Another 'Doom Day' on Immigration - Immigration reliefs removed from S.1932 bill

  1. first of all, there is nothing to be panic about this since the information below does not have any direct/ immediate effect on rn-immigration. but it has some indirect/later effect on us as well.

    as many of us know, there was an effort in the u.s govt bodies (senate and house) to provide some relief to the immigration hardships. the bill was named as s.1932 and it included many provisions other than immigration reliefs. immigration reliefs are
    • recapture of 30,000 h1bs
    • recapture of unused employment-based (eb3) immigrant visa numbers (green cards)
    • excluding the family numbers from the visanumber quota, so that family members will not eat-up available visanumbers for a particular category.
    there were strong moves in u.s for and against these immigration reforms and both parties were campaigning their congressman/senator with mail/fax/email/phone/whatever...unfortunately, it seems the people who are against these immigration reliefs have won the race.

    yesterday (dec 19), it seems both the house and senate (two bodies of u.s govt) agreed up on removing these immigration relief provisions from the final draft of s.1932 bill. (as per the u.s constitution, president can sign a bill only if both house and senate approves the same version of the bill). what this means is, when president signs this bill there will not be any provision to provide immigration relief.

    this is an extremely disappointing news for the non-schedulea community. had this bill been approved with the immigration relief provisions, it would have had significant impact on the retrogression they are in right now.


    for the rn-community, this may not have any immediate impact, because schedulea(where rn belongs) is not retrogressed now and as per the expert attorneys, there are enough visas available for rns (btw, definition of 'enough' depends on whom you ask ). the extra 50k visa president released on may 11 2005, is a special quota which is meant to be used only if no other visa numbers are available. had this immigration reliefs were included in the final bill, rns would have been able to use visanumbers from this general eb quota than the special rn quota, which in turn would have kept this special 50k rn quota from expiring soon.

    but in immigration, nothing is final. laws change frequently. all we can do is hope for the best and prepare for the worst.


    Last edit by NYrnTX on Dec 20, '05
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   Jessy_RN
    Do you have a link to this?
  4. by   himdale
    Yeah WORST DISASTER hits employment based immigrant visas and non-schedule A workers!

    You can find it on the AILA website.

    Another site is this:
    (This is also a website forum of immigration.com)

    http://boards.immigrationportal.com/...19#post1320919


    still_dale
  5. by   himdale
    Yeah WORST DISASTER hits employment based immigrant visas and non-schedule A workers!

    You can find it on the AILA website.

    Another site is this:
    (This is also a website forum of immigration.com please start on the first page to better understand these bills that were lobbied and removed)

    http://boards.immigrationportal.com/...19#post1320919


    still_dale

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