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Immigration Daily January 25, 2005
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Recent Changes In Immigration Law And Practice

In a flurry of last-minute law-making, the 108th Congress made a number of substantive changes to immigration law. The much-talked about changes included increased numbers for H1Bs, Js and liberalization for I-9 filers. There were also other changes including the mandating of a 4-tier prevailing wage system for labor certs and H1Bs, restrictions on Ls and privacy issues in the Intelligence legislation. Business immigration remains critical to many immigration practices, the H1B and H2B quota crises notwithstanding. It remains just as important as ever to stay on top of the less-noticed nuances in changes in the law. Events have moved fast in the Regulatory arena too - the most visible being the long-awaited PERM rule. Outside of changes in law and regulation, developments such as retrogression ensure that there is never a dull moment in immigration law practice. Our newest seminar will include a detailed consideration of all these latest developments to keep practitioners on the cutting-edge. The deadline to register is Thursday, January 27th. For more info, detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/january2005.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/january2005.pdf.)

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Hs, Ls, Js, Retrogression, And PERM

Recent developments in Hs, Ls, Js etc due to recent legislation will be discussed in ILW.COM's latest seminar (for example, the new 4-tier prevailing wage system). Also discussed will be recent regulatory and policy developments including the PERM rule and Retrogression's effects. This seminar features Angelo Paparelli, Atessa Chehrazi, Steven A. Clark, Edward R. Litwin, and Gregory Siskind as speakers (more speakers will be announced). The deadline to register is Thursday, January 27th. For more info, detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/january2005.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/january2005.pdf.)


Article

Allowing On-The-Job Experience: How PERM Has Modified The Delitizer Standard
Cyrus Mehta and Elizabeth T. Reichard write "After careful analysis, however, it becomes clear that the PERM standard is more rigid, more difficult to establish, and may reverse Delitizer."


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News

EOIR Releases Latest Disciplinary Actions
The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) released its latest disciplinary action against eight attorneys: (4) attorneys were immediately suspended; (4) received final orders.


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Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
David J. Hart, PA, a well established boutique firm with a diverse client base, based in downtown Miami, FL, seeks a bilingual (English/Spanish) attorney. Candidates must have at least 3 years experience in business immigration including nonimmigrant/immigrant visas and Labor Certifications. E-mail resume to Marcella Nishi-Page: mnishipage@immigrateusa.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Grotta, Glassman & Hoffman, a medium-sized labor, employment and immigration law firm seeks an experienced full-time immigration paralegal for its high volume, fast-paced corporate immigration practice in Roseland, NJ. Must have 2+ years of experience in the preparation of employment-related USCIS/DOL filings (all components, including supporting statements), such as non-immigrant employment petitions (E-1, E-2, H-1B, L-1, O-1, etc.), immigrant visa applications (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3 and permanent residency applications), foreign residency waiver applications and J-1 practical training applications. Must be detail-oriented with excellent writing, communication (oral + written), organizational and computer skills. Bachelor's degree in a related field (or equivalent) required. Foreign language a plus. Send your resume + cover letter describing your interest, qualifications, and financial requirements in strict confidence to Alexandra Carvalho at : recruit@gghlaw.com or fax: 973-992-9125. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
The Law Offices of Carl Shusterman, a nationally-recognized, five-attorney firm in Los Angeles, is offering career opportunities to two business immigration paralegals. Our firm represents a mix of corporations, business and computer professionals, physicians, nurses, champion skateboarders and even some major Hollywood movie stars. We are looking for paralegals with a minimum of two years business immigration experience (H, L, O and Labor Certification). You must have excellent writing and speaking skills, be self-motivated, friendly and a team player. Our salaries are competitive and our benefits package is second to none. E-mail your resume to Alison Walters: awalters@shusterman.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Ronald W. Freeman, P.C. is an employment-based immigration law firm located in downtown New York City with a diverse corporate client base. We are looking for an attorney with at least 3 years of employment-based immigration experience to join our firm. Must have significant experience in nonimmigrant/immigrant business visas and labor certification. Strong communication (written & verbal) and case management skills required. Must be willing to participate in practice development efforts. Please email resume & salary requirements in confidence to jobposting@rwfpc.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Larrabee & Zimmerman LLP, the leading business immigration law firm in San Diego, CA, seeks an associate attorney. Must have 1 to 2 years of business immigration experience in a high volume, fast-paced immigration firm. Experience must include the preparation of labor certifications, nonimmigrant petitions, adjustment of status and consular processing applications as well as NIW, extraordinary ability, multi-national and researcher petitions. Strong writing and verbal communication skills required. Excellent benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. A great work place to work and enjoy your chosen career. Membership in CA bar a plus. Send your resume + salary expectations by email (only) with subject: Immigration Attorney to hr@larrabee.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Larrabee & Zimmerman LLP, the leading business immigration law firm in San Diego, CA, seeks a senior associate attorney. Must have 3 to 5 years of business immigration experience in a high volume, fast-paced immigration firm. Experience must include direct management of corporate clients' immigration legal needs including labor certifications, all nonimmigrant categories, adjustment of status and consular processing as well as NIW, extraordinary ability, multi-national and researcher petitions. Strong writing and verbal communication skills required. Excellent benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. A great place to work and enjoy your chosen career. Membership in CA bar a plus. Send your resume + salary expectations by email (only) with subject: Senior Immigration Attorney to hr@larrabee.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
The Fakhoury Law Group, PLLC based in Troy, Michigan has an immediate opening for a paralegal with 2+ years of immigration law experience, particularly labor certifications and I-140s. We offer a competitive salary, benefits and excellent work environment. Please email resume + salary requirements to Rami Fakhoury: rami@employmentimmigration.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Microsoft Corporation has an immediate opportunity in our dynamic team in the Law and Corporate Affairs Department in Redmond, Washington. The position requires excellent academic credentials, 4-6 years experience in all nonimmigrant business visas, labor certifications, and other business-related immigration matters. Strong case management, communication and writing skills are required. Must be customer-service focused and able to thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. Prior experience managing legal staff and proficiency with Microsoft technology a plus. Microsoft offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and casual workplace environment. Please submit your response in Word format to resume@microsoft.com. Please indicate job code N145-122703 in the subject line. Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
The Law Offices of Rakesh Mehrotra based in Fairfax County, Virginia seeks an attorney interested in long term stable employment, with 2+ years experience in employment-based immigrant categories, specifically labor certs. Opportunity to play a key role in supporting a mature and expanding practice. Must be detail-oriented with excellent case management, organizational and computer skills. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume with career goals and financial requirements to Rakesh Mehrotra by email: attorney@immigrationonline.com or by fax: 703-918-6356.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
10+ person, fast-paced, leading business immigration law firm based in NYC seeks senior immigration attorney. Must have 7+ years experience with full range of complex business immigration cases in NIV and IV matters as well as family-based & naturalization. Must have in-depth knowledge of laws & procedures, excellent writing, communication and organizational skills. Must be detail-oriented, able to manage a large, complex case load, work independently and supervise & train associates and staff. Seeking a dedicated professional willing to make a commitment who can work well under the pressures of a busy immigration law firm. Partnership track potential for the right person. Competitive compensation package offered. Please submit cover letter, resume, university and law school transcripts and employment references to: globallaw2005@yahoo.com. All resumes will kept confidential.

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Dear Editor:
I would like to start by saying that I love receiving Immigration Daily. I've been a subscriber for more than 2 years. It's an important way for me to keep on top of the always-changing field of immigration. In the comment (1/24/05 ID), you boast of the many job openings. I agree that is is a very dynamic time for the immigration field, but I have a question, "Where are the entry-level positions?" I am a recent law grad and my aspiration is (and always has been) to become an immigration attorney, however, I am having a very difficult time finding entry-level positions anywhere. At this point I would be interested in putting an ad for "position sought" in a publication such as yours but frankly cannot afford your prices.

Stacie Hackel

Dear Editor:
What is the expense for appearing on your list of attorneys for Dallas, TX.

Husein Abdelhadi
Abdelhadi & Associates, P.C.

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Dear Editor:
Ms. Felter's letter (1/24/05 ID) asks what's wrong with people coming here illegally if they only want to share in the American Dream. My answer: plenty. There are literally billions of people in this world who want a "better life". Those who come here illegally (or violate visas) are cheats plain and simple. Their actions hurt not only Americans, who bear the burden of paying for the services they need, but also would-be legal immigrants, who also have American Dreams. I taught for several years in Turkey, and many of my students wanted to come to the US. One of the reasons pushing them was the corruption, the lack of transparency and fairness in the making and enforcement of laws in Turkey. What do I tell these students if we "legalize" people who have broken our laws? If we reward illegal aliens with a chance at citizenship, while legal immigrants such as my former students jump through immigration hoops, and either have to find a sponsor here, or pay foreign student tuition to attend school? I and most Americans believe in fairness. I strongly believe that the reason I've never received an answer to my question is because "legalizing" illegal aliens is simply not fair or just, and people such as Ms. Felter are reluctant to admit that.

Ali Alexander


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