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Immigration Daily November 12, 2008
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Choose Words Wisely

WorldNetDaily reports "Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Ruth McGregor stirred up a hornet's nest by endorsing a demand from the Hispanic Bar Association to censor words and phrases such as "illegal aliens" and "illegal immigrants" and substitute "foreign nationals" in court documents." For the full story, see here.

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PERM Practice Tips

ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new 3-part telephone seminar series "PERM Practice Tips" (featuring Joel Stewart, Gary Endelman, and other distinguished speakers to be announced). The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on November 26: Key Terms & Concepts Under the PERM Regulation

  • Powers and Duties of Agent or Attorney
  • Area of Intended Employment
  • Types of Employement entities
  • Full-Time Employment
  • Job Opportunity
  • Professional and Non-Professional Occupations
  • Tax Exempt Entity
  • All About O*Net
  • Specific Vocational Preparation Update
  • United States Worker
  • Role of State Workforce Agency
SECOND Phone Session on December 18: With or Without Perm: Preparing Applications for 1st or 2nd Preference
  • Comparison of Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate or Beyond
  • What Does "Or Equivalency Mean" ?
    1. Foreign Equivalencies
    2. Combinations of Experience and Education
    3. Current View of DHS
    4. What is Training?
  • 2nd Preference National Interest Waivers
  • 2nd Preference Exceptional Ability Petitiones
  • A Close Look at Schedule A
  • Tips on 1st Preference Alternatives:
    1. persons of extraordinary ability,
    2. outstanding professors and researchers, and
    3. multinational executives and managers
THIRD Phone Session on January 8: PERM Practice Problems
  • Attorney Representation in PERM Applications
  • Dangers in Attestations
  • Review of Notice Requirements
  • Preparing and Retaining Record Files
  • Substitution of Employers
  • On-Line Registration of Employers
  • Business Necessity for Job Level Four
  • Gaining Experience on the Job
  • Alien Influence and Control
  • Post Denial Options: Reconsideration or Appeal to BALCA
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday November 24th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


Be The Change You Seek - A One Step Recession Survival Program For Immigrants
Bistra Milovansky writes "Despite the global and local economic stir I was witnessing for several months, it did not hit me until that first Friday of October - I had not acknowledged the eyes of the recession starring (or winking) at me all summer long until then."

Immigrants Of The Week: Players On The Tampa Bay Rays, Peter Carey, and Irshad Manji
Greg Siskind honors immigrants of the week.

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USCIS Releases AILA Liaison Committee Minutes
USCIS released the October 28, 2008 minutes from its USCIS-AILA liaison committee meeting.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Experienced immigration paralegal to work remotely drafting mostly non-immigrant visa petitions (O, L, E, H) and some EB-1, PERM & AOS status applications for small firm. Excellent references essential. Email resume to

EB-5 Business For Sale
US EB-5 opportunity - Lumber manufacturing, Barnes Manufacturing Co., Kenbridge, VA, Lunenburg County. $2.7 million USD. No debt or inventory included. To view pictures and an appraisal report, see here. To discuss further, contact Thomas Barnes at: or call 434-955-0595 (after 10 am EST). All inquiries will be kept confidential.

PERM Services
At Jon Byk Advertising, Inc., we provide a wide range of services that will help fulfill your PERM recruitment requirements quickly, cost-effectively, and efficiently. With 15+ years of experience working with one of the nation's largest immigration law firms, our customer service is unparalleled. We understand the importance of meeting DOL requirements with regards to ad content, media selection, ad documentation (tear-sheets), and deadlines. We will locate publications that meet DOL and EDD requirements by geographic region, provide upfront pricing, and timely deliver original tear-sheets for all ads (print, online or broadcast). Our experience in recruitment solutions means valuable time saved for you. For more info and a free quote, contact Mya Le at 310-476-3012 or


Lawmakers Don't Agree On Immigration Proposals
A panel of lawmakers studying illegal immigration couldn't agree on major legislation to propose in the upcoming legislative session.

Voters Exacted A Stiff Price For Immigration Politicking
Last Tuesday's election surfaced important new constituencies that will change the political landscape.

Underground, Undocumented Undergraduates Dream Big
Even though you might identify yourself as an American, raised for the majority of your lifetime in Los Angeles or Orange County, there is still one giant roadblock to this dream for a mass minority: immigration status.

IBM, Citizenship and Efficiency
Citizenship is going paperless. That's the aim anyway of a new contract announced last week by IBM.


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Immigration Event - Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL - Workplace Enforcement & Immigration, November 14, 2007, Loyola Law School. The Federal Bar Association is pleased to sponsor this event which will provide practical guidance on issues arising from DHS enforcement measures. Keep abreast of the most pressing issues and initiatives undertaken by the government and the best practices associated with them. For details, including how to register, see here. Additional questions can be directed to program chair Peggy McCormick: or (tel) 312-267-4610. ILW.COM is pleased to be an event media sponsor.


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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim                        ISSN:   1930-062X