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Immigration Daily December 6, 2005
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Agenda For PERM Workshop

This all-day workshop is designed for those who have serious commitment to labor cert practice and will be both interactive and full of practical tips which participants can walk away with. It is the aim of the workshop to provide practitioners with substantive skills enabling competitive advantage. The agenda for Wednesday's PERM Workshop in NYC is as follows:

8:30-9am - Registration (breakfast and 100+ pages handout provided).
9-10:30am - Session 1: Mechanics of filing a PERM case. Includes discussion on prevailing wage and filling out section H using hypos.
10:30-10:45am - BREAK (refreshments provided).
10:45-12:15am - Session 2: The recruitment process & strategy.
12:15-1:45pm - LUNCH (program includes lunch and luncheon presentation).
1:45-3:15pm - Session 3: Audit proofing the PERM application.
3:15-3:30pm - BREAK (refreshments provided).
3:30-5pm - Session 4: Substantive issues in the PERM rule.

Walk-in registrations will be accepted at 8.30am in the Hotel Martininque subject to availability (paralegals from law offices are also welcome to attend). For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version, please see:

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to


Deadline Is Tuesday, Dec 6th For PERM Nuts & Bolts: The Latest Tips For Practitioners

The curriculum for the Dec 8th phone session on PERM is as follows:

  • PW Determination Expirations
  • SVP/Job Zones and Business Necessity
  • Drafting for BS+5 and EB-2 Preference Category Cases
  • Drafting for cases involving a combination of education and experience
  • Calculating Recruitment Dates

The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, December 6th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


Lawsuit Filed To Correct Inappropriate Medical Exam Questioning And Misapplication Of The Law At The US Embassy In Manila, Philippines
Robert Reeves writes "This lawsuit will address improper actions of physicians at the medical exams as well as misapplication of the law by officers during the consular interview."


DOL Publishes Final Rule On H-1B Programs
The Employment and Training Administration of the Department of Labor published a final rule effective January 4, 2006, related to the H-1B and H-1B1 programs to generally require employers to use Web-based electronic filing of labor condition applications.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Berry, Appleman & Leiden LLP, a global corporate immigration law firm, is seeking experienced attorneys with a minimum of three years practicing business immigration law, for our San Francisco office. Our attorneys work in a fast-paced, high volume practice and utilize carefully developed procedures, advanced practice tools, and a state-of-the-art case management system. Experience in a range of business immigration matters, the ability to provide exceptional client service, experience managing teams of legal assistants, and superb analytical, organizational and case management skills required. We strive for excellence in legal practice in a collegial environment, promoting cooperation and learning from each other. We offer competitive salary and benefits. Please submit your resume via email to or by fax to 415.217.4426.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Small Wall Street (downtown NYC) immigration practice seeks paralegal/legal assistant with 2+ years of employment-based immigration experience. Candidates should also have working knowledge of family-based applications and naturalization petitions. Must have BA degree as well as excellent research, writing, communication and case management skills. Competitive salary/benefits. Individual will have opportunity to work closely with sole practitioner. Excellent learning opportunity for person with hands-on and can-do attitude. Submit resume + cover letter to Lynne R. Newkofsky, Esq.: All inquiries will be kept confidential.

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.

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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New Offices - Brentwood, NY
Eric Horn is proud to announce the opening of his new law office. A specialist in immigration law for the past ten years with an emphasis on family based petitions and deportation defense, Mr. Horn's primary office is located at 1010 Suffolk Avenue, Suite 2, Brentwood, NY 11717. Tel: (631) 435-7900.


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:
I consider myself a "strict immigration enforcer", as Sebastian letter (12/05/05 ID) calls us, and I have suggested that in fact the best way to enforce the law, in terms of "bang for our buck" is to go after employers. Of course, since the major contributors to both parties are corporate interests, I doubt this will happen any time soon.

Ali Alexander

Dear Editor:
In response to Sebastian's letter to the Editor (12/05/05 ID) I agree that the INS should go after the employers who hire illegal aliens and depress American wages but the fence also needs to be built.


Dear Editor:
I totally agree and support RL Ranger's letter (12/02/05 ID) about an executive order that is to be announced by the US President to give 30 days' notice to the illegals to leave the US. A few months ago Malaysian government announced this kind of order, and millions of foreigners residing illegally left Malaysia. This order did not cost even a single cent to the Malaysian government. It is high time that the US President announced this kind of executive order.

S. Salike

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