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Immigration Daily November 13, 2008
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AZ Supreme Court Response

Immigration Daily carried a WorldNetDaily news link (11/12/08 ID comment) reporting that "Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Ruth McGregor stirred up a hornet's nest by endorsing a demand from the Hispanic Bar Association to censor words and phrases such as "illegal aliens" and "illegal immigrants" and substitute "foreign nationals" in court documents. We carry the following response from the Arizona Supreme Court:

"The Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court did not ban any words from the court system. Any reports to the contrary are false."
Cari Gerchick, Esq., Communications Director, Arizona Supreme Court

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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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Three Cheers For The New, Improved TN! On Second Thought ...
Brandon Meyer writes "However, while the three-year TN may solve some practical problems, the underlying problems with the TN still persist."

Inside The Federal Hurting Machine
James L. Payne for the Foundation For Economic Education writes "To begin our exploration, we need to distinguish between two types of costs: the cost of taxes, and the cost of the tax system."

Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
Greg Siskind shares the latest entries as of November 5, 2008 on his immigration law and policy blog.

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CBP Releases Visa Waiver Program Fact Sheet
Effective January 12, 2009, Visa Waiver Program travelers will be required to obtain a travel authorization via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization prior to boarding a carrier to travel by air or sea to the U.S.


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

Border And Consular Assistance
For visa application processing at US-Canada border or at US Consulate in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and/or Quebec, please contact Charles J. Leamy at Ogilvy Renault LLP. Mr. Leamy is a Montreal-based AILA member with more than 15 years experience in U.S. immigration law. Ogilvy Renault s Business Immigration team will accompany your client and provide representation at border/consular posts. We have wide-ranging expertise with border/consular issues including all TN visas, L visas and waiver of inadmissibility cases. For more information: Charles J. Leamy at Ogilvy Renault LLP; Montreal, QC; (514) 847-6103;

EB-5 Investor Program
There is no need to wait for the Regional Center program to be extended before it sunsets on September 30, 2008. This is a 300 acre project in Southern California near San Juan Capistrano. The Project will create at least 300 new full-time jobs through the development of a resort hotel/spa & corporate retreat, an upscale equestrian centre with 1000 stalls, arena, training and boarding facilities and, along with a vineyard, an olive orchard, and 30 estate view lots. The developers and general partners have extensive experience in high profile developments. The Project qualifies under the EB-5 Investor Visa program for an immigrant investor in need of a permanent residence in the US "Green Card". The project is a Targeted Employment Area (TEA) requiring investments at the reduced $500,000 level. Visit for more information or contact a USA Global Development representative by e-mailing or calling (949) 296-3078 or complete contact us section of our website. Not an offer to purchase or sell securities. Only qualified investors can offer to subscribe after reviewing the full program and submitting a signed subscription agreement for consideration.


Former Mexican President Says Obama Must Address Immigration
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox says that while economy may be among many priorities facing President-elect Barack Obama, immigration can't get lost among the issues.

Christian Group Wants End To Immigration Raids
A Christian group wants the federal government to stop immigration raids in South Carolina until immigration laws are overhauled.

Immigration Coalition To Lobby Obama On Reforms
A delegation from El Paso that includes some top elected officials will join a coalition of immigrant advocates in Washington, D.C., next week to urge President-elect Barack Obama to adopt changes in immigration policies and procedures.

Economic Crises Will Take Precedence Over Near-Term Immigration Overhaul
The next administration's preoccupation with economic crises will likely prevent immigration advocates from capitalizing on steep losses suffered by their foes in last week's election, delaying any attempt to ease entry for people in the U.S. illegally.


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Immigration Event - Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL - Workplace Enforcement & Immigration, November 17, 2007, Loyola Law School. The Federal Bar Association is pleased to sponsor this event which will provide practical guidance on issues arising from DHS enforcement measures. Keep abreast of the most pressing issues and initiatives undertaken by the government and the best practices associated with them. For details, including how to register, see here. Additional questions can be directed to program chair Peggy McCormick: or (tel) 312-267-4610. ILW.COM is pleased to be an event media 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:
Roger Algase letter's wish list of November 10 or the Louisiana immigrant rights workers and Liz Cedillo-Pereira articles featured on November 11 seem unlikely to me to come to fruition, at least through the actions of President-elect Obama, though some might come about if he appoints new left instead of union wing Democrats to run ICE. Obama was rather infamously questioned in the campaign's waning days about an aunt of his, who apparently resides illegally in a Mid-Atlantic state and, in an unusually specific answer, seemed to say he hoped for her deportation. That doesn't sound like a ringing endorsement for a cessation of the "enforcement only" approach or any of the other items in the featured wish-lists. For all his faults, calling Bush a panderer to "right wing bigotry" on immigration (glad to see he did not pander to the left-wing kind) seems a little rich until one remembers Mr. Algase's letter panned Bush's approval-killing immigration compromise for not going far enough and called for its rejection. I hope I am surprised by what happens, but I am pessimistic about immigration reforms from a candidate so in hoc to organized labor and so demonstrably wary of confronting social issues. If we are very, very lucky, Mr. Murray's letter's past proposals for sensible reform may get approved three or more years down the road - though I obviously do not include Mr. Murray's letter's demands that I be stripped of my American citizenship for holding on to a Canadian passport or his fears of a presidential assassination.

Honza Prchal, Esq.
Birmingham, AL

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