Cap on nurses' green cards may close soon - page 2

The Citizenship and Immigration Service is indicating that available green cards for foreign nurses may soon be reached. This applies to foreign (RN) nurses who have passed the NCLEX test (and are... Read More

  1. by   lalaxton
    And when the private hospitals and big money start feeling the pinch of a real shortage once the immigrant nurses are in short supply you'll see the situation change again....
  2. by   TrudyRN
    Quote from Vanty11
    No disrespect intended. The fact is that there is a shortage of nurses and as qualified professionals we should be given an equal opportunity. Our countries would benefit from the money yes, but we did not choose to be put in that situation.
    Vanty, it isn't you personally who is the problem. You are a pawn in this whole mess just as we American nurses are. We are all just property, pawns, whose only real purpose is to put $$$ in other peoples' pockets. But please understand - nurses from other countries, like PI, are a threat. Your presence here makes it harder for American nurses to get good pay and working conditions. That said, I have worked with lots of Filipino nurses, 99% of whom are great nurses and generous with food and friendship.
  3. by   oneLoneNurse
    Not sure what this means for me, a Canadian nurse. And/or for all of us. Thoughts ?


    Quote from Rep
    As said the backlog has started. And it is not just the PIC countries, Mexico but also the European countries that are affected. For Schedule A where nurses belong, the Priority Date move back to one year, Oct 2005.

    So there will be no processing for nurses whose PDs fall after 2005.

    http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/bu...etin_3046.html
  4. by   Rep
    Quote from jmb22
    Hi, I understand there will be a shortage of green cards by November. How are the last Green Cards going to be issued? Meaning, are they going to issue Green cards to Nurses who applied for it before March 2006, May 2006 or prior to those months. I sent the DS230 two weeks ago to my lawyer, and according to him. the next step is the interview at the US consulate. Am I well advanced in the process to expect to be issued the Green card???
    Thanx for your help.
    One more thing: I don't really trust the lawyer. He has been wasting a lot of time at different stages of the application. Do you know if there is a way to put pressure on him? May be I should talk to the Administration of the Hospital that is sponsoring me. The immigration lawyer is contracted by the Hospital for immigration/Green card application issues. I have the feeling that this is not his first priority because he certainly has a long term contract with the Hospital, and therefore doesn't really care about individual cases.
    Thanx for ur suggestions.
    Please go the International nurses forum, you can find your answer there.
  5. by   Rep
    Quote from oneLoneNurse
    Not sure what this means for me, a Canadian nurse. And/or for all of us. Thoughts ?
    It means this year up to next year, the immigration of foreign nurses will trickle down because of unavailability of visas.
  6. by   Demonsthenes
    I am an American nurse of British heritage. I may apply to work in Canada because of my heritage because the same may assist me there as it hinders me here. Yes, in countries that are former British colonies, except the USA, I find that my British heritage gives me significantly higher socio-cultural status.:blushkiss
  7. by   teeituptom
    Quote from Vanty11
    No disrespect intended. The fact is that there is a shortage of nurses and as qualified professionals we should be given an equal opportunity. Our countries would benefit from the money yes, but we did not choose to be put in that situation.
    Sounds a little disrespectfull to me.
  8. by   karolina
    hey
    Iam so confused with the cutt off dates. I need HELP. I send my paperwork for green card on september 21. I received work permit october 10 and was fingerprinted on october 11. Will be affected by the cutt off dates?
    thanks
  9. by   kleinbbc
    I was hired at a facility as a CVOR nurse with previous OR and CVOR experience. A few weeks later, a number of new indian nurses were hired including one that was given my CVOR position. When I inquired about the issue I was told these nurses were under contract for 3 years and given one year probation to "learn" the job. I am not upset since I have the experience and knowledge to float between CVOR and OR.

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