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Immigration Daily October 27, 2009
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Google Founder Says Thanks

The New York Times reports that Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google is donating a million dollars to Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) which helped him and his family escape the Soviet Union. "Were it not for the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, there might be no Google. Thirty years ago today, Sergey Brin, a 6-year-old Soviet boy facing an uncertain future, arrived in the United States with the help of the society. Now Mr. Brin, the billionaire co-founder of Google, is giving $1 million to the society, widely known as HIAS, which helped his family escape anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union and establish itself here."

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PERM For Experts

Tuesday, October 27th is the deadline for ILW.COMs new seminar series "PERM For Experts" with speakers Joel Stewart (discussion leader), Christian Allen, Robert Banta, Lorna Burgess, Christina LaBrie, Michael Piston, Careen Shannon, Rohit Turkhud, David Ware and Nathan Waxman. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on October 28: Mechanics of a PERM Case

  • Introduction of New PERM Form 9089
  • OMB Certification of Form 9089
  • Step by Step Preparation of PERM Application
    • O'Net ABC's: Job Titles, Duties, & Occupations, SVP & Job Zones
    • Prevailing wage: Calculating Using Step-by Step and Competency Levels, Wage Ranges, Schedule D Professionals and Educational Ratings
    • How to File at SWA & Prevailing Wage Appeals to DOL
  • Schedule A
    • Group I: Nurses, Physical Therapists
    • Group II
      • Exceptional Workers in the Sciences or Arts
      • Performing Artists
  • Special Filing
    • College & University Teachers
    • Live-In Domestic Workers
    • Sheepherders
SECOND Phone Session on November 25: Recruitment Process
  • Notice of Filing: 10 Day Posting and Internal Media
  • Regular Recruitment: 30-Day Job Orders and Two Sunday Ads
  • Recruitment Requirements for Professional Jobs
    • PERM Professions under Schedule D
    • Select 3 Types of Professional Recruitment
  • US Workers: Ethical Issues Regarding Methods of Contact, Review of Resumes, and Interview
  • Preparing the Record File: Recruitment Report, Summary of Job Interview and Supporting Documents
  • PERM From Start to Finish in 61 Days
  • 2nd Preference Issues: Advanced Degree v. Exceptional Ability
  • 3rd Preference Issues: Bachelor's Degree, Post-Secondary Education, Training, and Paid
THIRD Phone Session on December 16: Special Problems with PERM
  • Restrictive Requirements:
    • Actual Minimum Requirements
    • Special Requirements, Foreign Languages
    • Combination of Occupations
    • Alternative Requirements
    • Combinations of Education, Experience, and Training
    • Layoffs
    • Alien Influence and Control
  • Anti-Fraud Rule
  • Audit Letters and Final Determinations
  • Post Denial Practice:
    • Motions to Reconsider to Certifying Officer
    • Requests for Appeal to BALCA
    • Federal Court Litigation
  • BALCA Case Summaries:
    • Harmless Error
    • Challenging the Zero Tolerance Policy
    • Defining the Record File
    • Remands from BALCA
Tuesday, October 27th is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: Fax form: Don't delay, sign up today.


The I-485 Inventory Numbers Require Attention
Paul Szeto, Esq. writes "These statistics indicate that, without changes in the visa system, the wait for an employment visa will remain to be long."

The Truth About Costly Verification Systems, Unauthorized Immigrants And Health Care
Walter A. Ewing of Immigration Policy Center writes "It is important that all people receive basic health care because immigrants are in our neighborhoods, our schools, and our churches. It is in the interest of public health that everyone receives basic immunizations and other basic care."

Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification
Joel Stewart writes "David will kick off the conference by talking about issues stemming from the current economic crisis. I posed some questions to David, and he was kind enough to give us a preview on his talk."

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DOJ Immigration Litigation Bulletin: April 2009
The Department of Justice Office of Immigration Litigation released the April 2009 issue of its publication, Immigration Litigation Bulletin.


Help Wanted - Immigration Attorneys
Owings Mills, MD - The Murthy Law Firm seeks attorneys with 3+ years of experience in business immigration law. Our practice is dynamic and fast-paced with high standards of integrity, work ethic, and quality. Successful candidates will have the ability to work both as members of a team and as team leaders. They will bring in-depth understanding and knowledge of the breadth of immigration procedures, and are expected to supervise paralegals and support staff. Good writing and analytical skills are required. They will join more than a dozen high-caliber colleagues and have quality support in the way of legal and administrative staff, as well as technology. Visit for details regarding the unique benefits of working at the Murthy Law Firm. Send Resume + cover letter to All communication will be treated in confidence. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and abilities. Final interviews of candidates are at our office a few minutes from downtown Baltimore, MD. EOE.

Case Management Technology
Are you ready for the new changes in immigration? See why INSZoom has a 99% customer retention rate. Use our forms with peace of mind - 800+ updated within 24 hours of any new release, no patches or downloads. E-File 20+ forms. Access your firm's online database anywhere you have internet access. Client relationship management tools, practice management tools, group calendaring, emails, notes, reports, invoices, auto email alerts and reminders, document storage and assembly. A library of customizable questionnaires, letters and email templates included. Online access for clients to check case status included. Compliancy modules: I9, LCA, AR 11, PERM. Optional services: credit card processing, Outlook & QuickBooks integration. One-time data entry and auto population into all documents will save you time and reduce errors. Customizable to support solo practitioners, mid-large law firms & corporations. We teach you how to customize the software to fit your processes and communication needs. Founded in 1999, INSZoom is a profitable, financially sound company, employing 100+ engineers, sales, and support staff. INSZoom is ISO 27001:2005 certified and the "world's largest immigration software company", built with flexible modules that allow you to manage and control technology. To schedule a complimentary online demo, call 925-244-0600 or email

BIA Delivery Service
Have you missed the deadline for overnight delivery to the Board of Immigration Appeals? We offer same day service to the BIA. We are conveniently located only a block away. Fax us your Notice to Appeal or brief by 2pm ET on the due date to: (703) 845-5991 and we will personally file it for you, obtain a stamped date copy and mail/fax it back to you. We offer competitive rates and unparallelled service. For information, contact us: Brief-X-Press, Falls Church, VA Fax: (703) 845-5991.

PERM Services
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Chasing The Dream: 'Latino In America' On CNN
The United States has 51 million Latinos, or the largest population in the world outside of Mexico. Over four hours, O'Brien tells the story of a few.

Making New York 'Immigrant Friendly'
"Immigrants are why New York City became America's economic engine," said Bloomberg in a recent press conference where he announced his campaign platform for immigrant communities.

Houston Immigration Officer Arrested
Federal agents on Thursday arrested a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officer on bribery and fraud charges, authorities said.

Republicans Press To Add Citizenship Question To Census Forms
Immigration, an issue placed on the congressional backburner by attempts to revamp the nation's health care system, is percolating again as Republican lawmakers are pushing a measure that would require U.S. Census forms to include a question about the citizenship status of respondents.


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New Attorney
The Law Office of Vera A. Weisz is pleased to announce that Wallie Mason has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney, and the firm shall now be known as Weisz Immigration Law Group. Ms. Mason brings over two decades of experience practicing Immigration Law, including family, business and asylum matters. She has taught and written on Immigration and Human Rights Law topics and holds an LLM in International Law from Notre Dame University's London UK Law Centre.


Readers can share comments, email: (up to 300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives

Dear Editor:
Regarding ID Comment (10/23/09 ID): The question of whether the person status should be reported in the census is going to deter and true count of the population we have at this time. This question will defray the nonimmigrant to not be included unless someone will convince that this is not a form to know where they are and that by reporting it it would be for their best interest. As it is all these raids have convince the nonimmigrant that this is another way to single them out and to deport them eventually.

Gladys C Farris

Dear Editor:
Regarding Jim Roberts' letter's (10/26/09 ID) question: "... so when are liberals going to stop their hate against citizens who want less entry?" "Liberals" don't "hate citizens who want less entry", What we hate are the duplistic sleights of "mind" that result in such facile statements as the one above... and so many others that the Jim Roberts' letters have offerred in the past.


Dear Editor:
On the (10/26/09 ID) letters, the R. Algase letter believes it is "American" to ban the free speech rights of those who have other views, calling them "bigots". What could be more un-American? Why is restricting free speech OK, but not entry numbers? This is delusion (See 2nd Thess. 2). It is R. Yang's letter that gets "more ridiculous each time we read them" being oblivious to realities, religion and boundaries which reduces US to an economic corporation and merely a marketplace to buy, sell and work. Does the letter really think we are a "theocracy dictatorship"? Is it fair competition when Chinese steal or are given technologies from US, producing products under conditions that would be illegal here and then given a green light to our markets without tariffs? We need fair trade that protects US, not free trade globalism that destroys our markets and jobs. This is what will "reverse our trade deficits" as fully discussed in the articles by Pat Buchannon ("Globalism and Americanism") and Frosty Wooldridge ("Made in China: Importing America to Its Own Death"). The S.L. letter's attempt at wit succeeds only by half. What the letter deems my "insulting fiction" is in fact the learned opinion of Wikipedia regarding the reasons for the Chinese Exclusion Act, no mention of "skin color". Confucius said, "Man who throws dirt loses Ground". To replace America's interests with specious egalitarianism and hyphenated Americans is truly "chutzpah".

Jim Roberts

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