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Immigration Daily December 18, 2006
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Gregory Siskind, Suzanne B. Seltzer, Jacqueline DeAndrus Bucar, Benjamin T. Kurten, Barry Walker

The speakers for our upcoming 3-part telephonic seminar series on healthcare immigration are Gregory Siskind, Suzanne B. Seltzer, Jacqueline DeAndrus Bucar, Benjamin T. Kurten, Barry Walker and other speakers to be announced.

The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, December 19th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: (Fax version:

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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 Residency Obligation Under IRPA: Four Years Later
Sergio R. Karas writes "The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (“IRPA”)[i] states in section 28 that a permanent resident must, with respect to every five year period, be physically present in Canada for a total of 730 days, unless he or she is outside Canada and fits in one of the exemptions specifically provided for in the legislation."

Intermarriage In The Second Generation: Choosing Between Newcomers And Natives
Gillian Stevens, et al. ask "During the last 40 years, however, most immigrants have come from Asia and Latin America. Are their children - the new second generation — showing higher levels of intermarriage than their immigrant parents?"


Text Of Enrolled Version: S.3821, Athletes And Entertainers
We present the entire text of enrolled version, as passed by both the House and the Senate, S.3821, "Compete Act of 2006".


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd., a 30 attorney Chicago firm, seeks paralegal to join its immigration practice group. Our practice serves a diverse clientele with business, family, and removal immigration services. Ideal candidate must have 1+ years of substantial experience in any of the following: employment-based or family-based immigration and/or removal/deportation defense. Successful candidate must be highly motivated, detailed-oriented and have excellent written and oral communication, case management, and computer skills. Spanish or Arabic fluency preferred. Please email resume + cover letter explaining interest to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Dallas, TX - Epstein Becker, & Green, P.C. seeks business immigration paralegal for temp position, could lead to permanent position. 5 years experience in NIV and all EB petitions/applications and at least 1 year PERM experience required. Send cover letter + resume to

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.

Case Management Technology
At ImmigrationTracker our clients say it best: "Our criteria for choosing a solution were simple: I wanted an integrated system that was powerful but easy to use. The fact that many of my most respected colleagues use Tracker made the decision a no-brainer" Steve Clark, Managing Attorney, Flynn & Clark. While other vendors talk about bells and whistles, we talk about our track record: 13 Past AILA Presidents, 18 of the 25 largest immigration firms and thousands of immigration professionals who rely on ImmigrationTracker. While others talk about building and customizable systems, we partner with AILA's best attorneys and build it for you -- so you don't have to. If you have been promised the moon but have been left with cheese, give us a call and find out why more firms trust Tracker than anyone else. Call us for a free guided demo at 1-888-466-8757 ext. 278 or email or visit us at

Credential Evaluation And Translation
As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry – $50 educational evaluations, as well as $200 'expert opinion' work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and times, see: AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, please contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, visit, or email:


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Immigration Book
Deporting Our Souls: Values, Morality, and Immigration Policy By Bill Ong Hing. Cambridge University Press, 240 pp. Hardcover, ISBN: 0521864925, $28.99.


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 Roger Algase, Esq.'s letter (12/15/06 ID), Halliburton is not mentioned in Schommer's December 11, 2006 Article but there's enough money flowing into jails for immigrants to make it a growth industry. For details, see Erica Schommer's article in New America Media discussings the growth of immigration detention centers as big business with such facilities nationwide, including country jails, holding thousands.

Dave Anderson
Gainesville, GA

Dear Editor:
Based on Mr. Narsingh's letter (12/15/06 ID), it appears the letter writer has misunderstood my suggestion to remodel the DV lottery as a real lottery by pay to play rule. We make it as a lottery business with worldwide participants and the winners are still subject to specific requirements like age, health, education, English proficiency and some initial money in possession to guarantee they won't be burdened to US tax payers when they arrive here. Everybody complaint about how immigrants taking advantage of our generous but wrong welfare system not to count many more lazy US citizens expecting the same "free" handouts. Welfare reform followed by smarter immigration reform and screening are exactly what we need now, we should always welcome good and beneficial immigrants but we want to make everyone responsible for their personal decisions and pay for them themselves. USA is a free country means ones are free to have as many babies as they want to but don't expect me or/and you to pay for their food, education, clothings etc. The first question any hospital must ask to any expecting mothers, do they have insurance ? if no, do they have $ 10,000 deposit up front ? If no, they must offer "free" abortion or suggest them to find charities to pay for the expenses. Sounds inhuman? Maybe, but that's the sensible and fair deal for everybody.

Robert Yang

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