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Immigration Daily August 3, 2006
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Your Up To Date PERM Resource - THE PERM BOOK

THE PERM BOOK is the most up to date PERM resource in print. That's because every purchaser of THE PERM BOOK receives a free copy of the June 2006 issue of PQ: The PERM Quarterly, with the latest in PERM happenings.

THE PERM BOOK has over 900 Pages of information (including articles by Roxana C. Bacon, Ramon Carrion, Gary Endelman, Howard L. Kushner, Nancy M. Lawrence, Lori S. Melton, Joan Mathieu, Nancy Jo Merritt, Sherry Neal, Michael E. Piston, Edwin R. Rubin, Lawrence H. Rudnick, Carl Shusterman, Timothy M. Spridgeon, Richard J. Tasoff, Alison Walters, Nathan A. Waxman, Christopher A. Wilburn and Leon Wildes). THE PERM BOOK includes:

  • A section-by-section interpretation of the PERM rule by Joel Stewart and his commentary on the rule
  • A box-by-box discussion of Form 9089 by Joel Stewart, including a handy checklist for filing a PERM case
  • Articles by many noted practitioners on specific topics arising from the PERM rule
  • Essential reference materials: 14 documents
  • Additional CD-ROM reference materials: Over 100 megabytes, over 1,400 files

Table of Contents Part 4: Essential Reference Materials

  • The PERM Rule
  • ETA Form 9089, Application For Permanent Employment Certification
  • The "Current Regulation" as defined in the PERM Rule
  • State Workforce Agency (SWA) Prevailing Wage Forms
  • General Administration Letter 2-98
  • Prevailing Wage Determination Policy Guidance For Nonagricultural Immigration Programs
  • Job Orders Under Employment Service Regulations
  • DOL Information: Addresses And Jurisdictions
  • Professional Recruitment Occupations From Appendix A Arranged In Alphabetical Order
  • Full SOC Definitions For Occupations Surveyed By OES In SOC Code Order
  • Stratifying Occupational Units by Specific Vocational Preparation (SVP) By The National Center For O*NET Development Employment Security Commission
  • Background On Development of Appendix A for Professional Recruitment Occupations From Occupational Outlook Quarterly, Vol 39, No. 4
  • 29 CFR 18 - Hearing Procedure For BALCA
  • Federal Litigation Resource: The Lawyer's Guide To 212(a)(5)(A): Labor Certification From 1952 To PERM By Gary Endelman
Table of Contents Part 5: CD-ROM Reference Materials

  • The PERM Rule
  • State Workforce Agency (SWA) Prevailing Wage Forms
  • 2005 OES Wage data
  • Links to SWA job order web sites
  • Professional Recruitment Occupations From Appendix A arranged in alphabetical order
  • Full SOC Definitions for occupations surveyed by OES In SOC Code Order
  • The North America Industry Classification System (NAICS)
  • Active GALs in labor certification cases
  • Occupational Projections and Training Data 2004-2005 Edition
For more info on THE PERM BOOK (2005-2006 edition), and to order, please see here. (Purchasers will receive a free copy of the first issue of PQ: The PERM Quarterly.) For more on PQ: The PERM Quarterly, and to subscribe, please see here.


Passing On H-1B Costs To The Employee? Smart Business Practice Or DOL Violation
Michael F. Hammond And Damaris Del Valle write "In order to offset [H-1B] cost[s], some employers ask that the beneficiary, the employee who is being hired, reimburse the company in whole or in part. Which costs may and may not be paid by the beneficiary can be a tricky matter."


ICE Launches Voluntary Program Assisting Employers Verify Work Authorization
ICE announced a new initiative and best business practices to help employers ensure they are building legal workforce through voluntary partnerships with the government.

Aytes Memo On International Marriage Broker Regulation
Michael Aytes, USCIS Associate Director Domestic Operations Directorate, issued a memorandum providing guidance to USCIS officers in the field regarding the amendments made by IMBRA to sections 214(d) and 214(r) of the INA.


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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:
I agree with Steven Camarota's statement that his figures are very conservative in his article's estimate (08/02/06 ID) of illegals that would receive amnesty under S.B. 2611. Betty Ng and Robert Justich of Bear Stearns estimated there are already 20 million illegal immigrants in the country, about twice the number that Camarota's figures were based. While Roger Algase's letter (8/02/06 ID) claims to "respect the right to one's opinions", this is not the case with the continual labelling of discussion as attacks, irrelevant, unjustified, racist, hateful, "have no place" and out of order with a frequent posturing of being offended at the comments of others. This strategy does allow the avoidance of a more substantive response. There were three other letters written the same day as mine (07/26/06 ID) that had various comments and questions about Mr. Algase's positions that remain unresponded to. If my mention of SGI was "irrelevant", then why does his entire letter attempt to justify it while I only mentioned it in two sentences? As Shakespeare said, "Methinks thou doest protest too much". Posturing does not preclude the opinions of others or their validity. Unlike other religions which pray for the blessings of their deities in bringing peace to mankind, Soka sees permanent world peace possible only if the entire world worships Nichiren's true Buddhism. The globalist U.N., to which SGI is a heavy financial contributor, also pursues a concept of "world citizenship", "peace" and "human rights" at the expense of our national sovereignty and their sincerity. It is a valid concern of the immigration debate when our sovereignty and right to control entry is usurped by idealistic beliefs, whether genuine, misguided or deviously used, and the mention of this is entirely justified despite any self-serving protest or feeble posturing.

R. L. Ranger

Dear Editor:
Why do Ali Alexander and other letter writers appear to have a monopoly in your letters to the Editor section or do only a few people write?

Seattle, WA

Editor's note: Our letters to the Editor section is open to all Immigration Daily readers. We have historically published over 90% of the letters that we receive.

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

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