Immigration News and Updates - page 10

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  1. by   ryans
    Dear All,

    It’s been a tremendous roller coaster ride for all our aspiring nurses who are eagerly awaiting their visa number to become available and will go on the duties. Since many of qualified people are still waiting to get their feet on the door, few more months of wait would hurt less. Sooner or later, this retrogression will be lifted and we all will enjoy our days again. This will bring joy and happiness to all us, and my request to you all is waiting for few more months to see when Congress will get the relief. Thanks for your time.
  2. by   David Seong Ho Chang
    hi, i'm currently an associate degree nursing student in the u.s., boston... i am aware that schedule a visa is expired...and i am not in bachelor's degree status... I have a previous bachelor's degree in illustraion, art.... I am nervous about my current sitaution working in the u.s.... am i still possibly working in the u.s. and possibly get a permanent residency in the future??? thank you very much
  3. by   english_nurse
    Quote from ryans
    Dear All,

    It's been a tremendous roller coaster ride for all our aspiring nurses who are eagerly awaiting their visa number to become available and will go on the duties. Since many of qualified people are still waiting to get their feet on the door, few more months of wait would hurt less. Sooner or later, this retrogression will be lifted and we all will enjoy our days again. This will bring joy and happiness to all us, and my request to you all is waiting for few more months to see when Congress will get the relief. Thanks for your time.
    WHO THE HECK ARE YOU?????
  4. by   suzanne4
    Quote from David Seong Ho Chang
    hi, i'm currently an associate degree nursing student in the u.s., boston... i am aware that schedule a visa is expired...and i am not in bachelor's degree status... I have a previous bachelor's degree in illustraion, art.... I am nervous about my current sitaution working in the u.s.... am i still possibly working in the u.s. and possibly get a permanent residency in the future??? thank you very much
    There are no Schedule A visas available for anyone currently. Not sure when you are graduating from your program, but currently there is no way for you to work here after school unless you qualify for the OPT, and not sure if you used it with your previous degree. If so, then you will not have that available for you.

    And the only visa that is available to you is the permanent residency. There are no temporary work permits for those that are RNs as they are usually fast-tracked with the green card. There are only a few special type of visas available and those are only valid if you are a citizen and hold a passport from one of those countries. e.g. Australia, Canada, Mexico. And those require that you have a Visa Screen Certificate in hand before you can even apply for them.

    When are you actually graduating?
  5. by   ryans
    Quote from David Seong Ho Chang
    hi, i'm currently an associate degree nursing student in the u.s., boston... i am aware that schedule a visa is expired...and i am not in bachelor's degree status... I have a previous bachelor's degree in illustraion, art.... I am nervous about my current sitaution working in the u.s.... am i still possibly working in the u.s. and possibly get a permanent residency in the future??? thank you very much
    Schedule A visa has not been expired, but its unavailable at this current time. Where did you get your Bachelor degree? If it is from US, did you use OPT which is granted after the completion of your degree? If you have not used OPT or have no BS degree from US, then after your AS degree completion you are entitled to get OPT - that will allow you to work full time once it gets approved. Once the retro gets lifted, your healthcare service will be able to apply your GC, check with them if you decide to join in your OPT after you get it.
  6. by   davesunjanc
    Thanks. according to the immigration law, I believe that you get a year opt when you recieve a new degree. I had a opt for my previous degree. anyway, ryan. what's GC?
    I will graduate on Dec, 2008. Maybe, I should go for a bachelor's or master's degree in nursing after I graduate?
  7. by   davesunjanc
    by the way, I changed my screenname to davesunjanc
  8. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from davesunjanc
    Thanks. according to the immigration law, I believe that you get a year opt when you recieve a new degree. I had a opt for my previous degree. anyway, ryan. what's GC?
    I will graduate on Dec, 2008. Maybe, I should go for a bachelor's or master's degree in nursing after I graduate?
    GC = green card. By dec 2008 hopefully issues with immigration will have been sorted and all you need to do is meet BON requirements get VS on passing NCLEX. I believe OPT can only be used once unless you go for something higher ie Masters
  9. by   davesunjanc
    thank you for the replies. very kind of you guys. I just found out that you can get OPT fo the associate degree as well as long as you are a full-time student for at least 2 years... so I will see how things will turn out before the end of year 2009, the end date of my possible opt.
  10. by   suzanne4
    Quote from davesunjanc
    Thanks. according to the immigration law, I believe that you get a year opt when you recieve a new degree. I had a opt for my previous degree. anyway, ryan. what's GC?
    I will graduate on Dec, 2008. Maybe, I should go for a bachelor's or master's degree in nursing after I graduate?
    Not any new degree, it has to be more advanced than the first one. So if the person has used the OPT for a year after getting the BS degree in any field, then it is not available unless they are going on for a Master's degree. It cannot be used for another BS degree, or the Associate degree.

    The GC is the green card. If you have used the OPT, you will not be able to use one as an RN. Only if you go for the MSN, no other degree below that. Please go back and research what you read. You can find details about all of the immigration rulings by actually going to the US State Dept website and checking on the specific visa along with OPT and CPT classifications.
  11. by   suzanne4
    Quote from davesunjanc
    thank you for the replies. very kind of you guys. I just found out that you can get OPT fo the associate degree as well as long as you are a full-time student for at least 2 years... so I will see how things will turn out before the end of year 2009, the end date of my possible opt.
    Not if you already have a Bachelors's degree and you have used the OPT already. You only get it once for each classification and it has to be a higher degree, not lower; or equal.

    Please go back and read the specifics on this. Where ever you got your information from is incorrect.
  12. by   lawrence01
    Immigrant advocates gear up

    Wish list of reform measures includes path to legalization for most of the 11 million undocumented migrants in the U.S.

    By Teresa Watanabe and Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writers
    March 17, 2007


    Determined to win reform legislation this year, California immigrant advocates and others are seeking to better coordinate their movement's efforts by launching a $4-million national lobbying campaign and a "unity blueprint" laying out their policy goals.

    As Congress prepares to restart debate over immigration reform, the dual actions are aimed at seizing the political offensive and bridging internal differences among advocacy groups over such issues as a guest worker program.

    Without unity, activists say, they could fail to win reform before the 2008 political campaign season gets in full gear and potentially jeopardizes their chance of success.

    Pls click to read whole article:
    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...nes-california
  13. by   lawrence01
    Immigration reform effort running on several tracks

    House, Senate alliances change along with the strategies for a comprehensive bill
    By MICHELLE MITTELSTADT
    Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau


    WASHINGTON-The wheels have come off the bipartisan House-Senate campaign to craft a sweeping overhaul of the nation's immigration laws, with key players splintering into different directions.

    The Senate's lead immigration champion, Massachusetts Democrat Ted Kennedy, is moving in one direction; his House allies in another; and the White House is operating on a third track with Senate Republicans.

    "There is an enormous amount of swirling energy and political effort going on. And inevitably in that sort of dance, you go forward, you go backward, you go sideways," said Tamar Jacoby, a Manhattan Institute immigration-policy expert close to the White House and Republican lawmakers.

    "It's way too soon to be talking about setbacks."

    Though the policymakers acknowledge their strategies have changed, they say they remain optimistic about getting a comprehensive immigration bill through Congress this year.

    Pls. click to read whole article:
    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nation/4635621.html

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