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Help Act On Immigration Reform!, Read and help resolve retrogression

The link below takes you to AILA's website (American Immigration Lawyer Assoc.)

http://capwiz.com/aila2/issues/alert/?alertid=9221981&ty

The Senate leadership has designated CIR as one of its top ten legislative priorites for 2007. Tell your senators you support quick action, and urge your representative to follow the strong lead of CIR supporters in the Senate.

...They have a template letter to support immigration reform. Just enter your info (name/address) and the computer will automatically email the letter to both senators from your state and the representative(all based on your zipcode).

Note: if you're residing outside the US like India,China or Philippines use the address of your employer or your relative's US address, because the link requires a US address.

Once you're done, you have an option to click again for a letter to support of the H-1B crisis. This is the easiest and most effective way to show our indignation to the current situation. Only 2 minutes to do it and make a difference.

Thanks.

Here is the context regarding nursing shortage under Comprehensive Immigration Reform / Strive Act:

SEC. 504. NURSING SHORTAGE.

(a) Exception to Direct Numerical Limitations- Section 201(b)(1) (8 U.S.C. 1151(b)(1)) is amended by adding at the end the following:`

(F)(i) During the period beginning on the date of the enactment the STRIVE Act and ending on September 30, 2017, an alien--

`(I) who is otherwise described in section 203(b); and`

(II) who is seeking admission to the United States to perform labor in shortage occupations designated by the Secretary of Labor for blanket certification under section 212(a)(5)(A) due to the lack of sufficient United States workers able, willing, qualified, and available for such occupations and for which the employment of aliens will not adversely affect the terms and conditions of similarly employed United States workers.

`(ii) During the period described in clause (i), the spouse or dependents of an alien described in clause (i), if accompanying or following to join such alien.'

.(b) Exception to Nondiscrimination Requirements- Section 202(a)(1)(A) (8 U.S.C. 1152(a)(1)(A)) is amended by striking `201(b)(2)(A)(i)' and inserting `201(b)'.

© Exception to Per Country Levels for Family-Sponsored and Employment-Based Immigrants- Section 202(a)(2) (8 U.S.C. 1152(a)(2)), as amended by section 502, is further amended by inserting `, except for aliens described in section 201(b),' after `any fiscal year'.

(d) Increasing the Domestic Supply of Nurses and Physical Therapists- Not later than January 1, 2007, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall--

(1) submit to Congress a report on the source of newly licensed nurses and physical therapists in each State, which report shall--

(A) include the past 3 years for which data are available;

(B) provide separate data for each occupation and for each State;

© separately identify those receiving their initial license and those licensed by endorsement from another State;

(D) within those receiving their initial license in each year, identify the number who received their professional education in the United States and those who received such education outside the United States; and

(E) to the extent possible, identify, by State of residence and country of education, the number of nurses and physical therapists who were educated in any of the 5 countries (other than the United States) from which the most nurses and physical therapists arrived;

(F) identify the barriers to increasing the supply of nursing faculty, domestically trained nurses, and domestically trained physical therapists;

(G) recommend strategies to be followed by Federal and State governments that would be effective in removing such barriers, including strategies that address barriers to advancement to become registered nurses for other health care workers, such as home health aides and nurses assistants;

(H) recommend amendments to Federal legislation that would increase the supply of nursing faculty, domestically trained nurses, and domestically trained physical therapists;

(I) recommend Federal grants, loans, and other incentives that would provide increases in nurse educators, nurse training facilities, and other steps to increase the domestic education of new nurses and physical therapists;

(J) identify the effects of nurse emigration on the health care systems in their countries of origin; and

(K) recommend amendments to Federal law that would minimize the effects of health care shortages in the countries of origin from which immigrant nurses arrived;

(2) enter into a contract with the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine to determine the level of Federal investment under titles VII and VIII of the Public Health Service Act necessary to eliminate the domestic nursing and physical therapist shortage not later than 7 years from the date on which the report is published; and

(3) collaborate with other agencies, as appropriate, in working with ministers of health or other appropriate officials of the 5 countries from which the most nurses and physical therapists arrived, to--

(A) address health worker shortages caused by emigration;

(B) ensure that there is sufficient human resource planning or other technical assistance needed to reduce further health worker shortages in such countries.

(e) Authority of Consular Officer To Grant Preference Status- Section 204(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1154(b)) is amended--

(1) by striking `(b)' and inserting `(b)(1)'; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

`(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), for individual beneficiaries outside of the United States seeking classification under section 203(b) who will perform labor in shortage occupations designated by the Secretary of Labor for blanket certification under section 212(a)(5)(A) as lacking sufficient United States workers able, willing, qualified, and available for such occupations and for which the employment of aliens will not adversely affect the terms and conditions of similarly employed United States workers, a consular officer, upon petition of the importing employer, shall have authority to determine eligibility if the officer determines that the facts stated in the petition are true and the alien is eligible for the preference. The consular officer shall also have authority to grant the preference status.'.


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