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ILW.COM Focus

Doctors, Nurses And Other Health Professionals: Current Immigration Issues

The curriculum for our new seminar "Doctors, Nurses And Other Health Professionals: Current Immigration Issues" is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on April 29:

Doctor's Issues

1. Current Issues in Obtaining - or Avoiding - the J-1 Options for Medical Residents under the H-1B Cap

  1. Arguing "Exemption" for Non-Profit Hospitals
  2. Current Issues in O-1 eligibility for clinicians
  3. I-140/I-485 Options for Residents
2. Waivers for Doctors: The State of the Art
  1. Conrad 30 options: the best and worst states
  2. Specialists in the Conrad 30 program
  3. H-1B cap issues for waiver cases
  4. The VA solution: NIW-based I-485 before the waiver is approved
  5. 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 professionals

  1. application to TN and temporary visas
  2. initial application and adjustment of status
  3. transition period
  4. USCIS approval of certifying agencies
  5. How the rule will affect recruitment
2. Schedule A Labor Certification Issues
  1. Qualifying employment for Schedule A
  2. Visa processing in India and the Philippines
  3. Success rate on the NCLEX-RN for the foreign educated nurse
  4. Other countries for Nurse Recruitment
3. Other Hot Occupations for Immigrant Health Care Professionals
  1. Pharmacists, Dentists, and Chiropractors
  2. PTs, OTs, and other therapists
  3. Medical technologists

THIRD Phone Session on June 21:

Health Care Licensing for Foreign-Educated Professionals

1. State Licensing Issues

  1. Doctors
  2. Nurses
  3. Other Health Professionals

The deadline to register is Tuesday, April 27th. For more info, including detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/april2004.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/april2004.pdf.)


Featured Article

Presidential Papers Series: Remarks and Statement on Signing the Immigration Act of 1990
President Bush sent this message to Congress on November 29, 1990.


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Immigration Law News

Attorney General Does Not Have Purely Discretionary Authority To Remove Alien For Marriage Fraud
In Nakamoto v. Ashcroft, No. 03-70421 (9th Cir. Apr. 1, 2004), the court said that the Attorney General's authority to remove an alien for marriage fraud was not specified by statute to be entirely discretionary under 8 USC 1227(a)(1)(G).

Immigration Reform Can Help Mexicans Assimiliate
A Christian Science Monitor op-ed says "But despite [Samuel] Huntington's pessimism, the reality is that such an outcome is not inevitable for Mexicans in the US."

31 Navy Contractor Employees Arrested On Immigration Charges
The San Jose Mercury News reports authorities saying "Thirty-one employees of a Navy contractor who have access to military installations and vessels were arrested Thursday on immigration charges."


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Classifieds

Immigration Law Conference
The Center for Migration Studies, in association with the Fordham School of Law will present the 27th Annual National Legal Conference on Immigration and Refugee Policy "Navigating Through the Immigration Labyrinth in Post-9/11 America" on May 25-26, 2004 in New York City. The conference will consist of presentations + Q&A sessions on a wide-range of immigration topics. Immigration professionals, government officials, HR professionals, and non-profit reps should not miss the chance to hear noted experts in the field speak. Participants will have the rare opportunity to interact with key policymakers at this unique international event. Topics will include the transition to the DHS, including the impact of both policy and process, as well as an overview of business, family, and asylum issues facing the immigration law and policy community. For more info, including detailed curriculum, speaker line-up, and registration information, visit: http://www.cmsny.org/27th-annual.htm.

Help Wanted: Experienced Legal Assistants
Legal Assistants needed for Pederson & Freedman LLP, a small established employee-friendly immigration law firm in downtown Washington, D.C., with a broad based international practice, including J-1 physicians, allied health care workers, consular processing, business and general immigration practice. Large volume of O-1 and EB I cases. Opportunities for travel. The firm seeks experienced individuals with 2+ years experience in the field of immigration. Qualified candidates must have well developed web/computer skills, ability to consistently multitask and the flexibility needed for providing excellence in client service. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. We offer a competitive salary + benefits package and a chance to enhance your already developed immigration skills. Opportunities for advancement are excellent. Please email resume to Roberta Freedman at: rfreedman@usvisainfo.com. All replies will be held in complete confidence.

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