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Immigration Daily September 25, 2006
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Edward Litwin On PERM

Edward Litwin will lead the discussion for "PERM Pointers, Pitfalls And Puzzles". Joining him will be Catherine Haight , Elizabeth Reichard, Linda Rose, Nathan Waxman and other speakers to be announced. The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, September 26th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:

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PERM Pointers, Pitfalls And Puzzles

The curriculum for "PERM Pointers, Pitfalls And Puzzles" is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on Sep 28: Preparing To File A PERM Application

  • Who's PERM is it anyway?
  • How do I get the right Prevailing Wage?
  • Who holds the key to the minimum requirements?
  • What are the best recruitment sources?
  • How do I know when requirements are restrictive?
  • Is this a 2nd Preference or 3rd Preference case?

SECOND Phone Session on Oct 19, 2006: Preparing Form 9089 For Filing

  • How do I avoid a computer denial?
  • How do I fill out Part H to avoid a substantive denial?
  • How do I fill out Parts J & K to avoid a substantive denial?
  • What documentation must I have as back up to the 9089?
  • When is the "magic language" necessary?

THIRD Phone Session on Nov 2, 2006: After The 9089 Is Filed

  • Should I be concerned about audits and how do I best prepare?
  • What do I do if I get an audit?
  • Do I appeal, file a motion to reconsider, or re-file?
  • What evidence must the employee get to prove qualifications?
  • Was the 9089 properly filled out to make the I-140 process easier?
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, September 26th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


Debunking The Myth Of Immigrant Criminality: Imprisonment Among First- And Second-Generation Young Men
Ruben G. Rumbaut, et al. write " ... immigrants have the lowest rates of imprisonment for criminal convictions in American society ... For every ethnic group without exception, the census data show an increase in rates of criminal incarceration among young men from the foreign-born to the US-born generations, and over time in the United States among the foreign born — exactly the opposite of what is typically assumed both by standard theories and by public opinion on immigration and crime."

Does American Society Really Value All Families Or Just The "Legal" Ones?: A Sociological Look At The Effects Of Mandatory Bars And The Families Separated By Them
Penny Aziere writes "Much like Prohibition, which in principle was aimed at protecting society from the “evils” of alcohol, current immigration laws are aimed at keeping the dangers, such as terrorism and further harm to citizens, out of our society. However, beyond principle and into practicality, Prohibition was impossible to enforce in a nation so large and failed because people it was unworkable. Similarly, when looking at our immigration laws in a practical manner it is clear that they are not working and it is time that they be revised."


USCIS Expands Premium Processing
USCIS announced an expansion of premium processing for three additional employment-based immigrant visa categories starting September 25, 2006.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
13-person midtown NYC immigration law firm seeks paralegal with 2+ years of experience with business applications: nonimmigrant and immigrant. Experience with family based, naturalization and other applications a plus. Ideal candidate has BA degree, is detail oriented, organized, conscientious. Candidate must also possess excellent writing, communication & case management skills. Competitive compensation package offered. Email resume + cover letter in MS Word format to

Help Wanted: Immigration Consultants
Las Vegas, NV or Phoenix, AZ - Immigration and Citizenship Services, Inc. has immediate openings for immigration consultants. Have plans to expand quickly across America. Immigration consultant will act as liasion between USCIS, the client and the attorney. Experience, including but not limited to E's, L's H's, TN's, OPTS necessary. Experienced only. Typing skills, computer savvy, great verbal and written communication skills required. Fluency in another language not required but desirable. Competitive compensation offered, including paid medical, dental, and vision. Relocation package may be available for right candidate. Contact Fred D. Winchar, business manager at This is a full-time position.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Manhattan boutique law firm seeks per diem lawyer to prepare and represent high-profile clients at USCIS interviews (AOS, 751, Natz) at NYC, Garden City, Newark. Approx. 40 cases per year. Must know the law and local procedures, be experienced, and have good client rapport. Please send resume, two references, with fee rates to is a blind ad posting.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, D.C. - USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks an experienced attorney for the position of Litigation Coordination Counsel for its Headquarters Office. This position is primarily responsible for assisting in the provision of litigation support in immigration cases involving USCIS operational components. The role of the Litigation Coordination Counsel is to assist in the oversight and tracking of federal court litigation facing USCIS through coordination with OCC counsel located throughout the country and at HQ. Deadline is September 29, 2006. E-mail to apply. For detailed information, including duties, qualifications, benefits, see here or enter vacancy announcement #CIS-COU-2006-0011 in

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York City, NY - Hodgson Russ LLP, a 225-plus lawyer firm with offices in Buffalo, New York City, Albany, Boca Raton and Toronto seeks an associate attorney for our immigration group in our NYC office. Our group represents multinational corporations, entrepreneurs, athletes, entertainers, scientists and specialized workers. We seek an attorney with experience counseling U.S. and foreign employers. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of business immigration experience. Please send cover letter, resume and law school transcript to Mariely Downey:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Paralegal sought for small Nassau County, Long Island, immigration firm. Minimum 2 years' experience; bachelor's degree preferred. Must be detail - oriented, have Spanish knowledge, computer skills and good oral and written communication skills. Benefits package. Convenient to LIRR, Southern Parkway, buses, free parking. Send resume with salary requirements to:

Back Office Services
We offer a wide range of back-office & clerical support services to immigration attorneys in NIV and IVs, including managing checklists, form completion, drafting cover/employer letters, consular processing assistance, follow-up/correspondence with clients and other related services. Our services cover document generation, data entry, accounts, scheduling/calendaring, clerical & archival. Adnet Services, Inc. Headquartered in New York City, Adnet Services provides the highest quality services to law firms enabling them to cost effectively and securely outsource law firm back office processes, and focus on increasing earning, growth and servicing their clients. We work as your partner offering tailored services that accelerate product delivery. With state-of-the-art communication facilities and infrastructure, our offsite center functions as a virtual extension of your office providing 24 x 7 support and significant cost savings. Convenient billing options are available. For more info. Contact Johaina Mumtaz at or call 212 406-3503 ext 224.

PERM Services
Adnet Advertising Agency Inc. has provided labor certification advertising services to immigration attorneys since 1992. Adnet helps attorneys find appropriate places to run labor cert ads, places the ads, obtains the tearsheets, and offers a variety of billing options. Attorneys can manage the entire ad process through Adnet's secure web-based Ad-managment system. Most of Adnet's services are free since we receive a commission from the newspapers and journals where the ad is placed. Adnet services large international law firms as well as solo practice attorneys. Call us at 212-587-3164, visit, or email us at Contact us today to find out why we are the ad agency of choice for immigration attorneys since 1992.


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John Lennon And Yoko Ono Movie
Leon Wildes, Esq., who represented John Lennon and Yoko Ono in their successful fight against deportation in the 1970s, wishes to announce that a new documentary movie, titled "The US vs. John Lennon, Musician, Humanitarian, National Threat", is now showing at three New York City theaters. Mr. Wildes is one of the persons who appear in the movie. The movie is being shown at Lincoln Square 12 (Broadway and 68th Street), Chelsea Cinemas (23rd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues) and Sunshine Cinema (143 East Houston Street, near 2nd Avenue) and is receiving very high acclaim as a documentary.


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:
Tim Houghtaling's letter of September 22 implies that my letter contains "bad legal advice" because it criticizes a law making it a crime to fail to keep a particular immigration document with one at all times. However, his letter appears to agree with my interpretation of the law in question. The only dispute is over the law's wisdom. Mr. Houghtaling attempts to justify the law by warning that anyone who fails to carry a green card or I-94 risks spending the night at a police station while his or her legal status is checked. Here in New York City, at least, local police do not normally stop people in the street demanding to see their immigration documents. If they did, we would need thousands of additional police stations, and they would be full, not only of immigrants, but also of US citizens who look "foreign". Anti-immigrant fanatics in the House are trying to bring about exactly this result nationwide by ramming through a bill which would give state and local police the same responsibility for enforcing the federal immigration laws as US officials presently have. Certainly, if a law like this were to pass, more illegal immigrants would be caught. But is that worth turning this country, quite literally, into a police state? If that's what Americans want, the Bush administration is already doing quite well in this regard through spying, torture and secret prisons, all of which could be used one day soon not only against suspected foreign terrorists, but US citizen political opponents as well.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
Ali Alexandra’s letter has not been in Immigration Daily for a couple of months. Is he well and alive? My best regards to you Editor and your crew for keeping us inform of immigration matters.

M. Malami

Dear Editor:
The Roger Algase letter (ID 9/22/06) narrowly focuses on exaggerated, "chaos and terror in immigrant communities, as well as a humanitarian and economic disaster...", as an excuse to not enforce entry laws, with no regard to the same or worse very real consequences suffered by US citizens from excessive legal and illegal entry due to lax enforcement and policies. A 5-year-old Alabama girl is undergoing treatment for possible HIV infection after Julio Cesar Cruz Martinez, who was previously deported, was charged with raping her. Grandmother Mary Sadler of TN was brutally murdered and violated by illegal Ivan Moreno. Another illegal in CO was jailed for dragging a women tied to a rope behind his car until dead. Dozens of citizens are killed every day as a result of past lax entry enforcement. Millions of others are affected in many other ways. The current spinach scare is likely a result of unsanitary and unscreened illegal workers and may only be a harbinger of things to come. When you degrade health standards by hiring unscreened, illegal aliens, what else can you expect? Migrants can avoid any perceived problems in the US by not coming or by returning. US citizens can only rely on entry limits and enforcement of laws to avoid these and many other "punitive" effects. Limits and enforcement on entry wisely suggested by Pat Buchanan and others are long past due. A moratorium is not unreasonable due to the excessive entry we have had for years since the 1986 law fraud and fiasco. New Orleans could not be stabilized until the flood waters receded. When the rate of entry exceeds that of assimilation, chaos is the result. The norestrictionista's rejection of HB 4437 and enforced entry limits while supporting lax entry policies, S 2611, the North American Union or the NWO clearly shows an agenda other than the best interests of America and the color of it is green - not red, white and blue.

R. L. Ranger

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