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Immigration Daily November 6, 2009
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Census Amendment Defeated

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the Senate rejected an amendment by Sen. Bob Bennett that would have required the 2010 Census to include a question about citizenship. "Bennet's plan was intended to remove undocumented immigrants from the count used to split U.S. House seats among the states... The 58 Democrats and two left-leaning independents supported moving forward on the legislation without Bennett's immigration amendment, while 39 Republicans opposed it."

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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 Updates in Immigration Law
Carl Shusterman writes "But apparently, despite all the gloom and doom over the high unemployment rate, U.S. employers are again starting to hire professional workers."

Bloggings On Nurse And Allied Health Immigration
Christopher T. Musillo writes "According to an article earlier this week that was featured on, the National Association for Business Economics is reporting that for the first time in nearly two years more employers are planning to hire, rather than cut, staff."

Immigrant Of The Day: Meb Keflezighi of Eritea
Kevin R. Johnson writes "Yesterday, Meb won the 2009 New York City Marathon, setting a personal best of 2:09:15. He was the first U.S. citizen to win the marathon since 1982."

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Neufeld Memo On I-140 Issues
Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations at USCIS,issued a memo amending the Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) on Form I-140 Issues.

CRS Report On Foreign Science and Engineering Presence
The Congressional Research Service released a report on the presence of foreigners in US science and Engineering labor force and institutions.


Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Cleveland, OH - Margaret Wong and Associates, LLP seeks to hire experienced immigration removal attorney for immediate hire. Candidate must be an excellent researcher, communicater, and writer. Must have graduated from top 10 percent of law school class. Excellent advancement opportunities offered, including partnership track. Send resume + cover letter to: All resumes will be treated in confidence.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Passaic County, NJ - Experienced immigration paralegal for senior paralegal position law office. Must have excellent writing skills and people skills, working long hours is required, salary offered commensurate. Must speak foreign language. College degree preferred. Send resume and writing sample to:

BIA Delivery Service
Have you missed the deadline for overnight delivery to the Board of Immigration Appeals? We offer same day service to the BIA. We are conveniently located only a block away. Fax us your Notice to Appeal or brief by 2pm ET on the due date to: (703) 845-5991 and we will personally file it for you, obtain a stamped date copy and mail/fax it back to you. We offer competitive rates and unparallelled service. For information, contact us: Brief-X-Press, Falls Church, VA Fax: (703) 845-5991.

Immigration Law Certificate
Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. Beginning this spring, the program is also being offered online. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.


Supervisors Renew Alien Screening Deal
San Bernardino County will continue to partner with the federal immigration authorities to identify illegal immigrants booked into county jails on criminal charges so they can be deported after serving their sentences.

ACLU Questions Immigration Raids
Most undocumented immigrants arrested during the highly publicized "Return to Sender" raids in Northern Arizona had no criminal records, the ACLU says, citing documents it received in response to a FOIA request.

Neo-Nazis To March Against Illegal Immigration
The leader of a group of neo-Nazis has announced a planned march for this weekend at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix.

Meat Plant Executive Admits Mistakes, Denies Crimes
Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin insisted today that he never intentionally violated federal fraud or immigration laws as the head of an eastern Iowa kosher meat plant, but acknowledged that he "made mistakes."


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Dear Editor:
I was surprised to see the ID running which in my opinion is CIA propaganda planted by the self-styled wife of a US government agent (Patricia Linderman, "La Lucha: The Human Cost Of Economic Repression In Cuba," (11/04/09 ID)). From the title a reader who knows anything about Cuba would have expected an article discussing how Cubans deal with the repressive economic blockade imposed by the United States government. Linderman did not even mention the blockade, however. It also was a bit surprising to see the article in ID since it has nothing to do with immigration law. On the other hand, it may be beneficial to us all in the US, where a repressive elite limits access to the media, if ID has decided to open its pages to free political discussion, and not only to CIA propaganda.

John Wheat Gibson, Sr., Esq.

Editor's note: We have been featuring articles from the Foundation for Economic Education since 2008, many which highlight the importance of immigration and its positive contribution to the economy. This article discusses the author's opinion of the impact of limited economic opportunity in Cuba.

Dear Editor:
Honza Prchal's letter (11/05/2009) claims my letters have said that that neither he nor Arnold Schwarzenegger should be citizens. That astounds me, because I hold no such opinion, and never have. I am a great fan of Arnold and voted for him as governor of the state of California and am very happy that he is a citizen. Why would I vote for a man who I do not believe should be a citizen? I have never met Mr. Prchal and therefore I have no opinion one way or another as to his qualification for citizenship, and in fact I have never before even thought about it, but I assume he is a good citizen. I believe ID letters have degenerated into personalities and Bible thumping. Therefore, I will stop writing letters for a while and return when things get off the playground. By the way, thanks to all who responded to my poll. Too bad some people aren't listening.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
Mr. Miller's letter (11/05/09 ID) said yesterday that the "concept of "family reunion" is totally bogus." This seems to be a common theme amoung restrictionist and simplistic thinkers regarding immigration reform efforts. Thousands of families that consist of US citizen spouses and foreign national spouses with and without children face family separation for extended periods of time due to the draconian provisions of current immigration law. The "go back home" argument does not apply here, US citizens are here. Family Immigration reform efforts are aimed at bringing the foreign national spouse back to the US so those citizens like Mr. Murphy can exercise thier right to free association, and live unmolested by the Department of Homeland Security in their own country. The "concept" of "family smashing" has become all too real for these folks and in so many instances simply a grave misunderstanding of the labrinth of paperwork and legal hoops required to legally bring a spouse here. If we are truly living in a humane and free society with a supposed appreciation of family unity, then the US government should repair those provisions in immigration law that create havoc and hardship on its citizens. Or if you rule of law folks are so invested in bureacracy how about making all couples go through the vetting process a citizen does for his/her foreign spouse? If you file the wrong paperwork or don't hit the deadline or mistake the order of the complicated steps, then you too can go live in some random foreign country for 3, 5, 10 years or maybe even permanently with your spouse.

Sergi Sheplov

Dear Editor:
Regarding (11/04/09 ID Comment): since when doesn't the supreme judges doesn't know it is illegal and has to ask the leader, This shows me just how much the judges have slipped in the constitutional duty. since when has our leaders been brought into court cases, It is the law and has always been the law. Wouldn't you think homeland security is suppose to be taking notice of what illegals do here? Illegals are not suppose to work period.


Dear Editor:
After reading the story of Marta the 12 yr old girl who entered the U.S. illegally to look for her mother, the first thing came to my mind is: What about we make her mother and her own country responsible for her well being? It never ceases to amaze me how the supporters of illegal aliens mix up charity work with immigration policies. It is tragic that Marta has to sneak into U.S to look for her mother because her grandmother is dying of cancer and now Marta is sitting at a detention facility at age 12. But could someone hold their sobbing and start looking at what really brought Marta to where she is? Before blaming the U.S. government for not providing decent legal aid to illegal aliens, maybe the pro-illegals should think about why is it that Marta's own country couldn't and wouldn't take care of the children and the sick in the first place. It is a well-known fact that Mexico and many other Latin American countries rely on the money their citizens earned from the U.S. as one of their largest sources of revenue. It is a known fact that most of these countries that the illegals came from have had extremely dysfunctional, disgustingly corrupt and even outright hostile towards the poorest and least educated of their populations. And now the immigration lawyers are whining about U.S's lack of legal aid for children like Marta? Please, it's been long enough that the illegals used U.S. as the bottomless money bag for everything that their own governments would never provide for them. The first and foremost obligation of the U.S. government and governments of all countries should always be protecting the welfare of their own citizens. We are not responsible for each and every failed nation on the planet.

Parsley Keenan

Dear Editor:
I noticed that whenever I click on the "print this page" link, I get the message that the article cannot be located. Is the print format link no longer working?

Nicholas C. Grapsas

Editor's note: We have resized ILW.COM pages so that they are printer-friendly. To print any page, please select file and then print in your browser, as you would to print any other web page. The "print this page" has been disabled.

Dear Editor:
The email address for unsubcribing did not work for me -- please delete me from your mailing list. I can get the same news elsewhere without the addition of anti-immigrant campaigning in the guise of pseudo intellectual posturing and without the inane bickerings of letters to the editor.

R. Heuman

Editor's note: We have unsubscribed the email address. Those who wish to unsubscribe may follow the instructions provided in each email issue of Immigration Daily or contact

Dear Editor:
I generally agree with John Frecker's letter (11/04/2009 ID) in response to David Murray's letter's (11/03/2009 ID) referendum request (it must be election season) on the quality of his letters. Also, while I appreciate the opportunity ID provides for readers to respond to other letters, I would think things have gone too far when a reader attempts to appropriate the letters-to-the-editor section to run his own poll. Moving on to some of the other points John Frecker's letter makes, I believe it is wrong to frame the "immigration mess" simply as a question of what to do with illegal immigrants and compromises related to that question. In my mind, while that is perhaps the most attention-catching part of the immigration debate, it is only part of the problem. The other part, that hardly gets a mention in ID, much less in mainstream media, is the complete collapse of immigration law under the weight of its own patchwork and the abject inability of the governmental agencies to manage administrative workload. And for some reason, congress refuses to fix the needlessly complicated, outdated and just plain nonsensical aspects of immigration law that reasonable people regardless of ideology can agree on, unless it simultaneously deals with the more controversial question of illegal immigration. In that context, it is a source of great frustration to me that many ID letter-writers, who I expect to be familiar with immigration law, its deficiencies and its application by the USCIS and the DOS, can do little more than engage in lofty discussions on what the Bible has to say on immigration, or whether modern day illegal immigration is motivated by a civilizational hispanic desire to reconquer the United States.

Trivikram Krishnamurthy

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