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Immigration Daily February 6, 2009
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Nativist Lobby

The Huffington Post reports "These supposedly independent groups - the Federation for Immigration Reform (FAIR), the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and NumbersUSA - enjoy a great degree of credibility among the media and many prominent members of Congress. They shouldn't. In reality, they are part of a network conceived by John Tanton, a man who has been at the heart of the white nationalist movement for decades. The Southern Poverty Law Center has just released a new report that examines the roots of these organizations and their longstanding ties to racist extremists. Our report, The Nativist Lobby: Three Faces of Intolerance, describes how FAIR, NumbersUSA and CIS were founded and funded by Tanton, a retired Michigan ophthalmologist who operates a racist publishing company and has written that to maintain American culture, "a European-American majority" is required. "

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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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Real Immigration Reform Needs Real Temporary Worker Program
James Jay Carafano writes "Temporary worker programs should be designed not as a substitute for amnesty, but to fill important niches in the national workforce, allowing employers the employees they need to help grow the economy and create more jobs for Americans."

Bloggings on Nurse Immigration
Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group shares the latest entries as of February 2, 2009 on his immigration law and policy blog.

Immigrants Of The Day: David Ngaruri Kenney of Kenya, Ben Ferencz of Transylvania, and Frank Oz of United Kingdom
Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.

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USCIS Reminder On Expiration Of Non-Minister Religious Worker Program
USCIS reminded its customers that authorization for the non-minister special immigrant religious worker program will expire on March 6, 2009.

USCIS Urges H-2A and H-2B Petitioners To Use New Form I-129
USCIS reminded petitioners who participate in the H-2A agricultural temporary worker program and the H-2B nonagricultural temporary worker program to use the new Form I-129, "Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker," which contains the H Classification Supplement.


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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Los Angeles, CA- USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks experienced attorney for Associate Regional Counsel position, USCIS OCC, Western Region. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, serving as attorney providing on-site legal advice to local District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and national security. Applicants must possess JD degree, be active bar member (any jurisdiction), and have 2+ years of post-JD experience in immigration law. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2009-0002 at Preference is given to applicants with immigration law experience, a background in federal litigation, an excellent academic record, and strong writing skills. Submit a resume, cover letter + writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to: Kelli J. Duehning, Western Regional Counsel, USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel at Must be received by close of business, Tuesday, February 10, 2009. Position is at the GS-13/14/15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation reimbursement available.

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The Top Three Anti-Immigration Groups Share Extremist Roots
A nasty web of racism lies behind three D.C. organizations that work against immigration reform.

Report - Immigration Enforcement Raised Quota, Raided Non-Criminals
Attorney Peter Markowitz says the memos show in 2006, ICE raised its quota from 125 to 1,000 arrests per year for dozens of its fugitive operation teams, and eliminated a requirement that 75 percent of those arrested be criminals.

Gillibrand Backpedaling On Immigration
As a member of Congress, Kirsten Gillibrand voted in favor of penalties for "sanctuary cities" like New York that don't enforce immigration laws. But her ascension to the U.S. Senate has miraculously inspired a change of heart.

Obama's Labor Secretary Pick Backs Enforcement
President Obama's pick for secretary of labor, Rep. Hilda Solis, could help shape a new approach to immigration control that emphasizes the robust enforcement of labor laws.


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Immigration Event - Universal City, CA
Global Immigration Law Group will be hosting a seminar discussing the Alberta Canada Permanent Residency Program for H-1B Holders and other types of Canadian immigration on February 7, 2009, from 9:30am 12pm, at the Hilton, Universal City (next to Universal Studios). The address is 555 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City, California 91608. The number is 1-818-506-2500. Parking with validation is $9. Costs for the seminar are $30 per person. Please RSVP ahead of time so that we will have materials prepared for you. Space is limited. Registration and payment is accepted at ILW.COM is pleased to be a 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:
I agree with Maura Freedman's letter (2/5/09 ID). One could say that our immigration system is sinking because it has run into an ICE-berg of punitive enforcement. With regard the comment: "Heil Hitler" in Jim Roberts' letter (2/5/09 ID), I am not sure exactly what that is supposed to mean, unless it is intended to sum up the letter's views on immigration and a multi-ethnic society.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
In her zeal to provide "decent and humane treatment of the undocumented in our midst ..." Maura Freedman's letter (2/5/09 ID) seems to forget that the "undocumented" do not have a ticket to board the ship. It is not that they are second class, it's that they have no cabin under the law, yet seek a birth on the ship of state without fair recompense to the shipping company, demanding lifeboats the same as would be provided a paying passenger. As I have said many times, (with the exception of refugees and asylum) illegal immigration should not be a humanitarian issue, or an issue of compassion, it is not about "innocents," it is about law and respect for the laws of a sovereign nation. A category of persons repeatedly failing to obey the laws of a nation is tantamount to anarchy. Like Rodney Dangerfield, "We just don't get no respect." Perhaps it is time to respect the rule of law before demanding respect for those who violate it.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
Our economy mess is not created by illegal immigration but by the fraud, manipulation and greed in the Wall Street and reckless government spendings particularly on expensive wars for special interests' profits and benefits and unfunded welfare entitlements such as social security which is actually a ponzi scheme itself and no restrictionists dare to admit the truth here. Restrictionists love to point out some billions dollar of "change" welfare for illegal immigrants but say none of hundreds of billions dollar of corparate welfare and bailouts for Wall St. fat cats and not to mention all other lazy US citizens who love to milk welfare as well instead of working while it's possible. Restrictionists are hypocrites by supporting double standard on immigration. The past immigration was justified because it was of their ancestors' benefits. Seeking freedom, prosperity, happiness and better economic opportunities were OK if ones did it centuries ago and have white skin color and of Anglo Saxon origin but not of Chinese or Asian ones, and absolutely not of today immigrants legal or not say anti immigration die hard. Shame!

Robert Yang

Dear Editor:
Lawerence's letter's comments (2/5/09 ID) on E-Verify are precisely correct. Its almost like wishing a pox on the house of those in favor of harrassing certain alien families. I almost look forward to hearing the outcries of the innocent US citizens who get chewed to pieces by this system. I think more American citizens should have the opportunity to interact with hostile unforgiving agencies. Spread the misery around. Until your life has been destroyed by US government law, regulation or policy its hard to appreciate the value of living in the "greatest country on earth".

Maura Freedman

Dear Editor:
While the R. Algase letter (2/5/09 ID) states that the term "illegal alien" is: "a term to be found nowhere in the immigration laws", to the contrary, it is found in numerous places including, USC, Title 8, 1365 - Costs of incarcerating illegal aliens and USC, Title 8, 1252c - Authority of Local law enforcement officials to arrest and detain certain illegal aliens. If I understand the letter's position on the 14th Amd. correctly, it is that those born here are both citizens and natural born. But even if Obama was born in Hawaii (and it has not been proven that he was), the framers of the Constitution clearly distinguished between the two as the time of their birth, they were also British Citizens and is why they declared that, while they were citizens of the US, they themselves were not "natural born citizens". Hence, their inclusion of the grandfather clause in Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5 of the Constitution: "No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the U.S., at the time of the adoption of this Constitution shall be eligible to the Office of President. As a Kenyan native, BO, Sr. was also a British subject whose citizenship status (and his childrens) were governed by The British Nationality Act of 1948. Thus, even under the liberal interpretation of the 14th Amd. (which needs changing), only the title of "citizen" is bestowed, not "natural born citizen". It is the latter that is required to be US President under Article II, Sec. 1 which then provides that: "Inability to discharge the duties and powers, the same shall devolve on the Vice President and the Congress may by law provide for the case of removal".

Jim Roberts

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