Immigration News and Updates - page 31

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  1. by   RNGrad2006
    Quote from kkalu
    I got the information below from the USCIS bulletin, I would like to know if a nurse with BSN or MSN will be classified as stated below:

    Second : Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability: 28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required by first preference.


    Is this H-1 or simply a different classification of an I-140? Please Susanne4 and Lawrence HELP WITH AN ANSWER!
    Not a BSN but maybe a MSN. The problem with nursing is even if you have an advanced degree since nursing doesn't REQUIRE an advanced degree it doesn't seem to qualify for the categories as other healthcare occupations do like PT's, OT's or Social Workers. There is some good information on www.hammondlawgroupblogspot.com
  2. by   detroix
    Quote from 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.
    i agree with sir lawrence, we can't move on until we know the terms and policies. because we have to follow and discern over it, if ever it becomes a new law.
  3. by   suzanne4
    If you look at the news that has come out on the CIR since last night, you will already see significant changes just in the past 24 hours. And not little changes, but quite significant.

    And if any dates are mentioned, they have no bearing on anything until the CIR becomes law. And still hope that nurses are not under the CIR, but a separate bill for them. Would be the best for nurses.

    If you think about it, for them to make any changes to anything in the CIR, that includes much more work and harder to do. A single bill on its own is a much better way to do things.

    But again, things are still in just a talking stage, far from being finalized.
  4. by   lawrence01
    Quote from detroix
    i agree with sir lawrence, we can't move on until we know the terms and policies. because we have to follow and discern over it, if ever it becomes a new law.
    Just want to add that the only thing that should be considered for any in-dept analysis or interpretation is the signed final draft and not any working draft that keeps changing everyday and as Suzanne mentioned, the changes are not just little changes but big and very significant ones.

    In my opinion, personal interpretations should be kept into a minimal so that people reading it don't get confused or distraught of the info. that might not even be there anymore the next day or a few weeks from now. Some people do take things literally, esp. if the one making the interpretation does not disclose that it is only a personal interpretation or just a speculation.
  5. by   RNGrad2006
    Quote from suzanne4
    if you look at the news that has come out on the cir since last night, you will already see significant changes just in the past 24 hours. and not little changes, but quite significant.

    and if any dates are mentioned, they have no bearing on anything until the cir becomes law. and still hope that nurses are not under the cir, but a separate bill for them. would be the best for nurses.

    if you think about it, for them to make any changes to anything in the cir, that includes much more work and harder to do. a single bill on its own is a much better way to do things.

    but again, things are still in just a talking stage, far from being finalized.
    suzanne is right. i was very against cir since it is really bad for america. i would rather wait longer than to have that pass. if eventually some of us are lucky enough to get green cards it is in our best interest to make sure that the bills and laws passed are good for america. cir does not look like it has a chance of passing as of today. a vote was taken today and it is not at all favorable. but the good news is that it appears there are senators out there that are still trying to file amendments for nurses and a bill for nurses is still the best thing rather than being included in a 1000 page document frought with flaws. see what hammond has just posted this morning (see below).

    there has been an amendment offered to the senate's cir that will add a nurse bridge provision to the cir. this is sa 1409. the amendment was offered by sen. hutchison and sen. schumer. sen. durbin immediately added a second amendment that tacks on a training fee of $1500, much like the h-1 training fee. the fee is intended to help the us develop its own nurses.

    all of this is great news.

    of course the senate's cir is looking [color=#334477]deader by the minute. we should know by the day's end if it will succeed or fail. still, the hutchison amendment is great news and shows that there is still a lot of momentum for bridge legislation.
  6. by   healthcpg
    I have a friend here in the states who has filled for her AOS from F-1 to an I-140, is she able to file for EAD right way?
  7. by   Hathaway
    Looks like things look dim for the CIR.

    This just happened today as of this post.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/07/wa...ig.html?ref=us

    Reid's gonna try to do cloture again tonight. If the senate wont go for it again, he just might abandon CIR.
  8. by   RNGrad2006
    Quote from kkalu
    I have a friend here in the states who has filled for her AOS from F-1 to an I-140, is she able to file for EAD right way?
    Is your friend doing this through an attorney? With OPT she would have EAD for a year while the AOS is processing. But with OPT after the year is up it is not renewable. But if AOS is approved that might change things.
    I-140 is still processing but not sure what happens if retrogression continues after the EAD expires. I would be very careful to make sure she is never out of status. You can be barred from entering the US for 10 years if you are found to be out of status.
  9. by   ravneet
    CIR is officially dead

    This is a good news for us nurses coz it sets us apart from CIR which was focused on illegals. Still not sure if nurses were ever a part of CIR or not, but its off the discussion for this year. This paves the road for bills that focus only on schedule A. I hope to see some movement b4 senate breaks!
  10. by   dcmRN
    Hi fellow nurses, I'm watching fox news today and it said that immigration bill dies on the senate today. Is it a good news to us or not? any feedbacks about this?
  11. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Quote from ravneet
    CIR is officially dead

    This is a good news for us nurses coz it sets us apart from CIR which was focused on illegals. Still not sure if nurses were ever a part of CIR or not, but its off the discussion for this year. This paves the road for bills that focus only on schedule A. I hope to see some movement b4 senate breaks!
    CIR being dead likely IS good news for nurses. As long as that monster was on the table, a side amendment somewhere offering some relief to immigrating nurses wasn't an option.

    Not saying it is now, but it is certainly a better prospect now that the CIR dragon appears to be temporarily slain.

    Only don't completely write CIR off as dead. Only the current version is dead. Congress knows full well it can't go back to the voters in '08 without addressing the illegal situation. Some form of CIR will rear its ugly head again, almost certainly this session of Congress.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    Last edit by ZASHAGALKA on Jun 8, '07
  12. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from kkalu
    I have a friend here in the states who has filled for her AOS from F-1 to an I-140, is she able to file for EAD right way?
    No she will not get EAD currently due to retrogression all that is processed is I140 unless as previously stated they have OPT. If they are on a tourist visa and doing AOS the likely hood is better to go back home as nothing except I140 can be filed and could be several months before anything can be filed and they could then be out of status and risk a ban
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Jun 8, '07 : Reason: add more info and spelling
  13. by   lawrence01
    I agree with Tim and I hope it stays dead at least for this year, so that a separate bill specifically for nurses can now be entertained, such as the 90,000 visa recapture that was planned months ago. There will be no more excuses not to entertain stand-alone immigration-related bills now that CIR has been pulled out.

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