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Immigration Daily December 15, 2006
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Physician Visas: What You Need To Know Now

FIRST Phone Session on Dec 21, 2006: How to Immigrate as a Physician

  • Credentialing and licensing: What does it take to be a US doctor? (ECFMG, residuary, USMLE)
  • Entering to get credentialed
    • B Visas
    • F Visa - study centers
  • Training
    • From soup to nuts how a doctor gets in to a residency program and gets to the US
    • J-2 spouses
    • H Visa - What's really required to be an H-1B resident? Which programs are subject to the H-1B cap?
    • O Visa Can it work for a "training" position?
  • J-1 Waivers
    • HPSAs, MUAs, MHPSAs - understanding shortage areas
    • Which federal government agencies sponsor waivers?
    • I'm a specialist, where can I go?
    • State 30 programs
    • Waiver procedures - nuts and bolts
    • Interaction of J waiver and NIW for underserved areas

SECOND Phone Session on Jan 18, 2007: Hs, Os and Green Cards for Physicians

  • H-1Bs
    • a. Basic requirements
    • Cap issues for MDs
    • Prevailing wage determinations
    • Self-employment
  • Os and other alternative non-immigrant categories
  • Labor Certifications
  • National Interest Waivers
  • Other green card categories

THIRD Phone Session on Feb 1, 2007: Nurses and Legislative Update

  • Nurses
    • Non-immigrant options
    • Green card options - impact of retrogression
    • Credentialing update
  • Legislative Update - The impact of comprehensive immigration reform on health care professions
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, December 19th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:


The Complexity Of Immigration Law
Michele Kim provides a compilation of select immigration quotes illustrating the value of the services immigration attorneys provide on behalf of their clients and is a useful response to the oft asked question, "Why do I need an immigration attorney?"


CRS Report On Guest Worker Programs
The Congressional Research issued a report discussing the policy considerations related to a guest worker program.


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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Miami, FL - Leaf Koerner, a highly regarded business immigration law firm, seeks an experienced immigration paralegal. Must have minimum of 4 years of corporate based immigration experience. Must be able to work with Immigration Tracker case management software, prepare, track, and manage cases in process. College degree, MS Word, and Windows XP required. The Firm offers competitive salaries and benefits. Please send resumes to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy, LLP, a global corporate immigration law firm is seeking experienced immigration paralegals for both the New Jersey and New York Offices. The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of corporate based immigration experience and will be able to work in a high volume case-processing environment. Candidate will have extensive client contact and will utilize case management and billing systems to prepare, track, and manage cases in process. Collge degree, MS Word, and Windows 2000 required. The Firm offers higly competitive salaries and excellent growth opportunities. All qualified candidates interested in working in either our NJ or NY locations please send resume + salary history to EOE.

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Immigration Book
"Immigration and American Popular Culture: An Introduction" By Rachel Rubin and Jeffrey Melnick. NYU Press, 288 pp. Hardcover, ISBN: 0814775527, $70.00. Paperback, ISBN: 0814775535, $21.00


Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: (300-words or fewer preferred). Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence, available in our archives.

Dear Editor:
In response to Robert Yang's letter (12/13/06 ID), the requirements for participating in DV program as stated in his letter are incorrect. The participant does not have to pay when participating. Natives of all countries of the world cannot take part in this program. Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russian Federation, South Korea, UK and Vietnam are not eligible for this program. Furthermore, to enter, an applicant must have either a high school education, defined as successful completion of a 12-yr. course of elementary/secondary education; or two years work experience within the past five years in an occupation requiring at least two years of training/experience. There's no provision of taking online SAT if the participant doesn't have a high school diploma; nor there is any TOEFL requirement. But, his opinion of denying welfare benefits to immigrants who haven't contributed to the US by paying taxes, is agreeable. As for James Harris' letter (12/14/06 ID), I know women who came to the US under DV program, gave birth in the hospital after a few months of arriving and did not have to pay. Instead, the mothers were issued food stamps. Children of DV winners get federal and state grants as soon as they are admitted to a college. If they require health services, they could go to the General Hospital free, because they just arrived in the US and have not earned anything. DV winners begin to be a burden on taxpayers' shoulders as soon as they're on US soil. S. Salike's letter (12/11/06 ID) seems to suggest that DV has no importance since the US has representations from almost all world countries.


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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim                 ISSN:  1930-062X