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Immigration Daily October 23, 2007
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Immigration In Iowa

According to a San Diego Union-Tribune news story, "When Iowa Republicans hold their first-in-the-nation caucuses Jan. 3, some say immigration will be a prominent voting issue here for the first time." For the full story, see here.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to


Deadline Is Tuesday, October 23rd For 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:


The 100 Naturalization Questions And How To Really Improve The Naturalization Experience
Alan Lee, Esq. writes "The new naturalization test with 100 questions announced on September 27, 2007, and to be implemented on October 1, 2008, is more difficult for immigrants to comprehend, and could only improve the naturalization experience under certain conditions."


USCIS Answers National Stakeholder Questions
USCIS published its responses to national stakeholder questions from its September 26, 2007 USCIS National Stakeholder meeting.

USCIS Answers AILA Meeting Questions
USCIS published its responses to AILA questions from its September 27, 2007 AILA meeting.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Downtown Miami, FL - Immigration boutique law firm seeks paralegal with 2+ years of experience in business immigration. Must have experience with PERM, but also H, L, and E visas, and residency processing. Must be fluent in English and Spanish. Competitive salary, benefits. Fax resume to 305-577-0095 or email Armando Mosquera, Office Manager: No phone calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Prominent Beverly Hills, CA firm seeks associate with 1-2 years experience. Good writing skills. Great opportunity to learn and grow. Salary open. Email resume to: or fax 310.274.8591. No phone calls please. All replies will be held in confidence.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Miami, FL and San Jose, CA - Littler Mendelson's Global Corporate Migration Group ("Littler Global") provides US and international business migration solutions for global companies around the world. Littler Global is the immigration practice for Littler Mendelson, the nation's premier employment and labor law firm. Littler Global is recruiting for candidates with a JD, plus 5+ years of business immigration law experience in high-volume practice. Candidates should possess excellent academic credentials, excellent written and communications skills. Applicants should be a quick learner, detailed, and organized. Fast-paced practice requiring good business judgment and an ability to respond quickly and effectively to change. Submit your resume online at Please reference Littler Global in your application. We offer a generous compensation package to full-time employees and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
The 160-lawyer Minneapolis-based law firm of Gray Plant Mooty (GPM) seeks qualified immigration attorney to join its established and growing employment law practice. Applicants should have minimum 6 years experience in employment-based immigration law. Successful candidate will have a portable business practice as well as proven business development skills. We offer a collegial work environment, plus competitive compensation + benefits package. In 2007, GPM was selected as one of the top five corporate law firms in the Twin Cities, for the third time in four years, by Corporate Board Member magazine, and has been recognized as one of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's "Best Places to Work" for the past 5 years. Interested applicants should send cover letter + resume to: Martha Gentilini, Lateral Recruiting Manager at An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY- Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP, a nationally-known immigration law firm, has an opening for an associate with 1-3 years experience in immigration law matters. We are a full-service practice, and you will work predominantly on employment-related immigration matters, with focus on Eb-1, O-1, and J-1 waivers. If you have excellent academic credentials and are interested in working on challenging cases at the cutting edge of immigration law, fax your resume to (215) 825-8699 or email:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
NY, NY - Lehman Brothers seeks immigration paralegal with 2-4 years experience. Responsibilities include: interacting with HR and employees/prospective employees on immigration matters, advising foreign national employees and HR reps on immigration policy and the preparation of employment-based visas petitions and green card applications. Requirements include: Bachelor's degree in liberal arts or equivalent experience; strong technical knowledge of non-immigrant and immigrant visas; organized and detail-oriented candidate with excellent writing skills; ability to juggle multiple tasks under time constraints; strong interpersonal skills. Visit for detailed information and to apply (select Experienced Hires, search for jobs in Americas, key word: paralegal). Please indicate in cover letter that position was seen in Immigration Daily. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Exceptional career advancement opportunities available for you in the New York and New Jersey offices of this prominent global immigration law firm. Candidates will work as part of a team of attorneys and professional support staff assisting multinational companies primarily with their US immigration requirements. Job involves extensive client contact and utilization of state-of-the-art case preparation and management systems to prepare, track, and manage cases in process. Congenial and dynamic environment. Only candidates with immigration experience should apply: Job Requirements: - 3+ years business immigration experience, including experience with PERM, - BA/BS degree srequired - MS Word and Windows 2000 required, - Excellent verbal and written communication skills, - Ability to perform multiple tasks in a dynamic work environment. The firm offers highly competitive salaries and excellent growth opportunities. EOE.

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.

Case Management Technology
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Immigration Event - San Diego, CA
Integrating Immigrants or Testing for Citizenship? Reconciling Goals and Practices in U.S. Naturalization Policies Sponsored by the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies. 3:00-5:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 30, 2007 Conference Room 115, Institute of the Americas, Eleanor Roosevelt College Administration Building. University of California, San Diego. Speaker: Susan M. Gordon, Ben Gurion University, Israel. Contact: (858) 822-4447 or


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:
ID is right in its recent comment (10/16/07 ID) that many immigration lawyers are not only just getting by, but struggling to do so. I have many times thought about getting out of immigration law altogether, and may do so in the coming year if things don't better.

Evan, Esq.

Dear Editor:
I have read ID's comment regarding lawyers and paralegals nationwide (10/17/07 ID). Is ID recruiting consultants who are overseas as well?

Amal S. Kamel

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