Comment: Immigration Anthem - "America" by Neil Diamond is an immigrant anthem. It was a hit in the 1980s and reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100. A version that Diamond sang in 2008 on Madison Square Garden is available here.
In the harsh rhetoric on the issue of immigration today, the romance of immigration is often lost. The phenomena of people leaving behind everything that they have ever known, and facing enormous hardships in search of a new life promised by the beacon of freedom is an integral part of the American story. This song reminds us of that heritage.
We've been traveling far
Without a home
But not without a star
Only want to be free
We huddle close
Hang on to a dream...
My country 'tis of thee
Sweet land of liberty
Of thee I sing
Of thee I sing Today
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Focus: THE H-1B BOOK
THE H-1B BOOK is Edited by Karen Weinstock, and features contributions by Prakash Khatri, Courtney Black, Mikiel J. Davids, Melissa Downing, Rajeshri Patel, Ari J. Sauer, and Elissa Taub. The Table of Contents is as follows:
I. and II. FOREWORD and INTRODUCTION
III. H-1B STEP BY STEP
First Step: Interview The Client
Second Step: Send The Client Intake Forms And Related Information
Third Step: Credentials: Verify That The Worker Has A US Bachelor's Degree Or Equivalent
Fourth Step: Determine The Prevailing Wage
Fifth Step: Prepare And File The Labor Condition Application (LCA)
Sixth Step: Prepare The I-129, Related Forms And Petition Letter
Seventh Step: Send All The Forms And Petition Letter To The Client For Review and Signature
Eighth Step: Assemble The H-1B Petition And Send To The USCIS Service Center
Ninth Step: Troubleshooting
Tenth Step: Post-Approval Case Management
IV. ADVANCED H-1B ISSUES
H-1B Degree Equivalency
Reviewing The Path To Permanent Residency
Traveling On An H-1B Visa While Petition Or Application Is Pending
Dealing With Gaps In Employment
Temporary Visa Alternatives To The H-1B
The History And Economic Impact Of The H-1B Visa
When Are H-1B Visas Cap Exempt?
V. and VI. ESSENTIAL MEMORANDA and CD-ROM RESOURCE MATERIALS
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