Retrogression!!! - page 9

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  1. by   rhp123
    Deaer rusiba,

    Forgot to tell you, I got GC through EB2 immigration of my current job. The current retrogression is about 1.5 years. The company submitted LC for me in the beginning of 2004, when it is approved, the PD date is set to LC date.


    Quote from rhp123
    Dear rusiba,

    I study nursing because I like to work with other people, help people, and work schedule is flexible and good to spend more time with my kids. I'm in US and already have Green Card.

    And I never mention any illegal immigrants. The point is, people think current EB immigration system is broken needs a reform, not just granting quota to temporarily fix the problem.
  2. by   rusiba
    congradulations!
    if you are green card holder already there is no point to you to bear ill will to nurses from other countries and wish them to get stuck in immigration process for ages. the best example is suzanne rn, bs, mba!, she is trying to support us during difficult times instead of stiring up discord in immigration community. you should get an example from her.
    as of illegal immigration it is the only one example what is fairly or unfairly. our society is not fair et all, but we should support each other.
    god bless you.



  3. by   rhp123
    rusiba, thanks!

    i hope everyone get what they want. i know how painful it is to go through the immigration process. there is a word saying changing is always faster than the planned. keep the faith and get everything ready, when the opportunity comes you can grasp it right away. that's how the world works.

    thanks again and may god bless you too.

    Quote from rusiba
    congradulations!
    if you are green card holder already there is no point to you to bear ill will to nurses from other countries and wish them to get stuck in immigration process for ages. the best example is suzanne rn, bs, mba!, she is trying to support us during difficult times instead of stiring up discord in immigration community. you should get an example from her.
    as of illegal immigration it is the only one example what is fairly or unfairly. our society is not fair et all, but we should support each other.
    god bless you.


  4. by   jonRNMD
    Quote from rhp123
    If the law is passed, it will be so unfair to other professions. Why a 2-year associate degree nurses can make an express immigration way, while people with PhD degrees from India or China has to wait 3 years for PD to be current? This just doesn't make sense at all to many people.
    you are very funny :roll

    the US churns out TONS and TONS of PhD's yearly....there is NO PhD shortage here in the US whether in the finance sector or in the health sector....i repeat: "THERE IS NO PHD SHORTAGE HERE IN THE USA"

    US immigration allots visas based on DEMAND.....not in how long you took your degree :roll
  5. by   rhp123
    You are funny too, there are tons of study on nursing shortage, but not such study on PHDs. But you get a point by saying demand determines, for example, Canada has a special immigration policy for strip dancers because they are high in demand.

    Quote from jonRNMD
    you are very funny :roll

    the US churns out TONS and TONS of PhD's yearly....there is NO PhD shortage here in the US whether in the finance sector or in the health sector....i repeat: "THERE IS NO PHD SHORTAGE HERE IN THE USA"

    US immigration allots visas based on DEMAND.....not in how long you took your degree :roll
  6. by   Rep
    Quote from rhp123
    If the law is passed, it will be so unfair to other professions. Why a 2-year associate degree nurses can make an express immigration way, while people with PhD degrees from India or China has to wait 3 years for PD to be current? This just doesn't make sense at all to many people.
    For Philippine nurses, A BSN is required for them to qualify for immigrant visas and that is four years in nursing school.
  7. by   Rep
    Quote from rusiba
    i disagree with you, dear rhp123 and ready to explain.
    first of all, the vast majority of the us nurses are from china and india, it is understandable, you have more than 2 billion population. however, it is not the blame of nurses from other countries that you are too crawded.
    secondly, the us economy and healthcare system needs rn, not phd. you as a phd have a great opportunity to immigrate to canada, for example. they will give you an additional bonus if you are ready to immigrate, so canada needs phd, hurry up!!!
    majority of the foreign nurses are filipinos, followed by indians and chinese. filipino nurses have been immigrating to the us since the 1960's.

    in the place where i work, there are only two indians and twenty of us are filipino nurses.
  8. by   jonRNMD
    Quote from rhp123
    You are funny too, there are tons of study on nursing shortage, but not such study on PHDs. But you get a point by saying demand determines, for example, Canada has a special immigration policy for strip dancers because they are high in demand.
    canada has a special immigration policy for strip dancers? are you serious?
  9. by   rhp123
    Quote from jonRNMD
    canada has a special immigration policy for strip dancers? are you serious?
    Well, I didn't make it up.

    Canada has Visas specifically for exotic dancers, or strippers, which are used to fill positions at strip clubs in Canada. It might be recently cancelled due to underage prostitution involved.
  10. by   suzanne4
    Quote from rhp123
    If the law is passed, it will be so unfair to other professions. Why a 2-year associate degree nurses can make an express immigration way, while people with PhD degrees from India or China has to wait 3 years for PD to be current? This just doesn't make sense at all to many people.

    Due to the shortage of registered nurses in the US, they are being expedited. This has been going on for several years........it has nothing to do with the level of schooling but what the skills are. There are also temporary work permits available for others, but not for RNs.

    A foreign nurse that trains outside of the US needs to have at least a BSN, the only way that the two year degree is accepted is if they train physcially in the US. Not accpeted if the training is done in other countries.

    The above is not a new law at all. There has been the Schedule A for the past few years, and that also covered Physical Therapists, and a fwe other areas as well.
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    And to clear up things, the average wait for a green card for other fields is five years, not three years. But you can be in the US working, the nurses need to wait to come to the US.
  11. by   rhp123
    Quote from Rep
    Majority of the foreign nurses are Filipinos, followed by Indians and Chinese. Filipino nurses have been immigrating to the US since the 1960's.

    In the place where I work, there are only two Indians and twenty of us are Filipino nurses.
    I know that. In fact, considering the population base, Filipinp may has the highest percentage of population immigrate to US, other than Mexicans. Going through nuring route is one of their major way to immigrate.
  12. by   rusiba
    Dear Suzanne! I would like to ask you.
    1. Of course, It is difficult to predict an advance, however it is critical issue:
    is it possible if the retrogression will last for 3-4-5 years? I have noticed from your forum that we could expect the good news sometimes in the next summer, but is it real expectation or the matter of previous experience only? You are the best advisor and expert here, Suzanne, have you any facts to support our hopes? I am asking about that only because I am not ready to wait 5 years, and many foreign nurses are at the same boat.
    2. From NVC site: "If your case is not current, we will send you a letter informing you that we have your file at NVC and will hold it until your case becomes current". Does it mean that it is impossible to receive any documents from NVC during retrogression period, including packets 2 or 3, consequently it is too early to submit payment for visas?
    Thank you, Suzanne, for your kindness.
  13. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from rusiba
    Dear Suzanne! I would like to ask you.
    1. Of course, It is difficult to predict an advance, however it is critical issue:
    is it possible if the retrogression will last for 3-4-5 years? I have noticed from your forum that we could expect the good news sometimes in the next summer, but is it real expectation or the matter of previous experience only? You are the best advisor and expert here, Suzanne, have you any facts to support our hopes? I am asking about that only because I am not ready to wait 5 years, and many foreign nurses are at the same boat.
    2. From NVC site: "If your case is not current, we will send you a letter informing you that we have your file at NVC and will hold it until your case becomes current". Does it mean that it is impossible to receive any documents from NVC during retrogression period, including packets 2 or 3, consequently it is too early to submit payment for visas?
    Thank you, Suzanne, for your kindness.
    no one knows how long it will last but the normal waiting time is 5 years for the category we are in. Only for the last couple of years nurses have been expediated through the system, hopefully by summer we will have a rough idea what is happening. With NVC you can progress as far as packet 3 and then your file is on hold until a visa is available for you

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