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Immigration Daily June 6, 2006
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PERM In San Antone

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

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Article

PERM 2006: Getting Your Cases Approved In The Year Of The Dog
Joel Stewart, et al. offer material from the recently concluded telephone seminar series.


News

Aytes Memo Provides Updated Policy Guidance On Form N-648
USCIS Acting Associate Director Aytes issued a memo to provide comprehensive and updated policy guidance for the review of Form N-648. This memorandum supersedes the April 7, 1999 memo entitled, "Section 312 Disability Naturalization Adjudications," and updates the Adjudicator's Field Manual.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
The world’s #1 vacation destination – Walt Disney World - is just as magical behind the scenes as it is for the millions of guests who visit each year. It's no wonder that over 56,000 people are proud to call themselves Walt Disney World Cast Members. We are seeking an Immigration Representative to support a high volume immigration department at Walt Disney World Company. The position involves extensive interaction with all levels of employees, management and government agencies and offers a tremendous learning opportunity with multiple challenges. The Minimum Qualifications are Immigration Paralegal Certification or Bachelor's degree or equivalent in business; Demonstrated strong case management experience; Computer proficiency within Windows environment; Strong written and verbal communication skills; Effective presentation skills; Strong partnering and problem solving skills; Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail; Ability to handle confidential information; and Willingness and ability to learn and adapt to new software applications. We also prefer: Minimum 2 years experience with EB NIVs; Proven familiarity with H, J, L, O, P; Demonstrated experience with Exchange Visitor Program and knowledge of SEVIS; Proven knowledge of I-9s; Proven multi-lingual abilities. To apply, visit www.disneycareers.com and submit your resume. This posting will be viewable from June 5-17, 2006 only. If you have issues posting for this position, please contact us at wdw.prof.recruiter@disney.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Paul Hastings, a major global law firm, seeks an Immigration Attorney for our Atlanta, GA office. The successful candidate will have 2 to 4 years experience in business immigration law, will be highly motivated and will possess excellent writing and communication skills with a desire to work in a team atmosphere. The current opening is in Atlanta, GA but future positions in other locations are possible. Excellent academic credentials and prior experience are required. Please submit a detailed resume with your pertinent experience and salary requirements to Lisa C. Clark: via email lisaclark@paulhastings.com or via fax at 404.685.5082

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Proskauer Rose LLP, one of the nation's largest law firms, seeks an immigration paralegal for its Newark, NJ office. Must have minimum five years experience preparing non-immigrant and immigrant business visas (H1B, L1, TN, E1, E2, O1, etc), generating and completing forms, entering data into a case management system, and performing research. Excellent English writing skills and attention to detail required. PERM experience is a plus. Please send resumes to Angela Houghton via email ahoughton@proskauer.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Stone & Grzegorek LLP, a Los Angeles-based immigration law boutique, seeks a Senior Immigration Attorney (a partner-track position). The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years experience in immigration law practice; excellent writing and advocacy skills; management potential; and success as a team player. Join a team of 5 immigration attorneys and a dedicated support staff, and work with interesting clients on challenging cases in a pleasant, collegial environment in our downtown Los Angeles office. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. Resumes will be held in strict confidence, please send to Carol@lskglaw.com

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: vg106@optonline.net.

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 www.maggio-kattar.com. Please email resume, a statement of interest and salary requirements to: jobs@maggio-kattar.com or fax (202) 483-6801. No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Garces & Grabler, 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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Mexican Illegal Aliens: A Mexican American Perspective. By Rafael D. Canul, Ph.D. Edited by John Cise, University of California, Berkeley. ISBN: 0-915745-62-3 $29.95. Professor Canul, in this substantial, well-documented and impressive socio-political and economic analysis, focuses on the difficult and challenging motives and experiences of Mexicans undocumented who have settled in the US since 1920's. http://www.floricantopress.com/Mexican%20Illegals.htm.


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:
With regard to the letters of Mr. Robert Brooks, Mr. Butch Olivar and KO (06/05/06 ID), it is widely known that most of H-1B visas have been used by India and China. There are very few numbers of this visa being used by the other countries. It's also not surprising to note that the additional 20,000 new H-1B visas available to those with a Master's degree from a US academic institution will be mostly used by the persons from these two countries. These two countries have very good networks in the US and because of having connection with the networks the persons from these countries have been highly recommended for H-1B visa and as a result the H-1B visas have been mostly consumed by these two countries. The USCIS does not seem concerned and serious to know as to how and why only the persons from these two countries have been issued H-1B visa. The USCs and LPRs are struggling very hard to get a job, but the foreign workers are getting jobs in the US very easily. The rate of unemployment in the US is increasing day by day, but on the other hand, foreign workers are coming to the US to work. When the application for H-1B visa is filed by the employer the USCIS does not seem so serious to look into the application as to why the job that is being given to the foreign worker, is not made available to the USC or LPR. Some H-1B visa holders are made to work in the employers' household. Furthermore, some of them are said to be working on condition that some percentage of their salary is to be paid to the middle man. It is high time that Congress should scrap this visa now.

S. Salike

Dear Editor:
Regarding the PERM Workshop in San Antonio, is there any possibility this can be repeated elsewhere such as LA or NYC?

MJC

Editor's Note: In 2005, THE PERM WORKSHOP was held in Salt Lake City, Utah and in NYC, NY. For 2006, THE PERM WORKSHOP will be held in San Antonio, TX in June. Plans for future workshops will be made this summer. It is entirely possible that no Los Angeles events will be held in 2006 and 2007.


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