Comment: Permanently Extend EB-5 - Senator Leahy has introduced a bill in the Senate to permanently extend the EB-5 program which is set to expire in September 2012. The Monitor reports "Since the EB-5 program's inception in 1990, [USCIS] estimates it's resulted in $1.5 billion in capital investment and about 31,000 new jobs. Since 2008, more than half of all EB-5 investors have come from China, with 2,362." With gridlock likely to be the normal state of affairs in the current Congress, especially on large immigration issues, here is a bill that can probably muster enough bipartisan support from pro-immigration Democrats and pro-business Republicans to take one small step in the right direction for the country.
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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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