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Immigration Daily February 3, 2006
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Rep Boehner Is House Majority Leader

Rep. Boehner succeeded in winning the position of House Majority leader. According to The Hill, Rep. Boehner beat Rep. Blunt who was serving as the acting majority leader, 122 to 109, with one member absent on the second ballot. On the first ballot, Blunt attracted 110 votes, 7 shy of the necessary 117 to win. On immigration, Rep. Blunt was a major proponent of the Sensenbrenner bill while Rep. Boehner was one of the few Republicans who opposed Rep. Sensenbrenner's anti-immigration bill. Rep. Boehner's win possibly signals a positive change in the House leadership's position on immigration. For the full story, see here.

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Focus

Premier Issue Of PQ: The PERM Quarterly

The premier issue of PQ: The PERM Quarterly will go to press very soon. The provisional table of contents is as follows:

  • Filing Duplicate Applications By Joel Stewart
  • Labor Certification through PERM: An Up-to-date Overview of the PERM Rule By Joel Stewart
  • What You Do After The Ads Have Been Run? Resumes, Interviews, and Results By Edward R. Litwin
  • Tips for Filing Schedule-A Applications Under PERM By Sherry Neal
  • BALCA Summaries By Joel Stewart
  • How to File Prevailing Wage Requests and 30 Day Job Orders By Jane Goldblum
  • Civil & Criminal Federal Case Update By R. Blake Chisam
  • Potpourri By Joel Stewart
  • Ethics: What do you do when a qualified U.S. worker applies? By R. Blake Chisam
  • Recently Emerging Issues By Joel Stewart
For more information on PQ:The PERM Quarterly, or to subscribe, please see: http://www.ilw.com/books/PQ.shtm.


Article

Immigration Monthly: January 2006
The January issue of Immigration Monthly features an article by Tamar Jacoby, "The Immigration Temptation".


News

DOS Cable On Advanced Passenger Information System Rule
The Department of State issued a cable to all diplomatic and consular posts providing information on the additional data fields required from all passengers traveling to or from the US by air starting October 4, 2005, in compliance with the new Advanced Passenger Information System rule.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
The Columbus, Ohio law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP is seeking a paralegal with 2+ yrs. experience in employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant categories, including labor certs. Opportunity to play a key role in supporting a mature and expanding practice. Bachelor's degree and ABA certificate preferred. Must be detail-oriented with excellent writing, organizational and computer skills. Good benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume by mail to Donna Prehm, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, P.O. Box 1008, Columbus, Ohio 43216, by fax at 614-719-4913, or by e-mail to dfprehm@vssp.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Microsoft Corporation has an immediate opportunity in our dynamic team in the Legal and Corporate Affairs Department in Redmond, Washington. The position requires excellent academic credentials, 4-6 years experience in all nonimmigrant business visas, labor certifications, and other business-related immigration matters. Strong case management, communication and writing skills are required. Must be customer-service focused and able to thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. Prior experience managing legal staff and proficiency with Microsoft technology a plus. Microsoft offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and casual workplace environment. Please submit your resume in Word format to Kristen at LCAres@microsoft.com. Please indicate job code N145-152245 in the subject line. Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Mintz Levin is a large, multi-disciplinary law firm with a regional, national and international practice. Our Immigration Section is seeking an associate to join the Boston office. Ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of business immigration experience. Candidates should have a background in the following: PERM Applications, H1B, L-1, O1, J1, E and I-9's. Experience dealing with immigration consequences of merger and acquisition activity is strongly preferred. We look for candidates with stellar academic records and outstanding writing and interpersonal skills. We offer excellent benefits and we are an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates should send resumes to: Catherine L. Murphy, Lateral Associate Recruiting Manager at CLMurphy@mintz.com or Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., One Financial Center, Boston, MA 02111.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Boutique, two-partner NYC firm seeks associate attorney w/ 1+ years experience in family & business immigration, including processing of PERM/ labor certifications. Must be confident managing case load, making appearances and meeting w/ clients. Strong writing skills a plus. Dynamic opportunity to work on a broad range of cases in casual and collegial work environment w/ generous benefits package. Position available immediately in recently relocated Tribeca office. Please send resume & salary requirements to Sharyn Bertisch: sharyn@fbllp.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
The internationally reputed Murthy Law Firm seeks senior level associates with 5+ years' experience in business immigration law. Our practice is dynamic and fast paced with high volume work that lends itself to varied creative solutions within the framework of the law. Applicants must have prior work experience in H1B and nonimmigrant options as well as an in-depth understanding of immigrant processing procedures. We have created a fully customized, sophisticated case-management system and expect the attorney to supervise paralegals and support staff. Good writing and analytical skills are required. Work is in beautiful, scenic Owings Mills, Maryland, convenient to rural settings and to the culture of Baltimore city. We offer a family friendly and collegial atmosphere. Please email resume and cover letter to Kim Rutherford hr@murthy.com or fax 410-356-4140. All communication will be treated in confidence.

Credential Evaluation And Translation
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. For list of rates and times, see: http://aetsinternational.com/applicationforevaluationservices.pdf. AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, please contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, visit http://www.aetsinternational.com, or email: info@aetsinternational.com.

Immigration Law Conference
The 29th National Legal Conference on Immigration and Refugee Policy "Future Shock: Perspectives on Comprehensive Immigration Reform" will be held on March 13-14, 2006 in NYC. Presented by the Center for Migration Studies, in association with the Fordham School of Law (ILW.COM is the media sponsor for this event). The conference will offer an insider's look at the policy and politics in the growing debate on comprehensive immigration reform. Immigration professionals, gov't officials, HR professionals, and non-profits should not miss the chance to hear noted experts speak on topics such as border control, prospects for a guest worker program, internal worksite enforcement, and many other business, family, and asylum issues. Opportunity to interact with key policymakers at this unique international event. Participants are eligible for up to 9.5 credit hrs. Discounts are available for students, nonprofits and government employees. For more info, see here.


comingsNgoings

Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or fewer at no charge), email: editor@ilw.com.

Of Counsel
Angelo A. Paparelli is pleased to announce that Lory Rosenberg has joined Paparelli & Partners LLP as Of Counsel. Ms. Rosenberg speaks, trains and consults on the immigration consequences of crime, due process, right to effective counsel, and fair immigration hearings, removal defense and waivers, credibility and asylum law, and appellate litigation. Paparelli & Partners LLP has offices located in Irvine, CA and New York, NY.


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:
My wife and I met in Chicago, IL. My wife came on a valid tourist visa and valid passport for 10 years. We met at a birthday party for a mutual friend. We started dating and fell in love and never looked back. My wife comes from Chilpancingo Mexico. She has a communications degree from the University of Bachilleres. She comes from a very honest and educated family; both parents are professors at the university. My wife is obviously no threat to the US. In January we decided that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. Since we both come from Mexican backgrounds, we wanted to do everything the right way, so we decided to go to Mexico with my parents where we would introduce our families and I would ask my wife's hand in marriage. We returned to Chicago an engaged and happy couple the next day, when we landed at O'Hare my wife went into the tourist line and I into the citizen line. She was pulled out of line and pulled into the immigration office. I followed her into the office and questioned the immigration officer that was in charge. He claimed that they suspected my wife was only engaged to me for her papers. I explained that we were truly in love and that we had just returned from Mexico because I went to ask her hand in marriage. My discussion with the immigration officers held no weight at all. They then went forward and deported her. I went back with her. I returned a married man, alone and in process of filing for her papers. I can only hope and pray that I will be reunited with my wife and we will be able to start a family together.

Christian Sanchez

Dear Editor:
It is widely known that the US is the most democratic and just country in the world. All its laws are equal to the all people of the US, and justice is done to its people on equal footing. But, the requirement of the Form I-864 (Affidavit of Support) that is to be completed by the family-based immigrants is unfair and unjust in comparison to the immigrants that come to the US under the DV program, because the DV immigrants are not required to complete this Form I-864. The main purpose of both FB immigrants and the DV immigrants is the same, that is to immigrate to the US. So, this is sheer double standard of the US government. The sponsor of the FB immigrant is required to reimburse all the public benefits to the US, if those are taken by the sponsored-immigrant. But, this does not apply to the sponsor of the DV immigrant. Furthermore, the Form I-864 is binding upon the sponsor of the FB immigrant until the sponsored-immigrant becomes the US citizen, dies or departs the US permanently, whereas this stern rule does not apply to the sponsor of the DV immigrant. A simple letter from any person living in the US saying that he knows the DV immigrant well, is sufficient as sponsorship for the DV immigrant. The sponsor of the DV immigrant does not have to be so accountable as the sponsor of the FB immigrant does have. It is high time that Congress abolished the I-864 requirements.

S. Salike

Dear Editor:
We ordered and paid $99 in April 2005 for a one-year subscription to PQ: The PERM Quarterly. We have not yet received it.

Kiki Lange, Paralegal
Icard Merrill

Editor's note: PQ: The PERM Quarterly was originally scheduled for publication in the fall of 2005. The schedule has slipped and we expect the first issue to go to print next week.

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Brian Getson

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