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Comment: Holiday Hiring - This is the ideal time to advertise job openings if you are an employer looking to hire the best and brightest. The downturn in immigration law leaves many highly qualified immigration professionals - who would otherwise not be in the job market - seeking employment. Moreover, as the New Year approaches, employed individuals not actively seeking a job, are open to new employment opportunities. If you want to reach this audience, now is the ideal time. To place an ILW.COM classified, see here.

Article: New Version Of DREAM Act Introduced by Greg Siskind

Article: The Fight Book: Chapter I: H-1B: Part J by Rami Fakhoury

News: CRS Report On Visa Waiver Program

Focus: THE PERM BOOK
The outline of THE PERM BOOK, 2nd Edition is as follows:
PART I. PERM RULE, ANALYSIS, AND COMMENTS
A.  PERM Regulation
B.  Articles by PERM Writers
C.  Editor's Comments to the PERM Rule
PART II. FAQ, STAKEHOLDER & LIAISON MEMORANDA
A.  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) by Lawrence Rudnick
B.  Summary of DOL PERM Stakeholders Meetings by Lorna Rogers Burgess
C.  Frequently Asked Questions
PART III. ETA FORMS, OLD AND NEW
A.  The New 9089 PERM Form by Linda Rose
B.  What DOL told OMB about PERM by Jay Solomon
C.  New ETA Form 9089 and Instructions, Application for Permanent
     Employment Certification
D.  Old ETA Form 9089, Application for Permanent Employment Certification
E.  Old ETA Form 9089, Instructions
F.  Old ETA Form 9089 Electronic Filing Instructions
G.  ETA Form 750A
H.  ETA Form 750B
I.    ETA Form 750 A and B, Instructions
J.   ETA Form 9127, Foreign Labor Certification (FLC) Quarterly Activity Report
PART IV. ROADMAPS AND CHECKLISTS
A.  Overview of PERM Cases
B.  Overall PERM Flow Chart
C.  Employer Checklist
D.  Alien Checklist
E.  Job Offer Checklist
F.  Attorney/Agent Checklist
G.  Prevailing Wage Preparation Checklist
H.  Prevailing Wage Quick Guide
I.   Recruitment Checklist
J.  Express SVP Checklist
K.  PERM Audit Checklist: 10 Important Points
L.  Real and Virtual PERM Addresses
M.  What do PERM and H-1B Visas Have in Common?
N.  Attorney Competency Self-Test
O.  Sample PERM Cases
PART V. BALCA HANDBOOK A.  Introduction to BALCA by Joel Stewart
B.  BALCA PERM Quick Reference Guide by Joel Stewart
C.  BALCA En Banc Quick Reference Guide by Joel Stewart
D.  BALCA Hearing Procedures
PART VI. FEDERAL LITIGATION GUIDE
A.  Introduction to Federal Court Litigation by Sam Udani
B.  Exhaustion of Administrative Review by Michael E. Piston
C.  Federal Court Litigation-PERM by David B. Pakula
D.  Sample Pleading by Michael E. Piston
PART VII: PREVAILING WAGE REVIEW
A.  Prevailing Wage Survey & Overview by Jane Goldblum
B.  Wage Worksheet Simple Systems 1 by Jane Goldblum
C.  Wage Worksheet Simple Systems 2 by Jane Goldblum
D.  656.40 Perm Reg. Determination of PW
E.  656.41 Perm Reg. Certifying Officer Review of PW
F.  Prevailing Wage FAQ
G.  Appendix A By Alphabetical Order
H.  Appendix A By SOC Classification Order
PART VIII: SWA SUMMARY STATE BY STATE
All 50 states + 4 territories (Guam, District of Columbia, US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico)
PART IX: PERM RESOURCES ON CD-ROM
Hundreds of files
For more info or to place your order, please see here. For the fax document, see here.

Headline: Mark Krikorian on National Review: DREAM On http://ow.ly/3iozT
Headline: Debunking DREAM Act disinformation http://ow.ly/3iojd
Headline: Reid moves forward on DREAM Act http://ow.ly/3iocl
Headline: DREAMAct Students Volunteer to Serve http://ow.ly/3io6q
Headline: Secretary of Labor: Time to Make This DREAMAct a Reality http://ow.ly/3io2C
Headline: GOP Senators Targeted in Six-Figure DREAM Act Ad Buy http://ow.ly/3inxe
Headline: DREAM Students Volunteer to Serve: "I want to serve the country I call my land, my home" http://ow.ly/3inu2
Headline: Utah Introduces Bill to Provide Permits for Undocumented Immigrants http://ow.ly/3ineJ
Headline: Goodbye to comprehensive immigration reform http://ow.ly/3imYP
Headline: State senator unveils Arizona-style immigration bill http://ow.ly/3imFE
Headline: I'm an Illegal Immigrant at Harvard: "It would hurt to be forced to leave but it hurts to stay the way Iím staying now." http://ow.ly/3imBP
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Headline: Robles calls her immigration bill Ďa better solutioní http://ow.ly/3ibdj
Headline: Florida follows lead of Arizona on immigration, but ensures there will be no racial profiling http://ow.ly/3ib3V
Headline: Philadelphia phone bank urges passage of immigration law: asking for the chance to contribute to society http://ow.ly/3i7Hp
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Long-established, mid-sized, immigration practice has an immediate opening for an experienced family-based immigration paralegal. Location is downtown Manhattan, close to all public transportation. Firm is well-known for providing excellent customer service. Fluent in Spanish a must for this position in the immigration practice group. Send resumes with salary requirement to: gmhewitt@ppid.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Reston, VA - Goel & Anderson, LLC, a prominent business immigration law firm, has challenging, rewarding, and stable career opportunities for immigration professionals. Due to the sustained growth of our practice, we currently have multiple openings for experienced corporate immigration paralegals. Candidates should have 3 to 10+ years of business immigration experience (NIV and IV) with a top-tier immigration practice or in-house corporate immigration department and be able to work in a high-volume case-processing environment. Experience with corporate immigration compliance and/or global immigration matters is a plus. All positions involve extensive client contact and applicants should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, outstanding organizational and time management skills, and be able to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. An undergraduate degree is required. Goel & Anderson offers highly competitive salaries, outstanding benefits (including fully paid PPO Health, Dental, and generous 401(k) match), and opportunities for sustained career growth. Qualified candidates are invited to apply with resume and cover letter to careers@goellaw.com. All submissions will be kept strictly confidential. No phone calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Seattle, WA - The Office of the Chief Counsel seeks experienced attorney of Associate Counsel, USCIS OCC, Western Law Division. Responsibilities include serving as an attorney providing on-site legal advice to the local Field/District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security; and providing litigation support to U.S. Attorneys' Offices on cases related to local District adjudications. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and 2+ years of post J.D. experience. Preference is given to applicants with immigration law experience, a background in federal litigation, an excellent academic record, and strong writing skills. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2010-0009 at USAJobs.com. Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to: westernlawdivision@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business, Friday, December 3, 2010. Position is at the GS-13/14/15 level.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - The Office of the Chief Counsel seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Counsel, USCIS OCC, Northeast Law Division. Responsibilities include serving as an attorney providing on-site legal advice to the local Field/District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security; and providing litigation support to U.S. Attorneys' Offices on cases related to local District adjudications. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and 2+ years of post J.D. experience. Preference is given to applicants with immigration law experience, a background in federal litigation, an excellent academic record, and strong writing skills. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2010-0008 at USAJobs.com. Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to: Nercouvacancy@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business, Friday, December 10, 2010. Position is at the GS-13/14/15 level.

J1 Visa Program
Fast, easy application process; 48-hour processing; $995 processing fee. Welcome to HTP's world of international exchanges. We are a Department of State designated sponsor of the intern and trainee programs. We are the go-to sponsor for numerous immigration attorneys. Email mario@htp-usa.com, call 404.843.0688 or find us on the web at www.htp-usa.com.

Case Management Technology
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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
December 14 - The American Bar Association is proud to present "Avoiding Discrimination Claims in the Employment Verification Process: An Introduction to the Office of Special Counsel" teleconference. Speakers include Jennifer Sultan and Avram Morell. For more information, see http://www.abanet.org/litigation/committees/immigration/about.html#01.

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