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HI! I once had a talk with an American recruiter here in the Philippines. I asked him regarding contracts where nurses want to get out. He told me that a nurse can get out of his contract provided the nurse will pay the agency all the cost incurred in the processing of the green card. Usually up to $10,000. Also the agency will release the nurse from the contract if he/she didn't pass the NCLEX or have done something immoral that could contribute against the patients' well being. Just the same the nurse will still pay the cost of the processing.
If you get out of the contract without telling your agency, you are liable for a criminal suit. If you read your contract of employment, there is always a clause there that specifies about suit.
As for deportation,I don't have any idea on that.
Why don't you have a face to face meeting with your agency and tell them about your problem.
Personally, I would not agree with what you are doing now. If your only reason to be with the agency is that you are only after the green card will not excuse you from the responsibilities attached with the agency which you signed. If your reason is that they short-changed you in the contract, giving you a salary below the minimum wage then that would be very valid. But for only after the green card is not. Your actions undermean the thousand of foreign nurses whose noble goal is to find work in the US and help their families back home.
You also mention that you want to work in another state, you should have choose an agency that could place you there. There are thousands of them in the US. Anyway, good luck!
Please don't assume anything, and I would appreciate you losing your superior and sanctimonious tone. There is no need to lecture me, because I have been through hell to get where I am today. I begged the agency for 2 years to get me to the East Coast, which they said they would, and when it came to placement time, they said they had nothing in the whole of the East Coast. I had to move a thousand miles away from my newly-wed partner, and now face a further two years apart because of this agency. I also earn less than all the other nurses I work with and receive no differential. I am in a strange state on my own and am struggling to cope with bills. I have to work 6 days a week to be able to afford to live and am feeling very stressed. The hospital I work in is dreadful...no doctors at night, no equipment, and very unsafe practises. I am an educated professional and I have been conned. I desperately wanted to get to America to be with my partner, but this was the only way. We have already been apart for 3 and a half years, and quite frankly, I have had enough. By the time we are able to live together it will be 5 years, and no couple should have to deal with that. We have responsibilities on the East Coast so my partner cannot move to be with me in Arizona. I have specialist skills, and feel that I should be able to be rewarded much more appropriately if I am free from my contract and can find my own job. I am in a very difficult position and I just need advice. I am quite capable of making decisions, and I will soon be in a position to buy my way out of my contract. However, I don't think this agency deserve a penny.
Please take time to find out about someone's personal situation before you pass judgement about someone. My reasons for coming here are just as "noble" as yours.