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Immigration Daily February 15, 2011
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Article: BALCA On Employee Regerral Programs Under PERM by Cora-Ann V. Pestaina

Article: Justice Department Continues Crackdown On I-9 Discrimination, Announcing Settlement Agreements In Oregon And North Carolina by John Fay

Bloggings: March 2011 Visa Bulletin by Chris Musillo

Bloggings: Mubarak Is Not Eligible For Asylum by Jason Dzubow

Bloggings: Immigration Case Backlog Still Growing In FY 2011 by Matthew Kolken

News: Secretary Napolitano Announces Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Request

News: CRS Report On The U.N. Convention Against Torture: Overview Of U.S. Implementation Policy Concerning The Removal Of Aliens

Focus: 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
II. PREPARING AN IMMIGRATION CASE: 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.
III. UNDERSTANDING THE NURSING CRISIS: Global Issues In Nurse Recruitment By Joseph Curran; The Nurse Shortage: Why It Matters By Carl Shusterman; Deadly Consequences: The Hidden Impact Of America?s 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
IV. RECRUITING AND RETAINING NURSES: 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
VI. ESSENTIAL REFERENCE MATERIAL: Includes relevant sections of INA, CFR, OI, AFM, FAM and critical USCIS & DoL Memoranda.
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Headline: RT @am930koga CO Lawmakers Kill AZ-Style Immigration Bill
Headline: RT @justamexican Arpaio continues immigration publicity stunts. U.S. Dep of Justice investigate his civil right abuses
Headline: RT @WatteauReport: Will the GOP embrace immigration reform or continue to ostracize key voters?
Headline: Sheriff Joe Arpaio Weighs Arizona Senate 2012 Run.
Headline: Arizona vigilante found guilty of murdering Latino man and his 9-year-old daughter.
Headline: Haley Barbour Denies Supporting "Amnesty," But Not His Lobbying Work For Mexico On Immigration.
Headline: For Out Gay Indonesian Native, Deportation Is Delayed.
Headline: 1st Lady blames lack of CIR on reps. lets not forget all the Dreamers being deported. Obama can do something bout that.
Headline: bill would require that hospitals check whether a patient is in the country illegally.
Headline: Bill targeting employers who hire undocumented workers advances
Headline: Compromise bill on immigrant licenses stalls
Headline: Legislation would equalize tuition rates regardless of student's immigration status
Headline: Jessica Garcia has lived in Oregon since she was a year old but still receives no help for school.
Headline: Sisters Fear Deportation Decision Could Split Family.
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Korean Community Website
Would you like to meet new clients for free?   You can do so by registering with as an “honest attorney.” is a website which provides all kinds of immigration information mostly to the Korean community.  Koreans looking for honest attorneys to answer their questions regarding immigration law will be able to find you on the list of “Honest Attorneys” of this site.  In order to protect a registered attorney’s profit advantage, there will be a limit to the number of attorneys allowed to register from each state. On average, each state will be represented, according to their population, by 4 immigration attorneys who will be accepted on a first-come basis. Among the 4 registered attorneys, 2 will be Korean and 2 will be American.  Once the set number of attorneys is reached, any other attorneys attempting to register will be put on a waitlist. In addition, all registered attorneys will have to sign an agreement that they will not charge excessive rates to their clients. Honest Attorneys can answer some questions visitors have posted on the site. You can register as an honest attorney on the link here.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - Midtown Manhattan boutique immigration law firm seeks an associate attorney with 0-3 years of experience in business immigration including full range of NIV, IV, PERM cases, as well as some family-based and related immigration matters. Excellent writing, analytical, communication and case management skills to handle a large, diverse case load in a fast-paced firm. Email resume and cover letter to Marcia N. Needleman at

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Dallas, TX - Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP (BAL), a global corporate immigration law firm with various offices in the United States is seeking experienced attorneys with a minimum of three to eight years practicing business immigration law, for our Dallas office. Our attorneys work in a fast-paced, high volume practice and utilize carefully developed procedures, advanced practice tools, and a state-of-the-art case management system. Experience in a range of business immigration matters, the ability to provide exceptional client service, experience managing teams of legal assistants, and superb analytical, organizational and case management skills required. The ideal candidate must have demonstrated success as a principle manager of a large client, have supervised other attorneys and taken full responsibility/accountability for team performance and results, have demonstrated experience in training and developing attorneys and paralegals as well as have excellent communication and leadership skills. We strive for excellence in legal practice in a collegial environment, promoting cooperation and learning from each other. We offer competitive salary and benefits. Please submit your resume, cover letter, writing sample and salary requirement via email with the subject Attorney Candidate-(Dallas) to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
San Francisco, CA - The Morgan Lewis Resources Immigration Group seeks an Immigration Senior Paralegal to assist with a wide variety of immigration matters. This position works under the direct supervision of the Attorney, Case Manager, Senior Case Manager and Regional Paralegal Manager; possesses substantive knowledge and exhibits basic strategic thinking and initiative with respect to case and project management; demonstrates increased confidence and expertise; communicates to supervisors fully and in a timely manner status of task completion and new developments; applies good skills of legal research, writing and analysis; and generally manages the caseload and status expirations for clients. Specifically, the responsibilities include providing high level client support as well as the preparation of H-1B, TN, L-1, E-1/E-2, petitions and applications, labor certification applications and Adjustment of Status/Consular Processing applications. A minimum of 2 years business immigration experience and a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required. Morgan Lewis values collegiality and diversity among our employees. We offer a professional work environment and a compensation package that includes a competitive salary and benefits. We are not accepting applications from agencies. Please apply online by clicking

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
New York, NY - Boutique immigration law firm seeks experienced immigration paralegal to work from own home or office. 5+ years experience in all business and family immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions required. Required to work remotely. Resumes, refs and writing samples to

Immigration Law Certificate
Classes offered both online and in-person. 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. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.

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ComingsNGoings: New Practice
Tom Tousley, previously an attorney with the law firm of Elliot & Mayock, and of the Board of Immigration Appeals, is pleased to announce the opening of the Law Offices of Thomas H. Tousley, 600 Cameron Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, (703) 340-1613,

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