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Immigration Daily August 20, 2007
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USBP Uniform Is Updated

According to a FindLaw news story, "The Border Patrol uniform is getting its first makeover since the 1950s to look more like military fatigues and less like a police officer's duty garb." For the full story, see here.

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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
  • Afterword - Musings After Two Decades In Nurse Immigration by James David Acoba
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Cross The Digital Divide And Get Where You're Going Faster
Michelle LaBrosse of Cheetah Learning writes "If you have the access to technology, but you don't use it to your advantage, you're throwing away your ticket to the great digital concert."

What America Owes Its 'Illegals'
Barbara Ehrenreich writes "In case you don't know what immigrants do in this country, the Latinos have a word for it--trabajo. They've been mowing the lawns, cleaning the offices, hammering the nails and picking the tomatoes, not to mention all that dish-washing, diaper-changing, meat-packing and poultry-plucking."


USCIS Final Rule Says New I-485 Fees Effective August 18th
USCIS published a final rule, effective August 18, 2007, which removes the temporary adjustment of fees promulgated in previously and permits the application of the fees as were originally published in the final rule of May 30, 2007, that became effective on July 30, 2007. For the revised fee schedule, see here.

CBP Launches Online Application For Cross-Border Travel
US Customs and Border Protection announced that cross-border travelers wishing to apply for Nexus privileges are now able to do so through a new, online application system.


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Immigration Law Certificate
Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. Beginning this spring, the program is also being offered online. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.


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Immigration Book
"Stepping Out The Brain Drain: Applying Catholic Social Teaching In A New Era Of Migration" by By Michele R. Pistone and John J. Hoeffner, foreword by Michael Scaperlanda. 260 pps. $75.00 Cloth 0-7391-1504-9/978-0-7391-1504-6. $32.95 Paper 0-7391-1505-7 / 978-0-7391-1505-3. Save 15% at


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 re Mrs. Phipps' letter to the Editor (08/14/07 ID), where her letter complains that showing a blue-eyed blonde girl on the cover of some pamphlet is "racist", what on earth is racist per se about using the picture of a girl with blonde hair and blue eyes. She sounds like my immigrant mother or my immigrant wife, or my native-born daughter. For that matter, she sounds like she could be Kurdish, Russian, Iranian, Afghan, Georgian, Ukrainian, Slovak, Balkan, North Italian, Cypriot or South Brazilian. I don't care what someone's skin color, eye color or hair color is. One wonders why Mr. Phipps' letter does? One further wonders why when most such populations are no longer reproducing themselves, and the supply of immigrants whom she finds distasteful and "racist" is thus naturally limited. I propose a new protected class, blue-eyed blondes - the people who dare not show themselves in print.

Honza Prchal, Esq.
Birmingham, AL

Dear Editor:
Murray's letter to the Editor (08/17/07 ID) stated "the governmental agency that was charged with enforcing immigration laws have let the nation down." I doubt if INS itself had any more say than the former SEC chief had over regulating the bad loans which caused the low dollar. I'm glad to see, as an American, other Americans say this. I see the suffering of the illigals and at the same time, millions of people from around the globe work in Islamic countries, 24/7 in houses, as domestic helpers for $250 a month, most often being paid only twice a year for two months pay. This money is wired back to the families of overseas workers to feed their family. I still think, if one cannot be a legal immigrant, then if your object coming to the U.S. illigally is to improve life, then having a program as do the overseas workers accomplishes the need. Only the worker can enter the states as an overseas worker, and many restrictions about moving about the community, country are in force. As such a worker, you are under the custody of care of the employer like a domestic helper. You do not use the public facilities at will, not do you own vehicles, homes. Your family stays in your country of origin. If you're really starving, suffering enough to die to come to America, then reality is that you settle for being an overseas worker like millions of people do from all over the world. They is no special class of people that just waltzes into America at their demend and become American citizens.

David Utterback

Dear Editor:
Mattel and all other corporate USA have the same objective and bottom lines, lowest costs and maximum profit because US and global consumers demand all the products and services they buy are great deals for bottom rock prices. Mr. Murray shouldn't blame corporate USA to meet this bottom line since they do it because we want it. When we own a business, we want to buy lowest raw materials, hire the most productive workers with lowest labor costs, so we can offer our customers lowest price and yet the best customer service than the competitors. Should we be criminals because we want cheapest prices and yet best quality and customer services when we shop for anything? Why I must oblige to hire expensive American labor, while I can hire cheaper Chinese or Vietnamese labor ? All these immigration laws and trade barriers mumble jumble are like prohibiting me not to shop at A website but I must shop at B website because I am forced to buy at B website because B website succesfully lobbied its politician to make me criminal if buy from A site its competitor. If I decide to spend my money on ones' competitors, those competitors may steal ones' businesses and profit, but we shouldn't be treated as criminals for doing so. Competition is not a crime. Prohibiting competition by political influence should be a crime, since it restricts my freedom and right to shop for the best deals to protect special interests.

Robert Yang

Dear Editor:
While it is not my intention to get into a "back and forth battle of the ideologies", Karmeea's letter to the Editor dated 8/16/07 offers us an excellent opportunity to showcase exactly why CIR would be of great and urgent benefit to our society. Certainly problems exist. However, the main reason why these problems do exist on a local level, is that there is not enough taxpayer revenue flowing back into these communities to support the population being serviced by the local infrastructures. By bringing the illegal immigrants out of the shadows, and allowing them to be counted in our census, revenue that they are generating for our economy, and therefore for our tax base, could then be properly apportioned to the communities that rightfully need the revenue. Wouldn't it be more just to allow the Hazelton's of our country to support all of their population's needed social services, including the undocumented laborers, then to expect these towns to "kick the problem down the road" to the next town by forcing out the undocumented, while at the same time hurting themselves by creating local labor shortages? As to Karmeea letter's assertion that it is the illegal aliens that are ruining this country through a massive crime wave, I would humbly suggest that one simply read "The Myth Of Immigrant Criminality And the Paradox Of Assimilation" by Ruben Rumbaut and Walter Ewing, published here in Immigration Daily. Violent crime is down 34.2% since the illegal immigrant population has doubled to 12,000,000 since 1994. It is time for pro-CIR advocates to educate people on the facts. It will make what will in all likelihood be a bitter battle to get our needed reform passed in the future that much more civil, if we can all agree on some basic fundamental truths.

Robert Gittelson

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

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