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Immigration Daily May 24, 2006
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Help Wanted For San Antonio

Will you be attending AILA's 2006 National Conference in San Antonio? Now's the perfect time to consider placing a help wanted ad in Immigration Daily. Place your ad now in the few weeks leading up to the AILA conference so that you will have the opportunity to possibly meet face-face with prospective candidates and/or employers in San Antonio. If you are interested in hiring or if you are looking for a job opportunity, place an ad with us - either a help wanted or a position sought - and follow-up in San Antonio.

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We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to editor@ilw.com.


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Curriculum For THE PERM WORKSHOP - San Antonio, June 21st

The curriculum for THE PERM WORKSHOP is as follows:

Session 1:

  • Mechanics of PERM: Preparation & Prevailing Wage
  • Preparation of PERM: Understanding O"Net ABC's: Job Titles, Duties, & Occupations; Crosswalking the DOT to SOC; Understanding Job Zones & SVP.
  • Prevailing wage. How to use the DOL's Trinary System: SVP Ranges, Competency Levels, and Educational Ratings for Schedule D Professionals; Miscellaneous Prevailing Wage Issues.
Session 2:
  • The Recruitment Process & Strategy
  • Regular Recruitment: Details for Notice of Filing, Anamolies in SWA Job Orders, and Tips for Advertising; Analysis of the 10 Professional Recruitment Options; Coordinating the Campaign in 180 Days; Review of Schedule A.
  • Review of Resumes, Contacting and Interviewing US Workers, Recruitment Reports & Categorizing Reasons for Rejection, Preparing the Record File and Supporting Documents.
Session 3:
  • Restrictive Requirements, Audit Proofing, and Electronic Filing
  • Defining Normal Requirements, Foreign Languages, Combination of Occupations, Alternative Requirements, Actual Minimum Requirements, Combinations of Education Experience, and Training & When to Use the Magic Language; Layoffs, Alien Influence and Control.
  • Audit Proofing: Documentation of Employer, Job Requirements v. Alien Qualifications, How to Fill in H-4- to H-10, When and Where to Put the Magic Language, How to Answer H-12 "Are the Requirements Normal for the Occupation", Avoiding "Special Skills" in Item H-14.
  • Electronic Filing: Tips on Filing Electronically, Comparing the Electronic On-Line Filing Instructions with the Instructions on Form 9089, Advantages/Disadvantages of Regular or Electronic Filing.
Session 4:
  • Reconsideration, Appeals to BALCA, & Federal Court Litigation
  • Understanding Audit Letters and Final Determinations, Retention of Documents,CO Requests for supplemental information and/or documentation, Supervised Recruitment Pros & Cons.
  • Motions to Reconsider with or without Request for Appeal, Attorney Representation & Participation, Which BALCA On Banc Cases Differ from PERM, Arguing Harmless Error, Obtaining Copy of Record File from DOL.
  • Legal Arguments on Appeal, When Introduction of New Facts May be Possible, The Doctrine of Interlocutory Appeal, Exhausting Administrative Appeals (Darby v. Cisneros), Update on Federal Appeals
THE PERM WORKSHOP is a full day hands-on discussion on PERM matters to be held in San Antonio, Texas on Wednesday, June 21st. For more info, please see: http://www.ilw.com/workshops/june2006PERM.shtm


Article

American Immigration Lawyers Association Issues Packet
AILA presents its position on the latest immigration issues.


News

USCIS Memo On H-1B Cap Advanced Degree Exemption
USCIS Aytes issued a memorandum revising Chapter 31.3 of the Adjudicator's Field Manual pertaining to the adjudication of H-1B petitions.

USCIS Current Work Distribution of Form I-129 Between VSC And CSC
USCIS announced the current work distribution of Form I-129 between the Vermont Service Center and California Service Center.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Seeks one paralegal to work on freelance basis for lawyers with boutique practices in Manhattan and overseas. This is a work from home job opportunity. Excellent writing & analytical skills & experience with NIV applications (H-1B, O, L, E) & IV applications (EB-1, PERM). Also part-time legal assistants to work in Wall Street area, Manhattan office. Legal assistants will work mainly on O visas for artists and on extraordinary ability green cards. Will liaise closely with clients, most of whom are young, to assemble documentation, do research, draft letters, track filing deadlines and prepare petitions. Good writing & research skills, computer skills, reqd. Fluent written and spoken Japanese essential, background in arts preferred. Send resume (specifying desired position) to lawyersinternational@gmail.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC, a regional law firm with 180 attorneys in 8 offices located in the South Central region seeks a immigration paralegal for its corporate and commercial practice group resident in the Cincinnati, Ohio office. Candidates should have excellent credentials, bachelor's degree or other suitable education experience, at least 2-4 years of experience with immigration and/or corporate law matters, strong written and oral Japanese language fluency and work experience with Japanese companies in either Japan or the US. The Firm offers competitive compensation based on individual performance and bonus opportunities available immediately. Ideal candidates will want the opportunity to work independently as part of a cohesive practice group and to handle client work for top-tier private, public and Fortune 500 companies. Email cover letter, resume + references to: Kim Spurlock, HR and Recruiting Manager at kas@gdm.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Alhambra, CA - The Law Office of Daniel Huang, specializing in immigration and nationality law seeks immigration paralegal for growing practice. 2+ years of experience required in the following areas: Labor certification, PERM/RIR, H-1B and E1/E2 visas, K-1 and K-3 visas, adjustment applications and consular processing. Experience with family based petitions required. Ability to speak Mandarin or Spanish a plus. The paralegal will work independently and be able to manage/complete a case from start to finish. We offer (1) friendly work environment, (2) reasonable work hours, (3) competitive pay and benefits. Email resume + cover letter in MS Word format to: abbyxu@pacbell.net or fax to (626) 289-0005.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Newark NJ, Gateway One - Immediate opening in 12 attorney prestigious law firm. Ideal candidate possesses college degree, foreign language fluency and 2+ yrs. employment-related immigration experience. Excellent writing and communication skills required. Able to work independently and as a team player. Interact with firm corporate clients. Great working environment, competitive salary and generous benefits. Send resume and cover letter to Anthony F. Siliato, Esq. at asiliato@meyner.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Hogan & Hartson, LLP, a prominent Washington, D.C. law firm seeks top-notch business immigration legal assistant. Bachelor's degree and minimum 2 years business immigration experience required. Candidate should have solid background in preparation of all business immigration flings: H-1s, L-1s and TNs and labor certifications. Successful candidate should also have superior organizational and interpersonal skills; excellent oral + written communication and attention to detail, plus the ability to work independently as well as part of team. Outstanding benefits and work environment, convenient Metro Center location, 401(k), back-up childcare center, competitive salary and structured bonus program. EOE M/F - please email resume + cover letter to Dayna Lusby, Legal Assistant Manager: LAResumes@hhlaw.com.

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 www.adnet-nyc.com, or email us at information@adnet-nyc.com. Contact us today to find out why we are the ad agency of choice for immigration attorneys since 1992.


comingsNgoings

Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or fewer at no charge), email: editor@ilw.com. Readers interested in learning about featuring your event or conference in Immigration Daily, see here.

Immigration Event - San Diego, CA
The Center for Comparative Immigration Studies is pleased to announce the following immigration event: "Rising Tensions Between National and Local Immigration Policy: Matriculas Consulares, Driver's Licenses and the Undocumented". Tuesday, June 6, 2006, 3-5 p.m. Institute of the Americas. Conference Room 115. Eleanor Roosevelt College Administration Building, University of California - San Diego. http://www.ccis-ucsd.org/Programs/seminar.htm. 858-822-4447, ccis@ucsd.edu.


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'm at a loss to see what Mr. Algase's letter (05/23/06 ID) takes offense at in the Zogby poll's questions, such as," "How much confidence do you have in the government's ability to screen all of these new applications [for legal immigration] and weed out terrorists and criminals?" In fact, I was at a meeting of trade industry specialists recently where Senator Kolbe spoke, and the need for security was precisely the reason he gave for "needing" amnesty. It is also a claim that other supporters make, about the "need to bring workers out of the shadows" for security reasons. As for Mr. Monge's comment (05/23/06 ID), Americans have every reason to be "scared" when Reconquistas such as Nativo Lopez help to organize the recent marches in which signs in Spanish, and Mexican flags were prominently displayed. Americans also have reason to worry when you consider that the Census classification, "Hispanic", is not a racial identity, but an ethnic one, and refers to one whose mother-tongue is Spanish, or whose ancestors spoke Spanish. It is the only ethnic group that has this distinction, one gained in the 1970s partly because of political pressure from ethnic lobbies seeking political power. Consequently, it is in the interest of those lobbies to have immigrants maintain the language and identity that power is based on. Assimilation, or the adoption of American identity, is counter to that. The sheer volume of immigration from one region, Latin America, and from one language group, Spanish, makes the loss of our American identity a real concern, and one which Mr. Monge's letter doesn't offer any arguments to refute.

Ali Alexander

Dear Editor:
In response to Hassan Elouad's letter (05/23/06 ID), his letter makes the same point as UniteFamilies.

Paul Donnelly

Dear Editor:
I read with interest the article by Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies (05/22/06 ID) saying that most Americans prefer the House immigration bill in a recent poll. The poll, however, is disingenuous in the extreme. Nowhere does it indicate that the House bill would make all illegal immigrants guilty of aggravated felonies, a provision that has been rejected by the overwhelming majority of Americans in other polls. This is a glaring omission, and as such invalidates the accuracy of the poll. The Center for Immigration Studies is an organization that actively seeks fewer immigrants, and so it should be no surprise that it reports on this rather self-serving poll. This should serve as a warning to all your readers that statistics can and will be manipulated by those with an agenda.

Nora Privitera, Immigrant Legal Resource Center
San Francisco, CA

Dear Editor:
Immigration Daily is nothing more than a pro-immigration rag run by open border activists and greedy immigration lawyers but at least they give us another board to post our messages which is what makes our country great. Now if we can only get Congress to secure our borders, enforce employer sanctions and oppose amnesty then it will be even greater.

KO

Dear Editor:
This is what they are, illegals. I agreed that the troops should guard the border from Mexico. It is about time that the americans monitor the immigrants crossing the border. Thank you for the volunteer at the arizona border. If you ever need financial help-- some people here are willing to donate money to secure the border. Enough is enough with this illegals.

Lourdes Bitanga

Dear Editor:
Does Immigration Daily have any article that discusses the issues of college degree and equivalency and immigration examiner overruled what DOL has certified the alien employee possesses the equivalency as requested in ETA 750? A colleague saw such an article on ILW.COM about a year ago or less than a year. Would you please send me a copy of this article or tell me how to find it on your website. I tried but failed.

XiaoQiu Wang, Esq., ChappelWang PLLC
Seattle, WA

Editor's Note: Try using our search engine. For example, using the term "equivalency" and sorting within articles, brings up many results, including Cyrus Mehta's "Favorable Federal Court Ruling On EB-5 Equivalency Degree Issue" (11/29/05).

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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim                        ISSN:   1930-062X


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