Positive Impact on Market Value by Immigrant Entrepreneurs November 27, 2006Posted by dsheen88 in Employment-Based Immigration, H-1B visa, Immigration Cases, Immigration Laws and Policies, MyComments, Simply Immigration!.
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Here is an interesting study to share…
A “first of its kind” study, commissioned by the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) as part of its MAGNET USA initiative (Maximizing America’s Growth for the Nation’s Entrepreneurs and Technologists), reports that immigrant entrepreneurs have had a profound impact on company creation, innovation, and market value in the United States.
The study, entitled “American Made: The Impact of Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Professionals on U.S. Competitiveness” found that over the past 15 years, immigrants have started one in four venture-backed public companies in the U.S., representing a market capitalization of more than $500 billion. Moreover, a survey of today’s private, venture-backed start-up companies in the U.S. estimated that 47 percent have immigrant founders. The study also found that two-thirds of the immigrant founders surveyed believe that current U.S. immigration policy hinders the ability of future foreign-born entrepreneurs to start American companies.
The study was authored by Stuart Anderson of the National Foundation for American Policy, a non-profit, nonpartisan public policy research organization focusing on trade, immigration, and related issues, and Michaela Platzer of Content First, LLC, a public policy research services firm that utilizes research and analysis to bring advocacy data, industry statistics, and policy research to trade associations, businesses, law firms, consulting firms, and the public affairs community.
VISA BULLETIN FOR NOVEMBER 2006 October 16, 2006Posted by dsheen88 in Employment-Based Immigration, H-1B visa, Immigration by Marriage, Immigration Cases, MyComments, Simply Immigration!, Tips, Visa Bulletin.
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VISA BULLETIN FOR NOVEMBER 2006
A. STATUTORY NUMBERS
1. This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during November. Consular officers are required to report to the Department of State documentarily qualified applicants for numerically limited visas; the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland Security reports applicants for adjustment of status. Allocations were made, to the extent possible under the numerical limitations, for the demand received by October 6th in the chronological order of the reported priority dates. If the demand could not be satisfied within the statutory or regulatory limits, the category or foreign state in which demand was excessive was deemed oversubscribed. The cut-off date for an oversubscribed category is the priority date of the first applicant who could not be reached within the numerical limits.
Only applicants who have a priority date earlier than the cut-off date may be allotted a number. Immediately that it becomes necessary during the monthly allocation process to retrogress a cut-off date, supplemental requests for numbers will be honored only if the priority date falls within the new cut-off date.
2.Section 201 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) sets an annual minimum family-sponsored preference limit of 226,000. The worldwide level for annual employment-based preference immigrants is at least 140,000. Section 202 prescribes that the per-country limit for preference immigrants is set at 7% of the total annual family-sponsored and employment-based preference limits, i.e., 25,620. The dependent area limit is set at 2%, or 7,320.
3. Section 203 of the INA prescribes preference classes for allotment of immigrant visas as follows:
First : Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Citizens: 23,400 plus any numbers not required for fourth preference.
Second : Spouses and Children, and Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Permanent
Residents: 114,200, plus the number (if any) by which the worldwide family preference level exceeds 226,000, and any unused first preference numbers:
A. Spouses and Children: 77% of the overall second preference limitation, of which 75% are exempt from the per-country limit;
B. Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 years of age or older): 23% of the overall second preference limitation.
Third : Married Sons and Daughters of Citizens: 23,400, plus any numbers not required by first and second preferences.
Fourth : Brothers and Sisters of Adult Citizens: 65,000, plus any numbers not required by first three preferences.
First : Priority Workers: 28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required for fourth and fifth preferences.
Second : Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability: 28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required by first preference.
Third : Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers: 28.6% of the worldwide level, plus any numbers not required by first and second preferences, not more than 10,000 of which to “Other Workers”.
Schedule A Workers : Employment First, Second, and Third preference Schedule A applicants are entitled to up to 50,000 “recaptured” numbers.
Fourth : Certain Special Immigrants: 7.1% of the worldwide level.
Fifth : Employment Creation: 7.1% of the worldwide level, not less than 3,000 of which reserved for investors in a targeted rural or high-unemployment area, and 3,000 set aside for investors in regional centers by Sec. 610 of P.L. 102-395.
4. INA Section 203(e) provides that family-sponsored and employment-based preference visas be issued to eligible immigrants in the order in which a petition in behalf of each has been filed. Section 203(d) provides that spouses and children of preference immigrants are entitled to the same status, and the same order of consideration, if accompanying or following to join the principal. The visa prorating provisions of Section 202(e) apply to allocations for a foreign state or dependent area when visa demand exceeds the per-country limit. These provisions apply at present to the following oversubscribed chargeability areas: CHINA-mainland born, INDIA, MEXICO, and PHILIPPINES.
5. On the chart below, the listing of a date for any class indicates that the class is oversubscribed (see paragraph 1); “C” means current, i.e., numbers are available for all qualified applicants; and “U” means unavailable, i.e., no numbers are available. (NOTE: Numbers are available only for applicants whose priority date is earlier than the cut-off date listed below.)
|Fam-ily||All Charge- ability Areas Except Those Listed||CHINA-mainland born||INDIA||MEXICO||PHILIPP-INES|
*NOTE: For November, 2A numbers EXEMPT from per-country limit are available to applicants from all countries with priority dates earlier than 01DEC99. 2A numbers SUBJECT to per-country limit are available to applicants chargeable to all countries EXCEPT MEXICO with priority dates beginning 01DEC99 and earlier than 01SEP01. (All 2A numbers provided for MEXICO are exempt from the per-country limit; there are no 2A numbers for MEXICO subject to per-country limit.)
|Certain Religious Workers||C||C||C||C||C|
|Targeted Employ-ment Areas/
The Department of State has available a recorded message with visa availability information which can be heard at: (area code 202) 663-1541. This recording will be updated in the middle of each month with information on cut-off dates for the following month.
Employment Third Preference Other Workers Category: Section 203(e) of the NACARA, as amended by Section 1(e) of Pub. L. 105 – 139, provides that once the Employment Third Preference Other Worker (EW) cut-off date has reached the priority date of the latest EW petition approved prior to November 19, 1997, the 10,000 EW numbers available for a fiscal year are to be reduced by up to 5,000 annually beginning in the following fiscal year. This reduction is to be made for as long as necessary to offset adjustments under the NACARA program. Since the EW cut-off date reached November 19, 1997 during Fiscal Year 2001, the reduction in the EW annual limit to 5,000 began in Fiscal Year 2002.
B. DIVERSITY IMMIGRANT (DV) CATEGORY
Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act provides a maximum of up to 55,000 immigrant visas each fiscal year to permit immigration opportunities for persons from countries other than the principal sources of current immigration to the United States. The Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) passed by Congress in November 1997 stipulates that beginning with DV-99, and for as long as necessary, up to 5,000 of the 55,000 annually-allocated diversity visas will be made available for use under the NACARA program. This reduction has resulted in the DV-2007 annual limit being reduced to 50,000. DV visas are divided among six geographic regions. No one country can receive more than seven percent of the available diversity visas in any one year.
For November, immigrant numbers in the DV category are available to qualified DV-2007 applicants chargeable to all regions/eligible countries as follows. When an allocation cut-off number is shown, visas are available only for applicants with DV regional lottery rank numbers BELOW the specified allocation cut-off number:
|Region||All DV Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed Separately|
|NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS)||6|
|SOUTH AMERICA, and the CARIBBEAN||350|
Entitlement to immigrant status in the DV category lasts only through the end of the fiscal (visa) year for which the applicant is selected in the lottery. The year of entitlement for all applicants registered for the DV-2007 program ends as of September 30, 2007. DV visas may not be issued to DV-2007 applicants after that date. Similarly, spouses and children accompanying or following to join DV-2007 principals are only entitled to derivative DV status until September 30, 2007. DV visa availability through the very end of FY-2007 cannot be taken for granted. Numbers could be exhausted prior to September 30.
C. ADVANCE NOTIFICATION OF THE DIVERSITY (DV) IMMIGRANT CATEGORY RANK CUT-OFFS WHICH WILL APPLY IN DECEMBER
For December, immigrant numbers in the DV category are available to qualified DV-2007 applicants chargeable to all regions/eligible countries as follows. When an allocation cut-off number is shown, visas are available only for applicants with DV regional lottery rank numbers BELOW the specified allocation cut-off number:
|Region||All DV Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed Separately|
|NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS)||7|
|SOUTH AMERICA, and the CARIBBEAN||525|
D. OVERSUBSCRIPTION OF THE SCHEDULE A WORKER (EX) VISA CATEGORY
Background: Title V, Section 502 of the REAL ID Act of 2005 (Division B of Pub. L. 109-13 enacted May 11, 2005) provided for the recapture of 50,000 Employment-based immigrant visa numbers that were unused in fiscal years 2001 through 2004. Such numbers have been made available to Employment-based immigrants described in the Department of Labor’s Schedule A and their accompanying spouses and children. The immigrant category for these 50,000 visa numbers was designated as Schedule A Workers in the cut-off date table.
Issue: The Schedule A Workers category has become oversubscribed for November and a cut-off date established to hold number use within the 50,000 numerical limit. It is expected that demand will bring allocations up to the program limit during November. Once the limit is reached no further allocations will be possible, and the category listing will be removed from future cut-off date tables.
E. EMPLOYMENT-BASED VISA AVAILABILITY IN THE COMING MONTHS
Cut-off date movements in recent months have been greater than might ordinarily be expected, in an effort to maximize number use within the annual numerical limits. This has been necessary because demand being received from Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) Offices for adjustment of status cases has been relatively light. As these dates have advanced, however, many thousands of applicants have become eligible for processing at CIS Offices. Once number use increases significantly as CIS addresses its backlog, cut-off date movement will necessarily slow or stop. Moreover, in some categories cut-off date retrogression is a particular possibility.
Readers should be aware that the recent rate of cut-off date advances will not continue indefinitely; however, it is not possible to predict when significantly increased CIS number use will begin to influence the cut-off date determinations.
F. OBTAINING THE MONTHLY VISA BULLETIN
The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs offers the monthly “Visa Bulletin” on the INTERNET’S WORLDWIDE WEB. The INTERNET Web address to access the Bulletin is:
From the home page, select the VISA section which contains the Visa Bulletin.
To be placed on the Department of State’s E-mail subscription list for the “Visa Bulletin”, please send an E-mail to the following E-mail address:
and in the message body type:
Subscribe Visa-Bulletin First name/Last name
(example: Subscribe Visa-Bulletin Sally Doe)
To be removed from the Department of State’s E-mail subscription list for the “Visa Bulletin”, send an e-mail message to the following E-mail address :
and in the message body type: Signoff Visa-Bulletin
The Department of State also has available a recorded message with visa cut-off dates which can be heard at: (area code 202) 663-1541. The recording is normally updated by the middle of each month with information on cut-off dates for the following month.
Readers may submit questions regarding Visa Bulletin related items by E-mail at the following address:
(This address cannot be used to subscribe to the Visa Bulletin.)
Department of State Publication 9514
CA/VO:October 6, 2006
USCIS Expands Premium Processing Service September 22, 2006Posted by dsheen88 in Employment-Based Immigration, Immigration Laws and Policies, Simply Immigration!, Tips.
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigrantion Service just issued a press release today annoucing that the agency will expand its premium processing service to include I-140 (Immigration Petition for Alien worker) for EB1 (Outstanding Professors and Researchers), EB2 (Professionals with Advanced Degree or Exceptional Ability–not seeking National Interest Waiver) and EB3 (Workers Other Than Skilled Workers and Professionals–Unskilled Workers with less than two years of experience or training) catagories. This new expansion serivce will begin on September 25, 2006. The fee will be $1000.00 (plus base filing fee). USCIS will gurantee to process the case within 15 calendar days after receipt.
Department of State Establishing an Effective Business Referral Program September 18, 2006Posted by dsheen88 in Employment-Based Immigration, Immigration Laws and Policies, Tips.
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Summary: Facilitating access to timely visa appointments for legitimate business travelers is one of CA’s highest priorities. Posts throughout the world have established business facilitation programs to ensure that we are responsive to the needs of the U.S. business community while continuing to maintain the highest visa security standards possible. Many of these programs are conducted in coordination with American Chambers of Commerce overseas. While the comments that follow are specific to AMCHAM programs, the lessons learned can also be applied to business referral programs that do not function through an AMCHAM.
For full text go to: http://travel.state.gov/visa/laws/telegrams/telegrams_3033.html
H-1B Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) September 16, 2006Posted by dsheen88 in Employment-Based Immigration, H-1B visa, Info for Doctors and Health Professionals, MyComments, Tips.
The H-1B is a nonimmigrant classification used by an alien who will be employed temporarily in a specialty occupation or as a fashion model of distinguished merit and ability.
A specialty occupation requires theoretical and practical application of a body of specialized knowledge along with at least a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. For example, architecture, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, social sciences, medicine and health, education, business specialties, accounting, law, theology, and the arts are specialty occupations.
Yes. The current law limits to 65,000 the number of aliens who may be issued a visa or otherwise provided H-1B status in each Fiscal Year. (The numerical limitation was temporarily raised to 195,000 in FY2001, FY2002 and FY2003.)
H-1B status requires a sponsoring U.S. employer. The employer must file a labor condition application (LCA) with the Department of Labor attesting to several items, including payment of prevailing wages for the position, and the working conditions offered. The employer must then file the certified LCA with a Form I-129 petition plus accompanying fee of $185. Additional fee of $1,500 for emplyers with 25 + employees or $750.00fee for employers with less than 25 employees; amd $500.00 of H-1B Fruad Prevention fee. Certain sponsors are exempted for some fee. Based on the USCIS petition approval, the alien may apply for the H-1B visa, admission, or a change of nonimmigrant status.
Under current law, an alien can be in H-1B status for a maximum period of six years at a time. After that time an alien must remain outside the United States for one year before another H-1B petition can be approved. Certain aliens working on Defense Department projects may remain in H-1B status for 10 years. In addition, certain aliens may obtain an extension of H-1B status beyond the 6-year maximum period, when:
- 365 days or more have passed since the filing of any application for labor certification, Form ETA 750, that is required or used by the alien to obtain status as an EB immigrant, or
- 365 days or more have passed since the filing of an EB immigrant petition.
H-1B aliens may only work for the petitioning U.S. employer and only in the H-1B activities described in the petition. The petitioning U.S. employer may place the H-1B worker on the worksite of another employer if all applicable rules (e.g., Department of Labor rules) are followed. H-1B aliens may work for more than one U.S. employer, but must have a Form I-129 petition approved by each employer.
As long as the alien continues to provide H-1B services for a U.S. employer, most changes will not mean that an alien is out of status. An alien may change H-1B employers without affecting status, but the new H-1B employer must file a new Form I-129 petition for the alien before he or she begins working for the new employer. The merger or sale of an H-1B employer’s business will not affect the alien’s status in many instances. However, if the change means that the alien is working in a capacity other than the specialty occupation for which they petitioned, it is a status violation.
As long as the employer/employee relationship exists, an H-1B alien is still in status. An H-1B alien may work in full or part-time employment and remain in status. An H-1B alien may also be on vacation, sick/maternity/paternity leave, on strike, or otherwise inactive without affecting his or her status.
Yes. An H-1B visa allows an alien holding that status to reenter the U.S. during the validity period of the visa and approved petition.
Yes. An H-1B alien can be the beneficiary of an immigrant visa petition, apply for adjustment of status, or take other steps toward Lawful Permanent Resident status without affecting H-1B status. This is known as “dual intent” and has been recognized in the immigration law since passage of the Immigration Act of 1990. During the time that the application for LPR status is pending, an alien may travel on his or her H-1B visa rather than obtaining advance parole or requesting other advance permission from Immigration to return to the U.S.
Can an H-1B visa holder bring their spouse and minor children to U.S.?
Yes. H-1B holders can bring thier spouse and minor children to live with them in U.S. under H dependents visa (H-4). However, H-4 visa holders can not work in U.S. Spouse here on an H-4 visa must have his or her own H-1B visa to work legally in U.S.
AAO Addresses H-1B Cap Exemption for Public School September 15, 2006Posted by dsheen88 in Employment-Based Immigration, H-1B visa, Immigration Laws and Policies, MyComments, News and politics.
On September 8, 2006, the AAO issued a decision regarding exemption from the H-1B cap for a Texas public school, as well as whether the position is a specialty occupation and whether the teacher holds the requisite degree. Deferring to USCIS’ interpretation of the AC21 exemption to the H-1B cap, the Office found that the District Director’s decision to apply the definition of a related or affiliated nonprofit entity found in 8 C.F.R section 214.2(h)(19)(iii)(B), which defines the term for purposes of the H-1B fee exemption as a nonprofit entity that is “connected or associated with an institution of higher education, through shared ownership or control by the same board or federation . . . or attached as a member, branch, cooperative or subsidiary”, was reasonable.
American Immigration Lawyers Association filed an amicus brief with the AAO in this case on this issue in which it argued that the regulatory provision relating to the fee exemption does not apply to the exemption from the H-1B numerical limitations (for which no regulation exists). Rather, the AAO should look to the totality of the relationship between the petitioner and certain institutions of higher education and analyze “affiliated or related” in a manner consistent with the definitions of those terms throughout immigration law and with the ameliorative intent behind the relevant statute.
Source: AILA Newsletter September 06
What is IMG? (International Medical Graduates) September 14, 2006Posted by dsheen88 in Employment-Based Immigration, H-1B visa, Info for Doctors and Health Professionals, MyComments.
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IMG stands for International Medical Graduates. They are doctors or physicians who graduated from medical schools outside of the United States. There are thousands IMG working and studying in the U.S. every year. Most of IMS in U.S. are J-1 and H-1B visa holders. Their program can last anywhere from 1 to 7 years. For more information about IMG check of AMA’s website at http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/17.html .
If you are an IMG looking for IMG Friendly Hospitals to sponsor your visa or Greencard…here is list I found from ValueMD.
- GC – Green Card Holders / US Citizens
- H1 – Sponsers H1-B Temporary Worker Visa
- J1 – Sponsers J1 Exchange Visitor Visa
AlabamaAnniston, Alabama (GC)
CaliforniaAlameda County Hospital, Highland, CA
Kern Medical Center, CA
St Mary’s Hospital, San Francisco, CA
University of California, San Francisco, CA
USC, Los Angeles, CA
Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT (H1,J1,GC)
Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT (H1,J1,GC)
Hospital of St Raphael, CT (H1,J1,GC)
Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, CT (H1,J1,GC)
St Vincent’s Medical Center, Bridgeport, CT (H1,J1,GC)
U of Connecticut, Farmington, CT (J1,GC)
District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
District of Columbia General Hospital, Washington, DC
Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC (H1,J1,GC)
Providence Hospital, Washington, DC (H1,J1,GC)
Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL (H1,J1,GC)
FUHS/Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL
Illinois Masonic Med Ctr, Chicago, IL
Jackson Park Hospital, Chicago, IL(GC)
Mercy Hospital, Chicago, IL (J1,GC)
Ravenswood Hospital, Chicago, IL (J1,GC)
Rush Copley Medical Center, Aurora, IL (J1,GC)
Rush Presbyterian Hospital, Chicago, IL (J1,GC)
Rush Westlake, Melrose Park, IL (J1,GC)
St Francis hospital, Evanston, IL (H1,J1,GC)
Univ of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL (GC)
Univ of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL (J1,GC)
Univ of Illinois/Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, IL (J1,GC)
Univ of Illinois at Peoria, IL
Franklin Square Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Good Samaritan Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Harbor Hospital,Baltimore, MD (H1,J1,GC)
Maryland General Hospital, Baltimore, MD (H1,J1,GC)
Prince George’s Hospital, Cheverly, MD (GC)
St Agnes Health Care, Baltimore, MD (J1,GC)
Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI (J1,GC)
Hurley Med Ctr/MSU , Flint, MI (J1,GC)
McLaren Regional Medical center, Flint, MI
Midmichigan Medical center, Midland, MI
Providence Hospital, MI (J1,GC)
Saginaw Cooperative Hospitals, Saginaw, MI
St Joseph’s Mercy Hospital, Pontiac, MI (H1,J1,GC)
St John Hospital, Detroit, MI (J1,GC)
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI (J1,GC)
William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI (J1)
St Mary’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO
St Lukes Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Atlantic City Med Center, Atlantic City, NJ (J1,GC)
Jersey Shore Med Ctr, Neptune, NJ (GC)
Monmouth Med Ctr., Long Branch, NJ (J1,GC)
Mountainside Hospital, Montclair, NJ
Mount Sinai, Englewood, NJ
Mount Sinai, Jersey city, NJ
Muhlenberg Regional Med Ctr. , Plainfield, NJ (J1,GC)
Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ (GC)
Raritan Bay Med Ctr., Perth Amboy, NJ
St Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ (GC)
St Joseph’s Medical Center, Paterson, NJ (GC)
St Francis Med Ctr, Trenton, NJ
UMDNJ, Pistacaway, NJ
UMDNJ, Newark, NJ (GC)
UMDNJ, Camden, NJ (J1,GC)
UMDNJ, New Brunswick, NJ (J1,GC)
Albert Einstein/ Jacobi Med Ctr., Bronx, NY (H1,J1,GC)
Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Bronx, NY
Brooklyn Hospital, Brooklyn, NY (GC)
Brookdale University Hospital,Brooklyn, NY
Catholic Med Ctr., Jamaica, NY (GC)
Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY
Maimonides Hospital, Brooklyn, NY (H1,J1,GC)
New York Hospital and Med Ctr of Queens/Cornell U., Flushing, NY
New York Methodist Hospital/ Wyckoff Heights, Brooklyn, NY (H1,J1,GC)
NYMedical college (Metropolitan) Hospital, NY (J1,GC)
NYMedical College (Sound Shore) Hospital, New Rochelle, NY
NYU VA Med Ctr., NY
New York Flushing Hospital, Flushing, NY
St Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY
St Lukes Hospital, New York, NY (J1,GC)
St Joseph’s Hospital, NY
St John’s Episcopal South Shore Hospital, Fair Rockaway, NY (H1,J1,GC)
SUNY at Brooklyn, NY (H1,J1,GC)
SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY (H1,J1,GC)
SUNY at Syracuse, NY (J1,GC)
Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY (J1,GC)
Woodhull Med Ctr., Brooklyn, NY (J1,GC)
U of Nevada, Reno, NV
Univ of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
Fairview Hospital, Cleveland, OH (J1,GC)
Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Meridia Huron Hospital, East Cleveland, OH (H1,J1,GC)
Mount Sinai of Cleveland, OH
Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA (H1,J1,GC)
Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA (J1,GC)
Easton Hospital, Easton, PA
Frankford Hospital,Philadelphia PA (H1,J1,GC)
Guthrie Healthcare, Sayre, PA
Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA
Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
MCP Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Pinnacle Health/ Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg, PA
UPMC Health System/ Shadyside Hospital, PA
Miriam Hospital of Brown University, Providence, RI (J1,GC)
Roger Williams Hospital, Providence, RI
Texas Tech University, Amarillo,TX
Texas Tech University, Odessa, TX
Texas Tech University, El Paso, TX (J1,GC)
U of Virginia, Roanoke Salem, VA (J1,GC)
West Virginia University Hospital, WV (J1,GC)
Sinai Samaritan Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI
Note: This list is meant as a guide only, please call/email the individual program to confirm.
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What’s an E-3 visa? September 14, 2006Posted by dsheen88 in Employment-Based Immigration, MyComments, Tips.
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The E-3 is a new visa category only for Australians going to the U.S. to work temporarily in a specialty occupation. E-3 status provides for entry on a non-permanent basis into the United States. Similar to E-1 and E-2 visa applicants, the E-3 must satisfy the consular officer that s/he intends to depart upon termination of status.
To qualify for an E-3 visa, an applicant must demonstrate the following:
1. The applicant must have a legitimate offer of employment in the United States
2. The position he or she is coming to fill qualifies as “specialty occupation” employment
3. The applicant is an Australian citizen
4. The applicant has the necessary academic or other qualifying credentials
5. His or her stay will be temporary
6. If required before the alien may commence employment in the specialty occupation, that he or she has the necessary license or other official permission to practice in the specialty occupation.
An approved Labor Condition Application is required and no more than 10,500 E-3 visas can be issued per year.
The new E-3 visa classification currently applies only to nationals of Australia as well as their spouses and children. E-3 principal applicants must be going to the United States solely to work in a specialty occupation. The spouse and children need not be Australian citizens.
E-3 spouses are entitled to work in the United States and may apply for an Employment Authorization Document (Form I-765) through U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (U.S.C.I.S.). The spouse of a qualified E nonimmigrant may, upon admission to the United States, apply with the Department of Homeland Security for an employment authorization document, which an employer could use to verify the spouse’s employment eligibility. Such spousal employment may be in a position other than a specialty occupation.
E-3 applicants are admitted for a two-year period renewable indefinitely, provided the alien is able to demonstrate that he/she does not intend to remain or work permanently in the United States.
Senate Committee to Hold Hearing on Employment-Based Permanent Immigration September 13, 2006Posted by dsheen88 in Employment-Based Immigration, News and politics.
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The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will hold a full committee hearing entitled “Employment-Based Permanent Immigration: Examining the Value of a Skills Based Point System” on Thursday, September 14, at 10:30 am in 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building.
Witnesses will include:
- Charles M. Beach, Professor, Department of Economics, Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada
- George J. Borjas, Professor of Economics and Social Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
- Douglas S. Massey, Professor, Office of Population Research, Princeton University
- Alan Tonelson, Research Fellow, U.S. Business and Industry Council Educational Foundation
News release from AILA