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Immigration Daily December 26, 2007
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PERM Workshop - The Early Bird Gets The Worm

ILW.COM is pleased to announce The PERM Workshop which will be held on Friday, March 14, 2008. The Early Bird deadline is December 31st. The curriculum is as follows:

Session 1: Mechanics of PERM: Preparation & Prevailing Wage

  • Understanding O*Net
  • Understanding Job Zones & SVP
  • How to use the DOL's Trinary System: SVP Ranges, Competency Levels, and Educational Ratings for Schedule D Professionals
Session 2: The Recruitment Process & Strategy
  • Tips for Advertising, Coordinating the Campaign in 180 Days
  • Analysis of the 10 Professional Recruitment Options
  • Review of Resumes, Contacting and Interviewing US Workers, Recruitment Reports & Categorizing Reasons for Rejection, Preparing the Record File and Supporting Documents
Session 3: Restrictive Requirements, Audit Proofing, and Electronic Filing
  • Defining Normal Requirements, Foreign Languages, Combination of Occupations, Alternative Requirements, Actual Minimum Requirements, Combinations of Education Experience, and Training
  • Layoffs, Alien Influence and Control
  • Documentation of Employer, Job Requirements v. Alien Qualifications, How to Fill in H-4 to H-10, When and Where to Put the Magic Language
  • Tips on Filing Electronically
Session 4: Reconsideration, Appeals to BALCA, & Federal Court Litigation
  • Understanding Audit Letters and Final Determinations, Retention of Documents, CO Requests for supplemental information and/or documentation, Supervised Recruitment Pros & Cons.
  • Motions to Reconsider with or without Request for Appeal, Which BALCA En Banc Cases Differ from PERM, Arguing Harmless Error after Matter of Health America
  • Legal Arguments on Appeal, When Introduction of New Facts May be Possible, Exhausting Administrative Appeals Not Required
For details on curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, please see: For the fax form, see here. The Early Bird deadline is December 31st, don't delay, act today!


Top 10 Migration Issues Of 2007
Kirin Kalia of the Migration Policy Institute provides a top ten list of 2007 migration issues.

Bloggings: December 26, 2007
Joel Stewart shares the latest entries to his blog.

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DOS Final Rule On Exchange Visitor Visa Program Sanctions
The Department of State published notice of a final rule, effective January 22, 2008, on Exchange Visitor Program terminations and sanctions.

DOS Interim Final Rule On Consular Fees
The Department of State published notice of an interim final rule amending the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, effective January 1, 2008.


Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
San Francisco, CA - Are you an immigration paralegal who loves training clients? Are you great at project management and enjoy working directly with multiple clients? Are you looking for a change of pace? Do you want a position that encourages self-management and creativity for a growing technology company that rewards performance and hard work? ImmigrationTracker is the premier provider of immigration management software. We offer an energetic team-oriented working environment, convenient downtown location, and comprehensive benefits package. As an Implementation Specialist you will provide customized project planning, implementation and training to new Tracker clients, while always ensuring clear communications and a consistently high level of customer service. Successful candidates will have experience working in/with law firms, be strong project managers, have strong customer service, training and presentation skills, technical aptitude with PCs and industry related software, and commitment to accuracy and attention to detail. Effective written + oral communication skills, excellent documentation skills, and ability to work both independently and as team member are essential. Willingness and ability to travel. Email resume to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Reston, VA - Feeling undervalued? Goel & Anderson, LLC, seeks experienced business immigration paralegals to provide professional services to its clientele, composed of Fortune 1000 corporations and leading multinational firms. Our compensation and benefits package is commensurate with top-tier law firms, with no billable hour requirement. We offer family-friendly work hours (with little/no OT required), attorneys who are easy to work with, business-casual dress policy, fully paid health/dental/vision insurance premiums, 401(K) plan with generous match, free parking, and occasional additional perks (this year, our entire staff, along with spouses/significant others, was treated to a paid vacation at the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas). Ideal candidates will have 4-6 years of experience as a business immigration paralegal with a top tier law firm or in-house corporate immigration team, coupled with undergraduate degree, excellent organizational and communication skills (both written and oral), and ability to work independently. Please apply with resume, cover letter, + salary req. to or fax to (703) 796-9232. All submissions kept confidential. No phone calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Pasadena, CA - Reeves & Associates (R&A) seeks two immigration attorneys. R&A has been practicing immigration law exclusively for more than a quarter of a century and has 60+ employees including 15 attorneys in 4 offices. Ideal candidate for position (1) should have 5+ years in immigration with federal immigration litigation experience. Job requires ability to handle immigration appeals, including mandamus and declaratory relief in the USDCs. Position (2) requires 5+ years deportation defense and immigration appellate practice experience. Any Federal court experience is a plus. Both positions also require exceptional writing ability, case management skills and ability to supervise support staff. Excellent career opportunity for qualified candidates licensed to practice law in California. Competitive salary & excellent benefits package, including fully paid medical, dental and vision plan, 401(k) with matching dollars, long term disability, CLE expenses, commissions, plus a yearly bonus offered, all in friendly environment. All applications confidential. Please submit resume with cover letter + salary history to or fax to (626) 795-4999.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Rockville, MD - Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A. seeks proactive, result-oriented immigration associate with 3+ years of attorney experience in immigration law including emp.-based IV (including EB-1, EB-2, EB-3), and NIV (including E-1, E-2, H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, O-1, TN), family-based IV, naturalization, adjustment of status, consular processing, I-9 compliance/employer sanctions, and litigation. Work with a team of experienced immigration attorneys and professionals who are passionate about the practice of Immigration Law in a fast paced, collegial setting with all the resources of a large law firm. We offer an excellent salary/benefits package. Submit resume to Ms. Maura Bowen at 11921 Rockville Pike, Third Floor, Rockville, MD 20852-2743 or by fax (301) 230-2891 or by email:

Immigration Consulting Services
Angelo Paparelli, a nationally-renowned expert with an outstanding breadth of immigration law knowledge and expertise, is available to provide immigration- related consulting services to corporate executives, general counsel, HR departments, foundations, attorneys and law firms in private practice. He consults on employment-based immigration, job portability, remedies for status violations, mergers and acquisitions, immigration-related corporate policies, crisis communication, government investigations, employer sanctions, legislative advocacy, waivers of ineligibility and litigation. Offices in CA & NY. Services: worldwide. To discuss how he can consult on your case, contact Angelo Paparelli at 949-955-5555 or

PERM Services
At Jon Byk Advertising, Inc., we provide a wide range of services that will help fulfill your PERM recruitment requirements quickly, cost-effectively, and efficiently. With 15+ years of experience working with one of the nation's largest immigration law firms, our customer service is unparalleled. We understand the importance of meeting DOL requirements with regards to ad content, media selection, ad documentation (tear-sheets), and deadlines. We will locate publications that meet DOL and EDD requirements by geographic region, provide upfront pricing, and timely deliver original tear-sheets for all ads (print, online or broadcast). Our experience in recruitment solutions means valuable time saved for you. For more info and a free quote, contact Mya Le at 310-476-3012 or

Case Management Technology
What do Robert Banta, Ron Gotcher, Angelo Paparelli, Wolfsdorf Law Group and dozens of others have in common? They tried our online competitors but switched to ImmigrationTracker. With easy screens, reliable immigration content, helpful US-based support teams -- Tracker has what you need, including the only proven choice of in-office or web-based product lines. Even our prices make us a better value. Contact us today to see why everyone is switching. Reserve your private demo: Call 1-888-466-8757 ext. 278 or email


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Movers And Shakers - Dallas, TX
Fulbright & Jaworski LLP partner Cindy Kang will head the firm's Global Immigration Practice group. Kang represents domestic and international clients on immigration matters in a range of different industries - including airline, health care, semiconductor, logistics and transportation, oil and gas, and technology. Tel: 214-855-8000.


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:
I just wanted to alert Immigration Daily readers that Judge Brinkema of the District Court of the Eastern District of Virginia granted yesterday our immigration habeas petition in which she agreed that the BIA has misinterpreted section 236(c) of the INA, and ruled that mandatory detention does not apply to our client who was detained by ICE well over 1 month after being released from state custody (see Waffi v. Loiselle, et al., USDC for the Eastern District of VA, Alexandria Division, l:07cv742(LMB/BRP)).

Thomas (Tom) H. Tousley, Esq., Elliot & Mayock LLP
Washington, DC

Dear Editor:
Responding to Immigration Daily's recent editorial (12/21/07 ID) about filing against USCIS, going by prior experience, what that does is put them in the front of the line. Actually, all it's doing is pushing to the back of the line the people who do not file.


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