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


March 27, 2009


http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0327.shtm


Items:
1.  Comment: Dreams Deferred
2.  Focus: US Tax Compliance For Immigrants And Employers: The
    Lawyer's Complete Guide
3.  Articles:
    (a) Bloggings on Nurse Immigration by Christopher T. Musillo
    of the Hammond Law Group
    (b)Immigrants Of The Day: Isabel Toledo of Cuba, Jason Wu of
    Taiwan, Thomas Buergenthal of Czechoslovakia, and Theodor
    Meron of Poland   by Kevin R. Johnson
4.  News:
    (a) Neufeld Memo Extending Validity Of Medical Certifications
    On Form I-693
    (b) USCIS Initiates Procedures For Unaccompanied Children
    Seeking Asylum
    (c) USCIS Extends EAD Validity For Liberians
    (d)DOL Publishes Withdrawal Notice Of Interpretation Of
    Relocation Expense For H-2A and H-2B Workers
    (e) USCIS Lists Countries With No Child Abuse Registries
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    (b) Credential Evaluation And Translation
    (c) Expert Witness Services
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Leaders To Join Immigration Event
    (b) Can Obama Forge An Immigration Compromise
    (c) Nebraska Lawmakers Advance Illegal Immigration Bill
    (d) Immigrants Held During DCF Visit
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Immigration Book
8.  Letters From:
    (a) David D. Murray, Esq.
    (b) Laurent
    (c) Steven A. McKay
    (d) J. Smith


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_________________________________________________________________
1.  COMMENT


Dreams Deferred


The International Herald Tribune
http://www.iht.com/articles/2009/03/24/america/immig.php
reports on the effect of the recession on immigrants. "Soaring
unemployment is hammering families across the United States, and
it is having a particular impact on immigrants. In addition to
their livelihoods, foreign-born workers could lose their work
permits and their hope for a future in the United States. Even
naturalized U.S. citizens lose the source of the money they send
to relatives back home."


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


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.
Services
++What You Need to Know About Exchange Visitors


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_________________________________________________________________
3.  ARTICLES


(a) Bloggings on Nurse Immigration


Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group writes "Many
healthcare professions ordinarily qualify for H-1(b) status,
including Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech
Language Therapists, and some Registered Nursing jobs."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0327-hammond.shtm
http://www.hammondlawfirm.com/


(b) Immigrants Of The Day: Isabel Toledo of Cuba, Jason Wu of
Taiwan, Thomas Buergenthal of Czechoslovakia, and Theodor Meron
of Poland


Kevin R. Johnson writes "Our Immigrants of the Day had their days
in the sun yesterday at the grand Presidential inauguration."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0327-johnson.shtm
http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/


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


(a) Neufeld Memo Extending Validity Of Medical Certifications On
Form I-693


Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations,
USCIS, published a memo temporarily extending the validity of
civil surgeon endorsements on Form I-693 for adjustment of status
applicants.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0327-neufeld.pdf


(b) USCIS Initiates Procedures For Unaccompanied Children Seeking
Asylum


USCIS announced that it is now responsible for initial
adjudication of applications for asylum from Unaccompanied Alien
Children and issued questions and answers to the topic. For the
announcement see here
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0327-unaccompanied.pdf
and for the QAs see here.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0327-unaccompaniedqa.pdf
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0327-unaccompanied.shtm


(c) USCIS Extends EAD Validity For Liberians


USCIS automatically extended through Sept. 30, 2009, employment
authorization for Liberian nationals covered under Deferred
Enforced Departure (DED) and issued questions and answers to the
topic. For the announcement see here
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0327-liberia.pdf
and for the QAs see here.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0327-liberiaqa.pdf
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0327-liberia.shtm


(d) DOL Publishes Withdrawal Notice Of Interpretation Of
Relocation Expense For H-2A and H-2B Workers


The Department of Labor (DOL) withdrew an interpretation of the
Fair Labor Standards Act concerning relocation expenses incurred
by H-2A and H-2B workers.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0327-dol.shtm


(e) USCIS Lists Countries With No Child Abuse Registries


USCIS reminded customers preparing paperwork for adoptions from
Hague Convention countries of the need to check available child
abuse registries for potential adoptive parents and published a
list of countries and geographic entities confirmed to have no
child abuse registry information available.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0327-childabuse.shtm
_________________________________________________________________
5.  CLASSIFIEDS


(a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
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of the breadth of immigration procedures, and are expected to
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with experience and ability. EEO.


(b) 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
experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university
professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit
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work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and
times, see:
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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
http://www.aetsinternational.com, or email:
mailto:info@aetsinternational.com.


(c) Expert Witness Services
Muslim World Expert
http://www.muslimworldexpert.com
Dr. Shaul M. Gabbay is pleased to offer expert testimony on
immigrants from Muslim countries/societies, including the former
Soviet Union (USSR). I have testified in 150+ Immigration Court
cases nationwide (asylum, cancellation of removal) and to USCIS
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rates. For more info, including detailed biography + testimonials
from lawyers who have worked with me in the past, see:
www.muslimworldexpert.com.
http://www.muslimworldexpert.com
Please contact me with any additional questions: Dr. Shaul M.
Gabbay, Muslim World Expert, Josef Korbel School of
International Studies, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado,
mailto:sgabbay@du.edu, (303) 871-2560. For countries outside of
my expertise, I may be able to recommend an expert in that area.
_________________________________________________________________
6.  Headlines


(a) Leaders To Join Immigration Event


U.S. Reps. John Conyers, D-Detroit, and Carolyn Cheeks
Kilpatrick, D-Detroit, are among the congressional leaders
joining Michigan's religious community for the national Family
Unity outreach tour for immigration reform.


(b) Can Obama Forge An Immigration Compromise


President Obama is either daring or foolhardy - or maybe a little
of both.


(c) Nebraska Lawmakers Advance Illegal Immigration Bill


A compromise bill that seeks to deter illegal immigration has
been advanced to the final round of debate in the Nebraska
Legislature.


(d) Immigrants Held During DCF Visit


Elida Arriaga was holding her 1-year-old grandson during a
routine visit with a state social worker when local deputies told
her she was in the country illegally and led her away,
immigration advocates said Wednesday.


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0327.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 Book
The Accidental American: Immigration and Citizenship in the Age
of Globalization By  Rinku Sen and Fekkak Mamdouh, Berrett-
Koehler Publishers, 248 pp. Paperback, ISBN: 1576754383, $24.95
http://www.amazon.com/Accidental-American-Immigration-Citizenship-Globalization/dp/1576754383/.
_________________________________________________________________
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:
I came across a useful forecast that covers the US, the global
and Asia. It's quite comprehensive. While there is nothing we can
do about the worldwide economic crisis (except keep spending and
have no fear), it is encouraging to see that the economic pundits
predict an upturn in 2010 (with their fingers crossed). It could
be worse, so look on the bright side... Definition of Recession:
When your neighbor is unemployed. Definition of Depression: When
you are unemployed. It's all relative.
David D. Murray, Esq.                 Newport Beach, CA


(b) Dear Editor:
I was arrested by ICE in San Francisco and thrown to jail after
my american bona fide wife filed for divorce during a provisional
green card status (sorry if it's not legal jargon).   Conditions
were deplorable as I was among criminal law detainees and I
didn't go out of the 50+ busy detainee cell a single time besides
when walking the 5 meters from the van to the SF Federal building
door, but I was chained wrists, belt and ankles.   I have a MBA,
studied law and business in Berkeley and even have a degree in
Sports Medicine.   During the arrest at my legitimate employment
location [as a manager of 35 people] they pretended I had
commited a crime. But I never did.   They wrongfully arrested me,
unlawfully detained me, denied a trial [couldn't see a judge] and
any discussion with my embassy and didn't even pay for my ticket
while I lost tens of thousands of dollars as I never saw my
apartment again.   Why? my wife filed for divorce 3 months
earlier and had an remotely knew an immigration officer in her
family.   After that we wonder why America is so hated.
Honestly  loved America, but this level of arrogance, disrespect
and plain stupidity from the people living on our taxes is an
abnormality. Wake up people.
Laurent


(c) Dear Editor:
Last year the border patrol jailed 8 Guatemalan visitors who had
pending  applications for tourist visas. The folks were held
illegally for 2 months,  then sent back to Guatemala, being told
they could apply for visas again  upon their return to Guatemala.
The authorities didn't even bother to look up the reference
numbers on the  notices of action to check status. This was a
major embarrasment for our  country.  Hispanics are also
regularly carded on the Greyhound bus route that runs  from
Albany to Buffalo. We have also had visitors with pending visas
jailed  in Syracuse and Rochester. The authority only card the
dark skinned  passengers. We know of a couple of light-skinned
Guatemalans who did not  get carded, while other hispanics on the
bus did... and the authorities  deny that this is racial
profiling.  I find the practice inexcuseable.
Steven A. McKay


(d) Dear Editor:
Regarding the letter of Margaret Makar, Esq. (03/26/09 ID) I find
it strange the letter would find that there is a bad impression
created by use of the word "immigrant". I never knew that.   What
I am positive about is the fact that any sane-thinking person who
understands the bare rudiments of law and order does understand
the term "illegal immigrant" and resents people to whom that
moniker is directed who now believe that it has become synonymous
with having a legal status in the United States. What is even
more heartbreaking is the fact that the letters of even "officers
of the court", otherwise known as lawyers are themselves guilty
of now referring to all persons not born in the US as immigrants,
regardless of the legality of their presence here.   No,
"immigrant" is not a nasty word; "illegal immigrant" is
offensive.
J. Smith
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