Comment: Enacting The Dream - DREAM is back on the agenda in the lame duck session. While Comprehensive Immigration Reform remains the long-term goal of the Democratic leadership, their current goal is enacting the DREAM Act before the 111th Congress adjourns for the last time. Reportedly, Speaker Pelosi will bring DREAM to the House floor as a standalone bill during the week of November 29. For both the healthcare and climate bills, Ms. Pelosi demonstrated her stellar capacity for whipping, immigration advocates are counting on her to deliver the votes this time. Should the House pass a standalone DREAM bill, it will ease Majority Leader Reid's efforts to find the Republican votes necessary for Senate passage. The ball is firmly and finally in Ms. Pelosi's court, we urge Ms. Pelosi onwards to passage.
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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
VI. ESSENTIAL REFERENCE MATERIAL: Includes relevant sections of INA, CFR, OI, AFM, FAM and critical USCIS & DoL Memoranda.
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