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Immigration Daily March 9, 2005
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Comment

Judicial Nominees And Immigration

Congress will return to work shortly and many observers worry that the Senate's time will be consumed with controversy over President Bush's judicial nominees, leaving little time for anything else, including immigration reform. We are not so sure. With the judicial nominee issue likely to sour relationships between the parties, Senators may want to work together on the few areas of common ground to preserve amity in the Senate. Immigration reform is the obvious point to move forward on. Since the House has decided to play ostrich and pretend that immigrants will just go away, the Senate is the chamber of hope for those waiting anxiously for Congress to resolve an immigration policy which badly needs fixing. Stay tuned.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to editor@ilw.com.


Focus

Filing PERM Cases For Advanced Practitioners

ILW.COM is pleased to announce our new seminar "Filing PERM Cases For Advanced Practitioners". The detailed curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on March 23rd:

Late-breaking developments

Substantive Issues

  • A matter of definition - "employer" and "employment"
  • Chintakuntla conflicts
  • The 10 additional recruitment steps considered
  • Actual minimum requirments at 656.17(i)(2)
  • Kellogg vs. Delitizer
  • Layoffs!
  • Good news on Proof of Publication
  • Non-clinical care nurses
  • 2 bites to the apple?
Comments by guest expert

Form 9089 - Box by Box - A thru G

  • Refiling Instructions
  • Schedule A or Sheepherder Information
  • Employer Information
  • Employer Contact Information
  • Agent or Attorney Information
  • Prevailing Wage Information
  • Wage Offer Information

SECOND Phone Session on April 14th:

Late-breaking developments

Audit Issues

  • 3 paths but approval
  • Watch out for "special circumstances"
  • Database/statistical profiles
  • Incomplete applications will be denied! What does this mean? Hint: Much more than you think!
  • Documents - yours vs. theirs (Bonus: can an audit live-in?)
  • "Able, willing, qualified and available"
Comments by guest expert

Form 9089 - Box by Box - H thru J

  • Job Opportunity Information
  • Recruitment Information
  • Alien Information

THIRD Phone Session on May 5th:

Late-breaking developments

BALCA & Your Day In Court

  • "Killing tanks is fun and easy" - United States Marines!
  • Prevailing Wage and 4 skill levels
  • Evidentiary issues in the PERM rule
  • Plain language vs. statutory intent a.k.a. individualized vs. statistical
  • Burden of Proof vs. Burden of Production - section 291
  • Litigation considerations
Comments by guest expert

Form 9089 - Box by Box - K thru Q

  • Alien Work Experience
  • Alien Declaration
  • Declaration of Preparer
  • Employer Declaration
  • U.S. Government Agency Use Only
  • OMB Information
  • Privacy Statement Information

The deadline to register is Monday, March 21st. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/march2005.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/march2005.pdf.)


Article

Driver's License Rules Address Only Part Of The Picture
Gerard M. Chapman writes "It is a mistake to focus on this one issue, important though it is. There is a much bigger issue at stake: who will be eligible for legal status in this country."


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News

DOL Issues Guidance To SWAs On Transition To PERM
Emily DeRocco, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training issued a memo to State Workforce Agency Administrators (SWAs) providing transition guidance and defining the role of SWAs with the PERM regulation.

USCIS Releases Military Fact Sheet
The USCIS issued an updated military naturalization fact sheet.


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Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
As one of the largest nonprofit hospitals in the western US, Cedars-Sinai has combined expertise, technology, research and caring to create the gold standard of excellence in health care. We currently seek an experienced HR professional to assume the role of academic services specialist responsible primarily for immigration, visa and licensure services for the academic community and the institution. Ensure compliance with state and federal regulatory stds related to immigration/visa services. Ensure appropriate processes in Medical Board of California licensure standards. Acts as resource for faculty, academic staff, and employees with matters related to immigration/visa services. Provide assistance in faculty recruitment and contracting, EEO reporting and other systems and processes that may be assigned. Requirements: College education or the equivalent in experience; Paralegal certification preferred but not required; Progressive background and experience in full range of immigration and visa services necessary; Knowledge of Medical Board of California licensure processes. Include Job# EW-ILW/1041009 when submitting cover letter + resume to Nancy Ishioka: ishiokan@cshs.org. Position is based in Los Angeles, CA. Cedars-Sinai welcomes and encourages diversity in the workplace. AA/EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Fast-paced, nationally recognized immigration law firm in Washington, D.C., seeks highly motivated, detail-oriented individual for business immigration paralegal position. Strong organizational, writing, & interpersonal skills required. Prior business immigration experience a plus, but not required. Great oppty. for individuals interested in challenging, exciting work dealing with int'l clientele with excellent career advancement possibilities. Excellent work environment, competitive salary/benefits. Visit www.maggio-kattar.com. Send resume, salary requirements, & references to Noel Adams: nadams@maggio-kattar.com. No calls please.

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: law@mhb.com. Applications accepted until April 15, 2005.

Labor Certification Advertising/Recruitment
We can assist you with your PERM recruitment. We are a fully qualified placement agency that will provide a short term recruitment job market test for your professional clients. We provide a test of the job market for any professional position in any field. The employer or agent will pay a one time flat fee and we will recruit for the employer as part of our normal placement agency services. The employer can choose to have Placement Services USA sort and interview any qualified candidates or simply select to have all collected resumes from a particular position posting forwarded directly to the employer or agent. We will provide both a signed letter and hard copy print out from our job listings website to confirm the recruitment efforts for your files. There is no obligation or additional fee involved if the employer does not hire a Placement Services USA candidate. We can have your recruitment needs fulfilled in an easy, expeditious and courteous manner. The position can be added to our recruitment campaign and website in a matter of hours. Contact us to get started today at (ph) 310-820-7469, (fax) 310-820-7648 or (email) recruitment@placementservicesusa.com.

Credential Evaluation And Translation Service
Why should you choose Silvergate Evaluations? We have a special ILW.COM offer for first-time clients -receive 50% off our already low fees for your first academic or work experience evaluation when you mention this ad. We offer the full spectrum of evaluation services, including academic evaluations, work experience evaluations, combined academic and work experience evaluations, expert opinion letters, and translations. Our evaluators are all Ph.D university professors who are authorized to grant credit at accredited US universities and are routinely accepted by USCIS and DOL, universities, and other institutions. We offer some of the lowest prices and processing times in the industry. Academic evaluations are $80 and work experience evaluations are $200, both with a 3 business day processing time. Next day and same day service also available. We are committed to client satisfaction. If you have a request regarding an evaluation that has already been completed and sent to you, it will be handled within hours, not days, and without an extra fee. We offer free preliminary assessments so that you avoid paying for unnecessary equivalencies. Visit www.silvergateevaluations.com, email info@silvergateevaluations.com, call 410.358.3588, or fax documents to 410.358.1167. See for yourself why everyone is choosing Silvergate.

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 http://www.cmsny.org.

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Letters

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

Dear Editor:
Mr. Moser's letter (3/8/05 ID) proposes the same old tired story: if only we had a guest worker program or amnesty so that these people (mainly Mexicans, what about people from other countries?) could come and go legally, all our illegal immigration problems would be solved. Would that it were so. First, this situation is unlike that of Prohibition. Here, it's the crooks (employers, illegal aliens themselves, etc.) that want the laws changed, not the American public. Second, no guest worker program, not even our Bracero program, has worked as it was supposed to. That is, the "guest workers" largely ended up staying, one way or another. Given how unwilling our government has shown itself to be to enforce our current immigration laws, I have no reason to believe they'd enforce the requirements of a guest worker program either. Third, a recent poll of Mexican migrants by the Pew Hispanic Center showed that most said that they would participate in a program that allowed legalization here. This and the other results suggest that whatever program you offer, temporary or not, a large proportion of the participants really have the intention of remaining in the US, contrary to Mr. Moser's claim. Given that these people are already here illegally, there's no reason to believe that they'll abide by the terms of a temporary worker program if that's all that's offered to them. I also find it interesting that Mr. Moser's letter indicates "No one else would do this work at any wage" as an excuse for hiring illegal aliens or guest workers. It is because farmers, or more correctly, agribusiness, can hire an almost unlimited supply of such labor that they do not need to improve working conditions, raise wages, or convert to mechanized methods. Cesar Chavez knew this, and opposed illegal immigration.

Ali Alexander


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