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Second Issue Of PQ: The PERM Quarterly

The second issue of PQ: The PERM Quarterly features the following:

  • Recently Emerging Issues By Joel Stewart
  • In-Job Experience: Why We Need It and How We Can Still Get It By Gary Endelman
  • Ask The Editor By Joel Stewart
  • Professional & Trade Journals Under PERM By Nathan Waxman
  • Joel Stewart's BALCA Review By Joel Stewart
  • First PERM BALCA Decision By Careen B. Shannon
  • BALCA's Health America Decision Doesn't Go Far Enough By R. Blake Chisam
  • Federal Court Litigation By Sam Udani
CD-ROM Table of Contents:

  • Matter of HealthAmerica, No. 2006-PER-00001 (BALCA, Jul.18, 2006)
  • Darby v. Cisneros, 509 U.S. 137, 125 L. Ed. 2d 113, 113 Supreme Court. 2539 (1993)
  • Carlson Letter On PERM Modification
  • FAQ On Public Disclosure System
  • FAQ On Extended RIR Conversion Date
  • Training And Employment Guidance Letter No. 7-06
  • Public Disclosure System from OFLC
  • Federal Register Notice on RIR Eligibility Date
  • Errata
Note: The first issue of PQ: The PERM Quarterly was mailed to every purchaser of THE PERM BOOK for free. To continue to receive future issues of PQ: The PERM Quarterly, you must be subscribed. To subscribe, please see here.


Article

Dealing With Job Requirements That Exceed The "Normal" Requirements On A PERM Application, Including A Discussion Of Degree Requirements Under EB-2
Cyrus D. Mehta writes "A US employer wishes to file a PERM labor certification on behalf of a foreign national employee for the position of a Senior Software Engineer, which requires a Master's degree with at least three years of experience, or in the alternative, a Bachelorís Degree with five years of experience."


News

CRS Comparison Of Select Immigration Reform Bills
The Congressional Research Service issued a memorandum comparing current immigration law and legislation passed in the 109 Congress by the House (H.R. 4437) and the Senate (S. 2611).


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
NYC - Hodgson Russ LLP seeks an associate attorney for our New York City Immigration Group. 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 + law school transcript to Mariely Downey, Attorney Employment Manager: mdowney@hodgsonruss.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Chicago, IL - Laner Muchin, one of the nation's oldest labor law firms, has an opening for an experienced immigration attorney. Laner Muchin successfully recruits quality candidates on a national basis. Laner Muchin provides opportunities to handle challenging responsibilities and exciting projects; we have highly competitive salaries and benefits; we have an informal, unpretentious office atmosphere; and we can demonstrate an excellent record of elevating associates to partnership. This position requires excellent academic credentials, minimum three years' substantial experience in all aspects of employment-based immigration and strong case management, communication and writing skills. Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and/or other foreign language fluency a plus. The ideal candidate must be client-service focused and able to thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment of congeniality and respect. E-mail cover letter and resume to immigration@lanermuchin.com. We are an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Chicago, IL - Laner Muchin, one of the nation's oldest labor law firms, has openings for full-time U.S. immigration paralegals. As part of our philosophy of providing cost effective counsel, whenever legal tasks can be done by a paralegal, the client benefits. Our paralegals have the opportunity to contribute to a growing immigration practice and do challenging work. Ideal candidates must have 1+ years of substantial experience in employment-based immigration, including substantial PERM labor certification experience. Entry-level opportunities available for global immigration specialists to manage non-U.S. visa case matters. Successful candidates must be highly motivated, detailed-oriented and have outstanding communication, case management, computer and people skills. College degree required. Japanese, Chinese, Korean and/or other foreign language fluency a plus. Competitive compensation package + excellent benefits offered. E-mail cover letter and resume to immigration@lanermuchin.com. We are an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Naples, FL - Blanco & Pelier, P.A. is an established, intimate law firm seeking a full-time legal secretary with one to two years immigration experience in the areas of family, asylum, natz, removal, appeal, immigrant and non-immigrant visas. Experience in business visas is a plus, but not required. The ideal candidate is bi-lingual in Spanish and English, articulate, an independent worker with excellent attention to details, possesses good writing skills and presents a professional image. A college degree or equivalent education is preferable but not mandatory. We are more interested in a candidate's abilities, reliability, work ethic and integrity. If you think this description fits you and would like to work in a relaxed but professional environment, e-mail a detailed and verifiable resume to: paullawson23@hotmail.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Busy immigration law firm seeks Immigration Specialist. This position involves no client contact. We want you to prepare the case for us. You will communicate with our existing staff members who will provide intakes/info/docs and you will prepare both non-immigrant and immigrant cases. We want you to write and prepare the supporting Memo of Law or Brief as well as necessary forms, scan them back to us (final work product reviewed by firm attorneys in accordance with legal ethical standards). You will be paid on a contract basis. 3-5 years relevant experience required in immigration law as paralegal or attorney in this area of law. Projects will include, E2's, L1's/L2's, H1B's, (and RFE's as necessary), MTR's for asylum cases, EB-5's and the occasional O Visa. We want great writers/researchers. Interested candidates can be located anywhere since work is performed remotely. Send cover letter, resume + sample of your most recent cases to immigrationjob@yahoo.com (Word/Adobe formats only).

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Washington, D.C. - The American Council on International Personnel seeks detail-oriented professional to assist with its Membership and J-1 Exchange Visitor Programs. Membership responsibilities include new member registration, database maintenance, invoicing and member communications. Exchange Visitor responsibilities include review of program applications, meticulous database entry, recordkeeping, and filing. Must be willing to provide admin support as necessary. Full-time position. Flexible work hours but must be available to respond to urgent matters outside of normal business hours. Limited travel may be required. Ideal candidate has: experience administering J-1 visa exchange program or knowledge of immigration law (strongly preferred); knowledge of SEVIS (strongly preferred); excellent communication skills; demonstrated commitment to customer service; ability to prioritize tasks, problem-solve and work independently; familiarity with FileMaker Pro a plus; US citizenship or permanent residency (requirement of EVP regulations). Send cover letter, resume + salary expectations to jobs@acip.com.

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Immigration Honor - Austin, TX
Thomas Esparza, Jr. Board Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality with over 29 years experience has been elected Chairman of the City of Austin Commission on Immigrant Affairs. The commission is charged with advising the City Council of Austin on all matters involving immigrants. The Commission along with several other agencies recently completed a county wide demographic study of the immigrants and their needs with the goal of providing both city and county government with hard data to use in allocating or requesting resources. Thomas Esparza, Jr. Attorney at Law, 1811 South First Street, Austin, Texas 78704. 512-441-0062.


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:
Regarding the 700 mile "fence", R.L. Ranger's letter's position (11/20/06 ID) that "... the barrier would be to illegal, non-citizens, all in pursuance of the protection of our sovereignty, citizens and enforcement of existing law." ranks right up there with other myths popularized by the American government over the past forty years, such as the "Domino Theory" ... that "If South Vietnam falls to communism, all of southeast Asia will, one by one, fall to communism." And, "American troops must go to Somalia to help the starving children." And, "Iraq has weapons of mass destruction." And the current one, "The US is fighting a war against terrorism in Iraq.", and oh yes, the grand daddy of them all, although not necessarily only by the government, nor always to be taken literally, but figuratively ... "The check is in the mail."

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
As Diana Furchtgott-Roth points out in her article (11/30/06 ID), attempts to blame immigrants for all the problems of America can go to absurd lengths, including, in this case, incarceration rates among African-Americans. This is according to some Harvard professor or other. Perhaps Harvard has changed. When I was a student there a half century ago, the faculty seemed to be more interested in reality than in ideology. In any event, "divide and conquer" seems to be a preferred restrictionista tactic toward minorities. Recently, I saw something on the Internet about a "study" led by a "researcher" from, if I remember correctly, Duke University, which purportedly showed that in the South, Latino immigrants allegedly have more negative feelings toward blacks than whites do. Not that immigrants might be listening to their white neighbors, of course - remember - immigrants don't want to learn English, get it? (Unless they already speak it more grammatically than many native born Americans, as many people from India, the Philippines, and a lot of other places do.) Certainly, there may be some tensions between immigrants and African-Americans. But what they have in common as victims of cynical racial politics, past and present, is far more important. Fortunately, to the best of my knowledge, no one so far has blamed immigration for global warming, North Korea's nuclear bomb, or the invasion of Iraq. But perhaps such an article is already in preparation on the banks of the Charles River.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY


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