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Immigration Daily July 18, 2008
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Comment

USCIS Hiring Surge

Washington Post reports that USCIS is engaged in a nation-wide effort to recruit and train hundreds of new employees who will help tackle the agency's mountainous backlog of cases. "Since October, the agency has added 830 adjudication officers to its ranks, bringing the total working at immigration offices nationwide to 3,775. Another 590 are expected to be trained by the end of the year."

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to editor@ilw.com.


Focus

The Nurse Immigration Book

The table of contents of this definitive work edited by Joseph Curran and Daniel Berger is as follows:

I. FOREWORD: Why A Nurse Immigration Book? By William Stock

II. PREPARING AN IMMIGRATION CASE:

  • H-1 Visas For Nurses By Greg Siskind and Esther Fridman
  • TN Status For Nurses By Christopher Wendt
  • Practice Pointers for Presenting TN Applications By Leslie Holman
  • An Outline Of A Typical Nurse Case, Including Consular Processing By Joseph Curran
  • Adjustment Of Status For Professional Nurses By Sylvia Boecker
  • Building International Bridges By Commission On Graduates Of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS International)
  • Tips For Staffing Companies In Planning Their Posting Strategies By Ronald Nair
  • Licensure: US State Licenses For International Nurses By Patrick Curran
  • Immigration Basics For Allied Professional Healthcare Workers By Christopher Musillo
  • Managing Or Achieving Expectations: The Key To Success By Michael Hammond
III. UNDERSTANDING THE NURSING CRISIS:
  • Global Issues In Nurse Recruitment By Joseph Curran
  • The Nurse Shortage: Why It Matters By Carl Shusterman
  • Deadly Consequences: The Hidden Impact Of America’s Nursing Shortage By Stuart Anderson
  • Aiding And Abetting - Nursing Crises At Home And Abroad By Sreekanth Chagaturu and Snigdha Vallabhaneni
  • US Visa Policy Competition For International Scholars, Scientists And Skilled Workers By Phyllis Farrell Norman
  • Better Late Than Never: Workforce Supply Implications Of Later Entry Into Nursing By David Auerbach, Peter Buerhaus and Douglas Staiger
IV. RECRUITING AND RETAINING NURSES:
  • The Business Of Nurse Immigration By Mireille Kingma
  • Recruitment Of Workers In The Philippines: Playing Ball With The POEA By Ronald Nair
  • 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
  • Nurse Perspectives Of The Migration Experience By Mariah Rutherford-Olds
V. AFTERWORD: Musings After 2 Decades In Nurse Immigration By James David Acoba

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Article

The Power Of Storytelling In Your Legal Practice
Paramjit L. Mahli writes "Storytelling is as old as civilization itself, and part of the collective human consciousness."

Bloggings On Nurse Immigration
Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group shares the latest entries as of July 18, 2008 on his nurse immigration blog.

To submit an Article for consideration, write to editor@ilw.com.


News

CRS Report On REAL ID Act
The Congressional Research Service issued a report titled: "The REAL ID Act of 2005: Legal, Regulatory, and Implementation Issues"


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Washington, DC - Maggio & Kattar, P.C. , a fast-paced nationally recognized immigration law firm seeks highly motivated, detail-oriented individuals for entry-level paralegal positions. Strong organizational, writing & interpersonal skills a must. Great opportunity for individual interested in challenging, exciting work with international clientele; excellent career advancement possibilities and work environment. Competitive salary and benefits. Send: resume, writing sample, salary history and references to: jobs@maggio-kattar.com, reference: Paralegal position.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP., a small downtown firm seeks experienced immigration attorney in litigation and/or corporate immigration law. E-mail resume, and salary requirements to legal administrator at gmhewitt@ppid.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP, a nationally-known immigration law firm, has an opening for an experienced immigration paralegal. This position will handle employment-based immigration matters for universities, hospitals, research organizations and corporations. Our firm provides paralegals with a collegial atmosphere with high professional standards. Excellent academic credentials at a minimum of a Bachelor's degree level; strong verbal, written and organizational skills; and computer literacy required for this position. Successful paralegal candidates should have at least 3 years of employment-based immigration experience. Fax resume and salary history/requirements to (215)-825-8699 or E-mail: hrpa@klaskolaw.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Reston, VA - Law Offices of Rakesh Mehrotra has immediate openings for senior and junior immigration paralegals/adminitrative assistants for busy Immigration practice. Candidates must have experience in business immigration law, including preparation of H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1 and E-1/E-2 visa petitions and labor certification cases. Responsibilities include the preparation and filing of business and employment-related immigration documentation. Senior paralegals will supervise and mentor junior paralegals. Qualified candidates must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy and consistency. Excellent written and oral communication skills and bachelor's degree required. Junior paralegal position requires 2+ years of experience and Senior paralegal position requires 5+ years of experience. Competitive salary and benefits offered. Very congenial work environment with opportunity for professional growth. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs@immigrationonline.com.

Position Sought
Experienced immigration specialist/paralegal seeks immigration contract work for law firms on a telecommute basis. Possess 10+ years experience in law firm environment and corporate environment managing the immigration department with primary responsibility for all phases of immigration processing and administration. Provides a wide range of immigration support services to immigration attorneys including, but not limited to: preparation of all IV and NIV documents and support letters (B, H, E, L, TN, O, P, PERM and PR), article and newsletter drafting, onsite I-9 and Public Access File auditing services to arrange corporate compliance with labor and immigration regulations, and coordinating visa applications requiring host-country filings. Resume, writing sample, and references available upon request. Email: imm.specialist@gmail.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Salt Lake City, UT - Alcala Immigration Law Firm seeks an immigration attorney. Two years experience in immigration law preferred. Candidate must possess strong writing, analytical, organizational, and case management skills. Applicant must be fluent in Spanish. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package. Please e-mail cover letter, resume, references, writing sample, and salary history to: james@VisasUSA.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Washington, DC - Maggio & Kattar, P.C. , a fast-paced nationally recognized immigration law firm, seeks highly motivated, detail-oriented receptionist. Excellent interpersonal skills and computer literacy required. Great opportunity for individual interested in working with international clientele and/or legal field; career advancement possibilities. Salary range: $27,000-$31,000. Competitive benefits. Please email resume to: jobs@maggio-kattar.com or fax (202) 483-6801, Attn: Amal Talhame. No calls please.

Case Management Technology
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Headlines

Mcdonald's Restaurants Owner To Pay $1 Million Fine After Immigration Violation Plea
Mack Associates Inc., which owns 11 local McDonald's restaurants raided by immigration officials last September, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to felony charges of encouraging illegal immigrants to remain in the United States. It will pay a $1 million fine.

Citizens Claim Profiling, Join Suit Against Arpaio
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is facing more accusations of racial profiling stemming from his ongoing crackdown on illegal immigrants. This time, four U.S. citizens claim they were stopped and mistreated by sheriff's deputies because they are Latino.


comingsNgoings

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Immigration Book
"Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives " by Peter Orner (Editor), McSweeney's, 384 pp. Hardcover, ISBN: 1934781150, $24.00 http://www.amazon.com/Underground-America-Narratives-Undocumented-Witness/dp/1934781150


Letters

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

Dear Editor:
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

Dear Editor:
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.

Tarnicka

Dear Editor:
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.

Bob W.

Dear Editor:
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.

Haydee Cardenas

Dear Editor:
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 hospitality. 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.

Jim Roberts

Dear Editor:
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.

Robert Yang

Dear Editor:
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. If democracy works, if the will of the people prevail, then justice will be accomplished. If not democracy must fall.

David Utterback


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