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Immigration Daily July 23, 2008
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Top Links

We feature the most accessed links by our readers in June below:

Top five June Immigration Daily Articles

Top five June Immigration Daily Items

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

Due Process For Immigrants
Donald Kerwin writes "Not every restriction on immigrants implicates the government’s power to regulate immigration, and our immigration laws must be enforced in ways that respect constitutional norms."

Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification
Joel Stewart shares the latest entries as of July 23, 2008 on his PERM Labor Certification blog.

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


News

USCIS Clarifies Fee Exemption Eligibility For I-601 Waiver
USCIS reminds its customers that the fee for an Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility (Form I-601) is always required.

DOS And DHS Joint Announcement On Passport Card Production
DOS and DHS announced that the new U.S. Passport Card is in full production and is now being distributed.

CBP Fact Sheet on Enhanced Driver's Licenses
CBP released a fact sheet on Enhanced Driver's Licenses.


Classifieds

EB-5 Business For Sale
US EB-5 opportunity - Lumber manufacturing, Barnes Manufacturing Co., Kenbridge, VA, Lunenburg County. $2.7 million USD. No debt or inventory included. To view pictures and an appraisal report, see eb5opportunity.com. To discuss further, contact Thomas Barnes at: barnestb@earthlink.net or call 434-955-0595. All inquiries will be kept confidential.

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.

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Headlines

L.A. Immigration Court Caseload Soars
The number of foreigners landing in Los Angeles Immigration Court has surged in recent years, while the number of judges has remained about the same, causing crushing caseloads and lengthy delays, the L.A. Times' Anna Gorman reports this morning.

Tears of Rage, Tears of Hope
Nurses caring for an immigrant woman in labor broke down and cried when the sheriff's deputy guarding the woman refused to remove the shackles chaining her leg to the bed.


comingsNgoings

Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or fewer at no charge), email: editor@ilw.com. Readers interested in learning about featuring your event or conference in Immigration Daily, see here. To feature your newsletter in Immigration Daily, see here.

Immigration Book
"Emigrant Nation: The Making of Italy Abroad" by Mark I. Choate, Harvard University Press, 340 pp. Hardcover, ISBN: 0674027841, $45.00 http://www.amazon.com/Emigrant-Nation-Making-Italy-Abroad/dp/0674027841/


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:
There is a card production problem in USCIS this summer. For approved cases which require the production of permanent resident cards or employment authorization documents, USCIS routinely makes Card Production Order (CPO) and asks the immigrants to wait for 30 days for the physical cards. This process used to have no problem and the petitioners could receive their cards in one or two weeks after they received the CPO message from USCIS. However, since April 2008, a lot of cases in USCIS Texas Service Center (TSC) can not get the physical cards even after 30 days. After 30 days of CPO, following the instruction on the approval notice, the immigrants should call 1-800-375-5283 to resolve the problem. But for many cases, when the immigrants report the problem, the immigration officers in TSC simply reset the CPO to a new date so that the immigrants have to accept another 30-day waiting period. Some immigrants have been in this weird loop for several months. Without receiving the physical cards in time, the immigrants may have to face severe difficulties in continuing their jobs or renewing their driver licenses. What the USCIS TSC is doing should be examined by USCIS.

Cindy

Dear Editor:
Regarding Mr. Utterback's letter (07/22/08 ID): Competition is competition. Foreigners don't have to set feet on US soil to compete with Americans. And all laws are man made any way. The "legality" of laws are very subjective. Legal laws doesn't always mean just laws. If we adopt Islamic or Catholic "sharia" then women can't never be a president. If we still keep racist apartheid segregration laws, African Americans can't never be a president even if he has his own merits and the people want to elect him to be. The rights to pursue freedom, happiness, justice, prosperity and safe haven are universal human rights adopted by our Founding Fathers and United Nations. Our Founding Fathers didn't say they're exclusively for Americans and none else need and deserve these "god" given rights as mentioned in Mr. Utterback's last letter. I can't believe that any Christians can be so selfish like this. Who's paying aging Americans? Answer : themselves, their own children should do not me not others. Social Security is a ponzi scheme doomed to be failed for sure. Ones who don't save and invest in their younger years should never expect other taxpayers to take care of them in their old days. Mr. Utterback's letter condemn illegal immigrants abusing Social Security and welfare system, but I condemn anyone who think they can live carelessly and don't save and expect me and other taxpayers to pay for their reckless life particularly the US born citizens.

Robert Yang

Dear Editor:
Regarding Robert Yang's letter (07/22/08 ID): And I will never tire saying that in the long haul, one's kids, and grandkids will have to support the Americans too old to work, and having been robbed of their assets. Whether one like it or not, the young people, many illegals made legal must pay for their care. So, now the U.S. taxpayer works 6 of 12 months for taxes. This was in the last decade 5 of 12 months for taxes. So, compete as you will, but realize that your children, grandchildren will be working as citizens having the IRS take out 9 months pay for 12 months work. You see, you lose. So, you all want to be citizens, but when you do, you'll gradually end up working as slaves. Then on top of that another 40 million illegals will come in to take the jobs at a lower rate of pay from the illegals made legal.

David Utterback


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