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The Nurse Immigration Book

ILW.COM is pleased to announce that this book is now being finalized for printing. The table of contents is as follows:

  • Foreword - US Visa Policy Competition for International Scholars, Scientists and Skilled Workers by Phyllis Farrell Norman
  • Introduction - The Nurse Shortage: Why It Matters by Carl Shusterman
  • Adjustment of Status for Professional Nurses by Sylvia Boecker
  • Aiding and Abetting - Nursing Crises at Home and Abroad by Sreekanth Chagatutu and Snigdha Vallabhaneni
  • Better Late Than Never: Workforce Supply Implications of Later Entry Into Nursing by David Auerbach, Peter Buerhaus and Douglas Staiger
  • Building International Bridges by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS International)
  • Global Issues in Nurse Recruitment by Joseph Curran
  • H-1 Visas for Nurses by Greg Siskind and Esther Fridman
  • Hospitals' Responses to nurse Staffing Shortages by Jessica May, Gloria Bazzoli and Anneliese Gerland
  • Immigration Basics for Allied Professional Healthcare Workers by Christopher Musillo, Esq.
  • Licensure: US State licenses for International nurses by Patrick Curran
  • Managing or Achieving Expectations: The Key to Success by Michael Hammond
  • Nurse Assimilation by Yvette Mooney
  • Recruitment of workers in the Philippines: Playing Ball with the POEA by Ronald Nair, Esq.
  • Successful International Nurse Recruiting by C. Philip Slaton
  • The Business of Nurse Immigration by Mireille Kingma
  • Tips for Staffing Companies in planning their Posting Strategies by Ronald Nair
  • TN Status for Nurses by Christopher Wrendt
For more info, and to order, please see here. For the fax order form, see here.


Students In El Salvador Who Expressly Oppose Gang Practices And Values Are Members Of A "Particular Social Group" Leading To Asylum, Rules An Immigration Judge In Arlington, Virginia
David L. Cleveland writes "IJ Paul Schmidt granted asylum to a brother and sister from El Salvador, who demonstrated a well-founded fear of future persecution at the hands of the Mara Salvatrucha ("MS-13") gang."

Bloggings: October 25, 2007
Greg Siskind shares the latest updates to his blog.


USCIS Issues Application And Receipting Update
USCIS issued an application and receipting update, as of October 19, 2007.

USCIS Announcement For Customers Affected By CA Fires
USCIS announced that San Diego area offices (San Diego and Chula Vista field offices and San Marcos Application Support Center) are closed on Wednesday, October 24, 2007.

USCIS Special Notice for Ciudad Juarez I-290B Appeal Filers
USCIS issued a special notice for Ciudad Juarez I-290B appeal filers.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Downtown Miami, FL - Immigration boutique law firm seeks paralegal with 2+ years of experience in business immigration. Must have experience with PERM, but also H, L, and E visas, and residency processing. Must be fluent in English and Spanish. Competitive salary, benefits. Fax resume to 305-577-0095 or email Armando Mosquera, Office Manager: No phone calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Prominent Beverly Hills, CA firm seeks associate with 1-2 years experience. Good writing skills. Great opportunity to learn and grow. Salary open. Email resume to: or fax 310.274.8591. No phone calls please. All replies will be held in confidence.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Miami, FL and San Jose, CA - Littler Mendelson's Global Corporate Migration Group ("Littler Global") provides US and international business migration solutions for global companies around the world. Littler Global is the immigration practice for Littler Mendelson, the nation's premier employment and labor law firm. Littler Global is recruiting for candidates with a JD, plus 5+ years of business immigration law experience in high-volume practice. Candidates should possess excellent academic credentials, excellent written and communications skills. Applicants should be a quick learner, detailed, and organized. Fast-paced practice requiring good business judgment and an ability to respond quickly and effectively to change. Submit your resume online at Please reference Littler Global in your application. We offer a generous compensation package to full-time employees and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
The 160-lawyer Minneapolis-based law firm of Gray Plant Mooty (GPM) seeks qualified immigration attorney to join its established and growing employment law practice. Applicants should have minimum 6 years experience in employment-based immigration law. Successful candidate will have a portable business practice as well as proven business development skills. We offer a collegial work environment, plus competitive compensation + benefits package. In 2007, GPM was selected as one of the top five corporate law firms in the Twin Cities, for the third time in four years, by Corporate Board Member magazine, and has been recognized as one of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's "Best Places to Work" for the past 5 years. Interested applicants should send cover letter + resume to: Martha Gentilini, Lateral Recruiting Manager at An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY- Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP, a nationally-known immigration law firm, has an opening for an associate with 1-3 years experience in immigration law matters. We are a full-service practice, and you will work predominantly on employment-related immigration matters, with focus on Eb-1, O-1, and J-1 waivers. If you have excellent academic credentials and are interested in working on challenging cases at the cutting edge of immigration law, fax your resume to (215) 825-8699 or email:

Immigration Law Certificate
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. Beginning this spring, the program is also being offered online. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.


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Immigration Event - Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA - A world divided by health inequities poses challenges for global health. CGFNS International brings together thought leaders to discuss health systems and actions that address health inequity in its Building Global Alliances Symposium. Stephen Lewis, respected commentator on social affairs, international development and human rights will be the keynote speaker. William L. Holzemer, RN, PhD, FAAN, will receive the CGFNS 2007 International Distinguished Leadership Award. December 3-4, Four Seasons Hotel. For details and online registration, see:, or contact Kathleen Rohrbaugh at 215-243-5880 or ILW.COM is pleased to be a media sponsor for this event.


Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: (300-words or fewer preferred). Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence, available in our archives.

Dear Editor:
Peter Griswold's letter (10/23/07 ID) states: "Using laws to help illegal aliens is another reason for so much discord in this country." It is always amusing to see how law-and-order advocates really don't care about the law. If there are laws that make it possible lawfully to legalize a person's status, then the person really isn't "illegal," is he?

Bruce A. Hake, Esq.

Dear Editor:
There is a certain inconsistency in attitude toward the function of the law and of lawyers in Peter Griswold's letters. On the one hand, when the law provides for detaining or deporting illegal immigrants, Mr, Griswold's letters have called for vigorous enforcement. On the other hand, when the law gives illegal immigrants certain very limited rights, Mr. Griswold's letters condemn lawyers who try to help their clients assert these rights. One of the most frequently heard arguments against granting "amnesty" or any other benefits to illegal immigrants is that this would show lack of respect for the law. But the very same people who show such great "respect" for the law when it works against illegal immigrants have little or no respect for the law when it might help these highly unpopular people. Therefore, amigos, one can only suspect that there are other motives involved, and that zealous devotion to upholding the rule of law is not quite as high on the list as the "enforcement only" crowd would like us to believe.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

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Dear Editor:
Immigration lawyers are nothing more than facilitators to cheap foreign labor that displaces honest American workers. If their numbers are being diminished due to their failure to help pass another amnesty legislation then hooray.


Dear Editor:
I am amazed that Immigration Issue will be "one" of the main topics. However, a topic is not going to make a realization to so many nonimmigrant in this country. Congress and the Senate should get their act together and correct some of the issue and release an action or I know that what is going to hurt the country most is the nonimmigrant doing the agriculture work in any facet of our food. It seems to me that we are entering a problem to which the end would be to import our consumption in every line of food. Do we want this?

Gladys C. Farris

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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim                        ISSN:   1930-062X