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Dear Editor:
I am interested in finding out why I have not been able to find a job. I have been a secretary/paralegal, in the field of immigration for about 25 years-yes I know, too much experience. I also have a friend who has about 15 years of experience. I know business law, mostly Applications for Labor Certs, RIRs and in the years I have been doing it, villages of people based on labor certs (with applicant, their immediate families and so forth and so on have come here because of my work) My friend has done the same for family based applications but neither of us can find a job. Is it because we have too much experience? When I apply for a job I feel that people think that I will ask for too much in salary (which is not true) we both want to just be in it. Is it easier to just train a person with a college degree to do these kinds of jobs. It took me a period of time to learn the fine points of Labor Certs and they keep changing (the old way, the RIRs, PERM, now I read that it takes longer for RIRs and it's back to the old way) so it will take awhile for one to be good at it.

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