Immigration News and Updates - page 26

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  1. by   mpoova
    S. RES. 192

    P. S6077

    Note the Sen. Res. on 14th May 2007 which projects nursing shortage to
    12, 00,000 by 2014

    you can read this on http://thomas.loc.gov/

    new serach with above details.

    XXXXXXXX

    Whereas our Nation continues to face a nursing shortage unprecedented in its depth and duration, with a projected 1,200,000 new and replacement nurses needed by 2014;
    Whereas the nationwide nursing shortage has caused dedicated nurses to work longer hours and care for more acutely ill patients;

    XXXXX

    One hopes that there will be good provisions for FT nurses in the CIR to be part of the solution for the estimated shortage as per SE. RES. 192 on 14th May 2007.
  2. by   lawrence01
    immigration overhaul is closer to senate floor
    proposal would offer route to legal status, shift preferences to skilled workers

    by jonathan weisman
    washington post staff writer
    thursday, may 17, 2007

    senate negotiators reached a tentative agreement yesterday on a broad overhaul of the nation's immigration laws that would offer virtually all of the nation's 12 million undocumented workers a route to legal status while shifting migration preferences away from the extended families of citizens toward more skilled and educated workers.

    click here for full article.
  3. by   ED-Adrenaline
    I have read the Washington post article and I see NOTHING for helthcare porfessionals.
    I think NOW the main issue is the Illegal immigrants and temporary worker's program and it will stay that way.
    Nurses will have to wait for the final outcome and don't get overwhelmed by this article.
  4. by   lawrence01
    Quote from Macedonia the Great
    I have read the Washington post article and I see NOTHING for helthcare porfessionals.
    I think NOW the main issue is the Illegal immigrants and temporary worker's program and it will stay that way.
    Nurses will have to wait for the final outcome and don't get overwhelmed by this article.
    It has always been that issue. It is what has 'dragged' the CIR for so long.

    There has been no 'debates' regarding nurses but there are provisions for nurses in CIR as I have been posting about for so long and there has always been provisions for nurses from any version of the CIR since last year (including the Senate's 2006 version of it). It has always been constant. It is the other sections of the CIR (what to do w/ illegals) that has not yet been agreed upon and what is being discussed but it is not my intention to discuss issues concerning what to do w/ illegals. It is just that provisions for nurses is part of CIR and the fate of CIR is dependent on the issue of what to do w/ illegals. The foreign nurses are concern if CIR will be passed this year and any news of it will always mention illegal immigration issues as that is the most impt. issue that will spell for the success or failure of CIR.

    Congress will not debate each and every issue and every detail in the CIR. It is way TOO BIG and much time-consuming to do so. Impractical to do so as well. Much of the smaller details has been discussed closed door and it seems by the way things are going everything (including on what to do w/ illegals) will be discussed and agreed upon discussions behind doors. If they will agree on everything already behind doors, there would be no need for grand debates anymore.

    All news regarding CIR posted here are for updates only on it's progress since a passed and signed CIR is tantamount to lifting of retrogression for nurses and even possibly an end to retrogression for foreign nurses every 2-3 years or so if the visa quota allocated has been exhausted. If the no visa-cap until 2017 provision in CIR for foreign nurses is included (and all versions of CIR has included it since last year) then there will be no more retrogression for foreign nurses until 2017. Employers will not anymore wait for too long for arrival of foreign nurses since immigration procedures will go on seamlessly w/o retrogression happening every time visa quotas has been reached.

    Also, there are possible parts of CIR that foreign nurses may also be concern with, such as proposals that there might be no more venue for immigrants to petition their parents and siblings through family-based petitions and may include petitioning a spouse from their home country that was not originally included w/ him or her when he was petitioned by his employer.
    Last edit by lawrence01 on May 17, '07
  5. by   ED-Adrenaline
    in respond to lawrence01 post.

    i totally agree about the cir progress importance for all who wish to immigrate in us.
    what i don't believe is necessary is... in this blog to get news about some progress of cir that does not directly impose on nurse's immigration issue.

    in my opinion, all "progress notes" for cir debates should be posted in other blogs such they have in "immigration voice".:yeahthat:

    what matters here is news that nurses are waiting for "like desert the water".
    and here we are, receiving a "daily dosage" of "painkiller".

    in my opinion, if we don't have news that are in relation to what nurse's worries are about, that we don't have to post " just anything " that does not affects the nurses lives, because ,correct me if i am wrong...but this is nurses site, right?
    (with all respect to all nurses who have immigrant relatives in us)

    i agree that some of the issues debated, may be related to family members of our nurses and i agree to see those news (as i am concerned as well), but not here as they are available in "immigration voice" or any web news that on an off have been posted here as well.
    what i also disagree is...that matters about nurses immigration is not something debating parties "agreed upon long time ago or last year" and certainly this issues will be discussed again.
    those are the news that should be posted here and i will be happy to hear about it.

    to cut the story short, i don't think that you should post news about immigration just because something has to be posted today to keep the blog running.
    my two cents about cir (as everybody gives already):
    it was and is an issue that will or not be solved in the near future-lets be patient and talk about immigration news for nurses...does not matter if they will come from...cir of any other legislation....and what we can or cannot do about it.

    and for the record...i have no intention to fight a word war at all.
  6. by   english_nurse
    i didnt quite catch the whole item i just saw on fox news but i think there was a report about a bill on immigration being agreed today
    I am looking at the website but i think it must have only just happened as nothing is on there yet
    has anyone else seen it?
    maybe its a small step forward?!?
  7. by   english_nurse
    got a link
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,273192,00.html
    not sure if it helps us or not though
    Last edit by english_nurse on May 17, '07
  8. by   letina
    Just read your link Claire. It certainly looks like an agreement has been reached doesn't it? I haven't had the TV on but will go switch on now, see if there's anything on the news. From what Lawrence has been posting, my understanding is that there is provision for the nurses in this Bill. Fingers crossed for all of you waiting to hear some news.
  9. by   lawrence01
    Quote from english_nurse
    got a link
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,273192,00.html
    not sure if it helps us or not though
    Yes, it does. :spin: It's the same news from Washington Post I just posted. They have tentatively reached an agreement already and looks like the voting set for Monday is a go since there is already an agreement. They postponed the Wednesday voting to give some more time for further negotiations just for this and it seems the extra time did wonders. Looks like the voting will finally commence on Monday.

    Thanks for the update, english_nurse.
  10. by   lawrence01
    everyone can refer to post #325 for things related to cir and provisions for nurses; what happens after voting and what are the possible scenarios that will happen afterwards.

    thanks.
    Last edit by lawrence01 on May 18, '07
  11. by   healthcpg
    agreement reached on immigration reform

    by julie hirschfeld davis, associated press writer 10 minutes ago

    key senators in both parties announced agreement with the white house thursday on an immigration overhaul that would grant quick legal status to millions of illegal immigrants already in the u.s. and fortify the border.



    copyright 2007 the associated press. all rights reserved. the information contained in the ap news report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without the prior written authority of the associated press.

    thread edited due to above statement being included with the post.
    Last edit by suzanne4 on May 17, '07
  12. by   healthcpg
    patience is a virtue i possess!
  13. by   Aquarian
    Quote from kkalu
    A new temporary guest worker program would also have to wait until those so-called "triggers" had been activated.
    Those workers would have to return home after work stints of two years, with little opportunity to gain permanent legal status or ever become U.S. citizens. They could renew their guest worker visas twice, but would be required to leave for a year in between each time.
    Democrats had pressed instead for guest workers to be permitted to stay and work indefinitely in the U.S.
    Copyright 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. The information contained in the AP News report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press.
    I'm not sure I like this. I'm confused now!

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