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Immigration Daily June 15, 2005
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  • The PERM Rule
  • State Workforce Agency (SWA) Prevailing Wage Forms
  • 2005 OES Wage data
  • Links to SWA job order web sites
  • Professional Recruitment Occupations From Appendix A arranged in alphabetical order
  • Full SOC Definitions for occupations surveyed by OES In SOC Code Order
  • The North America Industry Classification System (NAICS)
  • Active GALs in labor certification cases
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Watching Sheep And Waiting For Justice: An Update On The Experiences Of H-2A Sheepherders In California's Central Valley
Chris A. Schneider et. al for the Central California Legal Services write "The historic abuse of agricultural guest workers which began with the much decried bracero program continues today with California sheepherders. Ninety-one percent of sheepherders have no toilet facilities. Sixty-four percent have no heat in their lodging places. Seventy-seven percent lack shower or bathing facilities."


DOL PERM FAQs Compiled
The Department of Labor released four rounds of PERM FAQs to date, we present PERM FAQs 1, 2, 3, 4 compiled.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York-based Immigration Law Firm with heavy entertainment based practice seeking paralegal experienced in Non-immigrant visa matters including O & P Visas, H & L Visas. Minimum 3 years experience required. High-pressure position with great potential for the right individual. Submit your resume to Jeffrey Gabel by email at: or by fax: 212-695-3008.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
The Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC), CIS, DHS, is seeking an experienced attorney with demonstrated experience in immigration law for the Adjudications Law Division (ALD) in Washington, D.C. Each attorney will serve as an advisor to the Chief of the ALD, the Chief Counsel, and to USCIS and other Departmental components on issues relating to U.S. immigration laws. The ALD handles legal matters related to all aspects of immigration benefits. ALD attorneys review regulations, policy memoranda, and field guidance for legal sufficiency. ALD attorneys also provide litigation support to the Department of Justice in federal lawsuits involving USCIS regulations, adjudications, practices, and/or policies. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least three years of post-J.D. experience. They must submit a cover letter that demonstrates the specific skills, experience, and interests that qualify them for the position. Deadline: Applications must be received by the closing date/time of 5:00 pm Eastern Time on July 5, 2005. Applicants also must submit: (1) A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position (2) A current resume (3) Two writing samples. Submit to Ian Hinds, Deputy Chief of the Adjudications Law Division at For complete information, see this attachment.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Downtown NYC-based immigration law firm has opening for business paralegal. Firm forms 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:

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/Recruiting
Adnet Advertising Agency Inc. has provided labor certification advertising services to immigration attorneys since 1992. Adnet helps attorneys find appropriate places to run labor cert ads, places the ads, obtains the tearsheets, and offers a variety of billing options. Attorneys can manage the entire ad process through Adnet's secure web-based Ad-managment system. Most of Adnet's services are free since we receive a commission from the newspapers and journals where the ad is placed. Adnet services large international law firms as well as solo practice attorneys. Call us at 212-587-3164, visit, or email us at Contact us today to find out why we are the ad agency of choice for immigration attorneys since 1992.


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Dear Editor:
In response to Mr. Randolph"s inquiry (6/09/05 ID), "citizenship with an illegal birth" refers to when there is a birth by a non-citizen here, a misinterpretation of the 14th Amd. makes the child an automatic citizen. This is one of the undeserved benefits to illegals that must be ended for any serious reform effort and would be achieved by H.R. 698, now pending. More than ever, in this age of terrorism, there is no universal right of foreigners to relocate to US, regardless of what term is placed upon it, deal with it.


Dear Editor:
R. L. Ranger's letter (6/09/05 ID) is confusing illegal and legal immigration. Does his example of a party "If you plan a party and can only accommodate 200 guests, does this make you anti-social? Is there an obligation to invite whoever wishes to come?" apply to illegal or legal? If legal, then his "logic" is implying that there will be limits on legal immigration depending on the needs of American employers. Almost every American economist is propounding the concept of free trade which has in the past contributed largely to the strength of the American economy, and without which the US is likely to lose its competitive edge. If his example is meant for illegal immigrants, this is patently obvious, and no one is recommending illegal immigration regardless of the capacity to accommodate it. Similarly, his statement "There is no universal right of foreigners to come to US" which immediately follows his party statement appears to apply to legal immigrants, but his denial "And I do not believe "most American ancestors" arrived by sneaking over our borders, without inspection, in violation of our entry laws." appears to be for illegal immigrants. No one is recommending illegal immigration regardless of the capacity to accommodate it. I also do not understand the distiction between "micro" vs "macro" with regard to benign and chaotic effects: does micro mean that only certain "special interests" benefit from immigration? (see 6/08/05 ID comment) In that case, special interests probably account for a clear majority of the US, since the indirect effects of cheap illegal labor in farms feed the nation, and exist in restaurants, hospitals and other service organizations all over the US. Clearly, for legal immigrants the benign effects are indisputable.


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