Schedule A, part of the new H.R. 1645 STRIVE Act.

  1. the bill was introduced in the house of representative by gutierrez and flake with the support of 29 other congressmen (mostly foreign last names).

    i have pasted the schedule a part of the bill that i sourced from www.immigration-law.com



    sec. 504: nursing shortage
    (a) exception to direct numerical limitations (schedule a):
    (i) during the period beginning on the date of the enactment the strive act and ending on september 30, 2017, an alien who is seeking admission to the united states to perform labor in shortage occupations designated by the secretary of labor for blanket certification due to the lack of sufficient united states workers able, willing, qualified, and available for such occupations and for which the employment of aliens will not adversely affect the terms and conditions of similarly employed united states workers.

    (ii) during the period described in clause (i), the spouse or dependents of an alien described in clause (i), if accompanying or following to join such alien.
    (b) preference status in consular immigrant visa proceedings: for individual beneficiaries outside of the united states seeking classification under section 203(b) who will perform labor in shortage occupations designated by the secretary of labor for blanket certification under section 212(a)(5)(a) as lacking sufficient united states workers able, willing, qualified, and available for such occupations and for which the employment of aliens will not adversely affect the terms and conditions of similarly employed united states workers, a consular officer, upon petition of the importing employer, shall have authority to determine eligibility if the officer determines that the facts stated in the petition are true and the alien is eligible for the preference. the consular officer shall also have authority to grant the preference status.
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   suzanne4
    You are going to see hundreds of bills like this, unless they get passed in the House as well as the Senate; they are not going to exist.

    So many get added on to another bill, and cancelled because the other bill gets cancelled. We see it all of the time here. And until it at least gets passed thru either the Senate or the House, it does not go anywhere. Just because it was submitted means not a thing.

    And for blanket approval until 2017 will have many against it, especially the nursing unions.
  4. by   rozmaril
    Quote from suzanne4
    You are going to see hundreds of bills like this, unless they get passed in the House as well as the Senate; they are not going to exist.

    So many get added on to another bill, and cancelled because the other bill gets cancelled. We see it all of the time here. And until it at least gets passed thru either the Senate or the House, it does not go anywhere. Just because it was submitted means not a thing.

    And for blanket approval until 2017 will have many against it, especially the nursing unions.
    Hi, Suzanne!
    What do you mean by "hundreds of bills like that"? On one hand, it is encouraging that so many efforts are done. On the other hand,it is frustrating because it means that so many efforts achieve nothing.
    And why don't they just introduce a separate bill for recapturing visas or nurses, and not amend it to some other bill - the technique that is less successful? (Naive questions).
    How long do you think it will take for the House for example to pass STRIVE or reject it? How long did it take Congress last year to reject the CIR bill?
    Thanks.
  5. by   fruity
    Hi Suzanne!... I know that this question was answered a lot of times already, but with the kind of situation...with the CIR...it's like taking one step forward and taking 2 steps back.... with your credible predictions, do you think there will still be available visas for nurses this summer? Thanks!
  6. by   suzanne4
    Quote from rozmaril
    Hi, Suzanne!
    What do you mean by "hundreds of bills like that"? On one hand, it is encouraging that so many efforts are done. On the other hand,it is frustrating because it means that so many efforts achieve nothing.
    And why don't they just introduce a separate bill for recapturing visas or nurses, and not amend it to some other bill - the technique that is less successful? (Naive questions).
    How long do you think it will take for the House for example to pass STRIVE or reject it? How long did it take Congress last year to reject the CIR bill?
    Thanks.
    This is only a bill that has been put forward to be voted on, nothing more. As I mentioned above, you are going to see hundreds of bills submitted before anything is approved.

    There are currently more important immigration issues going on right now in the US that need the attention first of the House of Representatives and Congress. Such as a large part of our taxes going to pay for illegal immigrants that need medical care, etc. The number of illegal immigrants is escalating in a daily basis and this needs to be addressed first, and you will see that done before anything with the nurses is going to happen.

    Nursing visas are important to those that want them, but not to others as it does not affect them. But paying out increased taxes to cover illegal immigrants affects everyone in the US.
  7. by   suzanne4
    Quote from fruity
    Hi Suzanne!... I know that this question was answered a lot of times already, but with the kind of situation...with the CIR...it's like taking one step forward and taking 2 steps back.... with your credible predictions, do you think there will still be available visas for nurses this summer? Thanks!

    There should be something available this summer, but for if for all? That is anyone's guess at this time. I expect things to open up first for those not from the PIC countries and Mexico, just due to the number that have applied from there.

    But anything that I think, or anyone else does, is strictly opinion only, and the only one that can make any changes to what is happening now is the US government; and not any Senator or member of the House of Representatives.
  8. by   english_nurse
    yes, i think we all need to remember, whats written here is hear say only, no one knows the answers
    no matter what they say
  9. by   littleflower123
    Hi- does anyone have any clue as to the earliest we may know if the retrogression will continue on till 2009??? Is it the Strive act passing we are all waiting on?

    Im sure that a lot of people like me, would like to consider their options if that were to be the case....

    thanks!!!
  10. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from littleflower123
    Hi- does anyone have any clue as to the earliest we may know if the retrogression will continue on till 2009??? Is it the Strive act passing we are all waiting on?

    Im sure that a lot of people like me, would like to consider their options if that were to be the case....

    thanks!!!
    to be honest it is just a waiting game and waiting to see what happens with the various bills that keep popping up. Hopefully something will be sorted in the next couple of months but no guarantees

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