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  1. by   ravneet
    Quote from aky_888
    Hi everyone,

    THere's an update in Hammond law blogspot titled:

    Bridge Amendment offered - two actually!

    Hope one gets approved.

    Link:
    http://hammondlawgroup.blogspot.com/
    This is some good news that atleast there are 2 versions being introduced, one for recapturing 61,000 only for Sch. A, and another version asking for revamping the whole EB category, which is very controversial and wud probably go down the drain imho. But, as a compensatory move, the schedule A only version might survive!
  2. by   RGN1
    Yeah well I'll believe it when I see it!
  3. by   lawrence01
    Quote from ravneet
    This is some good news that atleast there are 2 versions being introduced, one for recapturing 61,000 only for Sch. A, and another version asking for revamping the whole EB category, which is very controversial and wud probably go down the drain imho. But, as a compensatory move, the schedule A only version might survive!
    I agree, the version having at least a shot is the simple recapture.

    This is practically the same thing as what they did for the 50,000 recapture signed into law on May, 2005 and lasted Nov., 2006. Plus, it is going to be attached on an appropriate parent bill unlike it's predecessors in the past several months where they were trying to attach it to parent bills that have nothing to do with nurses.
  4. by   bebotwaiting
    Hopefully!
  5. by   mpoova
    Quote from aky_888
    Hi everyone,

    THere's an update in Hammond law blogspot titled:

    Bridge Amendment offered - two actually!

    Hope one gets approved.

    Link:
    http://hammondlawgroup.blogspot.com/
    Many amendments like this came and gone as many do not agree immigration as solution.

    Lawfirm is marketing that reduce the little chance of survival.
  6. by   lost_stranger
    Quote from mpoova
    Many amendments like this came and gone as many do not agree immigration as solution.

    Lawfirm is marketing that reduce the little chance of survival.
    Many do come and go but we just need one.
  7. by   Leis23
    some new about the amendment here: http://hammondlawgroup.blogspot.com/...labor-hhs.html

    seems like it passed the first hurdle. now, let's hope and pray it will survive the conference and the expected presidential veto in the end. a training fee of 1,500usd will be added to our expenses but it's better than nothing. let's pray guys! :-) God bless to all of us.
  8. by   bebotwaiting
    cross our fingers... and hope something will happen soon!!!
  9. by   mpoova
    From the floor

    ..we all know that United States faces a serious shortage of qualified nurses..

    .. and so we are here again, 2 years later, with hospitals desperate for more nurses...

    .... $1500 fee. This fee would be used to fund a grant program that would provide grants to US nursing schools for hiring nurse faculty, expanding training capacity, and recruiting more students..


    ..is a reasonable compromise that will help both hospitals in the short term and the domestic nursing supply in the long term...

    Source:

    www.senate.gov

    click : Daily Digest, find page: S13229

    (of 23-Oct-2007)
    Last edit by mpoova on Oct 24, '07 : Reason: ..
  10. by   Amiel
    Dear Lawrence,

    I f the bridge legislation get passed, what do you think is the implication for those who want to go the AOS route? Need your honest opinion on this.

    Amiel
  11. by   lawrence01
    Quote from Amiel
    Dear Lawrence,

    I f the bridge legislation get passed, what do you think is the implication for those who want to go the AOS route? Need your honest opinion on this.

    Amiel
    It depends on how they will proceed to doing it and w/c of course depends on the final draft of the amendment. The draft by the Senate is by no means the final draft. It will still undergo a House-Senate Conference Committee to polish it up and mend the 2 versions (actually the House has no counterpart of the Senate Amendment for the recapture), so some aspects of the amendment may be striken out or modified or just stay as it is. No body knows.

    The final draft to be submitted to the US President is what counts and has to be signed. That final signed draft would then have to be interpreted by the USCIS and/or the DHS and then acted upon.

    There are several phrases in the text in the Senate Version such as:

    "(I) The total number of visas made available for immigrant workers who had petitions approved based on Schedule A, Group I under section 656.5 of title 20, Code of Federal Regulations, as promulgated by the Secretary of Labor, shall not be less than 61,000."

    Some may interpret this as giving priority to those who actually already have approved petitions rather future applicants, meaning it is primarily for relief of those already under process; some may interpret it otherwise but I would not get caught up analyzing the text as first and foremost it still can be modified during the Senate-House Conference Committee and it is not our interpretations that counts as well. It would be the USCIS' and DHS' interpretation of it and presuming it was not vetoed.

    But to answer your question, the category (if there will be one) should have the remarks: 'Current' across it for them to allow AOS to proceed for that category. However, being allowed to do AOS, as always doesn't guarantee of it being approved. I'd say, just wait until it actually becomes law and how USCIS and DHS sets forth the rules.


    *Text of Senate Version: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/...0wtlfRi:e40168:
    Last edit by lawrence01 on Oct 25, '07
  12. by   lost_stranger
    Another part of the Schumer amendment is as follows:

    "4) PETITIONS.--The Secretary of Homeland Security shall provide a process for reviewing and acting upon petitions with respect to immigrants described in schedule A not later than 30 days after the date on which a completed petition has been filed."

    The final interpretation is anyone's guess.
  13. by   BagwisRN
    Your entirely right! the final Draft is really the one we need to get hold of and try to interpret.Im particularly confused on the "financial Attestation" part. Making sure that I dont have any financial obligations left to my country of origin before I leave?? How do we do that? Do I just sign a legal paper saying I dont? Or do we go through a whole lot of trouble of checking everyones taxes?? Thats gonna take even more waiting time if ever!!Whats ur take on this provision??

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