Obama may revoke TN nurses visas

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    There is a thread on the fromt page about some talk of Obama revoking the TN visas and those nurse being "kicked out" of the country. Strangely this has some strong support from american nurses who feel foreign nurses are taking jobs away from Americans....

    I have been here with my family for 3 years via the I-140 route, so we all have green cards. Silly question really, but will this affect us and other nurses here with green cards?

    (the immigration stuff was quite traumatic and a long time ago now, and although I can't believe it I have forgotten a lot of the details and rules etc, I guess I have blocked it out (lol!) ......hence the questions!)

    Thanks!
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    I will be surprised if Obama revokes TN visas as they are a treaty visa between the US and Canada/Mexico and will more than likely cause a few political problems. I also doubt he will revoke green cards.
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    Highly Doubt this will ever happen.

    Obama loves immigrants and it seems especially illegal from what I have read about him.

    One of his platforms when running for President is to give Illegal Aliens Driver Licenses, Which I found a kick in the face to all Americans.

    http://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/oba...17/141539.html
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    There are hospitals along the Canadian border that will blow a fuse if the Canadian nurses are taken away. Even if the idea was serious he'd never get it passed.
    juan de la cruz likes this.
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    Having lived in a country with socialised medicine, I was very worried when Obama won the election, I was concerned about my job (but not my status to remain in the country...)
    My collegues told me not to worry, "he won't get things passed that quickly/ won't have time to really mess the medical system up" but, you know he seems to be getting A LOT of stuff passed VERY quickly and now that I hear talk of stuff that could affect my ability to remain in the country and practice as a nurse, frankly I am worried....
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    My dear what you read on this forum is not the opinion of ALL american nurses. TN may be or not be revoked, who knows, but always will be a work type of visa for immigrants and nurses could be immigrants.
    What you don't realize may be, is that in US are and extremist parts of people, some time where neither will ever belive that could be, loooool, VERY extremist ones and they are ALSO beetwen nurses, but you don't need to generalize it.

    Americans are balanced ones and i am much more than sure that the immigrantion law will be a balanced one. If TN will be revoked, it will be happen not because american nurses hate foreign ones and want job protection not just for them, not at all, but because are many other important reasons to revoke a Nafta agreemnet beetwen two countries, that's for sure. Will be ok. Let's see what will be happen and think in a logical way after we will know the facts, without fulling ourself and others, on a public forum, with american nursing identity drama or passion for nothing.
    redranger and Silverdragon102 like this.
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    I'm pretty sure that in 4-5 year we will see a surge of Filipino nurses on TN visas into the US.
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    I don't understand if nurses who are US citizens or green card holders have difficulty finding jobs, why do we need to import nurses from Phipino? It does not make sense for the USCIS to approve all these I140 at all.

    In fact, I think Schedule A occupations should be eliminated, given the tough economy and job market in US. What US should concentrate on is educating their own people instead of importing foreign nurses.
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    Quote from mitcornsus
    I don't understand if nurses who are US citizens or green card holders have difficulty finding jobs, why do we need to import nurses from Phipino? It does not make sense for the USCIS to approve all these I140 at all.

    In fact, I think Schedule A occupations should be eliminated, given the tough economy and job market in US. What US should concentrate on is educating their own people instead of importing foreign nurses.
    Schedule A hasn't existed for 2 years for nurses. Approval of I140 only indicates that the employer has proven that they can not employ locally. On average at the moment it is taking over 6 months and for some as long as 18 months to get approval and then the nurse joins the extremely long queue of waiting for a visa. Retrogression has been ongoing since Oct 06 and is no longer easy for a nurse to move and work in the US
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    Quote from mitcornsus
    I don't understand if nurses who are US citizens or green card holders have difficulty finding jobs, why do we need to import nurses from Phipino? It does not make sense for the USCIS to approve all these I140 at all.

    In fact, I think Schedule A occupations should be eliminated, given the tough economy and job market in US. What US should concentrate on is educating their own people instead of importing foreign nurses.
    OK this is getting ridiculous. The OP was talking about TN1 Visas. Why is it that everytime a post is made regarding any type of foreign nurse visa the Filipino nurse issue is always brought up? Give it up, there is retrogression in place and leave it at that. The Filipino nurses who are already here are here to stay.
    Last edit by juan de la cruz on Mar 30, '09
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