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  1. Mar 24 - Immigration Service Providers

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    March 24, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0324.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Immigration Service Providers
    2.  Focus: The Consular Posts Book Table Of Contents
    3.  Articles:
        (a) How To Protect Yourself From Becoming A Victim Of
        Immigration Fraud by Sardar Durrani, Esq.
        (b) Obama Administration Signals It May Review A Number Of
        Bush Immigration Policies by Muzaffar Chishti and Claire
        Bergeron for the Migration Policy Institute
        (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification by Joel Stewart
    4.  News:
        (a) DOJ Announces Cleveland Immigration Court To Oversee
        Control Of All Ohio Cases
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
        (b) Case Management Technology
        (c) CLE Immigration Event
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) E-Verify Program Staying In Place - For Now
        (b) Immigration Reform One Priority Among Many For Obama
        (c) Obama And Immigration Reform
        (d) Legal Groups Call for End To 'Ideological Exclusion' Of
        Scholars, Others Denied Visas
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Book
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Roy Lawson
        (b) Cornelius D. Scully
        (c) Gladys C. Farris
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    _________________________________________________________________
    1.  COMMENT
    Immigration Service Providers
    As a recent law.com news story
    http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1202429097483
    attests, the downturn in the economy has affected many in the
    immigration field, attorneys as well as the companies providing
    services to lawyers. Many service providers (for case management
    software, credential evaluation, translation, labor certification
    advertising, expert witness testimony, etc...) know that it is a
    good idea to be in the minds of lawyers at the exact time their
    services/products are needed. Now that AILA's Immigraton Law
    Today (formerly known as AILA Monthly Mailing) has suspended
    publication, Immigration Daily is the only industry alternative
    available. http://www.ilw.com/corporate/advertise_on_ilw.shtm
    ++Immigration Daily is a free publication
    ++ILW.COM has served the immigration law community since 2000
    ++Immigration Daily reaches 36,000 immigration law professionals
    via the web, by email, and in our archives
    ++Flexible advertising options are offered: 3-month and 1-year
    We are confident that if you want the immigration bar to learn
    about your product/service, Immigration Daily is the venue to
    do so. But don't just trust us, ask your current customers.
    And if you are still not sure, become an Immigration Daily
    subscriber simply by entering your email address on our
    homepage and see for yourself.
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    The Consular Posts Book Table Of Contents
    The Table of Contents for "The Consular Posts Book" which is
    currently being finalized for printing is as follows:
    Preface
    ++Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) and DHS Cost-cutting:
    But, Not Very Comprehensive Reform and Selective Cutting of
    Enforcement Budgets
    ++Post-FISA Surveillance:  When Your Client Calls From Overseas,
    Uncle Sam Is On The Line.
    ++The NAFTA Super-Highway Meets a Roadblock
    ++Shift to Interior Enforcement - Mandatory e-Verify
    ++H-1B and L-1 Programs Under Siege
    ++Release from Detention for CIR-eligible Aliens
    ++The Bottom-Line Calculus in Business Immigration and Free Trade
    Policy:
    ++He Votes - US Worker Considerations
    ++But, His Lobbyists Are More Expensive - Global Capital
    Interests
    ++A Trumps B, for Now
    ++Obama: Changes to H-1B Seen as Part of Comprehensive
    Immigration Reform
    ++Congress:  Revolt Against Off-Shoring
    ++WTO/GATT/GATS Reconsidered
    ++Will the "GATS Visa" Replace H-1B?
    Chapter 1.A - Who You're Dealing with: DOS Jurisdiction
    ++Prominent Lawyers Prosecuted for Money Laundering and
    Obstruction
    ++FBI/DHS Task Force Sting Operation Nets a Leader of the
    Criminal Bar
    ++The Loss of Attorney-Client Privilege in International
    Representation
    ++NEW FISA: H.R. 6304 Blanket Authorizations for Surveillance of
    International Communications
    ++Section 1801(h) - "Minimization" and exception for "evidence of
    a crime" Illustration 1.1 - New FISA
    ++Sec. 1806 - The Minimization Loophole
    ++The al-Haramain Case - Targeted Surveillance of Attorney-Client
    Communications
    ++DOL Audits All Labor Certifications Submitted by Major
    Immigration Law Firm
    ++International Lawyer: Gatekeeper, Adversary or Defendant?
    ++Expanding View of Attorney Culpability and Mandatory Due
    Diligence Requirements
    ++Sarbanes-Oxley
    ++Department of Justice Targeting of Gatekeepers
    ++Enhanced Federal Enforcement and Revised Sentencing Penalties
    for Compliance Violations
    ++Federal Sentencing Guidelines - Up, Up and Away
    ++2003 Department of Justice Guidelines
    ++Further Erosion of Attorney-Client Privilege for Corporate
    Counsel
    ++Mandatory Disclosure of Representation, and Attorney
    Certification of Accuracy in all Represented Matters - The Future
    of Immigration Law?
    ++The End of Employer-sponsored Immigration?
    ++Addendum 1.1. 50 USC, Chapter 36, Subchapter I, Sec. 1806,
    Foreign Intelligence, Surveillance, Subchapter I - Electronic
    Surveillance, Use of Information.
    ++Addendum 1.2. Sec. 805. Review of Federal Sentencing Guidelines
    for Obstruction of Justice and Extensive Criminal Fraud.
    Chapter 1.B - Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS
    Soup to Nuts   Prospects for Changing Immigration, Surveillance
    and Global Trade Policies under the Obama Administration.
    Chapter 2.A - Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials and
    Correcting other Refusal Issues with the Consul
    ++Common Reasons B-1/B-2 Visas Are Denied (INA Section 214(b),
    INA Section 221(g), 221(g) Temporary Refusal 221(g) Denial and
    Return of Petition for Revocation
    Chapter 3.  What they're Looking For (Do's and Don'ts): Inner
    Federal Agency Workings
    ++The Appearance (and Substance) of Candor - Proactive Strategies
    for Avoiding Problems and Prosecutions.
    ++Mission Shift: The New Emphasis on Detecting Business-related
    Fraud (1. USCIS, 2. DOL, 3.CBP, 4. Commerce Department
    Initiatives)
    Chapter 4.  Why Visas Are Done Outside the U.S.: The Purpose of
    Consular Processing
    ++Local Reputations and Investigations - Eligibility and
    Authentication.
    ++Information, Please (Data-collection and the Wealth of Nations)
    - Intelligence Gathering
    ++All Politics Are Local - Diplomacy and Relations w/ host Country
    Chapter 5.  Getting, Keeping and Renewing Your Visa: The Visa -
    Its Limits and Privileges
    ++Not All Visas Are Created Equal - Many Types, But Few Real
    Choices (Permission to Enter, Blanket L visas, Investor Visas,
    The Greater Use of B1 visas in connection to sustainable economic
    activity)
    ++Phone Home - The Importance of Personal Contact By Counsel in
    the U.S.
    ++Once you're Here, They Don't Stop Looking - The New Realities
    of Doing Business (Post 9/11 Data Mining and Federal Task Forces)
    ++Time to Renew, Time to Review - The Importance of Reviewing the
    Record Before Submitting Updated Information.
    Chapter 6. DOS Central Office Can Help You: Review and
    Appeals of Consular Decisions
    ++The Consular Officer Isn't Always Right (Sometimes) - Review
    and Appeals of Consular Decisions (Supervisor review, State Dept
    Opinion, Long Standing Absences of US Courts in a Vastly changing
    Global Economy and the Borderless Corporation)
    Chapter 7.  Avoiding Audits and Task Forces: Best Practices
    ++Innocence Isn't Enough -- USCIS and ICE Random Fraud Assessments
    ++Send In the Marines -- Federal Fraud Task Forces
    Chapter 8.  Data-mining and Real-Time Enforcement:  The
    Future Landscape of the Visa Process
    ++Save the Trees -  E-filing, Document Scanning, and Distributed
    Data Access
    ++If it's On-Line or in a Computer, Assume They Have a Copy
    Chapter 9.  The Many Faces Behind the Visa Window: The Visa
    Process and Procedure at Select High-Volume Consulates in the New
    World Economic Order
    India (New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata); China (Beijing,
    Guangzhou, Shanghai); Canada (Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver,
    Montreal);  Mexico (Mexico City, Ciudad Juarez, Monterrey,
    Tijuana, Nogales, Guadalajara); United Kingdom (London); Armenia;
    France (Paris); Germany (Munich); Poland (Warsaw); South Korea
    (Seoul); Phillipines (Manila); Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Sao
    Paulo); Australia (Sydney); Taiwan (Taipei); Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh
    City); Israel (Tel Aviv); Bangladesh (Dhaka); Argentina (Buenos
    Aires); Colombia (Bogota); Venezuela (Caracas); Dominican
    Republic (Santo Domingo); Haiti (Port au Prince); Jamaica
    (Kingston); Nigeria (Lagos); Trinidad and Tobago Carribean (Port
    of Spain)
    For contributor bios, more info, and to order, please see:
    http://www.ilw.com/store/ConsularPosts.shtm
    Or for fax, please see:
    http://www.ilw.com/store/ConsularPosts.pdf
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    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) How To Protect Yourself From Becoming A Victim Of Immigration
    Fraud
    Sardar Durrani, Esq. writes "Following are things you should do
    to protect yourself from persons who fraudulently portray
    themselves as immigration representatives."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0324-durrani.shtm
    http://www.durrani.com/
    (b) Obama Administration Signals It May Review A Number Of Bush
    Immigration Policies
    Muzaffar Chishti and Claire Bergeron for the Migration Policy
    Institute write "The administration is also reconsidering
    regulatory changes from Bush's final days in office, such as a
    new rule for documents that prove employment authorization and
    the mandatory use of E-Verify for government contractors."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0324-chishti.shtm
    http://www.migrationinformation.org/
    (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification
    Joel Stewart writes "With the passing of time, BALCA has been
    forced to permit remands and reconsideration of issues that are
    prohibited by the regulations in order to prevent unfair results."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0324-stewart.shtm
    http://blogs.ilw.com/joelstewart
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) DOJ Announces Cleveland Immigration Court To Oversee Control
    Of All Ohio Cases
    The Executive Office for Immigration Review announced that
    beginning April 6, 2009, the Cleveland Immigration Court will
    have administrative control of all cases within Ohio.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0324-cincinnati.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
    5.  CLASSIFIEDS
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    Owings Mill, MD - The Murthy Law Firm seeks attorneys with 3+
    years business immigration law experience. Our practice is
    dynamic and fast-paced. We have high standards with regard to
    integrity, work ethic, and quality. Successful candidates will
    have ability to work both as members of team and team leaders.
    They will join dozen high-caliber colleagues and have quality
    support in the way of legal and administrative staff, as well as
    technology. They will bring in-depth understanding and knowledge
    of the breadth of immigration procedures, and are expected to
    supervise paralegals/support staff. Good writing and analytical
    skills required. Visit http://www.murthy.com/jobs.html
    to learn unique benefits of working at  Murthy Law Firm. Send
    resume + cover letter to mailto:hr@murthy.com. All communication
    will be treated in confidence. Salary and benefits commensurate
    with experience and ability. EEO.
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    (c) CLE Immigration Event
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    AILA Mid South Chapter invite you to join us for one of the most
    exciting regional immigration conferences you will attend this
    year. The confirmed speaker line-up is a who's who, including
    respected AILA attorneys and government officials including
    chairman of BIA, US Court of Appeals judge, director of OIL,
    current and former immigration judges. This conference offers
    opportunity to hear from a panel of ICE and CIS supervisors
    discuss local priorities that affect the mid-South and
    nationwide. Mingle with faculty without large crowds.  This
    intimate setting is perfect for both new and experienced
    practitioners alike. Program includes special programs for pro
    bono attorneys + criminal lawyers. Earn up to 16 CLE hours and
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    _________________________________________________________________
    6.  Headlines
    (a) E-Verify Program Staying In Place - For Now
    The fate of a national employee verification program aimed at
    combating illegal immigration is safe for now, but it's unclear
    whether Congress will renew it beyond this fall.
    (b) Immigration Reform One Priority Among Many For Obama
    Hispanic lawmakers and pro-immigrant advocacy groups said the
    answer has to be yes, and they praised the president for renewing
    his campaign promise.
    (c) Obama And Immigration Reform
    The president says he's committed to immigration reform. Do his
    actions say otherwise?
    (d) Legal Groups Call for End To 'Ideological Exclusion' Of
    Scholars, Others Denied Visas
    The groups asked the administration officials to evaluate
    applicants for admission to the United States on the basis of
    their actions rather than their political beliefs and
    association.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0324.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
    7.  ComingsNGoings
    Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at
    no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To announce your event,
    see here http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm
    (a) Immigration Book
    Who Speaks for Hispanics?: Hispanic Interest Groups in
    Washington, By Deirdre Martinez, State University of New York
    Press, 175 pp., Hardcover, ISBN: 0791493571, $60.00,
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0791493571/
    _________________________________________________________________
    8.  LETTERS
    Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com  (up to
    300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    I find ID's 3/23/09 comment on the H-1b quota forecast quite
    telling.  ID laments that the executive branch has called
    immigration primarily an enforcement issue (even using terms such
    as donkey to describe immigrants) yet you describe the H-1b
    program as "the H-1B market".  As long as immigration programs
    remain part of the "market place", and especially the case of
    employer sponsored visa programs, the motives will not be aligned
    with our national interest. Immigration programs should be about
    creating future citizens, not about creating a massive temporary
    workforce designed to drive down wages and exploit immigrants for
    short term gain.  And certainly not about creating a market for
    immigration attorneys.  Whether you call them "donkeys" or
    "temporary labor" the end result is a system that places a higher
    value on what immigrants contribute to corporations than what
    they contribute to society and a more altruistic goal of creating
    good citizens. I hope the views of ID become more altruistic and
    less concerned about meeting the demands of "the marketplace".
    Otherwise, ID might as well just call them "donkeys, temporary
    labor, indentured-servants, etc" because that is how they will
    ultimately be treated in our society if the motives of the system
    does not change.
    Roy Lawson
    (b) Dear Editor:
    I read Immigration Daily pretty much every day and find much that
    is informative, but I cannot resist commenting on a patently
    idiotic comment made in ID's 03/23/09 ID comment. ID's reference
    to the demeaning words used by the State Department to refer to
    immigrants as a sign of the current attitude toward immigration
    is preposterous and reflects an utter ignorance of the history of
    the system. The visa code words, of which Donkey is indeed one
    date back many decades, back to a time when telegrams between the
    State Department and posts abroad were sent via commercial
    telegraphic systems. The commercial telegraph companies charged
    for telegrams by the word. Someone figured out that "visas
    donkey" followed by the name, date and place of birth of a visa
    applicant cost the Government less than "A security advisory
    opinion is requested for" followed by the name, date and place of
    birth of the applicant. I don't know exactly when these standard
    code words were first used, but they were already a well-
    established part of the system when I first worked in it in 1962.
    As the State Department slowly moved into the modern electronic
    world and increasingly used government communications systems,
    they were retained as time-savers - fewer words, less typing. So,
    it is foolish to see them as reflecting anything about the State
    Department's attitude toward immigrants, one way or another. The
    delays in processing visas Donkey cables referred to in the AILA
    document ID cites have nothing to do with state of our economy.
    They are, rather, the result of the radical increase in security
    screening requirements since 9/11. To see what the code words
    are, they can be seen on line in Appendix E to the Visa Manual
    (9FAM - Visas) which can be found by going to the State
    Department website.
    Cornelius D. Scully
    (c) Dear Editor:
    You know that employees are barely doing their best in the
    business especially the mid size companies and small ones.  What
    is happening is all bureaucratic charade to appease the public
    who are anti-immigrant. In reality these jobs are so low in pay
    that those who are jobless rather not work than take these kind
    of jobs.
    Gladys C. Farris
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  2. Mar 23 - H1B Quota Forecast

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    March 23, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0323.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: HIB Quota Forecast
    2.  Focus: Business Immigration Law
    3.  Articles:
        (a) An Illegal Immigrant's Tale - From Rags To Stardom by
        Alan Lee, Esq.
        (b) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government by Angelo A.
        Paparelli
        (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Anh "Joseph" Quang Cao of Vietnam,
        Anthony Ofodile of Nigeria, Edgar and Brigitte Bodenehimer of
        Germany by Kevin R. Johnson
    4.  News:
        (a) USCIS Announces New H1B Hiring Requirements
        (b) USCIS Will Accept H1B Petitions Beginning April 1, 2009
        (c) EOIR Issues Disciplinary Fact Sheet
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
        (b) Translation Services
        (c) Immigration Law Certificate
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Miss Oregon's Dad Accused Of Visa Fraud
        (b) What Does Comprehensive Immigration Reform Mean?
        (c) Churches Study Their Role In The Immigration Debate
        (d) Sen. Grassley: H-1B Friend Or Foe?
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Share Your Professional News
    8.  Letters From:
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    1.  COMMENT
    HIB Quota Forecast
    The economic downturn has hit immigration lawyers across the
    country badly. One of the indications of the depressed conditions
    for immigration attorneys is the state of this year's H-1B quota.
    We discuss our quota forecast below and then make general
    observations about the immigration law business today.
    First, lets take a look at the H-1B market, for new
    beneficiaries. There is no question that the quantity of
    applications for this year's quota is significantly down. Lets
    look at the worst hit categories. Not surprisingly, the financial
    sector is very hard hit, reflecting its general malaise.
    Furthermore, Congress's action making many in this sector subject
    to dependency rules came too late in the season for recruiting in
    an uncertain market. Also down are many of the larger
    corporations again consistent with general economic conditions.
    Surprisingly, many of the smaller H-1B dependent companies are
    also significantly down. The downturn in all the above categories
    is likely in the 50%-80% range. However, the larger H-1B
    dependents, who are the largest users of the H-1B program, appear
    to be down less, perhaps in the neighborhood of 30%.
    Proportionately, this year will see greater usage by smaller
    companies (translation: more RFEs per I-129). A big chunk of
    filings will be "legacy Fs and Ls", folks who lost the lottery in
    the past, and will now get H-1B status. Based on our informal
    survey, it appears to us that, despite the last minute rush
    currently under way, the quota will not be reached in the initial
    days of April. Instead, the Bachelor's quota will likely be
    reached in mid-April, and the Master's quota not before late-
    April. In other words, for the first quarter, H-1B quota-related
    business is down in the neighborhood of 60% - a terrible number
    for any industry. However, April performance will make up
    somewhat for this since the H-1B season will be longer this year,
    and the final H-1B business for the bar can be exactly forecast -
    simply divide 65,000 (plus 20,000 less Chile and Spore) by last
    year's applications (approximately 126,000 plus 24,000) - i.e.
    down by about 45%. Add to this the fact that the longer season
    will be kinder on everyone who works at an immigration law firm,
    as everyone will have fewer sleepless nights spent preparing for
    last minute filings.
    Warren Buffet, the noted investment guru, recently said that the
    US economy had "fallen off a cliff" in early February. This is
    certainly true for the immigration bar. Business immigration is
    down overall in the 30% range, family immigration in the 10%
    range. However, Removal business continues to rise sharply, say
    around 30% (all numbers in this para are current trends,
    annualized). The immigration field as a whole is shrinking in the
    15% range currently, the sharpest contraction ever. It is
    entirely possible that the dim economic conditions may continue
    for many more months, until CIR, or economic recovery, whichever
    comes earlier. CIR, when it comes, is likely to change the
    fundamental shape of the immigration law field, perhaps ending
    the domination of corporate immigration dollars. We will have
    much more on this matter in future issues of Immigration Daily,
    stay tuned.
    Why has this gloomy state come about? The reason is political and
    cultural, not legal. Immigration is viewed as primarily an
    enforcement area (witness former ICE chief Julie Myers, who has
    gone into the compliance business)
    http://www.iandcsolutions.com/team.php
    and the Executive Branch views immigrants literally as animals
    (see the demeaning code words the Department of State uses for
    immigrants, one of them is "donkey").
    http://ailaleadership.blogspot.com/2009/03/dont-send-scientists-home.html
    Recent statements by President Obama, Rep. Pelosi and Sen. Reid
    extolling immigration and decrying the view that immigration is
    primarily about enforcement could not have come at a better time.
    CIR cannot come fast enough.
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
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    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) An Illegal Immigrant's Tale - From Rags To Stardom
    Alan Lee, Esq. writes " ... I had occasion to again think that
    America should embrace and be tolerant of its illegal immigrants,
    because you never know from where genius will spring."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0323-lee.shtm
    http://www.alanleelaw.com/english/profile.htm
    (b) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government
    Angelo A. Paparelli writes "Deflecting multiple requests for
    important immigration documents by insisting on the submission of
    FOIA requests, USCIS stonewalls the public."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0323-paparelli.shtm
    http://www.seyfarth.com/
    (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Anh "Joseph" Quang Cao of Vietnam,
    Anthony Ofodile of Nigeria, Edgar and Brigitte Bodenehimer of
    Germany
    Kevin R. Johnson features Brooklyn civil rights lawyer Anthony
    Ofodile, who grew up in a small village in eastern Nigeria with
    eight siblings and no running water.
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0323-johnson.shtm
    http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
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    4.  NEWS
    (a) USCIS Announces New H1B Hiring Requirements
    USCIS announced additional requirements for employers, who
    receive funds through the Troubled Asset Relief Program or under
    section 13 of the Federal Reserve Act (covered funding), before
    they may hire a foreign national to work in the H-1B specialty
    occupation category.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0323-H1B.pdf
    (b) USCIS Will Accept H1B Petitions Beginning April 1, 2009
    Cases will be considered accepted on the date that USCIS takes
    possession of the petition; not the date that the petition is
    postmarked.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0323-H1Bfiling.pdf
    (c) EOIR Issues Disciplinary Fact Sheet
    The Executive Office for Immigration Review issued a fact sheet
    including information on the complaint process and a list of EOIR
    grounds for discplining.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0323-disciplinary.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Miss Oregon's Dad Accused Of Visa Fraud
    A cloud of federal visa fraud suspicions continues to hang over
    the father of the reigning Miss Oregon.
    (b) What Does Comprehensive Immigration Reform Mean?
    Look, you broke the law," President Barack O'bama suggests
    immigration enforcement officials explain to illegal immigrants.
    Since, "we need control of our borders," the undocumented aliens
    will have to go back, the president told a group in Southern
    California a few days ago.
    (c) Churches Study Their Role In The Immigration Debate
    The project, which is designed to equip congregations to respond
    to immigration issues affecting their members and communities, is
    being carried out in six areas.
    (d) Sen. Grassley: H-1B Friend Or Foe?
    Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa is one of the most vocal opponents
    of the H-1B visa program in the country, and is a hero to many in
    the anti-H-1B crowd.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0323.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
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  3. Mar 20 - AILA Head Quits

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    March 20, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0320.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: AILA Head Quits
    2.  Focus: Inventory Closeout Sale
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Unemployment For Immigrants And The US-Born: Picture
        Bleak For Less-Educated Black & Hispanic Americans by Steven
        A. Camarota for the Center for Immigration Studies
        (b) Bloggings on Nurse Immigration by Christopher T. Musillo
        of the Hammond Law Group
        (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Alberto Riveron of Cuba, Juan de
        Dios Arana of Mexico, and Maila Nurmi of Finland by Kevin R.
        Johnson
    4.  News:
        (a) CIS Ombudsman Offers EB5 Recommendations
        (b) President Obama Meets With Congressional Hispanic Caucus
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
        (b) Website Services
        (c) Translation Services
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Quote of the Day: Obama on Immigration Reform
        (b) President Barack Obama To Visit Mexico: Drug War,
        Immigration To Be Discussed
        (c) Study Shows Immigration Enforcement Raised Wages
        (d) Obama's Civil Rights Nomination Upsets Some Latinos
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Book
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) David D. Murray, Esq.
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    1.  COMMENT
    AILA Head Quits
    Jeanne Butterfield, Executive Director of AILA since 1997,
    communicated to the AILA leadership on March 18th her intention
    to resign effective end-June. In a posting to the AILA membership
    on AILA Infonet on March 19th, Charles Kuck, AILA President,
    announced the resignation saying "She leaves us but not the
    issue. She intends to continue to be part of the broader campaign
    for immigration reform that is so important to AILA and its
    members, although she has not yet decided in what new capacity
    she will continue to serve." Ms. Butterfield is certainly
    qualified for positions such as USCIS Director, USCIS Chief
    Counsel, or similar DHS positions though based on our sources who
    are familiar with DHS appointments in the Obama Administration,
    she has not yet been extended an invitation (the immigration bar
    would of course be delighted to see her in a key DHS position).
    Around the time IMMACT'90 was enacted, AILA's national staff was
    a small handful of people led by AILA's first Executive Director
    Warren Leiden. It was Mr. Leiden who masterminded the strategy of
    transforming AILA from what was then primarily a membership
    association into a publishing powerhouse. This strategy was
    brilliantly executed by his successor, Ms. Butterfield (and Amy
    Novick). Today, AILA has overtaken all other publishers in
    immigration law except for West, and approximately two-thirds of
    AILA's revenues are derived from publishing sources (books and
    events). During Ms. Butterfield's tenure as Executive Director of
    AILA, AILA membership and staff have tripled.
    In the last six months, the severe economic downturn has
    exacerbated the pressures on the immigration bar already reeling
    from the war on immigrants unleashed by the Executive Branch.
    These pressures have naturally been felt by AILA also, resulting
    inter alia, in a reduction in force of 15% in AILA staff late in
    2008, and the suspension of Immigration Law Today (formerly known
    as AILA Monthly Mailing). It is possible that further cost-
    cutting measures will be necessary at AILA, as in most other
    institutions in America today. AILA's leadership will have to
    find a competent leader in trying times to fill the large shoes
    that Ms. Butterfield leaves behind.
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    Inventory Closeout Sale
    ILW.COM is pleased to announce our inventory closeout sale offer
    on the new completely revised editions of Patel's Immigration Law
    Books, 2008-2009 Edition, and now at a fantastic huge discounted
    price. These are the most respected primary reference materials
    featuring user- rated "best index" on the market. This  special
    bundle includes the WHOLE Act, 20/22/28 CFR Plus and 8  CFR Plus
    for only $99. For more details and to purchase, see
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    be available only until the inventory  is sold out. If you have
    any questions, please write to
    mailto:webmaster@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Unemployment For Immigrants And The US-Born: Picture Bleak
    For Less-Educated Black & Hispanic Americans
    Steven A. Camarota for the Center for Immigration Studies writes
    "Although workers in the high-tech sector (using H-1B visas) get
    a good deal of attention, a very large share of temporary workers
    and green card holders have relatively little education."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0320-camarota.shtm
    http://cis.org/
    (b) Bloggings on Nurse Immigration
    Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group writes "Smartly,
    the position statement recognizes that the dire nursing shortage
    is really a question of healthcare accessibility."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0320-hammond.shtm
    http://www.hammondlawfirm.com/
    (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Alberto Riveron of Cuba, Juan de Dios
    Arana of Mexico, and Maila Nurmi of Finland
    Kevin R. Johnson writes "Juan de Dios Arana (Mexico) is another
    immigrant vet who gave his life for the United States. In this
    time, we could list one every day."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0320-johnson.shtm
    http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) CIS Ombudsman Offers EB5 Recommendations
    CIS Ombudsman provides recommendations to stabilize the EB-5
    program.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0320-ombudsman.pdf
    (b) President Obama Meets With Congressional Hispanic Caucus
    The White House blog reported that the President will travel to
    Mexico next month to meet with [Mexican] President Calderon to
    discuss the deep and comprehensive US-Mexico relationship,
    including how the US and Mexico can work together to support
    Mexico's fight against drug-related violence and work toward
    effective, comprehensive immigration reform.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0320-caucus.shtm
    _________________________________________________________________
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    of the breadth of immigration procedures, and are expected to
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    to learn unique benefits of working at  Murthy Law Firm. Send
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Quote of the Day: Obama on Immigration Reform
    President Obama was in Costa Mesa, California, yesterday to hold
    a "town hall" meeting and he finally brought up the hot-button
    topic of immigration, and more specifically, immigration reform.
    (b) President Barack Obama To Visit Mexico: Drug War, Immigration
    To Be Discussed
    President Barack Obama will discuss the mounting drug violence
    south of the border and immigration during his first visit to
    Mexico next month to meet with Mexican President Felipe Calderon,
    the White House said Wednesday.
    (c) Study Shows Immigration Enforcement Raised Wages
    While much of the immigration debate has long concerned how to
    fill "jobs that Americans won't do",a report examining one
    instance of immigration enforcement takes issue with that
    premise.
    (d) Obama's Civil Rights Nomination Upsets Some Latinos
    Thomas Perez's selection for a Justice Department post concerns
    some civil rights advocates, who believe Villaraigosa aide Thomas
    Saenz was passed over to avoid sparking an immigration battle.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0320.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
    7.  ComingsNGoings
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    (a) Immigration Book
    Migrations and Mobilities: Citizenship, Borders, and Gender By
    Seyla Benhabib and Judith Resnik NYU Press, 576 pp.  Hardcover,
    ISBN: 0814775993, $75.00,
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0814775993/.
    _________________________________________________________________
    8.  LETTERS
    Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com  (up to
    300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    Hector Tobar's editorial referred to in ID's 03/23/09 comment
    proves two things: (1) Those who come illegally to the US seeking
    better employment will leave if the employment is not there; and
    (2) Those who come illegally to the US come here because of
    economics, not love of our country. If E-Verify ever gets
    rolling, it may go a long way in reducing the number of
    mainstream jobs illegals can get, but it will not resolve all the
    back-alley jobs: gardeners, house cleaners, dish washers and
    smaller company manufacturing jobs that pay their workers "under
    the table." Strong employer sanctions will be required to achieve
    near full compliance. But just eliminating illegals should not be
    the focus of the immigration debate. Rather, replacing their
    illegal status with Temporary Worker status is the key to
    upgrading their respective roles in US employment society, while
    at the same time fulfilling the needs of US employers, making it
    easier to hire seasonal and temporary workers to "do the jobs
    Americans will not do" must be the focus. In other words, focus
    on the needs of US employers, while at the same time protecting
    bona fide US labor concerns, rather than the present ridiculous
    PERM and make-work H-2B Labor Certification fiascos. Of course,
    designing a workable "guestworker" program that will achieve this
    result will prove to be too daunting a task, with too many
    complicating "safeguards" built in, with make - work regulations
    that have little basis in reality, merely serving to perpetuate
    the ever fattening bureaucracy. Left to the politicians and the
    bureaucrats, any "guestworker" program is doomed for failure,
    even before it is written. Did I hear somebody say, "bracero"?
    Hola. And kudos to Carolyn S. Lee (03/23/09 ID Feature Article on
    what's wrong with E-B5) for hitting the nail right on the head.
    David D. Murray, Esq.   Newport Beach, CA
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  4. MAR 19 - Safety Valve

    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    March 19, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0319.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Safety Valve
    2.  Focus: Today Is Deadline For The Changing Definition of
        Crimes of Moral Turpitude
    3.  Articles:
        (a) What's Wrong With The EB-5 Program? by Carolyn S. Lee
        (b) If You Build It, They Will Come by K. L. Billingsley for
        the Foundation For Economic Education
        (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
    4.  News:
        (a) ETA Releases H2A FAQs
    5.  Classifieds:
        (a) Expert Witness Services
        (b) Credential Evaluation And Translation
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) National Campaign Urging Immigration Reform Will Visit
        Central Florida
        (b) Pelosi Tells Illegal Immigrants That Work Site Raids are
        Un-American
        (c) Martinez Heats Up Immigration Debate
        (d) UFW Plans Immigration Rallies
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Book
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Steven D. Heller, Esq.
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    1.  COMMENT
    Safety Valve
    Hector Tobar's latest editorial says "Immigration, after all,
    serves as a safety valve to keep the pressure cooker of Mexican
    inequality from exploding. For decades, the steam has vented
    steadily northward from Tijuana and other border towns." For the
    full editorial, see here.
    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tobar17-2009mar17,0,6262601.column?page=2
    We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
    writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
    _________________________________________________________________
    2.  FOCUS
    Today Is Deadline For The Changing Definition of Crimes of Moral
    Turpitude
    Wednesday, March 18th is the deadline for the Thursday March 19th
    phone session on The Changing Definition of Crimes of Moral
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    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) What's Wrong With The EB-5 Program?
    Carolyn S. Lee writes "There are many key things wrong with the
    EB-5 program, particularly as USCIS administers it."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0319-lee.shtm
    http://www.millermayer.com/
    (b) If You Build It, They Will Come
    K. L. Billingsley for the Foundation For Economic Education
    writes "The "Baby-Cal" fiasco shows how welfare state fraud has
    corrupted immigration."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0319-billingsley.shtm
    http://fee.org/
    (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
    Greg Siskind writes "Various readers of this blog have been
    making this suggestion, but when folks say the same thing in the
    Wall Street Journal, that gets more attention."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0319-siskind.shtm
    http://www.visalaw.com/
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
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    4.  NEWS
    (a) ETA Releases H2A FAQs
    The Employment and Training Administration's Office of Foreign
    Labor Certification released FAQS on the proposed suspension of
    the H2A rules.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0319-H2A.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) National Campaign Urging Immigration Reform Will Visit
    Central Florida
    A national campaign to reignite the immigration-reform movement
    will stop in Orlando next week for a town-hall meeting about how
    deportations hurt more than just immigrants.
    (b) Pelosi Tells Illegal Immigrants That Work Site Raids are Un-
    American
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    United States is "un-American."
    (c) Martinez Heats Up Immigration Debate
    Sen. Mel Martinez of Florida, the former Republican Party
    chairman who vividly remembers the "variety of names"
    conservatives called him because of his work on immigrant rights,
    is readying for another big brawl over the issue.
    (d) UFW Plans Immigration Rallies
    "There are millions of workers and no policy," he said. "The
    status quo is unsustainable."
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    -----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------
    March 17, 2009
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0317.shtm
    Items:
    1.  Comment: Your Daily Issue
    2.  Focus: THE PERM BOOK
    3.  Articles:
        (a) Frequently Asked Questions About The Army's New Non-
        Citizen Recruiting Program For Foreign Health Care
        Professionals by Margaret D. Stock
        (b) Holy Cao! Want Some Good Refugee News? by Judy K. Warner
        (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification by Joel Stewart by
        Joel Stewart
    4.  News:
        (a) USCIS Invites CBOs To Apply For $1.2 Million Competitive
        Citizenship Grant Program
        (b) USCIS Will Continue To Process I526 Forms
    5.  Classifieds:
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        (b) Case Management Technology
    6.  Headlines:
        (a) Concern With Immigration Brings A New N-Word To American
        Culture
        (b) [CT] Bill Protects Children In Immigration Raids
        (c) A Deportation Case Against A Dead Man
        (d) Despite Recession, Immigration Reforms Essential to
        Normalize Labor Flows
    7.  ComingsNGoings:
        (a) Immigration Book
    8.  Letters From:
        (a) Honza Prchal, Esq.
        (b) Phil Slaton
        (c) Godfrey Y. Muwonge
        (d) Luz
        (e) Robert Yang
        (f) Sergi Sheplov
        (g) Jim Roberts
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    2.  FOCUS
    THE PERM BOOK
    ILW.COM is pleased to announce THE PERM BOOK, 2008-2009 Edition
    is shipping now. The book outline is as follows:
    PART I. PERM RULE, ANALYSIS, AND COMMENTS
    A. PERM Regulation
    B. Articles by PERM Writers
    ++656.1 Preparing PERM for 2nd and 3rd Preference  by David
    Nachman and Ludmila Zimovcak
    ++656.3 SVP: Discrepancies between the O*Net and the DOT by
    Lori S. Melton
    ++656.3 The Method By Which the Bureau of Labor Statistics
    Converted  the DOT Occupations into the OES Occupational Units
    or "Here's  Another Nice Mess You've Got Us Into  by Barbara
    Brandes
    ++656.10(a)-(c) The Basics of Labor Certification Under PERM :
    What  You Need to Know Before You Start  by Jeffrey Devore
    ++656.10(b) Rights and Obligations of Attorney and Agents Under
    PERM by Nancy-Jo Merritt
    ++656.10(c) Dangers in the Attestation Process  by Ramon Carrion
    ++656.10(c) (10) What is "Permanent" and "Full-Time" Employment
    by Timothy Spridgeon
    ++656.10(d), (e) Deconstructing PERM Notice Requirements by
    Susan J. Cohen
    ++656.10(f) Preparation of PERM Recruitment Report and Supporting
    Documentation  by Carl Shusterman and Alison Walters
    ++656.11 Is Employer "Substitution" Under PERM Dead? by Christian
    Allen
    ++656.12 Prohibition on Payment of Attorney's Fees by Paull
    Hejinian
    ++656.15(a)-(c) Step-by-Step for Schedule-A Applications by
    Sherry Neal
    ++656.15(d) Aliens of Exceptional Ability in the Performing Arts
    by Howard Kushner
    ++656.17(a)-(d) Filing, Withdrawing, Refiling, and Tracking PERM
    Cases by Katherine Lopez Ley and Davis Bae
    ++656.17(e)(1)(B)(1)(4) Professional and Trade Journals Under
    PERM by Nathan Waxman
    ++656.17(e)(1)(I) Regular Recruitment by Nancy-Jo Merritt
    ++656.17(e)(ii) PERM Labor Certification Professional Recruitment
    Steps by Edwin R. Rubin
    ++656.17(e)(l) (ii)(A) Note on Online Job Fairs by David Nachman
    ++656.17(g)(1) Regarding Recruitment Reports by Leon Wildes and
    David Lazaar
    ++656.17(g)(2) Ethics: What Do you Do When A Qualified US  Worker
    Applies?  by Blake Chisam
    ++656.17(h)(1) Business Necessity: "Necessary Arguments" by Sofia
    Zneimer
    ++656.17(h)(3) Combination of Occupations under PERM by Nathan
    Waxman
    ++656.17(h)(4)(ii) The Impact of PERM On Experience Gained on the
    Job and Alternative Experience  by Nathan A. Waxman
    ++656.17(h) Requiring a Foreign Language under PERM by Cyrus D.
    Mehta
    ++656.17(i) Nuts & Bolts: Actual Minimum Requirements &
    Experience Gained on the Job  by Rohit Turkhud
    ++656.17(i)(3) In-Job Experience: Why we Need it and How We Can
    Still Get it  by Gary Endelman
    ++656.17(k) How Do Layoffs Affect PERM? by Margaret McCormick
    and Patricia Luna
    ++656.17(l) As If You Owned the Place Alien Influence and
    Control  Over the Labor Certification Process  by Robert E. Banta
    and Benjamin M. Lowe
    ++656.18 College and University Professors: A Hybrid Between
    Special Handling and PERM  by Victoria Donoghue
    ++656.19 Domestic Workers: At Home and on the Range by Susan L.
    Brady
    ++656.20 How PERM Cases are Selected for Audit by Christina B.
    LaBrie
    ++656.20(c) Requesting Extensions of Time to Respond to Audit
    Requests  by Jonathan Amdur and Susan Anderson
    ++656.24 The Who What When Where of Labor Certification
    Determination by Rebecca Sigmund
    ++656.24(b)(2)(i) What You Do After the Ads Have Been Run?
    Resumes, Interviews, and Results  by Edwin R. Litwin
    ++656.26 Appeals/Requests For Review Under PERM by Joan Mathieu
    ++656.27 Preparing Requests for Review with BALCA by Mitchell L.
    Wexler and J. Ira Burkemper
    ++656.30-31 Fraud, Misrepresentation, Validity, Invalidation
    and Revocation   by Richard Tasoff
    ++656.32 Revocation of Labor Certification by Michael Piston
    ++656.40-41 Prevailing Wage Determinations Under PERM by Lawrence
    Rudnick
    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
    ++Job Zone Five, IT Director
    ++Job Zone Five, Economist
    ++Job Zone Four, Consultant, Foreign Law
    ++Job Zone Four, Accounting Coordinator
    ++Job Zone Three, Tile Installers Coordinator

    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
    A. SOC Structure
    B. SOC Definitions
    C. SOC 2006 Changes
    D. Background On Development Of Appendix A
    E. Stratifying Occupational Units By SVP
    F. NAICS 2002 Codes And Titles
    G. NAICS Codes And Titles - 2007 Revisions
    H. Latest OES Wage Data - MDB file
    I. 2008 OES Wage Data Structure
    J. Latest OES Wage Data - Statistical Area Definitions
    K. Appendix A By Alphabetical Order
    L. Appendix A By SOC Classification Order
    M. Darby v. Cisneros
    N. Lawyers Guide To 212(a)(5)(A) By Gary Endelman
    O. BALCA Hearing Procedures
    P. BALCA En Banc Cases From 1987
    Q. Occupational Projections And Training Data
    R. Occupational Outlook Handbook
    S. Federal Register Notices On PERM
    T. Prevailing Wage Determination Policy Guidance
    U. What DOL Told OMB About PERM By Jay Solomon
    V. ETA Forms Old And New
    ++New ETA Form 9089 and Instructions, Application for Permanent
    Employment Certification
    ++Old ETA Form 9089, Application for Permanent Employment
    Certification
    ++Old ETA Form 9089,  Instructions
    ++Old ETA Form 9089 Electronic Filing Instructions
    ++ETA Form 750A
    ++ETA Form 750B
    ++ETA Form 750 A and B, Instructions
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    3.  ARTICLES
    (a) Frequently Asked Questions About The Army's New Non-Citizen
    Recruiting Program For Foreign Health Care Professionals
    Margaret D. Stock writes "Titled "Military Accessions Vital to
    the National Interest", the new pilot program allows certain non-
    citizens who are legally present in the US to join the Army and
    apply immediately for US citizenship without first obtaining
    lawful permanent residence."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0317-stock.shtm
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0317-stock.shtm#bio
    (b) Holy Cao! Want Some Good Refugee News?
    Judy K. Warner writes "Good news about refugees is rare, I know.
    The election of  Joseph Cao in Louisiana is exactly that."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0317-warner.shtm
    http://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/
    (c) Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification by Joel Stewart
    Joel Stewart writes "According to his standard, the job of
    electrician cannot be filled by a person who meets the
    requirements stated, since a combination of experience, education
    and training would exceed the maximum to two years SVP
    permitted."
    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0317-stewart.shtm
    http://blogs.ilw.com/joelstewart
    To submit an Article for consideration, write to
    mailto:editor@ilw.com
    _________________________________________________________________
    4.  NEWS
    (a) USCIS Invites CBOs To Apply For $1.2 Million Competitive
    Citizenship Grant Program
    USCIS will provide funding to community-based organizations that
    serve one or more priority immigrant groups in areas of the US
    that contain a large representation of the country's immigrant
    population.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0317-citizenship.pdf
    (b) USCIS Will Continue To Process I526 Forms
    As a result of the extension of the Pilot Program, USCIS will
    continue to receive, process, and adjudicate all Regional Center
    Proposals and Forms I-526, Immigrant Petitions by Alien
    Entrepreneur, and Forms I-485, Applications to Register Permanent
    Residence or Adjust Status, affiliated with Regional Centers
    relying on "indirect" job creation analysis.
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0317-EB5.pdf
    _________________________________________________________________
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    6.  Headlines
    (a) Concern With Immigration Brings A New N-Word To American
    Culture
    Why, in our democratic-capitalist system, do some feel that a
    legitimate business should not be able to tap this large group of
    consumers?
    (b) [CT] Bill Protects Children In Immigration Raids
    A [Connecticut] bill recently introduced in the state Assembly
    would create guidelines for schools to follow to protect children
    from intimidation - and keep them in school - during immigration
    raids, such as those that swept through Mendota two years ago.
    (c) A Deportation Case Against A Dead Man
    Seven months later, the federal government is still proceeding
    with the deportation case against him.
    (d) Despite Recession, Immigration Reforms Essential to Normalize
    Labor Flows
    Yet despite conditions, lawmakers should be preparing changes to
    immigration policy in anticipation of the country's economic
    revival, says former Homeland Security Secretary Michael
    Chertoff, who had jurisdiction over immigration issues.
    For links to the above stories see here:
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0317.shtm#Headlines
    _________________________________________________________________
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    Who Speaks for Hispanics?: Hispanic Interest Groups in Washington
    By Deirdre Martinez. State University of New York Press, 175 pp.
    Hardcover, ISBN: 0791493571, $60.00
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0791493571/
    _________________________________________________________________
    8.  LETTERS
    Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com  (up to
    300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives
    http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm
    (a) Dear Editor:
    Chia-Li Sung's letter (03/10/09 ID) has certainly struck a chord.
    The fear of the disorderly criminal horde may be a persistent
    feature of often exaggerated fears of large-scale immigration,
    but it is based on real-world phenomena. Responding to Mr.
    Murray's letter, simply making it easier to come in legally and
    somehow shifting the balance towards more upper crusty types of
    immigrants, or at least towards particularly skilled or hard-
    working lower class folks would go a long way towards allaying
    fears of people already here about immigrants by cutting down on
    the criminality associated with hordes in near-mono-cultural
    ghettoes and dubious immigration status both on the frontend (one
    will have to have some wealth) and on the backend (the price of a
    deportable offense will be very visible in terms of a lost
    investment). My letter's suggestion of a straight fee would cut
    much of the bureaucracy by allowing immigration authorities to
    ask three types of questions to potential immigrants: Did you
    pay? Do you carry a dangerously infectious disease or one that
    American would end up having to pay for? Are you a threat to our
    safety? A one-time fee would allow families to sponsor relatives
    they care enough for the old fashioned way and it would eliminate
    many of the silly market-distorting requirements of the investor
    visa. As for the inevitable suggestion that merely buying
    citizenship will be cheapening or will create a class of
    indentured servants who will remain alienated from the county,
    what we have now seems far worse. We are allegedly a capitalist
    country with mercantile roots. Why not put a price tag and health
    and safety test on citizenship too? It'll cut costs, cut crime
    and increase transparency. I think it could also pass muster with
    those who share Chia-Li Sung's letter's views.
    Honza Prchal, Esq.  Birmingham, AL
    (b) Dear Editor:
    Fixing immigration was never on the Bush or her agenda, so it was
    impossible for her to do anything about it (03/16/09 ID comment).
    I never saw Ms. Rice trudge to the Hill and testify before any
    committee; I never saw her enter the fray of discussion on the
    subject; and, I never saw her make any proposals to fix it.  The
    only thing that the Bush Administration did in its quest to stop
    illegal immigration was to stop legal immigration.   Saying now
    that she has regrets about the Bush administration not achieving
    results, and her having done nothing to assist in immigration
    reform, is disingenuous.
    Phil Slaton  Poulsbo, WA
    (c) Dear Editor:
    My own deepest regret is that bright people like Condoleezza
    Rice, on both sides of the political divide, continue to convince
    themselves that true immigration reform is taking people "from
    the shadows" a phrase that has synonymity with "comprehensive
    immigration reform" which has euphemistic association with
    legalization and "path to X" programs such as IRCA (see 03/16/09
    ID comment). The immigrants' rights opponents keep winning at
    legislating (it's the "W" in the win-column, stupid!) because our
    side - the immigrants' rights advocates - has failed to coin a
    coherent message to convince Americans we mean what we say, like
    the messages of the civil rights movement. "Ethic of reciprocity"
    is nowhere in "CIR" to make anyone believe that amnesty isn't
    about taking food from the mouths of innocent little Americans,
    as rabid anti-immigrants suggest. Many of the CIR "players'" eyes
    glaze over with $$ signs because CIR means $$ any way one cuts
    it. The agency is literally highway-robbing poverty-level
    immigrants with filing fees such as $930 for a four-page I-485
    and others.  We must cease and desist from this "CIR" rush.
    What's the alternative? Read my book: Immigration Reform - We Can
    Do It, If We Apply Our Founders' True Ideals (Hamilton 2009). The
    publisher rushed me, hoping to put it on shelves by Election Day.
    Then the bottom fell out of the economy, and nobody wanted to
    talk about anything else. Still, I tried hard to cobble together
    several arguments. I begin simply with the construct that work is
    a human right. If we require it of other countries, can we
    trample it here? This is the kind of argument we must make. But
    the other attention we must pay is the structure of the entire
    INA.  Dillingham Commission sought to do something that's not
    secret. Forty-one volumes were about racism.
    Godfrey Y. Muwonge
    (d) Dear Editor:
    Responding to ID's 3/13/09 comment, this is the best way we can
    upgrade the quality of service we can get from USCIS, by
    digitizing operation and processes, and also to get the people
    factor change their culture in rendering efficient, quality, and
    timely service to us, their customers.  Eventually, we can get
    the information we need from the internet - same way that the
    personal health records are going to be made available in the
    health care industry.  The USCIS system is broken, so with the
    rest of the other systems in our government.  But, as long as
    we're headed towards the right direction, and something is being
    done, hopefully, we can get there as fast as we can. Progress
    can't be delayed.  As long as we, the stakeholders, will be the
    drivers, let's get vigilant, knowledgeable, and on the forefront
    of our issues as we see them fit, and in unity we can not fail.
    "Divide and conquer" is a strategy - let's not allow it to
    happen.  Kudos to IT in USCIS proccesses! Digitizing it is just a
    step, but a big leap to progress!  Hopefully, my two sons whom I
    petitioned 7 years ago can get an answer - 7 years and all I
    received was a letter of receipt of the petition, and that it
    would take 999 days for processing.  It's been how many days now?
    Luz  Fayetteville, NC
    (e) Dear Editor:
    CIR must happen in 2009 with common senses changes in our current
    immigration laws. We must establish guarantor or bond system for
    visa applicants from risky countries and allow more group tour
    visas for tourists from many exporting and developing nations.
    The global economy crisis happened because we spend too much on
    imports and not to let our trading partners to spend that money
    back in the US. Spurring tourism is one way to jump start our
    economy and creating jobs. We must eliminate chain family based
    category and put some strict condition that only immediate family
    members can be sponsored if the sponsors are financially able to
    do so and have means to support the new members. We must put
    conditions on all new immigrants that they must be English
    proficient, healthy and of good moral characters, accepting our
    Constitution and the principle of separation of religion and
    state, which is very important in relation of some Muslim
    immigrants who still believe in imposing their outdated Sharia
    laws where ever they are, secure jobs within 6 months and not
    seeking any kind of public welfare for at least 10 years and must
    have at least $ 6000 or 3 months worth of living expenses in the
    US before they arrive here and giving earned legalization for
    those who are here without legal papers. Work sites enforcement
    must focus on employers and fine them with substantial fine to
    cover the cost to compensate their illegal employees and cost of
    repatriating them to their homelands. Our immigration laws should
    not treat humans as criminals and putting them in jail for
    working without permits but let focus on the employers to pay
    their illegal workers to go back to their countries, this is good
    enough as deterrent.
    Robert Yang
    (f) Dear Editor:
    Murray's latest letter (03/16/09 ID) thankfully distances itself
    from the blatently anti-immigrant views expressed in J.Roberts's
    letter (03/16/09 ID). Unfortunately Murray's letter expresses an
    elitest viewpoint when it comes to immigration policy. His leter
    states it doesn't understand Prachal's letter suggesting investor
    visa's to $50,000. "hardly more than the price of a well equipped
    SUV."  Investor visas are proof positive of the racist and
    elitest immigration policy we have been railing against. While
    one with a college education with an Esq. on his signature may
    seem like a paltry sum, if an investor from country where the per
    capital average income is is below $4000 a year comes up with the
    formidable sum of $50,000 to invest in America, we should sit up
    and take note. There is a person America should be clamoring to
    have. It pains me to think the children of rich European families
    can get daddy to write a check to a real estate investment
    interest in the US to come here to play in the elite
    neighborhoods of our country. $500,000 for these people is a
    pittance, why not require a substantial investment based on the
    individual or family net worth? Is it really an "investment" or
    pocket change?   Creating a system that lets one "buy-in"
    regardless of character, work ethic or commitment to society
    makes a mockery of the other hard earned visa categories. Being
    rich doesn't make a person a disirable commodity. Investor visas
    should be country specific, based on the per-capita incomes of
    the country the Immigrant is coming from and reflect the value in
    work ethic and ingenuity of the person who we allow to enter and
    become a part of our great experiment. 
    Sergi Sheplov
    (g) Dear Editor:
    In regards to the 3/16/09 Letters, the comment D. Murray's letter
    made about my letters, I could use about those of R. Algase's: "I
    wish Jim Roberts's letters [ ie: RA's ] would not use my letters
    as support for his philosophies".  While my "too much
    immigration" comment included legal and illegal entry which is
    the "reality", there is nothing "American" about this or
    "masterfully" about the deliberate twisting and revision of my
    views to fit the racist, bigoted, distorted and clouded "lens"
    through which the RA letters sees everything poorly.  Had the
    last election been limited to BO, McCain and Alan Keyes (a
    black), I would have voted for Alan, a man of principle.
    Racebaiters use racism as a bully tactic to preclude other valid
    reasons for making choices and is intellectually deficient and
    they need to get off this tired horse. My letter was edited by
    leaving out my J. Henderson comment and then attributed my
    "faustian bargain", R. Gittelson comment to JH. On my enlarged
    type screen, my letter was 45 lines as submitted, and 31 lines as
    run. The number of lines in the letters that ran were: RA(42), RY
    (47), DM (44) and VJ (45). My letter, before editing was similar
    in length to the others. 
    Jim Roberts
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