Immigration News and Updates - page 29

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  1. by   karolina
    hi everybody,
    it has been while and no news yet about ending retrogression . I quess it is gonna take a while. if anybody needs to work on Opt in NYC. i can suggest one hospital that is hiring right now.
    Lawrence and Suzanne, I talked to my lawyer in regards to being sponsored by my husband, and they told me to wait few months for relieve of retrogression. if not, i can always do it. but thank y for y input.
    thank y
  2. by   lawrence01
    Quote from karolina
    hi everybody,
    it has been while and no news yet about ending retrogression . I quess it is gonna take a while. if anybody needs to work on Opt in NYC. i can suggest one hospital that is hiring right now.
    Lawrence and Suzanne, I talked to my lawyer in regards to being sponsored by my husband, and they told me to wait few months for relieve of retrogression. if not, i can always do it. but thank y for y input.
    thank y
    Best of luck to you and your husband. Keep us updated.
  3. by   greko
    Dear Susanne and Lawrence,
    We are waiting to your suggestions about the published draft of CIR.
    Many nurses, like me, that have their approved (or pending) petitions would like to know: what will hapen to the petitions?As the reform become a law, are we supposed to start the immigration process from zero or the petitions will be "grandfathered"? In the last case, is the progress of EB3 visas processing influeced by the new reform?
    Thank you, in advance
  4. by   FutureUSRN
    From my reading of the draft bill, pending or approved petitions will use the old system and will continue to be processed. These cases will have to get visa numbers from the 90,000 per year alloted.

    If this bill passes with current provisions, the retrogression will be cut into just one year, meaning beginning October 2008, the current retrogression will end using the 90,000 visas per year. However, this does not prevent encountering future retrogressions. The good thing about this is that all employment-based petition will use only one pool of visa numbers, meaning the existing EB3 will get to share EB1 and EB2 numbers as well.
  5. by   suzanne4
    Quote from greko
    Dear Susanne and Lawrence,
    We are waiting to your suggestions about the published draft of CIR.
    Many nurses, like me, that have their approved (or pending) petitions would like to know: what will hapen to the petitions?As the reform become a law, are we supposed to start the immigration process from zero or the petitions will be "grandfathered"? In the last case, is the progress of EB3 visas processing influeced by the new reform?
    Thank you, in advance
    EB-3 petitions are not going to be stopped in their tracks. They will go under what ever is created, same as they have done in the past. Do not worry about losing out on what was done and completed for you already.
  6. by   suzanne4
    Quote from FutureUSRN
    From my reading of the draft bill, pending or approved petitions will use the old system and will continue to be processed. These cases will have to get visa numbers from the 90,000 per year alloted.

    If this bill passes with current provisions, the retrogression will be cut into just one year, meaning beginning October 2008, the current retrogression will end using the 90,000 visas per year. However, this does not prevent encountering future retrogressions. The good thing about this is that all employment-based petition will use only one pool of visa numbers, meaning the existing EB3 will get to share EB1 and EB2 numbers as well.
    Only 400 pages have been posted, there is still 600 more that we have not even seen. And not sure where you are coming up with this 90,000. That is about something completely separate from what is being discussed in the CIR. You are combining two completely different things.

    And again, they are talking about a priority system, and in that case, the points that someone gets to make them qualify for the EB-1 and the EB-2, far exceeds the normal classifications of bedside nurses. These were for those with Master's degrees and PhDs, and special skills. A new grad coming to the US does not possess that. So please keep things in context.
    Last edit by suzanne4 on May 23, '07
  7. by   dlsk
    Quote from FutureUSRN
    From my reading of the draft bill, pending or approved petitions will use the old system and will continue to be processed. These cases will have to get visa numbers from the 90,000 per year alloted.

    If this bill passes with current provisions, the retrogression will be cut into just one year, meaning beginning October 2008, the current retrogression will end using the 90,000 visas per year. However, this does not prevent encountering future retrogressions. The good thing about this is that all employment-based petition will use only one pool of visa numbers, meaning the existing EB3 will get to share EB1 and EB2 numbers as well.

    I don't think it's enough for everybody. As we have discussed, remember, there are lots and lots of people waiting in line for years. It'll probably take 4 to 5 years, at the very least, oh yeah don't forget their spouses and kids. And in the next five to six years, Z visa holders will be eligible to apply for GCs, guess what, I don't want to imagine the backlog. I'll leave it to you.
  8. by   4floridabound
    90,000 visas every year under the proposed law for EB1toEB3 is way down from the 120,120 visas under the current law.If passed, this law will not help retrogression at all but will only worsen it.I think the countries that will be hit hard by this are China and India considering only their EB1 is the only current category and their EB2 and EB3 is retrogressed a couple of years behind the others.
    I hope there will be an amendment that will exempt the dependents from the 90,000 quota or exempt from the quota all shortage occupations(which includes nursing) listed on the Dept. of Labor.
  9. by   lawrence01
    Quote from greko
    Dear Susanne and Lawrence,
    We are waiting to your suggestions about the published draft of CIR.
    Many nurses, like me, that have their approved (or pending) petitions would like to know: what will hapen to the petitions?As the reform become a law, are we supposed to start the immigration process from zero or the petitions will be "grandfathered"? In the last case, is the progress of EB3 visas processing influeced by the new reform?
    Thank you, in advance
    I second what Suzanne said. If you already have a petition that was approved or even one that is still pending, that still continues for you and you get the benefits of the old immigration system of w/c your petition (approved or pending) was based on. This is what grandfathering means. So, do not worry about it.

    Any reforms or changes, if ever, will only be for new applicants or those who have yet to file anything and also for those who will file their petitions again if it were denied using the old system.
  10. by   FutureUSRN
    Although the 140,000 visas for immigrant workers will be reduced to 90,000...the draft bill, from my reading, exempts the dependents from the count and those under schedule A occupation....so all in all, the 90,000 plus exemptions will be greater than 140,000....

    I hope my reading of the draft bill is correct....Suzzane would know better, I guess....
  11. by   lawrence01
    For me, I would not bother reading and analyzing details from that working draft.
    Multiple amendments are bound to be implemented starting from the debates in the Senate all the way up to the conference committee that will mend the Senate version and the House version and no non-US Citizen and no non-US employer have a say on any changes.

    I would rather just wait for the final draft that will actually be signed by Pres. Bush, if ever it goes to that stage and see what's in there. But that's just me.
  12. by   suzanne4
    Until there is a final bill to be signed into law, there are going to be millions of changes, not even hundreds. Already in the last 48 hours, the guest worker potential program has already been slashed in half. Do not expect to see cart blanche for nurses, it has never happened in the past, and do not expect it now.

    There is no Schedule A in effect at this time, and we do not even know if it will come back to life, or something else done. And I am suspecting that it will be a point status, and again, those with siginificant work experience such as more than ten years will get additional points as they have the skills that the US needs. Just having the RN after your name does not mean that you have the actual skills to be able to function quickly.

    I woudl not even focus on this bill at the moment, if I were overseas, and waiting; I would never want to be part of something that is focused on unskilled laborers and illegal aliens. Most of you are professionals and should be in something strictly for nurses. But with the strength of the unions here, you are not going to see unlimited caps for green cards for foreign nurses for ten years. Just is not going to happen, especially when there are issues with the training of some nurses now coming to the US.
    There are going to be so many changes coming, that your head will spin with trying to read it all. And there are still more than 600 pages that no one has seen yet, that is the length of the bill, or at least what they are expecting.
  13. by   kalayaan
    Quote from suzanne4

    There is no Schedule A in effect at this time, and we do not even know if it will come back to life, or something else done. And I am suspecting that it will be a point status, and again, those with siginificant work experience such as more than ten years will get additional points as they have the skills that the US needs. Just having the RN after your name does not mean that you have the actual skills to be able to function quickly.
    would you recommend foreign nurses work in their home country while waiting for the retrogression to be lifted? what do you think the chances are for foreign nurses without experience to get employment if the point system is approved?

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