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Immigration Daily March 2, 2010
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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

VI. ESSENTIAL REFERENCE MATERIAL: Includes relevant sections of INA, CFR, OI, AFM, FAM and critical USCIS & DoL Memoranda.

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Business Immigration: Canada Is Rich With Opportunities For Business Succession
David Cohen writes "A significant proportion of the Canadian economy is made up of small and medium businessesStatistics Canada reports that more than three quarters of businesses in Canada are firms with fewer than 10 employees."

Haiti Tragedy Raises Important Immigration Issues For The US
Muzaffar Chishti and Claire Bergeron for Migration Information Source write "In the US in particular, the discussion over immigration relief for Haitians has rekindled larger debates over the role of immigration in economic development, and the impact of humanitarian crises on existing immigration laws."

Immigrants Of The Week: Shakira, K.R. Sridhar, and David Feherty
Greg Siskind writes "A lot of politically active performers have been reluctant to embrace immigration reform because of fear of a tea partyish backlash. I'm glad Shakira is not afraid to speak her mind."

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EOIR Releases FY 2009 Statistical Year Book
The Executive Office for Immigration Review released the FY 2009 edition of its Statistical Year Book.


Help Wanted - Immigration Professionals
Toronto, ON - Immigration law firm seeks global immigration specialists (lawyers or paralegals with global file management experience) for Toronto-based global practice focused exclusively on corporate clients. The successful candidate will demonstrate complex problem solving capabilities and superior communication skills; offer excellent initiative and co-ordination attributes; be comfortable working in a fast-paced and challenging environment; and have an aptitude to learn and use proprietary software technology. Language capabilities in Spanish a valuable asset in this global migration position. Submit your resume via email to Lonnie Wellman: or by fax to 416-943-0289.

Help Wanted - Immigration Paralegals
NYC - Boutique immigration law firm seeks (2) paralegals with the following experience: Immigration paralegal #1 with 2+ years of specific experience in O-1, P and EB-1 visa applications and Immigration paralegal #2 with general business immigration experience in H-1B, L, E-2, EB2 and EB 3 visa applications. Recent law school graduates or foreign lawyers will be considered. Please apply by sending cover letter, detailed CV and relevant writing sample, indicating the specific position sought to:, fax: 212.918.9078.

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.

Forensic Psychology Services
Forensic Psychology Group - nationwide service - 800-852-2160. The Forensic Psychology Group provides nationwide expert witness services in all areas of immigration law. It is led by Stephen Reich, PhD, JD, and Grace P. Lee, PhD, JD, who are both clinical psychologists and attorneys, and also AILA members. The Group's experts - all licensed psychologists or psychiatrists - have extensive experience in working collaboratively with immigration lawyers on a wide range of forensic psychological issues. We offer nationwide service in the following areas: psychological consultation, psychodiagnostic evaluation, psychological reports, expert witness services, courtroom testimony, political asylum evaluation, extreme and exceptional hardship evaluations, spousal abuse, citizenship waivers. Dr. Stephen Reich, the Group's founder and director, is a nationally known forensic psychologist who holds a BA, JD, and MBA from Columbia University, and an MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University. He has been on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College and on the Attending Staff of New York Presbyterian Hospital for 30+ years. Visit The Forensic Psychology Group. The right experts make a real difference.


visa anti-fraud budget swells to $95M FY '09, site visits increase

CLE Seminar PERM For Experts: Post Filing Issues. Register for the March 4 teleconference at

#LGBTCIR = Coalition Fail? Can the coalition b inclusive, learn to compromise n still b effective? via @vivirlatino

Schwarzenegger calls for #immigration reform

The Dream that Keeps on Marching

US deports Australian over school squabble: mother & sons 2 b deported bc son punched classmate n stole 53c #immigration

NYT: #Immigration Reform, on Ice?

Super-racist rips fig leaf off "anti-illegal", shows GOP anti-immigrant hatred #FBI asleep - deport this traitor!

NYT: Reform, on Ice- The US needs to confront the issue, 2 lift the fear that pervades immigrant communities. via @nysylc

Committed racist retiring from #Congress When will he be deported to Antarctica for treason?

Good news for #immigration! 4 Arizona tea parties decline to endorse racist in GOP primary

Pro-#immigration forces gird for battle

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Immigration Event - La Jolla, CA
The Center for Comparative Immigration Studies is pleased to invite you to attend How U.S. visas affect skilled labor: A randomized natural experiment on March 9, 2010 by Michael Clemens. Mr. Clemens leads the Migration and Development Initiative at the Center for Global Development (CGD), where he studies the effects of international migration on people from and in developing countries. Begins at 2:00 in the Eleanor Roosevelt Administration Building Conference Room. For more info, see:


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