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Immigration Daily November 2, 2010
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Comment: Top Links October 2010
We feature the most accessed links by our readers in October 2010 below:
Top five October Immigration Daily Articles

Top five October Immigration Daily Items

Article: Purported Voter Fraud and The "Illegal" Bogeyman by Charles Kuck

Article: EB-5 Preapproval Process: A Bright Spot in Uncertain Times by Carolyn Lee

Article: Reid Promises Vote On DREAM Act In Lame Duck by Greg Siskind

Article: Lawyers on Both Sides of Arizona's Immigration Law Face Questions at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals by Matthew Kolken

News: USCIS Issues Notice On Extension of the Designation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status

News: USCIS Issues Update And QA On 18-Month Extension of TPS For Somalia

News: Mayorkas Memo On Response To Recommendation Regarding The Processing Of Waivers Of Inadmissibility

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: Arizona Immigration Law SB1070 Engineered By Prison Industry, According To NPR http://ow.ly/33jwz
Headline: The GOP's immigration problem: no to any piece of legislation that extends beyond border enforcement. http://ow.ly/33juK
Headline: Migrants in Europe and the US suffer the worst forms of racial discrimination and xenophobia http://ow.ly/33jsP
Headline: Economic worries overshadow other issues http://ow.ly/33jlj
Headline: New GOP-ers tough on immigration? http://ow.ly/33jce
Headline: CLE Seminar on November 4: PERM for Experts: DOL Communications, Reconsiderations & Appeals. Do not delay, sign-up today! http://ow.ly/31Hxl
Headline: Midterm Elections 2010 Hispanic Vote On Immigration Reform Up http://ow.ly/33dhV
Headline: U.N.says migrants face worst racism, Arizona law cited: "This kind of Policy could open the door to human rights abuses" http://ow.ly/33dav
Headline: One part of Arizona immigration law may be upheld http://ow.ly/33cSo
Headline: Coming Soon to the House: Immigration Foes: How Some of the Likely new GOP House members plan to address immigration http://ow.ly/33cIm
Headline: Federal judges consider constitutionality of Arizona immigration law http://ow.ly/33cCJ
Headline: I-140 Book: An attorney's guide on I-140 EBIV Process. For the complete table of contents and to order see http://ow.ly/31GVF

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
San Francisco, CA - Morgan Lewis, an international law firm with nearly 1,300 attorneys, seeks a highly qualified mid-level associate with law firm experience to join our Immigration Practice. The ideal candidate must have experience managing high volume business immigration work as well as expertise in dealing with various government agencies and consular posts to resolve complex immigration issues. With an eye toward providing exceptional client service, the candidate must also have experience in managing, training, and mentoring a team of case assistants and paralegals. The successful candidate must possess excellent academic credentials as well as strong organization, writing, and analytical skills and must possess a good sense of humor. We have a very friendly workplace and value collegiality, mutual respect, and diversity among our lawyers and seek to make the practice both professionally and personally rewarding. California bar membership is required. In addition to a competitive salary, qualified candidates are eligible for a signing bonus. At this time, Morgan Lewis is not accepting applications submitted by search firms. Qualified candidates only. All inquiries will be kept confidential. EEOE. To apply: Please submit your resume, law school transcripts, and writing sample using this online application system link.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Reston, VA - Goel & Anderson, LLC, a prominent business immigration law firm, has multiple openings for Assistant Immigration Paralegals at our offices in Reston, Virginia. These positions involve challenging and substantive legal work, with a primary focus on assisting the firm's attorneys and senior paralegals in preparing and filing temporary and permanent visa petitions and applications on behalf of professional workers. These positions require excellent verbal and written communication skills, organizational and computer skills, analytical and problem-solving skills, demonstrated ability to produce an accurate work product within a fast paced environment, ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, and other duties as assigned. A bachelor's degree is required. Prior experience in business immigration casework is a plus. Goel & Anderson offers challenging, rewarding, and stable career opportunities with highly competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, and opportunities for sustained career growth. Qualified candidates are invited to apply with resume and cover letter to careers@goellaw.com. All submissions will be kept strictly confidential. No phone calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Midtown Manhattan immigration law firm seeks bilingual paralegal (Spanish/English) on a part-time basis (3 days a week), with future potential for full-time, to prepare full-range of business/family immigration applications. Must have BA degree, excellent writing, verbal, case management & client relationship skills. Experience preferred. Competitive compensation package. Email resume and cover letter to Marcia N. Needleman at mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com.

Case Management Technology
Which company do Fortune 500 Companies, top immigration firms, non-profits, one of the world's largest retailers and 2.4 million+ foreign nationals choose for their comprehensive immigration management needs? They choose EDGE, by LawLogix. LawLogix boasts unparalleled immigration experienced customer support to ensure we not only answer your call, but we answer your question! Offering a full range of options for transferring your current client files, LawLogix enables your firm to easily adopt EDGE with no downtime. LawLogix EDGE is the #1 integrated immigration forms, billing and case management system with online access for clients. EDGE provides around the clock access for your clients to check the status of their case, fill out intake questionnaires, review and print forms, and communicate with you securely. The online client access reduces the number of case status inquiry calls, and allows you and your staff to work more effectively. EDGE provides exceptional reporting capabilities. Quickly and easily configure any reminder, case status, consultations, milestone report with 1 click while making your job easier and more enjoyable. Visit us at www.lawlogix.com, email sales@lawlogix.com, or call today 877-725-4355 ext. 2 to request your Private VIP demo.

J1 Visa Program
Fast, easy application process; 48-hour processing; $995 processing fee. Welcome to HTP's world of international exchanges. We are a Department of State designated sponsor of the intern and trainee programs. We are the go-to sponsor for numerous immigration attorneys. Email mario@htp-usa.com, call 404.843.0688 or find us on the web at www.htp-usa.com

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
November 4, Washington, DC - The Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker LLP is proud to present "Civil Rights Symposium on Immigration." Speakers include Juan Osuna, Ofelia Calderon, Mary Giovagnoli, Michael M. Hethmon, Carol Wolchok, Paromita Shah, Brittney Nystrom, Marshall Fitz, Brenda Oliver, and Nicholas J. Perry. For more info, see http://www.law.gmu.edu/gmucrlj/symposium.php.

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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim                        ISSN:   1930-062X


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