Immigration News and Updates - page 12

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  1. by   lawrence01
    Quote from lawrence01
    House lawmakers launch immigration overhaul bid
    Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:11PM EDT

    By Donna Smith

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of House lawmakers launched another push for overhauling U.S. immigration laws on Thursday, introducing a bill to give millions of illegal immigrants a chance to become citizens.

    Click to read whole article:
    http://www.reuters.com/article/newsO...36801420070322

    In line w/ the above. The STRIVE Act of 2007 was introduced yesterday as part of the re-introduced CIR. STRIVE means Security Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy.

    It solves several issues regarding Family-based and Employment-based petitions as well as security issues.

    In particular, it sets a no visa cap for highly skilled workers (w/c includes nurses) that can be read on page 8 of the summary (Title V).

    Click to read summarized pdf file:
    http://www.shusterman.com/pdf/strive.pdf
  2. by   karolina
    [thank y lawrence and Suzanne for all y input/ y always post the latest news
    thanks again
  3. by   lawrence01
    Quote from karolina
    [thank y lawrence and Suzanne for all y input/ y always post the latest news
    thanks again
    You are very welcome and we will continue to do so. :spin:
  4. by   bcpamisa
    I have a question! me & my family were done with our interview at Phil US embassy last November 17, 2006. Unfortunately, we were not issued a visa coz i lack 2 important documents: employment contract and visascreen. now that i have these 2 documents in my hands just now, what will be the scenario if i will submit it to the embassy?

    PLS.... anybody can shed light.....

    thanks!
  5. by   rozmaril
    Dear all!
    My question is when and if the STRIVE bill will be introduced in the Senate. Isn't the general procedure that a bill has to be accepted both in the Senate and the House?
    Thanks.
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from bcpamisa
    I have a question! me & my family were done with our interview at Phil US embassy last November 17, 2006. Unfortunately, we were not issued a visa coz i lack 2 important documents: employment contract and visascreen. now that i have these 2 documents in my hands just now, what will be the scenario if i will submit it to the embassy?

    PLS.... anybody can shed light.....

    thanks!
    I would image that at the moment even once you submit your documents you will have to wait for a visa and retrogression to be lifted
  7. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from rozmaril
    Dear all!
    My question is when and if the STRIVE bill will be introduced in the Senate. Isn't the general procedure that a bill has to be accepted both in the Senate and the House?
    Thanks.
    it is also my understanding that it has to be accepted by both
  8. by   lawrence01
    As Anna said, yes it has to be accepted by both the House and the Senate.

    However, I do observe some thing good going on as this time it is the House that is active and in fact have beaten the Senate in introducing their own version of the CIR when prior press releases said that it was the Senate, led by Sen. McCain and Kennedy who was on the lead on introducing their version of the CIR.

    I hope this is a good sign. :angel2:
  9. by   english_nurse
    Quote from bcpamisa
    I have a question! me & my family were done with our interview at Phil US embassy last November 17, 2006. Unfortunately, we were not issued a visa coz i lack 2 important documents: employment contract and visascreen. now that i have these 2 documents in my hands just now, what will be the scenario if i will submit it to the embassy?

    PLS.... anybody can shed light.....

    thanks!
    was your application suspended or denied?
    if it was suspended it means that retrogression shouldnt affect you you should be able to submit the additional evidence and get your visa as a number should have been saved for you
    If it was denied then you will be stuck in retrogression im afraid
    the embassy should have given you a form at the embassy which states which happened at your interview.
    good luck
  10. by   lawrence01
    For those who wish to be able to read in complete detail the provision regarding nurses in the STRIVE ACT of 2007 you may read it w/in the complete 697 page pdf document. It is located on pages 392-397.

    Click to read whole STRIVE ACT of 2007 in pdf file:
    http://www.shusterman.com/pdf/striveact.pdf
  11. by   bettyboop
    lawrence01 thank you so much for your continued work in informing all the nurses who are affected by retrogression like myself.
    In your opinion lawrence01 do you think the strive act has a chance of being approved or is a very slim chance. Have been following its progress on Fox news.
  12. by   lawrence01
    Quote from bettyboop
    lawrence01 thank you so much for your continued work in informing all the nurses who are affected by retrogression like myself.
    In your opinion lawrence01 do you think the strive act has a chance of being approved or is a very slim chance. Have been following its progress on Fox news.
    I honestly could not say but I hope it does. Everything seems to be so ripe for the lack of a better term but no one really knows at this point.
  13. by   magandanghapon
    Here is writing with info on a U.S. Bill "Nursing Relief Act of 2007"
    I guess they intend to call the new nonimmigrant visa type as "W1" ?

    http://www.bastapinoy.com/immigration.htm

    If this happens it can open the doors wider for qualified foregin nurses to work in the U.S.

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