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Immigration Daily November 20, 2007
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Legalization But No Benefits

A Wall Street Journal news story says "Polls regularly show a majority of Americans resigned to legalizing immigrants if the process includes penalties and is balanced by improved border and workplace enforcement. But polls also show that Americans are outraged about government benefits for illegal immigrants, which makes framing a campaign message tricky for the Democrats." For the full story, see here.

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The Nurse Immigration Book

ILW.COM is pleased to announce that this book is almost ready to be shipped out. The table of contents is as follows:

I. FOREWORD: Why A Nurse Immigration Book? By William Stock


  • H-1 Visas For Nurses By Greg Siskind and Esther Fridman
  • TN Status For Nurses By Christopher Wendt
  • Practice Pointers for Presenting TN Applications By Leslie Holman
  • An Outline Of A Typical Nurse Case, Including Consular Processing By Joseph Curran
  • Adjustment Of Status For Professional Nurses By Sylvia Boecker
  • Building International Bridges By Commission On Graduates Of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS International)
  • Tips For Staffing Companies In Planning Their Posting Strategies By Ronald Nair
  • Licensure: US State Licenses For International Nurses By Patrick Curran
  • Immigration Basics For Allied Professional Healthcare Workers By Christopher Musillo
  • Managing Or Achieving Expectations: The Key To Success By Michael Hammond
  • Global Issues In Nurse Recruitment By Joseph Curran
  • The Nurse Shortage: Why It Matters By Carl Shusterman
  • Deadly Consequences: The Hidden Impact Of Americas Nursing Shortage By Stuart Anderson
  • Aiding And Abetting - Nursing Crises At Home And Abroad By Sreekanth Chagaturu and Snigdha Vallabhaneni
  • US Visa Policy Competition For International Scholars, Scientists And Skilled Workers By Phyllis Farrell Norman
  • Better Late Than Never: Workforce Supply Implications Of Later Entry Into Nursing By David Auerbach, Peter Buerhaus and Douglas Staiger
  • The Business Of Nurse Immigration By Mireille Kingma
  • Recruitment Of Workers In The Philippines: Playing Ball With The POEA By Ronald Nair
  • Successful International Nurse Recruiting By C. Philip Slaton
  • Nurse Assimilation By Yvette Mooney
  • Hospitals Responses To Nurse Staffing Shortages By Jessica May, Gloria Bazzoli and Anneliese Gerland
  • Nurse Perspectives Of The Migration Experience By Mariah Rutherford-Olds
V. AFTERWORD: Musings After 2 Decades In Nurse Immigration By James David Acoba

For more info, and to order, please see here. For the fax order form, see here.


Ethical And Practical Considerations In EB-5 Representation
Carolyn S. Lee writes "The EB-5 immigrant investor green card category has blossomed from uncertain terrain to a boutique subspecialty in immigration practice. This article discusses ethical considerations and rules of professional responsibility involved in handling an EB-5 case.


DOS Updates Passport Reg
DOS promulgated a rule which "reorganizes, restructures, and updates passport regulations".


Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
downtown San Francisco - Are you a techie trapped as an immigration paralegal? Are you great at project management and enjoy working directly with clients? Do you want a position that encourages self-management and creativity for a growing technology company that rewards performance and hard work? ImmigrationTracker is the premier provider of immigration case management software in the country. We offer an energetic team-oriented working environment and a comprehensive benefits package. As an Implementation Specialist you will provide customized project planning and implementation, training, and/or support services to Tracker clients, while always ensuring clear communications and a consistently high level of customer service. Successful candidates will have experience working in/with law firms, be strong project managers, preferably with software implementation experience, have strong customer service, training and presentation skills, technical aptitude with PCs and industry related software, and a commitment to accuracy and attention to detail. Effective written and oral communication skills, excellent documentation skills, and the ability to work both independently and as a team member are essential. A willingness and ability to travel is required. Email your resume to

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC or Burlington, VT - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks attorney who wants to transfer at his or her own expense to work as an Associate Counsel with the Commercial & Administrative Law Division working primarily with issues from the USCIS Office of Security & Integrity (OSI). Applicants must possess JD degree, be an active member of the bar and have 3+ years of post JD experience. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-0035 at Submit cover letter demonstrating specific skills, experience, and interests qualifying candidate for position. Applicant should list references but recommendation letters not necessary. Applicants must also submit a resume + writing sample (max. 10 pps) to: Lakisha Richardson, Commercial & Administrative Law Division: Must be received by close of business Friday, November 23, 2007. Please indicate desired location(s). Position is at the GS-13-GS-15 levels. No relocation reimbursement expenses available.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Los Angeles, CA - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel, Western Region. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, serving as an attorney providing on-site legal advice to local District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar member, and have at least two (2) years of post JD experience. Applicants must submit resume + writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to All submissions must be received by close of business November 23, 2007. GS13-GS15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-0034 at

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Raleigh, NC - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of Associate Regional Counsel, USCIS OCC, Southeast Region. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, serving as providing on-site legal advice to Raleigh, NC and other field offices within the District on immigration, including adjudications involving issues of national security. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar member, and have at least one (1) year of post JD experience. Applicants must submit resume + writing sample not to exceed 10 pages. Send cover letter, resume, + writing sample to All submissions must be received by close of business November 23, 2007. GS13-GS15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2007-0033 at

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Reina & Bates Immigration Law Group invites resumes for the position of associate attorney. 1+ years experience in immigration law, particularly employment-based immigration, preferred. Interested applicants, please indicate desired job location when sending resume + cover letter to All replies will be held in confidence.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Sherman Oaks, CA - The Law Offices of Jessica Dominguez has an immediate opportunity for an immigration attorney to work on a wide range of cases in a diverse, full-service immigration law practice. Attorney must be bilingual in English and Spanish. Attorney will represent clients before immigration officers and in immigration courts including employment-based IV, NIV, family-based IV, and naturalization. Excellent legal research/writing and outstanding communication skills needed. Ideal candidate has 2-4 years of experience - exceptional, motivated candidates with less experience also encouraged to apply. Right candidate shows initiative and works independently. Great office environment and wonderful clients. We are pleased to offer an alternative work-plan schedule that allows its employees to take one Friday off every 8 weeks. Send cover letter + resume to Jessica Dominguez: Replies will be treated in strictest confidence and references will not be contacted without prior approval.

Case Management Technology
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PERM Services
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Firm Name Change - Chicago, IL
Azulay, Horn & Seiden LLC is pleased to announce that as of close of business November 14, 2007, the firm will officially change its name to AzulaySeiden Law Group. 205 North Michigan Avenue, 40th Fl., Chicago, Illinois 60601. ph. 312.832.9200. fx. 312.832.9212.


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:
With all due respect to Mr. Prchal's letter (ID 11/16/2007), I'd like to emphasize that the Great Wall of China wouldn't protect Han Chinese from invasion, terrorism and foreign competition nor the "Great Wall of USA" in the 21st. century. We may close the border and erect walls real or virtual ones but still people will find ways to sneak around or under, and jobs can still be outsourced anyway, there's none such as Americans' only jobs. Jobs are jobs, and businesses are always finding ways to increase profit, productivity and efficiency by any means to survive competition and to offer customers best deals. And enemies can attack us from within by using brainwashed and willing US citizens, legal immigrants and visitors. Ones that call others as "smelly barbarian invaders" must look at the past history of their ancestors coming here, maybe they're ones that fitted that label. Names calling must stop, it shows bigotry, hypocrisy and lack of self introspection on one selves. Ones that support the current apartheid immigration laws will have different opinion if the laws were in place 6 centuries ago. It should be legal and moral for all human beings to trade skills, labor, goods and services to others anywhere. And it should be illegal for protectionist laws that bar that freedom from us to serve special interests that think they don't have to compete by merits because of their citizenships or statuses. I am thankful for market competition that I have choices on my wireless and cable services otherwise I can't stand outrageous price and sloppy service from a monopoly company.

robert yang

Dear Editor:
As you pointed out in your comment (ID 11/13/07), Lou Dobbs may be a hysteric and he is certainly intemperate (and a registered Democrat, I might add), but unlike the latest target of his Tirade, Governor Elliot Spitzer, he has never indicted anyone simply to shake his company down for campaign funds. I'd feel better if Dobbs were straighter with the facts rather than less abusive towards individuals who can take care of themselves. The simplest offense is the greatest treason, to make the right insult for the wrong reason ...

Honza Prchal
Birmingham, AL

Dear Editor:
For the benefit of those who know their Shakespeare (a group of people that might well include more immigrants than Americans who are trying to keep them out) I will continue with the paraphrase of Mark Anthony's speech, which I alluded to in the final sentence of my last letter (ID 11/19/07), by mentioning that Lou Dobbs is an honorable man. His supporters are all honorable men (and women).

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York NY

Dear Editor:
The article by Frank Sharry of the National Immigration Forum (ID 11/19/07) fails to recognize or accept that "earned legalization" for lawbreakers, despite being part of his lobbyist job description, is precisely what millions of citizens have rejected. It is not surprising that Roger Algase's letter would criticize my letter (ID 11/16/07) as my oppenents' agenda in attacking any white, European influence or numbers is well documented. Robert Yang's letters continue to mistakenly believe that America is only a marketplace that anyone can enter and not a sovereign nation which is why my comments were made and appropriate. The discussion by Honza Prchal's letter (ID 11/19/07) eloquently sets forth the civilized need for laws and borders which is obvious to most, but central to those who would dilute and destroy us and our culture by ignorance or design, which Mr. Algase's letters fail to notice is today, highly multi-cultural and immune to tired racism charges. Those who rail against the white, European influence and numbers inexplicately seem attracted to it's profits and fruits and how is this not racism in reverse even similar to the KKK agenda? If Mr. Yang's family has been here since the 19th century and his letters still display such nativist (Chinese) sentiments over our national interests, only fortifies the restrictionist's argument of limiting entry because of the assimilation difficulties of different races/cultures. And, it's not as if they don't have their own countries of origin to improve and/or criticize. Whether they carry guns and/or use force, or not, all migrants collectively comprise an intrusion or invasion and displace and dilute that which was here before they came and utilize resources and benefits of others. We don't have to repeat the mistakes of the early Indians.

Jim Roberts

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