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Immigration Daily September 28, 2004
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"Preparing For PERM With Joel Stewart" - Deadline Is Tuesday, September 28th

Tuesday, September 28th is the deadline to register for "Preparing For PERM With Joel Stewart". The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on September 30th: Current issues including Backlog Reduction Centers
  • National and Regional Backlogs
  • Doctrine of Backlog Reduction: Myth or Reality?
  • Analysis of the Backlog Reduction Rule
  • Telephonic Tour of Philadelphia and Dallas Centers
  • Major Current Issues in Labor Cert Processing
  • Practice Pointers: Recruitment and Documentary Requirements
SECOND Phone Session on October 21st: Appellate issues
  • General Characteristics of Notice of Findings and Final Determinations
  • Reconsideration of Final Determinations
  • Appeal of Final Determinations to BALCA
  • Federal Court litigation: formulating a Strategy that works for clients
  • Jurisdictional issues
  • Challenging The Regs
THIRD Phone Session on November 4th: PERM issues
  • Implementation of PERM
  • Simultaneous Processing, Withdrawals, Priority Dates, & Substitutions
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of PERM
  • Practical Tips on Processing PERM
  • DOL Audits - what can Employers expect
  • Role of SWA in PERM, Backlog Reduction, and other Pipeline Cases
The deadline to register is Tuesday, September 28th. For more info, detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/september2004.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/september2004.pdf.)


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The Lawyer's Guide To 212(a)(5)(A): Labor Certification From 1952 To PERM - Deadline Is Tuesday, September 28th

Gary Endelman's "The Lawyer's Guide To 212(a)(5)(A): Labor Certification From 1952 To PERM", includes the following parts:

I. Introduction: Where We Came Out
II. Legislative History: Present At The Creation
III. Devil Is In The Details: What Was In The Regs?
IV. IMMACT 90: The Chance Not Taken
V. Here Come The Judge: What The Courts Have To Say
VI. Conclusion: Where Do We Go From Here?

This article, seven years in the writing, is the most definitive study of the labor certification statute, regulations, and litigation ever published. With PERM likely to be published (finally!) around November, it is required reading for all those with a serious stake in labor certification. It will be published in Immigration Daily in November, but those who sign up for our seminar "Preparing For PERM With Joel Stewart" will receive a special pre-publication copy of the entire article. The deadline to register is Tuesday, September 28th. For more info, detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/september2004.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/september2004.pdf.)

Prepare your practice for PERM by registering for this information-packed seminar and receive your special pre-publication copy of The Lawyer's Guide To 212(a)(5)(A): Labor Certification From 1952 To PERM by Gary Endelman. Don't delay, register today!


Article

Joel Stewart's BALCA Review (September 28, 2004)
Joel Stewart presents a summary of recent notable BALCA decisions.


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News

7th Circuit Says Simple Return To The Border Does Not Break Continuous Physical Presence
In Morales-Morales v. Ashcroft, No. 02-3936 (7th Cir. Sept. 15, 2004), the court joined the 5th and 9th Circuits and held that whether an alien had established "continuous physical presence" for purposes of 8 USC 1229b(b)(1)(A) was a non-discretionary question of statutory interpretation and also said that when an alien is simply returned to the border without voluntary departing under threat of deportation or removal proceedings, there is no break in continuous physical presence for purposes of section 1229b(b)(1)(A).

CRS Report On Visa Policy: Roles Of The Departments Of State And Homeland Security
The Congressional Research Service issued a report on visa policy (courtesy of Stephen Yale-Loehr and Dan Kowalski of Bender's Immigration Bulletin).


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Bernard P. Wolfsdorf, a Prof Law Corp. seeks experienced paralegal for its South Bay, Southern CA (Torrance) office. Ideal candidates should have bachelor's degree, experience with all aspects of business immigration, including all types of immigrant visa petitions, labor certifications, adjustment of status and consular processing, and nonimmigrant visa petitions (particularly Hs, Ls, TNs, and Os). Will manage caseload with large degree of independence, communicate with clients regarding procedural and case processing issues, update and maintain client status reports, prepare bills, and serve as a team resource. Submit resume, cover letter, writing samples, and salary requirements to: Ms. Michele A. Buchanan, Esq. at MBuchanan@wolfsdorf.com. Bernard P. Wolfsdorf, P.L.C. is an equal opportunity employer.

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Recent law graduate, who recently completed New York and New Jersey Bar Exams, seeks FT associate immigration law position in New York City metropolitan area. Possess experience in business immigration and asylum law, but open to all areas of immigration law. Energetic and motivated. Willing to learn and excel as an immigration attorney. References available upon request. For more information, including resume, contact Lucy Magardichian at lmagardichian@yahoo.com or (646) 641-0293.

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
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Letters

Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: editor@ilw.com (300-words or fewer preferred).

Dear Editor:
How about, "Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives" - James Madison (1751?1836), US president. Madison to W.T. Barry, August 4, 1822. The Mind of the Founder: Sources of the Political Thought of James Madison, p. 437, ed. Marvin Meyers, Indianapolis (1973) or "For also knowledge itself is power" - Francis Bacon (1561?1626), British philosopher, essayist, statesman. Religious Meditations, "Of Heresies," (1597).

Daniel Rah

Dear Editor:
On what basis does Sebastian conclude that there is no "fiscal drain" from illegal immigration? His optimism about the impact of immigration on Social Security is misplaced. First, he neglects to consider that not all immigration is created equal. Immigration by poorly skilled, uneducated workers who tend to have many more children than the natives creates a double whammy: large numbers of children who will need schooling, and health care at precisely the time our older population is in need of medical care. Since social security payments are based largely on income while working, it is going to take more unskilled workers to support one white collar retiree than it will skilled workers. Then, there's the issue of who is going to pay for the care of the immigrants and their children? It's a real Ponzi scheme. Heavily populated countries such as China and Mexico are facing more of a problem with aging populations than the US, particularly because they do not have social security networks in place.

Ali Alexander


comingsNgoings

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comingsNgoings To Date
Our new feature, Immigration Daily, comingsNgoings was launched in August. So far, we have received announcements for the following: New Position, Honors And Awards, Mergers & Acquisitions, New Office Address, New Appointment, New Associate, New Attorney, New Partner. If you have a professional announcement (not limited to the above), that you wish to share with the Immigration Daily community, send your professional announcement to: editor@ilw.com.


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