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Immigration Daily February 1, 2012
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Comment: Top Links January 2012
We feature the most accessed links by our readers in January 2012 below:
Top five January Immigration Daily Articles

Top five January Immigration Daily Items

Article: Why We Canít Wait: How President Obama Can Erase Immigrant Visa Backlogs with the Stroke of A Pen by Gary Endelman and Cyrus Mehta

Article: Why Missouri Matters in the Immigration Debate by Nathan Bogart

Bloggings: 4th Circuit joins 3rd, 8th and 11th Rejecting Attorney General's Silva-Trevino CIMT Test by Matthew Kolken

Bloggings: Episcopalian Bishop from Sudan Receives U.S. Asylum by Jason Dzubow

News: DOS Issues Pending Final Rule On L Visas Full Validity

News: DOS Publishes Advanced Copy Of Final Rule On Schedule of Fees for Consular Services

News: White House Announces Startup America Legislative Agenda

News: DHS Announces Reform To Attract And Retain Highly Skilled Immigrants

News: DOS Announces Capitalization Of Visa Demand to Spur Economic Growth

News: DHS Issues Notice On Native American Tribal Card Under Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative

News: USCIS Updates H-2B 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: Commentary: 'Anti-immigrant' label on Romney won't disappear. http://ow.ly/8O3yU
Headline: Could Our Immigration Laws Prevent the Next Google? http://me.lt/43yiw
Headline: Florida's Latino vote is up for grabs http://ow.ly/8NfNK
Headline: Obama business plan ends country-specific immigrant visa caps http://ow.ly/8NfH4
Headline: What is Barack Obama telling Jan Brewer in this pic? Why the index finger? http://ow.ly/8HDoH
Headline: No transplant for dying dad who is illegal immigrant http://ow.ly/8MEpd
Headline: Jan - 31 - EB5 Workshop Early Bird Deadline http://ow.ly/8MVXL

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Los Angeles, CA - Stone & Grzegorek LLP is seeking a Senior Immigration Paralegal. The Senior Paralegal will primarily support the firm's business immigration caseload, including a highly successful EB-5 investor practice. We are seeking a college graduate (or experience equivalent) with a minimum of 5 years' experience in business immigration. Stone & Grzegorek LLP is a growing immigration law firm located in downtown Los Angeles. Please send your resume and inquiry to: SG@lskglaw.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Toronto, Canada - Ernst & Young is seeking an Associate Attorney. Ernst & Young's global alliance of independent law firms cooperate with our offices worldwide to provide our clients with integrated, quality service. The U.S. business immigration specialists at Egan LLP help companies address the challenges associated with managing today's globally mobile workforce. The firm's comprehensive range of U.S. business immigration services include obtaining both immigrant (green card) and non-immigrant status and visas as well as providing a range of U.S. immigration advisory services for employees and their employers. We are currently seeking an Associate Lawyer to manage multiple and challenging U.S. business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for our diverse clients. This position offers excellent opportunities for teaming, leadership, and career advancement to the right candidate. The ideal candidate has the following qualifications: JD along with admission to any U.S. state bar, three to five years of business immigration experience, with an emphasis on high-volume H/L NIV and PERM filings Excellent managerial, organizational and verbal/written communication skills. For more information, please visit our website at www.ey.com/CA - Job Code: TOR000JP

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Atlanta, GA - Seyfarth Shaw LLP is seeking a Senior Immigration Paralegal to join its Atlanta office. The ideal candidate will participate in all aspects of the firm's national Business Immigration and Global Mobility practice, including the management of client relationships, case review and analysis, preparing and filing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions, including PERM processing, overseeing junior paralegals in case preparation, and serving as the primary contact to numerous prominent clients. Our clients include Fortune 500 corporations, major academic and medical institutions, and performing artists. The ideal candidate must be technologically savvy, efficient and able to successfully multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment, be able to work independently, when necessary, manage one's own time in addition to being a team player, be able to communicate effectively in writing, and orally, as appropriate for the needs of the audience (clients, governmental agencies, internal and external resources), and be able to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Senior level applicants must possess a minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible business immigration experience. Salary is commensurate with experience. Send resume and cover letter to staffrecruiting.atl@seyfarth.com.. EOE M/F/D/V

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - Immigration Law Firm in the K Street area of downtown Washington is seeking an experienced paralegal. Ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of 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 detailed-oriented; able to handle volume; highly organized and strong communicators. Please email resume, cover letter and salary requirements, in confidence, to jobs@immigrationgroup.com. No calls please. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Troy, MI - Ellis Porter is seeking a dynamic associate attorney with 3+ years of employment-based immigration experience. Attorney will manage high-volume caseload for clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Experience should include temporary work visas (H-1B, TN, L-1, E-1/E-2/E-3, O-1) and green cards (PERM, EB-1, NIW). Industry experience in automotive/engineering, IT consulting, and/or healthcare is preferred. Language skills are also a plus. Please submit your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to shaju.jacob@ellisporter.com and we'll be in touch. Ellis Porter is also interested in exploring opportunities with experienced attorneys with an established, portable client base. If you're interested in growing your practice in an innovative, highly rewarding practice model, and have the desire to play a significant role in Ellis Porter's mission to change the landscape of immigration in Detroit, we'd like to talk to you.

Case Management Technology
Use technology to leverage your immigration practice with INSZoom's powerful immigration case management products, which include 800+ forms updated within 24 hours of release with no patches or required downloads. This online tool - accessible from anywhere and anytime - provides e-filing of 20+ essential forms and gives you access to client relationship management and practice management tools, group calendaring, emails, notes, reports, billing and invoicing modules, automatic email alerts and reminders, document storage and assembly, and many other immigration management tools. The online library of customizable questionnaires, letters & email templates, ability for clients to check case status online. Compliancy modules: I9, LCA, AR 11, PERM, optional services: credit card processing, Outlook & QuickBooks integration. An ISO 27001:2005 and 9001:2008 certified company, INSZoom has been providing leading edge technology solutions for all sizes, from solo practitioners to large immigration law firms worldwide, corporations, universities and non-profit organizations since 1999. The world's largest immigration software company, INSZoom delivers robust and flexible solutions customized to your practice's needs. Schedule a complimentary online demonstration by calling (925) 244-0600 or emailing info@INSZoom.com. Learn more about why INSZoom has a 99% customer retention rate at www.INSZoom.com.

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ComingsNGoings: New Partner
Fragomen is pleased to announce Karin Lestelle as new Partner. Karin has practiced immigration law with Fragomen for approximately fifteen years. She provides immigration policy guidance, strategic planning and advice and program support primarily to international corporations, including numerous French companies. Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP is the largest firm in the world dedicated to corporate immigration. www.fragomen.com

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