May 31, 2011
New Legislation for More Visas
New legislation calling for 20,000 immigrant visas to be issued to Registered Nurses has been introduced in the United States Congress The new proposal would have nurse’s immediate families also receiving immediate immigrant visas, but they would not count against the 20,000 quota. In order to use these special visas, employers would be charged an additional $1,500, which would go to funding US nursing programs. These visas also would be available for Physical Therapists.
While any sensible new proposal like this one is a welcome development, the consensus among immigration attorneys and industry professionals is that this new legislative proposal is unlikely to be passed into law anytime soon.
No End to Retrogression in 2011
The consensus among leading U.S. immigration attorneys, professional recruiters and U.S. employers is that visa retrogression will not end in 2011. In fact, many informed observers openly question whether in fact there is any chance for retrogression to end in 2012.
With many international RNs, PTs and other skilled professionals having already waited 3 or 4 years for U.S. Permanent Residency visas (Green Cards) and with the prospect of having to wait another 3, 4 or 5 years, many are actively looking to immigrate to other countries where permanent residency visas are more readily available. And the country they are looking to most often is Canada.
Canada is Inviting Skilled Professionals to Apply
for Permanent Residency Now!
Skilled professionals with a university degree and one year of related experience in professions such as healthcare, engineering and construction, hospitality management and education can apply for expedited processing of a permanent residency application for Canada. According to the current Government of Canada processing times for these types of applications, permanent residency visas are most often issued in 8-12 months.
Is life passing by while you wait for a Visa that may years away?
While some applicants can not bring themselves to walking away from long pending US applications, they are also seeing life pass them by. On the other hand, international RNs, PTs and others who applied for permanent residency as recently as July 2009 are already residing in places like Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg and Toronto and establishing new lives for their families.
In an effort to assist applicants with US visa applications stuck in visa retrogression make an informed decision about their future Visa Solutions Canada Ltd. is offering applicants a free information kit to assist them in objectively evaluating their options in Canada. You can request this free information without obligation, by e-mailing your request to firstname.lastname@example.org