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Immigration Daily March 10, 2005
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PERM Developments

DOL has issued guidance on the new 4-tier Prevailing Wage system. DOL also released its "FAQs" on PERM. This continues the fast-and-furious pace of developments related to PERM. ILW.COM is committed to providing the most extensive and intensive coverage on PERM. We will shortly feature a scholarly and exhaustive analysis by Gary Endelman on "2 bites to the apple". Our latest PERM seminar offers what we believe is the most cutting-edge analysis on PERM. For attorneys preparing PERM cases, we highly recommend our forthcoming book - Labor Certification by Joel Stewart - "THE PERM BOOK". We encourage serious labor cert practitioners to stay tuned to Immigration Daily for the best coverage on PERM.


Consular Processing Today

Our new telephonic seminar "Consular Processing Today: Visa Procedures, Security Clearances, And Waivers" features numerous DOS speakers - William Q. Beardslee, Robyn Bishop, Santiago Burciaga, Angela Colyvas, Steve Fischel, Andrew C. Kotval, Michael Schimmel, Robert W. Settje, Gary Sheaffer, Hugh Williams, and others to be announced. Also featured are practitioner Joel S. Guberman with discussion leaders Jan Pederson and Roberta Freedman. The deadline to register is Monday, March 14th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


1st Circuit Court Of Appeals Decision On Arriving Aliens, Adjustment Of Status And Removal Proceedings
Christina La Brie writes "Despite its limitation to the First Circuit, this decision is significant because it opens the door for arriving aliens in other jurisdictions to make the argument that they should be permitted to apply for adjustment of status."

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DOL Issues Guidance On Determing Wage Levels Under PERM
The Employment and Training Administration of the Department of Labor issued guidance providing step-by-step procedure for selecting the appropriate wage level for prevailing wage purposes.

The Employment and Training Administration of the Department of Labor issued frequently asked questions based on the PERM rule.

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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: 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 Send resume, salary requirements, & references to Noel Adams: 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: 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)

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, email, 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

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

Dear Editor:
The REAL ID Act, is a Berlin like wall at our borders, strict immigration laws won't save Americans from terrorism and worldwide competition (3/8/05 ID comment). Unless, there are global equal prosperity, hope, opportunities and security, immigration and job outsourcing will always be global problems and we can't complain about them without giving real solutions. Globalization means capital will flow to anywhere providing the highest return and where the best paid jobs go to the best people based on skill and merits, regardless of citizenship. Everybody including Americans is subject to fierce global competition. An attractive and competitive US is the only answer for US prosperity and survival. US citizens or not, having IDs or not won't make the difference if the security screeners at our airports, federal buildings and other public facilities and our intelligence services don't do their job properly and apply no common sense to crime and terrorism prevention and vigilance. We need better intelligence, stricter gun ownership laws and vigilance on public safety not increasing the hassle for harmless paying passengers that will hurt airline business, punishing refugees and hardworking harmless immigrants seeking jobs that Americans are not filling. We need immediate common sense on immigration policies by encouraging good foreign investors, tourists, students and immigrants to benefit our economy and discouraging lazy welfare seekers, criminals and terrorists to harm us.


Dear Editor:
Although we disagree entirely on the solutions to the illegal immigration problem, I thank Mr. Alexander for his reasoned reply (3/09/05 ID) to my letter (3/8/05 ID). At least it shows the subject can be discussed without the need for personal attacks and vilification. If only more public discourse by our political and media people could be in the same vein, meaningful and necessary compromises leading to solutions could occur.

Al Moser


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New Offices
Alejandro Gutirrez has returned to solo practice in Buffalo, New York. He will continue to limit his practice to immigration law and criminal matters involving noncitizens. Alejandro, who was born in Colombia, received his law degree from the State University at New York, Buffalo Law School and is admitted to practice in New York State. The Law Offices of Alejandro Gutirrez are located at 1201 Colvin Blvd., Suite 5, Buffalo, NY 14223, (716) 877-4276, fax (716) 877-4220.

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