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Immigration Daily August 9, 2011
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Comment: Voluntary Until You Disagree - States like New York, Massachusetts and Illinois withdrew from their voluntary participation in the Secure Communities program citing serious problems with the program. In response, ICE announced that it does not need the consent of any state to impose the program on the state. ICE has rescinded all Memoranda of Agreements it signed with 39 states declaring the agreements as unnecessary, and announced that it will implement the program in all jurisdictions by 2013. The Boston Globe blog offers a critique of this development. Please use our letters section to make your views heard or write to us at

Article: Back To The "Basics": Who Is The Employer For I-9 Purposes? by Nici Kersey

Bloggings: Honor, Dignity, Justice by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: End the Tyranny of Immigration Insubordination by Angelo Paparelli

News: DOS Warns Of Scammers Sending Fraudulent Diversity Visa Emails and Letters

News: CBP Issues New Cards for Global Entry Members

Focus: The Physician Immigration Book
ILW.COM is pleased to announce The Physician Immigration Book edited by Robert Aronson. Contributors are: Mary Amundson, Robert Aronson, Lisa Atkins, Therese Bart, Janice Bianco, Ingrid Brey, Brian Bruner, Elise Bruner, Jacqueline Bucar, Lisa Claypool, Kristi Crawford, Karen Dean, Alex Dgebuadze, Robert Divine, Goldie Domingue, Maria Fritzinger Elias, Eleanor Fitzpatrick, Roberta Freedman, Kristen Harris, Wendy Hess, Dayna Kelly, Khorzad Mehta, Jennifer Minear, Bruce Morrison, George Newman, Elizabeth Neuwirth, Ana Pottratz Acosta, Karen Pollins, Jennell Prentice, Elizabeth Quinn, Michelle Scimecca, Suzanne Seltzer, Carl Shusterman, Greg Siskind, Rita Sostrin, Tim Skinner, Sarah Peterson Strensrud, Margaret Stock, Hamel Vyas, Tracy Wallowicz, David Ware, Nathan Waxman, Andrew Wizner and Robert Whitehill
The book outline is as follows:

  • Healthigration: Immigration Meets Healthcare Reform by Robert Aronson
  • U.S. Physician Workforce Policy And The Role Of International Medical Graduates: Modest Proposals For A New Era by Kristen Harris
  • Immigration Attorneys And In-House Recruiters: The Essential Connection by Tim Skinner and Jennell Prentice
  • Rural Healthcare & Conrad 30 J-1 Waivers by Mary Amundson, and Therese Bart
  • The Evolution Of The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program And The Foreign Residence Obligation: How They Developed To Control Employment In Graduate Medical Education By International Medical Graduates by Ingrid K. Brey
  • ECFMG Role in Administering the J-1 Physician Program by Eleanor Fitzpatrick & Tracy Wallowicz
  • J-1 Clinical Training For Physicians: Institutional Consideration & Concepts by Lisa E. Claypool and Hamel Vyas
  • International Medical Graduates And The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program: Institutional Roles And Responsibilities by Janice Bianco
  • Physician Intake And Issue Spotting by Robert S. Whitehill
  • 50 Ways To 30 Waivers: The Conrad State 30 Program by Suzanne Seltzer
  • Fundamentals And Relevance Of Underserved Designations by Robert D. Aronson
  • Interested Government Agency (IGA) Clinical Waiver Programs by Goldie C. Domingue
  • The New Veterans Health Administration - Again? by Michelle M. Eaton Scimecca
  • J-1 Waivers Through the U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services (HHS) - Promoting Excellence And Impact In Biomedical Research by Elizabeth Quinn
  • Brief Overview Of Physician's Use Of H-1B Visa Category by George S. Newman
  • H-1B Visas For Physicians-In-Training: A Marathon Or An Obstacle Course? by Alexander Dgebuadze and Rita Sostrin
  • Tracking The Intractable: H-1B Fulfillment Issues For International Medical Graduates by Khorzad Mehta
  • A Look At Selected Cutting Edge Issues For H1-B International Medical Graduates by Andrew L. Wizner
  • CSpouses Should Derive More H-1B Time Along With The Green Card Process by Robert Divine
  • Who Calls The Shots: The Corporate Practice Of Medicine And Defining The Employer In H-1B Physician Cases by Jacqueline D. Bucar and Elizabeth M. Neuwirth
  • Alternative Non-Immigrant Visa Options For International Medical Graduates by Roberta Freedman and Lisa Atkins
  • Canadian Physicians - Separate And Unequal by Carl Shusterman
  • Threading The Needle: Counseling The International Medical Graduate On Options For Lawful Permanent Residence by Jennifer A. Minear
  • Traversing The Permanent Residence Landscape For International Medical Graduates: A Comparative Analysis by Brian T. Bruner
  • Take One Aspirin And A Zantac Before Proceeding: The Alien Labor Certification Process For Physicians by Wendy Castor Hess, Karen M. Pollins and Maria P. Fritzinger Elias
  • "Establishing Business Necessity In Physician Labor Certification: Is It Ever A Necessity? by Dayna Kelly
  • "The Special Handling Labor Certification In The Context Of Medical Schools by David Ware
  • Obtaining The NIW Attestation Letter Of Support: Practical Guidance And Considerations by Elise Bruner
  • Searching For The Five-Year Cure: Eligibility Issues Following Completion Of The Employment Obligation In NIW Cases by Robert Aronson and Ana Pottratz Acosta
  • Twelve Years After: Six Post - NYSDOT Physician NIWs: 2010 Update by Nathan Waxman and Karen L. Dean
  • Military Service As An Option For Foreign Health Care Professionals by Margaret D. Stock
  • The Legacy Of Kutty: Does Kutty Change Who Is Responsible For Paying H-1B Attorney Fees? by Sarah Peterson Stensrud
  • The Legislative Horizon For Physician Immigration by Greg Siskind
  • A Simpler Future For FMGs - The MD Visa by Bruce A. Morrison
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Atlanta, GA - Siskind Susser, P.C. seeks serious and qualified applicants for a demanding and rewarding Paralegal position for predominantly family cases. This is a wonderful working environment for someone who enjoys a professional, yet friendly atmosphere. Position is available immediately. Prepare I-130, I-485, I-751, N-400, I-601 waivers and consular processing packages; Answer phones and converse with clients and potential clients regarding immigration matters; scanning, filing and copying. REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree plus 2 years family-based Immigration Paralegal experience; Computer experience (Word/Excel/Outlook/Internet/Adobe); Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail a must; Exceptional research, verbal and writing skills; Ability to work independently and manage large caseload. Spanish language fluency strongly desired. No relocation assistance. No attorneys /J.D.'s please. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Austin, TX - Paul Parsons, P.C. seeks a bilingual legal assistant. Requirements: Bilingual in Spanish/English with two years family-based immigration experience, excellent research and writing skills, keen attention to detail. Must be able to meet deadlines and multitask; a quick learner, and a non-smoker. Employment-based immigration experience a plus. We are an equal opportunity employer. Competitive salaries and benefits. Please email resume, cover letter, and writing sample to No calls, please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Washington, DC - Immigration law firm in the K Street area of downtown Washington seeks legal assistant. Ideal candidate will have 2-3 years experience in business/family immigration law, with an emphasis on AOS, H1B, L1 and PERM filings. Interesting work and clientele; no timesheets; latest technology; competitive salary and benefits (401K w/ employer match, health insurance, paid vacation, etc). Successful applicants will have broad knowledge of immigration law and procedures; be detail-oriented; able to handle volume; highly organized and strong communicators. Please email resume, cover letter, writing sample and salary requirements, in confidence, to No calls please. EOE.

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Classes offered both online and in-person. 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. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Events
Multiple dates in August - The DHS invites stakeholders to a series of webinars on E-Verify to be held throughout August. See for registration details.

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