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Immigration Daily July 6, 2005
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Ron Klasko On PERM

Ron Klasko (who needs no introduction) will present a 3-part telephonic seminar on PERM. The curriculum is as follows:

In addition to the specific items below, each session will discuss: Panelists' experience with PERM (successes, problems, timing, conversions, logistical/technological issues, what's being audited, audit experiences, differences between Atlanta and Chicago); Panelists' experiences with Backlog Processing Centers (timing, substantive issues, differences between Texas and Pennsylvania); New guidance from ETA; Experience with SWAs re: prevailing wages.

FIRST Phone Session on May 19:

  • Refiling Issues - "Identical" conversions; Issues to consider: quotas, new prevailing wage, new SVP, impact on seventh year extensions of H-1Bs, age out children, other personal issues.
  • Developing the Case Strategy - Chronology of case steps; Timing issues from beginning to filing.
  • Completing the forms - Registration issues; How to avoid rejection; Answering Specific Questions
SECOND Phone Session on June 16:
  • Prevailing wages - Strategies for getting lower level wage; Use of private surveys; Role of advocacy; Appeals
  • Job Requirements - Avoiding alternative occupations; Avoiding special requirements; O*Net/SVP advanced issues; What is "normal"?
  • Audit Proofing the Application - What cases get audited?; Strategies for avoiding audits.
THIRD Phone Session on July 14:
  • Recruitment Issues - Deciding if "professional" recruitment is necessary; Choosing the best recruitment plan; Issues in each of the optional recruitment categories; Technical compliance sufficient?
  • Recruitment Reports - Issues in disqualifying applicants; Applying combination of education, training and experience standard; Format and timing of the report.
  • Issues for small and closely-held businesses - Special requirements; Strategies for presenting case.
The deadline to sign up for the next phone session is Tuesday, July 12th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/may2005.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/may2005.pdf.)


Article

Wh(y) Amnesty?
Bill Dahl writes "I thought Id take some time. To explain the wh(y) within this essential term, With a simple, forthright rhyme."


News

USCIS Announces 90-Day EAD Extension For Hondurans And Nicaraguans With TPS
USCIS announced that an automatic-extension of work permits for Hondurans and Nicaraguans with temporary protected status valid until October 5, 2005, will be published this week in the Federal Register.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
The State University of New York at Buffalo's Office of International Education seeks applications for the position of Director, Immigration Services. Job duties include managing preparation and submission of H-1B, TN, O, and EB-1 outstanding professor/researcher petitions, EB-2 special handling labor certifications, adjustment of status applications, and consulting on complex J issues. Master's degree + 3 years of related work experience required. JD preferred. Advanced knowledge of J and employment-based immigration regulations also required. For details see: http://ubbusiness.buffalo.edu/ubb/cfm/jobs/. Salary range: $62,000-$77,000. Send resume + cover letter to: Mr. John J. Wood, Search Committee Chair at: State University of New York at Buffalo, Office of International Education, 411 Capen Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260, or by e-mail to vpinted@buffalo.edu. Include posting #P-5051 in submission. Must be received by July 27, 2005 for consideration. The University at Buffalo is an equal oppportunity/affirmative action employer, and we especially welcome applications from or nominations of candidates from underrepresented groups.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
International Faculty Advisor (IFA) will facilitate hiring and retention of UVA int'l faculty and staff - this is a FT, twelve-month position in Charlottesville, VA. Must have: Master's degree with previous experience in immigration law, or J.D. with some int'l background. Demonstrated experience working in cross-cultural context, awareness of cultural contrasts and linguistic difficulties. Multi-task and meet critical deadlines. Attention to detail. Work under pressure with high level of discretion. Exceptional analytical, interpersonal and oral and written communication skills with ability to negotiate among competing and conflicting interests. Work both independently and cooperatively as part of team. U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. Preferred skills: Experience advising and counseling others on immigration matters. Full knowledge of 8CFR & 20CFR as they affect H-1B, O-1, TN and future permanent resident employees. Knowledge of new PERM regulations. Duties: advise prospective and current int'l employees on immigration matters; train and consult staff members who hire foreign nationals; review non-immigrant applications and file H-1B, O-1 and TNs; prepare non-immigrant cases (Form I-129) including securing: prevailing wage determinations, certified Labor Condition Applications from DOL; and immigrant cases (I-140). Review begins 7/1/05 until position is filled. Candidates should apply, indicating position #FP612, and including with their cover letter, a complete statement of qualifications, full resume of education and relevant experiences, names of (5) references with current tel # + email address, in confidence to Carolyn Laquatra at: CL4A@Virginia.edu.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
McNamara Koenig & McCarthy, PC (MK&M), a Boston-area law firm with an established business immigration practice, seeks accomplished paralegal with 2+ years experience to join its 7 person team. Busy, collegial firm on Route 128 in Wellesley, dedicated to quality and client service. The Immigration Law Group of MK&M focuses on employment-based immigration, particularly serving the healthcare, technology, financial, and education sectors. Send cover letter and resume in confidence to Julie Sears: jds@mkmlegal.com.

Foreign Credential Evaluations And Translations
As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry - $50 Educational Evaluations, as well as $200 'expert opinion' work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience and position evaluations. See here for a complete list of prices and turn-around times. Additionally, AETS provides certified translations in over 100 languages, with translators that are specialists in over 80 fields. For a copy of the application for credential evaluation and translation services, contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, visit http://www.aetsinternational.com, or email: info@aetsinternational.com.


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Submit Your Announcement
If you have a professional announcement such as: New Position, Honors And Awards, Mergers & Acquisitions, New Office Address, New Appointment, New Associate, New Attorney, New Partner, that you wish to share with the Immigration Daily community, send your professional announcement to: editor@ilw.com. comingsNgoings announcements is a free service.


Letters

Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: editor@ilw.com (300-words or fewer preferred). Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence, available in our archives.

Dear Editor:
I again read the excerpt from the Declaration of Independence (7/05/05 ID comment). After reading it, I concluded that one of the great challenges of a political society as envisioned by our Founding Fathers is for that society to determine whether its political leaders, institutions, and policies have the "consent of the governed." Who in that society decides whether that consent exists and how is that determination made are just some of the questions raised in this analysis. I wonder whether the Founding Fathers addressed these issues and, if they did, how they answered them before deciding to declare independence from Great Britain.

Mario Apuzzo, Esq.
Jamesburg, NJ


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