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Immigration Daily October 21, 2003
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Seminar In Cooperation With CGFNS

ILW.COM's new telephonic seminar "Current Issues In Immigration For Nurses And Other Healthcare Professionals (PTs/OTs/MTs/MLTs/SLPs-As/Physician Assistants)" is organized in cooperation with CGFNS (Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools). And that is why it is a little different than our usual seminars: the telephonic session on Thursday this week, will cover the employers' perspective on healthcare immigration matters. The curriculum for this session is as follows:

  • How the shortage of healthcare professionals is affecting recruitment
  • Working with contract/independent recruiters
    • Criteria used to choose an independent recruiter
    • Individual healthcare facility's involvement in the recruitment process
  • How do healthcare professionals adapt to the new environment
    • Interactions with colleagues, patients, and the community
    • Common challenges seen: language, customs and working within a different healthcare system
  • Has the pace of international recruiting increased, decreased or remained the same?
The deadline to register is Tuesday, October 21st. For more info, including detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, please see: For the fax version, please see:


Registration Deadline Is Tuesday, October 21st

ILW.COM's new telephonic seminar "Current Issues In Immigration For Nurses And Other Healthcare Professionals (PTs/OTs/MTs/MLTs/SLPs-As/Physician Assistants)" is organized in cooperation with CGFNS (Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools). The intent of the 3 sessions of this seminar series is to cover the subject holistically, from several approaches.

The September 30 session covered immigration law issues, including BCIS and VisaScreen issues. The speakers were distinguished practioners in this sub-specialty of immigration law.
The October 23 session will cover employment issues. The speakers will represent major healthcare organizations, including John Hopkins and Massachusetts General.
The November 24 session will cover state licensure and consular processing issues. The speakers will be representatives of State licensing boards and at least one expert in consular processing matters.

The seminar series is designed to be useful to immigration practitioners, recruiters, employers, and other interested parties - we believe that it will materially assist all those with a serious interest in Nurses and other health professions.

The deadline to register is Tuesday, October 21st. For more info, including detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, please see: For the fax version, please see:

Featured Article

Foreign Registered Nurses: Successful Landing In Turbulent Waters
Zlata A. Dikaya & Howard F. Appelt II reviews immigration of foreign workers of Schedule A occupations to the US and discusses the process of preparing and filing an immigrant visa petition on behalf of a foreign registered nurse.

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Immigration Law News

BALCA Says Roofing Contractor's Application Does Not Comport With Phone Listings, Advertising
In the Matter of Deegan Contracting, Inc., No. 2002-INA-217 (BALCA, Sep. 10, 2003), the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals said that the Certifying Officer's request in the NOF was reasonable in that Employer had described its business as "construction" and had petitioned for a "Finish Carpenter", yet all of its phone listings and advertising showed it to be a roofing company.

BALCA Says 1/3 Of Gross Income Devoted For Household Cook Position Lacks Credibility
In the Matter of Risa Herman, No. 2003-INA-24 (BALCA, Sep. 11, 2003), the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals said that Employer's rebuttal was wholly lacking in credibility because this was a family of seven members which was proferring that it was willing to devote about 1/3 of its gross income to paying the salary of a domestic work whose only responsibilities were cooking-related. In this matter, BALCA used the "totality of circumstances" analysis in the manner of its decision in Carlos Uy.

CT Sexual Assault In Second Degree Is Crime Of Violence
In Chery v. Ashcroft, No. 02-2652 (2nd Cir. Oct. 17, 2003), the court said that Defendant's conviction for sexual assault in the second degree in violation of Conn. Gen. Stat. 53a-71 was a crime of violence under 18 USC 16(b). The court noted that the Conn. statute inherently involved a substantial risk that physical force may be used in the course of committing the offense of sexual assault when the victim cannot consent.

National Security Advisor Responds To Mexican Guest Worker Program Question
National Security Advisor Rice responded to the question on whether President Bush committed to Mexican President Fox a timetable for passage of a guest worker program.

Proposition 187 Increases Number Of Californian Illegal Immigrants
The Modesto Bee of Modesto, CA reports "Ironically, the major impact of Proposition 187 has been precisely the opposite of what its framers intended; it has actually increased the number of illegal immigrants in California."

Sen. Hatch Delays Undocumented Alien Education Legislation
The Deseret Morning News of Utah reports "Because of opposition by fellow Republicans, Sen. Orrin Hatch had to delay a bill he is pushing to allow illegal aliens to receive federal grants and loans for college and to ensure states may give them instate tuition rates."

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:
Your obtuse editorial of Oct. 20th begins with the familiar, faulty premise of labelling those against loosely or uncontrolled immigration as "anti-immigrationists" where they are merely immigration restrictionists as my previous analogies of restrictive speed limits and of hot water when showering logically described. Even a position of an immigration time out is not an anti-entry position, but only a reasonable policy to temporarily address excessive past migration and with respect to 9/11 concerns which your editorial gives shortshrift. To say that "the role of immigration in such national security is miniscule...." is like saying that the role of the male in the birth of a child is of no consequence. While the time involved may be brief, the result is profound with a direct link. What "No sensible person..." can deny is that we have had and still do have unsecured borders and lax immigration policies that result numerous problems and threats to our security, from large to small. To applaud Congress for the ill-advised proposals of disguised amnesty that we have seen to date is similar to endorsing their frequent overspending and subsequent "solution" of printing up more money and raising the debt limit. Having failed in both allowing too much immigration and spending, their stopgap "solutions" does nothing to resolve the basic problems. Why would a more vigorous effort in the deportation of illegals "require us to become a Gestapo state and inevitably lead to the destruction of the liberties" any more than any other area of law enforcement? It is untrue for anyone to say that efforts to secure the border and control entry have failed as serious efforts have not been applied. Yes, restrictionists are "insisting that Congress address the undocumented problem, and that our government agencies pursue a national security agenda", but not by eliminating the liberties of citizens and by making airports or America a police state. If there is any "worst enemy", it is the failure of elected leaders in their mandates of securing our land (not foreign ones). Citizens will and are demanding that proper solutions be found to address these problems, not stop-gap measures that only make problems worse, as the following articles attest:

R. L. Ranger

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