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Tax Treaty Benefits For Independent Personal Services
Paula N. Singer, Esq. writes "For treaty purposes, whether income is from employment or self-employment services is determined under the tax laws."


Masters Cap Almost Gone Per USCIS
USCIS released its latest H-1B advance degree cap count as of April 24, 2007.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
NYC mid-town office of upstate NYS firm seeks experienced immigration paralegal with 2 years experience in immigration law required, including preparation and filing of business visas (H-1B, L, E), petitions and permanent residency applications. Strong computer, communication and writing skills are required, including proficiency with Windows, Word, Excel and Outlook software and the ability to perform Internet research and use Lexis or Westlaw. Qualified applicants, submit resume to: Melanie Smith:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boston, MA - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. has an immediate opening for an experienced immigration paralegal for a very busy Immigration practice. Candidates must have experience in business immigration law, including preparation of H-1B and L-1 visa petitions and PERM labor certification cases. Experience with family-based immigration cases is also helpful. Responsibilities include the preparation and filing of business and employment-related immigration documentation and communications with government agencies and clients. Qualified candidates must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy, consistency and job ownership. In addition, the ideal candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of three year's experience are required. Qualified candidates please send cover letter and resume to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Exceptional career advancement opportunities available for you in the Chicago office of this prominent global immigration law firm. Candidate will work as part of a team of attorneys and professional support staff assisting multinational companies primarily with their U.S. immigration requirements. The job involves extensive client contact and utilization of state-of-the-art case preparation and management systems to prepare, track, and manage cases in process. Congenial and dynamic environment. Only candidates with Immigration experience should apply via email to Maribelle Molina: Job Requirements: - 2+ years business immigration experience, including experience with PERM, - BA/BS degree required - MS Word and Windows 2000 required, - Excellent verbal and written communication skills, - Ability to perform multiple tasks in a dynamic work environment. The firm offers highly competitive salaries and excellent growth. opportunities. Only candidates with Immigration experience should apply.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - Highly motivated, detail-oriented individual sought for business immigration paralegal position. Strong organizational, writing, and interpersonal skills required. Prior business immigration experience desired. Great opportunity for individual interested in challenging, exciting work with international clientele; excellent career advancement possibilities and work environment. Competitive salary and benefits. Visit Please email resume, salary requirements, and references to: or fax (202) 483-6801, Attn: Jim Alexander. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Dallas, TX - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, the leading global immigration law firm, seeks an immigration paralegal. Qualified candidates will have at least two years experience counseling a variety of large and small employers on immigration matters, including non-immigrant and immigrant visa matters, preparing PERM applications, I-140s and 485s, and E-1, E-2, H-1B, TN, and L-1 petitions. Must be computer literate, demonstrate good accuracy, have excellent written and oral communication skills, and provide superior client service in a fast-paced, high-volume, case-processing environment. Bachelors degree required. Professional, service-oriented, team players are encouraged to apply by e-mailing a cover letter + resume to Amber James: EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Larrabee | Mehlman | Albi | Coker LLP, a leading business immigration law firm in San Diego, CA, has openings for senior associate attorneys and associate attorneys. Both positions require experience in labor certs, NIV categories (senior position requires experience in all NIV categories), AOS and consular processing as well as NIW, extraordinary ability, multi-national and researcher petitions in high volume, fast-paced immigration firm. Sr. Associate Attorney - must have 5+ yrs of business immigration experience with direct management of corporate clients' immigration legal needs. Experience should include managing support staff. Associate Attorney - must have 2 yrs. business immigration experience. Strong writing and verbal communication skills required for both positions. Excellent benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Great place to work and enjoy your chosen career. CA bar membership a plus. Send resume with salary expectations to: Include "Immigration Attorney" in subject header.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Larrabee | Mehlman | Albi | Coker LLP, a leading business immigration law firm in San Diego, CA, has openings for experienced paralegals. Must have 2 yrs experience in business immigration law. Strong writing and verbal communication skills required. Excellent benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Great place to work and enjoy your chosen career. Send resume to: Include "Immigration Paralegal" in subject header.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Toronto, CA - Immigration law firm seeks UK qualified solicitor for Toronto-based global practice focused exclusively on corporate clients. Must have excellent communication skills, the ability to advise on, prepare and file UK corporate immigration matters (work permits, HSMP, sole representative) as well as an interest in working with foreign legal counsel to manage files in other jurisdictions. Please submit your resume via email to Lonnie Wellman: or by fax to 416-943-0289.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Sydney, Australia - Unique opportunity to join Fragomen US Consular Practice based in one of the world's most beautiful cities. Prepare nonimmigrant and immigrant visa applications, arrange consular appointments, and manage inquiries and referrals. Position involves extensive client contact and use of case management and billing systems to prepare, track, and manage cases. Ideal candidate has expertise in business immigration, experience managing high volume caseload, and ability to be part of team, supervise others, and work independently. College degree, MS Word, Excel, and Windows 2000 required. If eligible, Australian work visa available but sorry, no relocation package. Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Lauren Levin:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Union City, NJ - Busy law firm practicing family law, immigration law, and municipal law, seeks recently admitted law graduates. Fluency (speaking + writing) in English and Spanish is a must. Candidates must excel in writing and verbal skills. Must be a people person. Salary depending on experience. Competitive benefits package offered. Please send resume to Micaela M. Alvarez, Esq. by fax: (201) 867-4100 or email:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
New York, NY - Midtown Manhattan boutique business immigration law firm seeks two attorneys. One attorney will handle complex PERM applications, and one attorney will specialize in EB-1 and O-1 petitions. Each attorney will have responsibilities in other areas as well, but will be primarily responsible for their specialty. The attorneys must be self-starters with excellent managerial, writing and interpersonal skills. Ideal candidates will have graduated in the top 1/3 of their class and have 2-5 years experience in their respective area. Salary DOE. Please fax resume and cover letter to: M. Cohen at (212) 818-0625 or email:

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Immigration Event - Washingon, DC
"Labor migration management in the US and Europe: Addressing challenges and opportunities". Sponsored by: The German Marshall Fund of the US, Center for International Relations in Warsaw. 1:30-5:30 p.m., Monday, May 7, 2007. The German Marshall Fund 1744 R Street, NW, Washington, DC, RSVP: Nicola Hagen at Contact: (202) 745-6685.


Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: (300-words or fewer preferred). Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence, available in our archives.

Dear Editor:
I wish Mr. Kumar the best of luck in obtaining his name check clearance (see 04/26/07 ID). I have clients waiting as long as 3 1/2 years for name check clearance.

Robert Hollander Esq.

Dear Editor:
While it was nice to see that comment (04/26/07 ID), I think it would have been more accurate if we saw the entire photo instead of a cropped image of what seems to be a line of "FAIR" supportors in parade. Just a thought. Great updates by the way.

Richard W. Chang, Esq.

Editor's note: We saw a number of photographs of the event and in the interests of fairness we linked to the one which had the most people. We did not crop any image.

Dear Editor:
I take exception to ID's comment (04/26/07 ID) ridiculing the efforts of patriotic Americans to rid our country of the illegal aliens. I would have loved to have attended this event because I do love my country and I have absolutely no intention of seeing it invaded, nor do I have any inclination to see the USA turned into the NAU. If ID would "bother" to read any comment section on any online news article on illegal aliens and the problems they saddle us "working stiffs" with, ID would see that virtually 80% of the legal citizens of this country are against these people being here and we want them deported. We are hard-working people, despite what that President says, and we can't just take off work for a week to go to Washington DC. We paid, through our taxes, for a lot of the free buses and accommodations these illegals got when they got to march. Furthermore, our taxes also support the organizations that support these illegals. We pay for all the social services they get, and we can't cheat and collect welfare in addition to stealing a job from an American like they we are hardly in a position to trot off to DC any ol' time we want to. Room charges there are prohibitive; I did check it out because, like I said, I wanted to go. A lot of American people also are afraid to come "out of the shadows" themselves. We are afraid to speak out because then we're called "racists", "xenophobes", and any other nasty name these illegals can come up with. I would suggest ID actually read what Americans are saying, instead of "looking at the pictures".

Alyce Walters

Dear Editor:
Yes the anti-immigrant group may be small but vocalization of their wows seem to be heard much more than the wows of the immigrant even though the immigrant is sustaining this country together on labor not wanted to be done by the legal or nationals (04/26/07 ID comment).

Gladys Farris

Dear Editor:
I am a member of Alipac and NumbersUSA. In this comment (04/26/07 ID), ID mentioned we are "a tiny minority" and imply that Congress should not listen to us. We are by the millions, and many of us cannot just pick up and go out into the streets, as the illegal aliens do. The ones in Washington, went there on their own dollar, not La Raza's, not MALDEF's or organizations such as, the Socialists, Marxists and Communists Parties we have in the USA. Also illegal aliens were given every accomodation to leave their work place, their schools to march in our streets, last year. Do you know what would happen to many American workers that walked off their jobs to march in a street? We'd be fired. And the ACLU would not come to our aid, since the ACLU would prefer to sue our small towns over a displayed cross, or some other insane issue. Illegal Immigration has become a big business...for lawyers to gain more money from, for special interest groups and for big business that want more and more cheap labor, now our own Unions are stabbing their own workers in the back, just to get these illegals to pay dues. So, do not say we are not a large group, we are larger than ID would ever expect. I would also advise that when ID reports about us, that ID would use the phrase, "Anti-illegal immigrant groups". We are not's illegal, get it? When we have lost over 3M good paying jobs, when American construction workers were kicked off their jobs because they earned $20 per hr. and an illegal was offered $8 per hr...something needs to be changed, especially when it's American citizens that are paying our so-called politicians' salaries.

Barbara Cook
Catlettsburg, KY

Dear Editor:
Mr. Alexander's letter's proposal which his letter refers to as "reasonable" (4/25/07 ID) requiring the parents of children who would be able to legalize under the DREAM Act to be subject to bars for admission of 3 or 10 years - would, in most cases, punish the innocent children as much, if not more, than their parents. What would become of young children whose parents were deported and barred from re-entry for 10 years if this proposal were enacted into law? If they haven't any family in the US, with whom would they live? When they become public charges would proponents of such a measure be contented? It's difficult to believe the architect of this proposal is serious. Is the motivation more punitive or deterrent?

Michael Eatroff

Dear Editor:
In ID's Comment 4/26/07, Immigration Daily points to a photograph which shows about a hundred people at an anti-illegal immigration rally in Washington, D.C. The editors then extrapolate this to mean that the "vast majority of Americans" are in favor of granting legal status to illegal aliens and for massive immigration. The fact is that "the vast majority of Americans" want an end to illegal immigration and are opposed to any form of amnesty. Recent polls show that Americans, who are mostly compassionate, are not in favor of massive round-ups of illegal aliens; but still oppose amnesty. If ID wants to contribute to the "national debate" regarding immigration, it would be more helpful if they were more balanced in their reporting. (And, yes, I realize your constituency is mostly "immigration lawyers".)

Baileyville, ME

Dear Editor:
Thanks for the newsletters that Immigration Daily always sends me. I truly appreciate it. As for these "Angelic" anti-immigration marchers, I shudder to imagine what this beautiful countrie's affairs would be like if they were in control of decision making in the House of Congress. I say this because they themselves including their ancestors, are immigrants. And they have chosen to become selfish now that they have "crossed the river" to the land of opportunities and now,stop everyone else. And all there is to this madness, is a lot of fear. Afraid because for the better part of their lives, they have been lazily sitting on their behinds, complaining, whining and whinging about everything and everyone else,while expecting handouts on a silver plate. Afraid of the competition from hardworking human beings who are used to working hard for thier money. And if they want to complain about crime, "Look around you" (see 04/26/07 ID comment).


Dear Editor:
I appreciate the factual information Immigration Daily shares, but I don't care for the political editorial at all. I know of people who oppose continued immigration opportunities outright. To me, that's a short-sighted and foolish view arising from any of several common fears. I also know (directly) many who strongly oppose unlawful entries and presence by those who disregard America's right to be sovereign and to form/enforce policies regarding who may enter, who may work (and be subject to taxation) and who may remain within the country's borders. There is also strong opposition to people who have unlawfully entered, or who are unlawfully present, but who then seek to use the US legal system and the US social benefits systems - effectively picking and choosing among the laws they will respect, and which they will disregard. Please note the absence of any reference to any particular nationality. This is not a matter of bigotry, which is ugly in all its forms. This is a matter of a nation's sovereign right to establish and enforce laws applicable to its citizens as well as others within its borders. America absolutely needs intelligent and comprehensive immigration reform, to enable us to attract talented and motivated people from around the world. Our economy is not a "zero-sum" system ... it is possible to create new value. Our society became strong through the melting pot, through which many cultures blended, each contributing the best they had to offer. I respect ID's right to express a point of view, even if I do not respect the viewpoint itself.

Curt Castillo

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