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Dec 22 - Become A Consular Processing Author

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December 22, 2008


Items:
1.  Comment: Become A Consular Processing Author
2.  Focus: The H-1B Book Shipping Now
3.  Articles:
    (a) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government by Angelo Paparelli
    (b) Immigrants Of The Day: Mary Paik Lee of Korea, Mona Rico
    of Mexico, and Meryle Secrest of United Kingdom by Kevin R.
    Johnson
4.  News:
    (a) EOIR Announces BIA To Begin Providing Decision
    (b) DHS Publishes H2B Final Rule
    (c) DHS Publishes US VISIT Final Rule
    (d) CBP Says Temporary Visa Pilot Program Will Expand To
    Include H2Bs
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    (b) Case Management Technology
    (c) J-1 Visa Program
    (d) Credential Evaluation And Translation
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Immigration-Overhaul Supporters Hope Their Hour Has Come
    (b) Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid Renews Hopes For
    Immigration Reform
    (c) Hispanic Retired ICE agent Is Candidate For Assistant
    Secretary, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    (d) US Immigration Anchors $20M Development
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) New Appointment - Immigration Judge
8.  Letters From:
    (a) KO


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_________________________________________________________________
1.  COMMENT


Become A Consular Processing Author


Immigration Daily is pleased to announce that 20+ contributing
authors have been selected by The Consular Posts Book Editor Rami
Fakoury. Thanks to those who have agreed to share their consular
expertise for this publication. In order to provide full global
coverage of consular issues, we invite immigration attorneys with
consular processsing expertise, especially in South America, the
Carribean islands, and East Asia to reply.


The consulate posts section of the book aims to provide attorneys
and compliance officers with a detailed, nuanced picture of
factors that may lead to visa denials and delays, and to provide
an inside guide about ways counsel can improve due diligence to
proactively avoid such problems. Contributors will receive a
gratis copy of The Consular Posts Book. Qualified candidates,
correspond directly with mailto:rami@employmentimmigration.com.
Please be sure to include your qualifications and indicate the
specific posts(s) that you wish to write on (see chapter 9
updated outline). For information about the book, including a
detailed book outline,
http://www.ilw.com/store/consularposts.shtm.


We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
_________________________________________________________________
2.  FOCUS


The H-1B Book Shipping Now


THE H-1B BOOK 2008-2009 Edition, Editor Karen Weinstock, is
shipping now. The Table of Contents is as follows:


++Chapter One:   Interview The Client


++Qualifying the Position as a Specialty Occupation
++Qualifying The Employee
++Meeting Wage Requirements
++Lawyer's H-1B Consultation Questionnaire Form
++Lawyer's H-1B Task Checklist


++Chapter Two: Send The Client Intake Forms And Related
Information


++Intakes Summary
++H-1B Employer Intake/Questionnaire Form
++H-1B Worker Intake/Questionnaire Form
++The Complete H-1B Process: Company Flowchart
++The H-1B Process: Company's Step-By-Step Explanation
++Explanation and instructions for spouses and children


++Chapter Three: Credentials: Verify That The Worker Has A US
Bachelor's Degree Or Equivalent


++Credentials Summary
++If the worker has a U.S. degree - no evaluation is necessary
++If the worker has a foreign degree - order credentials
evaluation
++If the H-1B petition is based on work experience or combination
- order a work experience evaluation
++List of credentials evaluation firms, web sites and phone
numbers


++Chapter Four: Determine The Prevailing Wage ++Understanding the
Prevailing Wage


++Determining the Prevailing Wage
+++O*NET, SOC, Wage Levels, Job Zone and SVP
+++SESA or SWA Wage Determination
+++FLC Data Center Wage Determination
+++Wage Determination Through Other Wage Surveys
++Practice Examples in Determination of the Prevailing Wage


++Chapter Five: Prepare And File The Labor Condition Application
(LCA)


++Introduction to the Labor Condition Application (LCA)
++Preparing and filing the Labor Condition Application (LCA)
+++Online LCA filing
+++Complete Online LCA and Receive LCA Approval Online
+++Completing the LCA: Step by Step
+++H-1B Dependent Employers Worksheet for the LCA
++ Detailed Description of Form ETA-9035E and its Obligations
++Sample of completed LCA (form ETA-9035E)
++Copy of form ETA9035CP (LCA cover pages)


++Chapter Six: Prepare The I-129, Related Forms And
Petition Letter


++Form I-129
++H supplement to Form I-129
++Form I-129 H-1B Data Collection Supplement
++Form G-28
++Form I-907 if premium processing is applicable


If the H-1B worker has a spouse and/or children:
++Form I-539
++Form I-539 Supplement 1 (if necessary for other family members)


++Chapter Seven: Send All The Forms And Petition Letter To The
Clien
t For Review & Signature


++Sample letter to client
++LCA posting notice
++Sample Letter to Employer Regarding Public Access File
++Memorandum to employers on Labor Condition Application
++Public Access File sample


Chapter Eight: Assemble The H-1B Petition And Send To The USCIS
Service Center


++General Filing Instructions (including list of service centers
and filing addresses)
++Sample Cover Letter
++H-1B Petition document checklist
++Sample list of exhibits


++Chapter Nine: Troubleshooting


++Introduction
++Request for Additional Evidence
++Dealing with the dreaded request for evidence
+++Sample Response to Request for Additional Evidence
+++Second Example of Response to Request for Additional Evidence
++I-9 Compliance, Social Security Numbers and Driver's Licenses
++Changes in H-1B Employment and Amendments
++How Mergers, Acquisitions and other corporate Transactions
Affect
the H-1B


++Chapter Ten: Post-Approval Case Management


++Summary of Post-Approval Issues
++ Sample H-1B Approval Letter to Employees that are in the U.S.
++ Sample H-1B Approval Letter to Company - Employee(s) Abroad
++ Sample H-1B Approval Letter to Employees Abroad
++ Non- Immigrant Visa Consular Processing Information Sheet


For more information about the book and to order, see here.
http://www.ilw.com/store/theh-1bbook.shtm
For the fax form, see here.
http://www.ilw.com/store/theh-1bbook.pdf
_________________________________________________________________
3.  ARTICLES


(a) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government


Angelo Paparelli shares the latest entries as of December 19,
2008 on his Dysfunctional Government blog.
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2008,1222-paparelli.shtm
http://blogs.ilw.com/angelopaparelli/


(b) Immigrants Of The Day: Mary Paik Lee of Korea, Mona Rico of
Mexico, and Meryle Secrest of United Kingdom


Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these notable
immigrants.
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2008,1222-johnson.shtm
http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/


To submit an Article for consideration, write to
mailto:editor@ilw.com.
_________________________________________________________________
4.  NEWS


(a) EOIR Announces BIA To Begin Providing Decision


The Executive Office for Immigration Review announced that as
part of an ongoing effort to enhance its service to the
immigration community, the Board of Immigration Appeals announced
that by March 1, 2009, it will begin to provide a copy of its
final decision to all aliens in proceedings, regardless of
whether the alien is represented by counsel.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2008,1222-BIA.pdf


(b) DHS Publishes H2B Final Rule


DHS published notice in the Federal Register effective January
18, 2009, on changes to requirements affecting H-2B nonimmigrants
and their employers.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2008,1222-H2B.shtm


(c) DHS Publishes US VISIT Final Rule


DHS published notice in the Federal Register effective January
18, 2009, finalizing an interim final rule that expanded the US-
VISIT program to include aliens seeking admission under the Visa
Waiver Program and travelers arriving at
designated land border ports of entry.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2008,1222-USVISIT.shtm


(d) CBP Says Temporary Visa Pilot Program Will Expand To Include
H2Bs


U.S. Customs and Border Protection published a general notice,
effective August 9, 2009, on the expansion of temporary worker
visa exit program pilot to include H-2b temporary workers.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2008,1222-CBP.shtm
_________________________________________________________________
5.  CLASSIFIEDS


(a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Washington, DC- USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
experienced attorneys with 3+ years demonstrated experience in
immigration law for the Adjudications Law Division (ALD). The
attorneys will serve as advisors to the Chief of the ALD, the
Chief Counsel, and to USCIS and other Departmental components on
issues relating to U.S. immigration laws.   Applicants must
possess a JD degree,  be an active member of the bar (any
jurisdiction), and have 3+ years of post-J.D. experience in
immigration law. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number:
COU-CIS-2008-0013 at USAJobs.com.
http://www.usajobs.com
Submit a resume, cover letter + (2) writing samples to: Claudia
Salem, Acting Chief, Adjudications Law Division at
mailto:ALD.ALD@dhs.gov. Please make sure to note in email subject
header that you are applying for the Experienced Attorney
Position, ALD, at USCIS. Must be received by 5pm, ET, Friday,
December 19, 2008. Position is at the GS-13-GS-15 levels. This
job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not
in the competitive civil service. No relocation reimbursement
available.


(b) Case Management Technology
Are you ready for the new changes in immigration? See why INSZoom
has a 99% customer retention rate. Use our forms with peace of
mind - 800+ updated within 24 hours of any new release, no
patches or downloads. E-File 20+ forms. Access your firm's online
database anywhere you have internet access. Client relationship
management tools, practice management tools, group calendaring,
emails, notes, reports, invoices, auto email alerts and
reminders, document storage and assembly. A library of
customizable questionnaires, letters and email templates
included. Online access for clients to check case status
included. Compliancy modules: I9, LCA, AR 11, PERM. Optional
services: credit card processing, Outlook & QuickBooks
integration. One-time data entry and auto population into all
documents will save you time and reduce errors. Customizable to
support solo practitioners, mid-large law firms & corporations.
We teach you how to customize the software to fit your processes
and communication needs. Founded in 1999, INSZoom is a
profitable, financially sound company, employing 100+ engineers,
sales, and support staff. INSZoom is ISO 27001:2005 certified and
the "world's largest immigration software company", built with
flexible modules that allow you to manage and control technology.
To schedule a complimentary online demo, call 925-244-0600 or
email mailto:info@inszoom.com.


(c) J-1 Visa Program
Discover the ease and flexibility of the J-1 Trainee visa with
AIESEC United States. For 50 years, AIESEC U.S.
http://www.aiesecus.org
has offered foreign nationals the opportunity to grow both
personally and professionally by sponsoring exchange visitor
traineeships. Enjoy unparalleled customer service, including in-
depth guidance on J-1 Trainee visa regulations and the changes
effective July 2007. We also offer logistical and cultural
reception services in locations nationwide. Expect a 24-48 hr.
application processing time. The J-1 Trainee visa can be used for
individuals to participate in training programs in the following
fields: information media and communications, education, social
sciences, library science, counseling and social services,
management, business, commerce and finance, the sciences,
engineering, architecture, mathematics and industrial
occupations, public administration, and law. Attorneys interested
in learning more about AIESEC United States and the J-1 Trainee
visa, please email Melany Hamner: mailto:melanyh@aiesecus.org.


(d) Credential Evaluation And Translation
As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and
translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc.
(AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry - $50
educational evaluations, as well as $200 'expert opinion' work
experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university
professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit
for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of
turn-around times, including same-day service for educational,
work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and
times, see:
http://aetsinternational.com/applicationforevaluationservices.pdf
AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages,
with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields.  For a copy
of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation
Services, please contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, visit
http://www.aetsinternational.com, or email:
mailto:info@aetsinternational.com.
_________________________________________________________________
6.  Headlines


(a) Immigration-Overhaul Supporters Hope Their Hour Has Come


With Obama in office, a sympathetic Cabinet and more Democrats in
Congress, supporters hope to revive a reform package next year.
But the economic downturn sparks worry about protecting U.S.
workers.


(b) Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid Renews Hopes For
Immigration Reform


In a little noticed interview last week, Senate Majority Leader
Harry Reid (D-NV) renewed pro-immigrant advocates' hopes for
comprehensive refrom of the nations' immigration laws under the
next administration.


(c) Hispanic Retired ICE agent Is Candidate For Assistant
Secretary, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement


Miguel Angel Contreras is proud to announce that he is a
candidate for the position of Assistant Secretary, U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


(d) US Immigration Anchors $20M Development


The United States Citizen and Immigration Services has become the
first major tenant to take space in Yourland, a mixed-use
redevelopment near Sky Harbor International Airport.



For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2008,1222.shtm#Headlines
_________________________________________________________________
7.  ComingsNGoings


Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or
fewer at no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. Readers
interested in learning about featuring your event or conference
in Immigration Daily, see here
http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm. To feature your
newsletter in Immigration Daily, see here
http://www.ilw.com/corporate/cross_promotions.shtm.


(a) New Appointment - Immigration Judge
Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) Director Kevin A.
Ohlson announced that announced that an immigration judge was
sworn in today during an investiture ceremony at EOIR
Headquarters in Falls Church, Va. Chief Immigration Judge David
L. Neal administered the oath of office to Jack L. Anderson, who
is serving at the Omaha Immigration Court.
_________________________________________________________________
8.  LETTERS


Readers are welcome to share their comments, email:
mailto:editor@ilw.com  (300-words or fewer preferred).
Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence,
available in our archives.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm


(a) Dear Editor:
Tis the season for all of us to be grateful for what has been
bestowed upon us. I would like to share some of my reasons for
what has been a joyous 2008. I am grateful for increased border
security, increased deportations, increased raids on employers
who hire illegal aliens and most of all I am grateful for no
grants of amnesty. I can only wish for more of the same for an
even more joyous and prosperous 2009.
KO
_________________________________________________________________
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