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Immigration Daily June 7, 2007
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Another Misfire By DOL

DOL's recent substitution rule states that employers, not aliens, must pay the advertising costs related to labor certification. DOL's intent is to increase the integrity of the labor certification process. Attorney Catherine Haight recently made the astute observation that contrary to DOL's intentions, requiring employers to pay the advertising costs increases the employer's investment in the alien by a like amount. This makes it more, not less, likely that US workers will be treated worse under the new rule, as compared to the old rule. Sadly, this is not surprising given that DOL's labor certification recruiting requirement is a circus in the first place and a figment of DOL's own invention without any basis in the statute.

Reminder: Three workshops in Orlando: Investor Visas Workshop, June 13th, The PERM Workshop, June 12th, Nurse Immigration Workshop, June 11th.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to editor@ilw.com.


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Article

DOL Substitution Rule - A Major Flaw
Pravinchandra J. Patel writes "This brief article is intended to point out a major flaw in the regulatory language that creates an interpretive conflict."

Bloggings: June 7, 2007
Greg Siskind shares the latest entries from his blog.


News

USCIS Reminds That CIR Is Not Act
USCIS issued a reminder that although the US Senate is debating and considering immigration legislation (S.1348), that bill has not passed into law.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, an international immigration law firm seeks experienced immigration attorneys with 3-5 years business immigration experience for the New York and Philadelphia offices. The ideal candidate will be familiar with all aspects of business immigration, including NIV and IV, have had extensive client contact, and be able to perform multiple tasks in a fast paced, high volume environment. Candidate must also possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Competitive salaries and excellent benefits offered. Please send resumes with salary history to recruitment@fragomen.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Sherman Oaks, CA - The Law Offices of Jessica Dominguez, a rapidly growing firm has immediate opportunity for an immigration attorney to join its team. Attorney will represent clients before immigration officers and in immigration courts. Excellent legal research/writing and outstanding communication skills needed. Ideal candidate has 2 years of experience-exceptional, motivated candidates with less experience are also encouraged to apply. Must speak Spanish. Send cover letter + resume to Roxana Muro: roxanamuro@hotmail.com. All replies will be treated in the strictest confidence and references will not be contacted without prior approval.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Fairfax, VA - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel, Northeast Region. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, serving as attorney providing on-site legal advice to Washington District Office USCIS personnel on national security issues and drafting visa petition appeal briefs. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar member, and have at least one (1) year of post JD experience. Applicants must submit resume + writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to Jennifer.Bailey@dhs.gov. All submissions must be received by close of business June 18, 2007. GS11-GS15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-0005 at USAJobs.com.

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 and conscientious. Candidate must also possess excellent writing, communication & case management skills. Competitive compensation package offered. Please email resume + cover letter in MS Word format to Marcia N. Needleman, Esq. at mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Chicago, IL - Laner Muchin, one of the nation's oldest labor law firms, has two full-time paralegal-level position openings: (1) experienced US immigration paralegal and (1) entry-level global immigration specialist. The ideal experienced US paralegal candidate must have 1+ years of substantial experience in a wide variety of US employment-based immigration processes. An entry-level opportunity is available for a global immigration specialist to manage non-US visa case matters. Mandarin fluency required for this position. For both positions, successful candidates must be highly motivated, detail-oriented and have outstanding communication, case management, computer and people skills. College degree required. Competitive compensation package + excellent benefits offered. E-mail cover letter + resume to immigration@lanermuchin.com, specifying either the experienced US paralegal or entry-level global specialist position. We are an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington DC - Georgetown law firm has current opening for an experienced immigration paralegal. Duties include but are not limited to: drafting and preparing petitions and H1B visa applications for submission and approval to USCIS; labor certification applications and related filings. Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years experience as an immigration paralegal or similar role; strong proficiency with MS Office; excellent written and communication skills and attention to detail. Firm offers excellent salary and benefits. For immediate consideration, send resume and cover letter to: Garvey Schubert Barer, Attn: Renee Alston by mail: 1000 Potomac Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20007, fax:(202) 965-1729, or email: ralston@gsblaw.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Washington, DC - Cutting-edge nationally-recognized law firm seeks experienced business immigration and immigration litigation attorneys. Warm collegial atmosphere. No billable hours. Fascinating clients. Challenging work. Competitive salary and benefits (including in-office massage). J.D. plus minimum of two years experience in business immigtration and/or immigration litigation. Excellent writing and interpersonal skills required. Excellent opportunities for advancement. Resumes to Paul S. Haar, 1150 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 900, Washington, D.C. 20036 or e-mail to paulhaar@aol.com.

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The International Who's Who Of Business Lawyers 2007 - New York, NY
Austin T. Fragomen, Jr. of Fragomen Del Ray Bernsen & Loewy LLP's New York, NY office was awarded "The International Who's Who Of Business Lawyers 2007" honor. www.fragomen.com.


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:
It is hard to fault the thoughtful analysis of the proposed point system in the Article by Gary Endelman and Asher Frankel (06/05/07 ID). However, we should be asking ourselves what is the overall purpose of adopting a point system as a replacement for the current employment based and family immigration systems. The answer is clear when one looks to see who the big losers would be, namely Latino immigrants. Latinos have been among the biggest beneficiaries of the family immigration system, and have also benefited much more from the current employment based system than they would from the proposed elitist, higher education, English language oriented point system. The more light that is shed on the details of the point system, the more obvious it will become that this is just one more transparent device for cutting down on immigration from Latin America, as well as other parts of the world where only a small, privileged elite have English fluency and access to higher education.This, without doubt, is the overriding purpose of the entire Senate bill, which is basically a "compromise" between those who want fewer Latinos and those who believe (as a Canadian immigration official was reported to have said about accepting Jewish refugees during World War Two) than none would be too many.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY


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