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Immigration Daily May 10, 2005
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Joel Stewart's BALCA Review (May 10, 2005)
Joel Stewart provides a summary of recent BALCA decisions.

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DOL Releases Third Set Of PERM FAQs
The Employment and Training Administration of the DOL issued its third set of PERM FAQs dated May 4, 2005.

DOL Releases Backlog FAQs
The Employment and Training Administration of the DOL issued PERM backlog processing FAQs.

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Hammond Law Group LLC with ten attorneys and 30 staff members is one of the ten largest full-scale business immigration law firms in the United States. The firm is headquartered in Cincinnati with satellite offices in San Francisco, Washington DC, and Seattle. We are currently seeking associates for our Cincinnati office. Our client base is wide ranging from Fortune 100 companies to progressive start-ups. Our clients represent a cross range of industries and include those from: information technology, hospitals and other healthcare institutions, financial services, private and public universities, pharmaceutical and scientific research institutions, manufacturing, engineering, telecommunications, and relocation. Applicants should have 1-3 years exp. in business immigration law. Applicants with healthcare immigration law experience (e.g. RNs, PTs, Pharmacists) are strongly encouraged to apply. Please send resumes to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
13-person midtown NYC immigration law firm seeks paralegal with 5+ yrs. of experience 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:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Am Law 200 firm headquartered in Chicago has an immediate opportunity in our dynamic business immigration practice in our Chicago office. The position requires excellent academic credentials, 2-4 years experience in all nonimmigrant business visas, labor certifications, and other business-related immigration matters. Strong case management, communication and writing skills required. Must be customer-service focused and able to thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. Prior experience working with medical organizations, managing legal staff and proficiency with IRIS Pro technology a plus. Competitive salary, excellent benefits and a professional, collegial workplace environment offered. Vedder Price is an EOE and we strongly support diversity in the workplace. For consideration, submit cover letter, resume, and transcript to Eileen Neis, Legal Recruitment Administrator by email: or mail: Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz, P.C., 222 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60601.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Microsoft Corporation has an immediate opportunity in our dynamic team in the Law and Corporate Affairs Department in Redmond, Washington. The position requires excellent academic credentials, 4-6 years experience in all nonimmigrant business visas, labor certifications, and other business-related immigration matters. Strong case management, communication and writing skills are required. Must be customer-service focused and able to thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. Prior experience managing legal staff and proficiency with Microsoft technology a plus. Microsoft offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and casual workplace environment. Please submit your resume in Word format to Please indicate job code N145-122703 in the subject line. Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.

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.

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New Partners
Patsy P. Yung and Ben D. Huynh are proud to announce that we have joined Lynn Pham & Ross, LLP as Partners heading the firm's newly created Immigration Practice Group. We will provide representation on all matters related to U.S. employment and family based immigration. Lynn Pham & Ross, LLP is a leading Texas employment and labor boutique firm with focus on representing management in matters involving employment, labor, human resources, governmental relationships and litigation. Lynn, Pham & Ross, LLP, 8080 N. Central Expressway, Ste 400, Dallas, Texas 75206. Patsy P. Yung (214) 292-2830. Ben D. Huynh (214) 292-2828. Facsimile (214) 292-2829.


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Dear Editor:
In response to Mr. Lee's article (05/05/05 ID), the last sentence "that the agency would have had more backbone in defending its reading of the statute to allow all qualified H-1B applicants to apply instead of bowing to critics in Congress during the regulation's OMB clearance process." I disagree, the plain language reading of the law clearly states that congress intended to limit the 20,000 to Master degree or better. Further I'll note the Regulation does not make clear H1-B filers who have RFEs? Is this a considered a pending petition? Should the RFE response go to Vermont, even though Texas sent the RFE?

Kolette C. Kresses-Piasecki, Esq.
Niagara Falls, NY

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