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Immigration Daily November 25, 2008
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CIR In Spring

The Detroit Free Press quotes Senate Majority Leader Reid "On immigration, there's been an agreement between [Mr.] Obama and [Mr.] McCain to move forward on that. ... We'll do that"; and "We've got McCain and we've got a few others. I don't expect much of a fight at all." A report in The Cherry Hill Courier Post quotes a spokesman for the Senate Majority Leader "[Mr. Reid] plans to take up immigration reform but is still working with the new administration on timing ... House leaders also have promised to consider measures." As to when comprehensive immigration reform will come up before Congress, Immigration Daily has learnt that it will come to the floor early in 2009 though it is not currently planned for Mr. Obama's first 100 days. The Cherry Hill Courier Post quotes Sen. Menendez "If lawmakers don't consider the issue early, it could 'slide into midterms' -- the 2010 election -- and again become a contentious campaign issue. This is one of those issues that needs to be done early on."

Sen. Menendez and Rep. Gutierrez are on the warpath for early passage of CIR in the 111th Congress. Sen. Menendez had the courage to singlehandedly block a five year extension of E-Verify, and will doubtless push for a significant immigration benefits downpayment before March 6th when E-Verify is set to expire. Rep. Gutierrez and the House Hispanic caucus successfully blocked immigration benefits legislation in the 110th Congress to ensure continued support for CIR. The election results have strenghthened the hand of CIR supporters in Congress. We believe that Sen. Menendez and Rep. Gutierrez are on the right track, and urge immigration advocates to support their efforts.

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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Articles

Federal Government Contractors Must Use E-Verify Effective January 15, 2009
Robert C. Divine writes "The U.S. agencies responsible for setting the general rules for federal government contracts have finalized the rule implementing the recent Executive Order requiring federal contractors to use the E-Verify system in addition to completing Form I-9."

Immigration Enforcement In The United States
Aaron Terrazas for the Migration Information Source writes "Drawing from the Yearbook of Immigration Statistics, published by the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS), this Spotlight provides data on apprehensions, detentions, and removals of unauthorized noncitizens in the United States as of 2006."

Bloggings on PERM Labor Certification
Joel Stewart shares the latest entries as of November 25, 2008 on his PERM Labor Certification blog.

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


News

USCIS Revises Religious Worker Visa Classification
USCIS has made significant revisions to the special immigrant and nonimmigrant (R-1) religious worker visa classification regulations. See the announcement here, the fact sheet here and the FAQs here.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Sherman Oaks, CA - The Law Offices of Jessica Dominguez has an immediate opportunity for an immigration attorney to work on a wide range of cases in a diverse, full-service immigration law practice. Attorney must be bilingual in English and Spanish. Attorney will represent clients before immigration officers and in immigration courts including employment-based IV, NIV, family-based IV, and naturalization. Excellent legal research/writing and outstanding communication skills needed. Ideal candidate has 2-4 years of experience - exceptional, motivated candidates with less experience also encouraged to apply. Right candidate shows initiative and works independently. Great office environment and wonderful clients. We are pleased to offer an alternative work-plan schedule that allows its employees to take one Friday off every 8 weeks. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to Jessica Dominguez: abogadalatina@aol.com. Replies will be treated in strictest confidence and references will not be contacted without prior approval.

Immigration Law Certificate
Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. Beginning this spring, the program is also being offered online. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.

Case Management Technology
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Credential Evaluation
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J-1 Visa Program
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Headlines

60 Minutes Looks At Widow Penalty In Immigration Law
Last night, 60 Minutes reported on a group of hundreds of American widows fighting a U.S. government effort to deport them from this country.

Mexican Consul Says Immigrants Leaving Colorado
Many Mexicans increasingly feel unwelcome in Colorado because of a perceived anti-immigrant sentiment, and some are looking back home for opportunities as the U.S. economy sours, Denver's Mexican consul general says.

Texas As A Swing State?
Hard to believe. But the state’s changing demographics, the rise of Latino influence and the disconnect between Republicans and Latinos make it a possibility.

Virginia Panel On Immigration Steps Back From Hard Line
Virginia, known for some of the nation's toughest policies on illegal immigration, appears to be abandoning its hard-line approach as state officials consider proposals to help foreign-born residents assimilate, including increasing the number of English classes.


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 Event - Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA - CGFNS International hosts its fifth annual Building Global Alliances Symposium on December 7-8, 2008 at The Four Seasons Hotel, One Logan Square. The theme for this year's symposium is: The Challenges of Migration for Health Professional Women. National and international guests will be in attendance. For full details, including curriculum, speaker bios, and registration, go to www.cgfns.org/globalevent2008. ILW.COM is pleased to be a media event sponsor.


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:
I don't see compassion or sympathy in a Napolitano Secretariat, nor a meaningful Ombudsman with legislative acumen. However, I sincerely hope that I am mistaken. AILF's position of supporting Arizona Governor Napolitano seems more like regionalism, rather than a sincere desire to appoint a meaningful DHS Secretary. America needs a DHS Secretary with experience in densely populated major metropolitan communities. Politicians should fight the temptation to demure to a backlash mentality. The concept of codifying a voluntary and poorly funded Federal program like eVerify creates more unreliable information overload in Arizona. Napolitano appears like a politician more inclined to appease than to appreciate. Her image, to me, is of the 'fence sitter' perched in perfect synchronicity on tetanus barbs. Frankly, the label 'conservative' is inappropriate when identifying Janet Napolitano. Who needs a politician that appears to appease the opposition, rather than inform it? We must stop the feeding frenzy for inconsistent immigration enforcement that is usually limited to rural and suburban America! Such a strategy appeases bigots. I would rather have a tried and true, but candid official who is a current or former experienced bureaucrat. We should encourage appointment of those who we genuinely admire and respect. More layers of regulation and statute are being painted upon business and families. Americans lack the will to create a righteous and realistic non-immigrant and immigrant visa program without Executive intervention. Therefore, the Napolitano leak is a 'wakeup call' for those of us who are refuse to support 'yes men.' DHS needs a progressive with the mentality of Dick Cheney and the grace of Barack Obama. AILF should support a candidate who is willing to take responsibility and not simply suck up the fumes of unrighteous political monoxide. Otherwise, our enforcement, immigration and visa system will continue to suffocate.

Kevin Dixler, Esq.


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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim                        ISSN:   1930-062X


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