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Per Diem Allowances
Paula N. Singer writes "Employers are allowed to exclude from income an employee's business-related travel expenses as a working condition fringe benefit under Section 132 when the amounts are paid or reimbursed under an accountable plan."

Immigrants Of The Week: Marion Pringle, Jeffrey Kofman, and Fotios Papadimitrakopoulos
Greg Siskind writes "The Oregonian newspaper in Portland reports on Marion Pringle who became a citizen at the age of 104 this week."

An Immigration Policy Based On Reality
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg writes "But one of the most important steps that Washington can take to promote long-term economic growth is fixing our broken immigration system."

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News

DOS Announces Passport Day
The Department of State released information on its second annual Passport Day where U.S. citizens throughout the country can apply for a passport at any one of the 23 regional passport agencies without an appointment.

USCIS Will Begin Accepting H-1B FY 2011 April 1st
USCIS announced that it will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2011 cap on April 1, 2010.

DOS Cable On Vaccinations
The Department of State issued a cable providing information on the new criteria for vaccinations that became effective December 14, 2009.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Chicago, IL - The Office of the Chief Counsel seeks experienced attorney with demonstrated experience in personnel law, labor law, torts law, privacy and disclosure law and other administrative laws for the Commercial and Administrative Law Division. Serve as senior attorney providing advice to Chief of the Commercial and Administrative Law Division, the Chief Counsel, and USCIS officials located at the Headquarters Office in support of USCIS's mission. Five+ years relevant legal experience required. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2010-0002 at USAJobs.com. Submit resume, cover letter + legal brief samples (max. 10 pps.) to: Lakisha Richardson: at Lakisha.Richardson1@dhs.gov. This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in competitive civil service. Must be received by close of business, Monday, March 22, 2010. Position is at the GS-13/14/15 levels.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - The Office of the Chief Counsel seeks experienced attorney with demonstrated experience in personnel law, labor law, torts law, privacy and disclosure law and other administrative laws for the Commercial and Administrative Law Division. Serve as senior attorney providing advice to Chief of the Commercial and Administrative Law Division, the Chief Counsel, and USCIS officials located at the Headquarters Office in support of USCIS's mission. Five+ years relevant legal experience required. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2010-0003 at USAJobs.com. Submit resume, cover letter + legal brief samples (max. 10 pps.) to: Lakisha Richardson: at Lakisha.Richardson1@dhs.gov. This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service. Must be received by close of business, Monday, March 22, 2010. Position is at the GS-13/14/15 levels.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Laguna Niguel, CA - The Office of the Chief Counsel seeks experienced attorney for its Training and Knowledge Management Division (TKMD). Attorney will serve as advisor to the Division Chief of TKMD, the Chief Counsel, and to USCIS and other Departmental components on issues relating to U.S. immigration laws. Attorney will provide legal advice, develop, and conduct training on a variety of immigration related issues. Position has a particular focus on employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant classifications, and will be located at California Service Center. Travel is connected with position. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2010-0001 at USAJobs.com. Applications submitted through USAJOBS will not be considered. Submit resume, cover letter + two writing samples (max. 10 pps.) to: Janice Neetenbeek, Chief, TKMD: at Janice.Neetenbeek@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business, Monday, March 22, 2010. Position is at the GS-13/14/15 levels. No relocation reimbursement available.

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Credential Evaluation And Translation
Why do the largest law firms, corporations and universities in the U.S. choose AETS for their foreign credential evaluations? Because as the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation & Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry - $75 educational evaluations, as well as $300 '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://www.aetsinternational.com/AETS.Credential.Evaluation.Application.PDF.Writable.2009.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, see: http://www.aetsinternational.com/AETS.Translation.Application.PDF.Writable.2009.pdf. Please contact AETS at anytime at (786) 276-8190, visit http://www.aetsinternational.com , or email: info@aetsinternational.com.


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RT @GrayRiv: In Jury Selection for Hate Crime (murder of M. Lucero in NY), a Struggle to Find Tolerance http://nyti.ms/9QnO15 #immigration

Idaho: #Immigration bill targeting employers nixed http://ow.ly/1g956

AZ bishops disapprove of new #immigration law: undocumented victims of crime would not report to authorities out of fear http://ow.ly/1g8Wd

The waiting game: #immigration processing times. Adjusting status based on marriage with US citizen http://ow.ly/1g8Fp

National ID Card in Schumer-Graham #Immigration Plan http://ow.ly/1g5Tp

Undocumented youth come out shadow and call Senator Durbin to deliver DREAM Act http://ow.ly/1fMqd #dreamact #immigration

Mexicans Create Jobs in the US: Sick of Drug Wars, Wealthy Mexicans Move to US to Start Businesses http://ow.ly/1fM7I

Mr. President, Congress: The Time for #Immigration Reform Is Now: If mtg is just to "hear more," it's NOT going 2 cut it! http://ow.ly/1fLHT

FL, US would benefit economically from modernized #immigration policy: Emphasize economic gain in CIR debate! http://ow.ly/1fLA9

Obama meets TODAY with Schumer and Graham http://ow.ly/1fKAq Is this more hot air, or will there be real bill text and markup schedule?

The I-140 Book by Herbert Weiss. For the complete table of contents and to get your copy, go to http://ow.ly/1fHPm #immigration #legal

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Alejandro Mayorkas, Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, cordially invites you to attend his quarterly meeting with stakeholders. The meeting will be held Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 1:30 pm at the Tomich Conference Center, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest, Washington, DC. Call-in information will be provided when you respond. Please provide your full name and the organization you represent to Mary Herrmann, at mary.herrmann@dhs.gov or (202) 272-1213 by COB by Tuesday, March 16th.


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