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Article: Consular Corner: February 2012 by Liam Schwartz

Article: Regarding National Interest Waivers by Joseph P. Whalen

Bloggings: Obama: I've Got Five Years to Fix Immigration by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: Hypocritical Editorial on Israeli Asylum System by Jason Dzubow

News: CRS Report On Numerical Limits on Employment-Based Immigration: Analysis of the Per-Country Ceilings

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:
INTRODUCTION

  • Healthigration: Immigration Meets Healthcare Reform by Robert Aronson
THE PHYSICIAN WORKFORCE AND HEALTHCARE REALITIES
  • 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 J-1 EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAM: VIEWS FROM THE INSIDE AND THE OUTSIDE
  • 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
STARTING THE IMMIGRATION PROCESS: THE ART OF THE CLIENT INTAKE PROCESS
  • Physician Intake And Issue Spotting by Robert S. Whitehill
J-1 WAIVER STRATEGY AND PRACTICE FOR PHYSICIANS
  • 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
H-1B TEMPORARY WORKER CONSIDERATIONS AND STRATEGY FOR PHYSICIANS
  • 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
ASSESSING ALL POSSIBILITIES: OTHER NONIMMIGRANT VISA OPTIONS FOR PHYSICIANS
  • Alternative Non-Immigrant Visa Options For International Medical Graduates by Roberta Freedman and Lisa Atkins
  • Canadian Physicians - Separate And Unequal by Carl Shusterman
LONG TERM OPTIONS: PERMANENT RESIDENCE AND NATURALIZATION
  • 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
COMPLIANCE CONSIDERATIONS
  • The Legacy Of Kutty: Does Kutty Change Who Is Responsible For Paying H-1B Attorney Fees? by Sarah Peterson Stensrud
DESIGNING A BETTER MOUSETRAP: SOME THOUGHTS ON LEGISLATIVE REFORM
  • The Legislative Horizon For Physician Immigration by Greg Siskind
  • A Simpler Future For FMGs - The MD Visa by Bruce A. Morrison
For more info on The Physician Immigration Book and to order:
Online: http://www.ilw.com/books/ThePhysicianImmigrationBook.shtm
By Fax: http://www.ilw.com/books/ThePhysicianImmigrationBook.pdf

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Help Wanted: Immigration Professionals
Boston, New Jersey, New York - Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy LLP is seeking various levels of business immigration professionals with management and business immigration experience who will be responsible for managing the firm's global content, knowledge management (KM) systems and client-facing solutions. Responsibilities include partnering with the firm's leadership to manage our global content, be responsible for the continuous expansion of the firm's overall knowledge base, developing and implementing KM strategies, designing and launching innovative new clients solutions, conducting needs analyses and developing training programs for staff and clients, and coordinating with IT for new enhancement. The ideal candidate will have 4+ years of knowledge management/business immigration experience and is intelligent self-starter with excellent written and oral communication skills, familiar with KM concepts, technology solutions, informal architecture, possess research skills and project management experience, excellent presentation and intercultural communication skills. U.S. JD is strongly preferred for team leader roles. To apply for a GK position domestically, please click here. We are always looking for talented candidates to fill a wide array of roles in our various global offices. To create your own profile, upload application materials and express an interest in other practice areas and locations, you can send us your resume through our Careers web page.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, DC - Immigration Practice Group is seeking immigration paralegal to provide support in preparing and filing of petitions and applications with federal government agencies. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preparing and drafting routine correspondence and memoranda, researching immigration law and procedures and case management, gathering information from clients, preparing draft filings to relevant federal and state agencies, entering case information into web-based case management system, tracking the status of filings and inform the client of any follow up that may be necessary, training support staff on immigration practice and procedures. An ideal candidate will have 2+ years of immigration paralegal experience preparing non-immigrant (e.g., H-1B, L-1, E-2, O-1) and immigrant (PERM and EB-1) filings, excellent attention to detail and strong organizational and communication (oral and written) skills, ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment with an emphasis on ability to work with a team, strong skills in working on multiple projects, flexibility for overtime and willingness to travel. BS/BA degree required. Paralegal Certificate a plus. Some lifting required up to 20 lbs. Hours - 9:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday, with overtime as required. EEO M/F/V/D. Submit your resume and cover letter to careers@steptoe.com.

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: ann@allott.com.

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ComingsNGoings: New Partner
Fragomen is pleased to announce Rahul M. Shah as new Partner. Rahul's corporate immigration experience includes a wide-range of nonimmigrant visa matters, including the H-1B, L-1, TN, E-1 and B-1 visa categories, as well as permanent residency matters involving PERM labor certification applications, complex immigrant worker petitions, multinational executive and manager petitions. He serves as a member of the firm's Professional Practices Network, Corporate Compliance Committee, and IT Consulting Group. Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP is the largest firm in the world dedicated to corporate immigration. www.fragomen.com.

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