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


February 6, 2009


Items:
1.  Comment: Nativist Lobby
2.  Focus: The Nurse Immigration Book
3.  Articles:
    (a) Real Immigration Reform Needs Real Temporary Worker
    Program by James Jay Carafano
    (b) Bloggings on Nurse Immigration by Christopher T. Musillo
    of the Hammond Law Group
    (c) Immigrants Of The Day: David Ngaruri Kenney of Kenya, Ben
    Ferencz of Transylvania, and Frank Oz of United Kingdom by
    Kevin R. Johnson
4.  News:
    (a) USCIS Reminder On Expiration Of Non-Minister Religious
    Worker Program
    (b) USCIS Urges H-2A and H-2B Petitioners To Use New Form
    I-129
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Expert Witness Services
    (b) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (c) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (d) Credential Evaluation
    (e) Website Services
6.  Headlines:
    (a) The Top Three Anti-Immigration Groups Share Extremist
    Roots
    (b) Report - Immigration Enforcement Raised Quota, Raided
    Non-Criminals
    (c) Gillibrand Backpedaling On Immigration
    (d) Obama's Labor Secretary Pick Backs Enforcement
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Immigration Event - Washington, DC
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
    (b) David D. Murray, Esq.
    (c) Robert Yang
    (d) Maura Freedman
    (e) Jim Roberts


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1.  COMMENT


Nativist Lobby


The Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-potok/the-dirty-secret-behind-t_b_163976.html
reports "These supposedly independent groups - the Federation for
Immigration Reform (FAIR), the Center for Immigration Studies
(CIS) and NumbersUSA - enjoy a great degree of credibility among
the media and many prominent members of Congress. They shouldn't.
In reality, they are part of a network conceived by John Tanton,
a man who has been at the heart of the white nationalist movement
for decades.  The Southern Poverty Law Center has just released a
new report that examines the roots of these organizations and
their longstanding ties to racist extremists.  Our report, The
Nativist Lobby: Three Faces of Intolerance, describes how FAIR,
NumbersUSA and CIS were founded and funded by Tanton, a retired
Michigan ophthalmologist who operates a racist publishing company
and has written that to maintain American culture, "a European-
American majority" is required.  "


We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
_________________________________________________________________
2.  FOCUS


The Nurse Immigration Book


The table of contents of this definitive work is as follows:


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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3.  ARTICLES


(a) Real Immigration Reform Needs Real Temporary Worker Program


James Jay Carafano writes "Temporary worker programs should be
designed not as a substitute for amnesty, but to fill important
niches in the national work?force, allowing employers the
employees they need to help grow the economy and create more jobs
for Americans."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0206-carafano.shtm
http://www.heritage.org/about/staff/jamescarafano.cfm


(b) Bloggings on Nurse Immigration


Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group shares the latest
entries as of February 2, 2009 on his immigration law and policy
blog.
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0206-hammond.shtm
http://www.hammondlawfirm.com/


(c) Immigrants Of The Day: David Ngaruri Kenney of Kenya, Ben
Ferencz of Transylvania, and Frank Oz of United Kingdom


Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0206-johnson.shtm
http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/


To submit an Article for consideration, write to
mailto:editor@ilw.com.
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4.  NEWS


(a) USCIS Reminder On Expiration Of Non-Minister Religious Worker
Program


USCIS reminded its customers that authorization for the non-
minister special immigrant religious worker program will expire
on March 6, 2009.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0206-religious.pdf


(b) USCIS Urges H-2A and H-2B Petitioners To Use New Form I-129


USCIS reminded petitioners who participate in the H-2A
agricultural temporary worker program and the H-2B
nonagricultural temporary worker program to use the new Form
I-129, "Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker," which contains the H
Classification Supplement.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0206-i129.pdf
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5.  CLASSIFIEDS


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6.  Headlines


(a) The Top Three Anti-Immigration Groups Share Extremist Roots


A nasty web of racism lies behind three D.C. organizations that
work against immigration reform.


(b) Report - Immigration Enforcement Raised Quota, Raided Non-
Criminals


Attorney Peter Markowitz says the memos show in 2006, ICE raised
its quota from 125 to 1,000 arrests per year for dozens of its
fugitive operation teams, and eliminated a requirement that 75
percent of those arrested be criminals.


(c) Gillibrand Backpedaling On Immigration


As a member of Congress, Kirsten Gillibrand voted in favor of
penalties for "sanctuary cities" like New York that don't enforce
immigration laws. But her ascension to the U.S. Senate has
miraculously inspired a change of heart.


(d) Obama's Labor Secretary Pick Backs Enforcement


President Obama's pick for secretary of labor, Rep. Hilda Solis,
could help shape a new approach to immigration control that
emphasizes the robust enforcement of labor laws.


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0206.shtm#Headlines
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7.  ComingsNGoings


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8.  LETTERS


Readers are welcome to share their comments, email:
mailto:editor@ilw.com  (300-words or fewer preferred).
Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence,
available in our archives.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm


(a) Dear Editor:
I agree with Maura Freedman's letter (2/5/09 ID). One could say
that our immigration system is sinking because it has run into an
ICE-berg of punitive enforcement. With regard the comment: "Heil
Hitler" in Jim Roberts' letter (2/5/09 ID), I am not sure exactly
what that is supposed to mean, unless it is intended to sum up
the letter's views on immigration and a multi-ethnic society.
Roger Algase, Esq.                
New York, NY


(b) Dear Editor:
In her zeal to provide "decent and humane treatment of the
undocumented in our midst ..." Maura Freedman's letter (2/5/09
ID) seems to forget that the "undocumented" do not have a ticket
to board the ship.  It is not that they are second class, it's
that they have no cabin under the law, yet seek a birth on the
ship of state without fair recompense to the shipping company,
demanding lifeboats the same as would be provided a paying
passenger.  As I have said many times, (with the exception of
refugees and asylum) illegal immigration should not be a
humanitarian issue, or an issue of compassion, it is not about
"innocents," it is about law and respect for the laws of a
sovereign nation. A category of persons repeatedly failing to
obey the laws of a nation is tantamount to anarchy. Like Rodney
Dangerfield, "We just don't get no respect." Perhaps it is time
to respect the rule of law before demanding respect for those who
violate it.
David D. Murray, Esq.                 
Newport Beach, CA


(c) Dear Editor:
Our economy mess is not created by illegal immigration but by the
fraud, manipulation and greed in the Wall Street and reckless
government spendings particularly on expensive wars for special
interests' profits and benefits and unfunded welfare entitlements
such as social security which is actually a ponzi scheme itself
and no restrictionists dare to admit the truth here.
Restrictionists love to point out some billions dollar of
"change" welfare for illegal immigrants but say none of hundreds
of billions dollar of corparate welfare and bailouts for Wall St.
fat cats and not to mention all other lazy US citizens who love
to milk welfare as well instead of working while it's possible.
Restrictionists are hypocrites by supporting double standard on
immigration. The past immigration was justified because it was of
their ancestors' benefits. Seeking freedom, prosperity, happiness
and better economic opportunities were OK if ones did it
centuries ago and have white skin color and of Anglo Saxon origin
but not of Chinese or Asian ones, and absolutely not of today
immigrants legal or not say anti immigration die hard. Shame!
Robert Yang


(d) Dear Editor:
Lawerence's letter's comments (2/5/09 ID) on E-Verify are
precisely correct. Its almost like wishing a pox on the house of
those in favor of harrassing certain alien families. I almost
look forward to hearing the outcries of the innocent US citizens
who get chewed to pieces by this system. I think more American
citizens should have the opportunity to interact with hostile
unforgiving agencies. Spread the misery around. Until your life
has been destroyed by US government law, regulation or policy its
hard to appreciate the value of living in the "greatest country
on earth".
Maura Freedman


(e) Dear Editor:
While the R. Algase letter (2/5/09 ID) states that the term
"illegal alien" is: "a term to be found nowhere in the
immigration laws", to the contrary, it is found in numerous
places including, USC, Title 8, 1365 - Costs of incarcerating
illegal aliens and USC, Title 8, 1252c - Authority of Local law
enforcement officials to arrest and detain certain illegal
aliens. If I understand the  letter's position on the 14th Amd.
correctly, it is that those born here are both citizens and
natural born.  But even if Obama was born in Hawaii (and it has
not been proven that he was), the framers of the Constitution
clearly distinguished between the two as the time of their birth,
they were also British Citizens and is why they declared that,
while they were citizens of the US, they themselves were not
"natural born citizens". Hence, their inclusion of the
grandfather clause in Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5 of the
Constitution:  "No person except a natural born citizen, or a
citizen of the U.S., at the time of the adoption of this
Constitution shall be eligible to the Office of President.  As a
Kenyan native, BO, Sr. was also a British subject whose
citizenship status (and his childrens) were governed by The
British Nationality Act of 1948. Thus, even under the liberal
interpretation of the 14th Amd. (which needs changing), only the
title of "citizen" is bestowed, not "natural born citizen".  It
is the latter that is required to be US President under Article
II, Sec. 1 which then provides that: "Inability to discharge the
duties and powers, the same shall devolve on the Vice President
and the Congress may by law provide for the case of removal".
Jim Roberts
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