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Immigration Daily January 28, 2005
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Rep. Sensenbrenner In Fantasyland

President Bush reiterated his support for immigration reform most recently during a White House press conference (see below). The first challenge to President Bush's immigration reform "willing guest worker" vision will happen next week when he faces the REAL ID anti-immigration bill introduced by Rep. Sensenbrenner. Portions of the House Republicans' anti-immigration provisions which nearly derailed the 9/11 Intelligence Reform bill have re-surfaced, including: narrowing of asylum standards, increasing border controls along the US-Mexico border, and adoption of a defacto national ID card. It is doubtful that this legislation will have a realistic chance at enactment because even if the 218 votes necessary to pass in the House can be found, chances are slim that it will survive in (any form) in the Senate. The House Republican leadership, it appears, is out of step with existential reality and legislative reality. Next week's State of the Union address before Congress will likely provide more details of President Bush's immigration reform plan. Stay tuned to Immigration Daily.

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PERM Books

ILW.COM is proud to present the books on PERM, incorporating both reference material and analyses.

THE PERM BOOK - Labor Certification by Joel Stewart. This book is a detailed, in-depth, section-by-section analysis of the PERM rule by noted labor certification expert Joel Stewart, and will include additional essays by Gary Endelman and other distinguished attorneys. This book is being written for labor certification practitioners, and is not intended to decorate shelves, it will instead be a practical reference tool that we anticipate will be frequently consulted in preparing cases under the new PERM regime. Orders for this book will be shipped according to the principle first ordered, first shipped (the expected publication date is March 2005). For more info, and to order, see here.

Fully-Indexed PERM Rule. This is a free soft-bound supplement to 20/22/28 CFR Plus, a part of Patel's Immigration Law Library. This book includes: (a) A comprehensive and easy-to-use 12 page topical index to the PERM Rule by P.J. Patel, author of Patel's Immigration Law Library; (b) 10 Key Questions on PERM by Gary Endelman; (c) The PERM World: A Temporary Answer to a Permanent Immigration Problem by David Nachman; and (d) DOL Memorandum: Technical Instructions Regarding Unprocessed Permanent Foreign Labor Certification Cases. This free soft-bound supplement is currrently being printed. For more info on this essential reference resource, and to order, see here.


Article

You May Quote Me On That: Quotation Marks And Italics
Diane Sandford writes "Poor punctuation is a distraction that can single-handedly derail an author’s message and credibility."


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News

USCIS Announces H2B One-Step Proposal
The USCIS announced a proposed rule that would significantly alter the H2B program. For the press release, see here. For the DHS Federal Register proposed rules, see here. For the DOL proposed rules, see here.

President Bush Says Immigration Reform Is A Priority
During a recent press conference, President Bush in response to a query on immigration reform said, "I do want to recognize a system where a willing worker and a willing employer are able to come together in a way that enables people to find work without jeopardizing a job that an American would otherwise want to do."


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Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak and Stewart, P.C. has immediate openings for paralegals for our high-volume business immigration practice in our Raleigh, North Carolina office. Our firm is one of the nation's largest labor, employment and immigration law firms. Located in twenty-one offices across the country, we represent more than half of the nation's Fortune 50 companies. We are seeking paralegals with previous business immigration experience (H, L, TN, I-140, I-485) to join our dynamic and growing group. Your responsibilities will include both nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions. Previous labor certification experience and a Bachelor's degree are preferred; strong attention to detail and excellent writing and communication skills are essential. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits, and a great environment. Please send resume and cover letter to: immigrationjobs@ogletreedeakins.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Berry, Appleman & Leiden LLP, a global corporate immigration law firm, is seeking attorneys with a minimum of three years of business immigration experience for our San Francisco Office. Our attorneys work in a fast-paced, high volume practice and utilize carefully developed procedures, advanced practice tools, and a state-of-the-art case management system. Experience in a range of business immigration matters, the ability to provide exceptional client service, experience managing legal assistants, and superb analytical, organizational and case management skills are expected. We strive for excellence in legal practice in a collegial environment, promoting cooperation and learning from each other. We offer competitive salary and benefits. Please submit your resume via email to careers@usabal.com or by fax to 415-391-1642.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
David J. Hart, PA, a well established boutique firm with a diverse client base, based in downtown Miami, FL, seeks a bilingual (English/Spanish) attorney. Candidates must have at least 3 years experience in business immigration including nonimmigrant/immigrant visas and Labor Certifications. E-mail resume to Marcella Nishi-Page: mnishipage@immigrateusa.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Grotta, Glassman & Hoffman, a medium-sized labor, employment and immigration law firm seeks an experienced full-time immigration paralegal for its high volume, fast-paced corporate immigration practice in Roseland, NJ. Must have 2+ years of experience in the preparation of employment-related USCIS/DOL filings (all components, including supporting statements), such as non-immigrant employment petitions (E-1, E-2, H-1B, L-1, O-1, etc.), immigrant visa applications (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3 and permanent residency applications), foreign residency waiver applications and J-1 practical training applications. Must be detail-oriented with excellent writing, communication (oral + written), organizational and computer skills. Bachelor's degree in a related field (or equivalent) required. Foreign language a plus. Send your resume + cover letter describing your interest, qualifications, and financial requirements in strict confidence to Alexandra Carvalho at : recruit@gghlaw.com or fax: 973-992-9125. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
The Law Offices of Carl Shusterman, a nationally-recognized, five-attorney firm in Los Angeles, is offering career opportunities to two business immigration paralegals. Our firm represents a mix of corporations, business and computer professionals, physicians, nurses, champion skateboarders and even some major Hollywood movie stars. We are looking for paralegals with a minimum of two years business immigration experience (H, L, O and Labor Certification). You must have excellent writing and speaking skills, be self-motivated, friendly and a team player. Our salaries are competitive and our benefits package is second to none. E-mail your resume to Alison Walters: awalters@shusterman.com.

Case Management Technology
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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Ronald W. Freeman, P.C. is an employment-based immigration law firm located in downtown New York City with a diverse corporate client base. We are looking for an attorney with at least 3 years of employment-based immigration experience to join our firm. Must have significant experience in nonimmigrant/immigrant business visas and labor certification. Strong communication (written & verbal) and case management skills required. Must be willing to participate in practice development efforts. Please email resume & salary requirements in confidence to jobposting@rwfpc.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Larrabee & Zimmerman LLP, the leading business immigration law firm in San Diego, CA, seeks an associate attorney. Must have 1 to 2 years of business immigration experience in a high volume, fast-paced immigration firm. Experience must include the preparation of labor certifications, nonimmigrant petitions, adjustment of status and consular processing applications as well as NIW, extraordinary ability, multi-national and researcher petitions. Strong writing and verbal communication skills required. Excellent benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. A great work place to work and enjoy your chosen career. Membership in CA bar a plus. Send your resume + salary expectations by email (only) with subject: Immigration Attorney to hr@larrabee.com.

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Letters

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

Dear Editor:
Immigration Daily mentioned (1/27/05 ID) being able to get the fully-indexed PERM free with the purchase of the 20/22/28 CFR Plus, but is it also possible to just buy the fully-indexed PERM separately?

Kelly Giles, Esq. West Covina, CA

Editor's Note: The fully-indexed PERM rule is currently available only with the purchase of the two-volume immigration regulation set. Please see our Immigration Books page for more information. We will update this page over the next week.

Dear Editor:
I'm considering ordering the 20/22/28 CFR in order to get the indexed PERM rule (see 1/27/05 ID comment). However, you sell both volumes of 8 CFR & 10/22/28 CFR together. Please advise: 1) How updated are both volumes of the CFR? (I've got my 8 CFR through 2003 so it's time to get a newer version.) 2) If I only want the other 20/22/28 CFR, how much is that? Why is it not offered for sale as a single volume?

Virginia K. Sung, Esq.
San Francisco, California

Editor's Note: The two-volume regulation set which includes the bonus fully-indexed PERM rule is the 2004 edition. Please see our Immigration Books page for more information. We will update this page over the next week.

Dear Editor:
David Murray's ill-conceived rant (1/26/05 ID) against non-experienced attorneys evinces the arrogance endemic to this profession. I practice law too and I think your arguments are incorrect. Any decently trained lawyer can become reasonably competent in an area of law in a relatively short period of time; granted he or she may not achieve a lofty level of knowledge for a few years, but your letter's vision of penury and self-denial that your letter claims one must endure before being able to help clients sounds like a laughable parody of a bad martial arts movie. "Master. Teach me Kung-Fu". Indeed. Furthermore, it is a disservice to everyone's potential clients to recommend new immigration attorneys learn the law "one case at a time". Why should new lawyers be forced to reinvent the wheel with every case? The only one who gains from that approach is, yup, already practicing immigration attorneys. Hey folks, don't be greedy and spare us the lecture about the climb to the top. If I had known a few years ago how hard it would be to make a lateral shift in this profession, I probably would have gone to business school.

Mark Rutkowski

Dear Editor:
The fact that a person has AIDS, and never told his wife about it, can be considered domestic violence? I think it does, but I do not know the USCIS position with respect to that situation. The infected person is an American Citizen married to a foreign national.

Elsa Fernandez


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