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Name Check Resources

Robert Gibb's letter to the Editor featured below included several useful related links. Letters to the Editor typically omit links. We wish to highlight these links as they are of substantial interest for those considering litigation for FBI name check delays:

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to


Shipping Now: The Nurse Immigration Book

ILW.COM is pleased to announce that this book has begun shipping. Those who pre-ordered it (as well as The Nurse Immigration Book authors) should expect to receive their copy next week. 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

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The Teflon Nativists: FAIR Marked By Ties To White Supremacy
Heidi Beirich writes "The furious nativist tide was largely driven by an array of immigration restriction organizations that has been built up over the course of more than 20 years into fixtures in the nation's capital."

Bloggings: January 30, 2008
Joel Stewart shares the latest entries to his blog.

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USCIS Issues Application And Receipting Update
USCIS issued an application and receipting update, as of January 18, 2008.

DHS Publishes REAL ID Final Rule
The DHS published the REAL ID final rule, effective March 31, 2008.

President Bush Speaks On Immigration During State Of The Union
We excerpt the immigration-related portions of President Bush's January 29, 2008 State of the Union address.


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Immigration Event - Washington, DC
The Migration Policy Institute is pleased to invite you to: a Snapshot of Iraqi Refugees and IDPs: Current Dangers and Responses. A breakfast briefing with Andrew Harper, Coordinator for the Iraq operation, UNHCR on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 from 8:30 - 10:00 am in the MPI Conference Room, 1400 16th Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC. To RSVP, please click on the below link. For questions, please contact or 202-266-1929.


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:
In addition to David D. Murray's letter's (01/29/08 ID) valid and important points about state driver's licenses, there is one additional point that almost seems so obvious as to go without mentioning. This is that in almost every part of the US, whether freezing Michigan or (snowy) Southern California, a driver's license is essential in order to be able to live and work, regardless of its value, or lack of the same, as an identity document. By blocking state initiatives to allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses under any circumstances, restrictionists hope to make life so intolerable for illegals that they will give up and go home to Mexico or other countries where life is even more intolerable than it is in the US without a license The fact this strategy is doomed to failure shows just how mean-spirited and destructive the anti-driver's license movement is. If permits were needed for walking or breathing (something that one day may no longer be just a joke), one could be sure that the anti-immigrant lobby would be shouting down any move toward making them available to anyone who is here illegally.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
The AILA Michigan chapter's letter (01/29/08 ID) was addressed to the wrong entity. It should have been addressed to the Congress. Or do they really advocate illegal employment continuing? America needs a "guestworker program" and it's the job of Congress but they failed miserably in their ilconceived attempts to pass CIR last year. America needs foreign workers who will do what Americans will not do. It is time for Congress to step up to the plate and pass legislation, stripped of pork barrel politics and political rancor, that addresses the pertinent issues directly and fairly. I would like to end this letter by submitting the actual closing of my 01/28/2008 ID letter about Michigan, edited because I exceeded ID's 300-word limit. Growing up just feet from the Indiana/Michigan state line, right on the shores of Lake Michigan, I have spent substantial time partaking of Michigan's vast natural beauty, its sand dunes, lakes, fabulous fishing and great camping in the country's best state parks, skiing at Boyne Mountain and sailing the legendary Chicago to Macinac Island sailboat race. It is a fact, however, that jobs are leaving Michigan. In fact, in the Upper Penninsula, keeping young men at home after high school has always been a problem, because there are not sufficient career opportunities. What I said in the actual close of my letter as was: "On a lighter note, why are people leaving Michigan? It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful states in the nation, especially the Lake Michigan coast and the Upper Peninsula. They are leaving because there are no jobs, and the weather. Have you ever wintered in Michigan? I have, and I can tell you, all the time I was California dreamin'." I still don't like the weather, but I do love Michigan.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
With respect to name checks delay, perhaps CIS should adopt the practice of ICE and EOIR of not holding up adjudications due to pending name checks. The Immigration Courts and ICE do not require name-check completion for approval of adjustment of status, but instead, only the FBI fingerprint, criminal records checks of NCIC, the DHS-run IBIS and IDENT checkschecks that return results within "a few days, if not a few minutes." ICE security-check procedures allow an applicant to receive benefits while the FBI name check is still pending, whereas CIS holds its applications, for the same types of benefits, until the name check is complete. See DHS Office of Inspector General, A Review of USCIS Alien Security. CIS's own Ombudsman reported that "the FBI name check process has limited value to public safety or national security." Disagreeing with fingerpointing at the FBI by the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS"), FBI spokesman Paul Bresson stated that delays in the background checks do not pose a national security risk. Sept. 3, 2007, Cong. Q., 2007 WLNR 17564416. As Bresson stated, if someone is a national security threat, an FBI field office or joint terrorism task force will "now where they are."

Robert Gibbs, Esq.

Editor's note: See our comment above.

Dear Editor:
Tom Barry's Article (01/29/08 ID) is right on the mark when he wrote liberals were losing the battle of ideas relative to immigration. Several reasons exist for this beyond just the quality of ideas. To begin with, there is no central leadership on the liberal side of the debate. A number of groups exist with each making their own contributions but with little coordination. No liberal organization exists to receive or stimulate ideas. Finally, no group strives to make pro-immigration an emotional issue as it is with those opposed to immigration.

Dave Anderson
Gainesville, GA

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