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Immigration Daily May 31, 2006
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Cannon, Osborne, Herndon

The House and Senate visions for immigration reform are wide apart - every one is anxious about if and how the two immigration bills and visions will be conferenced. The ball is largely with the Republican party, and attention there is likely to be focused on three recent political events in Utah, Nebraska and Virginia.

In Utah, Rep. Cannon, a champion of pro-immigration policies in the House, has been forced into a run-off in the Republican primary, and it is likely that the run-off will be close. In Nebraska, Rep. Osborne lost the primary for governor, which may have resulted in part from his support for in-state tuition for undocumented aliens. In Virginia, the recent city council elections in Herndon occurred against the backdrop of a disagreement on a center for day laborers, and the opponents of the center won.

Anti-immigrationist rhetoric in Capitol Hill turns on political reality more than sentiment. And that is the message of hope for the pro-immigration side, since given time, America has always faced its problems head-on (the dreadful saga of prohibition is an example of our national propensity to turn away from wrong laws). If Rep. Cannon survives his primary in late June, the prospects for a favorable conference improve. Pro-immigrationists may want to support Rep. Cannon in his primary fight.

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


Focus

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

THE PERM WORKSHOP is a full day hands-on discussion on PERM matters to be held in San Antonio, Texas on Wednesday, June 21st. The curriculum 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
For more info, please see: http://www.ilw.com/workshops/june2006PERM.shtm


Article

Best? Brightest? A Green Card Giveaway For Foreign Grads Would Be Unwarranted
Norm Matloff for The Center For Immigration Studies writes "Instead of making it easier for foreign tech graduates to be hired in U.S. industry, Congress should make it more difficult."


News

CRS On Ag Workers
The Congressional Research Service produced a report on "The Effects on U.S. Farm Workers of an Agricultural Guest Worker Program."


Classifieds

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Garces & Grable, a full-service law firm, seeks licensed associate attorney with at least 1-3 years experience in all areas of immigration law, including business immigration (handling full range of diverse non immigrant and immigrant matters), family cases, AOS interviews, court appearances for removal/deportation and consular processing. Position is based in Newark, NJ location. Must be willing to travel. Must have excellent writing, technical, communication and organizational skills, be bilingual and literate in Spanish/Portuguese, and demonstrate ability to be a team player. Please e-mail detailed resume regarding your specific experience, salary requirements and writing sample to Robert Piskadlo: piskadlorobert@yahoo.com or fax: 973-848-1601.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Prestigious immigration law firm, with LA, SF, & NY branches, seeks associate attorney for its Los Angeles, CA location. At least 2 yrs experience in all areas of immigration law, including family and employment based cases, court appearances for removal/deportation, and consular processing. Occasional travel outside LA area. Send resume, salary requirements, + writing sample by (Fax) 818-543-5802 or (Email) to: Office Manager attorney@gurfinkel.com.

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.

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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:
The US Senate passed S.2611 bill at the time when President Bush along with British Prime Minister Blair admitted his mistake in taking action against Iraq. It is a matter of great appalling to learn that the Senate unimaginably rewarded the law breakers (illegal immigrants) by making them eligible to apply for citizenship if they have illegally stayed in the US for over five years. The Senate did not pay their proper attention to the people who have been waiting overseas for a decade for immigration visa numbers to come to join their families in the US. Therefore, the Senate's present decision is sheer unfair and unjust. As it is known to all that the 1986 Amnesty was not successful to eradicate illegal immigration. Instead, it has increased illegal immigration four hundred times in 20 year's time. Similarly, this bill passed by the Senate will also surely invite waves of future illegal immigration. Therefore, the House of Representatives is urged not to pass this bill, but to think of those who have been suffering for a very long time from being prevented from joining their families in the US.

Anthony BC

Dear Editor:
It's good that senate has passed the comprehensive bill. This is actually necessary for the american to realize that the low levelled jobs are being done by all these illegals. I am sorry to say that americans do not want to do these odd jobs, than how the business the economy is going to run without these illegals. Actually they are the necessity for United States. And, I strongly recommend that what President Bush is doing for these illegals is absolutely correct, keeping in mind of american people. And, off course these illegals should be given upper hand to get legalization faster and path to citizenship. These are the peoples who are involved in agriculture, farming, construction, hotel industry, dairy products etc., which hardly americans are involved. They should get upper hand to path to citizenship.

Cyril Charles
Hyderabad, India

Dear Editor:
As a daughter of WWII Veterans, I thank the Senators who endorsed the Amended SA 4029 (to grant the children of Filipino WWII Veterans special immigrant status for purposes of family unification) including Sen. Akaka and Sen Inouye and Senators Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell, George Allen (and also Representative Ed Case who also introduced the same bill to Congress).

Marissa Ballena


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