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Immigration Books

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"Labor Certification by Joel Stewart - THE PERM BOOK" consists of four parts: (a) The first part of this book is a detailed section-by-section interpretation of the PERM rule by Joel Stewart and his lengthy commentary on the changes wrought by the rule; (b) The second part of the book is a "How To" section with Joel Stewart's tips on filling out Form 9089; (c) The third part of the book is articles on specific topics related to the PERM rule by many noted practitioners; and (d) The fourth part of the book is comprised of many useful appendices including: The PERM rule, the current rule, key Department of Labor contact information and other helpful information. The book will be over 500 pages in length and will be an essential reference tool for serious labor certification practitioners. 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.


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Critical Analysis Of Section 101 Of The REAL ID Act Of 2005
Annigje J. Buwalda and Jonathan Robert Nelson for Just Law International, PC provide an analysis of Section 101 of the REAL ID Act of 2005 which will shed light on the radical, undesirable and unnecessary changes that the REAL ID Act would bring to asylum law in the US.


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Intent To Evade Is Intent To Defraud
In Carty v. Ashcroft, No. 03-71392 (9th Cir. Jan. 19, 2005), the court said that willful failure to file a tax return with the intent to evade taxes involved fraud and thus constituted a crime of moral turpitude.


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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Mitchell C. Zwaik & Associates, a growing broad-based immigration firm in Suffolk County, New York seeks 1-2 associates for immediate opening. Must have excellent research, writing & case management skills and at least 1-3 years experience in either litigation/appeals (EOIR, BIA, mandamus, petitions for review) or business immigration (labor cert., H-1B, L-1A, E-2). Some Saturday work required. Send cover letter with salary requirements, resume and writing sample to Mitchell Zwaik: mczwaik@zwaik.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Grotta, Glassman & Hoffman, P.A. seeks an experienced full-time immigration paralegal sought for a high volume, fast-paced corporate immigration practice in Roseland, NJ. 2+ years of experience preferred in preparation of employment-related USCIS/DOL filings (all components, including supporting statements), such as non-immigrant employment petitions, immigrant visa applications, and/or permanent residency applications. Must be detail-oriented with excellent writing, communication, organizational, and computer skills. Send 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.

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Nationally recognized Washington D.C. immigration firm seeks an outstanding, experienced immigration attorney who thrives on and has extensive experience successfully handling various types of immigration cases, from corporate to deportation and much of what is in between, to grow with our firm in a congenial, fast-paced and supportive environment with thirty + immigration professionals, all strongly committed to legal excellence and the highest level of client service. Please e-mail your statement of interest describing your immigration experience, professional goals, salary requirements, and a writing sample to Michael Maggio: jobs@maggio-kattar.com. To learn about us, visit www.maggio-kattar.com. No calls please.

Immigration Law Conference
The Midwest Legal Immigration Project presents its 6th Annual Basic Immigration Law Training, an intensive 1-week seminar, May 16-20, 2005 in Des Moines, Iowa. Seminar covers: family immigration, deportation, asylum, relief from removal, employment, immigration benefits (registry, family unity, NACARA, VAWA, and temporary protected status), fiancee visas, consular visa processing, immigration court representation, preparation of waivers, criminal convictions, obtaining and posting bond, mandatory detention, and working with Congressional offices. Ideal for both non-profit personnel & for-profit private attorneys. Provides skills and know-how to begin a basic immigration legal practice and serve immigrant clientele with confidence on both law + procedure. Seminar will assist private attorneys in starting niche practice in high-growth areas. Attorneys dabbling in immigration law can increase both knowledge and range of competence for their immigrant clients. Tuition cost: private attorneys =$1,500; non-profit personnel= $1,000. 37 immigration CLE credits + 2.75 ethics CLE credits approved. For more info. or to register, call (515)-271-5730, email Justice@BenzoniLaw.com; or visit http://www.benzonilaw.com/education.htm.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Dunbar, Harder & Benson, LLP, an immigration law firm, located in the Galleria area of Houston, Texas has an immediate opportunity for an experienced immigration attorney. Experience must include business immigration cases in NIV and IV matters including labor certifications, all nonimmigrant categories, adjustment of status, consular processing, NIW, extraordinary ability, multi-national and researcher petitions as well as family-based & naturalization. Must have in-depth knowledge of law & procedure, excellent writing, communication and organizational skills. Texas Bar required. Salary commensurate with experience. Please email resume, writing sample and salary requirements to Bonnie Lampton: info@dhbllp.com.

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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 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:
In response to Mr. Taubman's letter (2/22/05 ID), nowhere, in the quotes I read from Mr. Greenspan, did he say that the US needs more illegal aliens. While it is certainly true that legal immigrants should be welcomed, it is also true that such immigrants have tended to be far more educated and skilled than illegal aliens and have certainly shown themselves to be more law-abiding. Should companies such as Wal-Mart show themselves willing to import low-skilled workers legally, and to assume responsibility for showing that such workers are needed and that they will provide financial support for them, I would be happy to see them. However, the reason such companies have hired illegals is the same reason they seek amnesty—to avoid having to be accountable and responsible for their actions. Any amnesty or “guest worker” program instead makes the US. taxpayer the loser—most of these workers would be among the working poor, legal or illegal, simply because of their lack of education and skills. The availability of millions of such workers already here and more to come in a guest worker program effectively means that such workers have no bargaining power with employers. Indeed, combined with the totalization agreement with Mexico, such workers are far more likely to drown Social Security than to save it.

Ali Alexander

Dear Editor:
What a pleasure to see the 7th Circuit focusing on what I have repeatedly witnessed by certain IJ's (2/22/05 ID comment). One judge who is finally retiring this month would often tell the attorney that his client's testimony was not credible because the witness (female) would not look the judge in the eyes. Another judge with 18 years of IJ experience asked my client--an Indian with an arranged marriage, "Did you court your wife?" The government attorney compounded this ignorance by asking, "Did you ask your wife to marry you?" I have often thought it a good idea to limit IJ appointments to people who had spent a minimum of 5 years in a "developing" country or to former Peace Corps volunteers who had spent two years "buried" in the foreign culture.

PLGood

Dear Editor:
It comes as no surprise that Walmart was recently fined millions of dollars for having used illegal aliens to clean their stores. What is surprising however is the fact that one of the largest corporations in the world received no criminal penalties which is why the exploitation of illegal aliens will never stop.

Chucky

Dear Editor:
The introduction of the Form I-864 (Affidavit of Support) is not fair and just to the family-based immigrant, because the immigrant under the Diversity Visa (Lottery) is not required to complete this Form I-864. This is sheer the double standard of the US government. The main purpose of both the family-based (FB) immigrant and the DV immigrant is the same, that is to immigrate to the US. The sponsor of the FB immigrant is required to reimburse all the public benefits to the US, if those are taken by the sponsored- immigrant. But, this does not apply to the sponsor of the DV immigrant. Furthermore, the Form I-864 is binding upon the sponsor of the FB immigrant until the sponsored-immigrant becomes the US citizen, dies or departs the US permanently, whereas this stern rule does not apply to the sponsor of the DV immigrant. A simple letter from any person living in the US saying that he knows the DV immigrant well, is sufficient as sponsorship for the DV immigrant. The sponsor of the DV immigrant does not have to be so accountable as the sponsor of the FB immigrant does have. In view of unfairness and injustice to the sponsor of the FB immigrant, it is high time that the requirement of the Form I-864 should be immediately abrogated

S.Salike

Dear Editor:
If Chinese can make better apparel for less than others and global consumers buy and like them, so why is that a problem ? If someone in India can do the very same job like yours with higher quality and productivity for much less, why is that a problem? It's called competition. Nobody likes it but we must face it. If you want to compete and win, what can you offer to global consumers? Can you offer more for less? That's what everybody looks for. USA can restrict immigration, but can't stop companies from outsourcing jobs. USA can't stop Americans looking for bargain health care services overseas or retire in much cheaper countries like Panama, Costa Rica, Thailand etc. I oppose all corporate welfares, those that can't do business as business without welfare from tax payers' money should go bankrupt and let somebody else do the businesses. It's not time to complain and whine but empower ourselves to be ready for global competition. Americans should stand proudly and say,"We get more, because we give you more for less. We are working for quality and reliability, not because we're Americans".

Sugiharto


comingsNgoings

Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or less at no charge), email: editor@ilw.com.

New Partner
Epstein, Becker Green Wickliff & Hall is pleased to announce that on March 21, 2005 Elise A. Healy, Board Certified in Immigration & Nationality Law, joins as immigration partner. The address is 500 N. Akard St. Ste.2700, Dallas, TX 75201. Tel: 214-397-4345.


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