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Immigration Daily April 23, 2014
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Comment: Fresh Produce Needs CIR
Partnership for a New American Economy published a detailed report "No Longer Home Grown" which demonstrates how labor shortages are reducing American production of fresh produce and slowing US economic growth.

Our study shows the inability of U.S. growers to find sufficient labor was one of the most important factors driving the recent rise in prominence of imported produce in the U.S. diet. Labor accounted for 27 percent of the recent domestic market share decline experienced by U.S. growers-meaning it was alone responsible for decreasing the 2012 GDP by $3.3 billion and lowering total employment that year by more than 24,000 positions. Under the current immigration system, it is little surprise that U.S. farmers would face so many struggles finding sufficient workers to harvest crops and expand production. Few U.S. workers are willing to work on fresh produce farms due the seasonal, temporary, and arduous nature of the work. The H-2A visa program designed to allow farmers to bring in temporary workers is also unworkable and expensive for many American farms… As this report shows, any reform that creates a reliable, viable source of workers for U.S. farms to draw from would go a long way towards helping growers reclaim their share of the domestic market.
Our economy needs low-skilled workers just as it needs high-skilled workers. Comprehensive Immigration Reform needs to solve all the problems of our broken immigration system. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at editor@ilw.com.

Article: Immigrant Power: Naturalized American Wins Boston Marathon By Cyrus D. Mehta

Blogging: Top 10 Reasons the EOIR Computer System is Down By Jason Dzubow

Blogging: Immigration Discrimination costs Employers $155,500 in OSC Penalties; by Bruce Buchan

Blogging: Immigration Courts Impacted by Server Crash By Matthew Kolken

News: CBP Publishes I-94 FAQs

Focus: The PERM Book 3rd Edition
ILW.COM is pleased to announce a new edition of The PERM Book at our discounted price of $199.

Editor: Joel Stewart; Contributors: Christian Allen, Jonathan Amdur, Davis Bae, Robert E. Banta, Susan L. Brady, Barbara Brandes, Lorna Rogers Burgess, J. Ira Burkemper, Ramon Carrion, Blake Chisam, Susan J. Cohen, Jeffrey Devore, Victoria Donoghue, Gary Endelman, Rami Fakhoury, Jane Goldblum, Paul Hejinian, Linda Kim, Howard Kushner, Christina La Brie, David Lazaar, Katherine Lopez Ley, Edwin Litwin, Benjamin M. Lowe, Joan Matheu, Margaret McCormick, Cyrus D. Mehta, Lori S. Melton, Nancy Jo-Meritt, Matt Morse, Sherry Neal, David B.Pakula, Michael E. Piston, Edwin Rubin, Linda Rose, Lawrence Rudnick, Rebecca L. Sigmund, Jay Solomon, Timothy Spridgeon, Richard Tasoff, Rohit Turkhud, Kiran Vairale-Mumtaz, Alison Walters, Nathan A. Waxman, Mitchell L. Wexler, Leon Wildes, Sofia Zneimer

Special Comprehensive IT Section
by Rami Fakhoury and Matt Morse, Fakhoury Law Group

  • IT Occupations under SOC and O*Net
  • Roving Employees: Travel, 3rd Party Sites, Unanticipated Locations and Home Office
  • Diploma and Work Equivalencies
  • Alternative Requirements
Perm Overview by Featured Authors
  • Edwin Rubin "How to Prepare a PERM Form"
  • Larry Rudnick "Responding to Audits and Requests for Reconsideration"
  • Michael Piston "Appeal Strategies: BALCA and Federal Courts"
Special Issues in Focus:
  • Prevailing Wage Survival Kit by Linda Kim
  • Guide to Recruitment and Advertising by Rohit Turkhud
  • Alien Control: Investors, Family Ownership and PERM by Robert Banta
Statute and Regulations
  • PERM Rule
  • Preamble to PERM Rule (December, 2004)
  • PERM Forms (Current) & Instructions
  • PERM Forms (Proposed)
Agency Interpretations
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • PERM Stakeholder Meeting Reports
  • General Administration Letters
  • Foreign Labor Certification Memoranda
  • Prevailing Wage Memoranda
Roadmaps and Checklists
  • Overview of PERM Cases
  • Overall PERM Flow Chart
  • Employer Checklist
  • Alien Checklist
  • Job Offer Checklist
  • Attorney/Agent Checklist
  • Prevailing Wage Checklist
  • Minimum Requirements Checklist
  • Recruitment and Advertising
  • Special Requirements
Sample Cases
  • Approved Perm Applications
  • Approved Prevailing Wage Requests
  • Requests for Reconsideration
State Workforce Agencies:
By Kiran Vairale
  • Contacts and Addresses
  • How to Place 30 Day Job Orders
  • How to Document Results of Recruitment

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boston - Seyfarth Shaw has an immediate opening for a Senior Paralegal in our Immigration department. This position will participate in all aspects of the firm's national Business Immigration and Global Mobility practice, including assisting in the management of client relationships, preparing and filing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions, including PERM processing, and serving as a contact to numerous prominent clients. Our clients include Fortune 500 corporations, major academic and medical institutions, and performing artists. Required Skills & Abilities: Must be able to successfully multi-task, in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. Must be able to work independently, when necessary, in addition to being a team player. Must be able to communicate effectively in writing, and verbally, as appropriate for the needs of the audience (clients, governmental agencies, internal and external resources). Must be able to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Must be able to manage one's own time and the time of others. Qualifications: Must possess a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible business immigration experience. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please apply online to our job posting at www.seyfarth.com/careers.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
NYC - Midtown immigration law firm seeks paralegal with 2+ years of exp. w/full range of business applications: nonimmigrant and immigrant. Experience with family based, naturalization and other applications a plus. Ideal candidate has BA degree, excellent writing, communication & case management skills. Competitive compensation package offered. 4 day work week with potential for 5 days. Email resume and cover letter to mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Los Angeles (Century City) - Polsinelli LLP seeks a candidate to immediately fill a Paralegal position in their Immigration group. Responsibilities include managing multiple clients and tracking status of filings and documents needed for filings; working directly with foreign nationals to gather information and documentation; conducting research; assembling and organizing petitions for filing; drafting legal correspondence for attorney review; preparing appropriate forms; and maintaining online case management system and electronic files. Candidate must have: strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication (oral and written) skills; the ability to manage extensive client communication while simultaneously preparing and filing multiple cases in a fast-paced environment; excellent follow through skills and responsiveness; the ability to work efficiently and under time constraints to meet deadlines and handle multiple projects at the same time; excellent facility with computer systems and the ability to learn and efficiently use new systems. Requirements: Paralegal Certificate and BS or BA degree required. Immigration experience a plus. Apply here

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Detroit area law firm is seeking an immigration paralegal for their global business and employment-based immigration services. Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and 2+ years of related experience. Must be detail-oriented, able to multi-task efficiently, and strong verbal and written communication skills. Please email resumes to detroitlawfirm@gmail.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York City - Fragomen is the largest law firm in the world dedicated to corporate immigration, and is recognized as the leading global immigration services provider. Currently, they are seeking Business Immigration Paralegals to join their team in their New York City office. Candidates must have 2+ years of Corporate Immigration experience. This role will be apart of a thriving team and have the opportunity to work with global clients in a collegial office environment. Requirements: BA/BS degree; 3.0 GPA; Knowledge of immigration procedural processes; Minimum of 2 years' experience working with H-1, L, TN, E, O, PERM, highly desirable; Proficient with MS Office Suite; Ability to work in a high-volume, fast-pace environment; Excellent client service skills; Excellent communications skills and demonstrated attention to detail; Ability to meet deadlines; Ability to perform analyses and problem solve Submit your resume: here.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
San Francisco, CA - Fragomen is the largest law firm in the world dedicated to corporate immigration, and is recognized as the leading global immigration services provider. Currently, they are seeking Business Immigration Paralegals to join their team in their San Francisco office. Candidates must have 2+ years of Corporate Immigration experience. This role will be apart of a thriving team and have the opportunity to work with global clients in a collegial office environment. Requirements: BA/BS degree; 3.0 GPA; Knowledge of immigration procedural processes; Minimum of 2 years' experience working with H-1, L, TN, E, O, PERM, highly desirable; Proficient with MS Office Suite; Ability to work in a high-volume, fast-pace environment; Excellent client service skills; Excellent communications skills and demonstrated attention to detail; Ability to meet deadlines; Ability to perform analyses and problem solve. Submit your resume here.

Help: Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Santa Clara, CA - Fragomen is the largest law firm in the world dedicated to corporate immigration, and is recognized as the leading global immigration services provider. Currently, they are seeking Business Immigration Paralegals to join their team in their Santa Clara office. Candidates must have 5+ years of Corporate Immigration experience. This role will be apart of a thriving team and have the opportunity to work with global clients in a collegial office environment. Requirements: BA/BS degree; 3.0 GPA; Knowledge of immigration procedural processes; Minimum of 5 years' experience working with H-1, L, TN, E, O, PERM, highly desirable; Proficient with MS Office Suite; Ability to work in a high-volume, fast-pace environment; Excellent client service skills; Excellent communications skills and demonstrated attention to detail; Ability to meet deadlines; Ability to perform analyses and problem solve. Submit your resume here.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Toronto, ON - PricewaterhouseCoopers Immigration Law LLP, a law firm affiliated with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, seeks an experienced U.S. immigration attorney to provide corporate immigration solutions to a diverse business clientele. This position offers excellent opportunities for leadership, and career advancement. Responsibilities include managing the provision of legal services for NIV and IV matters including H-1B, L-1, TN, E-1/2, J-1, O-1, B-1/2, PERM, immigrant petitions, consular processing as well as advising on compliance and related matters. Must demonstrate a solid understanding of U.S. corporate immigration law, compliance issues and audits, be able to effectively manage law clerks and other client service team members and undertake business development. Require JD and admission to any U.S. state bar and at least 3 years of post-call U.S. corporate immigration experience. Please apply at www.pwc.com/ca/careers

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Toronto, ON - PricewaterhouseCoopers Immigration Law LLP, a law firm affiliated with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, seeks an experienced U.S. corporate immigration paralegal to join the firm. This paralegal will be an integral member of a team of corporate immigration lawyers and paralegals who specialize in all aspects of Canadian, USA and global corporate immigration. Responsibilities: prepare petitions /applications for various for NIV and IV immigration cases, including: temporary work visas (H-1B, E-1/2, TN, O-1, L, J); I-140 (EB-1,EB-2, incl. national interest waiver); I-485,incl. consular processing; fiance/fiancee petitions; applications for employment authorization document; travel document; replacement I-94; I-90; I-751; naturalization; change/extension of status, including B2; PERM; Motion to Reopen/Reconsider (I-130); Appeal (I-140); Prepare response to requests for evidence; research law, procedure and keep track of immigration law updates; manage various administrative duties including: maintain case management database, direct client contact-- phone calls, emails, and postal correspondence; contact USCIS and U.S. consulate/embassies, scheduling visa appointment interviews; assist in client intakes, prepare client mailings and submissions to various immigration offices. Skills: The ideal candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills; impeccable attention to detail; ability to perform multiple tasks in an upbeat and sophisticated legal environment that serves the interests of some of the World's largest corporations; and 3+ years of corporate US immigration law experience. Please apply at www.pwc.com/ca/careers

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - Visa Law Group PLLC is a boutique firm specializing in business & investment immigration. We have a staff of 10, including 4 attorneys and other support staff. We are a busy office located in Washington, DC, with a casual and friendly work environment. We are looking for a seasoned business-based immigration attorney to manage a large case load, but also to take leadership role to expand the firm s practice. Candidate will have min 5 years of experience in business immigration. Will prepare, file, and monitor status of NIV and IV petitions for corporate and individual clients including PERM, H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, J-1, E-1/2, EB-1, 2 & 3, etc. and maintain case files via INSZoom. There is a lot of room for growth, profit-share and potential ownership interest. Will consider merger with solo or small firm. Bringing your own book of business is a plus. Perfect opportunity for senior associate looking to go to next level. Send your cover letter and resume to Farah@VisaLawGroup.com. Please no calls.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Multiple Locations - US business immigration specialists at Egan, LLP are seeking an Associate Lawyer to manage multiple and challenging U.S. business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for their diverse clients. The US Business Immigration Attorneys at Egan LLP, a law firm allied with Ernst & Young LLP (EY), help our clients address the challenges associated with managing today's globally mobile workforce. This position offers excellent opportunities for teaming, leadership, and career advancement to the right candidate. Responsibilities include demonstrating a solid understanding of U.S. business immigration law and effectively applying this knowledge to client situations, preparing and submitting non-immigrant, immigrant, and PERM applications in a high volume environment, facilitating the legal movement of employees across borders for business travel, and managing law clerks and other client service team members. Ideal candidate will have a JD along with admission to any U.S. state bar, 3+ years of business immigration experience, with an emphasis on high-volume H/L NIV and PERM filings, and excellent managerial, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills. Please send your resume to alexa.bostock@ca.ey.com. Ernst & Young is committed to diversity and equality.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
Washington, DC - April 29, 2014, 9:30 - 11 AM, Migration Policy Institute (MPI) will hold a conference on "The Deportation Story: Deporter-in-Chief, Releaser-in-Chief, or Reformer-in-Chief?" with With Doris Meissner Director, MPI U.S. Immigration Policy Program and Marc Rosenblum Deputy Director, MPI U.S. Immigration Policy Program. Details and registration: http://www.migrationpolicy.org/events/deportation-story-deporter-chief-releaser-chief-or-reformer-chief


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