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


July 6, 2009


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0706.shtm


Items:
1.  Comment: Detention Is Un-American
2.  Focus: US Tax Compliance For Immigrants And Employers: The
    Lawyer's Complete Guide
3.  Articles:
    (a) Bloggings On Nurse and Allied Health Immigration by
    Christopher T. Musillo
    (b) Bloggings on Updates in Immigration Law by Carl
    Shusterman
4.  News:
    (a) ICE Announces 652 Businesses Served With Audit Notices
    (b) USCIS Responds To CIS Ombudsman Recommendation 41
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (d) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    (e) J-1 Visa Program
    (f) Credential Evaluation
6.  Headlines:
    (a) An Academic's Labor Helps Fight H-1B Visas
    (b) Illegal Immigration Bill Takes Effect, But Not All Are
    Cooperating
    (c) ICE Audits 32 Arizona Companies Over Hiring
    (d) Love, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) New Offices - Cincinnati, OH
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Samuel D. Blanco, Esq.
    (b) Ermilo Villarreal


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0706.shtm


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1.  COMMENT


Detention Is Un-American


In his scholarly work "Modern Times: A History of the World from
the 1920s to the 1980s", prominent historian Paul Johnson points
out the fact that one of the defining characteristics of
tyrannies is the accumulation of prisoners who are unconvicted of
any crime. By that characterisation, the United States has taken
a step closer to tyranny by setting up its immigration detention
system in the post-IIRAIRA world. In this cruel system, tens of
thousands of immigrants seeking the American Dream languish in
deplorable conditions. These detainees include children, whose
only offense it was to dutifully accompany their parents.
Adequate medical care is not provided to detainees, as the
Washington Post reported in 2008: "
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/nation/specials/immigration/cwc_d1p1.html
Some 83 detainees have died in, or soon after, custody during the
past five years. The deaths are the loudest alarms about a system
teetering on collapse. Actions taken -- or not taken -- by
medical staff members may have contributed to 30 of those deaths,
according to confidential internal reviews and the opinions of
medical experts who reviewed some death files for The Post." To
treat the seeking of the American Dream as a crime is un-
American. Immigration, which is as American as apple pie, is part
of our national political conversation, and it is important to
highlight this subject to a broad segment of the public.
MidwestHumanRights, an immigration activist organisation has
produced a less-than-two-minute video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_HFEQwF9_c
on this matter, we hope our readers will view it, and will pass
the link on to their friends and colleagues. As Congress prepares
to take up the challenge of Comprehensive Immigration Reform
later this summer, we urge Congress to heed the wisdom of Martin
Luther King who said "We are called to speak for the voiceless";
and to bring an end to this cruel system of detention.


We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
_________________________________________________________________
2.  FOCUS


US Tax Compliance For Immigrants And Employers: The Lawyer's
Complete Guide


Our new book on tax compliance for immigrants and employers
authored by noted authority Paula Singer is shipping now. 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.
Services
++What You Need to Know About Exchange Visitors


For more info and to order, please see:
http://www.ilw.com/store/tax.shtm.
For info/ordering by fax, please see:
http://www.ilw.com/store/tax.pdf
_________________________________________________________________
3.  ARTICLES


(a) Bloggings On Nurse and Allied Health Immigration


Christopher T. Musillo writes "Whether ENSRA eventually written
into the CIR is an open question at this time and likely will not
be decided until CIR looks like it will eventually be passed."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0706-musillo.shtm
http://blogs.ilw.com/nurse_immigration/


(b) Bloggings on Updates in Immigration Law


Carl Shusterman writes "In most cases, they will receive fines
for being sloppy, not for being "unscrupulous"."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0706-shusterman.shtm
http://blogs.ilw.com/carlshusterman/


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


(a) ICE Announces 652 Businesses Served With Audit Notices


ICE issued a press release announcing the launch of a new audit
initiative by issuing Notices of Inspection (NOIs) to 652
businesses nationwide which is more than ICE issued throughout
all of last fiscal year.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0706-ICE.shtm


(b) USCIS Responds To CIS Ombudsman Recommendation 41


USCIS Acting Deputy Director Aytes responded to CIS Ombudsman's
recommendation 41 regarding payment methods for USCIS filing fees
and other costs.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0706-rec41.pdf
_________________________________________________________________
5.  CLASSIFIEDS


(a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Las Vegas, NV - The Law Offices of Garcia-Mendoza & Snavely
http://www.gms4law.com
seeks an experienced paralegal to perform all types of business
and family visa packages with assistance of attorney. Minimum 3-5
years experience required. Salary to be negotiated. Firm provides
benefits including paid vacation and sick leave plus profit
sharing plan. Located in a free standing building on ground level
in downtown. Parking is free. Submit resume + cover letter to
mailto:evagm@gms4law.com. All replies remain in confidence.


(b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
The Murthy Law Firm is seeking immigration attorneys with at
least three years of experience in business immigration law, with
or without litigation experience. Our practice is dynamic and
fast-paced. We have high standards with regard to integrity, work
ethic, and quality. Successful candidates will have the ability
to work both as members of a team and as team leaders. They will
join over a dozen high-caliber colleagues and have quality
support in the way of legal and administrative staff, as well as
technology. They will bring in-depth understanding and knowledge
of the breadth of immigration procedures, and are expected to
supervise paralegals and support staff. Good writing and
analytical skills are required, as well as experience dealing
with complex immigration law cases. Litigation experience a plus.
Interested candidates may visit
http://www.murthy.com/jobs.html
for details regarding the unique benefits of working at the
Murthy Law Firm. Resume + cover letter should be forwarded to
mailto:hr@murthy.com. All communication will be treated in
confidence. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience
and abilities. We are an equal opportunity employer. Final
interviews of candidates are at our office in Owings Mills, MD, a
few minutes from downtown Baltimore, Maryland.


(c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Small immigration law firm in Northern Virginia seeks associate
with 2+ years of experience in litigation before administrative
tribunals. Good writing skills. Send resume to
mailto:mlfernandez@mslaw.pro. Must be fluent in Korean. Salary
commensurate to experience. Good benefits.


(d) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Small immigration law firm in Northern Virginia seeks immigration
legal assistant with 2+ years of experience in business
immigration law. Send resume to mailto:mlfernandez@mslaw.pro.
Must be fluent in Korean. Salary commensurate to experience. Good
benefits.


(e) J-1 Visa Program
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Current, a service of AIESEC U.S., a leader in international
exchange and professional training for over 50 years. Unlike
other visas, the J-1 does not require a lengthy petitioning
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year to facilitate the quick and simple implementation of an
Exchange Visitor Program. Global Current has developed a
streamlined sponsorship process supported by J-1 experts that
allows us to maintain an unrivaled 48 hour turnaround time on
complete applications. Global Current provides J-1 Trainee and
Intern programs in a variety of occupational categories including
law, engineering, finance, architecture, graphic design,
marketing and fashion. For more information on eligibility
requirements and a complete list of occupational categories,
visit http://www.globalcurrentexchanges.org
or email Melany Hamner at
mailto:melanyh@globalcurrentexchanges.org.


(f) Credential Evaluation
Foreign credential evaluations. Specializing in difficult cases.
Excellent approval rates after Denials and RFE's. 1.800.771.4723
No charge detailed analysis of RFE's, Denials, and NOIDs, as well
as 3 year degrees, AMIETE, Chartered Accountancy, ICAI, ICWAI, or
any difficult education evaluations. All 3-year degrees are at
risk.http://www.cciFree.com. For no charge 48 hour analysis, our
clients say it best:  "... At last we succeeded. My I140 was
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for my Chartered Accountancy degree but I got an approval after
your evaluation and the professor's letter.  I am forever
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with a 3 year degree after getting denied. But I did. You did.
You gave my attorney excellent information and we were approved."
See our case studies at
http://www.thedegreepeople.com/case-studies/. Sheila Danzig
Director, Career Consultants International, TheDegreePeople,
1.800.771.4723.
_________________________________________________________________
6.  Headlines


(a) An Academic's Labor Helps Fight H-1B Visas


Norm Matloff, a computer science professor with a Chinese-born
wife, says the U.S. skilled-immigrant visa system exploits
workers everywhere.


(b) Illegal Immigration Bill Takes Effect, But Not All Are
Cooperating


Senate Bill 81, which allows police departments to cross-deputize
officers as federal immigration agents, goes into effect
Wednesday.


(c) ICE Audits 32 Arizona Companies Over Hiring


Federal immigration-enforcement agents notified 32 Arizona
companies on Wednesday that their employment records are being
audited to determine whether they are complying with laws aimed
at preventing the hiring of illegal workers.


(d) Love, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness


But, in the space of a day, our dream was deferred and we became
another couple of statistics in the growing heap of families
separated by visa processing backlogs.


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0706.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) New Offices - Cincinnati, OH
Chris Musillo and Cindy Unkenholt are pleased to announce the
July 1, 2009 launch of Musillo Unkenholt LLC. MU provides
immigration legal services to a variety of business and
individual clients in fields such as healthcare, information
technology, engineering, business, and human resources.  Chris
was ILW.com's second blogger and continues to write the Nurse and
Allied Healthcare Immigration Blog at
http://blogs.ilw.com/nurse_immigration/.  Contact Chris, Cindy
and our team of experienced immigration paralegals at:
contact@muimmigration.com or 513-381-VISA (8472).
_________________________________________________________________
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:
As approved by both the APA and MLA, the proper form of writing
the expression "god speed" is Godspeed (see 07/02/09 ID comment).
That is to say, God is capitalized, always, as one is referring
not to a god, but the God. Also, the word 'speed' is combined
with 'God' to form one, compound word. [See, "Godspeed" Webster's
Revised Unabridged Dictionary, 1996. See also, "Godspeed" The
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth
Edition, 2005.]
Samuel D. Blanco, Esq. Naples, FL


(b) Dear Editor:
Speaking of how law-abiding immigrants are sometimes
disadvantaged when playing by the rules,  I remember when many
immigrants were allowed to enter on V visas to be re-united with
their family members in the US. The only problem was that many of
the visas were given to children under 21.  Under the law at that
time the V visa would expire when the children turned 21.  Many
stayed, and many left the U.S. because they wanted to obey the
law.  So what happened to those that stayed in the U.S. and
overstaying their visas?  They were eventually given another V
visa and work permit and allowed to stay in the U.S. until they
could immigrate.  What happened to those that obeyed the law?.
They were never given an opportunity to return to the U.S. on a V
visa and many are still waiting to immigrate.  I wrote many
letters to our representatives in the Congress and Senate, but
nothing came out of it.
Ermilo Villarreal
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