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Immigration Daily May 19, 2005
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REAL ID And US Citizens

The impact of REAL ID's de facto national ID card requirement will be felt mostly by US citizens, and not by the undocumented. Enforcement of REAL ID by those who have to administer it on a day-to-day basis will lead to the unintended consequences of racial profiling coupled with the inevitable increase in the time for every US citizen to obtain a drivers license at the Department of Motor Vehicles. It is possible that Congress will have to undo REAL ID before it takes effect in DMVs across the country. The anti-immigrationists' efforts are futile because they are fighting globalization and immigration which are two of the strongest and irreversible historical trends of our time.

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THE PERM BOOK by Joel Stewart

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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Running With The Bulls In Immigration Pamplona
Angelo Paparelli, et al. provide materials for this recent ILW.COM seminar.

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CRS Report On Border and Transportation Security
The Congressional Research Service issued a report on border and transportation security.

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Midtown NYC law firm seeking experienced paralegal with 1-2 years of business immigration. Experience in all NIV and IV cases and labor certification desired. Please send resume by email at: or fax resume to (212) 935-7892, Attention: Immigration Department.

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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Career Move
Grace Shie has joined the law firm of Baker & McKenzie effective May 1st. Previously, she was with the law firm of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. Grace Shie can be reached at (202) 835-4277.


Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: (300-words or fewer preferred).

Dear Editor:
I know that at this point you have all been deluged with e-mails, 50 big names supporting one candidate, another 50 supporting another candidate. It has become a nuisance, even for the candidates. My children even suggested that they send an e-mail - I guess David's father had the same idea.

I am a second generation American. My four grandparents came from eastern Europe. I come from a close family and shared a bedroom with my grandmother, a Russian immigrant, pretty much my entire life. No, I did not choose to become an immigration lawyer because of my grandparents. They wouldn't even talk about the past. It was too painful for them to discuss their lives in Europe and because of that I know too little about my heritage. What I do know is that my grandparents did not want to come to America. They had to come to America. They did not experience joy in America, they experienced sorrow.

Foreign nationals don't always come to this country because they want to. They often come here, like my grandparents, because they have to. They leave family members, businesses, professions, homes, cultures and more behind. I know too well that life isn't easy for newcomers to this country. The hardships they face are often compounded by lack of economic means, a challenging business environment, and little or no family support. I know all too well the desperation in their eyes and in their hearts and for what the hope of a better future, if not for themselves, then for their children. The human aspect of immigration has been discounted by this country. In the end, we need to remember that what we do, business or enforcement, is help people. AILA is a good organization to have so many bright and caring individuals interested in leading it. AILA is a good organization for having so many members who devote their careers to actually helping people. We all need to work a little bit harder in our communities, with the media and with our representatives to point out the humanity of immigration. Regardless of the results of this election, I hope that the interest in this election filters over to interest in working to bring out the human aspect of immigration and its benefits to this country.

Tammy Fox-Isicoff, Rifkin & Fox-Isicoff P.A.
Miami, Florida

Dear Editor:
Has anyone received acceptance from the DOL for PERM? I have been reading Immigration Daily & have not yet seen any good news about anyone getting through.


Dear Editor:
I was shocked when I heard the degrading remarks made by Mexican President Vincente Fox when he stated Mexicans will take jobs that even African Americans will not.


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