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March 16, 2009


1.  Comment: Deepest Regret
2.  Focus: The Nurse Immigration Book
3.  Articles:
    (a) Widow Penalty Class Action Lawsuit by Brent Renison, Esq.
    (b) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government by Angelo A.
    (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Cesar Millan of Mexico, Sukhee
    Kang of Korea, and Frank Gehry of Canada by Kevin R. Johnson
4.  News:
    (a) J1 And Special Religious Worker Programs Are Extended
    Until September 30th
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) J-1 Visa Program
    (b) Case Management Technology
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Illegals' Opponents - On The Left
    (b) Arpaio A Victim Of A Witch Hunt
    (c) Father Of Miss Oregon Investigated On Suspicion Of Visa
    (d) Two U.S. Immigration Amendments Extended
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) New Partner - Reston, VA
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Roger Algase, Esq.
    (b) David D. Murray, Esq.
    (c) Victor Johnston, retired Legacy INS
    (d) Jim Roberts
    (e) Robert Yang


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Deepest Regret

The Associated Press reports "Condoleezza Rice says her deepest
regret from her time as secretary of state was the failure of the
Bush administration to achieve real reform of immigration laws."
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The Nurse Immigration Book

The table of contents of this definitive work edited by Joseph
Curran and Daniel Berger is as follows:

I.  FOREWORD: Why A Nurse Immigration Book? By William Stock

++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
++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

++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

++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

V.  AFTERWORD: Musings After 2 Decades In Nurse Immigration By
 James David Acoba

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(a) Widow Penalty Class Action Lawsuit

Brent Renison, Esq. writes "Surviving Spouses Against Deportation
pro bono counsel Brent Renison and Alan Diamante filed a national
class action lawsuit in Los Angeles, California federal court
challenging the widow penalty."

(b) Bloggings on Dysfunctional Government

Angelo A. Paparelli writes "Another immigration ritual with
perhaps just as much riding on the outcome occurs in the second
week of every month as immigrant hopefuls await publication of
the State Department's Visa Bulletin."

(c) Immigrants Of The Day: Cesar Millan of Mexico, Sukhee Kang of
Korea, and Frank Gehry of Canada

Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achivements of select immigrants.

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4.  NEWS

(a) J1 And Special Religious Worker Programs Are Extended Until
September 30th

The Senate passed H.R.1127 without amendment on March 11, 2009
which extended both the special immigrant program for non-
minister religious workers and the J-1 visa waiver (Conrad state
30/medical services in underserved areas) program until September
30, 2009.

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6.  Headlines

(a) Illegals' Opponents - On The Left

Prediction: Illegal immigration, an issue that has slipped from
the headlines, is about to get more visible again.

(b) Arpaio A Victim Of A Witch Hunt

If Arpaio's policy is to be changed, it should be through an
election, not with a politically motivated mob. You can't catch a
witch by making a pact with the devil.

(c) Father Of Miss Oregon Investigated On Suspicion Of Visa Fraud

According to the Oregonian, Federal prosecutors say he lied in
1998 when applying for refugee status in the United States.

(d) Two U.S. Immigration Amendments Extended

The program makes as many as 5,000 permanent immigrant visas
available each year for religious workers employed by various
denominations, and is particularly helpful to small Jewish
communities in remote areas who have difficulty hiring rabbis,
cantors and Hebrew school teachers.

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7.  ComingsNGoings

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no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To announce your event,
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(a) New Partner - Reston, VA
Goel & Anderson, LLC announced the addition of Michael Neifach
who has joined the firm as a Partner. Mr. Neifach was formerly
Principal Legal Advisor for U.S. Immigration and Customs
Enforcement (ICE) at DHS. www.goellaw.com.  In more than 17 years
of public service, Mr. Neifach has served in key positions
shaping the U.S. government's immigration and border security
policies and enforcement initiatives.  As Principal Legal Advisor
to ICE from July 2007 to January 2009, Mr. Neifach oversaw
approximately 800 attorneys responsible for representing the U.S.
government in immigration court proceedings.

Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com  (up to
300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives

(a) Dear Editor:
Jim Roberts' March 13 letter condemns "race based egalitarianism"
and states that "allegiance" should be considered in the
"immigration mix". It has long been an article of faith among
white supremacists that only white immigrants can truly
assimilate or be loyal to American culture. While Mr. Roberts'
letters are careful not to say this in so many words, it is not
hard to glean this from many of his letters' comments, not least
the unwillingness to accept the fact that America has legally
elected an African-American president. The bigoted idea that only
whites can be truly American appears even more explicitly in the
writings of "respectable" commentators such as TV pundit and
former presidential candidate Patrick Buchanan and the late
Harvard professor, Samuel Huntington. Therefore, the anti-Latino
rantings of Philippine-American columnist Michelle Malkin's TV
appearances and newspaper articles and, most recently, Chia-Li
Sung's ID letter, show that people from a different background
can be just as "American" as a person whose ancestors came from
Europe, at least if this means subscribing to the "values" of
racism and intolerance that have, unfortunately, been part of
American culture for so much of our history. Fortunately,
countless millions of immigrants of non-European ancestry and
their descendants have shown in much more positive ways that they
believe in the real values of America, namely tolerance and
racial equality, just as much as Americans whose ancestors came
from Europe. Therefore, nothing betrays the real American spirit
more than the letters of Mr. Roberts and Ms. Sung.
Roger Algase, Esq. New York, NY

(b) Dear Editor:
I wish Jim Roberts's letters would not use my letters as support
for his philosophies, because each time his letter (latest
example 03/13/09 ID), masterfully twists my letter's meanings to
suit his own. I have stated before, there is not much, if
anything, Mr. Roberts's letters and mine would ever agree on. His
letter's interpretation of mine with regard to Chia-Li Sung's
letter is totally incorrect. I do not believe Ms. Sung's letter
refers to too much immigration, but focuses on the reality of
undocumented illegal aliens, forced to live underground in
poverty, failing to adapt, turning to crime. I do not agree that
there is "too much immigration," in fact, there is not enough.
There is, however, too much illegal immigration and my letters
have stated time and again that America's immigration laws must
come into step with the actual needs of employers and make it
easier to get nonimmigrant employment authorized visas to fill
"the jobs Americans will not do." It appears Mr. Roberts's
letter, by referring to "UnAmerican" once again unearths the
parochial view expressed by bumper stickers during the Vietnam
War era, "America, Love It Or Leave It". That was not a patriotic
statement, that was a vengeful and hate filled statement of
stupidity that took the position that if you did not agree that
America should be in Vietnam, you should leave America. The
"Support Our Troops" stickers on cars during the early stages of
the Iraq war echoed a similar sentiment. I disagreed with the
Vietnam war, but I spent one year in the midst of it, in
1968-1969, and developed a love of Vietnam, its people and its
culture, but I should not be asked to leave America, nor should I
be branded "unpatriotic".
David D. Murray, Esq.   Newport Beach, CA

(c) Dear Editor:
In response to ID's 03/13/09 comment), over 15 years ago I made
recommendations to INS Headquarters to start scanning and
creating an electronic record of applications by each office
immediately if not simultaneously after receiving them.  Shortly
thereafter I recommended internet submission of naturalization
applications since all means to undertake this task were readily
available (video, audio, scanners, electronic signatures,
fingerprint recording, etc.) It appears like all suggestions
submitted by others and myself found file 13 without proper
review.  Now CIS will spend all these millions(500) to digitize
what could have started almost two decades ago, if not more, at a
fraction of the cost.  Many funds have been spent trying to do
this, so why hasn't it been accomplished?  It's so simple even a
cave person can do it! Back then we were doing electronic
completion of charging documents in Oklahoma and at other
locations and if we could do that everything else was only a baby
step away.  Of course we were already many years behind the rest
of the business world - some said 20.  Government will never
change because the leaders do not have the independent vision and
when recommendations to modernize and processes are explained to
them they only see the negative side.  Many of these leaders are
still in the Agency that by whatever other name it takes will
always be the same.  Are they still waiting to invent fire or are
they throwing taxpayers hard earned payments into the fire?  IRS
has had electronic filing for many years so why is CIS so slow in
reacting?  Proactive initiatives seem to be nonexistent terms at
CIS, ICE or CBP.  I am not the enemy; the enemy lies within.
Victor Johnston, retired Legacy INS

(d) Dear Editor:
Regarding the Letters of 3/12/09 ID, the offerings of D. Murray
and J. Henderson stand up for America's interests while those of
R. Algase, R. Yang and R. Gittelson do not.  The RA letter
continues to look for racism under every "stone" often finding it
where it doesn't exist, ignoring other more pressing problems.
The RY letter rightfully condems, "global banking cartel
manipulation to enrich the few elites" and then endorses a global
"equal" labor egalitariantism whose cheap labor policies would
enrich them further, enslave workers and destroy national
sovereignty/culture. The "faustian bargain" that the JH letter
suggests has already duped US in 1986 when the future promised
enforcement and closed borders didn't happen but shamnesty
citizenship did which would only be repeated on much larger
scales with any present or future CIR scheme which the majority
of citizens are against. My list of desired entry policies should
have been pursued after 911 for our National interests alone and
not subject to any hypocritical bargaining by greedy special
interests who have a history of not dealing in good faith.  The
man who says deportations are impossible should not interrupt the
men who are doing them.
Jim Roberts

(e) Dear Editor:
In our Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson,
it's written that all men not Americans only are created as equal
and have unalienable rights to pursue liberty, happiness and
prosperity, this is what our country was founded on. USA is a
nation of immigrants, founded and composed by and of immigrants
and their descendants. Yes, many of our ancestors were living the
ghettos and many suffered names calling, prejudice and xenophobia
as Ms. Chia's letter to the Editor states when referring to the
latinos community. As a Chinese or Taiwanese American, I'm sure
the letter writer must have learned a lot about names calling,
discrimination, xenophobia and racism on Chinese and other Asian
immigrants in the past. Congressman Tancredo grandpa didn't come
from Southern Italy in luxury ocean liner with tons of money, he
was poor and uneducated as well but worked hard to make sure his
descendants would live better and achieve their American dreams.
I have no doubt that many of those who benefited from the past
immigration "amnesties" are now shamelessly become as selfish as
the "natives" born here by calling on enforcement on harsh
immigration laws on recent immigrants after themselves. The
restrictionists can't have double standard by imposing harsh laws
on others but making excuses and exception on their own past
cases or ancestors' when they immigrated here. Addressing Mr.
Murray's letter, Sir, all nations make immigration restriction
laws not only to prevent terrorists and bad guys entering the
countries, but to be honest they're mainly designed to discourage
foreign competition to make the loser natives happy and stop
whining, that's about it. I love to call a spade as a spade,
without being politically correct.
Robert Yang
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