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Immigration Daily December 5, 2008
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A Tiger Finds Its Teeth

In the 110th Congress, the Hispanic Caucus was internally divided because of acrimonious fights over leadership. With the smooth recent election of Rep. Velazquez as its leader, the caucus has united to achieve its goals in the 111th Congress. The Hispanic Caucus's failure to enact comprehensive immigration reform in the 110th Congress left its friends and foes alike wondering whether it is a tiger without teeth. While the Hispanic Caucus has many priorities including education, immigration, etc., it is identified by all with the immigration issue. By enacting CIR in the 111th Congress, the Hispanic Caucus will achieve much more than a victory on immigration - it will establish itself as a force to reckon with on all matters in Congresses to come.

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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 Nurse Immigration
Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group shares the latest entries as of December 5, 2008 on his nurse immigration blog.

Immigrants Of The Day: Eddie Van Halen of Netherlands, Alice Callaghan of Canada, and Itzhak Perlman of Israel
Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.

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USCIS Announces New Address Format For DC Offices
USCIS announced a new address format for offices within the National Capital Region (NCR), affecting all USCIS headquarters offices, the Arlington Asylum Office, and the Washington District Office. See the announcement here, and see the list of addresses here.

ICE Updates List Of SEVIS Approved Schools
ICE Updated its list of SEVIS approved schools.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Rockville, MD - Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A., the largest suburban MD law firm, seeks a proactive, result-oriented immigration associate with 3+ years of attorney experience in immigration law including employment-Based IV (including EB-1, EB-2, EB-3), and NIV (including E-1, E-2, H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, O-1, TN), family-Based IV, naturalization, adjustment of status, consular processing, I-9 compliance/employer sanctions, and litigation. Position includes supervision of paralegal and administrative staff. If you have excellent academic credentials and strong drafting skills, you will find an exciting, diverse practice with opportunity for further career development. We offer an excellent salary/benefits package. Work with an experienced team of professionals who are passionate about the practice of immigration law in a fast paced, collegial setting with all the resources of a large law firm. Submit resume to: Ms. Maura Bowen, 11921 Rockville Pike, Third Floor, Rockville, MD 20852-2743, Fax (301) 230-2891, e-mail:

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, + writing sample to Jessica Dominguez: Replies will be treated in strictest confidence and references will not be contacted without prior approval.

EB-5 Business For Sale
US EB-5 opportunity - Lumber manufacturing, Barnes Manufacturing Co., Kenbridge, VA, Lunenburg County. $2.7 million USD. No debt or inventory included. To view pictures and an appraisal report, see here. To discuss further, contact Thomas Barnes at: or call 434-955-0595 (after 10 am EST). All inquiries will be kept confidential.

Credential Evaluation And Translation
As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry $50 educational evaluations, as well as $200 'expert opinion' work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and times, see: AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, please contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, visit, or email:


OK Sought For Immigration Raids
The Bush administration is urging a federal judge to let it implement a crackdown on suspected illegal immigrants in the workplace before President George W. Bush leaves office.

Democrats Should Face The Challenge
A Republican president tried and failed to right the system. It now poses a critical test for the Democrats.

Martinez: Immigration Reform Depends On Obama
Martinez, who announced his decision not to seek re-election, said he will try over his remaining two years in the Senate to help enact reforms that include legal status for millions. But he expects the new president to take the lead.

DHS Chief Says Illegal Immigration Has Dropped Amid Heightened Border Security
Changes in border security have cut the flow of illegal immigrants crossing the nation's southern border, Michael Chertoff, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, said today. "For the first time, we've reversed momentum," he said.


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Immigration Event - Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA - CGFNS International hosts its fifth annual Building Global Alliances Symposium on December 7-8, 2008 at The Four Seasons Hotel, One Logan Square. The theme for this year's symposium is: The Challenges of Migration for Health Professional Women. National and international guests will be in attendance. For full details, including curriculum, speaker bios, and registration, go to 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:
Judith Wood, the Director of The Human Rights Project, says that the group will protest the use of the word "alien" when referring to people because the word has a "negative connotation". I wonder if Ms. Wood is familiar with the immigration law (8 USC 1101(a)(3)) which defines "alien" as "any person not a citizen or national of the United States"? To eliminate the word "alien" from the U.S. code and the CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) would mean rewriting hundreds and hundreds of pages. Seems unnecessary; the word "alien" has no "negative connotation" by itself. Any negative feelings about the word would seem to be due to the views of the "beholders". Wouldn't it be simpler to educate people about the legal meaning of "alien"?

John H. Frecker
Baileyville, ME

Dear Editor:
Gee, do I ever enjoy reading Immigration Daily, I go from one article/comment, essay, links and so forth to another, but I have not found or seen any comment regarding fraud in Mexico and maybe anywhere else in the world, that around most of th 10 consular posts in this country and several other Mexican towns there are people trying to hook up innocents that are willing or desperate to obtain a visa to travel to the US, they promise them anything from false documents to false statements to declare or say before the interviewing officer, in order to get some money from them, and also assure them that by doing as they say they will indeed obtain a visa, but it's all lies. Some agencies fraudulently offer money refund if visa is not granted, making people believe that they will reinburse in full every expenses made regarding a visa petition which includes cost of passport, cost of visa plus cost of transportation if the petioner lives in other town and has to travel to attend interview. But what gets me the most is that no one does anything to stop these fraudalent practices, Maybe this can only happen in Mexico. The US embassy does warn the public of these coyotes in their internet web page, but how about those people who do not use internet? Who is going to warn them? The processes to obtain a US visa are getting more and more complicated to many regular People, indeed they might need guidedance but honest, with high standards of ethical conduct, How about certifying professionals, knowledgeable persons? thru a selective process, exams and so forth? wherein only these be recognized by the embassy/consular posts and stop the coyotes from defrauding so many poor people?

Victor Gomez Llanos
Mazatlan, Mexico

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