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Immigration Daily February 15, 2007
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NFL Rejects Border Patrol Ad

According to a Washington Times news story, "The National Football League refused to run a recruitment ad for the US Border Patrol in last week's Super Bowl program, saying it was "controversial" because it mentioned duties such as fighting terrorism and stopping drugs and illegal aliens at the border." For the full story, see here.

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Second Issue Of PQ: The PERM Quarterly

The second issue of PQ: The PERM Quarterly features the following:

  • Recently Emerging Issues By Joel Stewart
  • In-Job Experience: Why We Need It and How We Can Still Get It By Gary Endelman
  • Ask The Editor By Joel Stewart
  • Professional & Trade Journals Under PERM By Nathan Waxman
  • Joel Stewart's BALCA Review By Joel Stewart
  • First PERM BALCA Decision By Careen B. Shannon
  • BALCA's Health America Decision Doesn't Go Far Enough By R. Blake Chisam
  • Federal Court Litigation By Sam Udani
CD-ROM Table of Contents:

  • Matter of HealthAmerica, No. 2006-PER-00001 (BALCA, Jul.18, 2006)
  • Darby v. Cisneros, 509 U.S. 137, 125 L. Ed. 2d 113, 113 Supreme Court. 2539 (1993)
  • Carlson Letter On PERM Modification
  • FAQ On Public Disclosure System
  • FAQ On Extended RIR Conversion Date
  • Training And Employment Guidance Letter No. 7-06
  • Public Disclosure System from OFLC
  • Federal Register Notice on RIR Eligibility Date
  • Errata
Note: The first issue of PQ: The PERM Quarterly was mailed to every purchaser of THE PERM BOOK for free. To continue to receive future issues of PQ: The PERM Quarterly, you must be subscribed. To subscribe, please see here.


Qualifying Program Participants Through Affiliation With Institutions Of Higher Education
Maria M. Cordon writes "Even though this is a non-precedent decision, it assists the practitioner when deciding case strategy because it provides a roadmap of what needs to be done in a case."


USCIS Issues China Intercountry Adoption Reminder Notice
The USCIS issued a reminder notice to prospective adoptive parents of the new rules for intercountry adoptions from China that go into effect on May 1, 2007.


Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Natick, MA - The MathWorks is the leading developer and supplier of software for technical computing and Model-Based Design. Employing more than 1,400 people, The MathWorks was founded in 1984. The company has been profitable every year since its inception and is privately held. We are currently recruiting for an Immigration Specialist. The Immigration Specialisht will oversee our immigration programs and will have the oppportunity to participate in recruiting related programs. Successful candidate will have: proficiency in Microsoft Windows products, 3 yrs. of relevant work experience in immigration or human resources, strong knowledge of immigration law and overall immigration practices, experience managing immigration practices including H-1Bs, F-1s, green cards, etc. For job details (#4736-DC), see here. Interested applicants, send your resume to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Lead business immigration paralegal wanted for Stamford, CT law firm. Salary commensurate with abilities. Full benefits offered, collegial environment. Must be fully versed in PERM and employment-based visa petitions. Send resume and cover letter to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
13-person midtown NYC immigration law firm seeks paralegal with 2+ years of experience with business applications: nonimmigrant and immigrant. Experience with family based, naturalization and other applications a plus. Ideal candidate has BA degree, is detail oriented, organized, conscientious. Candidate must also possess excellent writing, communication & case management skills. Competitive compensation package offered. Email resume + cover letter in MS Word format to Marcia Needleman:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Chevy Chase Pavilion at Friendship Heights Metro (Washington, DC) - Polished and meticulous senior business immigration attorney needed to join nationally recognized, fast-paced immigration team in friendly 10-attorney firm. You will work independently on diverse immigrant and nonimmigrant cases, manage paralegals, and coordinate directly with clients. Requires 4+ yrs experience, excellent PC, communication, interpersonal & organizational skills. Contact Denise C. Hammond, Tobin O.Connor Ewing & Richard, 5335 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Ste. 700, Washington, D.C. 20015,

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Established downtown NYC immigration practice seeks paralegal with 2+ years of business immigration experience, including hands-on preparation of PERM applications. Must have Bachelor's degree as well as excellent writing, communication and case management skills. Opportunity to work closely with sole practitioner. Competitive salary/benefits. Submit resume and cover letter to Lynne R. Newkofsky, Esq.: All inquiries will be kept confidential.

Credential Evaluation And Translation
As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry $50 educational evaluations, as well as $200 'expert opinion' work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and times, see: AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, please contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, visit, or email:

Case Management Technology
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Immigration Event - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Internationally Recruited Nurses: Creating Positive Practice Environments, March 1-2, 2007, Ft. Lauderdale. This conference focuses on strategies that create a positive work environment and facilitate the successful integration of internationally recruited nurses into the health care team and provides a better understanding of the immigration processes related to internationally recruited nurses. Co-sponsored by the American Nurses Association and the International Centre on Nurse Migration. For details, see here. For the registration form, see here. ILW.COM is pleased to be a media sponsor for this event.

Immigration Event - Philadelphia, PA
The Office of the CIS Ombudsman (CISOMB) is pleased to invite you to participate in "Philadelphia District Office-How Is It Working For You?", Friday, Feb 16, 9:30-10:30am, part of the CISOMB's community call-in teleconference series pilot program. CISOMB looks forward to hearing your comments for improvement as well as any related best practice suggestions. To participate, RSVP, indicating interest in joining the PA call. The first 50 people to sign up for each call will be able to participate and will receive a return email with the call-in information. For more info, including a schedule of other upcoming calls, see here. [modified Ed. 2/15/07]


Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: (300-words or fewer preferred). Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence, available in our archives.

Dear Editor:
The San Francisco Chronicle carried a story (2/17/07) about a man who, through court action, finally was granted permanent residence by the CIS after 16 years. The article, although well written, misses the distinction between permanent residence and citizenship and lumps two distinct categories of challenge to government inaction in immigration matters into one, as though there were no distinction at all. In fact, there are two separate and distinct ways to challenge the USCIS when immigration applications or petitions are not timely adjudicated. Inaction by CIS to adjudicate an application for permanent residence can be accomplished through a Writ of Mandamus, filed in federal court under the provisions of 8 USC 1255, while an Application for Naturalization pending more than 120 days after the Preliminary Interview is brought under 8 USC 1147(b) (Section 336(b) of the Immigration & Nationality Act). Both Mandamus and Section 336(b) actions are filed almost every day and are an effective tool to force the government to do what they are supposed to do, quickly. What is the reason for delays in the approval of applications and petitions? Many times it is simply the FBI Name Check, completely out of the control of USCIS, that can sometimes take a year, or in some cases many years, unless a Mandamus or Section 336(b) action is filed. The purpose of the FBI Name Check is purportedly to keep America safe. A noble endeavor, but the irony is that permanent residents seeking citizenship have been in the US for years as permanent residents, and many of the adjustment of status applicants have been in the US as nonimmigrants for many years, with no such name check performed until they either apply for permanent residence or citizenship, as the case may be.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
Responding to Mr Utterback's letter to the Editor (2/14/07 ID), but the Constitution is about a whole lot more than the rights and privileges of citizens.

Dave Anderson

Dear Editor:
In response to Mr. Utterback's letter (2/14/07 ID), I am truly appaled at his letter's outright racism and lack of education where as the american history is concerned. I stated this before when Mr Ranger in his letters were on a tirade about a fence that will virtually do nothing but cost more human lives to feed his racist rights. When the first Europeans came to this country they found that there was already a civilization here? They were the Native American Indians Remember them from grade school? Remember we stole this land first. o.k. Can everyone trace all the way back and say know all their fore fathers were through ellis Island? Hope so other wise everyone would techinically need to go back where they came from. We Americans contributed to the some of the problems that mexicans are having with the work cituation with our NAFTA program that was really supoosed to help them but did more harm then good.Now we should just though up our hands and say oh well. We have our children dieing in Iraq over something now that really is not our problem and we can't fix a problem we had a hand in?

Kim Bilyou

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