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Article: Ratting Out Your Dad by Charles Kuck

Bloggings: H-1B Cap In Final Days by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: BALCA On Employee Referral Programs by Chris Musillo

Bloggings: Deportation Leads To Abortion by Jason Dzubow

News: USCIS Publishes Service Center Operations QAs

News: DOS Provides Guidance On L Visas And Specialized Knowledge

News: USCIS Updates H-1B Cap Count

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: RT @dcbennion: Why Democrats strategy for immigration reform was destined to fail http://bit.ly/eW2rq7 dreamact
Headline: RT @DreamAct: Students protest anti-immigrant group FAIR for attacks on Constitution http://shar.es/3at7q immigration
Headline: RT @immigrantSource ACLU Sues Border Patrol for Retaliating against Agent for Political Beliefs http://tinyurl.com/6lekg3x
Headline: Deferred action will allow Chavez to graduate. Stop the deportation of dreamers http://ow.ly/3JUhe
Headline: Why Is a Disabled U.S. Veteran Facing Deportation? http://ow.ly/3JUeZ
Headline: State joins fingerprint database which will be shared with immigration http://ow.ly/3JUdr
Headline: Immigration fraud Will Cause Hundreds of Indian students to be deported http://ow.ly/3JUb4
Headline: Family being separated by deportation. http://ow.ly/3JU4u
Headline: Republicans set to unveil immigration control bill http://ow.ly/3JU36
Headline: state lawmakers take different tack on immigration http://ow.ly/3JU1c
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Headline: Unconstitutional and Costly: The High Price of Local Immigration Enforcement http://ow.ly/3JbFp
Headline: Immigration bill concerns Kentucky's Latino community: a sense of fear, a sense of rejection http://ow.ly/3Jbv5

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - Immigration law firm in the K Street area of Downtown Washington seeks associate attorney. Ideal candidate will have 2-3 years experience in business/family immigration law, with an emphasis on AOS, H1B, L1 and PERM filings. Interesting work and clientele; no timesheets; latest technology; competitive salary and benefits (401K w/employer match, health insurance, paid vacation, etc). Successful applicants will have broad knowledge of immigration law and procedures; be detail-oriented; able to handle volume; highly organized and strong communicators. Please email resume, cover letter, writing sample and salary requirements, in confidence, to jobs@immigrationgroup.com. No calls please. 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 3+ 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.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Midtown Manhattan Immigration Law Firm seeks experienced paralegal. Must have 2+ years of experience with non-immigrant visas (primarily O & P, H/L/E visas) as well as other business immigration matters. Please e-mail resume, references and writing sample to:jgabel@law-immigration.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Boston, MA - Multiple positions (junior and senior) will participate in all aspects of the Seyfarth Shaw LLP Boston office national Business Immigration practice, including assisting in the management of client relationships, preparing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions, including PERM processing, case preparation, and serving as primary contact to numerous prominent clients. Our clients include Fortune 500 corporations, major academic and medical institutions, and performing artists. Applicants must be able to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, and communicate effectively with clients and governmental agencies. Qualified applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree and between 2 to 5 years of business immigration experience. Salary is commensurate with experience. Resumes can be sent to mbyam@seyfarth.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.

Immigrant Tax Services
Are you worried that your clients' tax returns might hurt their adjustment, cancellation or consular processing case? Did you know that clients making less than $46,000 qualify to obtain retroactive refunds after they obtain Social Security Numbers via any immigration process? Did you know that taxpayers can claim an exemption for dependents residing in Mexico or Canada? Sam Rock, principal of the Rock Law Group, specializes in taxes for immigrants. He is an immigration lawyer, national speaker and has published several AILA articles on the intersection of immigration and income tax law. Contributor to tax section, Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook, 2010-11. With 10 years experience preparing tax returns for immigrants, we can help you understand your client's eligibility to file as head of household and make dependent claims. Get your legal fees paid from your clients' unclaimed tax refunds. Rush service in 48 hours. Educating Haitian nationals about retroactive tax credits available to Haitian recipients of TPS. Services: original 1040s, amended returns, expert letters, testimony, resolution of IRS tax debt, audits/exam from all states and U.S. taxpayers living abroad. Competitive fees. Get tax knowledge on your side. Contact: sam@rocklawgroup.com, 866-243-8178, www.rocklawgroup.com This is an advertisement by an attorney.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
Washington, DC, January 31 - The Migration Policy Institute invites you to the release of a new Migration Policy Institute (MPI) report, Delegation and Divergence: A Study of 287(g) State and Local Immigration Enforcement. The speakers include Randy Capps, Beth Gibson, Jerry Gonzalez, and LeRoy Kirkegard. For more info and to RSVP, see http://my.migrationpolicy.org/o/6170/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=39360.

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