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Immigration Daily June 1, 2006
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DOL Looks For PERM Center Chief

In the continuing PERM saga at DOL, it is recruiting for the top position at the Atlanta PERM Center. Details of the job are available here, which is open for applicants until Monday June 5th. While we wish the DOL well with its recruitment efforts, users of the PERM system will likely not benefit until the PERM system is fundamentally re-engineered. The one thing that the designers of PERM appear to have forgotten is that Congress intended employers' applications to be certified, not merely processed to infinity or indeed denied. The whole purpose of creating a labor provision in immigration law is for it to be used. Instead, DOL has set itself up as blockader in chief of employers' hopes of foreign labor. With Congress moving slowly and painfully toward legalizing the migrant flow, DOL's future role becomes increasingly problematic if it proposes to approach the vast numbers of future applications in the way in which the unforgiving PERM system has been designed to. Perhaps an attestation system, enforced through an audit mechanism may be a better solution for the large scale legal immigration that lies ahead in America's future.

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BIA Pro Bono Project Update
Molly McKenna et al at CLINIC write about recent BIA victories.


DOS Rule On Laser Visas
DOS promulgated a final rule requiring the presentation of Mexican Federal passports as a necessary condition for Mexican citizens applying for combined Border Crossing Cards and B-1/B-2 visas. The rule also removes the conditions under which certain beneficiaries of 212(d)(3)(A) waivers could receive laser visas.


Position Sought: Per Diem
NY/NJ metro area - Experienced immigration specialist/case manager seeks business immigration per diem or contract work. Possess 9+ years experience managing Fortune 500 immigration dept with primary responsibility for all phases of immigration processing and administration. Can provide wide range of immigration support services to immigration attys and orgs. Services include, but not limited, to: preparation of all IV and NIV docs and support letters (B-1, H-1, J-1, L-1, TN-1, O-1, PERM and PR) and submittals to appropriate state and federal agencies. Interface with employees, senior mgmt and HR to discuss immigration matters. Provide education, training, direction and assistance to foreign nationals, recruiters, generalists and mgrs within the company. Draft and implement business immigration policies and procedures. Resume & references available upon request. Call 845-709-7612 or email:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Maggio & Kattar, a nationally recognized Washington, D.C. immigration law firm, seeks exceptional business immigration paralegals with varying degrees of business immigration experience. Excellent work environment, salary and benefits. Visit Please email resume, a statement of interest and salary requirements to: or fax (202) 483-6801. No calls please.

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: 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

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

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

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: or fax to (626) 289-0005.

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: 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, or email:


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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:
Mr. Charles (ID 05/31/06) is apparently confusing what's good for Corporate America with what's good for the American people. Illegal immigration is not good for the American people. It flies in the face of our values and our way of life. It takes away our right to have the laws of our country enforced, and our voice heard. Nor is it good economically. According to a Pew Hispanic Center report, Americans are still the vast majority of workers in the fields he mentions, proof that Americans can and will do these jobs when the price is right. Even among day laborers, 25 percent were citizens or legal residents. Furthermore, why should we listen to Mr. Charles' opinon of America's domestic policies, seeing that he is apparently a resident of India. Is he a U.S. citizen? Even a legal immigrant to the U.S.? He, like President Fox of Mexico, apparently believes that our internal matters are fair game for interference by outside interests. It is not for outside interests, including illegal aliens themselves, to determine who should be an American citizen. Particularly when those outside interests have their own best interests at heart, not ours.

Ali Alexander

Dear Editor:
Foreign nationals studying in the USA using their parents' money not US taxpayers'. If the Congress decides to refuse them greencards to protect Americans from competition, they will go back to their countries to be hired by American or other multi national companies or immigrate to other developed countries anyway which really appreciate their skills and knowledge. The anti immigrants here, must also realize many Americans and Europeans are seeking quality yet affordable as low as 1/10th for elective surgeries and health care in countries such as India, Thailand or Malaysia. Offshoring will be the result if USA decide to slam the door for the brightest smartest people of the world. Protectionism as always is the one that concern of anti immigrant losers. The loser will be the USA and Americans. Jobs still lost due to offshoring, and no politicians can't stop this global market force and phenomenon.

robert yang

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