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Immigration Daily April 6, 2005
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9 PERM Articles

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"Labor Certification by Joel Stewart - THE PERM BOOK" consists of four parts:

  1. A detailed section-by-section interpretation of the PERM rule by Joel Stewart and his lengthy commentary on the rule
  2. A "How To" section with Joel Stewart's tips on filling out Form 9089
  3. Articles by many noted practitioners on specific topics arising from the PERM rule
  4. Useful resource material including: The PERM rule, key Department of Labor contact information and jurisdiction, Full SOC Definitions for occupations surveyed by OES in SOC code order, and DOL memos on Prevailing Wage.
A few examples of issues discussed:
  • What is SVP? As per 69 FR 77332, ETA plans to utilize the guidance provided in the administrative directive Field Memorandum No. 48-94 for this purpose. The entire description of SVP in FM 48-94 is reproduced and analyzed in THE PERM BOOK.
  • What employer surveys are acceptable? As per 69 FR 77368, “as long as the employer-provided survey meets the criteria outlined in § 656.40(g) of the regulations, or that were described in section J of GAL 2-98 or other guidance issued by ETA, the survey should be accepted by the SWA." Section J of GAL 2-98 is different from 656.40(g). This section is reproduced and analyzed in THE PERM BOOK.
  • What are lawful job-related reasons for rejecting U.S. workers? Many of these are specified in the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 as amended. Find these quoted and commented on in THE PERM BOOK.
  • What’s an occupation? The DOT is now history; it has been replaced by the O*NET–SOC definitions for occupations surveyed by the OES. Find the entire 100+ page descriptions of occupations with illustrative examples in THE PERM BOOK.

At over 500 pages, this is an essential reference tool for serious labor certification practitioners. Orders for this book will be shipped according to the principle first ordered, first shipped (expected publication April 05). For more info, and to order, see here.


Today's Immigrant Woman Entrepreneur
Susan C. Pearce for the Immigration Policy Center writes "Today, immigrant women of the post-1960s wave of immigration comprise one of the fastest growing groups of business owners in the United States."

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CRS Report On Consular ID Cards
The Congressional Research Service released a report on consular identification cards.

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Lane Powell PC, a general business and litigation firm with 170+ lawyers in five offices, seeks a highly motivated, detail-oriented individual for immigration paralegal position in its Seattle office, focusing on business immigration. Strong organizational, writing & interpersonal skills and 3 years business immigration experience are required. Experience with INSZoom is a plus. Excellent work environment, competitive salary and benefits. Send resume, salary requirements, & references to Carol Van Buren at No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy (FDBL) seeks to hire an experienced paralegal for its Washington D.C. office. FDBL offers a career position requiring a wide range of skills in a fast-paced setting for the right candidate. Our ideal candidate has 2-5 years experience with all aspects of business immigration and will have the benefit of attorney supervision and guidance. Responsibilities include: preparation of all types of IV petitions, labor certifications (RIR, traditional and PERM), AOS and consular processing applications, and preparation of all types NIV petitions (particularly Hs, Ls, TNs, and Os). Paralegal will manage caseload with large degree of independence, communicate with clients regarding procedural and case processing issues, update and maintain client status reports, prepare bills, and serve as a team resource. FDBL offers a comprehensive compensation package. Fax resume + cover letter to Allison Bettridge, Human Resources/Office Manager, at 202-371-2898. For more information, contact Ms. Bettridge at 202-223-5515. FDBL is an equal opportunity employer.

Labor Certification Advertising
Adnet Advertising Agency Inc. has provided labor certification advertising services to immigration attorneys since 1992. Adnet helps attorneys find appropriate places to run labor cert ads, places the ads, obtains the tearsheets, and offers a variety of billing options. Attorneys can manage the entire ad process through Adnet's secure web-based Ad-managment system. Most of Adnet's services are free since we receive a commission from the newspapers and journals where the ad is placed. Adnet services large international law firms as well as solo practice attorneys. Call us at 212-587-3164, visit, or email us at Contact us today to find out why we are the ad agency of choice for immigration attorneys since 1992.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Berry, Appleman & Leiden LLP, a global corporate immigration law firm, is seeking attorneys with a minimum of three years of business immigration experience for our San Francisco Office. Our attorneys work in a fast-paced, high volume practice and utilize carefully developed procedures, advanced practice tools, and a state-of-the-art case management system. Experience in a range of business immigration matters, the ability to provide exceptional client service, experience managing legal assistants, and superb analytical, organizational and case management skills are expected. We strive for excellence in legal practice in a collegial environment, promoting cooperation and learning from each other. We offer competitive salary and benefits. Please submit your resume via email to or by fax to 415-217-4426.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
13-person midtown NYC immigration law firm seeks paralegal with 5+ yrs. of exp. with business immigration applications, nonimmigrant and immigrant. Experienced with other application types (family, naturalization, etc.. is a plus). Ideal candidate must have BA degree, excellent organizational, case management and computer skills. Must have excellent English and Spanish verbal and written skills. Should have fully developed paralegal skills in this area including ability and desire to serve as a resource/trainer to junior paralegals. Working hrs 9-6pm or 9:30-6:30pm with 1 hr. lunch and overtime as needed. Competitive compensation package offered. Email cover letter + resume to Marcia Needleman:

Credential Evaluation And Translation Service
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Immigration law firm seeks immigration paralegal/legal assistant with 2+ years of experience in employment-based IV, NIV, family-based IV, naturalization, adjustment of status, and consular processing. Position based in Montgomery County, MD. College degree or paralegal certificate preferred. Significant work experience considered in place of formal education. Superior analytical, organizational, and communication skills. Proficient in word processing, spreadsheet, and immigration forms applications. Heavy client contact, legal research, and immigration petitions. Excellent salary/benefits package. Send resume + salary requirements to: or fax: 301-468-0751.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
The Law Offices of Jessica Dominguez has immediate opportunity for an immigration attorney to work on a wide range of cases in a diverse, full-service immigration law practice based in Sherman Oaks, CA. Attorney will represent clients before immigration officers and in immigration courts including employment-based IV, NIV, family-based IV, and naturalization. Excellent legal research/writing and outstanding communication skills needed. Ideal candidate has 2-4 years of experience -exceptional, motivated candidates with less experience are also encouraged to apply. Candidate shows initiative and works independently. Spanish language a plus. Great office environment and wonderful clients. Send cover letter, and resume to Jessica Dominguez: All replies will be treated in the strictest confidence and references will not be contacted without prior approval.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
The Law Offices of Jessica Dominguez has an immediate opportunity for two experienced paralegals, with experience in family-based immigration visas and/or business visas for its law offices based in Sherman Oaks, CA. Must have experience in the following: non-immigrant, work-related visas, including H-1Bs, and L-1s, labor certifications, and consular processing. Spanish a plus. Must have excellent organizational, written, computer, and verbal skills, and possess the ability to work with minimum supervision. We offer a friendly office environment and wonderful clients. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to Jessica Dominguez: All replies will be treated in the strictest confidence and references will not be contacted without prior approval.

Immigration Law Conference
The Center for Migration Studies and Fordham Law School are pleased to present the 28th National Legal Conference on Immigration and Refugee Policy. Conducted in collaboration with Catholic Legal Immigration Network, it will take place April 25th-26th in NYC. Sessions will include: (1) using technology to improve both service and security; (2) impact that security checks and backlogs have had on assorted industries (3)impact on civil rights and liberties for immigrants post-9/11 (4) human rights and asylum developments (5) emerging issues in employment-based immigration (6) workplace enforcement issues and (7) prospects for immigration reform. Sponsors will also conduct two special alternative programs: (1) what groups are doing now to advocate and prepare for immigration reform (2) implementation of PERM. The conference will feature a panel of distinguished speakers. For conference program details, including speakers, see To register, see: Up to 11.5 professional practice CLE credits available for non-transitional CLE Program. Visit to learn more about CLE credit and obtaining financial hardship relief.

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Immigration Daily incorrectly reported that the recipient of the 2005 John Walzel Political Equality Award was John Walzel. The 2005 John Walzel Political Equality Award was bestowed upon John Nechman. The corrected announcement appears here.


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Dear Editor:
What "Hispanic" vote? The Cuban vote? The Mexican vote? The Puerto Rican vote? Nothing in the results of this poll suggests that Hispanics voted for any reasons other than Americans in general did in the last election, which saw Pres. Bush making gains among a variety of so-called voting blocs (see 4/05/05 ID comment). To presume that Hispanics would be swayed by amnesty or guest worker programs, which is what I presume you mean by saying immigration policy, is to deny the reality that many Hispanics do not favor legalization of illegal aliens. This is evident in Prop. 200's win in Arizona, where many Hispanics voted in favor of restricting benefits to illegal aliens. Then, too, if both parties offer some form of amnesty by way of a campaign promise, as they did in this past election, neither really has an advantage on this issue with Hispanic voters, does it? Furthermore, the President and Party propose, but in immigration law, it is Congress which disposes. A Republican Congress has not been disposed to offer amnesty. Even the combined Republican and Democratic AgJobs bill appears to be going nowhere. Both parties risk alienating their core constituencies, who oppose amnesty of any sort, by pandering to Hispanics or any other ethnic group. Congress knows it.

Ali Alexander

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