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- Better Late Than Never: Workforce Supply Implications Of Later Entry Into Nursing By David Auerbach, Peter Buerhaus and Douglas Staiger
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- The Business Of Nurse Immigration By Mireille Kingma
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- Successful International Nurse Recruiting By C. Philip Slaton
- Nurse Assimilation By Yvette Mooney
- Hospitals' Responses To Nurse Staffing Shortages By Jessica May, Gloria Bazzoli and Anneliese Gerland
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The ID comment entitled "Witness Postville" (07/16/2008 ID), and the underlying NY Times editorial that characterizes recent ICE place-of-employment law enforcement raids as "abusing and terrorizing undocumented immigrant workers," plucks the heartstrings of conscience while simultaneously ignoring the fact that American laws have been broken. And not just immigration laws, but other laws designed to protect the welfare and good order of society. Dr. Camayd-Freixas, a court interpreter, claims that even he did not understand the criminal charges brought against the illegals. If this is true, I would be amazed at his stupidity, as the charges described in the NY Times article seem crystal clear. Dr. Camayd-Freixas is quoted by the NY Times as saying, "A line was crossed at Postville." But the line was crossed long before that, by illegal aliens flaunting US federal and state laws, entering the US and working illegally by usurping the identity of US citizens, by using their Social Security Number. This is not their God-given right and it is about time for bleeding hearts to understand that without law there is anarchy. People cannot go around obeying the laws that suit them and disobeying the laws that do not. The NY Times editorial admits, "No one is denying that the workers were on the wrong side of the law." The discussion should just end there, because any further argument justifies law breaking and therefore justifies anarchy. America and Americans are not responsible to make the whole world right. Americans should be more focused on bettering America and the lives of its citizens and legal residents, rather than championing the causes of lawbreakers. To achieve that end, Americans should demand their Congressmen and Senators pass sweeping legislation that benefits those who follow the law, rather than focusing on those who break it.
David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA
I never imagined that I an American citizen would be directly affected by the war against immigrants. I'm an 31 year old single mother raising a 12 year old son whose father is from Jamaica. When I was 19 years old I got pregnant. Three months later his father was arrested and eventually deported back home. I struggled but with the help of my parents managed to finish graduate school with and master's degree in education. My parents had 8 children and was married for 36 years. I was raised in NYC Housing Projects and saw first hand the struggle that African Americans face. From teenage prenancies to boys going to jail then getting released back into society without a clue on how to transition. When my son was ten (2006) my father passed away from and anorism, he was the only positive male role model my son had. My son father had to flee his country because of Convention against Torture. His house was shot up and his nephew who is and was and police officer at the time was badly injured. A week later his best friend was murdered in cold blood. fearing for his life he left his home and entered the US illegally. He is now being held in federal prison and has an ICE detainer placed on him. I raised my son for ten years by myself. I'm not ready to do it again by myself. My son knows his father and we need him in our lives. Something drastic needs to be done because it is unfair that children has to suffer just because their parents are not legal citizens.
Thanks for the ear.
In response to that comment about War on Immigrants (07/17/2008 ID), ID forgot to mention the reasons for it , if it truly is a war.
I just hope that this is not too little , too late. Just try and be an illegal immigrant in other countries. The numbers of 'illegals' in this country , have grown so much,and their voices,in unison, are trying to take this country away from the citizens. They make is so hard on people trying to immigrate legally, that ANYONE trying to immigrate here, is suspect. I immigrated here in 1956, and it took me years to gain my citizenship,but it was accomplished legally. I now have an immigrant bride, that we went through all the hoops to get here, and get her Conditional Green Card. When I came here , way back then, there was NO ' conditional' conditions applied to my green card.....and I went to work, and didn't stop until 2005. I'm sure that anyone with that mindset today, is in a minority group, so small , that they are painted with the same 'brush' as all the freeloaders........God Bless America, and help us keep her free. Amen.
Regarding ID comment (7/17/08 ID), Finally someone expose this situation! Although I'd like to see news also con the waiting time for 2B and 1st category for Mexican which is now 16 years.
Commenting on yesterdays letters (7/17/08 ID), the letter of S. Hader is
well reasoned with good advice. While I agree that the example of the
letter of R. Algase is a "sad case", it begs for perspective. I believe that the
letters of RA continually promotes the side of the non-citizen and never
considers US citizens who also have sad stories regarding the impact of
foreigners including loss of jobs and homes, victims of crime and even
murders at the rate of 25 per day. If the millions who have abused out
entry laws had not done so, the public's demand for enforcement would
not be so loud. I never suggested that the couple had abused our
If our "principles of justice" are ignored, it is by the rabid entry
enthusiasts who refuse to accept reasonable, responsible limits. The
letter of M. Boyce is rightly countered by that of Char Clingman.
While the letters of R. Yang could use less incendiary language, the
primary objection is that I believe them to be mostly misguided. It is not
"selfishness and hypocrisy" for any nation to restrict entry for any
number of reasons which the dogmatic letters refuses to accept. Their is
a great deal of scriptural evidence backing the assertions of the
letters of D. Utterback concerning heavenly blessings or lack thereof
upon the land and people depending upon our behavior. We would be
well-advised to keep this in mind as the Founding Fathers did.
Our founding fathers correctly embracing the principle of separation of state and church, so state has no businesses in meddling on religious affairs and sanctioning or sponsoring particular faiths. USA has never been a Christian nation based on "Biblical Sharia". It's none of the State business to tell gays can't marry and love each others, nor to uphold the "sanctity of marriage" while divorces and unfaithfulness are rampant even among the most conservative Republicans. Faiths including Islam and Christianity intruct their followers to do a lot of charities and compassion particularly to their own fellow believers, but in reality like in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and many wealthy Islamic nations, muslim migrant workers coming from poorer muslim countries such as Bangladesh, Indonesia etc. are often subject to virtual slavery, cruel punishment and even rapes. And ironically in a "Christian" nation such as USA, we let inhuman treatments to other human beings simply they just want to work for better pay than their home countries and treat them as criminals, and many rejoice to see their family got splitted by heartless deportations. I am proud of being an atheist but still have more compassion on my fellow human beings and uphold their rights to survive, dignity and earn their prosperity compared to my fellow "faithful" Americans but do nothing out of their own sermons and so called "holly book" teachings.
Regarding Mary Josephine Boyce's letter (07/17/2008 ID): During the potato famine, many Irish came to the US.
The U.S. was then able to absorb them and even then there were some conflicts, however, that was not like today. Today the U.S. has no frontiers even for Americans. They easily melded with the country and its people. We have many Irish in the U.S. and they're an asset.
Then, we had no welfare, and the Irish even now has bastions of parades, influence on the east coast cities. Life was hard for many of them coming into the U.S., but they held their own, They did not pose a burden on the population. They did not expect other Americans to pay their way.
Regarding Char Clingman's letter (07/17/2008 ID): I totally agree with the letter. The legal immigrant today must scratch out a life from nothing. Their sponsors must be liable for their food, medical, education. They are not permitted to leach and deprive other hard working Americans the food from their tables, to be deprived education and medical while being forced to pay the illegals. Under our form of government we have always been self sufficient. No job, no food, no job, no nothing. That's the way it is now for Americans, especially those children who graduate from school, trying to find a way to establish their own livelihood. To place a mountain of others expenses and burden, that no one else must incur is vastly unjust to those who obey the law. The problem today, is that big business forgot that it's our country, not theirs, and they're attempting to destroy the nation for cheap labor.
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