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Immigration Daily September 29, 2011
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Comment: Old South Reborn - A district court judge let stand some provisions of Alabama’s draconian immigration law; thus making them go into effect immediately. The Chicago Tribune reports "Chief US District Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn ruled the state could require police to detain people suspected of being in the United States illegally if they cannot produce proper documentation when stopped for any reason. She also refused to block a provision requiring public schools to determine, by reviewing birth certificates or sworn affidavits, the legal residency status of students upon enrollment… Under the law, state courts will be barred from enforcing a contract that involves someone unlawfully in the country, and it will be a crime for an undocumented immigrant to engage in business transactions with the state."

This country was founded on a bold new declaration about the nature of human beings “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” While the judge did block some provisions of the law that criminalized even contact with the undocumented, the provisions that remain standing and now in effect are sufficient to create yet another race of second class human beings in the heart of Dixie within these United States. Mr. Jefferson will be turning in his grave today. Please let us know what you think of this law by adding your comments to our letters section or by writing to us at

Article: African Immigrants in the United States by Kristen McCabe of the Migration Information Source

Bloggings: Alabama Law Injunction Partially Lifted by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: Perry's Shaky Stand on Immigration by Danielle Beach-Oswald

Bloggings: DREAMer Nadia Habib set to be Deported TODAY by the Obama Deportation Machine by Matthew Kolken

Bloggings: Fairness For High Skilled Immigrants Act by Chris Musillo

News: DOL Revises PERM FAQ On For College and University Teachers

News: DHS Announces Discontinuation Of H-2A And H-2B Temporary Worker Visa Exit Program Pilot

News: DHS Publishes Legal Permanent Residence Trends From 1892 To 2010

Focus: US Tax Compliance For Immigrants And Employers: The Lawyer's Complete Guide
Our new book on tax compliance for immigrants and employers authored by noted authority Paula Singer is shipping now. 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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Headline: What if the immigration cops came to your parish during Mass?
Headline: Ruling expected on Alabama's tough new immigration law
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Wildes & Weinberg, PC, prestigious immigration law firm seeks experienced immigration paralegal for our Midtown Manhattan office to work on immigrant and non-immigrant matters. Applicant must possess 2+ years of work experience in the area of business immigration, particularly with preparing, organizing and filing O-1, E, and L-1 visa petitions, as well as strong writing and communication skills. Please send resume and cover letter to

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Philadelphia, PA - Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP, a nationally-known immigration law firm, has an opening for an associate with 4+ years experience in employment-related immigration law matters. We are a full-service practice, so you will work predominantly on employment-related immigration matters, with the opportunity to work in other practice areas of interest, such as EB-5, waivers/family, and/or immigration litigation. If you have excellent academic credentials and are interested in working on challenging cases at the cutting edge of immigration law, please email your resume and cover letter to Information about the firm and its practice can be found at

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Letters of the Week: Honza Prchal(2), Joe Whalen, James Yeina, Jim Roberts(2) and Richard Y (4), Gladys Farris, Zoe Adams

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
October 6, Brooklyn, NY - The Brooklyn Law School is pleased to present the Beginning and End of Borders lecture. It will examine the radically changing nature of borders, the forces driving such change, and the impact on traditional legal and regulatory regimes governing cross-border trade and travel. Commissioner Bersin will argue that borders in the contemporary era must be viewed as both the contours of the global flow of goods and people as much as the geographic sites that mark the transition from one sovereignty to another. Speaker: Alan Bersin, Commissioner and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. For more info, see

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