An Alleged Wife
Immigration Daily presents a fascinating story of one immigrant's journey to the US during the Chinese Exclusion Era. This story, based on records from the National Archives, details 150 pages of legal maneuvering, inquisitorial interrogations, medical evaluations, intrigue, and court orders. After nearly two years of detention on Angel Island, habeas corpus review ultimately provides this individual due process. The REAL ID Act purports to eliminate all habeas corpus review of final orders of removal, deportation, and exclusion. This article is a stirring reminder of the importance of habeas review in our history and the notion that everyone deserves some elemental constitutional protections and due process. For today's Featured Article, see below.
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New Issues For Doctors, Nurses, Etc.
The curriculum for "New Issues For Doctors, Nurses, Etc." is as follows:
FIRST Phone Session on June 2: Doctor's Issues
- Physicians - Update for 2005: Conrad 30 flexibility slots, Specialists in Federal and Conrad 30 programs, H-1B Cap issues in waiver cases, AC21 Yates memo and the impact on physician cases, Transferring during the three year period - no longer a slam dunk.
- The Grey Areas: National interest waivers (when does the clock start, specialists v. primary care, will the J-1 letter suffice, etc.), The cap exemption (is it doctor-specific or position-specific; strategies for H-1B residents and fellows seeking employment with non-exempt employers), Can the J-1 three year service requirement be met in visa categories other than an H-1B?, VA Hospital waivers (does 5/8 time count as full-time work?; can transfers between VA hospitals and HPSA facilities work?)
- Alternative visa categories for doctors - (Es, Os, TNs, etc.)
SECOND Phone Session on July 21: Nurses
THIRD Phone Session on August 11: Other Health Care Professionals/The VisaScreen Process
- EB-3 Retrogression: Impact of 50,000 additional numbers, Mechanics of implementing the new law
- Immigration Reform proposals: The H-5A non-immigrant visa, Additional borrowing from unused EB-3 numbers, Doubling of EB numbers
- Alternative visa strategies for nurses: H-1C, H-1B, TN, Fs and Js, H-3s
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- Beyond nurses and doctors: Pharmacists, Dentists, and Chiropractors, PTs, OTs, and other therapists, Medical technologists
- The VisaScreen Process: A primer on the IIRAIRA requirements, The new VisaScreen regs, Who can issue certificates and how to get certified, Practical tips
An Alleged Wife: One Immigrant In The Chinese Exclusion Era
Bob Barde writes "Chew Hoy Quong and his "alleged wife," Quok Shee, crossed my path quite by accident, two among thousands of Chinese would-be immigrants who had tried to enter the United States in 1916. Their experience was one of hardship, tenacity, and sadness. It was unusual, and it was puzzling, for through it runs a thread of mystery."
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USCIS Announces New Green Card Filing Procedure
USCIS announced that starting May 31, 2005, aliens must mail applications to renew or replace permanent resident cards, commonly known as "green cards," directly to the Los Angeles Lockbox. For the USCIS press release, see here.
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The letter to the Editor on 13 false premises (5/26/05 ID) sums up my feelings on the subject. Mr. or Ms. "Doesnogood" should be given an award or better yet, an audience with the head of the DOL.
Quantum Technologies, Inc. ran a classified ad in Immigration Daily (5/26/05 ID) offering "a wide range of back-office & clerical support services to immigration attorneys in NIV and IVs, including managing checklists, form completion, drafting cover/employer letters,consular processing assistance, follow-up/correspondence with clients and other related services . . . document generation, data entry, accounts, scheduling/calendaring, clerical & archival." I wonder if there is an attorney-client confidentiality breach by outsourcing this type of task to someone who is not directly employed on the staff of the law firm that the client engages? I wonder further if lawyers who would be so foolish as to outsource their work product to a non-lawyer company are so foolish as to not include in their fee agreement the fact that a client's confidential and private information is being sent to a company unknown to the client, that does not bear the responsibility of adhering to the Cannons of Ethics, as are lawyers. In fact, I wonder if this type of outsourcing, without the express permission of the client, is in itself an ethical breach.
David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA
Is there any news regarding the regular processing of the FY-2006 meaning the 65,000 H1B visas given to non-U.S. master degree holders? Are there any numbers on those? (5/25/05 ID comment)
Luis C. Villanueva, Law Offices of Walker & Associates, P.A.
I'm writing to report that we received our first PERM approval (5/23/05 comment). The case was for an Environmental Analyst, with requirements of a Masterís +0. We filed 5/16/05.
Helga Carson, Law Office of Helga M. Carson
Palo Alto, CA
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