Physicians

J-1 Waiver in Texas

The state of Texas began accepting J-1 waivers on September 1, 2011 for the 2012 fiscal year.  They have already received 28 applications toward […]

RETROGRESSION: DUPLICATE IMMIGRANT VISA FEES

It can take several years for healthcare workers to obtain permanent residence in the U.S. Yet, while most of the other professionals and skilled […]

Retrogression: Healthcare Certificate Renewals

While visa retrogression affects thousands of foreign nationals who seek to immigrate to the U.S. for employment, it has a disparate impact on the seven […]

AAP IMPROPER JOB POSTINGS

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) agreed to pay $22,000 in civil penalties for improper postings on its website (www.PedJobs.org).  The Office of Special Counsel investigated based […]

Cap-Exempt Teaching Hospitals Get Clarification

On March 4, 2011, the American Immigration Lawyers Association reported that USCIS will soon release a memo clarifying that teaching hospitals affiliated with a medical […]

HOSPITALS: FEE EXEMPT?

The H-1b is the most widely used nonimmigrant status for employment in the U.S. It is also the nonimmigrant status with the most costly […]

HOSPITALS: CAP EXEMPT?

The USCIS has announced that it has reached the H-1b cap for fiscal year 2011.  As such, all H-1b petitions subject to the H-1b […]

H-1b’s Going Fast

The USCIS is very near to reaching the H-1b cap. As of Friday, the USCIS had receipted 60,700 H-1b petitions.  That leaves only 4,300 […]

Mumbai Consulate posts inaccurate Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Consulate in Mumbai, India had errneously reported that for the month of February 2011, the EB-2 Category for India will become current. […]

Supreme Court Rules Medical Residents Must Pay Federal Payroll Taxes

On January 11, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling that medical residents, those engaged in paid employment of 40 or more […]

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