Thank You For 5 Years
Today's issue celebrates the completion of Immigration Daily's fifth continuous year of publication. We thank our 15,500+ readers - your feedback and support have made it possible for us to come this far.
On this 5th anniversary, we are pleased to announce two new items from ILW.COM:
With your continued feedback and support, we are confident that bigger milestones lie ahead.
- PQ: The PERM Quarterly, a print periodical devoted exclusively to PERM issues. Each quarter brings you the latest news and strategies on PERM. To learn more, see here.
- Solving Today's PERM Puzzle, ILW.COM's latest seminar, provides a practical hands-on approach to understanding labor certification under PERM, discussion led by H. Ronald Klasko. For more info., see here.
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Ron Klasko On PERM
Ron Klasko (who needs no introduction) will present a 3-part telephonic
seminar on PERM in May. The curriculum is as follows:
In addition to the specific items below, each session will discuss:
- Panelists' experience with PERM (successes, problems, timing,
conversions, logistical/technological issues, what's being audited, audit
experiences, differences between Atlanta and Chicago).
- Panelists' experiences with Backlog Processing Centers (timing,
substantive issues, differences between Texas and Pennsylvania).
- New guidance from ETA.
- Experience with SWAs re: prevailing wages.
FIRST Phone Session on May 19:
Developing the Case Strategy
- "Identical" conversions.
- Issues to consider: quotas, new prevailing wage, new SVP, impact on
seventh year extensions of H-1Bs, age out children, other personal
Completing the forms
- Chronology of case steps
- Timing issues from beginning to filing
- Registration issues
- How to avoid rejection
- Answering Specific Questions
SECOND Phone Session on June 16:
- Strategies for getting lower level wage
- Use of private surveys
- Role of advocacy
Audit Proofing the Application
- Avoiding alternative occupations
- Avoiding special requirements
- O*Net/SVP advanced issues
- What is "normal"?
- What cases get audited?
- Strategies for avoiding audits
THIRD Phone Session on July 14:
- Deciding if "professional" recruitment is necessary
- Choosing the best recruitment plan
- Issues in each of the optional recruitment categories
- Technical compliance sufficient?
Issues for small and closely-held businesses
- Issues in disqualifying applicants
- Applying combination of education, training and experience
- Format and timing of the report
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- Special requirements
- Strategies for presenting case
The "REAL ID" Act: A Real Nightmare For Department Of Defense
Margaret Stock writes "This bill — which sets new rules for state motor vehicle departments (DMVs) — promises to be a more of a nightmare for Department of Defense than a deterrent to any terrorists.
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Employer Owes $20,000+ Back Wages In LCA Matter
In the Matter of Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, v. Archt Design Corp. No. 2004-LCA-27 (OALJ, Apr. 11, 2005), the Office of Administrative Law Judges said that Employer was obligated to pay back wages in the total amount of $21, 740.48 to Employee.
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If according to Liz Saado's letter (4/28/05 ID) which states that she had been living here for 20 years, then she would have been eligible for a green card during the amnesty offered in 1986. Why not apply? That was a full fledged give away of green cards, not a guest worker
program that would require people to return to their home country (like
that will really happen) at the end of their allotted time. The point conveyed in Mike's letter (4/21/05 ID),
I believe, is not that immigrants aren't welcome but that illegal aliens
should not be allowed to waltz across the border whenever and where
ever they want. If the government won't follow the law and put forth the
effort to stop the infiltration, then the people who are being harmed
(anyone see the news program last week about the sale of social security
numbers to illegals?) then the people themselves will have to step up and
I am of widely mixed response to Mark Levin's "article" (4/27/05 ID). Freedom of speech
needs to be exercised or it may die, and as much as I see this "article" as
wholly inimical to the good and welfare of the United States, Mr. Levin's
right to be seen publicly is to be defended. ILW.COM ought also be commended for
publishing this attack on immigrants and immigration so that the attack can
be seen for the self-interested pseudo-scholarship on which it rests. Full analysis of the technical errors in the article will have to await another day. However, several points are so erroneous that initial comment
need not be delayed. The Constitution addresses naturalization; immigration
is regulated by the Congress under other authority. There is neither a rule
nor policy that the laws for immigration need be "uniform". For many years
the immigration laws were explicitly racist, preferring immigrants from
western Europe and barring others, most specifically Asians. The clamor on
the Right, or at least the Far Right reflects a cyclical reaction recurrent
in American history of alien bashing, vis the Alien and Seditions Laws of
1798, the Chinese Exclusion Act,the Palmer Raids of the 1920's, and our
current endeavors in IMMACT "90 and IIRAIRA. None were intended to benefit
the United States; all were devised to enhance the future of the
Congressional party which enacted them. These actions were and are applauded
by others whose version of the common good is more like "I have mine and you
(aliens) can't have it". This ignores the successive waves of enrichment
that each generation of immigration created. The exceptions were the
suppression of the Native Americans and the suppression of those brought in
slavery who did not participate in that immigrant experience which the rest
of us shared. Mr. Levin says nothing about these two groups. He does contest
that aliens are "persons" although many of our fundamental rights are
guaranteed to "persons" and not restricted to citizens.Prior to the Civil
War certain Americans held the same view of slaves and ex-slaves.In sum, one
must wonder whose interest he really favors and what the next step would be
if aliens are not persons. Finally, attacking the Courts and Judges is "cheap shot". We as lawyers
ought to be defending the judiciary since their independence is the one
guarantee that anyone, even Mr. Levin, can speak publicly on any subject,
even if he is dead wrong.
Mike's letter (4/21/2005) is just another show of the xenophobia that still lingers in the U.S. His letter appears to indicate that the border vigilante movement will grow to great proportions and stop immigration. What his letter forgets though is the fact that it doesn't matter if you have 14,000 people signing up, or 20,000 or 50,000; the only way these border vigilante will be able to stop legal immigration will be by violating constitutional rights. His letter also forgets that historically the United States has been a country of immigrants, and past efforts to eradicate the Irish immigration, or the Chinese immigration (with the Chinese exclusion cases), or even Native Americans have not worked. How will this work now? Don't get me wrong, I am also against illegal immigration, however the border vigilantes are not concerned on whether someone is legal or illegal, they are just against any kind of immigration. I know this by his comment about destroying any possibilities of Bush's guest worker program. Is his letter trying to say that the border vigilantes will try to just close the borders to any immigration?
It appears the Real ID Act will soon become law preventing illegal aliens from being rewarded with a drivers license by avoiding capture. This is a small step towards ridding the US of an insidious disease called illegal immigration which will soon be the bane of us all if not stopped.
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