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Immigration Daily October 17, 2008
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Local And Federal Enforcement

Las Vegas Sun reports "Illegal immigrants who get into trouble with the law in Las Vegas will be referred to federal immigration enforcement officers - even if they aren't found guilty of any criminal offense - thanks to a new program being instituted by the city's police department. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department announced Wednesday a partnership between Immigration and Customs Enforcement that will implement a jail-based program focusing on identifying criminals who are illegally in the United States."

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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
For more info, including how to place a pre-publication order, please see: http://www.ilw.com/books/tax.shtm. For info/ordering by fax, please see: http://www.ilw.com/books/tax.pdf.


Articles

Ten Ways Blogs Boost A Law Firm's Image
Edward Poll writes "When done right, blogs are an informative, vibrant calling card that represents you to the world."

Bloggings on Nurse Immigration
Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group shares the latest entries as of October 17, 2008 on his nurse immigration blog.

Immigrants Of The Day: Anne Elisabeth Jane "Liz" Claiborne of Belgium, Charles Fried of Czechoslovakia, and Neil Percival Young of Canada
Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.

To submit an Article for consideration, write to editor@ilw.com.


News

ICE Publishes Quarterly SEVIS Report
ICE published its quarterly report on its Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) that contains a statistical breakdown of trends in foreign student representation in U.S. academic and exchange programs.

USCIS On New Adoptions From Vietnam
USCIS and DOS issued a joint statement with the government of Vietnam announcing that the processing of new adoption cases will not resume until both countries sign a new bilateral agreement. See the announcement here and se the FAQs here.

INA amended by H.R. 6020
H.R. 6020 amended the Immigration and Nationality Act to protect the well-being of soldiers and their families, and for other purposes.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP, a nationally-known immigration law firm, seeks experienced immigration paralegal. This position will handle employment-based immigration matters for universities, hospitals, research organizations and corporations. Our firm provides paralegals with a collegial atmosphere with high professional standards. Excellent academic credentials at a minimum of a Bachelor's degree level; strong verbal, written and organizational skills; and computer literacy required for this position. Successful paralegal candidates should have 3+ years of employment-based immigration experience. Fax resume and salary history/requirements to (215)-825-8699 or E-mail: hrpa@klaskolaw.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
El Paso, TX - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel. Responsibilities include providing on-site legal advice to the local District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security, and providing litigation support to U.S. Attorneys' Offices on cases arising from local District adjudications. Applicants must possess a JD degree, be an active member of the bar (any jusrisdiction) and have 2+ years of post JD experience. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2008-0012 at USAJobs.com. Submit a resume, cover letter + writing sample to: William.Finley@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business Friday, October 24, 2008. Position is at the GS-13-GS-15 levels, open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Atlanta, Georgia (Midtown/Buckhead) - Boutique international corporate firm seeks experienced (5-10 years) attorney to maintain the firm's immigration practice. This of counsel position will primarily focus on investment and employment based visas for the firm's corporate clients, as well as some LPR and naturalization. Must have sustainable book of business, be willing to promote firm's practice, and familiarity with dual citizenship and expatriation. Please send CV to: Claudia.Lang@bridgehouselaw.us.

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 for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and times, see: http://aetsinternational.com/applicationforevaluationservices.pdf. 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 http://www.aetsinternational.com, or email: info@aetsinternational.com.

PERM Services
At Jon Byk Advertising, Inc., we provide a wide range of services that will help fulfill your PERM recruitment requirements quickly, cost-effectively, and efficiently. With 15+ years of experience working with one of the nation's largest immigration law firms, our customer service is unparalleled. We understand the importance of meeting DOL requirements with regards to ad content, media selection, ad documentation (tear-sheets), and deadlines. We will locate publications that meet DOL and EDD requirements by geographic region, provide upfront pricing, and timely deliver original tear-sheets for all ads (print, online or broadcast). Our experience in recruitment solutions means valuable time saved for you. For more info and a free quote, contact Mya Le at 310-476-3012 or myale@bykadvertising.com.

J-1 Visa Program
Discover the ease and flexibility of the J-1 Trainee visa with AIESEC United States. For 50 years, AIESEC U.S. has offered foreign nationals the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally by sponsoring exchange visitor traineeships. Enjoy unparalleled customer service, including in-depth guidance on J-1 Trainee visa regulations and the changes effective July 2007. We also offer logistical and cultural reception services in locations nationwide. Expect a 24-48 hr. application processing time. The J-1 Trainee visa can be used for individuals to participate in training programs in the following fields: information media and communications, education, social sciences, library science, counseling and social services, management, business, commerce and finance, the sciences, engineering, architecture, mathematics and industrial occupations, public administration, and law. Attorneys interested in learning more about AIESEC United States and the J-1 Trainee visa, please email Melany Hamner: MelanyH@aiesecus.org.


Headlines

Two Years Later, Little Achieved On Immigration
With two of Suffolk County’s most controversial immigration laws bogged down in the courts, advocates and members of the Legislature say County Executive Steve Levy’s policies have failed to drive illegals from the county.

Police To Share Immigration Status With Feds
Illegal immigrants who get into trouble with the law in Las Vegas will be referred to federal immigration enforcement officers - even if they aren't found guilty of any criminal offense - thanks to a new program being instituted by the city's police department.

Immigration In The Presidential Debate
Yes folks, that's all. The word "immigration" was finally brought up in the debates, but it was only mentioned as one word.

Professor Stresses Benefits Of Immigration
Last night, University of Illinois professor Jorge Chapa spoke about the legality of undocumented workers, advocating for the government, employers and the general public to pursue reform.


comingsNgoings

Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or fewer at no charge), email: editor@ilw.com. Readers interested in learning about featuring your event or conference in Immigration Daily, see here. To feature your newsletter in Immigration Daily, see here.

New Attorney - Newark, NJ
Meyner And Landis LLP, is pleased to announce that Scott R. Malyk has joined the firm as an associate attorney within the Immigration and Naturalization Group. Scott was previously an associate with the firm of Greenberg, Dauber, Epstein & Tucker, PC, Newark, New Jersey. Scott graduated with distinction from Lafayette College in 1998 and received his law degree from Seton Hall School of Law in 2002. Scott is a member of the bar in New Jersey and New York and was recently selected by New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine as one of the "Top Young Lawyers In New Jersey." www.meyner.com


Letters

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