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April 17, 2009


1.  Comment: Undocumented Portrait
2.  Focus: THE PERM BOOK
3.  Articles:
    (a) Bloggings on Updates in Immigration Law by Carl
    (b) Bloggings on Nurse Immigration by Christopher T. Musillo
    of the Hammond Law Group
    (c) Immigrants Of The Day: NY Times Scholars and Immigrant
    Parents (Russia, Ghana, Nigeria, Vietnam, China, Guyana,
    Dominican Republic, Mexico and Israel) by Kevin R. Johnson
4.  News:
    (a) DOL Publishes H-2A Interim Final Rule
    (b) USCIS Reminds About Termination Of Burundi TPS
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    (b) Case Management Technology
    (c) Credential Evaluation And Translation
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Hispanic Groups Call For Census Boycott
    (b) Obama: Immigration Reform Key
    (c) Conservative Law Group Watching Day Worker Center
    (d) Students Disrupt Tancredo Speech
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Immigration Event
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Sid Lachter, Esq.
    (b) David D. Murray, Esq.
    (c) Sergi Sheplov
    (d) Robert Yang


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Undocumented Portrait

A report
released by the Pew Hispanic Center paints a detailed demographic
portrait of the undocumented immigrants in the US. "Unauthorized
immigrants living in the United States are more geographically
dispersed than in the past and are more likely than either U.S.
born residents or legal immigrants to live in a household with a
spouse and children. In addition, a growing share of the children
of unauthorized immigrant parents--73%--were born in this country
and are U.S. citizens."

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


THE PERM BOOK outline is as follows:


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
++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
++656.12 Prohibition on Payment of Attorney's Fees by Paull
++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
++656.17(h)(3) Combination of Occupations under PERM by Nathan
++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.
++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.
++656.20 How PERM Cases are Selected for Audit by Christina B.
++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

C. Editor's Comments to the PERM Rule


A. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) by Lawrence Rudnick
B. Summary of DOL PERM Stakeholders Meetings by Lorna Rogers
C. Frequently Asked Questions


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
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


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


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


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


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


All 50 states + 4 territories (Guam, District
of Columbia,US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico)


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
++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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(a) Bloggings on Updates in Immigration Law

Carl Shusterman writes "Congress should stop trying to micro-
manage the program, and return to a simple market-based system."

(b) Bloggings on Nurse Immigration

Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group writes "With the
continued retrogression, the international staffing and
recruiting industry is disappearing."

(c) Immigrants Of The Day: NY Times Scholars and Immigrant
Parents (Russia, Ghana, Nigeria, Vietnam, China, Guyana,
Dominican Republic, Mexico and Israel)

Kevin R. Johnson writes "The 2008 NY Times Scholars include a
group of immigrant students, and children of immigrants, who are
pursuing the American Dream."

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4.  NEWS

(a) DOL Publishes H-2A Interim Final Rule

The Department of Labor published an interim final rule
amending its regulations to extend the transition period of the
application filing procedures currently in effect for all H-2A
employers with a date of need on or before July 1, 2009. The
transition period is extended to include all employers with a
date of need on or before January 1, 2010.

(b) USCIS Reminds About Termination Of Burundi TPS

USCIS reminded the public that Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
for Burundian nationals terminates on May 2, 2009.

(a) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
NYC - Established boutique law firm seeks experienced paralegal
who desires to work from home, part-time.  We specialize in O-1
and EB-1A in the arts and entertainment, with a selection of H-1,
L-1 and family cases. The ideal candidate will: 1) have
experience in our practice area, 2) have an interest and talent
for organizing, excerpting and summarizing evidence in a lengthy
submission letter (for O-1 and EB-1 cases), 3) be self-
motivating, and will 4) work efficiently, timely and in an
organized fashion.  We communicate via emails and couriers. The
candidate will augment our current team of telecommuting
paralegals. We project 5-15 cases per month.  The candidate must
have necessary computer equipment, software and skills for this
position.  We pay by the hour or per case. Please forward
detailed resume, writing sample for EB-1A case, and two
references to: mailto:777lawyernyc@gmail.com.

(b) Case Management Technology
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reminders, document storage and assembly. A library of
customizable questionnaires, letters and email templates
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(c) 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
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6.  Headlines

(a) Hispanic Groups Call For Census Boycott

Some Hispanic advocacy groups are calling for illegal immigrants
to boycott the 2010 Census unless immigration laws are changed.

(b) Obama: Immigration Reform Key

President Obama said immigration reform will be part of his
administration's efforts to tackle issues plaguing the US-Mexico

(c) Conservative Law Group Watching Day Worker Center

A conservative legal organization is making a visit to Mountain
View this week, observing the practices of the Mountain View Day
Worker Center.

(d) Students Disrupt Tancredo Speech

A speech by former US Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., was disrupted
by hundreds of student protesters at the University of North

For links to the above stories see here:
7.  ComingsNGoings

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Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com  (up to
300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives

(a) Dear Editor:
A letter that ID published yesterday (04/16/09 ID) said that "---
politicians want the illegal aliens here for votes. They spend
our tax dollars to buy the votes and dis-infranchise (sic)
Americans and legal immigrants."  The letter apparently ignores
that only citizens can vote.  Aliens, whether legal or illegal
and regardless of their numbers, cannot, so the quoted statement
is quite mistaken.
Sid Lachter, Esq.

(b) Dear Editor:
Regarding ID Editorial (04/14/2009 ID), to me, the  most
troublesome aspect of the press reporting on immigration matters
is the reference to "citizenship" when they mean "permanent
residence," as is the case here. Even George Bush mixed his
metaphors. This misnomer shows journalistic ignorance, as is the
rest of the article, which is unclear as to the actual facts of
the case and whether the alien had ever adjusted and was a
conditional permanent resident, or whether she had not yet
adjusted. The "widow's penalty" attaches to spouses of citizens
who have filed, but not yet adusted to permanent residence. A
liberal interpretation is found in Freeman vs. Gonzales, 444 F.3d
1031 (9th Circuit 2006), but because of the weird federal system
a circuit court case is not binding on other circuits and leads
to an irational application of law. Many cases have muddied the
waters; some are still pending and in an instance where the
citizen spouse dies before the alien's adjustment of status can
lead to a harsh and inconsistent result. An alien whose citizen
spouse passes away after adjustment, but before removal of
conditions on residence, can simply check Item d in Part 2 of the
I-751 Petition for Removal of Conditions on Residence, which
says, "My spouse is deceased," present documentation of a joint
marital relationship, the conditions are removed and the alien
becomes a full permanent resident. There is no "widow's penalty"
in the instance of condition removal.  I agree that the widow's
penalty is harsh and believe cases should be adjudicated
similarly to the removal of conditions on residence. But that is
not the law and the law should change. More fodder for
immigration reform and makes my point about CIR taking away from
issues of true reform, instead dwelling on the controversial
David D. Murray, Esq.                 Newport Beach, CA

(c) Dear Editor:
Paula James' letter (04/16/09 ID) told us yesterday that the
"Politicians want the illegal aliens here for the votes". That is
certainly an interesting assertion given that illegal aliens by
definition cannot vote. If the letter refers to the family
members of the aproximately 15 million aliens who live with US
Citizen spouses, children or parents, then perhaps these Citizens
are voting for family reunification. The letter tells us that US
immigration law is not "broken". I'm not sure what you would call
a that law separates a US Citizen spouse from thier alien spouse,
or forces the family into a foreign country in exhile. What about
aliens dying in detention centers? what about  US citizens are
being deported,  and local police are using it as an excuse for
profiling and harrassing people of color, and workers who were
recruited by corporations are being prosecuted while white collar
managment gets off with a slap on the wrist? Thomas Jefferson
said, "A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one
percent of the people may take away the rights of the other
forty-nine." I think this sums up the immigration reform debate,
shame on those so opposed to the concept we as a nation were
founded under, the "inaliable right to self sustenance" which
many would so readily deny our foreign neighbors. The source of
the right to self sustain derives not from government but from
nature. Certainly we have a right to legislate immigration
policy, but the problem comes in when the government attempts to
create laws that conflict with the reality of the human
condition. Many have contempt for immigration laws because they
run contrary to the natural and societal norms that preceeded
them. Its unreasonable to expect nuclear family members to have
to live in different countries.
Sergi Sheplov

(d) Dear Editor:
Ms. James' letter (04/16/09 ID) said that "our" tax dollars are
being spent to buy votes and disenfranchise Americans and legal
immigrants, in what forms? Amnesty will likely come with heavy
fine, requirement to pay back taxes owed, to learn English and to
meet certain merits and objectives before the beneficiaries can
adjust status to real permanent residency. If Ms. James's letter
was talking about welfare state for all, it's more urgent to
write our representatives to show our utmost outrage that we
didn't elect them to bailout greedy bankers and lousy CEOs of the
Wall St. who have no shame for doing lousy job performance,
asking public welfare on our expenses and still dare to justify
handsome amount of bonus and on top of the insult, they spent our
money to decorate their office, then secretly they still fly
private corporate plane to party in 5 star hotel and resort on
our tab. Politicians may promise us the "change" we can believe
in but believe me, Washington never changes, faces may change but
it's always the business as usual, pay to play and cronic
corruption, collusion and cronyism between our politicians and
their rich donors and lobbyists. Being Americans and legal
immigrants come with certain rights and entitlements off course,
but there is no such entitlement like "Americans' jobs only" and
foreigners need not apply. Americans compete with other
Americans, Americans compete with foreigners like or not, be them
come here legally or illegally, or jobs being ship overseas, and
don't forget Americans compete with robots, automated machineries
and computers who have taken so many manual jobs for greater
output and more efficiency with less attitudes, whining and bogus
sick call offs. I hate competition as much as all of us here, but
c'est la vie.
Robert Yang
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