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Immigration Daily July 25, 2007
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The Nurse Immigration Book

ILW.COM is pleased to announce that this book is now being finalized for printing. The table of contents is as follows:

  • Foreword - US Visa Policy Competition for International Scholars, Scientists and Skilled Workers by Phyllis Farrell Norman
  • Introduction - The Nurse Shortage: Why It Matters by Carl Shusterman
  • Adjustment of Status for Professional Nurses by Sylvia Boecker
  • Aiding and Abetting - Nursing Crises at Home and Abroad by Sreekanth Chagatutu and Snigdha Vallabhaneni
  • Better Late Than Never: Workforce Supply Implications of Later Entry Into Nursing by David Auerbach, Peter Buerhaus and Douglas Staiger
  • Building International Bridges by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS International)
  • Global Issues in Nurse Recruitment by Joseph Curran
  • H-1 Visas for Nurses by Greg Siskind and Esther Fridman
  • Hospitals' Responses to nurse Staffing Shortages by Jessica May, Gloria Bazzoli and Anneliese Gerland
  • Immigration Basics for Allied Professional Healthcare Workers by Christopher Musillo, Esq.
  • Licensure: US State licenses for International nurses by Patrick Curran
  • Managing or Achieving Expectations: The Key to Success by Michael Hammond
  • Nurse Assimilation by Yvette Mooney
  • Recruitment of workers in the Philippines: Playing Ball with the POEA by Ronald Nair, Esq.
  • Successful International Nurse Recruiting by C. Philip Slaton
  • The Business of Nurse Immigration by Mireille Kingma
  • Tips for Staffing Companies in planning their Posting Strategies by Ronald Nair
  • TN Status for Nurses by Christopher Wrendt
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The Myth Of Immigrant Criminality And The Paradox Of Assimiliation
Ruben G. Rumbaut and Walter A. Ewing for the Immigration Policy Center write "The problem of crime in the US is not "caused" or even aggravated by immigrants, regardless of their legal status. But the misperception that the opposite is true persists among policymakers, the media, and the general public, thereby undermining the development of reasoned public responses to both crime and immigration."


USCIS Reminds Of July 30th Massive Fee Increase
USCIS issued a reminder that the fee increase is effective July 30, 2007.

USCIS Issues VB Gate FAQs
USCIS released FAQs related to EB adjustments filed under the July Visa Bulletin.

USCIS Discontinues Prepaid Mailers Use
USCIS announced that it will only accept "prepaid mailers" for refugee travel documents and reentry permits given their high rate of expedited handling.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Arlington, VA - Small, collegial immigration law firm seeks qualified attorney for our business immigration law division. Must have 2+ years of solid experience Opportunity for partnership within two years of service as an associate. Canidate must be enthusiastic and possess excellent communication skills (verbal and written). Individual must be a "go-getter" with the ability to bring in business. We are a boutique law firm established in 1973 having completed 16,000+ cases. Internally we offer a relatively relaxed environment which makes the production of work product easier. Team players are encouraged to send an email to which should include resume, a personal statement about your legal abilities in business immigration law, plus financial compensation requirements. All replies are confidential. We offer a base salary and bonuses dependant upon production.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Boston, MA - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. has an immediate opening for an experienced immigration paralegal for a very busy immigration practice. Candidates must have experience in business immigration law, including preparation of H-1B visa petitions and labor certification cases. Responsibilities include the preparation and filing of business and employment-related immigration documentation and communications with government agencies and clients. Candidates must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy, consistency and job ownership. In addition, the ideal candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Bachelor's degree and 3+ years experience required. Qualified candidates, please send cover letter + resume to EOE.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Midtown NYC - Immigration law firm specializing in medical immigration cases, seeks paralegal with 2+ years of medical or business immigration experience. Prepare non-immigrant and immigrant petitions, PERM, Family based cases. Substantial interaction with clients. Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills required. Email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - Polished, reliable & meticulous individual needed to join fast-paced business immigration team in small firm in Chevy Chase Pavilion at Friendship Heights Metro. Position offers broad responsibility to work extensively with clients on interesting immigrant and nonimmigrant cases. Requirements include: 2+ yrs exp., excellent PC, communication, interpersonal & organizational skills. Friendly environment and competitive salary. Contact Denise C. Hammond, Tobin O'Connor Ewing & Richard, 5335 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Ste. 700, Washington, D.C. 20015,

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Encino, CA - Immediate opening for junior immigration attorney in collegial, fast-paced immigration law boutique. Prior experience and fluency in Spanish preferred. Competitive benefits package (salary, 401K, health insurance) offered. Send resume to or fax at 866-451-2015.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Los Angeles, CA - Immigration law firm, with strong reputation, seeks bi-lingual (Eng/Span) paralegal with 2+ years experience in immigration law setting. Firm specializes in deportation defense, VAWA, federal court work and family and employment immigration. Ideal candidate should have knowledge of immigration court litigation, legal research, document creation and submission. Candidate should be computer savvy, with word processing skills (Word or WP), accurate data entry skills and calendaring. Knowledge of Time Matters a plus. This is a full time position. Salary commensurate with experience. Email resume (MS word or pdf)+ salary requirements to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
NYC - Expanding 45-person business immigration practice within general practice law firm seeks paralegal(s) with 2 - 5 years of business immigration experience to assist attorneys involved in full range of diverse nonimmigrant and immigrant matters. We offer a competitive compensation arrangement and a collegial work environment. Please submit resume, cover letter, + writing sample by email to: Dannielle M. Parker,

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - Highly motivated, detail-oriented individual sought for business immigration senior paralegal position with managerial responsibilities. Strong organizational, writing, and interpersonal skills required. Prior business immigration experience required, including labor certification and basic understanding of most nonimmigrant visa types. Excellent career advancement possibilities and work environment. Competitive salary and benefits. Visit Please email resume, salary requirements, and references to: No calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Chicago, IL - A 30 attorney law firm seeks licensed attorneys to join its immigration practice group. Our practice serves a diverse clientele with business, family, and removal immigration services. Associate: Min. 1-3 years of immigration experience; and Senior Associate: Min. 4 years of immigration experience. Fluency in Spanish is highly preferred for both positions. Please email your resume + cover letter (please indicate position sought in subject header) explaining interest in the position to: This is a blind listing.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Houston and Austin, TX - Tindall & Foster P.C., a leading immigration law firm, seeks experienced immigration legal assistant applicants. Position requires a university degree, strong writing skills, and Word, Outlook, Excel and Access proficiency. Competitive salary and benefits. No calls please. Send resume via e-mail to

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Premier Manhattan immigration law firm seeks immigration lawyer with 3+ years experience in corporate immigration law to handle a full range of advanced immigrant and nonimmigrant matters. We require a person of recognized organizational, communication and techncial skills to augment a high standard of client representation. E-mail resume with salary requirements and writing samples in confidence to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Midtown NYC - 13 person fast paced, leading immigration law firm seeks lawyer with 2+ years of business immigration experience. Handling full range of diverse nonimmigrant and immigrant matters. Must have excellent writing, communication and organizational skills. Competitive compensation package offered. Please email cover letter and resume in MS Word format to Marcia Needleman at

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Philadelphia, PA - Primary responsibility will be management + oversight of the national green card sponsorship program for the Deloitte U.S. entities. Focus is on technical aspects of managing the program which requires a high level of communication, managing all program changes and their impacts, identification of trends and oversight of case workflow and resources involved in all aspects of the process from start to finish. Day-to-day responsibilities include case review, individual case strategy development, + managing overall internal compliance details including posting and recruitment requirements. Qualifications: specialized knowledge in immigration law and paralegal experience or related (4 -7 yrs. relevant experience); strong project management skills to lead special projects as required by senior mgmt; excellent customer service and communication skills; ability to manage process effectively and efficiently; excellent analytical and organizational skills with attention to detail; ability to communicate effectively with multi-national employees. Send resumes to:

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Immigration Event - Chicago, IL
Internationally Recruited Nurses: Creating Positive Practice Environments, Chicago, August 5-7. This conference focuses on strategies that create a positive work environment and facilitate the successful integration of internationally recruited nurses into the health care team and provides a better understanding of the immigration processes related to internationally recruited nurses. Co-sponsored by the American Nurses Association and the International Centre on Nurse Migration. For details, see here. For the registration form, see here. ILW.COM is pleased to be a media sponsor for this event.


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:
Thought this case would be of interest to Immigration Daily readers. The Texas Court of Appeals, Third District at Austin in Garcia v. Commission for Lawyer Discipline, No. 03-05-00413-CV, determined that an immigration lawyer violated three provisions of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct for: fee-splitting with a non-lawyer; assisting a person who is not a member of the state bar in committing the unauthorized practice of law; and practicing law under a trade name.

Paul Parsons, Esq.
Austin, TX

Dear Editor:
Honza Prchal's latest letter to the Editor (07/25/07 ID) again objects to attributing anti-immigrant feeling to racism, as so many of my letters have done. While none of my letters has ever said that racism is the only reason for opposing "amnesty" for illegal immigrants, or visa increases for legal ones, denying that racism has any significant role at all makes about as much sense as claiming that most people coming across the Mexican border speak Finnish, rather than Spanish, or that most H-1B workers are from Latvia, rather than India and China. One can argue, of course, about what kind of comment is racist and what is not. It is not racist, for example, to point out that crime and poverty are problems in some minority communities. I believe that it is racist, however, to imply that the people in those communities have a built in cultural or biological tendency to embrace crime or poverty, or that prejudice and discrimination have nothing to do with causing these problems. When it comes to labelling millions of immigrants from Latin America, Asia, or anywhere else as "terrorists", or, as was fashionable among certain immigrant-haters until recently, "bird flu carriers", I think that this without any doubt crosses the "border" between legitimate comment and racism. This is why I am so strongly opposed to Lou Dobbs, whose rantings, contrary to the implication in S. Accarino's letter (07/25/07 ID), I do watch whenever I can do so without endangering my health.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

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

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