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Immigration Daily August 17, 2005
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PERM: An Up To The Minute Course

ILW.COM is please to announce "PERM: An Up To The Minute Course", a 3-part telephonic seminar on the latest developments in PERM. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on Aug 25: Backlog Update; Recent changes in PERM: regulations, memos, FAQ's; Comparative practice update nationwide perspective; Problems with electronic filing; Review of Practice tools; Attorney/Agent/Preparer Issues

SECOND Phone Session on Sep 22: DOT/SOC Issues; Prevailing Wage; Minimum/Special/Restrictive Requirements; Specificity in Ads, Notice, Posting, Job Orders; Form 9089: Special Problems/Inconsistencies; Drafting PERM for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Preference Categories

THIRD Phone Session on Oct 13: Professionals: Additional recruitment requirements; Recruitment Procedures: Resumes, Interviews, Results; Issues likely to result in Audits; Supervised Recruitment/Denials/Refiling; Nuances from Balca; Review of Civil and Criminal Labor Certification Cases

The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, August 23rd. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


More H-1B Numbers By Themselves Are Not The Answer
Gary Endelman writes "Those who call for H numbers and nothing more are fooling themselves and doing their clients a disservice."


Office Of Immigration Statistics Releases Interactive Profiles
The Office of Immigration Statistics released two profiles on: (1) naturalized citizens (2) legal permanent residents in a MS Excel format allowing the user to select characteristics of immigrants who naturalized in 2004 and 2003 by country of birth, state, and metropolitan area.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
The Law Offices of Jessica Dominguez, a rapidly growing firm based in Sherman Oaks, CA, has immediate opportunity for an immigration attorney to join its team of two attorneys and staff. Position offers the opportunity to work on a wide range of cases. Attorney will represent clients before immigration officers and in immigration courts. Excellent legal research/writing and outstanding communication skills needed. Ideal candidate has 2 years of experience-exceptional, motivated candidates with less experience are also encouraged to apply. Candidate shows initiative and works independently. Must speak Spanish. Send cover letter, and resume to Roxana Muro: All replies will be treated in the strictest confidence and references will not be contacted without prior approval.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Banta Immigration Law, one of the country's premier boutique immigration firms located in Atlanta, GA, seeks outstanding immigration attorneys for our growing practice. Position requires strong academic credentials; a minimum of two years experience in employment-based immigration; and excellent case management, communication, and writing skills. Candidates must be dedicated to providing exceptional client service, must be detail-oriented, possess superb analytical and organizational skills, and thrive in a fast-paced, high volume practice. We offer excellent pay, benefits, and growth potential, along with a great working environment. Experience with global immigration laws is a plus. Send resume and salary history to Kathy Zumbro: Please indicate position sought is for immigration attorney in subject line. No phone calls please. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Banta Immigration Law, one of the country's premier boutique immigration firms located in Atlanta, GA, seeks outstanding immigration paralegals for our growing practice. Position requires minimum two years experience in employment-based immigration; and excellent case management, communication, and writing skills. Candidates must be dedicated to providing exceptional client service, must be detail-oriented, possess superb organizational skills, and thrive in a fast-paced, high volume practice. We offer excellent pay and benefits, along with a great working environment. Send resume and salary history to Kathy Zumbro: Indicate position sought is for immigration paralegal in subject line. No phone calls please. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
AV rated Hollywood, Florida firm seeking an attorney with minimum 2 yrs experience in Immigration law (family and asylum). Must be proficient in English and Spanish (Arabic a plus). Salary commensurate with experience. Immediate opening. Email resume to or fax to 954-923-1990.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
The American Council on International Personnel (ACIP) is a professional organization dedicated to facilitating international movement of personnel and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. ACIP seeks a full-time program assistant to assist in the administration of our two J-1 exchange visitor programs and our legislative advocacy program. The program assistant will assist with administration of ACIP's two Exchange Visitor Programs in its Washington, D.C. office and assist the organization's Legislative Advocacy Program with immigration news releases in its weekly Alerts and Bulletins publications. Exchange Visitor Programs responsibilities include: responding to program inquiries; timely processing of program applications; document preparation; communication with program participants and US host employers; SEVIS compliance assurance; file maintenance; and miscellaneous administrative duties. Legislative Advocacy Program responsibilities include: reading immigration related news releases daily; pinpointing key issues in daily immigration news; ability to clearly and concisely convey those issues to our employer members in writing; and ability and willingness to work closely with an editor. Salary based on experience. Ideal candidate has: experience administering J visa exchange program; SEVIS knowledge; excellent communication skills; demonstrated commitment to customer service; ability to prioritize tasks, problem-solve and work independently. Strong writer desired, capable of reading numerous policy and law related news releases on a weekly basis, with ability to deduce key issues and produce quick turnaround. Familiarity with U.S. immigration law and policy is a plus. Any federal government, U.S. House or Senate background also a plus. Must be a USC or legal permanent resident to act as ARO (alternate responsible officer) for SEVIS program. Email resume in MS Word format, cover letter + salary req. to Darra Klein: by August 26, 2005. No phone calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Morley Surin & Griffin, an immigration law firm based in Philadelphia, PA seeks intelligent, hard-working experienced immigration paralegal for full-time position. At least 1-2 years experience required in all aspects of immigration law (business, family, court removal proceedings). Bilingual ability preferred but not required. Benefits (100% employee health insurance, employer-matching 401(k), etc.), vacation, personal days, etc. Salary commensurate with experience. Family-friendly and collegial atmosphere. Send resume to Elizabeth

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New Offices
Attorney Joan Larson, The Larson Law Firm, P.C., formerly of Houston, TX, has relocated to Charlotte, NC. The new office is: Larson Law Firm, 5105-B Monroe Rd., Charlotte, NC 28205. Tel: 704-567-5755, Fax: 704-567-5574.


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

Dear Editor:
Perhaps Mr. Schey would be equally zealous in investigating and litigating how it was that approximately 10,000 more H1-Bs were issued last year than were allowed under the cap? (see 8/16/05 ID comment).

Ali Alexander

Dear Editor:
Will the forthcoming retrogression (8/12/05 ID) affect Schedule A nurses?

Sanjeev Ashar, Healthcare Recruitment & Training Center
Mumbai, India

Editor's Note: The retrogression will affect EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 from India but it will not affect Schedule A from India or elsewhere for at least a couple of years if not more. Schedule A includes nurses and physical therapists.

Dear Editor:
It seems that Mr. Alexander's letter did not understand the nature of my critique to Mr. Camarota's study (8/11/05 ID). His letter continued making assumptions about diversity, assimilation and other "issues" without defining them or providing measurable indicators. Further, Mr. Alexander's letter (8/12/05 ID) claims that newcomers should even abandon their religion. Perhaps the Irish and Italian immigrants should have quitted their pernicious "popist" tendencies and embraced the Episcopalian church. What comes first, the chicken or the egg. In Argentina, Italian immigrants that arrived in the country in a proportion far greater that Mexicans to the U.S. were swiftly integrated. In 1895, foreigners comprised 34% of the population. Approximately 50% of the immigrants were Italians. By 1914, 50% of the inhabitants in the capital city Buenos Aires were born abroad, mostly in Italy. On the other hand, in the US many of the Italians lived isolated in "little Italies" and joined organized criminal groups. In Argentina, the Italian mafia never developed. Italian is not widely spoken there. Argentina was able to keep the offspring of the first immigrants, inclined to social promotion as well as political participation. Most of them had obtained college degrees. The critics of current immigration (many bearing Italian surnames like Camarota or Tancredo) should not put all the blame on immigrants and ask if the US is offering the bare minimum legal and social tools that would help any human being, regardless of national origin, to develop fully.

Washington, DC

Dear Editor:
I have an asylum case pending and it is scheduled for a Dec. 7th date in and maybe save me. Can a bill be pass in time before December and allow me to close my asylum case and apply for legal status through it?

Jae Hood

Dear Editor:
I am a staff writer for a legal affairs newspaper. I often write about immigration issues, especially about opinions in asylum cases from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals here. I am working on a story regarding the discipline of immigration judges, and I am looking for leads to situations in which immigration lawyers have made formal complaints about immigration judges. Any suggestions would be very welcome.

John Roemer
San Francisco Daily Journal

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