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Immigration Daily February 9, 2005
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Rupert Murdoch Extols Immigration

Immigration Daily is pleased to bring to our readers a pro-immigration op-ed by Rupert Murdoch. Mr. Murdoch is the head of News Corp, one of the largest media companies in the world, involved in the production and distribution of newspapers, films, television, satellite, and cable tv. We commend Mr. Murdoch for taking the time to write and express his pro-immigration views (we encourage other successful immigrants to follow his lead). Some excerpts:

"In my book, anyone who comes here and gives an honest day's work for an honest day's pay is not only putting himself closer to the American Dream, he's helping the rest of us get there too."
"As Ronald Reagan said at the Statue of Liberty, "While we applaud those immigrants who stand out, whose contributions are easily discerned, we know that America's heroes are also those whose names are remembered by only a few."
"Maybe this is more clear to businessmen because of what we see every day. My company, News Corporation, is a multinational company based in America. Our diversity is based on talent, cooperation and ability. Frankly it doesn't bother me in the least that millions of people are attracted to our shores. What we should worry about is the day they no longer find these shores attractive. In an era when too many of our pundits declare that the American Dream is a fraud, it is America's immigrants who remind us--by dint of their success--that the Dream is alive, and well within reach of anyone willing to work for it."
"... as President Bush realizes, we'll never fix the problem of illegal immigration simply by throwing up walls and trying to make all of us police them. We've tried that for a decade or so now, and it's been a flop. What we need to do first is to make it easier for those who seek honest work to do so without having to disobey our laws. Fundamentally that means recognizing that an economy as powerful as ours is always going to have a demand for more workers."
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PERM Books Hot Off The Press

ILW.COM is proud to present books on PERM, incorporating both reference material and analyses.

Fully-Indexed PERM Rule. This is a free soft-bound supplement to 20/22/28 CFR Plus, a part of Patel's Immigration Law Library. This book includes: (a) A comprehensive and easy-to-use 12 page topical index to the PERM Rule by P.J. Patel, author of Patel's Immigration Law Library; (b) 10 Key Questions on PERM by Gary Endelman; (c) The PERM World: A Temporary Answer to a Permanent Immigration Problem by David Nachman; and (d) DOL Memorandum: Technical Instructions Regarding Unprocessed Permanent Foreign Labor Certification Cases. This free soft-bound supplement is hot off the press and ready for shipment now! For more info on this essential reference resource, and to order, see here.

THE PERM BOOK - Labor Certification by Joel Stewart. This book is a detailed, in-depth, section-by-section analysis of the PERM rule by noted labor certification expert Joel Stewart, and will include additional essays by Gary Endelman and other distinguished attorneys. This book is being written for labor certification practitioners, and is not intended to decorate shelves, it will instead be a practical reference tool that we anticipate will be frequently consulted in preparing cases under the new PERM regime. Orders for this book will be shipped according to the principle first ordered, first shipped (the expected publication date is March 2005). For more info, and to order, see here.


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Give Thanks For Immigrants
Rupert Murdoch writes "These days, it's not always easy to talk about the benefits of immigration. Especially since 9/11, many Americans worry about borders and security. These are legitimate concerns. But surely a nation as great as America has the wit and resources to distinguish between those who come here to destroy the American Dream--and the many millions more who come to live it."


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News

DOL Publishes Mailing Address For PERM Applications
The Employment and Training Administration of the DOL published the mailing addresses for PERM applications not filed electronically.

USCIS Issues Automatic EAD Reminder For TPS Hondurans And Nicaraguans
USCIS reminds individuals of the automatic 6-month extension of existing TPS-based employment authorization for eligible Hondurans and Nicaraguans will remain in effect until July 5, 2006.


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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
The Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner in Long Beach, CA, seeks an associate attorney with 2+ years deportation/removal immigration experience in a high volume, fast paced environment. Experience in the following is required: written motions to reopen, opening briefs to the BIA and other appellate agencies; Immigration Court experience (both master and individual hearings); familiarity with cancellation of removal, AOS, asylum, and CAT applications.; familiarity with law on aggravated felonies. Should know how to do bond redetermination hearings. Candidates must: make court appearances, handle large caseload with multiple deadlines, work hard, possess excellent research and writing skills. Duties include drafting points and authorities, briefs, appellate motions, appeals, attorney cover letters, etc. Must be aggressive and thrive in deadline driven environment. We offer competitive pay and benefits. Send resume + cover letter to: Brian D. Lerner at attorney@eimmigration.org.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Small mid-town NYC Immigration law firm seeks an enthusiastic, ambitious, multi-tasker, team player with strong writing and verbal skills and experience and interest in immigration law who will "hit the ground running" to handle day-to-day operations, that includes administrative and legal functions. Candidate must be detail-oriented, manage case load independently, possess good organizational and computer skills and is tech savvy. We offer a competitive salary, casual environment, flex/full time and a chance to play a key role in an expanding practice. Send resume + salary requirements in confidence to Virginia Fling: patbarvir@yahoo.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
The Law Offices of Darren B. Silver, a medium sized established law firm in Los Angeles, CA seeks full time paralegals. Experience must be in business/employment petitions, such as H's, L's and E's. Please forward detailed resume regarding your specific experience. Ideal candidate will have two years of experience, is hard working, self-motivating, organized and enjoys a pleasant team work environment. E-mail resumes to Darren Silver at: info@darrensilver.com or fax to: 213-384-8285.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Kapoor & Associates, a boutique immigration law firm with offices in mid-town Atlanta and downtown Orlando, is looking for an immigration paralegal for our Atlanta office. We are a high-paced firm with a diverse mix of corporate and individual clients handling all types of employment-and family-based immigration cases. The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years of employment-based immigration experience. But most importantly, s/he will have a true passion for helping our clients achieve their dreams in the US. We offer a competitive salary and benefits. Please forward your resume to Romy Kapoor romy@kapoorlaw.com for consideration.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Quan, Burdette & Perez, P.C., a leading immigration law firm in Houston, Texas seeks an associate attorney with 3+ years business immigration practice in a high volume, fast paced environment. Experience must include preparation of non-immigrant visa petitions, labor certification applications, EB-1 and NIW petitions, adjustment of status and consular processing. Strong communication skills and case management skills required. E-mail your resume with subject: Immigration Attorney Position to: personnel@quanlaw.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak and Stewart, P.C. has immediate openings for paralegals for our high-volume business immigration practice in our Raleigh, North Carolina office. Our firm is one of the nation's largest labor, employment and immigration law firms. Located in twenty-one offices across the country, we represent more than half of the nation's Fortune 50 companies. We are seeking paralegals with previous business immigration experience (H, L, TN, I-140, I-485) to join our dynamic and growing group. Your responsibilities will include both nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions. Previous labor certification experience and a Bachelor's degree are preferred; strong attention to detail and excellent writing and communication skills are essential. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits, and a great environment. Please send resume and cover letter to: immigrationjobs@ogletreedeakins.com.

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