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Immigration Daily December 1, 2009
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Holiday Hiring

This year, many immigration law firms are firing not hiring. However, this is the ideal time to advertise job openings if you are an employer looking to hire the best and brightest. The downturn in immigration law leaves many highly qualified immigration professionals - who would otherwise not be in the job market - seeking employment. Moreover, as the New Year approaches, employed individuals not actively seeking a job, are open to new employment opportunities. If you want to reach this audience, now is the ideal time. To place an ILW.COM classified, see here.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to editor@ilw.com.


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

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Articles

Consular Corner: November 2009
Liam Schwartz writes "Indeed, speaking with the consular officers helped the attendees more fully appreciate the principal reasons why many of the consular officers signed up for this line of work: their love of country and desire to make a difference in people's lives."

U.S. Census - Why I Won't Cooperate
Nativo Vigil Lopez writes "After thirty years of dutifully cooperating with the census count, and even enthusiastically promoting and organizing for a successful enumeration in 1990 and 2000, I have decided this year to sit it out and not comply with the federal law."

Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification
Joel Stewart writes "BALCA decisions such as "HealthAmerica" dealt with the computer glitches and on-line defects with inconclusive results."

To submit an Article for consideration, write to editor@ilw.com.


News

Neufeld On Requirements For Agents And Sponsors Filing As Petitioners For O And P Visas
Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations released a memo clarifying the standards for adjudicating O and P petitions filed by a petitioner acting as a US agent for a beneficiary or beneficiaries who will be working for more than one employer within the same time period.

DHS Announces Transition To US Immigration Law For Commonwealth Of The Northern Mariana Islands
DHS announced that the immigration laws of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands will be replaced by the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and other U.S. immigration laws.

USCIS Answers National Stakeholder Questions, Oct 27th
USCIS published its responses to national stakeholder questions from its October 27, 2009 USCIS National Stakeholder meeting.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
Washington, DC - The American Council on International Personnel seeks a director of agency liaison. Work with ACIP members and federal immigration agencies to improve immigration policies/procedures for large multinational employers. Maintain relationships with policymakers and report on agency activities, organize and report on liaison meetings, identify emerging global mobility trends and explore best practices, draf Fed Register comments and amicus briefs as needed, analyze new policies and procedures, and communicate changes to members through weekly email bulletins, website updates, webcasts, and other venues. Involved in planning ACIP's Annual Symposium in June. Public speaking and travel required. Ideal candidate has law degree, detailed knowledge of business immigration laws + procedures, understanding of global mobility best practices, experience filing immigration applications on behalf of large employers, liaison experience, ability to juggle shifting priorities, excellent writing skills + ideas for improving immigration system. Send resume, cover letter, references + writing sample to lynn_shotwell@acip.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - USCIS Office of Chief Counsel seeks experienced attorneys to apply for the associate counsel position at the Litigation Coordination Division (LCD). Primarily responsible for assisting in provision of litigation support in immigration cases involving USCIS operational components. Applicants must possess JD degree, be an active member of the bar and have 1+ years of post JD experience. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number COU-CIS-2009-0009: at http://www.USAJobs.com. Applicants must provide cover letter, references, resume, and writing sample (max. 5pps) to: Evan Franke, Chief, LCD at: Evan.Franke@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business Friday, Dec 4, 2009. GS-13-GS-15 levels. No relocation reimbursement expenses available. Appointments made under the provisions of this announcement are Excepted from the Competitive Civil Service.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Downtown Washington, DC firm seeks mature and responsible paralegal with 4+ years experience in business immigration cases, including NIV (H-1B, E, L, J, and O), IV (including EB-1,EB-2, EB-3, EB-5) and PERM. Preference given to those with demonstrated EB-5 experience. Bilingual Spanish/English speaker preferred. Must have bachelor's degree and excellent native-level English writing skills. We are a boutique immigration firm with a fast-paced yet collegial atmosphere and no billable hours requirements. Please email resume, references, writing sample + cover letter with salary expectations to paulhaar@aol.com. No calls please.

Case Management Technology
Are you ready for the new changes in immigration? See why INSZoom has a 99% customer retention rate. Use our forms with peace of mind - 800+ updated within 24 hours of any new release, no patches or downloads. E-File 20+ forms. Access your firm's online database anywhere you have internet access. Client relationship management tools, practice management tools, group calendaring, emails, notes, reports, invoices, auto email alerts and reminders, document storage and assembly. A library of customizable questionnaires, letters and email templates included. Online access for clients to check case status included. Compliancy modules: I9, LCA, AR 11, PERM. Optional services: credit card processing, Outlook & QuickBooks integration. One-time data entry and auto population into all documents will save you time and reduce errors. Customizable to support solo practitioners, mid-large law firms & corporations. We teach you how to customize the software to fit your processes and communication needs. Founded in 1999, INSZoom is a profitable, financially sound company, employing 100+ engineers, sales, and support staff. INSZoom is ISO 27001:2005 certified and the "world's largest immigration software company", built with flexible modules that allow you to manage and control technology. To schedule a complimentary online demo, call 925-244-0600 or email info@inszoom.com.

PERM Services
At Jon Byk Advertising, Inc., we provide a wide range of services that will help fulfill your PERM recruitment requirements quickly, cost-effectively, and efficiently. With 15+ years of experience working with one of the nation's largest immigration law firms, our customer service is unparalleled. We understand the importance of meeting DOL requirements with regards to ad content, media selection, ad documentation (tear-sheets), and deadlines. We will locate publications that meet DOL and EDD requirements by geographic region, provide upfront pricing, and timely deliver original tear-sheets for all ads (print, online or broadcast). Our experience in recruitment solutions means valuable time saved for you. For more info and a free quote, contact Mya Le at 310-476-3012 or myale@bykadvertising.com. Please visit our website www.bykadvertising.com for special offers and discounts.

E-3 Treaty Visa
Job Expo Australia - Sydney in March 2010 - Melbourne in October 2010. Hire Australians using the E-3 Treaty Visa. It is good business to hire Australia's robust, educated and English-speaking job seekers. Employers happily find that Australians do not have the cultural assimilation or English language challenges of many workers from other countries. Can't make the Expo - utilize our Résumé Service. The Icon Group of Poulsbo, Washington USA produces Job Expo Australia. Icon has been producing world class international job expos for 12-years. Excellent, high profile, Sponsorship opportunities are available that will bring you to the attention of job seekers before and during the Expo! Outstanding hotel and airline discounts welcome you. Visit our website at www.jobexpoaustralia.com. Contact us at Australia(at)iconnetwork.org with your questions and requirements. Now is the time to plan and reserve your 2010 job fair participation. A portion of the Expo proceeds will benefit The Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve - Australia Zoo. Review the National Press Release - http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/08/prweb2801544.htm.


Headlines

Another Voice: Don't Mix Immigration Debate With Criminality
A bedrock premise of smart immigration reform is the sharp distinction it draws between criminal aliens and Americans-in-waiting.

Rural America Is On An Immigrant Labor Treadmill
With farmers seemingly on an unstoppable drive for new guest-worker programs in Congress, both the Mexican government and some migrant advocates jumped aboard.

In NJ, A Fight For Immigration Changes
Advocates for federal immigration reform are using Riverside as the setting for a series of programs to make their case for why the United States should offer undocumented immigrants who meet certain standards a path to citizenship.

The Boon Of Immigration: Newcomers To America More Than Pull Their Economic Weight
What's next on the White House's domestic agenda after health care reform and the economy? How about comprehensive immigration reform? Remember that?


comingsNgoings

Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at no charge), email: editor@ilw.com. To announce your event, see here

Immigration Event - Cambridge, MA
'The Massachusetts 'New American' Agenda: Policy on Immigrant Integration at the State Level'. The Myron Weiner Seminar Series on International Migration, Sponsored by Center for International Studies, Inter-University Committee on International Migration, http://shass.mit.edu/calendar/11599630, 4:30-6:00pm, Tuesday, December 1, 2009. Massachusetts Institute of Technology E40-496 (Lucian Pye conference room), 1 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307, http://shass.mit.edu/calendar/11599630.


Letters

Readers can share comments, email: editor@ilw.com (up to 300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives

Dear Editor:
We all have our Pavlovian moments, we are less effective as advocates for our own points of view when we elect to share them. By way of both remonstrance and example, I strongly suspect Mr. Yang's letters would be more convincing to leftists without attacking the welfare state, to rightists without pretending that the costs of our recent wars come anywhere near the transfer payments planned by this administration or by discussing what makes him sick, which he does in his letter of (11/24/09 ID. Whatever one thinks of the (rapidly decreasing) fighting in Iraq or that in Afghanistan, one ought to be able to discuss immigration in ID. The fact that I dislike most of the proposed health-care reforms should not matter to other readers, nor should Mr. Yang's letter's disgust at religion, America's role in keeping international trade and order functioning or any of the rest of it. To the extent that such subjects address our immigration concerns, for example that our burgeoning welfare state may need lots more young workers to survive or that our burgeoning welfare state cannot survive more immigrants, both defensible views often aired in our pages, by all means, let us all haul off and let fly our opinions and prejudices. They may be enlightening to some of the readers, but perhaps we can keep this focused on immigration policy, as all those Republicans blasting Bush's policy or Democrats denouncing Obama for their respective policies tended to do, whatever the other faults of their letters.

Honza Prchal, Esq.
Birmingham, AL

Dear Editor:
Clean and good governance, strong believe and implementation of rule of laws based on equal rights and universal human rights protection for all citizens, separation of religions and state so state will focus on policies that matter most to the welfare of the citizens not fuss and worry about dress code, public piety and morality, whether gays, abortion, birth control and euthanasia should be legal or illegal etc., serious investment in education, health care and infrastructures, sane and sustainable fiscal, development and economy policies are the keys that make prosperous, stable, peaceful and secure countries with happy, healthy and productive citizens regardless of the skin color, race, gender and creeds of whoever run those countries. Mr. Robert's letters (see 11/30/09 ID) are racist and delusional by claiming only the Anglo Saxon Caucasians can run the governments responsibly and better than any people of color and minorities. Our previous Presidents were white Caucasians and the results are sky high deficit and debt cause by wars and irresponsible tax cuts to the wealthiest and it's not fair to balk on President Obama on problems he inherits from his predecessors. Adding to the insult is that Mr. Robert's letter suggested me to leave US out of his denial that American Indians are the Native of this land, denying the truth and history of which is written in many books in many reputable libraries, schools and universities worldwide. I just wonder of which planet or universe these deniers are living at?

Robert Yang

Dear Editor:
I was always of the belief that it was not possible to register a motor vehicle in any State without a drivers license and being a green card holding immigrant in the U.S (11/30/09 ID comment). I also know that drivers licenses are required to drive motor vehicles and drivers license's are not only controlled by the State department of safety but also by the records on file with the immigration authorities and Department of Homeland security.

Richard Edwards


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