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Immigration Daily November 16, 2004
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Nurse Immigration (In cooperation with CGFNS)

The curriculum for "Nurse Immigration (In cooperation with CGFNS)" is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on November 18th: DOL Issues, USCIS Issues

  • Dealing with Retrogression of EB3 numbers for India, China and the Phillippines (likely to happen in Jan 2005)
  • Dealing with delays at USCIS and NVC
  • Arbitrary requirements by USCIS
  • Impact of DOL Transitional Guidance and PERM on Nursing occupations
SECOND Phone Session on December 13th: State Licensure Issues
  • Variations of state licensure of internationally-educated registered nurses
  • Obtaining social security numbers
  • Canadian nurse licensed by endorsement without NCLEX-RN
  • License by endorsement state-to-state
THIRD Phone Session on January 13th: VisaScreen Issues, Consular Processing Issues
  • Elements needed to obtain the VisaScreen Certificate
  • Qualifications for a 212(r) Certified Statement
  • Qualifications for the Streamline Process
  • Provisional considerations for the Canadian Trade NAFTA registered nurse
  • Current issues in Consular Processing of Nurses
The deadline to register is Wednesday, November 17th. For more info, detailed curriculum, speaker bios, and registration information, see: (Fax version:


Class Action Update Against USCIS Challenging Delays Contrary To Congressional Mandate
Rajiv S. Khanna provides an update on the class action lawsuit filed against the USCIS challenging delays contrary to congressional mandate.

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USCIS Announces New Look For Green Card
USCIS announced that the new Permanent Resident Card ("green card") now features the DHS seal on the front and prominently mentions the "Department of Homeland Security" on the back.

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, a large international law firm, is seeking an experienced Paralegal to work directly with the Immigration Practice Group in our Washington DC office. Candidates must have at least two years of business immigration experience in employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant categories. Candidate must possess strong organizational, research and writing skills. Knowledge of PC applications and flexibility to work overtime are required. An undergraduate degree is required. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package, outstanding work environment, and comprehensive support to enable our Immigration Paralegals to assume significant responsibility, including contact with clients. Please email: or fax: 202-739-3001 your resume to Robin McKinney. EOE.

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Dear Editor:
Here's one big reason why PERM is about to happen soon: (1) President Bush's proposed H4A (guest worker program) is heavily dependent on the fast labor certification capabillity of the PERM process (2) President Bush promised the H4A to hispanic voters who voted en masse for him (3) President Bush can't run in 2008, but Jeb Bush can (who has an equally pro-Hispanic vote-bloc) (4) If the President fails to deliver the guest worker program Jeb Bush might as well forget 2008 (5) President Bush has 1 year to ram through the guest worker program and 1 year to get the regulations in place (after that he's a lame duck) -that will also give him two years to allow the US general public to forget the bad publicity of this which is inevitable. Bottom line, PERM is just a vehicle to enable the guest worker program which is something Bush proposed long ago, has a solid foundation to get implemention.


Dear Editor:
I can analyze this in several ways (PERM coming/not). However, it is clear to me that the automated 'check box' process and 'post audit' (LCA type) lends itself to possible 'fraud' by non-lawyers, those that will represent themselves, and consultants, which will lead to an avalanche of immediate EB/I-485 Adj. filings, i.e., and concurrent I-765, I-131 and spousal filings (and therefore a subsequent 'mess' that could again take years to straighten out).

Paul M. Heller, Esq., Heller Immigration Law Group, LLP
San Francisco, CA

Dear Editor:
A new Congress will be upon us soon and there has been some talk about President Bush's possible amnesty to reward Mexican illegals for making it across our border. I hope the new Congress realizes that national security starts by securing our border to the South and only letting in people who have properly applied for lawful entry and who have been screened and interviewed at a consulate.

O. Sanchez

Dear Editor:
I subscribe to Immigration Daily and read an article recently I am trying to find so I can re-read. It was about Cyrus Mehta about H-3s. Can you forward me a copy of that edition and/or that article?

Amy M. Nice, Head, Immigration Practice
Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky

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