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Immigration Daily May 18, 2005
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Cast Your Vote

Immigration Daily invited all candidates for contested Executive Committee positions in the current AILA elections to submit their statements which we reproduce here (Charles Kuck did not respond to our invitation to submit his candidate statement). Running for Second Vice President are Charles H. Kuck and Eugene J. Flynn and running for Secretary are David W. Leopold and Tammy Fox-Isicoff. AILA ballots will arrive in the mail right about now. Eligible AILA members should vote because:

  • the contested election between David W. Leopold and Tammy Fox-Isicoff is close and the winner may be determined by less than 100 votes
  • the contested election between Eugene J. Flynn and Charles H. Kuck is not close; however, the final vote count will send a strong message in support of or in opposition to the single issue raised by Mr. Flynn
  • Immigration law is undergoing a sea change (e.g. REAL ID, McCain/Kennedy bill) which will need the active participation of the immigration bar, and this election provides attorneys with a choice of actively participating or merely reacting to events as they unfold.
Your vote can make a difference. We urge eligible AILA members to cast your vote in this year's AILA elections.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to


THE PERM BOOK by Joel Stewart

This definitive treatise is about to go to print! Presses will roll this week!

This book consists of four parts:

  1. A section-by-section interpretation of the PERM rule by Joel Stewart and his 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. See Table of Contents Below.
  4. Essential rereference 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.
Table of Contents of Part 3: Articles On Specific PERM Topics
  • Aliens Of Exceptional Ability In The Performing Arts By Howard L. Kushner
  • Appeals/Requests For Review Under PERM By Joan Mathieu
  • Combination Of Occupations By Christopher A. Wilburn
  • Dangers In The Attestation Process By Ramon Carrion
  • PERM And Schedule A Healthcare Occupations By Sherry Neal
  • PERM And The Household Domestic Service Worker By Nancy M. Lawrence
  • Preparation Of PERM Recruitment Report And Supporting Documentation By Carl Shusterman And Alison Walters
  • Prevailing Wage Determinations Under PERM By Lawrence H. Rudnick
  • Professional Recruitment Requirements Under PERM By Edwin R. Rubin
  • Revocation Of Labor Certification By Michael E. Piston
  • Rights And Obligations Of Attorney And Agents Under PERM By Nancy Jo-Merritt
  • Risks And Ethics In PERM By Richard J. Tasoff
  • The Alien's Influence And Control Over The Job Opportunity By Leon Wildes
  • The DOT SVP Vs. The O*NET Job Zones By Lori S. Melton And Roxana C. Bacon
  • The Impact Of PERM On Experience Gained On The Job And Alternative Experience By Nathan A. Waxman
  • What Is "Permanent" And "Full Time" Employment By Timothy M. Spridgeon
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Legalization Benefits America
Robert R. Virasin and Vijay K. Kale write "The US has been known as a nation that that opens its doors to hard working people, people who believe in the opportunities available in the United States."

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USCIS Announces Valid V2, V3 Visa Holders Will No Longer Age-Out
The USCIS announced that valid V-2 and V-3 status holders will no longer "age-out" of V-2 or V-3 status. USCIS will now approve extension of status applications for children of lawful permanent residents who are 21 years old or older with V-2 or V-3 status, as long as they meet the requirements for extension of status in every other way.

USCIS Announces CSS And LULAC Settlement Deadline Extension
The USCIS announced that the filing deadline for applications for legalization under the terms of the CSS and LULAC (Newman) settlement agreements is extended from May 23, 2005 until December 31, 2005.

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Reeves and Associates, PLC (R&A), the largest and oldest full-service immigration firm in California with global offices, seeks a managing attorney for its expanding San Francisco office. The position requires excellent case management, communication and writing skills, with 5 years of well-rounded experience in immigration law including business, family, appeals, deportation and litigation. California bar membership is required. R&A offers excellent salary and benefits including health, dental, vision, long term disability, CLE expenses, retirement plan, plus commissions and a yearly bonus. R&A has an experienced support staff, state of the art technology and unsurpassed growth and learning potential, all in a friendly environment. This is an exceptional opportunity with partnership track possible. Please email your cover letter, resume, and salary history to or fax to (626) 795-4999.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Join a team that works hard in a relaxing, collegial atmosphere. Employment-based firm with Fortune 500 clients seeks a full-time paralegal for its Phoenix, AZ office. Must have at least one year employment immigration experience, be highly motivated, detailed-oriented and have outstanding communication, technology and people skills. College degree preferred. Excellent salary and benefits including health, dental, vision, long and short term disability and retirement benefits. Arizona offers year-round hiking, camping, boating, professional sports and the Grand Canyon! Email cover letter with resume and salary requirements to Theresa Talbert at

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy (Fragomen) seeks to hire an attorney for its Washington D.C. office. Our ideal candidate has 1-2 years experience in all aspects of employment-based immigration. This position requires strong writing and excellent verbal communication skills. Must be a team player with strong interpersonal skills. Fragomen offers a comprehensive compensation package. Please send resume and writing sample in confidence to Allison Bettridge, Human Resources/Office Manager, FDB&L, 1212 New York Ave., NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20005 or fax to 202-371-2898. For additional information, please contact Ms. Bettridge at: 202-223-5515. Fragomen is an equal opportunity employer.

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:

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New Associate
Siskind Susser, P.C., a Memphis-based immigration law firm, is pleased to announce that Bryant Stevenson has joined the firm's Memphis office located at 5400 Poplar Avenue, Suite 300, Memphis, TN 38119. He may be contacted at 901-682-6455 by phone, at 901-682-6394 by facsimile. Bryant Stevenson is an associate attorney in the Memphis office of Siskind Susser. He limits his practice exclusively to immigration matters and is admitted to practice law in Tennessee.


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Dear Editor:
I enjoy your very helpful publication particularly Immigration Daily's posting of various government policy statements, Memos, etc. The CIS statistics regarding nonimmogrant admissions during fiscal 2002 through 2004 (5/16/05 ID) invited me to push away the books and papers on my cluttered desk and search out my calculator. If 4,031,772 nonimmigrant "admissions" were processed in California in FY 2004, how is it that nonimmigrant "admissions" by California ports of entry for the same period total 5,375,348 (Table 9)? Does that mean 1,343,576 "admissions" through California were transit aliens? Anyone have any opinions?

Robert Bent, Esq.
Greenfield, MA

Dear Editor:
I am starting my J.D. studies at Yale Law School this fall. I am very interested in the field of immigration law, and I would like to work for an immigration law firm when I graduate. Do you know of any firms that offer 1L summer clerkships? What would be the best way of finding out this information, short of e-mailing the entire AILA membership list?

Simon Moshenberg

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Dear Editor:
I am very proud to announce that I have been endorsed by the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild. The Project's support is a particular honor for me because it is one of the few national legal support groups that specializes in defending the rights of immigrants facing incarceration and deportation. The project also provides advanced-level assistance for immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault who are seeking legal status in the U.S.

David Leopold

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