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Immigration Daily March 24, 2011
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Comment: Budget Impasse - The current continuing resolution runs out in about two weeks, and the budget impasse continues. All three sides - the Administration, the Senate Democrats and the House Republicans - have indicated that they will wrap up the 2011 budget this time around instead of passing yet another continuing resolution. There is around $50 billion separating the sides right now. The House Republicans will be unveiling their 2012 budget over the coming weeks; they have promised to cut entitlement programs the proverbial third rail of American politics. The budget battle is significant for two reasons. Firstly, cuts in the budget could hurt non-fee-based benefit processing, such as consular processing. Secondly, the 2012 budget battle might be an epic one, since long-sacrosanct entitlements will collide with a Congress elected by popular will on an austerity agenda. While we cannot predict the results, we can be sure that they will suck the oxygen away from issues before Congress including immigration issues. This escalates the pressure on the Obama Administration to deliver immigration benefits through executive action before the Iowa caucuses. Will President Obama do something? Stay tuned.

Article: Deeper into the Shadows: The Unintended Consequences Of Immigration Worksite Enforcement by Jeffrey Kaye

Bloggings: 163 Immigrants Arrested In Virginia In 3-day Immigration Sweep by Matthew Kolken

Bloggings: H2B Visas - Unemployment Rate Not Helping Hotels Fill Positions by Jacob J. Sapochnick

News: EOIR Publishes Final Rule On Reorganization Of Regulations On Control Of Employment Of Aliens

News: USCIS Publishes Interim Memo For Comment On Guidance On Adam Walsh Act Adjudication

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 @WInCStrongWomen Should children be separated from parents based on immigration status? http://fb.me/UfONjOYr
Headline: RT @lfbill Obama Challenges GOP on Immigration http://t.co/VdwHKyX
Headline: RT @EdPayneCNN Groups plan immigration law protest for Georgia Capitol - http://bit.ly/gdo4LV
Headline: RT @Ausgewandert Foreign skilled workers may soon get a lucky break http://ht.ly/4ldeJ
Headline: RT @WInCStrongWomen What have state anti- immigrant laws accomplished? http://fb.me/sPEWrHsM
Headline: Hispanic vote in critical 2012 states could hold key to GOP Senate majority http://ow.ly/4ltiv
Headline: State bill revives pieces of DREAM Act for illegal immigrants - access to financial aid, work http://ow.ly/4lta0
Headline: Voters to be polled on immigration http://ow.ly/4lt3L
Headline: Immigration bill may be dead in Kansas http://ow.ly/4lt17
Headline: Busloads to rally for immigration reform at State Capitol http://ow.ly/4lsYB
Headline: Jeff Flake's immigration flip http://ow.ly/4lsU0
Headline: Council votes to require E-Verify eligibility checks http://ow.ly/4lsS8
Headline: ICE round up of 'criminal aliens' doesn't stop critics http://ow.ly/4lsMa
Headline: Master the complex maze of immigration policies w/ Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY http://ow.ly/4iXww
Headline: H-1B Book includes Step By Step, Advanced H-1B Issues and essential memoranda are all found here . Get your copy at http://ow.ly/46wAx

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Midtown Manhattan immigration law firm seeks paralegal on a part-time basis (3 days a week), with future potential for full-time, to prepare full-range of business immigration applications. Must have BA degree with 1-2 years of business immigration experience. Competitive compensation package. Email resume and cover letter to inquiry@levittandneedleman.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Matawan, NJ - Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy LLP seeks an immigration paralegal. Fragomen is recognized as the world's leading global immigration services provider, with more than 1,000 immigration professionals throughout over 30 strategically located offices across 15 countries. We provide comprehensive immigration services for short and long-term international assignments, permanent transfers and the local hire of foreign workers. Working in a collegial team-oriented environment our paralegals perform challenging and substantive legal work. The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of business immigration experience, including non immigrant and immigrant visa matters. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to demonstrate analytical and problem-solving skills within a fast-paced environment. A Bachelors degree is required. Fragomen offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Please submit a cover letter and resume to NewJerseycareers@Fragomen.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP, a nationally-known immigration law firm, has an opening for an immigration paralegal with 1-2 years of experience to handle a variety of employment based immigration matters for hospitals and research organizations from its New York City office. You will work with attorneys, have contact with scientists, managers, and other professionals to determine their skills and background, draft documents to establish their eligibility for immigration benefits, and help guide them through the immigration process. If you are interested in international/intercultural issues; are a good writer; are able to understand complicated rules and procedures; and have a Bachelor's degree with excellent academic credentials along with 1-2 years of immigration experience, please email your resume and a brief writing sample to: hrpa@klaskolaw.com. Information about the firm can be found at our website.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Studio City, CA - The Law Offices of Jessica Dominguez has an immediate opportunity for an immigration attorney with 2+ years experience to work on a wide range of cases in a diverse, full-service immigration law practice. Attorney Must be bilingual in English and Spanish. Must have experience in handling NIV visas and consular practice, PERM, Family-based IV, and Naturalization. Attorney will represent clients in Removal Proceedings, as well as BIA and Circuit Court Appeals, and Federal Litigation. Excellent research/writing and outstanding communication skills needed. Attorney will be substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence. Candidate must be able to thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment, where deadlines are critical. We have a great office environment and wonderful clients. Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Jessica Dominguez at abogadalatina@aol.com. All replies will be treated in the strictest confidence and references will not be contacted without prior approval.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Dallas, TX - Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP (BAL), a global corporate immigration law firm with various offices in the United States, seeks experienced attorneys with a minimum of three to eight years practicing business immigration law, for our Dallas office. Our attorneys work in a fast-paced, high volume practice and utilize carefully developed procedures, advanced practice tools, and a state-of-the-art case management system. Experience in a range of business immigration matters, the ability to provide exceptional client service, experience managing teams of legal assistants, and superb analytical, organizational and case management skills required. The ideal candidate must have demonstrated success as a principal manager of a large client, have supervised other attorneys and taken full responsibility/accountability for team performance and results, have demonstrated experience in training and developing attorneys and paralegals as well as have excellent communication and leadership skills. We strive for excellence in legal practice in a collegial environment, promoting cooperation and learning from each other. We offer competitive salary and benefits. Please submit your resume, cover letter, writing sample and salary requirement via email with the subject Attorney Candidate-(Dallas) to dallascareers@balglobal.com.

CLE Immigration Event
Memphis, TN - (May 13-14, 2011) The Federal Bar Association in conjunction with the Memphis Mid-South Chapter of the FBA; the Mid-South Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA); and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, invite you to join us for one of the most exciting national immigration conferences available this year. The confirmed speaker line-up is a who's who of well-renowned AILA attorneys and government officials including Judges from The US Circuit Court of Appeals, the Acting Director of EOIR and other former and current Immigration Judges from across the country, and counsel from The Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL). This conference also offers the opportunity to hear from a panel of ICE and USCIS supervisors as they discuss various immigration issues that affect both the mid-South and the nation as a whole. Come mingle with faculty without large crowds. This intimate setting is perfect for both new and experienced practitioners alike. Program includes special tracks for pro bono attorneys as well as criminal lawyers. Earn up to 14 CLE hours (with a possibility of 3 ethics hours offered) and have fun, too. Early bird deadline is April 15, 2011. This Conference is limited to 400 participants. For more information, including speakers, curriculum, see here. For online hotel registration, see here.

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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Getting Ahead: Social Mobility, Public Housing, and Immigrant Networks By Silvia Dominguez, NYU Press, 288 pp. - Hardcover, ISBN: 0814720773, $44.55 - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0814720773/

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