Hi, I just want to share this flash news i read in www.gulfnursestousa.com
We have just been informed that the United States Senate has
approved Amendment SA.379 to the Supplemental Appropriations
Bill (HR 1268). This Amendment to the Appropriations Bill will
recapture approximately 50,000 - 70,000 unused immigrant visas
from 2001-2004 and make them available for international nurses.
Once implemented, this Amendment will resolve the current
retrogression in visa numbers that is impacting EB-3 immigrant visa
processing from the Philippines, India and China.
The Amendment was proposed last week by Senator Kay Bailey
Hutchinson of Texas and co-sponsored by Senator Charles Schumer
of New York. It was approved through a voice vote prior to the
close of Senate's session today, 4/19/05. Now that the Amendment
has been approved, it will be included in Senate's version of HR
1268, which will be sent forward to conference with the House of
Representatives (expected within the next 7-10 days). Since this is
a must-pass appropriations bill, President Bush is expected to sign
the bill into law within the next 2-3 weeks.
This is great news for RN India's customers, candidates and
strategic partners. We know that all of you have waited patiently for
this announcement and we are pleased to be able to give you the
good news! We have been active participants in the lobbying efforts
and truly appreciate your support. Over the next few days, I will
send you additional information to discuss the impact this
announcement has on your petition(s). Should you have any
questions in the meantime, do not hesitate to contact our offices.
Apr 21, '05
I don't want people to quit their jobs until this is definite. Too many people can be hurt. And if you remember from the beginning I have said that things won't change around for about six months, and this is already mid-April.
I have been an American citizen my whole life, and know how things work over here. There is alot more at state than just nurses.
p.s. even if things were to lift tomorrow, there is a huge backlog of documents to process. Things will not clear up over night. Do the math.
And processing for a greencard is not an instant procedure to begin with. It takes on average two years for jobs on the West Coast........
Last edit by suzanne4 on Apr 21, '05