Comment: New Immigration Bill
3 immigration provisions are likely to be enacted in the Omnibus Appropriations bill expected to be passed next week. These concern physicians, VWP, and EB5. As to VWP, this will definitely affect consular operations, and Immigration Daily will have more on this soon. On Physicians, our ongoing seminar series ongoing seminar series will cover all changes made by Congress to the program in the next phone session in January. On EB5, we have even better news: our next EB5 all-day workshop is on Friday, December 18 - and the major new reforms expected will be covered by all speakers and panels. In addition, we anticipate making such changes to the program as are necessary to ensure that comprehensive coverage of the new legislation arms all attendees with information as to opportunities in the new EB5 landscape. Stay with ILW to stay on top of all immigration developments.

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Focus: The Nurse Immigration Book

Shipping Now! ILW.COM is pleased to announce The Nurse Immigration Book. The table of contents of this book edited by Joseph Curran and Daniel Berger 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

VI. ESSENTIAL REFERENCE MATERIAL: Includes relevant sections of INA, CFR, OI, AFM, FAM and critical USCIS & DoL Memoranda.

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Philadelphia area, PA - solo practitioner is seeking an immigration paralegal/legal assistant. Duties include, but are not limited to, gathering information from clients (both corporate and individual), entering case information into web-based case management system, preparing forms and supporting documents and filing with USCIS and other government agencies, tracking the status of filings, and following up with clients and government agencies. Thorough knowledge and experience in the areas of H-1B, H-4, L-1, L-2, EAD, PERM, Immigrant Visa Petitions (EB1, EB2, and EB3), and Adjustment of Status procedure required. Also essential are excellent attention to details, strong communications skills (oral and written), and ability to work independently. Please email resume and cover letter to No telephone calls please.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
December 17, 2015, 3 - 4pm (Eastern). U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will hold a listening session to provide feedback on the USCIS draft policy memorandum Determining Whether a New Job is in "the Same or a Similar Occupational Classification" for Purposes of Section 204(j) Job Portability. Clarifying this process is one of the executive actions on immigration announced by President Obama on November 20, 2014. During the listening session, USCIS officials will provide an overview and solicit input on the draft memorandum, which USCIS posted on November 20, 2015, for public review and comment. To provide written comments, please email by the deadline: Monday, January 4, 2016. For more details and registration instructions see here.

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