The Morality Of Illegal
Today's Featured Article by Paul Donnelly asks the reader to join him on a journey pondering the moral failure of immigration law. With respect to family-based immigration law, Paul Donnelly writes:
"Strategically, immigration advocates have never wanted to raise the values issue at the core of the nuclear family, because that would make two tactical differences. The first is between nuclear families (husbands, wives, parents and young children), and extended families (siblings). Since at least the Hesburgh Commission report in 1981, immigration reformers have proposed eliminating or trading off the extended family category of the siblings of U.S. citizens, in order to deliver on the nuclear family categories for the spouses and minor children of legal permanent residents. Tactically, immigration advocates have argued that this would be fatal to the former, yet they have never managed to find another way to deliver on the latter."
"Yet for a society to set rules that welcome a husband only without his wife, or welcomes a parent to make a living only if he or she does not also bring the children they are living FOR, is morally wrong in itself."
For the rest of Paul Donnelly's article, see below.
Doctors, Nurses And Other Health Professionals: Current Immigration Issues
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2. Waivers for Doctors: The State of the Art
- Arguing "Exemption" for Non-Profit Hospitals
- Current Issues in O-1 eligibility for clinicians
- I-140/I-485 Options for Residents
- Conrad 30 options: the best and worst states
- Specialists in the Conrad 30 program
- H-1B cap issues for waiver cases
- The VA solution: NIW-based I-485 before the waiver is approved
- Dealing with changes in employment
SECOND Phone Session on May 20:
Nurses and Allied Health Care Professionals
1. Final rules related to the certification of foreign-educated healthcare
2. Schedule A Labor Certification Issues
- application to TN and temporary visas
- initial application and adjustment of status
- transition period
- USCIS approval of certifying agencies
- How the rule will affect recruitment
3. Other Hot Occupations for Immigrant Health Care Professionals
- Qualifying employment for Schedule A
- Visa processing in India and the Philippines
- Success rate on the NCLEX-RN for the foreign educated nurse
- Other countries for Nurse Recruitment
- Pharmacists, Dentists, and Chiropractors
- PTs, OTs, and other therapists
- Medical technologists
THIRD Phone Session on June 21:
Health Care Licensing for Foreign-Educated
1. State Licensing Issues
- Other Health Professionals
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A Meditation On The Morality Of "Illegal"
Paul Donnelly writes "Calls for amnesty or "legalization" (a distinction without a difference) ask that millions who broke the law should be forgiven their trespass; opponents of amnesty invariably insist no, that the laws should be enforced.
But is that right?"
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Immigration Law News
USCIS Issues Fee Waiver Guidance Fact Sheet
USCIS issued a fee waiver guidance fact sheet providing direction on what constitutes "ability to pay."
USCIS E-Filing Tips
USCIS issued an announcment providing tips on how to avoid common errors when E-Filing.
Ability To Partition Living Room Does Not Establish Private Room For Live-In Housekeeper
In the Matter of Kristin Robie, No. 2004-INA-12 (BALCA, Mar. 16, 2004), the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals said that the fact that Employer was capable of constructing a partition to create a private room did not establish that a private room was available for the Alien, a live-in housekeeper.
Top DHS Official Steps Down
Government Executive Magazine reports Homeland Security Department officials saying "The top U.S. official charged with detaining and removing illegal immigrants has stepped down."
USCIS Visa Benefits Applications Backlog Continues To Grow
The Los Angeles Times reports "Now the growing backlog raises questions about the ability of the system to handle the additional load that would be created by the president's proposed guest worker program. As many as 8 million to 12 million illegal immigrants could file for legal status."
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