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Focus

Deadline Is Wed, June 20th For Attorney Fees Rule And Other PERM Matters

The rule on attorney fees and substitution instituted by the DOL will be among the PERM topics discussed in this week's seminar with Joel Stewart. The curriculum is as follows:

  • Discussion of the new substitution rule
  • Measuring and Managing Dates & Times
  • Professional Recruitment Tips
  • Controlling Prevailing Wage Determinations
  • Avoiding Restrictive Requirements
  • Proving Business Necessity
  • Advanced Filing Techniques
  • Update on the Magic Language
  • Avoiding Common Errors on Form 9089
  • Preparing for 2nd Preference
The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, June 20th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/may2007.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/may2007.pdf.


Article

Anti-Latino Racism: The Equality Issue Of Our Time
Robert Gittelson writes "The fact is I'm not a child any longer, and I do understand the immigration reform issue in all its complexity, I have witnessed discrimination, and I can, have, and will advocate for comprehensive immigration reform, and against the tide of Anti-Latino Racism that has reared its ugly head so vociferously in the wake of the recent senate immigration debate."


News

USCIS Temporary R1 Premium Processing Suspension Continues
On November 28, 2006, USCIS temporarily suspended premium processing service for aliens in a religious occupation which is filed on Form I-129, along with the Q-1 and R-1 classifications supplement. USCIS is extending the suspension thru December 18, 2007.

Neufeld Provides Interim Guidance On DOL Final Rule
USCIS Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations, Neufeld issued interim guidance on determining labor certification validity and the prohibition of the filing of labor certification substitution requests that will take effect on July 16, 2007.

Neufeld Memo On Removal Of RFE Processing Timeframe
USCIS Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations, Neufeld issued guidance effective June 18, 2007, related to the removal of the standardized request for evidence processing timeframe final rule, 8 CFR 103.2(b).

DOS Interim Final Rule On Exchange Visitor Program
The Department of State published notice of an interim final rule with request for comments, effective July 19, 2007.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Cutting-edge law firm seeks paralegal with 3+ years of substantial experience in the US employment-based immigration processes, including drafting and preparing labor certifications, H1B, E and L visas. Experience with family based, naturalization and mandamus a plus. Fluency in a foreign language preferred. Excellent salary and benefits. For immediate consideration, send resume and cover letter to: Debra Villegas at dvillegas@rra-law.com or fax at (954) 527-8663.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
The NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) seeks a dynamic and dedicated leader for its next Executive Director for the Office of Refugee and Immigrant Affairs (ORIA). Oversee, evaluate, and manage practices and new initiatives regarding refugees and immigrants and limited English-speaking individuals; consult with and train program areas in aspects of determining eligibility of applicants for public benefits; provide community education to external organizations; collaborate with other gov't agencies regarding immigrant issues; represent HRA at immigration-related and language access meetings. Guide HRA's interpretation and translation activities and determine scope for contracted language services; oversee the procurement process; monitor contracts; and supervise subordinate staff. Requirements: 4-year degree from an accredited college + 4 years of professional experience, including 18 mos. of executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory experience. Preference will be given to candidates with a law or master's degree in related field. NYC residency required within 90 days of employment. Salary Range: $56,158 - 119,833. Comprehensive benefits package offered. Send resume to: Donald Shire at shired@hra.nyc.gov or 180 Water Street, 4th Floor, NY, NY 10038. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Dallas, TX - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Service Center Counsel, Texas Service Center. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, serving as attorney providing legal advice to TSC personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. 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 Reid Tilson, Deputy Chief of the Service Center Counsel Division, at TSC.litigation@dhs.gov. All submissions must be received by close of business June 22, 2007. GS13-GS15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-0006 at USAJobs.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Austin, TX - Tindall & Foster, P.C., an established immigration-only practice seeks experienced immigration attorneys. The successful attorney candidate is expected to possess 2-5 years experience in employment-based immigration law. Tindall & Foster, P.C. has been practicing immigration law since 1973 and has organized sub-specialty practice areas in employment-based, investor, outbound, litigation, waivers, consular and employer Sanctions. The Firm has offices in Austin and Houston and continues to expand. Resumes may also be accepted for future positions in the Houston Office as well. Please visit www.tindallfoster.com and www.Austin360.com for more information. 401(K), medical and dental offered. Salary commensurate with experience. Experienced candidates may submit resumes and salary histories to hr@tindallfoster.com. No calls please.

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. We are pleased to offer an alternative work-plan schedule that allows its employees to take one Friday off every eight weeks. 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.

Immigration Law Certificate
Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. Beginning this spring, the program is also being offered online. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.


comingsNgoings

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New Offices - Seattle, WA
Cowan Miller & Lederman, a law firm focused exclusively on the provision of Immigration Law services has moved its offices to 1000 Second Avenue, Suite 1620, Seattle, WA 98104. Ph: (206) 340-1033. Fax: (206) 624-0394. www.cmlseattle.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 appears that what is being touted as "Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR)" may be dead - I certainly hope so. I shall attend the wake, but I will not weep and I shall not mourn. What has been proposed is not good law and its death will not diminish me, though I am not an island, but a piece of the continent, a part of the main. While CIS may be politically expedient, confidently contrived the year before a presidential election, it is not good law. There is just no way to legalize twelve million illegals. In fact it is much more impossible to legalize twelve million than it was legalizing three million as was done under the failed Amnesty Program of 1986, which drained the INS financially, diverted human recourses from otherwise providing good service to lawful nonimmigrants, lawful applicants for permanent residence and naturalization, and hopelessly clogged the INS offices and the courts for twenty years. Where were you then, Ted Kennedy and John McCain? Well, I know where John McCain was, at least he has a good excuse. If the proposed CIS passes, it will be because Congress acted too late, now trying to atone their many sins of a twenty year neglect to duty. Twenty years, during which the body politic did nothing to address the problems that have resulted in a subculture of some twelve million lawbreakers, with whom neither Congress, nor anyone else, now knows what to do. So dress it up in pink chiffon, label it "Comprehensive" and give it one of those three letter acronyms for which the government is famous, and all the while Rome is burning as Nero fiddles. Yes you can dress it up, but you still can't take it to town.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
I would like someone to explain to me why every person and or company in the US who aids and abets in the criminal activity of the illegal immigrant by just being in the US should not be charged under Title 8 of the US Code and prosecuted as a criminal themselves.

John E Everroad Jr


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