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Mar 24 - Budget Impasse

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March 24, 2011



http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/digest/2011,0324.shtm



ITEMS



1. Comment: Budget Impasse - The current continuing resolution

runs out in about two weeks, and the budget impasse continues.

All three sides - the Administration, the Senate Democrats and

the House Republicans - have indicated that they will wrap up the

2011 budget this time around instead of passing yet another

continuing resolution. There is around $50 billion separating the

sides right now. The House Republicans will be unveiling their

2012 budget over the coming weeks; they have promised to cut

entitlement programs - the proverbial third rail of American

politics. The budget battle is significant for two reasons.

Firstly, cuts in the budget could hurt non-fee-based benefit

processing, such as consular processing. Secondly, the 2012

budget battle might be an epic one, since long-sacrosanct

entitlements will collide with a Congress elected by popular will

on an austerity agenda. While we cannot predict the results, we

can be sure that they will suck the oxygen away from issues

before Congress including immigration issues. This escalates the

pressure on the Obama Administration to deliver immigration

benefits through executive action before the Iowa caucuses. Will

President Obama do something? Stay tuned.



2. Article: Deeper into the Shadows: The Unintended

Consequences Of Immigration Worksite Enforcement by Jeffrey

Kaye

http://www.ilw.com/articles/2011,0324-kaye.pdf



3. Bloggings: 163 Immigrants Arrested In Virginia In 3-day

Immigration Sweep by Matthew Kolken

http://www.ilw.com/articles/2011,0324-kolken.shtm



4. Bloggings: H2B Visas - Unemployment Rate Not Helping Hotels

Fill Positions by Jacob J. Sapochnick

http://www.ilw.com/articles/2011,0324-immigrationlawblogs.shtm



5. News: EOIR Publishes Final Rule On Reorganization Of

Regulations On Control Of Employment Of Aliens

http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2011,0324-eoir.shtm



6. News: USCIS Publishes Interim Memo For Comment On Guidance On

Adam Walsh Act Adjudication

http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2011,0324-walsh.pdf



7. 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.

http://www.ilw.com/books/thepermbook.shtm

For the fax document, see here.

http://www.ilw.com/books/thepermbook.pdf



8. Headline: RT @WInCStrongWomen Should children be separated

from parents based on immigration status? http://fb.me/UfONjOYr

9. Headline: RT @lfbill Obama Challenges GOP on Immigration

http://t.co/VdwHKyX

10. Headline: RT @EdPayneCNN Groups plan immigration law protest for

Georgia Capitol - http://bit.ly/gdo4LV

11. Headline: RT @Ausgewandert Foreign skilled workers may soon get a

lucky break http://ht.ly/4ldeJ

12. Headline: RT @WInCStrongWomen What have state anti- immigrant

laws accomplished? http://fb.me/sPEWrHsM

13. Headline: Hispanic vote in critical 2012 states could hold key to

GOP Senate majority http://ow.ly/4ltiv

14. Headline: State bill revives pieces of DREAM Act for illegal

immigrants - access to financial aid, work http://ow.ly/4lta0

15. Headline: Voters to be polled on immigration http://ow.ly/4lt3L

16. Headline: Immigration bill may be dead in Kansas

http://ow.ly/4lt17

17. Headline: Busloads to rally for immigration reform at State

Capitol http://ow.ly/4lsYB

18. Headline: Jeff Flake's immigration flip http://ow.ly/4lsU0

19. Headline: Council votes to require E-Verify eligibility checks

http://ow.ly/4lsS8

20. Headline: ICE round up of 'criminal aliens' doesn't stop critics

http://ow.ly/4lsMa

21. Headline: Master the complex maze of immigration policies w/

Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY

http://ow.ly/4iXww

22. Headline: H-1B Book includes Step By Step, Advanced H-1B Issues

and essential memoranda are all found here . Get your copy at

http://ow.ly/46wAx



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CLASSIFIEDS



1. Help Wanted: Immigration ParalegalNew York, NY - Midtown

Manhattan immigration law firm

http://www.levittandneedleman.com/

seeks paralegal on a part-time basis (3 days a week), with future

potential for full-time, to prepare full-range of business

immigration applications. Must have BA degree with 1-2 years of

business immigration experience. Competitive compensation

package. Email resume and cover letter to

mailto:inquiry@levittandneedleman.com.



2. Help Wanted: Immigration ParalegalMatawan, NJ - Fragomen Del

Rey Bernsen & Loewy LLP

http://www.Fragomen.com

seeks an immigration paralegal. Fragomen is recognized as the

world's leading global immigration services provider, with more

than 1,000 immigration professionals throughout over 30

strategically located offices across 15 countries. We provide

comprehensive immigration services for short and long-term

international assignments, permanent transfers and the local hire

of foreign workers. Working in a collegial team-oriented

environment our paralegals perform challenging and substantive

legal work. The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of business

immigration experience, including non immigrant and immigrant

visa matters. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to demonstrate analytical and problem-solving skills

within a fast-paced environment. A Bachelors degree is required.

Fragomen offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits

package. Please submit a cover letter and resume to

mailto:NewJerseycareers@Fragomen.com.



3. Help Wanted: Immigration ParalegalNew York, NY - Klasko,

Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP,

http://www.klaskolaw.com

a nationally-known immigration law firm, has an opening for an

immigration paralegal with 1-2 years of experience to handle a

variety of

employment based immigration matters for hospitals and research

organizations from its New York City office. You will work with

attorneys, have contact with scientists, managers, and other

professionals to determine their skills and background, draft

documents to establish their eligibility for immigration

benefits, and help guide them through the immigration process.

If you are interested in international/intercultural issues; are

a good writer; are able to understand complicated rules and

procedures; and have a Bachelor's degree with excellent academic

credentials along with 1-2 years of immigration experience,

please email your resume and a brief writing sample to:

mailto:hrpa@klaskolaw.com. Information about the firm can be

found at our website.



4. Help Wanted: Immigration AttorneyStudio City, CA - The Law

Offices of Jessica Dominguez has an immediate opportunity for an

immigration attorney with 2+ years experience to work on a wide

range of cases in a diverse, full-service immigration law

practice. Attorney Must be bilingual in English and Spanish. Must

have experience in handling NIV visas and consular practice,

PERM, Family-based IV, and Naturalization. Attorney will

represent clients in Removal Proceedings, as well as BIA and

Circuit Court Appeals, and Federal Litigation. Excellent

research/writing and outstanding communication skills needed.

Attorney will be substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-

to-day correspondence. Candidate must be able to thrive in a

challenging and fast-paced environment, where deadlines are

critical. We have a great office environment and wonderful

clients. Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and writing sample

to Jessica Dominguez at mailto:abogadalatina@aol.com. All replies

will be treated in the strictest confidence and references will

not be contacted without prior approval.



5. Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys

Dallas, TX - Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP (BAL),

http://www.balglobal.com

a global corporate immigration law firm with various offices in

the United States, seeks experienced attorneys with a minimum of

three to eight years practicing business immigration law, for our

Dallas office. Our attorneys work in a fast-paced, high volume

practice and utilize carefully developed procedures, advanced

practice tools, and a state-of-the-art case management system.

Experience in a range of business immigration matters, the

ability to provide exceptional client service, experience

managing teams of legal assistants, and superb analytical,

organizational and case management skills required. The ideal

candidate must have demonstrated success as a principal manager

of a large client, have supervised other attorneys and taken full

responsibility/accountability for team performance and results,

have demonstrated experience in training and developing attorneys

and paralegals as well as have excellent communication and

leadership skills. We strive for excellence in legal practice in

a collegial environment, promoting cooperation and learning from

each other. We offer competitive salary and benefits. Please

submit your resume, cover letter, writing sample and salary

requirement via email with the subject Attorney

Candidate-(Dallas) to mailto:dallascareers@balglobal.com.



6. CLE Immigration Event

Memphis, TN - (May 13-14, 2011) The Federal Bar Association in

conjunction with the Memphis Mid-South Chapter of the FBA; the

Mid-South Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association

(AILA); and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of

Tennessee, invite you to join us for one of the most exciting

national immigration conferences available this year. The

confirmed speaker line-up is a who's who of well-renowned AILA

attorneys and government officials including Judges from The US

Circuit Court of Appeals, the Acting Director of EOIR and other

former and current Immigration Judges from across the country,

and counsel from The Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL). This

conference also offers the opportunity to hear from a panel of

ICE and USCIS supervisors as they discuss various immigration

issues that affect both the mid-South and the nation as a whole.

Come mingle with faculty without large crowds. This intimate

setting is perfect for both new and experienced practitioners

alike. Program includes special tracks for pro bono attorneys as

well as criminal lawyers. Earn up to 14 CLE hours (with a

possibility of 3 ethics hours offered) and have fun, too. Early

bird deadline is April 15, 2011. This Conference is limited to

400 participants. For more information, including speakers,

curriculum, see here.

http://fedbar.org/Sections/Immigration-Law-Section/Calendar/Immigration-Law-Seminar.aspx

For online hotel registration, see here.

https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=2630952&fromResdesk=true



7. 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 mailto:mario@htp-usa.com,

call 404.843.0688 or find us on the web at www.htp-usa.com.



http://www.htp-usa.com

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Mobility, Public Housing, and Immigrant Networks

By Silvia Dominguez, NYU Press, 288 pp. - Hardcover, ISBN:

0814720773, $44.55 -

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0814720773/



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