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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
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I must note at the outset that this e-mail reflects my own views, not that of my agency. The Real ID act doesn't "purport" to eliminate habeas review. It does, in fact, eliminate it (5/27/05 ID comment). In St. Cyr, the Supreme Court said there would be no constitutional problem with eliminating habeas review of removal orders, so long as some form of judicial review is available. In what way is the right to petition the court of appeals for review of a final order, and to raise in that proceeding any constitutional or statutory claim that the order is not lawful, not adequate?
Michael J. Sheridan
I'm tired of letters like those from Liz Fautsch (5/25/05 ID) blaming U.S. immigration laws for the plight of those who purposely enter this country illegally. In response to a reasonable suggestion that those who enter illegally should return to their home countries and re-enter through the proper legal channels, she writes, "how would a country like Mexico or El Salvador, already beset by the sorts of economic problems that cause emigration in the first place, deal with a mass influx of their compatriots, who will need jobs and social services, while communities in their poorest regions lose out on the sizeable sums these same individuals used to remit from abroad?" We have to deal with these same people entering illegally and then "need[ing] jobs and social services" at the expense of our lower-skilled workers. And is it our problem that these countries depend on fraudulently obtained money from abroad? We ought to be charging Mexico, etc. for all of the burdens they cost us in educating, incarcerating and otherwise serving these illegal nationals. That would completely wipe out the amount of any remittances nationals send to these countries.
There are a lot of illegal persons that already have the future right to immigrate to this country (5/25/05 Article). For example, there are brothers and sisters of US citizens that have waited long for adjustment, as well as sons and daughters of residents and US citizens over 21 years old that could be easily identified by BCIS and be granted something like a quick TPS, be fingerprinted, resolving a great percentage of our illegal population.
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