Comment: Fiscal Impact Of Immigration
The New York Times reports on a OECD report that finds that immigration is not a financial burden to OECD governments.

"Immigrants contribute more in tax and social contributions than they get in individual benefits," said Jean-Christophe Dumont, the OECD official who headed the study... The OECD study found that the average age of immigrant populations affected their fiscal impact: the younger the immigrants, the greater the positive contribution. In a country like the United States, with a young immigrant base and relatively weak social welfare net, the positive impact is great, the study found."
The anti-immigrationists continue to use a variety of lies about immigrants - from racial stereotypes, to funny fiscal math - to attempt to deny the immense positive impact of immigration on the US. Their position continues to become less and less tenable. Share your thoughts by writing to

Article: Analysis of the Final EB-5 Policy Memorandum – What’s New by Mona Shah and Yi Song

Article: Evidence Shows that Immigration Does Not Increase Unemployment by Walter Ewing

Article: Part V of Cautions About EB-5 Policy Changes by Joseph Whalen

Article: Study: Immigrants Heavily Subsidizing Medicare System by Sheela Murthy

Blogging: First Poison Pill Fails in Senate by Greg Siskind

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Focus: Final PERM Deadline - San Francisco - June 19th


The PERM Workshop will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 in San Francisco, CA. The Discussion Leader will be Joel Stewart; other speakers include Linda Kim, Michael Piston, Larry Rudnick, Rohit Turkhud, Edward Litwin, Nathan Waxman, David Ware, Kiran Vairale-Mumtaz, and other to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:


  • Session 1: The Basics and More
    • How to Prepare a PERM Application.
    • Business Necessity: Understanding O*Net, SVP, & Job Zones.
    • Prevailing Wage and Wage Levels.
    • PERM 9089 Old and New
    • Planning to avoid audits, supervised recruitment and denials.
    • PERM Rule and FAQ's: Preparation Phase
    • Review of O*Net Occupations for IT Personnel
  • Session 2: Recruitment and Advertising: Recent Developments
    • Notice of Filing: What must be included?
    • Regular Recruitment: Advertisements and 30-day Job Order
    • SWA Job Order Update: Where and How
    • Professional Recruitment: Selecting 3 Appropriate Methods
    • Special Handling for Athletes, University Professors
    • Supervised Recruitment
    • Review of requirements for IT travel, roaming and home office

Lunch and Lunch Presentation

  • Session 3: Post Filing Issues: CO Review of Application
    • Record File: Which documentats to preserve in record?
    • Audits: How to Interpret DOL's Boiler Plate Instructions
    • Which documents must be submitted in Audit Response
    • Evidentiary Burdens & Alien Ownership & Influence
    • Reconsideration: Government Queue & Harmless Error
    • Which documents may be submitted in Reconsideration?
    • Special Challenges for IT Workers
  • Session 4: Post Denial Remedies
    • Inside BALCA: Structure of Office of ALJ's
    • BALCA's Rules of the Court and Important Caveats
    • Jurisdictional Limits of BALCA & Due Process Considerations
    • Important En Banc Decisions, Remands and Harmless Error
    • Issues of Deference to Agency Decisions
    • Review of Prevailing Wage Decisions
    • When to File for Review in Federal Court

For a detailed curriculum, speaker biographies, and registration information, please see: Online
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Don't delay, act today! The Final Registration Deadline is June 19th.

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
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