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Immigration Daily August 24, 2006
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Bin Laden, Kim Jong Il, Undocumented

A New York Sun editorial opines, "Congratulations to Senator Schumer for having the good sense, apparently, to pull from the Web site of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee an advertisement depicting Osama Bin Laden, Kim Jong Il, and illegal Mexican immigrants." For the full editorial, see here. Media reports speak glowingly of the Democratic Party's chances in the November election but this low-balled tactic (uncharacteristically in bad taste) smacks of desperation, not of confidence. It is sad to see the undocumented attacked in this way, and thus no surprise that this initiative was a complete failure.

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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.


Southwest Border Detention Space Briefing Paper
United States Marshals Service Office Of Congressional Affairs writes "The Southwest Border Districts will continue to face unprecedented prisoner populations as immigration/border security issues remain a top priority."


USCIS Estimates Of The Unauthorized Immigrant Population Residing In The US
The Office of Immigration Statistics released a report estimating the number of unauthorized immigrants residing in the US in January 2005 by period of entry, country of origin, and state of residence.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Raleigh, NC - Maupin Taylor, P.A., an established multi-specialty corporate law firm with offices in Raleigh, RTP and Wilmington, N.C. seeks immigration attorney to head immigration practice in Raleigh office. 5+ years' experience in business immigration and naturalization law, with excellent writing, communication and organization skills, and an exceptional client service approach. NC Bar preferred. Spanish language skills helpful. Competitive compensation and excellent benefits offered in a pleasant office environment. Please send resume in confidence to Anne Webster, Director of Administration and Recruiting, by email: or mail: P.O. Drawer 19764, Raleigh, NC 27619-9764.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Toronto, Canada - Egan LLP, a business immigration law firm allied with Ernst & Young in Canada seeks (2) associate lawyers - one for our U.S. immigration team and the other for our Canadian immigration team - to join our firm of 11 lawyers and 16 law clerks. Demonstrate understanding of Canadian/US business immigration law and effectively apply knowledge. Prepare applications for Canadian/US employment authorizations, permanent residence, citizenship and passport matters. Manage staff. US associate requirements- law degree + US bar admission. 2-4yrs of post-bar business immigration experience. Canadian associate requirements - LL.B. + Canadian bar admission. 3-6yrs of post-bar business immigration experience. Broad exposure to Canadian immigration law. Both positions require excellent managerial, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills. Dual Canadian-U.S. bar admission is plus. Relocation pkg available depending upon applicant. To apply, send resume to Thomas Byun, Egan LLP,

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New Position
Meaghan Tuohey-Kay is pleased to announce that she has accepted a position as Of Counsel to the law firm of Booker, Rabinowitz, Trenk, Lubetkin, Tully, DiPasquale & Webster, PC in West Orange, New Jersey where she will continue her immigration practice. She can be reached at


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:
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James L. McPherson, Esq.
Fremont, CA

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Dear Editor:
No amount of name calling in R.L. Ranger's latest letter (08/22/06 ID) can conceal its support of the racist immigration policies of the Coolidge era, which led to a 1924 law barring almost all immigrants except whites from Northern Europe. This law was not abolished until 1965, during the civil rights movement which led to the end of the segregation laws against African-American US citizens. However, just as no one could claim that discrimination against African-Americans has disappeared in the past forty years, it would be naive, if not dishonest, to pretend that long standing prejudice against Latino and Asian immigrants has nothing to do with the current backlash against the more tolerant policies of the 1965 immigration law. I have no objection to a rational discussion of immigration policy based on genuine economic, law enforcement and security concerns. But attempts to demonize and scapegoat entire Latino and other immigrant communities, which have no connection with the real Islamist terror threat, as "terrorists", "criminals" and "invaders", should be strongly condemned by Americans of every color and ethnic origin. If we fail to speak out against prejudice, and instead adopt drastic proposals, such as H.R. 4437, which would persecute not only illegal immigrants, but legal immigrants and US citizens as well, by making them into criminals and taking away what few legal rights they may still have in this time when the government is claiming unlimited power over all of us, we Americans may wind up paying a heavy price in the loss of our own freedom.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
Wow - My letter (08/22/06 ID) sure struck the financial nerve of AILA members. I note that none of the respondents' letters seem concerned about the displacement of American workers, based in no small effort to the work of immigration attorneys. What about laid-off American IT workers in Silicon Valley whose $60,000 a year jobs were taken from them by marginally, if at all, qualified $30,000 a year Indian IT workers? No doubt a fair percentage of their alleged 'qualifications' were certified (a generous term) by some out-of-work professor of economics, who, for a sufficiently fat fee, would transpose any foreign document into a degree in Computer Science from UC Davis. And of course the newspapers have been just chock full of stories about all those employers who violated the prevailing wage rules and were successfully prosecuted. My friends and I will try another experiment next week, and see how much time we spend putting together all those pesky documents that seem to take up so many billable hours. No wonder that pro-immigrationists campaign fervently for the removal of any caps to the numbers of foreign workers allowed to come to the US, for the repeal of any qualification standards for those same foreign workers, for the legalization of 12 million illegal aliens currently residing in the US, licking their chops at the prospect of a gazillion billable hours in exchange for 'coloring in the dots' on forms a precocious 12 year old could complete.


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