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Immigration Daily November 10, 2008
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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 Dysfunctional Government
Angelo Paparelli shares the latest entries as of November 6, 2008 on his Dysfunctional Government blog.

Immigrants Of The Day: Eddie "Pioln" Sotelo of Mexico, and Dan Aykroyd of Canada, and Mickey Hargitay of Hungary
Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.

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USCIS Provides FY 2008 Year End Naturalization Processing Times
USCIS issued a fact sheet providing FY 2008 year end naturalization processing times.

USCIS On Military Naturalization
USCIS issued a fact sheet on the naturalization process for the military.


Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Experienced immigration paralegal to work remotely drafting mostly non-immigrant visa petitions (O, L, E, H) and some EB-1, PERM & AOS status applications for small firm. Excellent references essential. Email resume to

J-1 Visa Program
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IBM Tapped To Help Speed Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security has tapped IBM to help speed U.S. immigration services in a deal that could total nearly half a billion dollars over the next five years.

With Local Police Support, Ariz. Deportations Soar
Arizona led the nation in deportations, making up about a fifth of the total 349,041 illegal immigrants deported nationwide, ICE officials said.

We Think: Republicans Who Blasted Immigration Reform Hurt GOP Among Hispanics
Many Republican politicians might be inclined to reconsider their positions on immigration after their party's drubbing at the polls.

In El Paso, 6,001 Take Naturalization Oath In Fiscal '08
More than 1 million people - a record - became U.S. citizens in the fiscal year that just ended, and the number of new citizens in El Paso doubled, according to statistics the USCIS released Thursday.


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Immigration Event - Washington, DC
November 21, 2008 - The Washington, DC Chapter of AILA will hold its "Bright Lights of AILA" Fall Conference. This full-day program offers both basic and advanced tracks. We have a diverse and charismatic group of panelists including: William L. Carlson, Ph.D., Administrator, and Elissa McGovern, Policy and Regulatory Manager, of the Office of Foreign Labor Certification / ETA as well as Juan Osuna, Chairman of the BIA. Early bird registration ends November 7, 2008. AILA members, check AILA InfoNet under in-person conferences for details; non-members- email, for details. ILW.COM is pleased to be a media event sponsor.


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:
The first thing that Barack Obama should do as president is to end the cruel and vindictive "enforcement only" policies which are now causing a reign of terror in Latino and other minority immigrant communities, The social security "no match letter" policy should take the place it richly deserves in the dustbin of history, and there should be a halt to immigration workplace raids, a complete revision of immigration detention policy in order to return to the common sense approach of the Clinton years, which focused on locking up violent criminals, not people merely seeking a better life who mean this country no harm. There should also be an end the the criminalization of the immigration system. The new president will, hopefully, also fully commit his administration to passing a meaningful legalization program. President Obama should also focus on increasing the H-1B caps and immigrant visa limits to reasonable levels to end the uncertainties and long backlogs, and he should roll back last year's insane regulatory changes that have put J-1 visas beyond the reach of so many deserving foreign applicants and forced employers to pay the costs of obtaining labor certifications. Looking further, he should also work with Congress to undo the abuses of the Clinton-era IIRIRA, including eliminating the "unlawful presence" bar and, above all, eliminating mandatory deportation for long standing lawful permanent residents who are convicted of minor offenses. Finally, any immigration officer or contractor who denies needed medical attention to anyone in detention should be prosecuted and locked up. These and other steps, including, of course, calling a halt to building our Mexican border Berlin Wall, would show that the Bush-era of pandering to right wing anti-immigrant bigotry is over. This would be change we can believe in and change that we urgently need.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
"Editor's note: To call as an immigrant, the child of an immigrant, is correct common usage, though that is not the correct legal usage." (11/07/08 ID). That is the most ridiculous, self justifying nonsensical usurption of poetic license I have ever seen. Enough said.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
David Murray's letter (10/07/08 ID) may have more in common with some of the more emotional immigration restrictionists than I realized. "International skeptics believe that American policy is deeply institutionalized and that if Mr. Obama tries to shift it, "they" - the media, the corporate robber barons, the hidden powers - will box him in or even kill him. Perhaps they see him as another John F. Kennedy - and we can hope that he will be; that Camelot will return to the White House and whisk us away to better times." shows the depth of X-Files and "assassination porn" in the popular psyche, even among those with some sophistication. I hope that is not his opinion, but merely what he is channeling from what he watches on overseas television and hears from clients who think they understand America from watching Baywatch and Oliver Stone movies. Though I am not pleased with the election result, perhaps it will finally convince people that America is not the deeply racist culture of their wilder fantasies and that particular club will be less available to the resentful wanting to beat the "hegemon" that keeps their ports open and economies afloat, and whose popular culture they both denounce and then reflexively parrot.

Honza Prchal, Esq.

Dear Editor:
A great start to immigration reform is Julie Myers resignation (11/07/08 ID). It is unfortunate that the announcement from the government were full of her alleged good deeds without stating the real truth. In my next life I really want to have a relative with real clout so I can get a powerful job I know nothing about.

Y. Judd Azulay, Esq.
Chicago, IL

Dear Editor:
President Elect Obama is a natural born citizen, not an immigrant (10/06/08 ID comment) . I am not aware of any U.S.-born citizen who considers himself/herself an immigrant or is referred to us such because one or both parents might have been immigrants. And if we are to split hairs further, Obama Sr. may not have been an immigrant himself, legally speaking. If he became a permanent resident (immigrant) based to his marriage to a U.S. citizen there is a potential problem. He was already married to a woman in Kenya which would have made the marriage to a U.S. citizen invalid unless at the time bigamy was not a problem in the U.S. Who really cares anyway but we should not be spinning the "immigrant becomes President" yarn. I am a naturalized citizen and therefore an immigrant but may son who was born in the U.S. and has a U.S. born father is not. He is an American and proud of it!


Dear Editor:
I voted for the so call ban on aliens ineligible for citizenship to own property in Florida (10/07/08 ID comment). I had no idea what it was about, I had first came upon the law when voting. Had I know it was intended to exclude asian americans from land ownership I would have never voted for it. How the tricksters got me this time.

Beres L.
Miami, FL

Dear Editor:
I don't believe Obama's father was an immigrant (10/06/08 ID comment). He came on a student visa. Whether he applied for permanent residency using his American wife to gain the residency status is not known. It is also said that Obama has refused to show his birth certificate that he may have been born in Kenya, making him ineligible to be President of the US.

Al Suther

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