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Immigration Daily August 10, 2010
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Article: H-1B Portability When There Is A Gap In Status by Cyrus Mehta

Article: Antis Next Target: Public School Education For All Children by Greg Siskind

Article: BS from CIS by Jason Dzubow

Article: Obama Administration Pulls a "Bait and Switch" with Fingerprint Sharing Program by Matthew Kolken

Article: Immigrants Of The Week: Kiki Vo, Samuel Dalembert, and Ingacia Moya by Kevin Johnson

News: USCIS Updates H-1B Cap Count

News: USCIS Updates H-2B Cap Count

News: CRS Report On Point Systems For Immigrant Selection: Options And Issues

Focus: THE PERM BOOK
The outline of THE PERM BOOK, 2nd Edition is as follows:
PART I. PERM RULE, ANALYSIS, AND COMMENTS
A.  PERM Regulation
B.  Articles by PERM Writers
C.  Editor's Comments to the PERM Rule
PART II. FAQ, STAKEHOLDER & LIAISON MEMORANDA
A.  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) by Lawrence Rudnick
B.  Summary of DOL PERM Stakeholders Meetings by Lorna Rogers Burgess
C.  Frequently Asked Questions
PART III. ETA FORMS, OLD AND NEW
A.  The New 9089 PERM Form by Linda Rose
B.  What DOL told OMB about PERM by Jay Solomon
C.  New ETA Form 9089 and Instructions, Application for Permanent
     Employment Certification
D.  Old ETA Form 9089, Application for Permanent Employment Certification
E.  Old ETA Form 9089, Instructions
F.  Old ETA Form 9089 Electronic Filing Instructions
G.  ETA Form 750A
H.  ETA Form 750B
I.    ETA Form 750 A and B, Instructions
J.   ETA Form 9127, Foreign Labor Certification (FLC) Quarterly Activity Report
PART IV. ROADMAPS AND CHECKLISTS
A.  Overview of PERM Cases
B.  Overall PERM Flow Chart
C.  Employer Checklist
D.  Alien Checklist
E.  Job Offer Checklist
F.  Attorney/Agent Checklist
G.  Prevailing Wage Preparation Checklist
H.  Prevailing Wage Quick Guide
I.   Recruitment Checklist
J.  Express SVP Checklist
K.  PERM Audit Checklist: 10 Important Points
L.  Real and Virtual PERM Addresses
M.  What do PERM and H-1B Visas Have in Common?
N.  Attorney Competency Self-Test
O.  Sample PERM Cases
PART V. BALCA HANDBOOK A.  Introduction to BALCA by Joel Stewart
B.  BALCA PERM Quick Reference Guide by Joel Stewart
C.  BALCA En Banc Quick Reference Guide by Joel Stewart
D.  BALCA Hearing Procedures
PART VI. FEDERAL LITIGATION GUIDE
A.  Introduction to Federal Court Litigation by Sam Udani
B.  Exhaustion of Administrative Review by Michael E. Piston
C.  Federal Court Litigation-PERM by David B. Pakula
D.  Sample Pleading by Michael E. Piston
PART VII: PREVAILING WAGE REVIEW
A.  Prevailing Wage Survey & Overview by Jane Goldblum
B.  Wage Worksheet Simple Systems 1 by Jane Goldblum
C.  Wage Worksheet Simple Systems 2 by Jane Goldblum
D.  656.40 Perm Reg. Determination of PW
E.  656.41 Perm Reg. Certifying Officer Review of PW
F.  Prevailing Wage FAQ
G.  Appendix A By Alphabetical Order
H.  Appendix A By SOC Classification Order
PART VIII: SWA SUMMARY STATE BY STATE
All 50 states + 4 territories (Guam, District of Columbia, US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico)
PART IX: PERM RESOURCES ON CD-ROM
Hundreds of files
For more info or to place your order, please see here. For the fax document, see here.

Headline: Prince William chairman Stewart: ICE will turn over immigration data http://ow.ly/2nDLI
Headline: Fingerprint program targeting immigrants leads to 47,000 deportations, a quarter were not criminals http://ow.ly/2nDLI
Headline: H-1B Book includes H-1B Step By Step, Advanced H-1B Issues and essential memoranda. Get your copy at http://ow.ly/2gOZM
Headline: Latest poll on immigration shows Chicago residents don't favor Arizona-style laws http://ow.ly/2nDlB
Headline: Immigration agency working 2 fix visa denials 2 artists. For USCIS, Jewish klezmer music & tango not "culturally unique" http://ow.ly/2nD7D
Headline: A Resource List for TPS for Haitians in New York http://ow.ly/2nAnu
Headline: America Is at Risk of Boiling Over: And out-of-touch leaders don't see the need to cool things off. http://ow.ly/2nA8q
Headline: The Likelihood of Tweaking the 14th Amendment? Not Very http://ow.ly/2nzNr
Headline: In a Surprising Decision, Federal Court Rules in Favor of Alien Detainees http://ow.ly/2ndRG
Headline: PERM Book 2d. Ed: Your Book for PERM Rule, Analysis and Comments, ETA forms, Memos, Roadmaps & Checklists. Get your copy http://ow.ly/2gOYd
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Los Angeles, CA - Stone & Grzegorek LLP, a downtown Los Angeles immigration firm, seeks paralegal with 7+ years of experience in all areas of employment immigration, including labor certification. Must be detail oriented and an excellent writer. Bachelor degree or paralegal certification preferred. Send letter of interest to Candice@lskglaw.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professionals
Washington, DC - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offers unique Senior Executive Service (SES) career opportunities in Washington, DC. USCIS will be accepting applications for several SES positions starting, July 23, 2010 through August 20, 2010. Therefore, if you are interested you must act fast. If any of these challenging and rewarding careers interests you, please review the official vacancy announcement located on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) USA jobs website. Please be sure to search for and reference vacancy announcement numbers below. Chief, Office of Public Engagement (Vacancy number: EXSER/10-037CIS); Deputy Associate Director, Management Directorate (Vacancy number: EXSER/10-038CIS); Deputy Director, California Service Center (Vacancy number: EXSER/10-039CIS) Visit us online at www.uscis.gov/careers. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boston, MA - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. seeks immigration legal assistant who will report to immigration section manager and supports immigration attorneys. Prepare H-1B, L-1, O-1, TN, and E-1/E-2 visas and PERM application; file business and employment-related immigration documentation under supervision of attorneys; extensive communication with clients and government agencies; assist on special projects as assigned. Bachelor's degree and minimum of 4 to 8 years business immigration experience required; excellent customer service skills; strong communication skills; must be organized, detail oriented, responsive and have excellent follow through skills; multi-task and work independently; strong sense of accountability and ownership of projects; ability to prioritize workload effectively; flexibility to work overtime when necessary. Please send resume to mlhr@mintz.com.

Expert Witness Services
Muslim World Expert Professor Shaul M. Gabbay, Phd, offers expert testimony in immigration cases from Muslim countries/societies, including the former USSR. Dr. Gabbay prepared reports and testified in 250+ Immigration cases nationwide (asylum, cancellation of removal, asylum interviews, hardship waivers) with a 93% success rate. Examples of what Immigration lawyers say: ... "He is a consummate scholar and passionate about his subject ... He makes a wonderful witness... He is riveting on the witness stand, helping us win nearly unwinnable cases with aplomb. He has won the praise of numerous Immigration Judges." (Svetlana Schreiber, Esq.) ... "He provided the testimony we needed in numerous asylum cases ... in virtually all of those cases, but for the expert witness testimony, I doubt the cases would have been approved, I recommend Professor Gabbay to anyone with issues involving Islamic society and culture." (Stephen Berman, Esq.) ... "His testimonies, whether written or oral, are credible, persuasive, and non-refutable. I have never lost a single case which had Dr. Gabbay on as an expert witness." (Ally Bolour, Esq.). Contact Professor Gabbay with any questions. He can also recomend country experts outside his specialty. Professor Shaul M. Gabbay, Phd, Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, sgabbay@du.edu, (303) 871-2560. www.Muslimworldexpert.com

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