Retrogression!!! - page 6

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  1. by   suzanne4
    Immigration is not high on the list, other than illegal immigration from Mexico. But there are more pressing matters such as Korea and their nuclear bomb making, Al- Queda and their new terrorist plots.

    And what you do not understand, they do not start work January 3rd, they do not get sworn in that quickly, and until their offices are set up, etc., things will not get done right away. There are going to be some significant changes as to how things will be done in Washington, and again, creation of visas for foreign nurses is not high on the list, nor should it be.

    If more visas were created tomorrow, it does not mean that nurses will be in the US the following week to fill gaps in schedules. It takes at least a year for anyone to get thru the process................other things should be discussed first, such as safety for the people of the US. Trying to limit gang activity would also be higher on my list.
  2. by   paul_david_hewson
    I think they also included health care crisis in their list aside from Iraq's war and immigration. That is what I read in the papers here in Manila.
  3. by   suzanne4
    But you are leaving out the most important part of that, the newspapers in Manila create the news to their advantage.

    Immigreation is high on the list here, but for illegals coming up thru Mexico, not for nurses. Two completely different things.

    And sure, the new people will be sworn into office in January, but not the first week, and they do not reconvene until the middle of the month.

    Quit trying to read too much into it at this point. Not one thing will be done before March..............try and be a little realistic on this. There are msny more pressing issues here.
  4. by   batasMTR_RN
    Quote from suzanne4
    But you are leaving out the most important part of that, the newspapers in Manila create the news to their advantage.

    Immigreation is high on the list here, but for illegals coming up thru Mexico, not for nurses. Two completely different things.

    And sure, the new people will be sworn into office in January, but not the first week, and they do not reconvene until the middle of the month.

    Quit trying to read too much into it at this point. Not one thing will be done before March..............try and be a little realistic on this. There are msny more pressing issues here.

    well said...painful but this is reality... thanks for putting us back to reality...
  5. by   xannnax
    if the retro gets lifted and US is open again for foreign nurses, how long will it last until another retro comes up?

    thanks!
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from xannnax
    if the retro gets lifted and US is open again for foreign nurses, how long will it last until another retro comes up?

    thanks!
    How long is a piece of string... Seriously it all depends on what they do to whether it happens again or not.. ie band aid or permanent fix, whether they release x amount of visas like they did last time or do something different with the visas
  7. by   xannnax
    awww....

    its really hard to live in a third world country.
  8. by   Silverdragon102
    if you get the process moving Pass NCLEX, any language courses etc find a employer and start the process there is no reason once the visas are released that you do not get issued with one. Once starting the process your file once approved moves to the NVC and is processed up to packet 3 so then it is a case of wait for visas. Not saying it is easy living in a third world country but atleast you can do a lot of stuff now
  9. by   batasMTR_RN
    Quote from xannnax
    awww....

    its really hard to live in a third world country.

    i'd rather use the term developing country the the third world... heheheheh


  10. by   ann h
    Just a quick up date!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I just called the embassy (London) to ask for an up date.

    They said all my files received end of Aug it then takes 4 weeks for them to get onto their system.
    (Mine went onto the system Sept 11)
    Then the operator said it takes about 12 weeks to process and we should hear with an interview date after this time.
    They are working on all priority dates at the moment and she did not see any hold ups.
    I did mention the word "Retrogression" a couple of time and she did not comment.
  11. by   RGN1
    If you look at the most recent Visa bulletin you'll see that all visas in the category that is used by us nurses are marked as "U", which equals unavailable. Unless you've already had a visa allocated to you - ie you're about to interview, then you'll be sitting waiting with the rest of us to see what happens when the Senate gets back into action again.

    Lets hope that when they do get going properly again there'll be some good news. Until then forget about it & just concentrate on getting everything that you can together e.g VisaScreen & other such paperwork, so that you can get things moving quickly once retrogression is lifted.

    Ann I hope you're one of those lucky ones whose paperwork was recieved in time! XX
  12. by   ann h
    I agree with you RGN1 I have seen the bulletin "U"

    I am not the only one who is on the same timeline to be told this by London.
    Just have to sit and wait.
    We are already to go.
    Visa screen etc with a file ready to take to embassy with every cert incl police check.
    House is now sold contents export wrapped ready to go and only have the cottage we are renting until Feb 1 then homeless.
    The weather should be getting better then perhaps we can find a caravan for the summer
    Last edit by ann h on Nov 28, '06
  13. by   augigi
    A good reason to wait until visa is in hand before disposing of your house. Hope it doesn't take too long for you!

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