Presidential proclamations block immigrant visas (green cards) and temporary visas for many outside the U.S.

There have been several proclamations issued by President Trump concerning immigration since late January. Most of the proclamations center around measures being taken to combat the negative effects of COVID-19 on American citizens, but one specifically addresses new limitations being…

by -

An Update on the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act

The Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act gives international physicians and nurses a unique opportunity to increase the likelihood of receiving an employment-based immigrant visa quickly. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the necessity for the United States to increase the amount of visas given…

by -

Temporary Policy Changes Help Physicians Keep Their J-1 Waivers Intact during the COVID-19 Pandemic

On May 11, 2020 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a policy memorandum on temporary policy changes for J-1 waiver physicians that will be allowed throughout the duration of the Public Health Emergency caused by COVID-19.  Normally, J-1…

by -

AILA Demands Action from USCIS to Toll Deadlines and Expiration Dates

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its agency the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on April 3, 2020. AILA listed the necessity for action by USCIS…

by -

New J-1 Waiver Option for Primary Care Physicians Now Available at Department of Health and Human Services

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) recently expanded its J-1 waiver program. Now private employers can request a waiver of the two-year home residency requirement for qualified J-1 physicians from the DHHS clinical care waiver program. The…

by -

USCIS resumes premium processing for eligible petitions

The USCIS announced that it will start premium processing again for some I-129 and I-140 petitions. The premium processing fee is $1440 and can be requested by filing the I-907 Request for Premium Processing Service form. The USCIS will start…

by -

[Webinar Replay] Physician Q&A Webinar – May 20,2020

Enjoy this replay of our May 2020 monthly free webinar exclusively for physicians and medical employers.Topics include green card bills, H-1B furloughs, J-1 waivers, and more. Physicians, if you have an immigration question on your mind, join us for our…

by -

Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act – Senate bill could grant green cards faster for foreign health workers in US

On May 5, 2020, a bipartisan group of senators introduced the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act (Senate Bill 3599) to temporarily relieve the country’s shortage of doctors and nurses, strengthen the healthcare workforce, and improve healthcare access during the COVID-19 crisis. If passed, the Healthcare…

by -

AILA Demands Action from USCIS to Toll Deadlines and Expiration Dates

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its agency the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on April 3, 2020. AILA listed the necessity for action by USCIS…

by -

Physician Immigration Q&A Webinar Reply (April 22, 2020)

Enjoy this replay of our April 2020 monthly free webinar exclusively for physicians and medical employers. Physicians, if you have an immigration question on your mind, join us for our next free webinar and get the facts about immigration rules…

by -

Call Now ButtonCall