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Immigration Daily November 19, 2008
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License To Drive

The Austin American-Statesman reports "Now, under a regulation that took effect Oct. 1 in the name of national security, the state has tightened its license policy more by requiring foreign nationals to prove they are lawfully here before they can get an original, renewal or duplicate driver's license or ID card." For the full story, see here.

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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: For info/ordering by fax, please see:


Filipino Immigrants In The US
Aaron Terrazas for the Migration Information Source writes "The number of Filipino immigrants in the US tripled between 1980 and 2006, from 501,440 to 1.6 million, making them the second largest immigrant group in the US after Mexican immigrants and ahead of the Chinese, Indian, and Vietnamese foreign born."

Paula N. Singer, Esq. writes "Stipends are payments typically given to individuals to help defray living or other costs, often under the assumption that they are not taxable."

Immigrants Of The Week: Phil Keoghan, Sonal Shah, and Mel Martinez
Greg Siskind honors immigrants of the week.

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DOS Update On Fraud In Africa Priority Three Program
The Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration of the Department of State issued an updated fact sheet about the Fraud in Africa Priority Three Program.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Sherman Oaks, CA - The Law Offices of Jessica Dominguez has an immediate opportunity for an immigration attorney to work on a wide range of cases in a diverse, full-service immigration law practice. Attorney must be bilingual in English and Spanish. Attorney will represent clients before immigration officers and in immigration courts including employment-based IV, NIV, family-based IV, and naturalization. Excellent legal research/writing and outstanding communication skills needed. Ideal candidate has 2-4 years of experience - exceptional, motivated candidates with less experience also encouraged to apply. Right candidate shows initiative and works independently. Great office environment and wonderful clients. We are pleased to offer an alternative work-plan schedule that allows its employees to take one Friday off every 8 weeks. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to Jessica Dominguez: Replies will be treated in strictest confidence and references will not be contacted without prior approval.

PERM Services
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EB-5 Investor Program
There is no need to wait for the Regional Center program to be extended before it sunsets on September 30, 2008. This is a 300 acre project in Southern California near San Juan Capistrano. The Project will create at least 300 new full-time jobs through the development of a resort hotel/spa & corporate retreat, an upscale equestrian centre with 1000 stalls, arena, training and boarding facilities and, along with a vineyard, an olive orchard, and 30 estate view lots. The developers and general partners have extensive experience in high profile developments. The Project qualifies under the EB-5 Investor Visa program for an immigrant investor in need of a permanent residence in the US "Green Card". The project is a Targeted Employment Area (TEA) requiring investments at the reduced $500,000 level. Visit for more information or contact a USA Global Development representative by e-mailing or calling (949) 296-3078 or complete contact us section of our website. Not an offer to purchase or sell securities. Only qualified investors can offer to subscribe after reviewing the full program and submitting a signed subscription agreement for consideration.


Teachers Learn Ways To Present Immigration
"What we want the students to think about is, if we're going to allow immigration, who should it be?"

Feds Revive Amnesty Of 1986
The federal government plans to give legal status to certain unauthorized immigrants who applied for a 1986 amnesty program but were either unfairly excluded or never received a response to their request.

DPS Random Checkpoint Plan Appropriately Scrapped
Illegal immigration is a problem in Texas, but remaking state troopers into immigration agents isn't the answer.

Rove Says Immigration Reform Key To Saving GOP
The plan includes "regaining ground among critial voting groups including Hispanics."


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Immigration Event
Tues, Dec 9th - 1:30pm - 3:pm EST. The CUNY School of Professional Studies is pleased to invite you to a free webinar "Understanding I-9s and E-Verify". The webinar will teach participants the "best practices" with respect to employment verification, the preparation of I-9s, and the legal responsibilities of the employer. Space is limited. Reserve your webinar seat now at:


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:
It struck me as interesting that the November 17 news story on Nobel Prize Winner Rigoberta Menchu's visit of solidarity to Postville does not highlight her name in the title or in the sample blurb. I wonder if this is because Miss Menchu "changed many elements of her life, family and village in order to meet the publicity needs of the guerilla movement, which she joined as a political cadre"? There is more at the Answers website if one does a search of her name. I am all for defending the defenseless and workers' rights, but Ms. Menchu is perhaps not the best ally in such struggles, not despite her widely-read autobiographical fiction, but because of it. Her opposition to workers rights in other parts of the world, such as the ultimately successful struggle by a labor union that was actually named Solidarity, and the record of physical and intellectual thuggishness by herself and her comrades in arms, plays into the hands of restrictionists who see much immigration organizing as suspect and probably does as much to turn off those who would otherwise be willing to help immigrants, legal and illegal, be treated fairly as it does to garner visibility for them.

Honza Prchal, Esq.
Birmingham, AL

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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim                        ISSN:   1930-062X