Joint Letter to House Speaker Pelosi Urging Action on H-1B Visa and Employment-Based

  1. wide range of u.s. employers wrote on 09/27/07 a joint letter to house speaker pelosi urging action on h-1b visa and employment-based green card reform in 2007

    orchestrated by the large business lobby group, competeamerica.org, the larger employers wrote a joint letter to madame pelosi to act on the h-1b and eb immigration reform before this year is over. for the text of the letter, please click here.
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   suzanne4
    And look at that letter closely, it is talking about those under the H1-B visas; and that category has not been available for nurses for more than three years.

    There was no mention of nurses in it, and even under that discussion.

    Any facility that is under union representation does not use any nurses with a temporary visa, they do not permit it; only the green card. There are only 15 facilities in the entire US that can take a nurse under the H1-C visa.

    Only exception to this rule are those that come to the US on treaty visas: Canada, Mexico, and Australia.

    Be very careful what you wish for. This will not benefit anyone from most countries in the first place because of the number of applicants from those countries in the first place.
  4. by   SilverSurfer
    [quote=suzanne4;2424707]And look at that letter closely, it is talking about those under the H1-B visas; and that category has not been available for nurses for more than three years.=quote]



    On behalf of Compete America, a coalition of corporations, trade associations, and educators, and other undersigned organizations and companies, we urge Congress to remain focused on taking steps this year to address the highly-skilled immigration crisis facing U.S. employers by reforming the H-1B visa and employment-based green
    card systems.
    Last edit by SilverSurfer on Sep 29, '07
  5. by   SilverSurfer
    Quote from suzanne4
    And look at that letter closely, it is talking about those under the H1-B visas; and that category has not been available for nurses for more than three years.

    There was no mention of nurses in it, and even under that discussion.

    Any facility that is under union representation does not use any nurses with a temporary visa, they do not permit it; only the green card. There are only 15 facilities in the entire US that can take a nurse under the H1-C visa.

    Only exception to this rule are those that come to the US on treaty visas: Canada, Mexico, and Australia.

    Be very careful what you wish for. This will not benefit anyone from most countries in the first place because of the number of applicants from those countries in the first place.
    On behalf of Compete America, a coalition of corporations, trade associations, and
    educators, and other undersigned organizations and companies, we urge Congress to remain focused on taking steps this year to address the highly-skilled immigration crisis facing U.S. employers by reforming the H-1B visa and employment-based green card systems.

    __________________________________________________ ______________________________________

    "at least theyre trying to fix the problem, instead of just sitting on it, and just pure talk"..:spin:
    Last edit by SilverSurfer on Sep 29, '07
  6. by   suzanne4
    What you are not understanding is that even if they change the rules, there are still maximum numbers per country that are issued green cards per year, and that is where the issue is with those from your country.

    And if you take the time to do more reading on this very topic, you will see that it has been geared towards those in the technical fields, there is no mention of nursing in any of it.

    There is a shortage in the US with those with the high tech training to meet the requirements of the employers in certain areas and under certain professions, nursing is not one of them.

    They are short nurses in some areas only because of the lack of instructors, not that there are not enough with certain skills. High tech venues are something else entirely. And the more interesting part to this is that many of the high tech people already have a Master's or Doctorate in their field and then are under the EB-2 category to start with.

    Suggest that you look at it more in depth, and you will see what I am saying.

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