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Immigration Daily August 14, 2008
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Do Nothingism

Reuben Navarette's latest editorial coins the phrase "Do-nothingism", referring to the reputation the [ICE] agency has worked hard to build. "Just ask any local or state police officer who, having run across an illegal immigrant and done his duty by calling ICE to pick him up, waited and waited only to eventually realize that no one was coming." For the full editorial, see here.

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The Nurse Immigration Book

The table of contents of this definitive work edited by Joseph Curran and Daniel Berger 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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Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
Greg Siskind shares the latest entries as of August 6, 2008 on his immigration law and policy blog.

Opinion Recap: Dada v. Mukasey
Ben Winograd writes "When the Court granted certiorari last September in Dada v. Mukasey (06-1181), it appeared to face two possible ways of reconciling a thorny immigration question over which the federal courts of appeal were deeply divided."

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CBP Expands Global Entry Program
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a notice in the Federal Register announcing the expansion of the Global Entry pilot program to four additional airports: Los Angeles International, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, Chicago OHare International, and Miami International.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Lee's Summit, Missouri - USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for the position of of Service Center Counsel at the National Benefits Center (NBC). Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing legal advice to the NBC personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. Service Center Counsel are also responsible for writing visa appeal briefs and providing litigation support to the U.S. Attorney's office on cases arising from Service Center adjudications. The Service Center Counsel will be directly supervised by the Deputy Chief Service Center Counsel and the Chief of the Service Center Counsel Division. Applicants must possess a JD degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction) by the entry on duty date. For full details enter COU-CIS-2008-0009 here. Submissions for this announcement are preferred by email (all attached documents must be in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat PDF format) to W. Douglas Craig, Chief Service Center Counsel Division, at Contact Information: Sheila Fisher. Phone: 949-389-3687. Or write: Office of the Chief Service Center Counsel, USCIS, 101 West Congress Parkway, Suite 560, Chicago, IL 60605.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Reston, VA - Feeling undervalued? Goel & Anderson, LLC, seeks experienced business immigration paralegals to provide professional services to its clientele, composed of Fortune 1000 corporations and leading multinational firms. Our compensation and benefits package is commensurate with top-tier law firms, with no billable hour requirement. We offer family-friendly work hours (with little/no OT required), attorneys who are easy to work with, business-casual dress policy, fully paid health/dental/vision insurance premiums, 401(K) plan with generous match, free parking, and occasional additional perks (this year, our entire staff, along with spouses/significant others, was treated to a paid vacation at the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas). Ideal candidates will have 4-6 years of experience as a business immigration paralegal with a top tier law firm or in-house corporate immigration team, coupled with undergraduate degree, excellent organizational and communication skills (both written and oral), and ability to work independently. Please apply with resume, cover letter, + salary req. to or fax to (703) 796-9232. All submissions kept confidential. No phone calls please.

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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.


Settlement Brings 350 Immigrants Close To Citizenship
Under the preliminary settlement, the federal government agreed to deadlines for completing the citizenship process for plaintiffs who had waited up to five years for a decision on their applications.

US To Plug Border Loophole: Open Seas
Immigration officials are beefing up patrols, buying more boats and preparing for a surge in illegal water crossings as immigrants and drug smugglers are likely to chart new routes into the USA through the Gulf of Mexico and Pacific Ocean.

Immigrants Returning To Mexico In Droves
Officials at the Mexican Consulate's office in Houston said more families are headed south of the border.

A Border Fence That Doubles As A Billboard? Why Not?
PETA says they just want to offset part of the fence's staggering cost while delivering their message in all nine border sectors. The signs, in Spanish and English read: "If the Border Patrol Doesn't Get You, the Chicken and Burgers WillGo Vegan."


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New Hire - Center For American Progress
The Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund are pleased to announce that Esther Olavarria has joined American Progress as senior fellow for immigration. As senior fellow, she will lead the Center's work on immigration and refugee policy.


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:
"USCIS Updates Projected Naturalization Processing Times" (08/13/08 ID) takes one to an article on the new passport card- has nothing to do with processing times reduction. Can ID supply the correct cite for this?

Craig S. Clark, Esq.
Cincinnati, OH

Editor's note: Thanks to our eagle-eyed reader for alerting us to our technical error. The correct item is now available and can be accessed via our archives.

Dear Editor:
Reading the letters posted in the last two weeks, I realize that someone is insane. Most of the opinions are really hateful, specially referred to undocumented Mexican immigrants. I dont mean it is a conspiracy, but no Mexicans are welcome. Fears, hate and some kind of racism seem to be behind the words and the attitudes. It makes difficult to discuss the immigration issue, subject so important to both countries. I think it is not just about how many are and how long are there; it is about economic, social and political issues. The NAFTA, despite Im not agree with its main terms, is the most important agreement signed by three governments from North America. And it means a kind of integration; and it means the circulation of people, goods and money. I think most of the comments are racist, not rational. I didnt want to write this letter, but I felt it was necessary.


Dear Editor:
Immigration laws serve none but to establish protectionist benefits the citizens of all countries and try to shield them from foreign competition on this planet. Racism and other excuses come after these purposes actually. Chinese immigrants in the past were willing to work harder than their European counterparts for less pay, complaint, tardiness and attitudes, and once these immigrants settled they opened businesses. Chinese and many Asians are hard workers and industrious and European immigrants seemed this as threat for their well beings and survival, that's the real reason of why discriminatory Chinese Exclusion Act 1882 crafted and enacted. They might work in the past but not in the 21st. century today, with rapid advance of technology particularly internet, transportation, telecommunications, telecommuting and also "telepresence" where now doctors can diagnose even perform surgery remotely to patient on the other side of the globe and when we call our credit cards, ISPs, banks, airlines you name them customer service or tech support, it's very likely ones with noticeable foreign accent English will answer us in Bangalore India or in Manila Philipines. We can see here that foreigners don't have to set foot on our soil to compete with us and take our jobs. Ones can reasonably expect that immigration laws needed to screen out welfare seekers, criminals and terrorists wannabees but to stop competition? Only delusional ones may dream about it.

Robert Yang

Dear Editor:
If the US employer can train a foreign national, the same US employer can train a US citizen. Then we do not need these foreign nationals to take away our jobs.


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