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

November 6, 2009,1106.shtm

1.  Comment: Census Amendment Defeated
2.  Focus: The Nurse Immigration Book
3.  Articles:
    (a) Bloggings on Updates in Immigration Law by Carl
    (b) Bloggings On Nurse And Allied Health Immigration by
    Christopher T. Musillo
    (c) Immigrant Of The Day: Meb Keflezighi of Eritea by Kevin
    R. Johnson
4.  News:
    (a) Neufeld Memo On I-140 Issues
    (b)CRS Report On Foreign Science and Engineering Presence
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
    (c) BIA Delivery Service
    (d) Immigration Law Certificate
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Supervisors Renew Alien Screening Deal
    (b) ACLU Questions Immigration Raids
    (c) Neo-Nazis To March Against Illegal Immigration
    (d) Meat Plant Executive Admits Mistakes, Denies Crimes
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Submit Your Announcement
8.  Letters From:
    (a) John Wheat Gibson, Sr., Esq.
    (b) David D. Murray, Esq.
    (c) Sergi Sheplov
    (d) Mary
    (e) Parsley Keenan
    (f) Nicholas C. Grapsas
    (g) R. Heuman
    (h) Trivikram Krishnamurthy,1106.shtm

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Census Amendment Defeated

The Salt Lake Tribune
reports that the Senate rejected an amendment by Sen. Bob Bennett
that would have required the 2010 Census to include a question
about citizenship. "Bennet's plan was intended to remove
undocumented immigrants from the count used to split U.S. House
seats among the states... The 58 Democrats and two left-leaning
independents supported moving forward on the legislation without
Bennett's immigration amendment, while 39 Republicans opposed

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 "But apparently, despite all the gloom and
doom over the high unemployment rate, U.S. employers are again
starting to hire professional workers.",1106-shusterman.shtm

(b) Bloggings On Nurse And Allied Health Immigration

Christopher T. Musillo writes "According to an article earlier
this week that was featured on, the National
Association for Business Economics is reporting that for the
first time in nearly two years more employers are planning to
hire, rather than cut, staff.",1106-musillo.shtm

(c) Immigrant Of The Day: Meb Keflezighi of Eritea

Kevin R. Johnson writes "Yesterday, Meb won the 2009 New York
City Marathon, setting a personal best of 2:09:15. He was the
first U.S. citizen to win the marathon since 1982.",1106-johnson.shtm

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4.  NEWS

(a) Neufeld Memo On I-140 Issues

Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations at
USCIS,issued a memo amending the Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM)
on Form I-140 Issues.,1106-i140.pdf

(b) CRS Report On Foreign Science and EngineeringPresence

The Congressional Research Service released a report on the
presence of foreigners in US science and Engineering
labor force and institutions.,1106-crs.pdf

(a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Cleveland, OH  - Margaret Wong and Associates, LLP
seeks to hire experienced immigration removal attorney for
immediate hire. Candidate must be an  excellent researcher,
communicater, and writer. Must have graduated from top 10 percent
of law school class. Excellent advancement opportunities offered,
including partnership track. Send resume + cover letter to: All resumes will be treated in

(b) Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Passaic County, NJ  - Experienced immigration paralegal for
senior paralegal position law office.  Must have excellent
writing skills and people skills, working long hours is required,
salary offered commensurate. Must speak foreign language. College
degree preferred. Send resume and writing sample to:

(c) 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
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regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge
of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. Beginning
this spring, the program is also being offered online. For more
information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course
applications and to register, see here.
6.  Headlines

(a) Supervisors Renew Alien Screening Deal

San Bernardino County will continue to partner with the federal
immigration authorities to identify illegal immigrants booked
into county jails on criminal charges so they can be deported
after serving their sentences.

(b) ACLU Questions Immigration Raids

Most undocumented immigrants arrested during the highly
publicized "Return to Sender" raids in Northern Arizona had no
criminal records, the ACLU says, citing documents it received in
response to a FOIA request.

(c) Neo-Nazis To March Against Illegal Immigration

The leader of a group of neo-Nazis has announced a planned march
for this weekend at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix.

(d) Meat Plant Executive Admits Mistakes, Denies Crimes

Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin insisted today that he never
intentionally violated federal fraud or immigration laws as the
head of an eastern Iowa kosher meat plant, but acknowledged that
he "made mistakes."

For links to the above stories see here:,1106.shtm#Headlines
7.  ComingsNGoings

Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at
no charge), email: To announce your event,
see here

(a) Submit Your Announcement
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Readers can share comments, email:  (up to
300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives

(a) Dear Editor:
I was surprised to see the ID running which in my opinion is CIA
propaganda planted by the self-styled wife of a US government
agent (Patricia Linderman, "La Lucha: The Human Cost Of Economic
Repression In Cuba," (11/04/09 ID)).  From the title a reader who
knows anything about Cuba would have expected an article
discussing how Cubans deal with the repressive economic blockade
imposed by the United States government.  Linderman did not even
mention the blockade, however.  It also was a bit surprising to
see the article in ID since it has nothing to do with immigration
law.  On the other hand, it may be beneficial to us all in the
US, where a repressive elite limits access to the media, if ID
has decided to open its pages to free political discussion, and
not only to CIA propaganda.
John Wheat Gibson, Sr., Esq.

Editor's note: We have been featuring articles from the
Foundation for Economic Education since 2008, many which
highlight the importance of immigration and its positive
contribution to the economy. This article discusses the author's
opinion of the impact of limited economic opportunity in Cuba.

(b) Dear Editor:
Honza Prchal's letter (11/05/2009) claims my letters have said
that that neither he nor Arnold Schwarzenegger should be
citizens. That astounds me, because I hold no such opinion, and
never have. I am a great fan of Arnold and voted for him as
governor of the state of California and am very happy that he is
a citizen. Why would I vote for a man who I do not believe should
be a citizen? I have never met Mr. Prchal and therefore I have no
opinion one way or another as to his qualification for
citizenship, and in fact I have never before even thought about
it, but I assume he is a good citizen. I believe ID letters have
degenerated into personalities and Bible thumping. Therefore, I
will stop writing letters for a while and return when things get
off the playground.  By the way, thanks to all who responded to
my poll.  Too bad some people aren't listening.
David D. Murray, Esq. Newport Beach, CA

(c) Dear Editor:
Mr. Miller's letter (11/05/09 ID) said yesterday that the
"concept of "family reunion" is totally bogus." This seems to be
a common theme amoung restrictionist and simplistic  thinkers
regarding immigration reform efforts. Thousands of families  that
consist of  US citizen spouses and foreign national spouses with
and without children face family separation for extended periods
of time due to the draconian provisions of current immigration
law. The "go back home" argument does not apply here, US citizens
are here. Family Immigration reform efforts are aimed at bringing
the foreign national spouse back to the US so those citizens like
Mr. Murphy can exercise thier right to free association, and live
unmolested by the Department of Homeland Security in their own
country. The "concept" of "family smashing" has become all too
real for these folks and in so many instances simply a grave
misunderstanding of the labrinth of paperwork and legal hoops
required to legally bring a spouse here. If we are truly living
in a humane and free society with a supposed appreciation of
family unity, then the US government should repair those
provisions in immigration law that create havoc and hardship on
its citizens. Or if you rule of law folks are so invested in
bureacracy how about making all couples go through the vetting
process a citizen does for his/her foreign spouse? If you file
the wrong paperwork or don't hit the deadline or mistake the
order of the complicated steps, then you too can go live in some
random foreign country for 3, 5, 10 years or maybe even
permanently with your spouse.
Sergi Sheplov

(d) Dear Editor:
Regarding (11/04/09 ID Comment): since when doesn't the supreme
judges doesn't know it is illegal and has to ask  the leader,
This shows me just how much the judges have slipped in the
constitutional duty. since when has our leaders been brought into
court cases, It is the law and has always been the law. Wouldn't
you think homeland security is suppose to be taking notice of
what illegals do here?  Illegals are not suppose to work period.

(e) Dear Editor:
After reading the story of Marta the 12 yr old girl who entered
the U.S. illegally to look for her mother, the first thing came
to my mind is: What about we make her mother and her own country
responsible for her well being?   It never ceases to amaze me how
the supporters of illegal aliens mix up charity work with
immigration policies.  It is tragic that Marta has to sneak into
U.S to look for her mother because her grandmother is dying of
cancer and now Marta is sitting at a detention facility at age
12. But could someone hold their sobbing and start looking at
what really brought Marta to where she is? Before blaming the
U.S. government for not providing decent legal aid to illegal
aliens, maybe the pro-illegals should think about why is it that
Marta's own country couldn't and wouldn't take care of the
children and the sick in the first place.  It is a well-known
fact that Mexico and many other Latin American countries rely on
the money their citizens earned from the U.S. as one of their
largest sources of revenue.  It is a known fact that most of
these countries that the illegals came from have had extremely
dysfunctional,  disgustingly corrupt and even outright hostile
towards the poorest and least educated of their populations. And
now the immigration lawyers are whining about U.S's lack of legal
aid for children like Marta?   Please, it's been long enough that
the illegals used U.S. as the bottomless money bag for everything
that their own governments would never provide for them.  The
first and foremost obligation of the U.S. government and
governments of all countries should always be protecting the
welfare of their own citizens.  We are not responsible  for each
and every failed nation on the planet.
Parsley Keenan

(f) Dear Editor:
I noticed that whenever I click on the "print this page" link, I
get the message that the article cannot be located. Is the print
format link no longer working?
Nicholas C. Grapsas   

Editor's note: We have resized ILW.COM pages so that they are
printer-friendly. To print any page, please select file and then
print in your browser, as you would to print any other web page.
The "print this page" has been disabled.

(g) Dear Editor:
The email address for unsubcribing did not work for me -- please
delete me from your mailing list. I can get the same news
elsewhere without the addition of anti-immigrant campaigning in
the guise of pseudo intellectual posturing and without the inane
bickerings of letters to the editor.
R. Heuman

Editor's note: We have unsubscribed the email address.
Those who wish to unsubscribe may follow the instructions
provided in each email issue of Immigration Daily or contact

(h) Dear Editor:
I generally agree with John Frecker's letter (11/04/2009 ID) in
response to David Murray's letter's (11/03/2009 ID) referendum
request (it must be election season) on the quality of his
letters. Also, while I appreciate the opportunity ID provides for
readers to respond to other letters, I would think things have
gone too far when a reader attempts to appropriate the letters-
to-the-editor section to run his own poll. Moving on to some of
the other points John Frecker's letter makes, I believe it is
wrong to frame the "immigration mess" simply as a question of
what to do with illegal immigrants and compromises related to
that question. In my mind, while that is perhaps the most
attention-catching part of the immigration debate, it is only
part of the problem. The other part, that hardly gets a mention
in ID, much less in mainstream media, is the complete collapse of
immigration law under the weight of its own patchwork and the
abject inability of the governmental agencies to manage
administrative workload. And for some reason, congress refuses to
fix the needlessly complicated, outdated and just plain
nonsensical aspects of immigration law that reasonable people
regardless of ideology can agree on, unless it simultaneously
deals with the more controversial question of illegal
immigration. In that context, it is a source of great frustration
to me that many ID letter-writers, who I expect to be familiar
with immigration law, its deficiencies and its application by the
USCIS and the DOS, can do little more than engage in lofty
discussions on what the Bible has to say on immigration, or
whether modern day illegal immigration is motivated by a
civilizational hispanic desire to reconquer the United States.
Trivikram Krishnamurthy
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