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Immigration Daily March 1, 2011
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Comment: Several Items - This issue of Immigration Daily features several items of interest including: articles by Charles Kuck and Joseph Whalen, bloggings by Greg Siskind, Chris Musillo and Brian Su, USCIS's minutes of Stakeholder Engagement and several help wanted ads. Please scroll down for the item(s) of interest to you.

Article: SB 40—The Emperor STILL Has No Clothes, or Exhibit A in Why States Should Not Attempt to Legislate on Immigration Matters by Charles Kuck

Article: "Eligibility at the time of filing" Misapplication of Very Specific I&N Decision Holdings and Principles to Too Many Circumstances by Joseph Whalen

Bloggings: Immigrant Of The Day - Natalie Portman - Best Actress

Bloggings: Fourteen Healthcare Workers Indicted In Chicago by Chris Musillo

Bloggings: EB-5 Regional Centers Rush to China by Brian Su

News: USCIS Quarterly National Stakeholder Engagement - Feb 24, 2011

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: Undocumented students: Carlos Hernandez and Sofia Campos talk about their struggles.http://ow.ly/45DsP
Headline: Gun Used to Kill Immigration Agent Traced to U.S. http://zpkd.it/dOdyim
Headline: Keeping dream alive 4 illegal immigrant students http://bit.ly/dSsQZo
Headline: Homeland Security program deports victims of domestic violence http://bit.ly/frvByM
Headline: Shakira says Latinos in US Will Have ‘Justice’ http://bit.ly/ievRs7
Headline: How Current Deportation Policy promotes hate crimes against Latino immigrants http://bit.ly/g5pypH
Headline: Oklahoma House Panel Passes Illegal Immigration Bill... http://j.mp/icjrLP
Headline: Fla GOP leaders back stricter immigration bills http://ow.ly/45C7K
Headline: Why the DREAM Act Will Matter in 2012 http://ow.ly/45xeM
Headline: ICE official accused of stealing gov't money http://ow.ly/45xan
Headline: Oklahoma House panel backs comprehensive anti-illegal immigration measure http://ow.ly/45x6c
Headline: Official: Weapon used in attack on ICE agent came from U.S. http://ow.ly/45x3c
Headline: Don't be left out! Get listed! Sign up for ILW.COM Attorney Yellow Pages at http://ow.ly/3XSuH
Headline: Sen. Ensign blasts tenure, supports Sandoval’s cuts: "spending on state colleges ought to be reduced" http://ow.ly/4557v
Headline: Immigration reform: The view from the faith side http://ow.ly/454Z4
Headline: Sen. Hatch: "The revised DREAM Act was another "Democrat overreach" that expanded amnesty coverage" http://ow.ly/454yR
Headline: Tax Compliance for Immigrants and Employers: The Lawyer's Complete Guide. Don't wait! Get your copy today http://ow.ly/3XStU

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - Boutique immigration law firm in downtown Washington, DC seeks experienced associate attorney. Ideal candidate will have excellent research, writing skills and client relation skills. Must have demonstrated experience in all business and family immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions and significant Immigration Court experience. Bilingual Spanish/English a plus. Collegial atmosphere. No billable hours. Competitive salary and benefits. Resumes, refs and writing samples to paulhaar@paulhaarlaw.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Reston, VA - Law Offices of Rakesh Mehrotra has immediate openings for junior associate attorneys for busy Immigration practice. Candidates must have experience in business immigration law, including preparation of H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1 and E-1/E-2 visa petitions, deportation and labor certification cases. Responsibilities include the preparation and filing of business and employment-related immigration documentation. Qualified candidates must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy and consistency. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Competitive salary and benefits offered. Firm offers very congenial work environment with opportunity for professional growth. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs@immigrationonline.com or call 703-230-6802.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Washington, DC - The Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security, is seeking experienced attorneys with 3+ years demonstrated experience in immigration law for the position of Chief Transformation Counsel in Washington, D.C. The attorney will serve as advisor to the USCIS Chief Counsel and USCIS Deputy Chief Counsel, and to the USCIS Chief, Office of Transformation Coordination. The Chief Transformation Counsel's responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing advice on all immigration legal, policy, and regulatory matters arising within the USCIS Transformation program -- including immigrant and nonimmigrant visa petitions; family-based, employment-based, and diversity visas; issues related to change, extension and adjustment of status; adoptions; naturalization and citizenship; parole; employment authorization; and alien registration. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least three (3) years of post-J.D. experience in immigration law. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2011-0002 at http://www.usajobs.com/. Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to: Stephen.Bell@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business, Friday, March 18, 2011. Position is at the GS-15 level.

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.

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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