Comment: Top Immigration Posts for March 2016
We feature the top articles and news items for March 2016 below:

Articles
News:

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Article: Customs and Border Protection Releases Independent Review of Its Complaints System. By Guillermo Cantor

Article: The Political Correctness Movement has succeeded in imposing its will on the Library of Congress. By Nolan Rappaport

Article: H-1B Lottery is Illegal. By Brent Renison

Blogging: OPTIONS IF YOU LOSE THE H-1B LOTTERY. By Chris Musillo

Blogging: Important I-9 Form Announcements. By Bruce Buchanan

News: GAO Report - Immigration Detention: Additional Actions Needed to Strengthen Management and Oversight of Detainee Medical Care

News: USCIS Message: Current Form I-9 Remains Effective After March 31, 2016

Focus: The Nurse Immigration Book
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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: If Trump Were Serious About Immigration Click here
Headline: Connecticut congressional delegation backs immigration reform Click here
Headline: To Understand Immigration, Study Western Civilization - The American Spectator Click here
Headline: South Dakota charges former official in immigration scandal Click here
Headline: Feds don't track H-1B gender data Click here
Headline: Reyna Grande's Acclaimed Memoir Is A Lens On Immigrant Youth - NBC News Click here
Headline: Immigrant advocate charged with failing to help clients Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Washington, D.C. Polsinelli, an AmLaw 100 firm, seeks a full-time paralegal to assist with their immigration practice in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Duties include drafting government forms, letters, conducting research, maintaining files, case management, preparing and maintaining reports and communicating with clients. General knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and ability to research and address process and protocols for filing petitions and applications with the appropriate centers. You will also be assisting with Form I-9 and E-Verify worksite auditing; and other business immigration issues. Prior experience in immigration is preferred. Candidate must have the ability to multi-task, pay close attention to detail, and have strong writing and organizational skills. Polsinelli PC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Please apply here.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
San Diego, CA. Higgs Fletcher & Mack, LLP seeks an Immigration Associate to join the Firm's Immigration Practice Group. As an Immigration Associate, you will be responsible for managing a high-volume workload of immigration cases, including immigrant visas, nonimmigrant visas, I-9 compliance, and helping establish corporate immigration policies. You will be responsible for drafting and preparing complex employment-based visa petitions. Requirements: 3 to 5 years of employment-based experience working with high-volume clients; experience with H-1B, TN, L-1, E, O, and P nonimmigrant visas; experience with EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 immigrant visa petitions, as well as PERM labor certifications. Must be admitted to and in good standing with the CA Bar. For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Henry Angelino at AngelinoH@higgslaw.com

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Tysons Corner, VA. Greenberg Traurig has openings in its Tysons Corner, VA location (located near Metro's new Silver Line) for mid-level business immigration paralegals. Qualified candidates should have a minimum of 4 years preparing immigrant and nonimmigrant visas (i.e., H, L, TN, E, O, J visas, adjustment of status, consular processing, advance parole, employment authorization documents, PERM, I-140, I-485, etc.) Bachelor's degree is required. The ideal candidate must be very organized, detail-oriented and able to work independently. They must possess excellent computer skills as well as strong written and verbal communication skills. Please send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to millerna@gtlaw.com. About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: If you would like to work in a fast paced, heavy volume, deadline driven environment alongside a team of experienced immigration attorneys and professionals who are passionate about the practice of Immigration Law, then we want to hear from you! We have all the resources of a large, international law firm while preserving our firm\'s collegial and collaborative culture. Competitive benefits and compensation package offered. Greenberg Traurig is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
San Francisco, CA. Boutique immigration law firm in San Francisco is searching for a junior associate to represent individuals before the San Francisco Immigration Court. The position requires attending regular Master, Bond and Individual hearings. Must be licensed to practice law in any jurisdiction, California preferred. 1-2 years of removal defense experience is preferred. Must speak Spanish and be willing to handle large caseload of litigation-intensive immigration matters. Salgado & Associates law firm is committed to attending the needs of our diverse communities. We strive to assist low-income individuals and families with the daunting needs of immigration and naturalization law. At Salgado & Associates we care about our client's success and maintain a intimately sized firm to better suit our client's needs. We understand the impact of high cost legal fees putting a strain on families and individuals, because of this we offer services on a sliding scale, quoting individuals personally to ensure comprehensive representation and our client's ability to afford quality legal work. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter addressing specific experiences in immigration and removal proceedings to salgadoimmigrationlaw@gmail.com.

Letters of the Week: Roger Algase

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
April 5, 2016, 2 - 3pm (Eastern). U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will hold a webinar on "Elements of Program Quality for Adult Citizenship." During this webinar, USCIS officials will provide an overview of the program elements and answer questions. for more information and registration instructions see here.


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