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Immigration Daily November 30, 2005
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PERM Information

Immigration Daily is your source for the latest PERM information. For a link to all PERM articles featured in Immigration Daily, see here.

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PERM On Broadway!

The location of the full-day PERM workshop on Wednesday, December 7th has been finalized: it will be at Holiday Inn Martinique On Broadway, 49 West 32nd Street (32nd and Broadway), New York, NY 10001. Here are the highlights of this location for those who are considering attending:

*** For those coming from outside the NorthEast:
The hotel is located on 32nd and Broadway, in mid-town Manhattan (the commercial and retail district of NYC is in mid-town whereas down-town Manhattan is mostly the financial district), two blocks from Macy's HQ store, two blocks from the Empire State Building, and conveniently located to many other Manhattan business, shopping and fun spots. This particular hotel is on one of the safest blocks in mid-town, and is not as expensive as some others in mid-town (we have a limited number of rooms reserved at a discount rate).

*** For those coming by Amtrak (anywhere from DC to Boston):
The hotel is just one block from Penn Station, you can come to NYC for a day trip (possibly by Metroliner) and avoid the expense of a night's stay.

*** For those coming from New Jersey:
The hotel is just one block from Penn Station (NJ Transit) and across the street from the PATH Station.

*** For those coming from Long Island:
The hotel is just one block from Penn Station/LIRR.

*** For those coming from Connecticut/upstate NY:
The hotel is a 15-minute walk (or a 5-minute cab ride) from Grand Central Terminal.

*** For those coming from Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island:
The hotel is right atop the 34th Street Herald Square station served by the B, D, F, N, Q, R, V and W lines (the 1, 2 and 3 lines are just a block away, and the 6 line is 3 blocks away).

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Border Battles
Tamar Jacoby writes "The [immigration] law sounds tough. The only problem is it's so tough that it's unrealistic and as a result, millions of people, immigrants and native-born alike, end up ignoring or subverting it.


President Bush On Border Security And Immigration Reform
During a visit to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, President Bush said, "I support the number of -- increasing the number of annual green cards that can lead to citizenship. But for the sake of justice and for the sake of border security, I'm not going to sign an immigration bill that includes amnesty."

Statement Of Administration Policy On Imposition Of New Immigration Fees
The White House in its statement of administration policy said: "The Administration does not support the proposal to impose new fees on companies filing applications for certain employment-based visas to fund non-immigration-related activities unless the proposal is restructured to require that the fees be deposited in the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration Examinations Fee Account to support immigration adjudication and naturalization services."

Statement Of Administration Policy On Employment Based Visa Fees
The White House in its statement of administration policy said: "The Administration supports the proposal to impose new fees on companies filing applications for certain employment-based visas. Although the Administration would prefer that the fees be based on recovering operational costs, it has no objection as these increased collections would be deposited in the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration Examinations Fee Account."


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Experienced immigration attorney to work in Manhattan-based legal department of global consulting firm. Ideal candidate will have substantial experience dealing with all issues relating to foreign nationals working in US, including regulatory filings and HR counseling. Attorney will report to Senior Immigration counsel and must be a team player with excellent written and oral communication skills. Compensation is competitive, excellent benefits. Submit resume and writing sample to

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Washington State University, International Programs seeks Immigration Compliance Specialist. Administrative professional, permanent, 12 month, full time position to provide relevant support services to foreign faculty and scholars in achieving legal status in the United States; promote intercultural understanding and knowledge about Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of State, and Department of Labor; assist University departments in hiring qualified foreign faculty and staff. Required: Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and 4 years professional experience hiring foreign faculty/staff. Master's or JD degree may be substituted for up to 1 year of required experience. Preferred: Knowledge of U.S. government regulations affecting international faculty/scholars (DHS, USCIS, DOL, CBP, DOS). Demonstrated experience working with culturally diverse clientele. Five years professional experience hiring foreign faculty/staff. Experience with PR sponsorship, H-1B1, J-1, TN, B-1, and 0-1 status. Overseas experience and/or fluency in a second language. Demonstrated computer skills/experience with databases and electronic reporting systems (ACCESS, FSAtlas, i1440) and with development/production of electronic publications and websites. Salary is competitive with full benefits package. Screening of applications will begin on January 3, 2006. Submit a letter of application, resume, and three letters of recommendation which include reference name, address, phone, and e-mail to: Mary Weitz, Clerical Manager Immigration Compliance Specialist Search PO Box 645121 / Bryan Hall 206 Pullman, WA 99164-5121. WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens and is an EEO/AA Employer and Educator. Members of protected groups are encouraged to apply.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Human Rights Initiative (HRI) seeks a Legal Director. Based in Dallas, TX, HRI is dedicated to protecting international human rights to those who have suffered human rights abuses. HRI offers free representation to indigent asylum-seekers, unaccompanied immigrant children, and immigrant families who are victims of domestic violence or violent crimes through pro bono legal professionals. Candidate must be passionate advocate of HRI's mission who will cultivate strong ties between HRI and its stakeholders. Job Responsibilities: oversee all immigration legal activities; supervise legal staff; participate in intakes and case evaluation; approve case submissions; assist in hearings; maintain/develop pro bono program; advise pro bono attys; serve as resource on relevant law/policy; represent HRI in legal community; participate in agency development. Education/Experience: JD degree; licensed in any state; 5 yrs. immigration law exp. with emphasis in asylum, VAWA, and trafficking; court experience; management/team environment experience; excellent leadership and interpersonal skills; passion for human rights. For complete job description, visit: Email resume + salary req. to Cannon Flowers:

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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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:
This is regarding the "FBI Name Checks" news items appearing in the Immigration Daily issue dated November 2, 2005. It seems that FBI is not responding to emails and it is not possible to reach them through the phone. Is there any way to find out what could be wrong?

A reader of Immigration Daily

Dear Editor:
The BIA is to be commended for bringing some reasonableness to the immigration consequences for criminal acts arena in Matter of Cota-Vargas. In his dissent Member Pauly argues that district-level judges should not have authority to tip the scale that Congress mandated in favor of the immigrant by adjusting terms of imprisonment nunc pro tunc solely for immigration purposes. The problem is not judges who tinker with criminal court decisions solely to affect immigration consequences. The problem is courts and attorneys not being informed about the immigration consequences in reaching agreements and judgments in cases involving non-US citizens. A judge's job in the criminal context is to dole out justice; if there's an immigration consequence that's likely to flow from one decision or another, the judge should consider that in reaching his/her final decision. If a judge isn't aware of the potential immigration consequences of his/her decision, the judge cannot reach a thorough and just decision. Once the consequences are belatedly discovered, the justice parameters are reconsidered in light of the newly available evidence. Were these consequences known at the time the decisions were made, there would be no need to review and reconsider whether or not justice has been served by the outcome. Judges are only interested in balancing the scales of justice effectively. Revising consequences after the fact is not about usurping the authority of Congress; it's about reaching a just decision with knowledge of all consequences - ensuring that the punishment is warranted. I believe member Pauly was overly critical of the trial court judges, who are just trying to dole out justice. The blame ultimately goes to the criminal defendant's counsel. Judges ought to be permitted to revise judgments once all consequences come to light, as it is their orders that lead to those consequences.

Garry Davis, Esq.

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