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The Benefits Of Priority Date Retention During Retrogression
Cyrus Mehta writes "Now that the impact of the retrogression of visa numbers within the various employment-based immigrant visa categories has sunk in, it is time to think creatively about how a client can improve his or her position in the backlog."


CRS Updates Report On US Permanent Admissions
The Congressional Research Service issued a report on US immigration policy on permanent admissions, including the following factoid: during FY2004, a total of 946,142 aliens became LPRs in the US. Of the total LPRs in FY2004, 65.6% entered on the basis of family ties. Additional major immigrant groups in FY2004 were employment-based preference immigrants (including spouses and children) at 16.4%, and refugees and asylees adjusting to immigrant status at 7.5%.


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Experienced immigration attorney to work in legal department of global consulting firm. Ideal candidate will have substantial experience dealing with all issues relating to foreign nationals working in US, including regulatory filings and HR counseling. Attorney will report to Senior Immigration counsel and must be a team player with excellent written and oral communication skills. Compensation is competitive, excellent benefits. Submit resume to Sharon Lewis at:

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Dear Editor:
I am writing in response to Immigration Daily's editorial (10/03/05 ID comment), which castigates the AFL-CIO for supporting the imposition of a $1,500 application fee on L visas. Your conclusion that our "actions here will hurt American workers by reducing job opportunities in the U.S" is completely unfounded. As we noted in our letter to Chairman Sensenbrenner, temporary worker programs - and the L visa program in particular - operate to the detriment of all workers, both US and foreign-born. Abuses of the L-visa have been well documented. Employers, for example, have been using the L visa to import workers who are not executives, managers or who have "specialized knowledge" as required by the statute, and then using those workers to replace US workers at substantially reduced wages and with no benefits. The fact that the L-visa has no application fee has meant that oversight of the program has fallen on the backs of US tax payers, and given the strained public coffers, that has meant no oversight at all. Without meaningful oversight, the L-visa will continue to be used to denigrate working standards in the US. That's what hurts American workers. Our nation is currently engaged in a complex debate over immigration policy. Your call for "saner counsel" to prevail with regard to the L-visa application fee, and the general inflammatory tone of your editorial add nothing meaningful to this dialogue. Those of us who believe that all workers in the US are entitled to jobs that offer decent wages, benefits and dignity are not "insane," as you imply. Workers are a powerful voice in the debate over immigration reform; trying to marginalize us only preserves the status quo.

Ana Avendano, Associate General Counsel and Director, Immigrant Worker Program

Dear Editor:
Chucky's letter may say that Congress has granted his anti-immigration wishes (10/03/05 ID) but there is an old immigrant saying to be careful what you wish for as you may get your wish. The wishes expressed in Chucky's letter have a very negative consequence on the U.S. agriculture industry so if people wish to continue eating fresh inexpensive produce such as lettuce, peaches, raisins and other crops, they may have gotten more than they wished for. According to a recent San Francisco Chronicle article U.S. growers are suffering huge financial agricultural losses due to the lack of immigrant workers. According to the article written by George Raine on September 18, "Manuel Cunha Jr., president of Nisei Farmers League in Fresno, is getting 50 calls a day from growers asking where the workers are. "It's a disaster," Cunha said. "We have an immigration program that is broken."

Susanna I. Bogue, Esq.
San Francisco, CA

Dear Editor:
I would also like to express my gratefulness to the US Congress for fulfilling the three wishes of Chucky's letter (10/03/05 ID). Additionally, it will be also more happiness to all of us if the Congress could pay their attention to pass a bill abolishing DV Lottery program which is lying on a big burden to the tax payers' shoulders.

S. Salike

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