Immigration News and Updates - page 7

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  1. by   suzanne4
    Quote from karolina
    what ab europe
    Birthplace in the EU will be quicker, as there are not as many that wish to move the US as there are from other countries. Will depend on how many that are in front of you.
  2. by   suzanne4
    Quote from suja31
    Hello Suzanne,thanks a lot for the reply,iam with OGP and they did say that they will provide the visa for my family and i did fill visa forms for them and have paid the money,I was born in India so do you think it will take long for me to move to us?
    The issue is where you were born. Visa availability is based on birthplace and that alone. There are quite a few ahead of you in the wait. And if you notice there is even a separate classification for those from the PIC countries and Mexico with a longer wait even for the EB-3.

    How far along are you in the process with them? Do you have approval on the DS-230 or are you waiting for approval of the I-140?
  3. by   mpoova
    SA 364....

    The amendement was placed on 06-03-2007 to the bill S.4 and is interesting. It does say something on Schedule A....
    The Text can be seen on Thomas (library of congress) by seraching sa 364
  4. by   AlinaMathew
    Could you please give us detailed information?
  5. by   pinoynarz
    Hi everybody!!! Is there someone here who have heard about the W-1 temporary visa for nurses? I read it thru this website , it says it's about "Nursing Relief Act of 2007" which would create the W-1 temporary visa for nurses. What could this be all about? Any say?
  6. by   lavalin
    Nursing Relief Act of 2007 (Introduced in House)
    HR 1358 IH
    110th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 1358
    To create a new nonimmigrant visa category for registered nurses, and for other purposes.
    March 6, 2007

    A BILL
    To create a new nonimmigrant visa category for registered nurses, and for other purposes.
    • Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
    • This Act may be cited as the `Nursing Relief Act of 2007'.


    • (a) Findings- The Congress finds the following:

      • (1) There are more vacant nursing positions in the United States than there are qualified registered nurses and nursing school candidates to fill those positions.
    • (a) Establishment of a New Nonimmigrant Category- Section 101(a)(15) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)) is amended--
  7. by   mpoova
    Quote from AlinaMathew
    Could you please give us detailed information?
    Pls try this link...This is not something final.. just a begining, and an updates on relief efforts!
  8. by   suzanne4
    All of you:

    Please be aware that these are just bills being discussed. They are far from being approved. You will see tons of things coming thru over the next month or two. And just because something makes it thru one House, it does not guarantee that it will make it thru the other. We have seen this many times before. And if and when something passes, it is at least three months before there are new visas available, it will not happen overnight.

    Just something to consider.
  9. by   suzanne4
    The only thing that will say on it is to stay away from any temporary work permit. They will only cause you problems.

    And do not take as law something that you see on an attorney's website. Take your sources only from the US State Dept. Too many of these things are just for marketing of the law firm.
  10. by   pinguina
    It says that it is a new Non-Immigrant category for nurses,

    As I understand it it does not mean a Green-Card, Just a work visa like H1-B?

    What does it mean? and how will the spouse and children of the nurses affected by this bill?
  11. by   flight027
    I'm neither a lawyer nor an expert on legal matters, but here's my personal take on HR 1358 or the Nursing Relief Act. This is just for discussion's sake and this is by no means an expert interpretation of the bill. Please correct any inacuracies that you may find.

    The new bill, which was introduced on March 6 in the US Congress, seeks to create a Nonimmigrant Category for Nurses in the US Immigration and Nationality Act. Under this new category, nurses can apply for nonimmigrant status, through a lawful US employer, and be able to work in the US for an initial period of 3 years and which can be extended to a maximum of 6 years. However, this maximum stay rule would not apply to a nurse, under a nonimmigrant status, who already has either an immigrant petition or adjustment of status filed for him not less than 365 days or 1 year before he reaches the 6 years maximum stay.

    The bill also stipulates that aliens (not the Martian kind!) already in the US can have the Nonimmigrant status filed on their behalf by an employer, and thus extend their stay in the country. Also, those who go through this process may switch employers (provided they have no contractual obligation, of course), just as long as their new employers file for the same Nonimmigrant petition for them.

    With regard to spouses of the Nonimmigrant nurse, they may be given work permits as well.

    HR 1358 seeks to allocate up 50,000 slots for alien nurses, but this may be increased to 120% of the allocation (please do the math) if the slots were all used up for a given fiscal year. If the allocated number was not consumed within the specified period, then the allocations would remain at the 50,000 level for the succeeding year. Unlike other visa allocations, the 50,000 would only be given to the principal alien and not to their spouses or children. So, regardless of the number of family members a nurse would be bringing along with him, only one allocated number would be consumed for his application. Out of recaptured 90,000 or 50,000 Schedule A visas last year, only 15,000 was reportedly given to actual nurses. The rest of the allocation was consumed by their accompanying family members.

    Let's not forget, of course, that the HR 1358 has only been introduced and there is NO ASSURANCE this or other nursing-related bills would get passed into law. Let's all just hope for the best.

    Quote from pinguina
    It says that it is a new Non-Immigrant category for nurses,

    As I understand it it does not mean a Green-Card, Just a work visa like H1-B?

    What does it mean? and how will the spouse and children of the nurses affected by this bill?
  12. by   vermountindia
    Hi all,
    According to, Sen. Hutchison has formally introduced a provision to recapture about 90,000 visas for Schedule A nurse and PTs.
    Pls read and comment.
  13. by   sofia_815
    In case this bill will pass as law, what would happen to those nurses who are applying for greenacards via employer petition??..For instance, those who are in the Packet 1 or 2, what would happen to them???..
    Last edit by sofia_815 on Mar 11, '07