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Immigration Daily October 1, 2009
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Museums Of Conscience

Museums across the country, that specialize in immigration histories, are launching programs to engage their visitors in a conversation on immigration, past and present. "Museums in the Immigration Sites of Conscience network include the Arab American National Museum (Dearborn), Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (Chicago), Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles), Levine Museum of the New South (Charlotte), Statue of Liberty National Monument & Ellis Island, Lower East Side Tenement Museum (New York), and Wing Luke Asian Museum (Seattle)."

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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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But My Lawyer Said My Visa Was Approved
Daniel Parisi writes "Understanding that visa processing is an integral part of the immigration process and that it is not a "given" that the visa will be issued and undertaking the relevant planning may save precious time and money in the long run."

Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them
A. Gardner for the Foundation For Economic Education writes "Philippe Legrain does an excellent job in explaining those potential gains, and his book offers important insights into this ongoing debate."

Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
Greg Siskind writes "Pro-immigration groups are divided on the strategy question of whether allowing measures to go piecemeal will peel off support for some of the tougher measures like a legalization program."

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DOS Announces 2011 Diversity Visa Registration
The Department of State announced the opening of the registration period for the DV-2011 Diversity Visa lottery.


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Help Wanted - Immigration Paralegals
Downtown Washington, DC (K Street area) - Fast-paced boutique immigration law firm seeks legal assistants. 1-2 yrs exp req.d in business/family immigration law. Interesting work and clientele; no timesheets; latest technology; competitive salary and benefits (401K, health insurance, paid vacation, etc). Successful applicants will be detail-oriented, able to handle volume, highly organized and strong communicators. Email resume, cover letter and salary reqs to No calls please. EOE.

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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:


Officials Seek To Vaccinate Illegal Immigrants Against H1N1
With swine flu vaccinations set to begin in October, public health officials are mobilizing to ensure that the nation's more than 11 million illegal immigrants are vaccinated to protect themselves and the public.

Grassley Seeks Proof Of Jobs From H-1B Applicants
One of the U.S. Senate's leading critics of the H-1B visa program, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), is asking immigration officials to toughen their demands for evidence from companies hiring visa workers.

Immigration Stories, From Shadows To Spotlight
For years, it was a shameful family secret.

Immigration Crackdown With Firings, Not Raids
A clothing maker with a vast garment factory in downtown Los Angeles is firing about 1,800 immigrant employees in the coming days.


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Dear Editor:
Jim Roberts' letter (10/30/09 ID) does not seem to be aware that America is governed by man-made law, not divine law or natural law. An act made illegal according to man-made law can be just as easily made legal by simply changing the law. This can also be done retroactively, wiping out the original illegality. However, a person's ancestry or ethnicity cannot be changed, so in that sense, it could be considered a manifestation of divine law or the law of nature, depending on one's beliefs. Once illegal may not always be illegal, but once Latino is always Latino. If someone happens to believe that being Latino is illegal, as all too many Americans do, it would be understandable that such a person might think that illegality is an inherent condition that cannot be changed, instead of merely an enactment of human beings which is always subject to change. This would explain the confused thinking in Mr. Roberts' letter.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

Dear Editor:
Regarding the article "Jobs Americans Won't Do?" (09/30/09 ID): And yet another pseudo-scientific attempt by CIS/FAIR, the leading anti-immigrant lobbying group in the United States. Also a group designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as one of the over 900 hate groups in the country. CIS, the Center for Immigration Studies, tries to cast itself as the "brain-tank" of FAIR, but it's credibility is severely hampered by its continual misrepresentations, out of context statements, "altered" numbers, etc so that it is not taken seriously by anyone. Thus it's regretful that ID feels it must continue to present these "studies" simply because they're offerred. Journalistic discretion is not anathema to freedom of speech. So much for distorted "factoids." If the authors' skewed vision will permit them to see in front of their eyes, they will discover a living discrepancy between reality and the thesis they have supported in their article about jobs, immigrants and native born workers. Look at, for instance: farmworkers in our fields; service workers who clean the rooms in hotels and motels; workers in meat and poultry processing plants; nurseries, and so on. But wait -- there's more. Why are the CIS writers' arguments so completely out of sinc with those of the widely respected Immigration Policy Center, National Immigration Law Center, and even the conservative think tanks, the Cato and Goldwater institutes, among others?

Rachel Heuman

Dear Editor:
There are no laws that can't be amended or reformed. If laws don't meet the sense of universal justice nor fairness and common sense, laws must be amended for the better ones. If bad laws were not amended then it would still be illegal for women to vote, minorities to sit on public buses or attend public schools with the majority and for Asian immigrants to immigrate to this country because of their national origin and skin color. What so called "illegal" immigrants today are doing exactly the same when the European settlers and colonists came into the New Worlds minus the genocide and land grabbing on the Natives' properties. The fact that ridiculously complex today laws didn't exist at that time doesn't mean we can bless the genocide on the native people and land grabbing on their inheritance and properties. If we don't like immigrants coming to our shore, it's easy make it perfectly legal to do so. Countries worldwide should get rid off their protectionist and selfish border and trade barriers, so every human beings can work, move and trade honestly with free will to others without being accused and punished as criminals. No Chinese can call Americans seeking job opportunities in China as "illegal people". If our constitution doesn't prohibit states in the Union to establish inter states trade and free movement barriers, many more prosperous states will surely enact so much hardship and barriers for residents from other less fortunate states seeking job or business opportunities on those states for sure. Being self centered is the nature of ours. The definition of legal or illegal is highly subjective, even in the 7th. century pedophiles could excuse it as the will of "god" and still dared to claim themselves to be "saints and prophets" many would still believe them.

Robert Yang

Dear Editor:
I really had to laugh when I learned that USCIS is now offering case updates by mobile phone text message in addition to e-mail. (09/28/09 ID News) For a process that moves at a glacial pace, is it really necessary to send an update by "instant" text message? In my case, I've been waiting for years for an update, when one finally does come, I'm sure waiting a few extra hours until I check my email is satisfactory. On the other hand, USCIS now publish the EB I-485 backlog... and all I have to do is add up all the month's numbers prior to my priority date to see where I am in line. (Their spread sheet doesn't show a running total... it's pathetic) Um, isn't that why we have computers... they can add up numbers very quickly and very accurately. Instead of messing around with sending an update by text message, I'd rather see two things: 1. get the backlog worked down (first, and foremost) 2. provide timely, accurate, easy to use information via their web site. I applaud the idea of making the backlog numbers visible... but come on... one small step closer please... I should be able to log on, select my case number and have it tell me the priority date, and how many applications are ahead of mine, and if I can expect my green card this fiscal year or not.

Donald Russell

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