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

May 11, 2009,0511.shtm

1.  Comment: A Different Debate
2.  Focus: US Tax Compliance For Immigrants And Employers: The
    Lawyer's Complete Guide
3.  Articles:
    (a) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government by Angelo A.
    (b) Bloggings On The H-1B Visa by Anthony F. Siliato and
    Scott R. Malyk
4.  News:
    (a) Ciudad Juarez Update On H1N1 Flu Outbreak
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (d) Credential Evaluation And Translation
    (e) CLE Immigration Event
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Obama Reverses Stance On Immigration
    (b) For Immigration Reformers, A Renewed Focus On The Family
    (c) Thai Family Will Get Reprieve In Citizenship Quest
    (d) A Trial-Filled Trail Leads Immigrant Home
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) New Counsel - West Palm Beach, FL
8.  Letters From:
    (a) David D. Murray, Esq.
    (b) Robert Yang
    (c) bb67chev,0511.shtm

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A Different Debate

Tamar Jacoby says in her latest editorial, "But with the Obama
White House rekindling the conversation about immigration,
skeptics ought to think again." For the full editorial, see here.,0,7524015.story

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
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(a) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government

Angelo A. Paparelli writes "Still, in these straitened times, it
sure seems like price gouging when an agency with the word
"Services" in its title appoints officers who cannot acknowledge
their own clear mistakes without shaking down the public by
demanding almost six Ben Franklins.",0511-paparelli.shtm

(b) Bloggings On The H-1B Visa

Anthony F. Siliato and Scott R. Malyk write "U.S. Department of
Labor ("DOL") H-1B audits are just another unfortunate by-product
of our uncertain economic times.",0511-siliato.shtm

To submit an Article for consideration, write to
4.  NEWS

(a) Ciudad Juarez Update On H1N1 Flu Outbreak

U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez provided an update on
Consulate General operations during H1N1 flu outbreak.,0511-mexico.shtm

(a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Atlanta, GA - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional
Counsel, USCIS OCC, Southeast Region. Responsibilities include,
but are not limited to, providing legal advice to the Atlanta, GA
and other field offices within the District on immigration
benefits and related matters including adjudications involving
issues of national security. Applicants must possess JD degree,
be an active member of the bar and have 1+ years of post JD
experience. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-
CIS-2009-0004 at Submit cover letter demonstrating
specific skills, experience, and interests qualifying candidate
for position. Applicant should list references but recommendation
letters not necessary. Applicants must also submit a resume +
writing sample (max. 10 pps) to: Michael P. Conricode, Regional
Counsel, USCIS, Southeast Region: Must be
received by close of business Friday, May 22, 2009. Position is
at the GS-13-GS-15 levels. No relocation reimbursement expenses

(b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Reston, VA - Goel & Anderson, LLC
has an immediate opening for an experienced business immigration
paralegal.  Ideal candidates will have 5+ years experience as an
immigration paralegal handling employment-based NIV and IV cases.
Prior experience should include demonstrated ability to manage
large caseload, while effectively/accurately preparing wide range
of employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions, with
strong emphasis on H-1B and L-1B matters. Experience with PERM,
I-140, adjustment of status, and complex RFE responses essential.
Successful applicants will possess thorough knowledge of
immigration law and procedure, excellent writing, communication,
organizational, and computer skills, and ability to conduct legal
research, analyze issues, and effectively interact with corporate
petitioners, beneficiaries, and law firm staff.  Five years of
prior experience, a four-year college degree, and solid
references required. Goel & Anderson is a nationally recognized
business immigration firm that offers an outstanding compensation
and benefits package. Apply with resume, cover letter, + salary
req. to  Principals only.  No phone

(c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Long time NYC practitioner seeks young lawyer as associate (or
not so young) with or without own practice to work with a view
towards parnership and sucession. I wish to work less now and
much less later but not retire completely. Harry DeMell (212)

(d) Credential Evaluation And Translation
As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and
translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc.
(AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry - $50
educational evaluations, as well as $200 'expert opinion' work
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AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages,
with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields.  For a copy
of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation
Services, please contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, visit, or email:

(e) CLE Immigration Event
Memphis, TN - (May 15-16, 2009) The Federal Bar Association and
AILA Mid South Chapter invite you to join us for one of the most
exciting regional immigration conferences you will attend this
year. The confirmed speaker line-up is a who's who, including
respected AILA attorneys and government officials including
chairman of BIA, US Court of Appeals judge, director of OIL,
current and former immigration judges. This conference offers
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discuss local priorities that affect the mid-South and
nationwide. Mingle with faculty without large crowds. This
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6.  Headlines

(a) Obama Reverses Stance On Immigration

Republicans say the shift is a sign that Mr. Obama, who during
the campaign repeatedly called the issue a priority, is uncertain
how to move forward.

(b) For Immigration Reformers, A Renewed Focus On The Family

On March 30, the boy and his mother marched through the Loop with
about 40 other people, roughly half of them children, to protest
federal immigration laws, which allow for the deportation of
illegal immigrants who may have family ties to the United States.

(c) Thai Family Will Get Reprieve In Citizenship Quest

A Thai family that faced the threat of deportation because of a
1975 divorce proceeding will not be forced to leave the U.S.
after living here for nearly four decades, their lawyer told The
Associated Press.

(d) A Trial-Filled Trail Leads Immigrant Home

Two years of uncertainty, trying to squash her biggest fear: That
she would be sent back to India, while her American-born children
would stay.

For links to the above stories see here:,0511.shtm#Headlines
7.  ComingsNGoings

Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at
no charge), email: To announce your event,
see here

(a) New Counsel - West Palm Beach, FL
Lawrence P. Lataif is pleased to announce that as of May 11,
2009, he will be joining Shutts & Bowen, LLP as senior
immigration counsel to augment and expand its immigration
practice. For more than 30 years, Mr. Lataif has represented
individuals and business clients in all aspects of immigration
law. Shutts & Bowen, LLP, 525 Okeechobee Boulevard, Suite 1100,
West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Tel: 561-650-8504. Fax: 561-822-5534.

Readers can share comments, email:  (up to
300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives

(a) Dear Editor:
I stand corrected and would like to thank John Frecker for his
letter (05/08/09 ID) which referred to 8 USC 1325, which reveals
that it is indeed a crime for any person to enter or attempt to
enter the United States at any time or place other than as
designated by immigration officers, or elude examination or
inspection by immigration officers, or attempt to enter or obtain
entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading
representation or commit willful concealment of a material fact
in fact. For the first commission of any such offense, that crime
is punishable by a fine under title 18 or imprisonment of not
more than 6 months, or both. And for a subsequent commission of
any such offense, be fined under title 18, or imprisoned not more
than 2 years, or both. In addition, 8 USC 1325 provides for civil
penalties on top of the criminal penalties for anyone apprehended
while entering (or attempting to enter) the United States at a
time or place other than as designated by immigration officers.
The civil penalty is at least $50 and not more than $250 for each
such entry (or attempted entry); or twice the amount specified in
paragraph (1) in the case of an alien who has been previously
subject to a civil penalty under this subsection. It is clear
that civil penalties are in addition to, and not in lieu of, any
criminal or other civil penalties that may be imposed. So that
settles it. Semantics aside, illegal aliens are, as a matter of
law, criminals.
David D. Murray, Esq.  Newport Beach, CA

(b) Dear Editor:
The terms like "first" and "third" worlders are indeed racist and
an insult to skills, labor and intelligent of those who poses
much better skills and talents than pardon me snobbish "first
world" Americans, Japanese, Europeans etc. but unfortunately were
born to "the wrong side" of this planet such as Kenya, Brazil,
India, Mexico or China (see Murray's letter 05/08/09 ID). It's
absurd to say that we believe in free market and competition if
we practice, support and believe in protectionism, socialism and
apartheid immigration laws and shamefully we support a divided
world and humanity by creating terms such as "first and third
worlders" to satisfy our ego and self entitlements. The notions
that citizens of developing nations can't and shouldn't expect to
improve their life by selling their labor to global market and
compete squarely and openly with citizens of developed and rich
nations, is indeed racism and apartheid policy. We have no rights
to take away others' right to pursue happiness, freedom, equality
and prosperity. It's absolutely mind boggling to understand that
we don't mind invading, exploiting natural resources and enjoy
sweat shops labor on our imported products and services in those
"third world" nations and yet we slam the golden door and build
fences to those world poor to improve themselves, because we
don't want them to compete with us. It's a blatant hypocrisy to me.
Robert Yang

(c) Dear Editor:
The SPLC seems to constantly tar citizens who stand for enforcing
the law as racist and nativist. Law enforcement is a critical
piece of CIR (see 05/08/09 ID). Immigration Daily usually
provides more balanced reporting than this. Shameful.
The first daily in the field of immigration. Forward this to a

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