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Immigration Daily October 10, 2008
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Census 2010

USA Today reports "Language barriers. Cultural diversity. Suspicion about the government. They're all part of the daunting challenge the Census Bureau faces in just 18 months to accurately tally the number of Americans." For the full story, see here.

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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


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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Enlarging The Scope Of Disaster Plans
Edward Poll writes "While we can't expect disaster plans to protect our firms from all possible risks, we should expand our planning perspective to include more catastrophic scenarios."

Bloggings on Nurse Immigration
Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group shares the latest entries as of October 6, 2008 on his nurse immigration blog.

Immigrants Of The Day: Madeleine May Kunin of Switzerland, Jenny J. Ming of Macau, and Josie Natori of The Philippines
Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.

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USCIS Delays N-400 Direct Mail Implementation
USCIS announced that it will delay implementation of the Direct Mail Program for the N-400, Application for Naturalization.

USCIS Responds To CIS Ombudsman's 2008 Annual Report
USCIS issued a comprehensive report responding to CIS's recommendations in its 2008 Annual Report to Congress.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Atlanta, Georgia (Midtown/Buckhead) - Boutique international corporate firm seeks experienced (5-10 years) attorney to maintain the firm's immigration practice. This of counsel position will primarily focus on investment and employment based visas for the firm's corporate clients, as well as some LPR and naturalization. Must have sustainable book of business, be willing to promote firm's practice, and familiarity with dual citizenship and expatriation. Please send CV to:

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Lincoln, NE- USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney as Service Center Counsel at Nebraska Service Center. This is a full-time position. Provide legal advice to NSC personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. Applicants must possess a JD degree, be an active member of the bar by entry on duty date. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2008-0011 at Submit a resume, cover letter + writing sample to: W. Douglas Craig, Chief of the Service Center Counsel Division at Must be received by close of business Friday, October 10, 2008. Position is at the GS-13-GS-15 levels, open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for its Refugee and Asylum Law Division. This is a full-time position. Provide legal advice on domestic asylum law and practice, overseas refugee resettlement programs, temporary protected status, and CAT. Strong legal research and writing skills, and ability to complete assignments with short deadlines essential. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2008-0010 at Submit a resume (or Optional Application for Federal Employment, OF-612) + cover letter discussing related work experience to: Ron Whitney, Refugee and Asylum Law Division Chief at Must be received by close of business Friday, October 3, 2008. Position is at the GS-13-GS-15 levels, open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available.

Border And Consular Assistance
For visa application processing at US-Canada border or at US Consulate in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and/or Quebec, please contact Charles J. Leamy at Ogilvy Renault LLP. Mr. Leamy is a Montreal-based AILA member with more than 15 years experience in U.S. immigration law. Ogilvy Renault s Business Immigration team will accompany your client and provide representation at border/consular posts. We have wide-ranging expertise with border/consular issues including all TN visas, L visas and waiver of inadmissibility cases. For more information: Charles J. Leamy at Ogilvy Renault LLP; Montreal, QC; (514) 847-6103;

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Groups Ask Texas Attorney General To Stay Out Of Immigration Debate
Texas lawmakers are asking the state's top lawyer to do the impossible and interpret immigration laws that don't yet exist, two civil rights groups said this week, calling on the attorney general not to issue an opinion.

High Rate of H-1B Visa Fraud
A report released Oct. 8 by USCIS reveals that 13% of petitions filed for H-1B visas on behalf of employers are fraudulent. Another 8% contain some sort of technical violations.

Presidential Candidates Mum On Immigration
Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain discussed many things at last night’s presidential debate including the economy, healthcare and whether to bomb Pakistan.

As Immigrations Sweeps Overwhelm Detention Systems, Some Private Companies Look To Benefit
Other deportation problems are on the rise as ICE detention centers are overwhelmed by the large new numbers of illegals being arrested.


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New Attorney - Edina, MN
Webber Law Firm, LLC is pleased to announce that Ms. Yun ("Wendi") Kao has joined the firm as an associate attorney, practicing immigration law. Wendi earned a J.D. and her M.B.A. from West Virginia University. Wendi is fluent in written and spoken Mandarin Chinese, Hokkien (Taiwanese), and Japanese. Wendi has a special focus on employment-based immigration.


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:
Sorry I awoke hell with my previous letter (10/08/08 ID), with a quick response from Mr Murray (10/09/08 ID), although I feel a little sad that things went far out of line, when my letter's only intention was to be constructive in relation to an immigration issue and suggest that the US would benefit by making it easy for temporary workers to come in and come back to Mexico. Mr Murray's letter mentioned the word gringo and that raised hell, I did not know that it was a derogaroty word or offensive in anyway, at least here in Mexico. This sometimes happens in spanish speaking countries, when in Argentina they have a word that in Mexico might be offensive, or in Venezuela, or Chile etc. I am so sorry about the hurt feelings in Mr Murray's letter about us Mexicans, further more, ironically here in Mazatlan Mexico some of my best friends are Americans one of my best friends is from Eagle Creek Oregon, a lifetime friend, other good friend of mine is from Montana, and of course my friend from San Diego a world motorcycle rider who now resides in Mazatlan after breng around the globe in a motorcycle and who had a kidnapping experience in Colombia, read his book "Two wheels through Terror" I highly recommend it. Anyway, again I would like to apologize to those offended. We Mexicans do not have an agressive reputation on the contrary we still are a welcoming country, and we make friends around the world, ask my biker friend why he decided to live in Mazatlan, he can tell you.

Victor Gomez LLanos
Mazatlan, Mexico

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