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Immigration Daily November 16, 2009
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US Tax Compliance For Immigrants And Employers: The Lawyer's Complete Guide

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  • 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
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Economic Progress Via Legalization: Lessons From The Last Legalization Program
Rob Paral, Madura Wijewardena, and Walter Ewing for the Immigration Policy Center write "[u]nauthorized immigrants who gained legal status in the 1980s through the legalization provisions of the IRCA experienced clear improvement in their socioeconomic situation.

Bloggings On Dysfunctional Government
Angelo A. Paparelli cautions "LPRs are best advised to take IJ proceedings seriously."

Bloggings on Deportation And Removal
Matthew Kolken discusses a recent BIA decision covering the standard for adjudicating motions for continuance.

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DHS Secretary Napolitano On CIR
During a speech at the Center for American Progress on November 13, 2009, DHS Secretary Napolitano said, "Let me be clear: when I talk about "immigration reform," I'm referring to what I call the "three-legged stool" that includes a commitment to serious and effective enforcement, improved legal flows for families and workers, and a firm but fair way to deal with those who are already here."

CRS Report On Border Security
The Congressional Research Service released an updated version of its report outlining the roles and responsibilities of the four main agencies within the DHS charged with securing our nation's borders: the CBP, ICE, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the TSA.


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Napolitano Urges Swift Action on Immigration Reform
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano expressed confidence Friday that Congress would introduce a comprehensive immigration reform bill in early 2010 and that debate and passage of the legislation could occur before the mid-term elections later that year.

Nationalists Urge Perry To Stop Feds From Dumping Aliens In Texas
The Texas Nationalist Movement has challenged Texas Gov. Rick Perry to "walk the walk" on nullification by interdicting federal attempts to use Texas as a dumping-ground for apprehended illegal aliens.

Identity, Immigrants, Military
Immigrants, with and without citizenship, have been a sizable part of the U.S. military since the Revolutionary War.

ICE Nabs 111,000 Criminal Illegal Aliens In One Year
DHS along with ICE announced the Secure Communities initiative nabbed more than 111,000 criminal illegal aliens since its inception one year ago.


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New Attorney
International Immigration Services, PA ( is pleased to announce that Brandon Meyer has joined the firm as an Attorney. He will manage our new San Diego, CA office and specialize in E-1/2, L-1, O-1, EB-1, National Interest Waiver, and EB-5 matters. He can be reached at


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Dear Editor:
Thanks ID for publishing the study on intermarriage rates among immigrant population in Germany. It's interesting and may be creepy or hopefully spun, which is a good sign that the data are honestly arrived at. The study implies that a large, distinct immigrant pool from a single country (Turkey) doesn't seem to be a good thing for assimilation (think Mexicans in the USA in recent years) though Turks are separated internally, and often violently, between Kurds and Turks. Increased diversity in immigration flows is a good thing if one likes one's own culture (in my case, I adopted it by choice) enough to wish for assimilation. Germans are "better", meaning more American, about this sort of thing than most Europeans and still get a bum rap, so it was fun to read this for that reason as well. The ironic publication date of November 11th made it more meaningful still. As for today's note on Lou Dobb's departure being a hopeful sign for the passage of CIR, I would point out that Al Franken had a bigger audience with Bush in the White house and that Rush Limbaugh traditionally does better with Democrats at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Dobb's abrupt departure may be a sign that CIR seems dead to most people at CNN and those who watch cable news. We may also be over-reading meaning into his abrupt leave-taking. He's done this before. So has, pace MM, the Fort Hood shooter, shown that he has fit poorly into the Army system. I expect that had his commanding officer been a more typical Muslim instead of a bureaucrat responding to an institutional aversion to making waves and getting HR involved in a departmental review, the shooter would have been turfed out of the service or perhaps into the professional care of his colleagues before committing murderous treason. The antidote to prejudice is not putting one's head in the sand but rather honesty and treating people fairly.

Honza Prchal, Esq.
Birmingham, AL

Dear Editor:
Regarding 11/13/09 ID Comment and Letters, it is sad, revealing and premature that ID and R. Algase would rejoice in Lou Dobbs stepping "down" from his CNN post which was not due to a few whining liberals, anti-Americans and special interests, but is a step up to be an even greater advocate for millions of US without the limitations the job entailed. What is "Orwellian" is the RA letter's demonization and villification of needed, legitimate and long overdue enforcement as well as comparing "soft on entry" Janet N. of DHS to Sheriff Joe. The MM letter ignores that Major Hasan had shouted the Islamic battle cry "Allah-O-Akbar (God is great)" before opening fire, was wearing the shalwar-kameez, the traditional attire worn by Afghan Arabs who wage jihad alongside al-Qaeda and the Taliban and had angry confrontations with other officers over his views that Muslims should "rise up and attack Americans" and other evidences about this act of terrorism. The letter of RA (11/12/09 ID) continues a Jihad for Diversity and against "Northern Europeans" which differs from the U.N.'s recently released annual index of human development, which ranks 182 countries by such factors as education, per-capita income, and life expectancy. The top ten Nations were racially homogenous where in 9 of these, the dominant race is white with the 10th being Asian. Diversified U.S. didn't make the cut. To find out why, read: "Muslims in 21st Century America: Racial Religious Chasm" by Frosty Wooldridge and "The Two Faces of Major Hasan" by Pat Buchanan as well as references in my ID letters of Oct 30th & Nov 4th.

Jim Roberts

Dear Editor:
Lou Dobbs departure from cnn is long awaiting good news (11/13/09 ID comment). Mr. Dobbs views were too dividing for this country, his venom was very distasteful for the eyes and ears, and I applaud cnn for getting rid of him, his views are very racial and need some anger management class towards immigrant, and learn how to deal with them, because this country is built on immigrants. The next three are Hannity, glen beck and Bill Riley, because we have no room in this country for racism and hatred. We came too far and all these guys do is spit out venom.


Dear Editor:
Responding to ID's comment (11/13/09), it may be victory for ID, but it is damage for the rest of us. This is another prime example of how illegals and their supporters' steering the country's policies towards what would benefit the illegals instead of tax paying, law abiding citizens. How typical.

Chia-Li Sung

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