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Immigration Daily February 2, 2011
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Comment: Top Links January 2011
We feature the most accessed links by our readers in January 2011 below:
Top five January Immigration Daily Articles

Top five January Immigration Daily Items

Article: H-1B Site Visits and Form I-9 Audits: What You Should Know About These Latest Enforcement Trends by Michael J. Wildes

Article: Immigration Judge Grants Asylum To Abused Woman From Honduras by David L. Cleveland

Article: USCIS Provides Guidance On Submitting Passport Numbers And Visa Numbers In E-Verify That Just Won’t Fit by John Fay

Bloggings: IMM Subcommitee Chair Compares Illegal Immigrants To Snuff Film Peddlers by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: Following Up On The Employer Referral Notice Requirement< by Chris Musillo

Bloggings: Criminal Prosecutions for Criminal Immigration Violations Skyrocketing under Obama by Matthew Kolken

Bloggings: New Asylum Law in Mexico Could Reduce the Flow of Refugees to the U.S. by Jason Dzubow

Bloggings: The Fight Book: Appendix IV by Rami Fakhoury

News: EOIR Releases FY 2010 Statistical Year Book

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: RT @ChildrensComm Commissioner welcomes judgement thats best for child regarding immigration decisions http://bit.ly/gtcIf4
Headline: RT @NumbersUSA Pew Hispanic Report Reveals Obama Failure On Immigration Enforcement http://tinyurl.com/4tqrm.
Headline: Abusing power. U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter pilot indicted in drowning of immigrant http://ow.ly/3OVYa
Headline: delivery girl for a restaurant wants to be a doctor. can she? wen she was born on the wrong side of the border. http://ow.ly/3OVTE
Headline: Fresh ideas: Give immigrants a chance at American Dream http://ow.ly/3OVIg
Headline: Local Haitians say deportations untimely, unsafe for natives http://ow.ly/3OVHd
Headline: Immigration Prosecutions Climb With Record Deportations: Study http://ow.ly/3OVyG
Headline: US assures India of 'good judgement' in handling students case. really? immigration http://ow.ly/3OVwV
Headline: Hispanic Republicans tone down immigration talk http://ow.ly/3OVvO
Headline: LATINA governet Susana MARTINEZ tells police to check immigration status in New Mexico http://ow.ly/3OVv8
Headline: RT @GayPatriot: RT @gabrielmalor: NM Gov. Martinez has directed state police to ask arrestees about immigration status. http://is.gd/LlYfol
Headline: RT @alvarezmark Immigrants, documented and undocumented, make Utah better. Many are exemplary human beings. http://t.co/nGydcWj
Headline: RT @VANobserver "Officer, I am an American citizen..." http://bit.ly/esL1bX
Headline: RT @BorderAction Is the whole border going crazy? NewMexico Gov. Martinez orders Arizona -style immigration reform http://ht.ly/3OaFN
Headline: RT @zepol Out of NM: NM Gov. Martinez orders police to ask about immigration status - El Paso Times: http://bit.ly/i1qGkv

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Boutique immigration law firm seeks experienced immigration paralegal to work from own home or office. 5+ years experience in all business and family immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions required. Required to work remotely. Resumes, refs and writing samples to tom@obrienandassociates.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Lees Summit, MO - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Office of the Chief Counsel, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), seeks an experienced attorney with demonstrated experience in the Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act, and other laws related to federal records. The selectee will work at USCIS. National Records Center (NRC) located in Lees Summit, MO. The selectee for this vacancy will serve as a senior attorney providing advice to the Chief of the Commercial and Administrative Law Division, the Chief Counsel, and USCIS officials located at the NRC on issues related to federal disclosure laws and other forms of general administrative law in support of USCIS. mission. The attorney would report to the Deputy Chief of the Commercial and Administrative Law Division in Washington, D.C. The attorney must have five or more years of professional legal experience, acquired after being admitted to the bar. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2011-0001 at http://www.usajobs.com/. Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to: Lakisha.Richardson1@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business, Tuesday, February 15, 2011. Position is at the GS-12/GS-13/14/15 level.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - Immigration law firm in the K Street area of Downtown Washington seeks associate attorney. Ideal candidate will have 2-3 years experience in business/family immigration law, with an emphasis on AOS, H1B, L1 and PERM filings. Interesting work and clientele; no timesheets; latest technology; competitive salary and benefits (401K w/employer match, health insurance, paid vacation, etc). Successful applicants will have broad knowledge of immigration law and procedures; be detail-oriented; able to handle volume; highly organized and strong communicators. Please email resume, cover letter, writing sample and salary requirements, in confidence, to jobs@immigrationgroup.com. No calls please. EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boston, MA - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo,P.C. seeks immigration legal assistant who will report to immigration section manager and supports immigration attorneys. Prepare H-1B, L-1, O-1, TN, and E-1/E-2 visas and PERM application; file business and employment-related immigration documentation under supervision of attorneys; extensive communication with clients and government agencies; assist on special projects as assigned. Bachelor's degree and 3+ years business immigration experience required; excellent customer service skills; strong communication skills; must be organized, detail oriented, responsive and have excellent follow through skills; multi-task and work independently; strong sense of accountability and ownership of projects; ability to prioritize workload effectively; flexibility to work overtime when necessary. Please send resume to mlhr@mintz.com.

Case Management Technology
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ComingsNGoings: New Partner
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP is pleased to announce Priscilla Muhlenkamp as new Partner in the Washington, DC office. Priscilla's focus on strategic immigration planning and regulatory compliance exemplifies the well-rounded approach to client representation in Fragomen's Washington, DC practice. Fragomen is recognized as the leading global immigration services provider, with over 250 immigration attorneys and more than 800 professionals and support staff located in 35 offices in 15 countries. www.fragomen.com

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