Comment: Our Cuban Immigration Policy
Today's Immigration Daily carries various items of interest including an article on the need to review our Cuban immigration policy. Read a blog on Senate Dems blocking the Syrian Refugee Bill; and a blog on Climate Change and the End of Refugee Resettlement. Also find the written Senate testimony of CBP on the Biometric Exit Tracking System.

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Article: Is It Time to Change our Cuban Immigration Policy? By Joshua Breisblatt

Article: EB-5 TEAs - Catching up (and looking ahead). By Michael Kester

Article: Musings on the Application for Replacement Certificates. By Joseph P. Whalen

Blogging: Climate Change and the End of Refugee Resettlement. By Jason Dzubow

Blogging: Senate Dems Block Syrian Refugee Bill In Dispute Over Trump Muslim Ban. By Roger Algase

News: S&T, ICE, and CBP Written testimony for hearing "Why is the Biometric Exit Tracking System Still Not in Place?"

News: USCIS Message: Federal Grand Jury Indicts Thai National in Alleged Immigration Fraud Scheme

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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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
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