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Immigration Daily May 25, 2004
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Today's Featured Article, "Revising the SOC System" by authors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Bureau of the Census may be of help to immigration attorneys grappling with the SOC/OES/O*NET classifications which are poised to completely replace the DOT (the Dictionary of Occupational Titles). The article succinctly summarizes the vision behind the new occupational classification and provides a useful historical roadmap to understand this new system. For the article, see here.


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Featured Article

Revising The Standard Occupational Classification System
Chester Levine, Laurie Salmon, and Daniel H. Weinberg write "A new system for classifying occupations was introduced in 1998, reflecting the many changes to the world of work in recent decades, especially the shift towards more services-oriented and high-technology jobs."

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Immigration Law News

Immigration Law Firm Disqualified From Filing New H-1B Petitions For 2 Years Due To Willful Misrepresentation
In the Matter of Administrator, Wage and Hour Division v. Law Offices of Anil Sha[h], No. 2003-LCA-20 (OALJ, May 19, 2004), the Office of Administrative Law Judges, in a case where Employer and Employee were both immigration attorneys, said that the Employer made a willful misrepresentation on the LCA and produced false payroll records during the investigation. Since Employer was an officer of the court, the OALJ said that the Employer's willful misrepresentation of his LCA in order to deprive the Alien immigration attorney of promised and legally mandated wages was particularly grave. The OALJ disqualified Employer from filing new H-1B petitions for a period of two years, per 20 CFR 655.810(d)(2).

DHS Close To Awarding $15B Contract For US VISIT
The New York Times reports "The [DHS] is on the verge of awarding the biggest contract in its young history for an elaborate system that could cost as much as $15 billion and employ a network of databases to track visitors to the US long before they arrive."

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Immigration Law Conferences
CGFNS Hosts A Special Educational Initiative in Your Community - New U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Visa Regulations for Foreign Health Care Workers. As part of a major change in federal policy affecting hiring of foreign health care workers in the U.S., the DHS has issued new Section 343 rules requiring foreign health care workers who are seeking temporary or permanent occupational visas or Trade NAFTA status to obtain a special visa certification in order to deliver patient care and provide health care services in this country. The Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)/International Commission on Healthcare Professions (ICHP) are sponsoring a special educational program in your community about the new DHS rules. This timely educational initiative is designed to provide you with important information about the new rules and facilitate the process for foreign health care workers to obtain a visa certificate through the CGFNS/ICHP specially designed Visascreen™ program. The new federal DHS rules apply to: Registered nurses and licensed practical (vocational) nurses, Audiologists, Physical Therapists, Medical Technicians, Occupational Therapists, Medical Laboratory Technologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Physician Assistants. Session Locations include: Washington, D.C. - Monday, June 14th, Chicago, IL - Thursday, July 8th, Miami, FL - Monday, August 23rd, Philadelphia, PA- Monday, August 16th, Seattle, WA - Monday, September 27th, New York, NY - Monday, October 4th, San Francisco, CA - Monday, October 18th, Atlanta, GA - Monday, November 1st. To register, contact Marla Downing, email:, telephone 215-222-8454, x.242. Or visit

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Dear Editor:
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