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Immigration Daily October 10, 2007
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Offshoring Legal Services

We bring to your attention a noteworthy Article on Indian legal offshoring companies and the impact on the future of legal services in the US. For the article, see here.

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PERM From A To Z

ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new telephone seminar series on PERM. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on October 25th: First Things First - What Needs to be Done Before Preparing the Labor Certification to File

  • Do you have a case?
  • Who is going to pay for it?
  • Who are you representing?
  • What are the issues that need to be resolved?
  • How do you use the O*Net to your advantage?
  • Where do you recruit?
SECOND Phone Session on November 8th: Preparing to File the Form 9089 - Avoiding Potential Problem Areas
  • What do you need to know about the revised form?
  • What is the impact of HealthAmerica and other BALCA cases?
  • The Master's/Bachelor's conundrum when is a Bachelor's not a Bachelor's?
  • How do I draft the Form 9089 to avoid an audit?
  • How do I correctly fill out Parts H, J, and K?
THIRD Phone Session on December 6th: Preparing for After Filing the Form 9089
  • Business necessity documentation When do I need it and what do I need?
  • What other documentation should be assembled and ready?
  • How do the new regulations affect the approved PERM?
  • Why would I want to appeal?
  • What must I do, in advance, to make the I-140 approvable?
  • Is it that true that more audits are being issued and what are they about?
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, October 23rd. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


Unauthorized Youths And Higher Education: The Ongoing Debate
Dawn Konet for the Migration Policy Institute writes "When policymakers discuss the unauthorized population in the US, the focus is mainly on immigrants who crossed the border as adults. Less frequently discussed are the children brought into the country illegally."


CRS On Private Immigration Legislation
The Congressional Research Service issued an updated version of its report on private immigration legislation.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Downtown Cleveland, OH - The Law Offices of Margaret Wong & Associates, LPA seeks an employment based immigration attorney with 1+ years of related experience to join its thriving immigration law practice. Founded over 30 years ago, the firm now consists of 9 attorneys and 36 other staff members. Licensed in Ohio preferred. We offer a challenging and exciting work environment and seek a candidate possessing a keen legal mind. Research and drafting skills are a must. Competitive benefits package offered. Interested candidates submit resume and cover letter to or fax to 216-566-1125. No phone calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Downtown Cleveland, OH - The Law Offices of Margaret Wong & Associates, LPA seeks an experienced employment based immigration paralegal with 3-5+ years of experience to join its thriving boutique immigration law practice. Founded over 30 years ago, the firm now consists of 36 staff members and 9 attorneys. Interested candidates submit resume and cover letter to or fax to 216-566-1125. No phone calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Dallas, TX - Exceptional and challenging career opportunities available for you at this prominent global immigration law firm. Ideal candidate will work on site at client. Must have 24 years of law firm experience or corporate U.S. business immigration experience within professional services firm/hi-tech industry preferred. Experience processing H-1B, L-1 (blanket & non-blanket), TN, B-1 required. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong employee relations skills; demonstrate ability to make independent, sound judgments under critical and time sensitive conditions; must be detail-oriented with strong analytical and organizational skills, and ability to perform multiple tasks in fast-paced environment. Bachelor's Degree, Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, Acces, PowerPoint required. Firm offers highly competitive salaries + great benefits. Please submit resume, writing sample, + salary requirement to:

PERM Services
Adnet Advertising Agency Inc. has provided labor certification advertising services to immigration attorneys since 1992. Adnet helps attorneys find appropriate places to run labor cert ads, places the ads, obtains the tearsheets, and offers a variety of billing options. Attorneys can manage the entire ad process through Adnet's secure web-based Ad-managment system. Most of Adnet's services are free since we receive a commission from the newspapers and journals where the ad is placed. Adnet services large international law firms as well as solo practice attorneys. Call us at 212-587-3164, visit, or email us at Contact us today to find out why we are the ad agency of choice for immigration attorneys since 1992.

Immigration Law Certificate
Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. Beginning this spring, the program is also being offered online. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.


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Immigration Event
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) presents "9th Annual Family Immigration Law Conference And Tour of The Consulate". November 13-15, 2007. This two and a half-day seminar will provide detailed information on the most important aspects of family-based immigration, including: eligibility to immigrate based on family relation, consular processing, adjustment of status, 245(i) eligibility, Child Status Protection Act, grounds of inadmissibility, consequences of unlawful presence, filing effective waiver applications, and the affidavit of support requirements. To learn more, including summary agenda, fees, and registration information, please see here. Deadline is October 31, 2007. ILW.COM is pleased to be a media sponsor for this event.


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:
It is rude to have the opinion of any ID letter writer called "completely absurd". My letter of 10/05/07 did not, as Mr. Yang's letter suggests (10/08/07 ID), say, "most of world poor population will move to USA because of open border". It clearly said, "But what havoc it would reap, if after opening America's borders ..." My statement was not "completely absurd" and was intended not as a prediction of fact, but as counterpoint against which to compare one potential effect of US open borders. What is "completely absurd" is that Mr. Yang's letter made such a rude statement in the first place. The thrust of Mr. Yang's claim that, "as the Berlin wall collapsed . . . not all East Germans move to western Germany," is not completely correct - there was migration - but the reason there was no mass migration was because immediately upon the fall of the wall, West Germany pumped hundreds of millions of Deutschmarks into the East German economy, including generous payment to East Germans when they converted their East German currency into Deutschmarks, along with other building and social welfare programs. Had this not occurred, it would have been a much different scenario, but even so, after almost twenty years, Germany's economy is suffering. An open border program for America would not solve the economic problems of the Third World, but would surely generate massive economic and social problems for America. The immigration debate is not whether the US should open its borders. The debate is how America to reconcile fairness with reality. Is it fair to legalize millions of undocumented aliens? It is reality not to? And, which policy will better protect the American economy?

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

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Michael R. Pacewicz, Esq.

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Dear Editor:
Mr. McTyier's letter (10/09/07 ID) is very helpful in elucidating the ancient origins of the concepts and laws of citizenship. My only reservation is the spelling; these laws are spelled ius sanguinis and ius soli. And, as Semakweli's letter (10/09/07 ID) has rightly remarked, the citizenship derived from a place of birth is indeed a matter of constitutional law embodied in Amendment XIV, Sec. 1. I consider the term "anchor babies" as base demagoguery, the use of which serves only to create a wholly unrealistic image of some kind of benefits that can be obtained through procreation. Consider all the necessary steps needed for obtaining residency in that way. First, a child is born - a nonevent for the parents in the immigration law perspective. Second, a child has to reach the age of 18 yrs. at which time a child may file a petition for the parents. Third, a child has to prove an income for the past three years at least equal to 125 per cent of the level of poverty. In view of these circumstances it seems absurd for anyone to decide to have a child solely in hopes that in a distant future this child will secure the way to US legal residency. That doesn't stop the politicians from using legitimate immigration issues as bogeymen for the uninformed. Of course, cliches are easier to sell than a thoughtful and learned discussion. It is strange, however, that everyone agrees that the immigration law, as written, is deeply flawed - and yet our supreme lawgivers cannot solve this problem. I'd propose to our illustrious Congress to start with defining the goal of our immigration policy, to define its purpose, because at this time there are too many horses pulling the cart all in different directions.


Dear Editor:
We must screen out welfare seekers, criminals and terrorists using immigration laws, but if there are willing US employers want to hire willing foreigners based on skills and merits it should 100 % legal and ethical to do so and Americans have no right to demand that US businesses must exempt them global job market competition. Immigration laws to protect our welfare system from being abused, to protect our homeland security is right, but to exempt Americans from market competition is wrong, unfair and not working because protectionism in the USA will create more jobs outsourcing to overseas and also to robots, machines, computers. The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was the most obvious example of unfair and racist protectionism. There were no welfare and social security in year 1882, Chinese were simply banned and discriminated to immigrate to the USA because my ancestors would be the competitors for white European immigrants in labor market and also businesses. It's impossible, inhumane nor beneficial to deport 12-20 million illegal immigrants but if they want legal status, we must put one condition absolutely no public welfare available for them, including lower in state tuition rate unless they can show enough taxes have been paid into the system and we require everybody must have mandatory health insurance.

Robert Yang

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