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Immigration Daily June 13, 2005
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Today's issue of Immigration Daily has many items of interest. Today's Featured Article is the poignant story of one family's compliance with Special Registration resulting in all three sons facing pending deportation. We carry a particularly large number and variety of classifieds ads today, in addition to our usual features. Please scroll down to find the item or items of interest to you.

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Nine Hundred Pages!

THE PERM BOOK has grown to be over Nine Hundred Pages! Prepared under the direction of Editor Joel Stewart, this book is now being printed with the latest, up-to-the-minute updates on PERM! In addition to articles by leading labor certification practitioners, the book also includes essential reference materials on PERM. A partial table of contents follows:

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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Kamal Essaheb And His Two Brothers: Immigrant Success Stories Face Pending Deportation
Kamal Essaheb writes "Until Special Registration, my brothers and I lived the relatively uneventful lives of many immigrant families."


Drunken Driving Crime Is Not Crime Of Violence
In Lara-Cazares v. Gonzales, 03-71568 (May 23, 2005), the court said that a drunken driving crime, even accompanied by gross negligence, was not a crime of violence for purposes of 18 USC 16.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Based in the heart of Lower Manhattan's business district, the Law Office of Keshab Raj Seadie, P.C. form strategic partnerships with corporate clients providing outstanding counsel in the areas of complex H-1B visa matters, PERM based permanent residency cases, as well as investor, intracompany transferee, extraordinary ability and national interest waiver petitions. Clients range from small to medium sized companies, as well as individuals, and the firm offers counsel in English, Japanese, Hindi, Gujarati, Nepali, and Croatian. We are currently searching for a business immigration paralegal, with responsibilities including preparation of: business immigration visa petitions, labor certification applications and permanent residency applications. This position will also handle daily tasks associated with the practice. Candidates must clearly understand immigration process; must be detail oriented and have excellent writing skills. Candidates must be able to work well in a document intensive environment. 2+ years minimum employment-based immigration experience and bachelor's degree required. Paralegal certificate preferred. We are an equal opportunity employer. Send resume to Seadie Keshab to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
The Law Offices of Ron Katiraei, an expanding immigration law firm with a focus on employment based visas, is accepting applications for a paralegal with minimum of 5 years experience in handling and preparation of employment-based visa-petitions such as L-1, H-1B, O-1, E-1-2, TN and other corporate-employment based visas. Full-time position is based in Jackson Heights, NY. We require excellent interpersonal and writing skills as well as good knowledge of computer and case management system. Send your resume, cover letter + salary requirements in confidence to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Alcala Law Firm, PC a small international law firm in Salt Lake City, is seeking an experienced immigration paralegal to work directly with two immigration attorneys. Candidate must have at least five years of paralegal experience in immigration matters. Candidate must possess strong organizational, research, computer skills, and writing skills. Applicant must be fluent in English and Spanish, both spoken and written. An undergraduate degree is required. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package, outstanding work environment, and comprehensive support to enable our paralegal to assume significant responsibility, including contact with clients. Collegial, open office with a professional family atmosphere. Please cover letter and resume to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Jasinsky Immigration Law LLC seeks an experienced business immigration attorney for our Stamford, Connecticut office. Send cover letter and resume to Laura Jasinsky,

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Jasinsky Immigration Law LLC seeks an experienced business immigration paralegal for our Stamford, Connecticut office. Send cover letter and resume to Laura Jasinsky,

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
The Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law is a Los Angeles non-profit focusing its work on the civil and human rights of insular minorities. The Center initiates and conducts major class action litigation. The program also operates community-based and international human rights projects. The Center currently has an opening for a Staff Attorney. The Staff Attorney will assist in development and implementation of a training program on the rights of abused immigrant women and children, as well as provide technical support and assistance to Pro Bono attorneys representing abused immigrant women and children minors. The Staff Attorney will also represent abused women and children in Special Immigrant Juvenile, Asylum, VAWA, U-Visa, and T-Visa proceedings. Qualifications: Applicants must be admitted to CA Bar; must have experience with preparing one of the following: (SIJ petitions, VAWA petitions, or U-Visa applications); must be bilingual in Spanish and English; must have strong research and writing skills; should have demonstrated commitment to social justice issues. Compensation: $40,000 plus benefits. Do not telephone. Send resume, cover letter, 3 references, and writing sample in Word format (no WP docs) to both Angela Perry: and Peter Schey:

Labor Certification Advertising/Recruitment
Computerworld is the best no-hassle solution for meeting PERM requirements. Place your 2nd IT recruitment ad in print in the IT Careers section, or online at If you choose to use both methods, you will receive 50% off the national print rate. In addition, our staff will tend to your needs from ad layout and design to immediately sending tear sheets once the ad is published. Call today to place your labor certification ad in print and online. Call 1-800-762-2977 or email your ad to


Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or fewer at no charge), email:

New Firm Name
Christina Givaudan is pleased to announce the change in her law firm name from Villafuerte & Givaudan, PLLC. to the Givaudan Law Firm, PLLC. The firm will continue to be located just north of Dallas, Texas at 1925 E. Belt Line Rd., Suite 213 in Carrollton, Texas 75006, office number is 972-466-4646 & fax 972-466-4643. The area of practice is exclusively immigration with a particular focus in the areas of family based immigration and naturalization.


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

Dear Editor:
I read your comment entitled "Nigerian Scams" (see 6/10/05 ID). I think that we must try hard to not stigmatize a whole people because of a few bad apples. It is not Nigerian scam and it is not Nigeria advanced fee fraud. It is a scam perpetrated by a few misguided Nigerians and, I might add, other nationals. It is advance fee fraud done by a few people. Not all Nigerians participate in this fraud; the Nigerian government does not approve of it; the laws provide for actions against it; etc. It is therefore, derogatory, at best, a careless use of language to call it a Nigerian scam or Nigerian advance fee fraud. Every country has its fair share of miscreants. Shall we call each country by the name of the crimes that some (even very few) of their citizens commit? Of the estimated 156 million people in Nigeria, I do not think that you can find up to 10,000 people behaving in this criminal manner. Will that be enough to label a whole people as criminals? Let us shy away from bigotry sometimes. When you stigmatize a whole people by the actions of a few, you convict all for the sins of the few. I do not know if that oils your sense of justice but if it does, we should not wonder why there are so many problems all around us.

Joseph Ikhtmetse

Dear Editor:
I am writing in response to a letter from a green card holder named Marlon Brown (6/6/05 ID). I recently had the inopportunity to read his letter and I can't tell you how upset it made me, an American Citizen. Once cannot pass judgment on millions of people based on a few bad experiences. It is simply wrong to group together all of these undocumented (as no human being is illegal). The intentions of any one of the persons coming into this country undocumented cannot be known. Who knows what they went through, what they are going through, or what they will go through. Noone can tell us what their intentions are and one is simply wrong to attempt it. And the American culture will not be eroded by immigrants as has been proven again and again throughout history. We are a country of immigrants and no amount of ignorance on the part of those selfish and opportunistic individuals who think it is their right to inherit what was stolen from others will change that fact.

Angela Darling

Dear Editor:
A tractor trailer crashed this morning at I-35 and 410 near the San Antonio District Office of the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services. I just confirmed with our District Director, Ken Pasquarell, that there may be highly flammable, dangerous chemicals that spilled. I-35 is closed and they have evacuated the District Office building, the annex building, the Application Support Center, and everything within 1.5 miles of this accident. Everyone at the CIS offices is fine, but they have closed for today. Appointments will be rescheduled soon.

Paul Parsons
Austin, TX

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