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Immigration Daily September 8, 2008
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Export Controls Conviction

The Washington Post reports "A federal jury convicted a retired University of Tennessee professor Wednesday of passing sensitive information from a U.S. Air Force contract to two foreign research assistants from China and Iran, ... mark[ing] the first time the government used the Arms Export Control Act to crack down on the distribution of restricted data, not hardware, to foreigners in a university setting, prosecutors said." For the full story, see here.

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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

For more info, and to order, please see here. For the fax order form, see here.


Article

Immigrants Of The Week: Anna Tunnicliffe, Freddy Adu, and Stuart Holden
Greg Siskind honors the immigrants of this week.

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News

USCIS Provides Guidance On Which Naturalization Test To Take
USCIS announced a redesigned naturalization test and will begin administering the redesigned (new) naturalization test on October 1, 2008. USCIS released a chart to determine which test individuals should take.

ICE Announces 23 Arrested In Sun Valley Raid
ICE issued a press release on the Sun Valley raid stating that a total of 23 illegal alien workers were taken into custody on administrative immigration violations.

USCIS Stakeholder Questions And Answers On Naturalization Test Rollout
USCIS released its responses on the naturalization test rollout from its September 2, 2008 USCIS National Stakeholder meeting.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Established mid-sized NYC law firm seeks business immigration paralegal. Will provide general support to the firm's immigration practice group, including preparation of H-1B, L-1, O-1 and E-1/E-2 visas, I-140 immigrant petitions, consular applications, adjustment applications, PERM cases, and special projects. Bachelor's degree required. 2+ years business immigration experience preferred. Must be organized, detail oriented, responsive and have excellent writing, verbal and case management skills. Must be able to multi-task and work independently. Ability to work well under pressure and work effectively with clients, attorneys and staff. Competitive compensation + comprehensive benefits package. Please send resume + cover letter to: candidate@wkgj.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Secaucus, NJ - Ernst & Young LLP seeks Visa & Immigration Manager to manage and administer the visa and immigration work for firm's expatriate and international business travelers. Manage firm's external immigration providers, ensure all expatriates and business travelers are in compliance with host countries' immigration laws, manage firm's International Travel Compliance (ITC) policy. Oversee and monitor ITC hotline call volume and provide appropriate consultation or resolution as needed. Stay current on emerging legislation and assess its impact on firm business. Responsible for monitoring volume and review costs of outsourced arrangements. Oversee work and supervise a team of 5. Bachelor's degree, 5-7 years immigration experience, global immigration preferred. Experience working with government agencies, foreign embassies and outside counsel, knowledge of HR issues, excellent customer service, conflict management, organizational and supervisory skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail and timing, flexibility, good judgment and analytical skills. For a detailed job description and to apply online, enter SEC00016 see here or email resume + cover letter to donna.shaw@ey.com.

Position Sought
Southeast Michigan - Experienced and goal-oriented immigration paralegal seeks part-time or full-time employment. Possess 4+ years experience in law firm environment. Responsibilities included, but not limited to preparation and filing of most non-immigrant visas such as H-1B, L-1, TN and B-1. Preparation and filing of family-based cases (asylum, I-589, I-601, PERM, I-140, and AOS cases). Maintained accurate and updated Outlook calendar for attorneys/paralegals, handled correspondences and confidential information, managed bank accounts, payroll and created invoices/statements using QuickBooks. Reference materials and applications used: AILA Monthly, Kurzban's and immigration law websites. Possess strong organizational and planning skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks accurately and simultaneously. Fluent in Romanian language. Resume and reference available upon request. Email: laileni@yahoo.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - An AmLaw 100, international law firm with 450+ attorneys in eight offices seeks senior immigration paralegal. Position reports to immigration section manager. Provide support to the immigration section, including preparation of H-1B, L-1, O-1 and E-1/E-2 visas, and PERM cases. Extensive communication with government agencies and clients. Supervise and mentor junior paralegals. Assist on special projects as assigned. Bachelor's degree and 8+ years business immigration experience required. Must be organized, detail oriented, responsive and have excellent follow through skills. Must be able to multi-task and work independently. Ability to work well under pressure and work effectively with clients, attorneys and staff. Flexibility to work overtime when necessary. Competitive compensation + comprehensive benefits package. Conveniently located across from Grand Central Station. Please send resumes + cover letters to mlhr@mintz.com.

Credential Evaluation And Translation
As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry – $50 educational evaluations, as well as $200 'expert opinion' work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and times, see: http://aetsinternational.com/applicationforevaluationservices.pdf. AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, please contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, visit http://www.aetsinternational.com, or email: info@aetsinternational.com.

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Headlines

McCain's Stance on Immigration Could Help Win Hispanics
But the controversial issue could re-emerge in the fall as John McCain and Barack Obama court Hispanic voters, who could make the difference in battleground states such as Nevada, New Mexico, Florida and Colorado, where many of Latino voters are concentrated.

Immigration Is Good For U.S. And Native-Born Workers
For most of us activists, the May 12 raid — which netted 389 undocumented workers — re-confirmed that compassionate, just immigration reform is long overdue.

Arizona Called 'Ground Zero' In Immigration Fight
Arizona [is] "ground zero" for the Border Patrol in its quest to gain effective control of illegal immigration into the United States, and agents are making headway, the chief of the agency's busiest sector says.

Immigration Mostly Off the Radar at GOP Convention This Week
In the eyes of many GOP activists, John McCain — a chief supporter of ill-fated efforts to pass comprehensive immigration overhaul last summer — has been on the wrong side of the debate.


comingsNgoings

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Immigration Event - Boston, MA
'Migration and Development: Remittances, Brain Drains and Diasporas'. The Myron Weiner Seminar Series on International Migration Sponsored by the Center for International Studies, Inter-University Committee on International Migration 4:30-6:00 pm, Tuesday, September 9, 2008, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, E38-615, 6th Floor Conference Room, MIT Center for International Studies, Contact: Contact Jennifer Dignazio, (617) 253-3848, jdignaz@mit.edu.


Letters

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