Hi, I just want to share this flash news i read in http://www.gulfnursestousa.comWe have just been informed that the United States Senate hasapproved Amendment SA.379 to the Supplemental AppropriationsBill (HR 1268). This Amendment to the Appropriations Bill will recapture approximately 50,000 - 70,000 unused immigrant visasfrom 2001-2004 and make them available for international nurses. Once implemented, this Amendment will resolve the currentretrogression in visa numbers that is impacting EB-3 immigrant visaprocessing from the Philippines, India and China. The Amendment was proposed last week by Senator Kay BaileyHutchinson of Texas and co-sponsored by Senator Charles Schumerof New York. It was approved through a voice vote prior to theclose of Senate's session today, 4/19/05. Now that the Amendmenthas been approved, it will be included in Senate's version of HR1268, which will be sent forward to conference with the House ofRepresentatives (expected within the next 7-10 days). Since this isa must-pass appropriations bill, President Bush is expected to signthe bill into law within the next 2-3 weeks.This is great news for RN India's customers, candidates andstrategic partners. We know that all of you have waited patiently forthis announcement and we are pleased to be able to give you thegood news! We have been active participants in the lobbying effortsand truly appreciate your support. Over the next few days, I willsend you additional information to discuss the impact thisannouncement has on your petition(s). Should you have anyquestions in the meantime, do not hesitate to contact our offices.