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Immigration Daily October 19, 2004
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Final Slogan Suggestion

In our October 6th comment on this issue, we said, "Some people hold an artificial distinction, which we reject, between due process immigration law and business immigration law. Ideally, we seek a quote bridging these two critical halves of immigration law." In this connection, we are pleased to offer one more suggestion for Immigration Daily.

"There is no class so intensely patriotic, so wildly devoted to the Republic as the naturalized citizen and his child, for little does the native-born citizen know of the value of rights which have never been denied. Only the man born abroad, like myself, under institutions which insult him at his birth, can know the full meaning of Republicanism." Andrew Carnegie in his book "Triumphant Democracy" (1886) (Mr. Carnegie was an immigrant and a capitalist)
We continue to receive reader feedback on Immigration Daily's slogan/quote. For the latest list, see here. We expect to decide this issue shortly, stay tuned.


Focus

Deadline Is Tuesday, October 19th For Preparing For PERM With Joel Stewart

The curriculum for "Preparing For PERM With Joel Stewart" 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, October 19th. 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.)


Article

Joel Stewart's BALCA Review (October 18, 2004)
Joel Stewart provides a summary of recent BALCA decisions. Mr. Stewart will discuss cutting edge BALCA issues in the October 21st session of ILW.COM's phone seminar.


Keep on top of the latest in immigration law! Attend ILW.COM seminars! You can attend ILW.COM phone seminars from the convenience of your office! For more info on the seminars currently available, please click here: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/

News

Vice-President Comments On Immigration
During remarks in Michigan, Vice-President Cheney said, "The President's suggestion - I think it's a good one - is that, in fact, what we ought to do is have a system to regularize that flow..."

DOS Cable On Visa Waiver Program
The Department of State issued a cable on the Visa Waiver Program, including imminent dates and important dates.

DOS Cable On DV-2006
The Department of State issued a cable providing an update on the 2006 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2006).


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Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Rifkin & Fox-Isicoff, P.A., an A-V rated Miami-based immigration law firm seeks bilingual (English/Spanish) attorney with 2-5 years experience in areas of immigration litigation and family based and employment based immigrant visa processing. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits. Send your resume only by e-mail/fax to Caridad Anton, Administrator, Rifkin & Fox-Isicoff, P.A. 1110 Brickell Avenue, #210, Miami, FL 33131 Fax (305) 375-9517 e-mail Lsrifkin@rifkinfox.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Small NYC downtown firm seeks experienced immigration attorney. Litigation and N.I.V. experience a must. Management and organizational skills preferred. Fax resume to 212-766-4380 or e-mail stw@ppid.com. Please provide cover letter and salary requirements.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
San Diego-Based Larrabee & Zimmerman LLC is seeking the right individual to fill an associate attorney position. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years of business immigration experience in a high volume, busy immigration office. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills required. Demonstrated ability to handle a large number of corporate clients with overall responsibility for all aspects of their immigration legal needs. Strong substantive knowledge of labor certifications, all nonimmigrant categories, adjustment of status, consular processing as well as NIW, and all EB-1 petitions required. Those with less than 3 years of such experience will not be considered. Experience with family-based, asylum and removal defense not relevant to this position. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits offered. CA bar membership a plus and will be required for any long term employment. Send your resume and salary requirements to hr@larrabee.com (no calls please).

J-1 Training Visa Sponsor
Discover the ease and flexibility of the J-1 training visa with Aiesec United States. At Aiesec, we provide an unparalleled commitment to customer service, offering 24 to 48 hour turnaround on approved J-1 training visa applications, free consultation on potential training programs and a wealth of information about J-1 training visa regulations. We also offer logistical and cultural reception services in several locations across the country. Our J-1 training visa can be used for individuals to participate in training programs in the following fields: Information Media and Communications, Education, Social Sciences, Library Science, Counseling and Social Services, Management, Business, Commerce and Finance, The Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics and Industrial Occupations, Public Administration and Law. You can learn more about Aiesec and the J-1 training visa at http://evp.aiesecus.org or by calling Jim Kelly at (212) 757-3774 ext.222.

Immigration Law Conferences
DHS has issued new Section 343 rules requiring foreign health care workers who are seeking temporary or permanent occupational visas or Trade NAFTA status to obtain a special visa certification in order to provide health care services in this country. The Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)/International Commission on Healthcare Professions (ICHP) are sponsoring a special educational program in your community about the new DHS rules. The new federal DHS rules apply to: Registered nurses and licensed practical (vocational) nurses, Audiologists, Physical Therapists, Medical Technicians, Occupational Therapists, Medical Laboratory Technologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Physician Assistants. Remaining upcoming session locations include: Atlanta, GA - Monday, Nov. 1st. To register, contact Marla Downing at: mdowning@cgfns.org, (ph) 215-222-8454, x.242, or visit http://www.cgfns.org/cgfns/newsandevents/specialevents.html

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Letters

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

Dear Editor:
I suggest the following quote as your slogan: Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom, by Wendell Phillips. Your newspaper advocates independence in the practice of law, and that is becoming a rare commodity in the legal world in this country.

Evelyn Margaret Grey, Esq.

Dear Editor:
Does anyone remember (about 25 years ago) when Labor cases were done almost like what PERM will be, it if ever gets here; you advertised (but not through the Labor Dept) 3 small ads posted signs etc. If the Labor Dept. doubted that you had made a real effort to find a US worker they made you advertise under their direction. So, is that what, basically, they are going back to now? It sounds like it, or close to it. I'm not sure what my point is, maybe everything old is new again.

The unemployed paralegal

Editor's Note: Our comments referred to the period in the late 1960s and the early and mid-1970s when it was common for immigration attorneys to obtain labor certifications through the federal courts. At that time, the labor certification regulations were codified at 29 CFR. It was only after the codification of the labor cert regulations at 20 CFR that federal court litigation went out of style in labor cert practice. A forthcoming article by Gary Endelman will examine this issue in detail, Mr. Endelman will also discuss this issue in our phone seminar on Thursday, October 21st.

Dear Editor:
Any statement from ILW.COM that suggests that immigration policy will become more lenient if Bush is re-elected is misguided. Some Republicans are so dead-set against loosening immigration policies that they influence all the others. The best chance is to retake a Democratic majority in Congress.

Janis Peterson-Lord


comingsNgoings

Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or less at no charge), email: editor@ilw.com.

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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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim

Editorial Advisory Board:   Marc Ellis, Gary Endelman

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