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Nine Hundred Pages!
THE PERM BOOK has grown to be over Nine Hundred Pages! Prepared under the
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Table of Contents Part 4: Essential Reference Materials
- The PERM Rule
- ETA Form 9089, Application For Permanent Employment Certification
- The "Current Regulation" as defined in the PERM Rule
- State Workforce Agency (SWA) Prevailing Wage Forms
- General Administration Letter 2-98
- Prevailing Wage Determination Policy Guidance For Nonagricultural Immigration Programs
- Job Orders Under Employment Service Regulations
- DOL Information: Addresses And Jurisdictions
- Professional Recruitment Occupations From Appendix A Arranged In Alphabetical Order
- Full SOC Definitions For Occupations Surveyed By OES In SOC Code Order
- Stratifying Occupational Units by Specific Vocational Preparation (SVP) By The National Center For O*NET Development Employment Security Commission
- Background On Development of Appendix A for Professional Recruitment Occupations From Occupational Outlook Quarterly, Vol 39, No. 4
- 29 CFR 18 - Hearing Procedure For BALCA
- Federal Litigation Resource: The Lawyer's Guide To 212(a)(5)(A): Labor Certification From 1952 To PERM By Gary Endelman
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Portability During Adjustment Of Status
Cyrus Mehta writes "The fact that employment-based preference numbers have retrogressed while the I-485 application is pending does not prevent portability eligibility."
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DOL Issues Prevailing Wage Determination Guidance To SWAs
The Employment and Training Administration of the DOL issued a prevailing wage determination policy guidance to the SWAs providing clarification to the step-by-step procedure for selecting the appropriate wage level for prevailing wage purposes. [updated Ed. 7/6/05]
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Is it only Christians and Hispanics that Mr. Dahl's article, "Hispurgatory", believes are exempt from following U.S. immigration law? (6/01/05 ID).
Liz Fautsch of La Guia del Inmigrante, Inc. in Encinitas, California (obviously a "special interest group" with an agenda (6/01/05 ID), makes a cogent argument for the rights and existence of illegal immigrants, but misses the overall mark. As Ms. Fautsch says, many people "simply refuse to acknowledge how US businesses, and therefore the US economy, benefit from low-wage labor that immigrants provide." I understand it is semantics that again have us arguing, but I'm sorry, "illegals" are not "immigrants", and this is where Ms. Fautsch's letter and others of the same tired mindset miss that mark. I agree, nobody can deny the US needs a cheap source of labor to fill jobs "Americans will not do." ( . . . isn't it sad American welfare continues to pay Americans who will not "do" that work?). The problem is that there is absolutely no control on illegal immigration, and the fact just may be that more illegal immigrants come to the US than there are jobs to fill, creating its own problem of underground survival and dog-eat-dog competition for low wage jobs. So, what is the solution? Certainly not anything yet proposed by the politicians, but what is certain is that America needs "cheap labor" (as long as it is minimum wage or above and regulated) and that America needs to control its borders to protect security from both economic and labor terrorists, who by their own ways and means, intentionally or unintentionally, would seek to destroy the fabric of American society. Somebody in Congress needs to cast political correctness to the wind and insure legislation is passed that addresses the issues, rather than pandering to the will of any special interest group, foreign or domestic. That will happen . . . when pigs fly.
David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA
It would be very helpful if we could obtain any data on PERM approvals.
Michael H. Markovitch, Esq.
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