Immigration News and Updates - page 23

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  1. by   healthcpg
    This is a great news for all! Have faith all of you! US never fails. It may take time but they always come through at the end. I hope all those who are trying to come to the US are truly hard working people, and not get to the US and six months after leave their facility. Hospitals are having a lot of problem retaining their foreign workers, after spending thousands of dollars getting them to the US.
  2. by   lawrence01
    president bush prods bipartisan immigration deal
    posted: 11:29 a.m. edt, may 12, 2007

    washington (ap) -- president bush, promoting bipartisan immigration talks as they reach a critical stage, said saturday that republicans and democrats are building consensus that could produce a bill this year.

    "i am optimistic we can pass a comprehensive immigration bill and get this problem solved for the american people this year," bush said in his weekly radio address.

    bush used the address to put pressure on senators as they prepare to hold a vote on the contentious issue next week. signing an overhaul into law would be viewed as a marquee domestic achievement for the president.

    he has dispatched two members of his cabinet, homeland security secretary michael chertoff and commerce secretary carlos gutierrez, to capitol hill for almost daily closed-door meetings with a handful of republicans and democrats to cut an immigration deal. the group is eyeing a tuesday deadline for a compromise.

    "these meetings have been productive. we've been addressing our differences in good faith, and we're building consensus. both republicans and democrats understand that successful immigration reform must be bipartisan," bush said.

    sen. edward m. kennedy, d-massachusetts, thanked bush for "addressing the nation on this critical issue and emphasizing the common goals that we share.

    "the american people will be watching and waiting to see if the senate can come together on immigration reform and strike the right balance between strengthening our security and our economy and enacting laws that uphold the humanity and dignity of those who come here seeking a better life," kennedy said.

    both sides have an interest in addressing the topic, which polls show is among americans' top concerns. it's also a top issue for hispanic voters, a fast-growing segment of the electorate that is being hotly contested by the two parties.

    "the politics are pointing to action. what's difficult is that squaring the circle on the policy differences between the two parties is hard," said frank sharry, the executive director of the national immigration forum.

    "politically it makes sense for the key players to get it done this year, and before the next election season kicks in," sharry said.

    click here for full article.
  3. by   suzanne4
    Look back at what Bush stated. In his previous interviews, everything was talking about signing something in August. Now he is hoping that something gets passed this year. Big difference in how he is stating things.

    Big issues going on in Washington right now, with funding for Iraq war at the head of all of it. Now they are approving funding just to July, and then the arguments will start all over again, so that may delay things with immigration.

    And as mentioned above, if they recap unused visas, there are already more that are waiting than there are actual visas. Remember that dependents have been counted in those numbers, so even with the 50,000 that became available last time, it only came out to less than 20,000 nurses and physical therapists. Remember that the PTs were also under Schedule A in the past.
  4. by   vermountindia
    "big issues going on in washington right now, with funding for iraq war at the head of all of it. now they are approving funding just to july, and then the arguments will start all over again, so that may delay things with immigration."
    what a government....!!! when one issue raised up, they forgets all other issues...why, american government cannot handle more than one issue at a time...???
    will wait till wednesday....and see...
    rgds
  5. by   suzanne4
    There are always things that come up, no matter where you live in the world. Things are always changing. Tornadoes hit, and interfere with the status quo. And we saw an entire city flattened this past week.

    Again, there are issues at hand that are more important than a visa for a foreign nurse. It is not high on the list here for many, as it does not influence them.

    You need to be realistic on this.
    And I am not sure what you mean by waiting until Wednesday, the wait is going to be much longer. And as we have already stated, there are more that have had I-140 approval than there are visas is they go with the re-cap bill.
  6. by   suzanne4
    Quote from vermountindia
    "big issues going on in washington right now, with funding for iraq war at the head of all of it. now they are approving funding just to july, and then the arguments will start all over again, so that may delay things with immigration."
    what a government....!!! when one issue raised up, they forgets all other issues...why, american government cannot handle more than one issue at a time...???
    will wait till wednesday....and see...
    rgds

    but then i have a question for you? if you do not like the way that our government does things, why are so determined that this is where you wish to live and pay your taxes to? makes no sense to me.

    this is how things work here, if you do not like it, you are free to work where ever you wish in the world. you have probably selected the us because you know that you will get recoginition for being an rn and be able to support your family and provide for them. but that is the same thing that many others wish to do as well. and the number of nurses that wish to do that exceeds the number of visas that are available per year. there is nothing written in stone somewhere that more visas need to be created, if you think about it. currently rns are under the eb-3 category, a place that they have always been under, and any other professional in that category has had to wait 5 years or so. this is not anything new. sure there have been periods when nurses have been expedited the past three years; but this has not been always, only for the last few years, and only with a certain number of visas for that. it has never been unlimited and never think that it will be.

    there was nothing that kept you from applying a few years ago, and then you could have had a visa already. so please, do not try to put all blame on my country.

    timing is everything.
  7. by   nutella
    I am really really depressed .
    Reading all those posts make me feel aweful. EB3 and up to 5 years - I do not know what to make of this. I am living in the US but on a dependant Visa (H4) and to know that it could be another x years. I consider to move back to Europe because I can't be another years dependant here with no hope that things will change soon.

    nutella
  8. by   lawrence01
    Quote from vermountindia
    "big issues going on in washington right now, with funding for iraq war at the head of all of it. now they are approving funding just to july, and then the arguments will start all over again, so that may delay things with immigration."
    what a government....!!! when one issue raised up, they forgets all other issues...why, american government cannot handle more than one issue at a time...???
    will wait till wednesday....and see...
    rgds
    do not worry about it. they are already multi-tasking on these diff. issues as it is. not every senator and congressman are directly responsible for certain issues. all others not directly responsible can only voice their opinion and of course vote on it come voting time.

    everything has a schedule. you can check out their respective websites and see their schedules. it's full. the schedule for cir is on this last 2 weeks of may and there have been intense behind the doors negotiations for almost everyday for the last 2 mos. cir also involves homeland security issues so they also consider this bill a priority and this is also the reason why they are taking time to do it right. just look at the 6 proponents in the fort dix case. 3 are illegals and 1 or 2 are working w/ a green card.

    let's just wait what happens in wednesday.
    Last edit by lawrence01 on May 13, '07
  9. by   caroladybelle
    Quote from vermountindia
    "big issues going on in washington right now, with funding for iraq war at the head of all of it. now they are approving funding just to july, and then the arguments will start all over again, so that may delay things with immigration."
    what a government....!!! when one issue raised up, they forgets all other issues...why, american government cannot handle more than one issue at a time...???
    because for most americans, or for that matter the world at large, the iraq war is a much bigger, much more pressing issue than new visas. and given current national antipathy toward immigration issues, politicians are not going to press an issue of authorizing visas when there are stories out about illegals or for that matter, legal immigrants breaking laws, and commiting crimes.

    while the vast majority of those that wish to immigrate, are wonderful law abiding people, the news has had more stories about the lawless ones. and when americans are faced with issues, the issue of taking care of our soldiers/protecting american lives while they are fighting abroad is going to greatly outweigh the issue of granting visas to bring more foreign workers in.

    for politicians to think or act otherwise, would end their political career.
  10. by   topscot
    Quote from lawrence01
    Do not worry about it. They are already multi-tasking on these diff. issues as it is. Not every Senator and Congressman are directly responsible for certain issues. All others not directly responsible can only voice their opinion and of course vote on it come voting time.

    Everything has a schedule. You can check out their respective websites and see their schedules. It's full. The schedule for CIR is on this last 2 weeks of May and there have been intense behind the doors negotiations for almost everyday for the last 2 mos. CIR also involves homeland security issues so they also consider this Bill a priority and this is also the reason why they are taking time to do it right. Just look at the 6 proponents in the Fort Dix case. 3 are illegals and 1 or 2 are working w/ a green card.

    Let's just wait what happens in Wednesday.
    Lawrence i thank you for your positive and informative views it is easy to be negative but reading your threads always makes me feel positive and informed

    Thank you
  11. by   fruity
    Quote from topscot
    Lawrence i thank you for your positive and informative views it is easy to be negative but reading your threads always makes me feel positive and informed

    Thank you
    I agree.......
  12. by   suzanne4
    I do not want to be taken as beign negative, but when someone complains on how we do things in the US, the way Washington does things; they need to seriously rethink if they really wish to work here.

    Sure, there are things that we do not like at times, but our security is still number #1 on everyone's list. And that is the most important thing to every American right now.

    Foreign nurses do not have anything to do with security.
  13. by   english_nurse
    Quote from topscot
    Lawrence i thank you for your positive and informative views it is easy to be negative but reading your threads always makes me feel positive and informed

    Thank you
    yes thankyou very much, you are a ray of sunshine
    we know that the nurses are not the government prioity, but when its all you have thought about for 3 years and all you want in the world then its pretty important.
    some people may like being separated from their families/home or feeling unsettled, unable to plan things, buy things etc, personally i dont, which is why all this waiting is so hard, im sure there are many on here who understand how we all feel, at the end of the day im sure most on here dont care about the rest of it all, we just want our visas!!!!!!
    good luck to us all
    Last edit by english_nurse on May 13, '07

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