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Immigration Daily December 7, 2011
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Comment: Arizona AG Recommends Repeals - Fox News Latino reports that "In the wake of growing criticism of Alabama's new immigration law business leaders, religious leaders and the federal government, the man who would be charged with defending the law in the courts, Alabama's attorney general Luther Strange, is suggesting that state lawmakers need to repeal some portions of the statute that have been put on hold by federal courts and to clarify others. In a letter to legislative leaders, Strange argued that the proposed changes would make the law easier to defend in court and would "remove burdens on law-abiding citizens." Strange recommended repealing a section that makes it a crime for an undocumented immigrant to fail to carry registration documents... He also suggested repealing the requirement that public schools collect information on the immigration status of students." Please express your thoughts on this development by commenting in our letters section or by writing to us at

Article: Oversight Hearing on: "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: Priorities and the Rule of Law" by Nolan Rappaport

Article: Migration and Occupational Health: Understanding the Risks by Marc B. Schenker for Migration Information Source

Bloggings:Some suggestions about filing successful H-1B cases by Roger Algase

News: DHS Publishes Final Rule Amending Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed Under INA

News: DOS Publishes Final Rule On Schedule Of Fees For Consular Services

Focus: The Physician Immigration Book - Shipping Now
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 Attorney
Milwaukee, WI - Grzeca Law Group, an AV-rated law firm dedicated to providing superior professional service to the international business community, is seeking an experienced Attorney to serve as a Corporate Team Lead. The Team Lead is primarily responsible for managing, directing and overseeing the preparation of various employment-based immigration petitions, including leading strategy development discussions, client communication, support staff management and timely and accurate document production to ensure the highest level of client service and satisfaction. This position requires 2-5 years of experience with nonimmigrant and immigrant cases. Qualified candidates must have a commitment to hard work as well as excellent writing, communication, organizational and case management skills. We offer competitive salary and benefits. We strongly encourage professional growth and community involvement. Send your resume, a cover letter with salary history/requirements and two immigration writing samples by email only

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Blacksburg, VA - Virginia Tech ISS is seeking for an associate director of international support services (ISS). Central responsibilities include but not limited to overseeing and implementing the H-1B visa and other non-immigrant visa process for Virginia Tech, advising and coordinating with faculty and departments, preparing and filing petitions and assisting family members in H-4 status, developing and executing training programs and serving as a SEVIS RO/ARO for the university's J-1 visa program, assisting in developing immigration policies and procedures and selecting, supervising training and evaluating staff. For a full description of the position and requirements, and to apply, please go to , posting # 0111249. For full consideration, candidates are encouraged to apply by the review date of December 13.

Law Practice for Sale
Very well-known in Colorado, a premier Denver area immigration law firm is for sale. This AV-rated practice has been in existence for nearly thirty years and in the same location for twenty. Annual attorney/paralegal billings have tallied approximately $900K for many years. The firm's practice is predominantly business-related with a prestigious client list, including corporate leaders in thriving industries like mining, agriculture, and tourism. This diverse practice also handles some family, removal, and consular matters. The staff of nine is highly educated and impeccably trained. While the firm has a model management structure, the principal is available to ease the transition for serious buyers. All equipment is included in the sale. Send inquiries in confidence to:

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Letters of the Week: Roger Algase, Joe Whalen,Don Miller, Marla, Jim Roberts, TD, Imran, Niyati, Richard Gutierrez

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
December 15, Washington D.C.-The QED Group is pleased to present 'Diaspora Philanthropy: Private Giving and Public Policy'. Speakers include Kathleen Newland, Yulya Spantchak, Danial Noorani, and Josh Kram. For more information, see

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