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Immigration Daily April 4, 2008
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Send your professional announcement to: editor@ilw.com. Examples include: New Position, Honors And Awards, Mergers & Acquisitions, New Office Address, New Appointment, New Associate, New Attorney, New Partner. This is a free service.

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Solving PERM Practice Problems

ILW.COM is pleased to announce a 3-part telephone seminar series "Solving PERM Practice Problems", the curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on April 17th: Managing a PERM Labor Certification Program in Unique Circumstances

  • Reductions in Force-when and how to file; disqualification of U.S. workers; documentation to secure in advance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions-impact on PERM filings; documentation to secure in advance; successor-in-interest
  • Roving Employees, Multiple Job Sites, Off-Site Employees-recruitment, disqualification of U.S. workers, and filing
SECOND Phone Session on May 15th: Audit Preparation & Response
  • Normal Requirements
  • What affect will travel have on the AOS application?
  • Employee gained experience while working with the employer
  • Business Necessity Arguments & Documentation for
    • Exceeding SVP
    • Foreign Language
    • Special Requirements
  • Demonstrating that skills could not be acquired during a reasonable period of on-the-job training
THIRD Phone Session on June 6th: Evaluation & Disqualification of U.S. Workers
  • Basic Elements & Time Frames of a Good Faith Recruitment Campaign
  • Disqualification of U.S. Workers-failure to meet experience requirement, education requirement, special requirements
  • Proving the employer meant it when agreeing to accept any suitable combination of education, training, and work experience
  • Demonstrating that skills could not be acquired during a reasonable period of on-the-job training
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, April 15th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/aprilA2008.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/aprilA2008.pdf).


Article

Even The Lone Ranger Needed Tonto: Staff Is Essential In Any Solo Practice
Ed Poll writes "The successful solo practice truly requires a team - even if that is just you and an assistant to whom you can delegate work that doesn't require your skill and personal attention."

To submit an Article for consideration, write to editor@ilw.com.


News

USCIS Updates Projected Naturalization Case Processing Times
USCIS announced that it will finish more than one million naturalization cases during fiscal year 2008.

USCIS And FBI Announce Name Check Backlog Reduction Plan
USCIS and the FBI announced a joint plan to eliminate the backlog of name checks pending with the FBI.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
North Broward, FL - Full and part-time positions available for busy, established immigration law practice. Applicant will manage caseload with a large degree of independence. Will have client contact and work with custom case management system. Applicant should be self motivated and have good writing, communication and organization skills. Must have a minimum of 2 years experience in both family & employment based visa & green card application package preparation. Experience with Microsoft Word & Excel a necessity. Please send resume detailing experience and full or part time preference to: floridaimmigrationlaw@gmail.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Newark, NJ - Garces & Grabler, P.C. seeks attorney with 5+ years immigration law experience, with an emphasis on removal proceedings, appeals, family cases, aos interviews, and consular processing. Excellent writing, technical, communication and organizational skills are essential. E-mail resume, with your specific experience, salary requirements and writing sample to piskadlorobert@yahoo.com or fax: 732-745-1249. All submissions will remain confidence.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boston, MA - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. has immediate opening for experienced immigration paralegal for a very busy immigration practice. Candidates must have experience in business immigration law, including preparation of H-1B visa petitions and labor certification cases. Responsibilities include: preparation and filing of business and employment-related immigration documentation and communications with government agencies and clients. Qualified candidates must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy, consistency and job ownership. Ideal candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Bachelor's Degree and 3+ years experience required. Qualified candidates, send cover letter + resume to mlhr@mintz.com. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Washington, DC - USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorneys with 3+ years demonstrated experience in immigration law for the Adjudications Law Division (ALD). Attorneys will serve as advisors to the Chief of the ALD, the Chief Counsel, and to USCIS and other Departmental components on US immigration law issues. Applicants must possess JD degree from ABA accredited law school, be an active bar member, and have 3+ year post JD experience. For full details, enter COU-CIS-2008-0005 here. Applications must be received by 5pm ET, April 14, 2008. Applicants must submit cover letter, resume, 2 writing samples. Submit to: Claudia Salem, Acting Chief of ALD: ALD.ALD@dhs.gov indicating in email subject header: Experienced Attorney Position, ALD, at USCIS.

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.

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 www.adnet-nyc.com, or email us at information@adnet-nyc.com. Contact us today to find out why we are the ad agency of choice for immigration attorneys since 1992.


comingsNgoings

Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or fewer at no charge), email: editor@ilw.com. Readers interested in learning about featuring your event or conference in Immigration Daily, see here. To feature your newsletter in Immigration Daily, see here.

Immigration Event
CIS Ombudsman's Office is pleased to announce the following teleconference: "E-Verify in Arizona: How Is It Working For Your Business? Thursday, April 10, 2:00-3:00 EDT. We look forward to hearing your comments, thoughts, and suggestions for improvement as well as any best practices you have noticed. RSVP to cisombudsman.publicaffairs@dhs.gov. We will acknowledge your RSVP and provide the call-in information before the calls.


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:
I highly recommend to ID readers an article from the March 3, 2008 issue of The New Yorker magazine, "The Lost Children" about the shoddy treatment of detainees in a contractor-operated facility in central Texas, it is also available online at the New Yorker website.

Allen C. Ladd, Esq.
Greenville, SC

Dear Editor:
I'm writing about the use of the terms "restrictionist," "anti-amnesty" and "nativist" to describe the anti-immigrant groups which fall short of denoting the intents of CIS, NumbersUSA and FAIR, and of their political supporters in Congress. If anti-immigrants were truly about restrictionism, meaning restrictions in the level of future immigration for reasons of sociological and economic pragmatism, they would support legalization. This is because the deportation and "attrition" of 8% of the labor force implies massive, extended economic recessions that no forward-looking pragmatist would want to endure for the dubious goal of reducing the incentive towards future illegal immigration. A true restrictionist would view CIR as a double-win, not as a trade-off. If anti-immigrants were truly about a zealous respect for the rule of law and about an aversion to rewarding illegal behavior, they would welcome a large guest worker program able to fulfill the nation's needs for low-skilled labor, as long as access to it was closed to current undocumented immigrants. They would also support an automatic path to citizenship for these new arrivals, as the law is about rights as well as duties, and true law-and-order types are not fans of Saudi-style quasi-servitude, or of taxation without representation. If anti-immigrants were truly about nativism, they would support DREAM, as minor immigrants are clearly American in every way one can look at them, short of asking for their birth certificate. They would have opposed CA's Proposition 187, which aimed to deny schooling to these minors. They wouldn't support current efforts in Congress to amend the Constitution to prevent automatic citizenship for those born on US soil. And they would be just as adamant about denying visas to Europeans and deporting them once they overstay, as they are about building fences on the Southern border and conducting enforcement raids in the meatpacking and construction industries.

IRJ


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