Legislation for Green Cards to foreign nurses, doctors introduced in United States – In a new development, the several American lawmakers have introduced a legislation in Congress to give unused green cards or permanent legal residency status to foreign nurses and doctors. They have introduced the legislation to meet the urgent needs of the overstretched healthcare sector in the US due to recent COVID-19 pandemic.
The move is likely to benefit a large number of Indian nurses and doctors, who are either on H-1B or J2 visas.
The Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act would allow for recapturing green cards that were approved by Congress but unused in past years, allowing thousands of additional medical professionals to serve permanently in the United States. The media release reports that the legislation would send green cards to 25,000 nurses and 15,000 doctors during the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure that places like Iowa have the professionals they need to serve patients for years to come
What is H-1B VISA ?
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. Companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year. The professional from India and china contributes the maximum.
What is Green Card ?
A Green Card, known officially as a Permanent Resident Card, is a document issued to immigrants to the US as evidence that the bearer has been granted the privilege of residing permanently.