Immigration Attorney - page 2

Word of "Caution" When you choose an attorney to handle your petition here in the USA... don't cut corners looking for the cheapest deal. That can and will get you into some problems. I have... Read More

  1. by   suzanne4
    Exactly, the H1-B visas require a BSN/four year degree so the one year PN license does not work. And then that means that there is no visa specific for them, they would be coming in as unskilled laborers and that amounts to immigration fraud and is grounds for being deported.

    To work in the US in health care, they need to have a VSC............and they are not getting them.

    All I can say is that I hope that they will enjoy their stay in immigration detention and only those that are legally in the US will be able to visit them.

    There are some very unscrupulous attorneys and agencies that are known for doing this type of thing. The attorney does not care, they get paid. And they could care less about what happens to the nurse. I feel like a broken record but the PN programs in Manila are just bad news. Why in the world would someone want to get training when their own country does not even recognize that degree and they can't work in their own country with that certification. Notice the schools only promise that you can write the NCLEX-PN exam, nothing written down as far as being able to legally work in the US. If the person does not already have US citizenship, or a green card in hand, they should not even consider a program like that. If they do, they need to deal with it. At this point, they all know what they are doing. If they chose not to listen, then they need to deal with the consequences for their actions. And immigration detention is not a hotel, it is a jail. And with not being a US citizen, you are not treated as one, but as a foreigner that is not wanted. Not a good thing.
  2. by   josie1
    I confirmed with my immigration Atty. who has deployed over 1,500 RNs and other Allied Healthcare workers to the US: Suzzane and Jon are 100% right! YOU CANNOT USE THE H2B UNDER ANY OF THE AFFORMENTIONED CIRCUMCTANCES! Unfortunately too many people are looking for 'Shortcuts'- Pleaase, Please fellow Pinoys- Too many people have been 'taken' advantage off by scroupolous agencies and Attorneys! Likewise it is OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO LOOK OUT FOR OUR FELLOW RNs -That they do not fall into these traps and heartaches!
  3. by   potskipottie
    in relation to burstpurse's post, i'd like to know when i'm gonna need an immigration lawyer too. i haven't found an employer yet but i already passed the cgfns exam, and will be taking the nclex and ielts very soon.

    there was an immigration lawyer who kept on calling me and was telling me that he would help me go to the US by just passing the cgfns and ielts exam. i've been reading posts here and i know the VS could be processed with those two (plus the local RN license) but do i need a immigration lawyer for VS? i know that in 3-4 mos, the certificate would be sent to me as long as i pass the requirements and the appropriate fee, of course. do i need professional help?

    and also, a friend was contacted by this immigration lawyer and when she refused his services, he bugged her with text messages saying that "it's a big mistake", "you're gonna regret this", etc. i smell something fishy.

    they have their own website too. in case anybody wants to know, i can PM you their site.
  4. by   nursedandy
    Quote from potskipottie
    in relation to burstpurse's post, i'd like to know when i'm gonna need an immigration lawyer too. i haven't found an employer yet but i already passed the cgfns exam, and will be taking the nclex and ielts very soon.

    there was an immigration lawyer who kept on calling me and was telling me that he would help me go to the US by just passing the cgfns and ielts exam. i've been reading posts here and i know the VS could be processed with those two (plus the local RN license) but do i need a immigration lawyer for VS? i know that in 3-4 mos, the certificate would be sent to me as long as i pass the requirements and the appropriate fee, of course. do i need professional help?

    and also, a friend was contacted by this immigration lawyer and when she refused his services, he bugged her with text messages saying that "it's a big mistake", "you're gonna regret this", etc. i smell something fishy.

    they have their own website too. in case anybody wants to know, i can PM you their site.
    Concentrate first in acquiring the required exam and for sure will get better offers from hospitals esp. with visacreeen on hand. You are correct in saying that there is no need for professional help to have the visascreen, you can do it on your own. I can suggest several hospital facility willing to petition nurses in areas of california and florida. You can PM me.:spin:
  5. by   oneproudigorot
    Hi there! I am also a nurse from the philippines. I am currently reviewing for my cgfns and nclex examinations. I wonder if I still have a chance of being employed in the US.
  6. by   josie1
    Quote from oneproudigorot
    Hi there! I am also a nurse from the philippines. I am currently reviewing for my cgfns and nclex examinations. I wonder if I still have a chance of being employed in the US.
    Do not give up hope! No matter what happens, visa retrogression or not The Statistics and the data as far as Job openings go show that there is still a HUGE Shortage of RNs in the US, as well as the UK, Australia, NZ, Ireland, Singapore, Canada and now even Japan.

    Comparativley the pay, benefits etc. are still far better in the US than anywhere else in the globe.

    I can refer you a good immigration Atty. but I dont think I can broadcast it here. Let me know by PM if you need one. They have helped me thru my toughest scenario- but thats another story..
  7. by   jmayor
    Send me the information via PM. Thanks.
  8. by   suzanne4
    If you have signed with an agency, they do the immigration things for you and usually have their own immigration attorney that they use. You do not get one for yourself. Check with your agency before you do anything.

    And there is not one thing that any immigration attorney can do for you until you have passed either the CGFNS exam, or the NCLEX-RN exam, and have an employer. Green cards for RNs are employer driven, meaning that you must have an employer to start the petition process. Does not work the other way around.
  9. by   miss f
    Hi guys! I have a pending I140application to USCIS. It has been 12months now and I have not received an approval yet. My present employer submitted it. now I want to withdraw my application with my present employer because I have learned that there are some issues about them in the US. Will there be a problem? Was just worried I will end up working with them and experience the same issues Filipino nurses are experiencing right now with this employer. They say if I withdraw my application while here in the Philippines I have to pay $5000?!they have not spent any single cents with me yet.If we are in US already and we decided to withdraw from them we are obliged to pay $20,000? they told us about this after we signed the contract.though it is not written.
  10. by   suzanne4
    You need to send them a certified letter to cancel your application with them. But you will be responsible to pay them some fee.

    Sorry, but they have spent money on you if you have a pending petition. There were immigration attorney fees as well as visa fees that were paid on your behalf. This is not done for free.
  11. by   Bamexlegs
    Hi Suzanne,
    Can employers hire nurses through H - 1C visa? Apparently some hospitals were given this privilege to use this. Unfortunately spouses who are dependent cannot work on this visa but i was told that 3 months upon arrival in the States the employer can then apply us for a change status to immigrant.
    Thank you.
  12. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from Bamexlegs
    Hi Suzanne,
    Can employers hire nurses through H - 1C visa? Apparently some hospitals were given this privilege to use this. Unfortunately spouses who are dependent cannot work on this visa but i was told that 3 months upon arrival in the States the employer can then apply us for a change status to immigrant.
    Thank you.
    not many hospitals are allowed to use this and they do mainly because they have big problems recruiting ie hospital is situated in a very bad area. Not sure how they can apply fo rchange of status when there are no visas available. Sounds like time to be a bit wary
  13. by   yanski
    Is there any need to hire an immigrant officer? So, we must obey the rule in order for us to be prosper in a certain place or country. In making our self to be one of the legal citizen or worker in a country there is a lot privileges to avail. We knew that we are free to find a greener pasture for our family.
    Last edit by sirI on Apr 29, '08 : Reason: TOS

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