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Immigration Daily April 1, 2010
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Promises On ICE

A New York Daily News column argues "As much as one would like to take President Obama at his word on immigration reform, it has become increasingly difficult. Particularly when Immigration and Customs Enforcement is still running wild and contradicting Obama's repeated assurances that the agency would focus on dangerous criminals and not on workers and families."

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

US Tax Compliance For Immigrants And Employers is authored by noted authority Paula Singer with contributions by Gary Singer. The outline is as follows:

  • International Aspects of Individual U.S. Tax Returns
  • A Guide for Filing IRS Forms 1042 and 1042-S
  • U.S. Taxation of H-1B Specialty Workers
  • U.S. Taxation of B-1 Business Visitors
  • U.S. Taxation of Foreign Students
  • L-1 Intracompany Transferees on U.S. Assignment
  • What You Need to Know About Exchange Visitors
  • J-1 Nonstudent Exchange Visitors Performing U.S. Services
  • Tax Treaty Benefits for Foreign Nationals Performing U.S. Services
  • Appendix includes Treaties/Agreements and Sample Letters
  • CD-ROM includes 50+ IRS Forms, 16 IRS Publications, useful web links
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Article: ILW.COM August 2009 Citations
Lawrence F. Johnson, Paula Singer, Lynn Shotwell, David L. Cleveland, Jeff Joseph, Douglas Hauer, Steve Springer, Sardar Durrani share the citations from all August 2009 ILW.COM seminars.

Article: Bloggings On Nurse And Allied Health Immigration
Christopher T. Musillo writes "Ms. Bacon implied that the USCIS will look to expand the logic behind the Memo in future Memos."

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News: ICE Issues Memo On Clarification Of Memo On Removal Goals
ICE Detention and Removal Operations Director James Chaparro issued a memo to field office directors clarifying the February 22, 2010 memo on removal goals.

News: ICE Issues Letter On Memo On Removal Goals
ICE Assistant Secretary John Morton issued a letter stating that "The memorandum issued on February 22, 2010. does not capture those priorities or the spirit of reform we have worked to create for the last 10 months."

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Washington, DC - The Office of the Chief Counsel seeks experienced attorneys with 3+ years experience in immigration law for the Adjudications Law Division (ALD). Attorneys will serve as advisors to the Chief of the ALD, the Chief Counsel, and to USCIS and other Departmental components on issues relating to U.S. immigration laws. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2010-0004 at Submit resume, cover letter + (2) writing samples to Claudia Salem, Acting Chief of the Adjudications Law Division: This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in competitive civil service. Must be received by 5pm EST, Monday, April 2, 2010. Position is at the GS-13/14/15 levels.

Translation Services
Certified translations by Legal Language Services in 157 languages have helped immigration attorneys throughout the United States for more than 25 years. Legal Language translates birth and marriage certificates, academic degrees, health records, employment information and other documents needed for immigration proceedings. Legal Language meets all USCIS translation requirements. Legal Language also offers consecutive and simultaneous interpreting, as well as certified transcription, in support of immigration proceedings. Rush service, including same day service, is available for a slight additional fee. For a free consultation or for more info: call 1-800-788-0450 or email or visit us at In addition, Legal Language seeks experienced immigration attorneys to contribute to our blog and respond to questions from visitors to our site. Email us to discuss further.

Forensic Psychology Services
Forensic Psychology Group - nationwide service - 800-852-2160. The Forensic Psychology Group provides nationwide expert witness services in all areas of immigration law. It is led by Stephen Reich, PhD, JD, and Grace P. Lee, PhD, JD, who are both clinical psychologists and attorneys, and also AILA members. The Group's experts - all licensed psychologists or psychiatrists - have extensive experience in working collaboratively with immigration lawyers on a wide range of forensic psychological issues. We offer nationwide service in the following areas: psychological consultation, psychodiagnostic evaluation, psychological reports, expert witness services, courtroom testimony, political asylum evaluation, extreme and exceptional hardship evaluations, spousal abuse, citizenship waivers. Dr. Stephen Reich, the Group's founder and director, is a nationally known forensic psychologist who holds a BA, JD, and MBA from Columbia University, and an MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University. He has been on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College and on the Attending Staff of New York Presbyterian Hospital for 30+ years. Visit The Forensic Psychology Group. The right experts make a real difference.

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ComingsNGoings: Honor Or Award - Board of Legal Specialization
Victoria L. Block, New Bern, North Carolina attorney, has become a board certified specialist in immigration law, awarded by the state bar's Board of Legal Specialization. She is a longtime member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), an active member of the bar associations of the District of Columbia and North Carolina.

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