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Nov 18 - Enacting The Dream

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November 18, 2010


http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/digest/2010,1118.shtm


ITEMS


1. Comment: Enacting The Dream - DREAM is back on the agenda in
the lame duck session. While Comprehensive Immigration Reform
remains the long-term goal of the Democratic leadership, their
current goal is enacting the DREAM Act before the 111th Congress
adjourns for the last time. Reportedly, Speaker Pelosi will bring
DREAM to the House floor as a standalone bill during the week of
November 29. For both the healthcare and climate bills, Ms.
Pelosi demonstrated her stellar capacity for whipping,
immigration advocates are counting on her to deliver the votes
this time. Should the House pass a standalone DREAM bill, it will
ease Majority Leader Reid's efforts to find the Republican votes
necessary for Senate passage. The ball is firmly and finally in
Ms. Pelosi's court, we urge Ms. Pelosi onwards to passage.


2. Article: Can the Mandaeans Be Saved? by Jason Dzubow
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,1118-dzubow.shtm


3. Article: Stage Being Set For DREAM Act Vote by Greg Siskind
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,1118-siskind.shtm


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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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  1. Roger Algase's Avatar
    I am glad to see that John Frecker, in his letter in yesterday's ID, supports at least a limited version of the DREAM Act. But how many Senate Republicans will do so, especially after this disastrous election? How many Blue Dog Democrats will do so? Will Nancy Pelosi even be able to get it through her own party in the House? Will a president who is deporting record numbers of people go to bat for it? The idea that any version of the DREAM Act has any chance at all in this anti-immigrant climate is nothing but a dream itself.

    John Frecker's recollection of the Reagan amnesty could use a bit of refreshing. The response to the amnesty was initially far lower than expected, to the great embarrassment of its backers. The target, as I recall, was to have 2 million applicants. It was only through intensive last minute publicity and promotion by th government that this goal was finally reached.

    Why was there initially less interest in the amnesty than expected? Because there was widespread mistrust of it in the immigrant communities. Many people thought it was a trap. I represented some applicants and attended their interviews. Believe it or not, the sticking point in some cases was that the applicant had to prove that he or she was in the US illegally during the entire period from entry to application.

    If there was any interruption in the period of illegality, such as by filing for adjustment and receiving a work card, even one that was later revoked or abandoned, or by registering in school and being granted temporary student status, the applicant was in danger of being denied amnesty because of having been "legal" during part of the time when he or she was supposed to have been illegal in order to qualify.

    I actually witnessed interviews that would have left Kafka scratching his head in amazement. A typical example:

    Officer: "I'm denying your amnesty application because you weren't illegal the whole time you have been here."

    Applicant: "What do you mean? I was illegal the whole time."

    Officer: "No you weren't. You registered in school and somehow managed to get F-1 status during that time. Your F-1 I-94 is right there in your passport. You were legal for part of the time you were supposed to have been illegal. "

    Applicant: "No, No, you don't understand, officer. Sure, I had the F-1, but i never went to school and I was working without permission the whole time I was in F-1."

    Officer: "Can you prove that you were really working illegally?"

    Applicant: "Sure. Here are my pay stubs and W-2 from the restaurant while I was supposed to be in school."

    Officer: "Are you sure you didn't have work authorization at any time?"

    Applicant: "No. I never even applied for it. Check my file."

    Officer: "OK, I see that you were illegal the whole time. Your amnesty application is approved."

    Conclusion: There has to be a better way to solve our immigration problems than piecemeal, hypocritical, absurd and limited measures that will only benefit a few lucky people at the edges of the system. We must find the courage and wisdom as a country do do a real immigration overhaul, from top to bottom. Do we have leaders who are up to that task? Not by a long shot.
  2. sergi's Avatar
    Posted by: Roger Algase | Nov 18, 2010 at 04:43 PM

    "There has to be a better way to solve our immigration problems than piecemeal, hypocritical, absurd and limited measures that will only benefit a few lucky people at the edges of the system. We must find the courage and wisdom as a country do do a real immigration overhaul, from top to bottom"

    What he said... unfortunately the average American reads the hype and misinformation put out by folks like Frecker, and have little understanding of how crazy and absurd our immigration system is.
  3. Roger Algase's Avatar
    There is one correction in my comment about the Reagan amnesty law. As I recall, it was only necessary to have been illegal since the 1981 cutoff date. Anyone who could show that he or she had been in the US illegally continuously since that date was eligible for amnesty. Having had legal status before the cutoff date was not a disqualification for amnesty, as far as I recall.

    Since the amnesty application period began in 1985 or 1986 (I forget which) and continued until, I believe, May, 1988, it was not therefore necessary to show more than seven years of illegal presence in the US (at most) in order to qualify.

    If someone had made a brief trip outside the US during this period and then returned, that was not considered a bar to amnesty either, as long as the person had continued to be illegal after returning to the US.

    But if someone had spent too much time actually obeying the immigration laws by maintaining legal status before finally falling out of status, then, sorry, he or she was out of luck - no amnesty. Someone who was illegal but had an amnesty application denied was also in danger of deportation.

    Therefore, it is not surprising that quite a few eligible people, maybe millions of them, might have been afraid to apply for amnesty at all, because of widespread confusion about the requirements, which were Kafkaesque to begin with.
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