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


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Deadline Is Monday, Nov. 24th For PERM Practice Tips

ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new 3-part telephone seminar series "PERM Practice Tips" (Joel Stewart, Robert Banta, Gary Endelman, Cyrus Mehta, Lawrence H. Rudnick and Other Speakers To Be Announced). The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on November 26: Key Terms & Concepts Under the PERM Regulation

  • Powers and Duties of Agent or Attorney
  • Area of Intended Employment
  • Types of Employement entities
  • Full-Time Employment
  • Job Opportunity
  • Professional and Non-Professional Occupations
  • Tax Exempt Entity
  • All About O*Net
  • Specific Vocational Preparation Update
  • United States Worker
  • Role of State Workforce Agency
SECOND Phone Session on December 18: With or Without Perm: Preparing Applications for 1st or 2nd Preference
  • Comparison of Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate or Beyond
  • What Does "Or Equivalency Mean" ?
    1. Foreign Equivalencies
    2. Combinations of Experience and Education
    3. Current View of DHS
    4. What is Training?
  • 2nd Preference National Interest Waivers
  • 2nd Preference Exceptional Ability Petitiones
  • A Close Look at Schedule A
  • Tips on 1st Preference Alternatives:
    1. persons of extraordinary ability,
    2. outstanding professors and researchers, and
    3. multinational executives and managers
THIRD Phone Session on January 8: PERM Practice Problems
  • Attorney Representation in PERM Applications
  • Dangers in Attestations
  • Review of Notice Requirements
  • Preparing and Retaining Record Files
  • Substitution of Employers
  • On-Line Registration of Employers
  • Business Necessity for Job Level Four
  • Gaining Experience on the Job
  • Alien Influence and Control
  • Post Denial Options: Reconsideration or Appeal to BALCA
The deadline to sign up is monday, November 24th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/november2008.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/november2008.pdf.


Articles

Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government
Angelo Paparelli shares the latest entries as of November 20, 2008 on his Dysfunctional Government blog.

Immigrants Of The Day: Rufo Roman of Mexico, Fay Wray of Canada, and Alanis Nadine Morissette of Canada
Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.

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


News

EOIR Announces Latest Disciplinary Actions
The Executive Office for Immigration Reform released the latest disciplinary actions: five attorneys were immediately suspended; six received final orders; one was reinstated.

USCIS Announces TPS Re-registration Extension For Honduran And Nicaraguan Nationals
USCIS announced an extension to the re-registration period for nationals of Nicaragua and Honduras who have been granted Temporary Protected Status and are now eligible to re-register and maintain their status an additional 18 months.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Sherman Oaks, CA - The Law Offices of Jessica Dominguez has an immediate opportunity for an immigration attorney to work on a wide range of cases in a diverse, full-service immigration law practice. Attorney must be bilingual in English and Spanish. Attorney will represent clients before immigration officers and in immigration courts including employment-based IV, NIV, family-based IV, and naturalization. Excellent legal research/writing and outstanding communication skills needed. Ideal candidate has 2-4 years of experience - exceptional, motivated candidates with less experience also encouraged to apply. Right candidate shows initiative and works independently. Great office environment and wonderful clients. We are pleased to offer an alternative work-plan schedule that allows its employees to take one Friday off every 8 weeks. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to Jessica Dominguez: abogadalatina@aol.com. Replies will be treated in strictest confidence and references will not be contacted without prior approval.

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EB-5 Business For Sale
US EB-5 opportunity - Lumber manufacturing, Barnes Manufacturing Co., Kenbridge, VA, Lunenburg County. $2.7 million USD. No debt or inventory included. To view pictures and an appraisal report, see here. To discuss further, contact Thomas Barnes at: barnestb@earthlink.net or call 434-955-0595 (after 10 am EST). All inquiries will be kept confidential.


Headlines

GOP Stares Down Immigration Divide
To hear Republican pollster Whit Ayers tell it, the future of the GOP is in serious jeopardy if it can't woo more Hispanic voters to its side by moderating its position on immigration.

Homeland Security Pick Signals Moderate Immigration Approach
In making Gov. Janet Napolitano his top pick to head the Department of Homeland Security, President-elect Barack Obama has signaled a moderate approach toward immigration and border policies and laid the path to pursue comprehensive reform later.

Border Journeys Fowler Exhibit Explores Mexican Migrants' Struggles
Los Angeles and Ventura may not be border cities, but the migration from Mexico and Latin America has changed the cultural makeup of Southern California in such profound ways that it's hardly possible to discuss the area's culture without mentioning immigration both legal and covert.

Economy, Immigration Crackdown Spurs Exodus From State
The economic crisis, coupled with a crackdown on illegal immigration, has prompted many immigrants without legal status to leave.


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 that our next teleconference will be on Tuesday, November 25, at 1 pm EST on "USCIS E-filing and Filing Fee Payment Options: How Are They Working for You?" We look forward to hearing your comments, thoughts, and suggestions for improvement as well as any best practices you have noticed. To participate in this call, please RSVP to cisombudsman.publicaffairs@dhs.gov.


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:
As a border governor, Napolitano has fought to curb illegal immigration, but has been skeptical that building a fence along the border will solve the problem. She once said, "You build a 50-foot wall, somebody will find a 51-foot ladder." According to news reports, last year, her state passed a law that requires all Arizona businesses to use the federal online database, E-Verify, to confirm that new hires have valid Social Security numbers and are eligible for employment. This has been a cornerstone of the Bush administration's immigration policy. Indeed, in my more cynical moods, I wonder why would the Dems change policy when they can "preserve the issue" and merely play around at the margins and keep Hispanics alienated from assimilation with other entrepreneurial, religious populations in the USA? Fixing the problem would cost them votes.

Honza Prchal, Esq.
Birmingham, AL

Dear Editor:
Of course, illegal alien apologist, Roger Algase (11/21/08 ID) would agree with: "the futility of denying driver's licenses to illegal immigrants" as the letter's hyperbole and misdirected compassion is entirely in favor of the illegal with none for US citizens and taxpayers forced to pay for the actual and social costs of this outrageous invasion of our land. To grant these intruders drivers licenses is to give them legitimacy and a "passport" to many other services intended for citizens. We have always welcomed limited, selected immigrants, but that tide may be turning due to financial, social and ecological realities with the irresponsible positions of entry enthusiasts. The safety of our nation begins at its borders. It is essential that our borders be secured and that our immigration bureaucracy honor those who abide by the laws and deport those who would commit fraud. The integrity of the immigration system is vital for national security which is neither a conservative, liberal or immigration issue - It is an American issue. To hopefully facilitate the return of the insightful letters of David Murray to this forum after his ultimatum, I would like to apologize by proxy, for those who have offended him, however unintended. The letter did not specify from whom the apology should come.

Jim Roberts


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