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Jan 8 - Championing CIR

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January 8, 2010,0108.shtm

1.  Comment: Championing CIR
2.  Focus: The Nurse Immigration Book
3.  Articles:
    (a) Bloggings On Updates In Immigration Law by Carl
    (b) Immigrant Of The Day: Jorge Sactic-Espana (Don Jorge) of
    Guatemala by Kevin R. Johnson
    (c) Bloggings On Nurse And Allied Health Immigration by
    Christopher T. Musillo
4.  News:
    (a) CRS Report On Farm Labor Shortages And Immigration Policy
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted - Immigration Paralegals
    (b) Help Wanted - Immigration Attorneys
    (c) Help Wanted - Immigration Attorney
    (d) Translation Services
    (e) Co-Counseling Offered
    (f) I-9 E-Verify Compliance
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Immigration Reform Would Boost US Economy
    (b) An American Dream Gone To Pot
    (c) General Dynamics Adds New DHS Data Center
    (d) Bloomberg Vows To Fight For Immigration Reform
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Share Your Professional News
8.  Letters From:
    (a) David D. Murray, Esq.
    (b) Sergi Sheplov
    (c) Rockurob
    (d) Jim Roberts,0108.shtm

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Championing CIR

reports that, at the inauguration of his third term, New York
City Mayor Michael Bloomberg pledged to promote CIR. "We're
committing what I call national suicide, somehow or other, after
9/11 we went from reaching out and trying to get the best and the
brightest to come here, to trying to keep them out. In fact, we
do the stupidest thing, we give them educations and then don't
give them green cards."

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
writing to

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
++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 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


++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

V.  AFTERWORD: Musings After 2 Decades In Nurse Immigration By
James David Acoba

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(a) Bloggings On Updates In Immigration Law

Carl Shusterman writes "I hope this will inspire the CBP to
better train its officers, to treat immigrants with respect and
to open the lines of communication with immigration attorneys.",0108-shusterman.shtm

(b) Immigrant Of The Day: Jorge Sactic-Espana (Don Jorge) of

Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievement of an unusual baker.,0108-johnson.shtm,0108-johnson.shtm#bio

(c) Bloggings On Nurse And Allied Health Immigration

Christopher T. Musillo writes "Rep. Gutierrez, who introduced CIR
ASAP in December, heads the CHC. His CIR ASAP contains many
measures that are friendly to the immigration of healthcare

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4.  NEWS

(a) CRS Report On Farm Labor Shortages And Immigration Policy

The Congressional Research Service released its report on "Farm
Labor Shortages And Immigration Policy".,0108-crs.pdf

(a) Help Wanted - Immigration Paralegals
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a prominent business immigration law firm, has challenging,
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professionals. Due to the sustained growth of our practice, we
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(b) Help Wanted - Immigration Attorneys
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experienced attorneys with 3+ years demonstrated experience in
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(c) Help Wanted - Immigration Attorney
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Applicants must submit (1) writing sample (10 pps. max) (2)
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allowance offered.

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6.  Headlines

(a) Immigration Reform Would Boost US Economy

Conducted by a U.C.L.A. economist and released by the Immigration
Policy Center and the Center for American Progress, a nonpartisan
research institute based in Washington, the study argues that if
comprehensive immigration reform were passed it would result in
higher wages, which would lead to a rise in consumption that, in
turn, would create more jobs and generate more tax revenue.

(b) An American Dream Gone To Pot

Should legal immigrants be deported for drug possession? The
Supreme Court will decide.

(c) General Dynamics Adds New DHS Data Center

General Dynamics has opened a new data center in Colorado to
support its work for the Department of Homeland Security.

(d) Bloomberg Vows To Fight For Immigration Reform

Mayor Michael Bloomberg took his oath of office for his third
term Friday, and pledged to focus on immigration policy with the
same tenacity he had when he took on the campaign against illegal
guns during his second term.

For links to the above stories see here:,0108.shtm#Headlines
7.  ComingsNGoings

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(a) Dear Editor:
My heart goes out to Mexicans, who have been victims of their own
country's corrupt government since the time Mexico became a
democracy. However, the trailer to the documentary film "The
Other Side of Immigration," does little, if anything to further
the cause of immigration for anyone. It does draw attention to
the reasons poor Mexicans come to the US. The end of the movie
trailer a woman says, "... nobody wants to be far away from their
family. but the necessity, the circumstances . . ." And a man
says, "It is a necessary evil, without this evil we can't
survive. Coming to the US an "evil"? Interesting slant. I think
this sums up several things, the most outstanding being, (1)
Mexicans come north for jobs, not for love of the US; (2) Many
illegal Mexican men have no intention of assimilating, intending
to return to Mexico one day to be with their families; (3) If US
employers would not hire undocumented aliens, they would stop
coming; (4) Any immigration reform needs heavy employer
sanctions, an employment authorization verification system, and
criminal penalties for both undocumented workers and employers.
As it is today, the system of illegal immigration is treated with
a wink and a nod. Employers know that there is little likelihood
of getting caught, and they are correct, unless they are a large
employer. Small businesses and households can get away, with
impunity - even landscape firms and janitorial services, who
routinely hire illegal Mexicans in Southern California - take the
ones who work cleaning my office for instance... and the office
of every other lawyer, doctor, corporate president, Indian and
chief. I will venture to guess even the janitors who clean the
Federal Buildings have illegals working for them.
David D. Murray, Esq. Newport Beach, CA

(b) Dear Editor:
I could not agree more with Roberts' letter's (01/06/10 ID)
statement "that citizens and US interests need to be considered
over those of migrants." This is what I have been saying all
along when I speak of Mixed Status Families that contain US
Citizens AND Foreign nationals who are currently separated by
draconian provisions of US Immigration Law. There can be no
benefit to having a US Citizen Spouse and children forced to live
in emotional turmoil and economic deprivation.  Reforming our US
Immigration Laws to reflect the principals established by often
quoted forefathers such as Jefferson who said,"If [God] has made
it a law in the nature of man to pursue his own happiness, He has
left him free in the choice of place as well as mode, and we may
safely call on the whole body of English jurists to produce the
map on which nature has traced for each individual the
geographical line which she forbids him to cross in pursuit of
happiness." The laws which cause extended and unconscionable
separation for countless families who are natives of the US are
wrong headed and immoral. Jefferson also said  ""Questions of
natural right are triable by their conformity with the moral
sense and reason of man."  Everyone knows that it is natural and
right for a nuclear family to live in the same country.  This
neither makes me an "open borders enthusiast nor an advocate of
lawlessness, but simply a compassionate pragmatist. I see no
benefit to our society in excerbating the misery of families in
such situations nor a moral basis for the draconian provisions I
continue to advocate against.
Sergi Sheplov

(c) Dear Editor:
Regarding ID comment Trillion Dollar Stimulus (01/07/2010 ID): I
am not sure this works. For California is in money trouble, about
to go broke and  California probably had more immigrates
legalized than most states at that time.

(d) Dear Editor:
Responding to (01/07/10 ID) Comment and Letters, the "study" is
more of a wish list of mass entry enthusiasts than objective.
What would you expect from one named Raúl Hinojosa-Ojeda, an
associate professor with the radical UCLA Department of Chicana
and Chicano Studies? FAIR's Ira Mehlman was correct in saying:
"that even with legal status, many immigrants would continue to
work in low-wage jobs, meaning their tax revenue wouldn't make
much of a difference to the economy. Also, legalization would
flood the labor market and drive down wages rather than increase
them. They are trying to portray this as an economic shot in the
arm but I am not sure the American public is going to buy it."
The San Antonio News article on this "study" quoted Rep. Lamar
Smith, ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, which
has jurisdiction over immigration laws, as saying: "illegal
immigrants take jobs from American workers, particularly poor and
disadvantaged citizens  and legal immigrants. With 15 million
Americans out of work, it's hard to believe that anyone would
give amnesty to 12 million illegal immigrants and the research
actually bolstered the argument by conservatives who oppose
legalization for unauthorized immigrant as the jobs illegal
immigrants occupy belong to citizens and legal immigrants and
even the study admits that the best outcome for American low-
skilled  workers is the removal of the illegal population."  The
letter of L. Cogill (01/05/10 ID) describes the kind of family
that normally would be quickly welcomed with limited entry
policies but becomes lost in the chaos that results from present
mass entry and it's apologists. The Algase letter deceptively
diverts this deserved blame to anti-immigrant hate, bigots,
prejudice, xenophobes and hypocrisy.
Jim Roberts
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