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Jan 26 - Hot Air

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-----------------IMMIGRATION DAILY FROM ILW.COM------------------

January 26, 2011



1. Comment: Hot Air - Yesterday's State of the Union address by

President Obama contained 144 words on immigration. By contrast,

his first SOTU address had 37 words. There is good reason to

believe that all the words, whether 37 or 144, are just hot air.

Firstly, the Republicans in Congress are unlikely to work with

Mr. Obama on immigration.


Secondly, Democrats no longer enjoy a majority in the House.

Thirdly, it is an open question whether Mr. Obama actually wants

to help immigrants, the Obama administration continues to deport

immigrants in record numbers, which is undistinguishable from the

"enforcement-first" philosophy espoused by the GOP.

During his SOTU address, Mr. Obama said:

"Today, there are hundreds of thousands of students

excelling in our schools who are not American citizens. Some are

the children of undocumented workers, who had nothing to do with

the actions of their parents. They grew up as Americans and

pledge allegiance to our flag, and yet live every day with the

threat of deportation."

If Mr. Obama actually means any of the words above, he can start

by offering a TPS-like status to all DREAM beneficiaries. This

action is entirely within Mr. Obama's unfettered Executive

discretion, and requires no Congressional action whatsoever. As

far as immigrant advocates are concerned, Mr.Obama's actions will

speak louder than his words.

2. Article: Consular Corner January 2011 by Liam Schwartz


3. Article: Structuring And Implementing An Immigrant

Legalization Program: Registration As The First Step by Donald M.

Kerwin And Laureen Laglagaron for the Migration Policy Institute


4. Blogging: The Fight Book: Appendix III by Rami Fakhoury


5. Blogging: More Lip-Service From Our President In The SOTU

Address by Matthew Kolken


6. News: USCIS Updates H-2B Cap Count


7. Focus: The Physician Immigration Book

ILW.COM is pleased to announce The Physician Immigration Book

edited by Robert Aronson. Contributors are: Mary Amundson, Robert

Aronson, Lisa Atkins, Therese Bart, Janice Bianco, Ingrid Brey,

Brian Bruner, Elise Bruner, Jacqueline Bucar, Lisa Claypool,

Kristi Crawford, Karen Dean, Alex Dgebuadze, Robert Divine,

Goldie Domingue, Maria Fritzinger Elias, Eleanor Fitzpatrick,

Roberta Freedman, Kristen Harris, Wendy Hess, Dayna Kelly,

Khorzad Mehta, Jennifer Minear, Bruce Morrison, George Newman,

Elizabeth Neuwirth, Jennell Prentice, Karen Pollins, Michelle

Scimecca, Suzanne Seltzer, Carl Shusterman, Greg Siskind, Rita

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The book outline is as follows:


++Healthigration: Immigration Meets Healthcare Reform by Robert



++Physician Workforce Modeling: State of the Workforce by Kristen


++Immigration Attorneys & Physician Recruiters: The Essential

Connection by Tim Skinner & Jennell Prentice

++Rural Healthcare & Conrad Waivers by Mary Amundson & Therese



++Evolution of J-1 Exchange Visitor Program for Physicians by

Ingrid Brey

++ECFMG Role in Administering the J-1 Physician Program by

Eleanor Fitzpatrick & Tracy Wallowicz

++Legal Issues in Administering an Institution's J-1 Exchange

Visitor Program by Lisa Claypool

++The View from the Inside: institutional Considerations in the

J-1 Program by Janice Bianco


++Intake Analysis and Considerations for the IMG Client by Robert



++Overview of the Conrad J-1 waiver Program by Suzanne Seltzer

++System of Federal Designations of Medical Underservice by

Robert Aronson

++Other Federal IGA Waiver Programs by Goldie Domingue

++J-1 Waivers through the Department of Veterans Affairs by

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++Waivers for Biomedical Researchers through the Department of

Health and Human Services by Elizabeth Quinn


++H-1B overview for International Physicians by George Newman

++H-1B Options for Medical Trainees by Rita Sostrin & Alex


++H-1B Fulfillment Obligations following INA 214(l) Waivers by

Khorzad Mehta

++Eligibility for H-1B Extensions beyond Six-Years by Robert


++Corporate Practice of Medicine and Who is the Employer by

Jacqueline Bucar & Elizabeth Neuwirth


++Alternative Nonimmigrant Visa Options for IMGs by Roberta

Freedman & Lisa Atkins

++Nonimmigrant Visa Options for Canadian Physicians by Carl



++Overview: Choosing the Right Option by Jennifer Minear

++Comparative Advantages: Labor Certification vs. National

Interest Waiver by Brian Bruner

++Labor Certification Theory and Practice for Physicians by Wendy

Hess, Karen M. Pollins and Maria P. Fritzinger Elias

++Business Necessity for International Physicians by Dayna Kelly

++Special Handling Practice and Strategy for Academic Physicians

by David Ware

++National Interest Waiver Overview for Physicians by Kristi


++NIW Attestation Letters from the State Departments of Health by

Elise Bruner

++NYSDOT Adjudications: Trends and Blips by Nathan Waxman & Karen



++The Legacy of Kutty: Compliance Issues for Employers by Sarah



++Legislative Initiatives Impacting Physician Immigration by Greg


++Immigration Architecture for the 21st Century by Bruce Morrison

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8. Headline: 3 new Ga. counties add new immigration measures


9. Headline: Trial set over Nebraska city's immigration law


10. Headline: Chipotle exec talks on firings, immigration audit


11. Headline: Need to resolve the issue of illegal Immigration:


12. Headline: Children of immigration detainees protest outside

federal building

13. Headline: Ark. panels to consider hospital fees, immigration


14. Headline: ON THE ISSUES : IMMIGRATION - Call for reform is

not likely to be answered

15. Headline: Alpharetta immigration atty. indicted


16. Headline: Informant faces defense in Cuban militant's trial


17. Headline: How Much Do Anti-Immigration Bills Really Cost?


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