NFAP Immigration Policy Brief (Part 2): Obstacles For Foreign Nurses

In our previous article we discussed immigration obstacles faced by many foreign physicians who wish to enter the United States to practice medicine, and how those obstacles could contribute to significant future shortfalls in the number of doctors. The National…

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NFAP Immigration Policy Brief (Part 1): Obstacles For Foreign Physicians And The National Impact

In a recent immigration policy brief, the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) discussed a number of issues with the U.S. immigration system that serve to inhibit rather than facilitate the entry of highly-skilled foreign medical professionals. Of particular concern…

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USCIS and Immigrant Entrepreneurship (Part 3): Special EB-2 National Interest Waiver for Physicians – Clinical Practice

Fortunately, Congress has passed special rules regarding National Interest Waivers for physicians who engage in clinical practice in VA hospitals or in medically underserved areas. These physicians may obtain permanent residence; provided that they perform full-time medical service in a…

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2012 Sees Significant Increase In I-9 Audits In Effort To Uncover Illegal Employment of Immigrants

According to a report in the New York Times, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) performed more audits of companies’ I-9 forms in 2012 than in previous years combined. 3,000 audits were performed in 2012 in an effort to uncover…

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USCIS and Immigrant Entrepreneurship (Part 2): EB-2 National Interest Waivers

Availability of EB-2 National Interest Waivers to Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurs may obtain an employment-based second preference (EB-2) immigrant visa if they satisfy the existing requirements, and also may qualify for a National Interest Waiver under the EB-2 immigrant visa category if…

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USCIS and Immigrant Entrepreneurship (Part 1): H-1B Visas and New EB-5 Petition Processing

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas recently outlined a series of policy, operational, and outreach actions to foster immigrant entrepreneurship and stimulate investment. The actions are intended to emphasize the…

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Critical Immigration Rules For IMG Residents/Fellows (Rules 7-9): Green Card

Rule # 7 . . . .  Green Card (Permanent Residency) Options There are several permanent residence options available for physicians if qualified. The most commonly used option is the labor certification (PERM) process for permanent residence. The PERM process…

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Critical Immigration Rules For IMG Residents/Fellows (Rule 6): H-1B Visa Restrictions and Portability

Rule # 6 . . . . H-1B Visa Restrictions and Portability H-1B visas are truly temporary visas with certain restrictions: H-1B status can be valid up to 3 years initially, renewable for 3 more years. There is a 6…

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Critical Immigration Rules For IMG Residents/Fellows (Rules 4-5): H-1B Cap, Compliance Issues

Rule # 4 . . . . H-1B Cap H-1B Physicians are usually subject to H-1B annual numerical limitations of 65,000 new H-1B visas per fiscal year (except Free Trade Act (FTA) nationals) and 20,000 per fiscal year for persons…

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9 Critical Immigration Rules For International Medical Graduate (IMG) Residents/Fellows

If you are an international medical graduate (IMG) resident/fellow who wishes to practice medicine in the United States, there are nine critical immigration rules you must know. In this first of four articles covering these nine rules, we will discuss…

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