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Alan Greenspan Supports Immigration

Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan recently spoke on immigration in response to a question from the House of Representative Financial Services Committee:

"I think that immigration has been very important to the success of this country and I fully support it. I'm not sure I would want to give the reason that we're creating immigration to support our Social Security system. I think we ought to do it on the grounds that it is good for the country but not because it helps the Social Security fund -- because that then suggests that if we find other means to solve the Social Security problem that we shouldn't be expanding immigration and I would not support that."

Fed Chairman Greenspan understands that immigration is economically good for our country - we urge Congress to legalize migration flows and dramatically increase legal immigration in the near future.

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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 April 2005). For more info, and to order, see here.


Can't We All Just Learn To Get Along? PERM And The Threat to AC 21 Portability
Gary Endelman writes "There is a direct conflict between the concept of adjustment of status portability in the American Competitiveness for the 21st Century Act (AC 21) and the open-ended capacity of a Certifying Officer to revoke a labor certification for virtually any reason at any time under PERM."

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DOS States US Policy On North Korean Asylum Seekers
The Department of State issued a information on the status of North Korean asylum seekers and the US Government policy towards them.

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
MacDonald Hoague & Bayless seeks a full-time associate attorney for a business immigration position to join its 16 lawyer Seattle-based firm. The caseload will primarily consist of labor certifications and other immigrant visa related matters for corporate clients. Position requires excellent organizational, analytical and writing skills. Two years of prior business immigration experience required. We offer a quality work environment, excellent benefits and a tradition of legal activism. Email resume + writing sample to Tara Binge: Applications accepted until April 15, 2005.

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Immigration Law Conference
Save The Dates - April 25-26, 2005. The CMS-Fordham 28th National Legal Conference on Immigration and Refugee Policy. Sponsored by the Center for Migration Studies (CMS) and the Fordham Law School, in Collaboration with the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) Program. Location: The Fordham Law School, New York, New York. Topics will include: Is Big Brother watching: using technology to improve both security and service, the impact that security checks and delays are having on artists, entertainers, schools and businesses, civil liberties and rights for nonimmigrants in the brave new post 9-11 world, international human rights developments related to migration, emerging issues in business immigration, workplace enforcement issues in the twenty-first century, prospects for immigration reform in the 109th Congress, plus 2 special programs: getting ready for legalization and getting ready for PERM: a nuts and bolts overview. Representatives from the government, nongovernmental organizations and private practice have been invited. For additional information, please go to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Moore & Van Allen, a general business and litigation firm with 240 lawyers in three offices, is one of the largest firms in North Carolina. We have an opportunity for a qualified individual to join our Charlotte office as an entry-level immigration paralegal. Full-time entry level paralegal position requires 1-2 years corporate immigration experience, excellent technical skills and attention to detail. Successful candidate will be integrated into a large corporate immigration team. Overtime required as needed. We offer a competitive salary and excellent employee benefits. Send resume in confidence to Candy Komornik at: or by fax: (704) 339-5906.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Reeves and Associates, one of the largest, oldest and most respected immigration firms in California seeks highly motivated and hard-working immigration attorney admitted to the CA bar with 5+ years immigration experience for its Pasadena, CA office. Ideal candidate should have extensive experience in immigration law (family, business, immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, and deportation/removal), exceptional writing and editorial ability, case management skills and ability to supervise and coach support staff. Applicant needs to be detail oriented, highly organized, have people and case management skills, exceptional client service approach and be able to multi-task and manage a challenging and varied workload. R&A has an experienced support staff, state of the art technology and unsurpassed growth and learning potential, all in a very congenial environment. Submit resume with cover letter + salary history to Robert Reeves: or fax to (626) 795-4999.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Established boutique law firm in New York City seeks an experienced paralegal who desires to work from home, part-time. We specialize in O-1 and EB-1A in the arts and entertainment, with a selection of H-1, L-1 and family cases. The ideal candidate will: 1) have experience in our practice area, 2) have an interest and talent for organizing, excerpting and summarizing evidence in a lengthy submission letter (for O-1 and EB-1 cases), 3) be self-motivating, and will 4) work efficiently, timely and in an organized fashion. We communicate via emails and couriers. The candidate will augment our current team of telecommuting paralegals. We project 5-15 cases per month. The candidate must have necessary computer equipment, software and skills for this position. We pay by the hour or per case. Please forward detailed resume, writing sample for EB-1A case, and two references to:

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Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: (300-words or fewer preferred).

Dear Editor:
I have been practising immigration law for 30 years. I have served as a Chapter Chair for AILA's New England chapter, and I have been active in the immigration bar for all of those years. I cannot remember when I have read a better and more thoughtfully written article than Gary Endelman's "The Lawyer's Guide to 212(a)(5)(A): Labor Certification From 1932 to PERM." The scholarship and research is exceptional, and the ideas compelling. We have all long decried the frustration of "proving the negative" that was imposed on us by the 1965 changes, even though many an immigration lawyer's child has benefited from the complexity of those rules and regulations. Sadly, PERM is yet another example of the government's bunker mentality, and their stubborn refusal to work with immigration lawyers rather than against them. As such, PERM will be welcomed by many as the Immigration Lawyer's Full Employment Act of 2005. Decades ago, when the Department of Labor was preparing their Technical Assistance Guide (TAG), I recall joining Bob Juceam for a meeting with Aaron Bodin and Flora Richardson. The four of us went line by line over the draft of TAG, and spent hours making corrections and changes that allowed TAG to accomplish what the Department of Labor wanted, while avoiding many of the unintended problems and consequences of the original language. For years we have endured the offensive circus of having speaker after speaker from the Department of Labor appear before us to "discuss" what PERM was going to look like, but never once did they offer us a draft so that we could vet the proposal before it became cemented into law. We are only beginning to see the conflict and confusion this poorly drafted excuse for a solution to their problems will cause. Sadly, I am once again of two minds. The businessman in me rejoices over the chaos. The human being in me weeps over the self fulfilling prophecy of conflict that the government has inflicted on us. Gary's article(s) should be required reading for every Congressman, Senator and everyone even remotely affiliated with PERM.

Roy J. Watson, Jr.


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