Comment: Ending Night Deportations
Today's Immigration Daily carries various items of interest, including an article on recent DHS agreements with the Mexican government concerning deportations. Read a blog on the Attorney General response to the claim that kids can represent themselves in court. Also find DHS Final Rule for STEM Students.

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Article: New U.S.-Mexico Repatriation Agreements Seek to Protect Returning Migrants. By Joshua Breisblatt

Article: Do Nations "Own" Their Culture? By Karen Horn.

Article: H-1B Cases - How does it all fit together? Useful charts attached. By Dino Palangic et. al.

Blogging: Attorney General Has No Explanation on Statement That Kids Can Represent Themselves. By Matthew Kolken

Blogging: Professor Flunks the Test. By Bruce Buchanan

Blogging: Not Just Muslims: Trump Wants to Ban H-1B, Skilled Worker Green Cards. By Roger Algase

News: DHS Final Rule for STEM Students and Cap-Gap Relief

News: USCIS Posts Policy Memo on Eligibility for Employment Authorization for Battered Spouses of Certain Nonimmigrants

News: USCIS Posts FAQs on Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses

News: DHS Secretary Statement on Southwest Border Security

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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Headline: Immigration experts have no idea what Hillary is talking about Click here
Headline: Immigrant Rights Groups Launch Multi-Million Dollar Campaign to Mobilize Key Immigrant Electorate - Latin Post Click here
Headline: Central American immigrants, wary of recent raids sweeping up young people, adjust to a life of fear - LA Times Click here
Headline: My Friend Cruz Is Not Smart When it Comes to Immigration Click here
Headline: 3 Charts Show Why Immigration Dominated the Democratic Debate Click here
Headline: Immigrants Qualifying for Executive Actions Deeply 'Embedded' in U.S. - NBC News Click here
Headline: Study Finds Immigrants Responsible for Innovation in US Economy, but Education Is Key - Latin Post Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
San Diego, CA - Larrabee Albi Coker LLP, a boutique employment-based immigration law firm, is looking to hire an experienced paralegal. Required academic and professional qualifications: A four-year bachelor's degree and paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved program; at least 2 years of experience working with non-immigrant visa petitions (H-1B, L-1, TN, E, O-1 and others) or permanent residency processes (including PERM, I-140 and Adjustment of Status); strong written and oral communication skills; ability to multitask in a deadline-driven environment; proficient knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office. Experience with an immigration tracking system desired. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Assisting attorneys in document review and all aspects of case preparation; drafting petition forms and support letters; corresponding with clients and government officials under attorney supervision; managing document collection, deadlines, and case tracking. LAC offers excellent benefits, competitive compensation, and the opportunity to work in a professional, collaborative and congenial work environment. Please apply at hr@larrabee.com.

Merger Partner Sought
Major immigration boutique is seeking a Merger Partner. Ideal Practice can be located anywhere in the US and must have several attorneys and an adequate support staff. Firm/Practice must have a clean ethics record and must be soundly run as a business. To start a confidential conversation, please email your interest to: mergerpartner@gmail.com.

Letters of the Week: Roger Algase, Julian Ortuondo, Nolan Rappaport, Judy K

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
April 06, 2016, 12:30pm - 2pm (Pacific). New Americans Campaign (NAC) will hold a webinar on "Increasing LPR Turnout through Media." Panelists will include NAC partners from across the country who will describe how they have successfully partnered with media to get the word out about their services. Staff from NAC's national communications partners will also present on how they can help NAC local partners work well with media. For information on speakers and to register see here.


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