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Arthur L. Zabenko, Esq., Legal Editor
Nina Manchanda, Esq., Assistant Legal Editor
Marc Ellis, Esq., Chat Transcripts Editor
March 14, 2001
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Editor's Comments of the Day

ILW.COM encourages the submission of letters to the editor at We do not publish letters seeking solutions to specific cases. We do publish letters which raise issues of general interest to the community dealing with issues of immigration law. A correspondent raises the issue of the prevailing wage for an H-1B for a purchasing agent/contract administration position which also requires proficiency in other languages in addition to English. The regulations regarding the wage attestation on the LCA can be found at 20 CFR 655.731. Many H-1B beneficiaries become the beneficiaries of labor certification where a whole different set of prevailing wage rules apply. As in so many other areas of immigration law, the regulation is open to a variety or interpretations. As the hub for communication on immigration we encourage lawyers, paralegals, HR personnel, H-1B beneficiaries and others whose lives are affected by immigration to share their experiences at

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Renewing or Replacing Your Green Card provides information on why you should worry about your green card and whether you should apply to renew or replace it.

Cases of the Day

Possession of Unregistered Firearm an Aggravated Felony
In US v. Rivas-Palacios, No. 00-40508 (5th Cir. Mar;. 9, 2001), the court held that possession of an unregistered firearm is a "crime of violence" and so an aggravated felony for immigration purposes.

Rehearing in Martirosyan v. INS
The 9th Circuit has voted for a rehearing en banc of In Martirosyan v. INS, No. 98-70979 (9th Cir. Oct. 23, 2000), where it found that there was substantial evidence to support Petitioner's claim that he had a well-founded fear of persecution based on his conscientious objection to serving in the army where he would be forced to engage in inhuman treatment of prisoners of war.

Congressional News of the Day

Rep. Mink Asks House to Eliminate Penalty for Citizenship
In an address to the House Rep. Mink requested support for the enactment of H.R.133, a bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to assure that immigrants do not have to wait longer for an immigrant visa as a result of a reclassification from family second preference to family first preference because of the naturalization of a parent or spouse.

Immigration News of the Day

The Rising Tide of Immigration
Computerworld magazine takes an in-depth look at the government's H-1B program which shows that H-1B visa holders could make up ten percent of the IT workforce by 2004.

ILW.COM Chats and Discussions of the Day

Chat with Lynn Susser
Lynn Susser will answer questions on all aspects of immigration law on Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (New York) time. Questions will be accepted starting 15 minutes before the beginning of the chat.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:

Where might I find some guidance on the following:

I am trying to find a prevailing wage for an H-1B purchasing agent/contract administration position in which part of the individual's duties require translating documents from two and possibly three languages and otherwise using English and these several Asian languages. The salaries for the position without the foreign language component are already much higher than my client ever imagined, but how much of an increase must I anticipate from my State Employment Division with the added language requirements?

Thank you for whatever assistance you may be able to provide. If none, thank you for your very helpful daily newsletter

Billie Gray

Classifieds of the Day

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Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, is the largest law firm in the country practicing exclusively in the area of immigration and nationality law. In order meet the demands of our growing business, the firm is actively recruiting for experienced paralegals in its NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, STAMFORD and CHICAGO offices. The ideal candidate has business immigration experience or a human resources background dealing with immigration issues. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. The firm offers superior salaries and exceptional growth opportunities. Please submit cover letter and resume to Anne-Rose van den Bossche, Esq., Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy, 515 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022 or fax 212-223-8757

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