) Bloggings on Deportation And Removal by Matthew Kolken
    (c) Bloggings On Dysfunctional Government by Angelo A.
    Paparelli
4.  News:
    (a) USCIS Answers National Stakeholder Questions, July 29th,
    2008
    (b) DOL On Address Change For Temporary Foreign Labor
    Certication Program Applications
    (c) DOL On Prevailing Wage Determinations
    (d) IL Passes EVerify Related Law, Effective Jan 2010
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
    (b) E-3 Treaty Visa
    (c) BIA Delivery Service
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Immigration And Theology, An Uneasy Divide
    (b) Chicago Immigration Activist Now a Congressional
    Candidate
    (c) Persistent Illegal Alien Sentenced, Again
    (d) Immigration Reform
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Immigration Event - New York, NY
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Honza Prchal, Esq.
    (b) Roger Algase, Esq.
    (c) Jim Roberts


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Improve Readability


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2.  FOCUS


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Complete Guide


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++U.S. Taxation of B-1 Business Visitors
++U.S. Taxation of Foreign Students
++L-1 Intracompany Transferees on U.S. Assignment
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++Tax Treaty Benefits for Foreign Nationals Performing U.S.
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3.  ARTICLES


(a) Bloggings On The H-1B Visa


Anthony F. Siliato and Scott R. Malyk write "In recent years,
when the economy was more robust, employers filed so many H-1B
petitions that USCIS had to create a "random lottery selection"
system to establish some fairness among applicants."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,1207-siliato.shtm
http://www.corporateimmigrationlaw.com/


(b) Bloggings on Deportation And Removal


Matthew Kolken writes "Am I the only one who is skeptical of
President Obama's empty promise of immigration reform in an
election year?"
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,1207-kolken.shtm
http://www.kolkenandkolken.com/


(c) Bloggings On Dysfunctional Government


Angelo A. Paparelli writes "Just when US employers thought the
bad vibes emanating from USCIS could get no worse, the agency
tasked with deciding whether to approve or reject requests for
immigration benefits has come up with VIBE - its new Verification
Initiative for Business Enterprises which costs a whopping
$35,506,760.43."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,1207-paparelli.shtm
http://www.seyfarth.com/


To submit an Article for consideration, write to
mailto:editor@ilw.com
_________________________________________________________________
4.  NEWS


(a) USCIS Answers National Stakeholder Questions, July 29th, 2008


USCIS published its responses to national stakeholder questions
from its July 29, 2008 USCIS National Stakeholder meeting.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,1207-stakeholder.pdf


(b) DOL On Address Change For Temporary Foreign Labor Certication
Program Applications


The Department of Labor published notice in the Federal Register
announcing a change in the location where applications for
temporary labor certification programs will be filed and/or are
being processed, effective December 15, 2009.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,1207-lcerts.shtm


(c) DOL On Prevailing Wage Determinations


The Department of Labor published notice in the Federal Register
that as of January 1, 2010, the Office of Foreign Labor
Certification National Prevailing Wage and Helpdesk Center in
Washington, DC, will receive and process prevailing wage
determination requests for use in the H-1B, H-1B1
(Chile/Singapore), H-1C, H-2B, E-3 (Australia), and permanent
labor certification programs.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,1207-pwd.shtm


(d) IL Passes EVerify Related Law, Effective Jan 2010


Illinois State passed Public Act 96-263, effective January 1,
2010, which relates to the use of the Employment Eligibility
Verification System (courtesy of Gary Endelman, Esq.).
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,1207-IL.shtm
_________________________________________________________________
5.  CLASSIFIEDS


(a) Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Washington, DC - The American Council on International Personnel
seeks a director of agency liaison. Work with ACIP members and
federal immigration agencies to improve immigration
policies/procedures for large multinational employers. Maintain
relationships with policymakers and report on agency activities,
organize and report on liaison meetings, identify emerging global
mobility trends and explore best practices, draf Fed Register
comments and amicus briefs as needed, analyze new policies and
procedures, and communicate changes to members through weekly
email bulletins, website updates, webcasts, and other venues.
Involved in planning ACIP's Annual Symposium in June. Public
speaking and travel required.  Ideal candidate has law degree,
detailed knowledge of business immigration laws + procedures,
understanding of global mobility best practices, experience
filing immigration applications on behalf of large employers,
liaison experience, ability to juggle shifting priorities,
excellent writing skills + ideas for improving immigration
system. Send resume, cover letter, references + writing sample to
mailto:lynn_shotwell@acip.com.


(b) E-3 Treaty Visa
Job Expo Australia - Sydney in March 2010 - Melbourne in October
2010.   Hire Australians using the E-3 Treaty Visa. It is good
business to hire Australia's robust, educated and English-
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job fair participation. A portion of the Expo proceeds will
benefit The Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve - Australia Zoo.  Review
the National Press Release -
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/08/prweb2801544.htm


(c) BIA Delivery Service
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of Immigration Appeals? We offer same day service to the BIA. We
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_________________________________________________________________
6.  Headlines


(a) Immigration And Theology, An Uneasy Divide


But the restrictionists for the first time are mounting a serious
theological challenge, setting off a little-reported battle for
the nation's soul that may be more important than all the
political posturing in Washington.


(b) Chicago Immigration Activist Now a Congressional Candidate


With dual citizenship and an extensive career that began the
moment he arrived in Chicago in 1988, Jorge Mujica Murias decided
to announce his candidacy for the third congressional district in
Illinois as a Democrat, a seat held by Rep. Daniel Lipinski, also
a Democrat.


(c) Persistent Illegal Alien Sentenced, Again


Monday's sentencing followed Martinez-Rojas's July 30, guilty plea.


(d) Immigration Reform


So as we all carry out a dialogue about the specifics of health
care reform, let's not forget about immigration reform either.


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,1207.shtm#Headlines
_________________________________________________________________
7.  ComingsNGoings


Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at
no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To announce your event,
see here http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm


(a) Immigration Event - New York, NY
Riverside Sojourners Immigration Detention Visitor Project will
host Phyllis Coven, acting director for the Office of Detention
Policy and Planning (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement,
Washington, D.C.) for a discussion on immigration reform on
Sunday, December 6 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 411 MLK, at The Riverside
Church, 91 Claremont Ave. (bet. 120th & 122nd St.), Morningside
Heights.
_________________________________________________________________
8.  LETTERS


Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com  (up to
300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm


(a) Dear Editor:
Robert Yang's letters have written many provocative (in a good
way) letters to the Editor. Lately though his letters claim talk
more about foreign wars and healthcare costs. His last letter
(12/04/09 ID) also featured his dislike of religion, his
conviction that conservatives are often closeted homosexuals,
something about Anglos Saxons and climate research and his envy
of preferential treatment for former East Germans or Cubans (How
about people who fled to Hong Kong? Was that wrong too?)  in
contrast to the treatment of Haitians and Mexicans. That's all
fascinating perhaps, but in ID, only the disparity in treatment
of immigrants from various locations is relevant. My parting
factual quibble that the cost of the Afghan surge - $38 billion -
is projected to be about half the cost of the bailout to GM -
over $60 billion -, much less the cost of the bailouts or the
healthcare bill - is similarly irrelevant to ID's readers, but is
offered in the interest of keeping the thread factually grounded
if we are forced to return to it again.
Honza Prchal, Esq. Birmingham, AL


(b) Dear Editor:
With all due respect to Sergi Sheplov, I believe that his
(12/4/09 ID) letter misunderstands Jim Roberts' letters'
opposition to recognizing the children of illegal immigrants as
US citizens. As I read Mr. Roberts' letters, they are against
recognizing these children as US citizens under any
circumstances. Unlike Mr. Sheplov's above letter, I do not find
anything in Mr. Roberts' letters to suggest that illegal
immigrants' children should only be "exiled" from the US during
their minority and then readmitted as US citizens when they
become adults. As I understand Mr. Roberts' letters, these
children are illegally in the US from the moment of birth and
should be kicked out permanently. I am confident that a future
letter of Mr. Roberts will correct me if this is wrong. This
brings us to the main point of the controversy over what Mr.
Roberts' letters call "cheapened birth citizenship" and other
opponents of Latino immigration call "anchor babies". This point,
which Mr. Roberts' letters stubbornly insist on ignoring, is that
(with very few exceptions) any child born in the US is
automatically a citizen  under the US Constitution. If Mr.
Roberts' letters are dissatisfied with his country's
Constitution, there is a legal procedure, described in the
Constitution itself, to amend it. Opponents of immigration always
want our country's laws to be followed strictly and to the
letter. Except, that is, for the laws they don't like.
Roger Algase, Esq. New York, NY


(c) Dear Editor:
Regarding Letters of 12/4/09 ID, I think we all can agree with S.
Sheplov's letter that the, migration issue is, "extremely
complex'. But it is the restrictionists who are trying to
responsibly deal with the unwise, massive entry numbers to avoid
kicking the, "can down the road for future generations to deal
with".  Read Frosty Wooldridge's "Let's Pack America with Another
100 Million People in 26 Years Just To See What Happens".  Also,
"Abuse of the 14th Amendment by illegal aliens is Destroying this
Nation" by Dave  Gibson of the Norfolk Crime Examiner. While we
can't "unring the bell" on past abuses, we can reduce future
problems by restricting entry including correcting this now as
the 14th Amd. was never intended to include children of illegals
which does cheapen citizenship. How does breaking our laws and
having a child here by parents who are not citizens enhance
citizenship? There is no respect for our laws or US and
contributes to cultural separatism, not allegiance which is
needed to maintain the fabric of our Nation.  The letter blames
and covets US for the deficiencies of others and we do have our
own problems. The R. Yang letter seems to believe that repeating
the same rants makes them valid or relevant. The R. Algase letter
berates Janet N. of DHS and seems unawares that she is in support
of CIR and has weakened many enforcement policies including 287g.
This caused a recent letter of protest by 11 Senators which
stated, "Unfortunately, we have seen a dilution of enforcement
initiatives in the last several months that make us question your
committment" (to enforcement), and then listed several specific
areas of  concern. Like the White House dinner crashers, some
people just don't care for rules, only their desires.
Jim Roberts
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