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The Associated Press reports "One of the world's largest carpet makers has agreed to an $18 million settlement with employees who claimed the company hired illegal immigrants in an effort to reduce wages." 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:
III. UNDERSTANDING THE NURSING CRISIS:
- 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
IV. RECRUITING AND RETAINING NURSES:
- 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
V. AFTERWORD: Musings After 2 Decades In Nurse Immigration By James David Acoba
- 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
VI. ESSENTIAL REFERENCE MATERIAL: Includes relevant sections of INA, CFR, OI, AFM, FAM and critical USCIS & DoL Memoranda.
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Andres Benach, partner in the Washington D.C. office of the law firm Duane Morris LLP, has accepted an invitation to join the Board of the Capital Area Immigrants Rights Coalition (CAIR Coalition), the DC area's leading immigrant advocacy organization. (www.caircoalition.org). CAIR aims to serve as the primary source of legal assistance for detained immigrants and asylum seekers in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
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