Immigration News and Updates - page 5

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  1. by   vermountindia
    Hi all.
    Presently, what I understood is there are two bills on the move in terms of Nurses immigration. One is RNPA, which includes a provision to make Schedule A occupations exempt from the general Employment Based visa quota.(S.646). Second one is CIR, for which hearing took place today. Which of these you all think going to help us? I heard that CIR will have slim chance to get thru since its covering aspect of all kind of immigration.....
    So....?
    rgds
  2. by   mutya
    Quote from vermountindia
    Hi all.
    Presently, what I understood is there are two bills on the move in terms of Nurses immigration. One is RNPA, which includes a provision to make Schedule A occupations exempt from the general Employment Based visa quota.(S.646). Second one is CIR, for which hearing took place today. Which of these you all think going to help us? I heard that CIR will have slim chance to get thru since its covering aspect of all kind of immigration.....
    So....?
    rgds
    For me RNPA is better and much faster. CIR has too many baggages attached to it wherein S.646 involves nurses and nursing shortage directly.
    Hope they can expedite this bill as a priority so that we dont need to wait too long. Have hope...
  3. by   suzanne4
    Quote from mutya
    For me RNPA is better and much faster. CIR has too many baggages attached to it wherein S.646 involves nurses and nursing shortage directly.
    Hope they can expedite this bill as a priority so that we dont need to wait too long. Have hope...
    Nothing is being expedited; if it was, it would have already been a done deal.
  4. by   rozmaril
    Hi, everybody!
    Those who are suprised by the sudden silence of Hammond Law group as for CIR Feb 28 meeting, may look up some information in the site of Carl Shusterman. Anyway, they mention some suggested "legalization" procedures (does not concern nurses) and an approximate date of the bill to be effected into law - Jan, 2008! Sad. More developments are to happen next week, as they say.
  5. by   vermountindia
    Hi all,
    Anybody knows status of RNPA(the bill which includes a provision to make Schedule A occupations exempt from the general Employment Based visa quota.(S.646) ?
    Where is that bill now? On what stage?
    Also, who is (Senator) going to introduce the bill for recapturing 90,000visa?
    Thanks
    Rgds
  6. by   jonRNMD
    Quote from rozmaril
    Anyway, they mention some suggested "legalization" procedures (does not concern nurses) and an approximate date of the bill to be effected into law - Jan, 2008! Sad. More developments are to happen next week, as they say.
    Jan 2008???? my wife and I would be stuck using EAD's for the next 10 months and that means not able to come home for Christmas as im nervous about leaving NY using Advance Parole
  7. by   karolina
    iam in the same boat, i got to renew my work permit too... at least we have work permit. there are people out there, that are forced to leave..i hope sth will be done for nurses.\\
    lawrence , i signed in for the email updates with the immigration a while ago/ my application for green card was udated on january 4 2007, but i quess bec we are stuck in the retrogression, nothing was done, except of updating it. no request for additional papers were send. thank you lawrence
    karolina
  8. by   lawrence01
    Thanks. :wink2: If it's for the I-140, USCIS continues to process those even during retrogression. Time-frame of approval just depends on w/c Service Center your file was placed at. Texas Service Center usually processes anywhere bet. <1-3 mos. base on recent reports here while Nebraska Service Center processes bet. 6-8 mos. also base on reports your co-members post on our tracker.
  9. by   suzanne4
    Quote from jonRNMD
    Jan 2008???? my wife and I would be stuck using EAD's for the next 10 months and that means not able to come home for Christmas as im nervous about leaving NY using Advance Parole
    Highly recommend that you do not use the Advanced Parole, unless there is a family emergency. If you look at the I-131, it states that it does not guarantee admission back into the US. It is up to the descretion of the officer at the airport. And I have seen some that have not been approved.

    Ten months is too far off to make any definite plans at the moment, no one knows what will happen by then. But since you have been here so long already, suggest that you wait until you have the green card in hand to really play it safe. There are too many issues going on right now.
  10. by   suzanne4
    Quote from rozmaril
    Hi, everybody!
    Those who are suprised by the sudden silence of Hammond Law group as for CIR Feb 28 meeting, may look up some information in the site of Carl Shusterman. Anyway, they mention some suggested "legalization" procedures (does not concern nurses) and an approximate date of the bill to be effected into law - Jan, 2008! Sad. More developments are to happen next week, as they say.

    And this is why I always stated to get any information directly from the US government, not a law group that posts something on their website. The items get changed too much and then people post about them stating that they heards that such and such is happening. Usually it is just the opinion of the person that wrote the item, or the wishful thinking of many. But not what is going to happen. And here is proof of what I have been saying all along. And again, it will probably be dependent on where the nurse was born when anything opens up.
  11. by   suzanne4
    Quote from karolina
    iam in the same boat, i got to renew my work permit too... at least we have work permit. there are people out there, that are forced to leave..i hope sth will be done for nurses.\\
    lawrence , i signed in for the email updates with the immigration a while ago/ my application for green card was udated on january 4 2007, but i quess bec we are stuck in the retrogression, nothing was done, except of updating it. no request for additional papers were send. thank you lawrence
    karolina
    If you are in the US and under the AOS, processing is different for you than if you were petitioned overseas. The only thing that is the same is the I-140. Then everything changes. With the retrogression in place, if in the US, things are going to be slow. If the file is complete, there should be no need for further documentation, only the wait for the green card.
  12. by   karolina
    thank you suzanne ,,like always
  13. by   suzanne4
    Quote from karolina
    thank you suzanne ,,like always

    You are quite welcome.

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