Opening Remarks

Posted on: December 12th, 2016
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Dear Readers:

Earlier this week I was a speaker at the second biennial Physician Immigration Institute, organized by the IMG Taskforce, the country’s physician immigration bar organization. The program was held at an interesting time. In late November, the Department of Homeland Security released long-awaited high skilled worker regulations that affect doctor cases. On December 9th, the Conrad 30 J-1 Waiver Program was set to expire (it was just extended through April 28th). And, there was this little election that was held in November that people have been talking about.

2017 will be an interesting year. There could be significant skilled worker legislation affecting a variety of health care professionals. Worksite visa compliance enforcement is going to get tougher. The Conrad 30 J-1 program expires (again) in April. The new high skilled regulations go in to force on January 17th. Lots to watch.

As for this issue of the newsletter, we include our charts and updates on the news. We also have an in depth article on how doctors can best choose between the J-1 and H-1B visa categories for their training programs.

Finally, we’re pleased to welcome Kyle McCaffery, our newest health care team paralegal. Looking forward to Kyle contributing to future issues of the newsletter.

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As always, we invite you to contact us if our firm can be of assistance. Please visit our web page at www.visalaw.com for information on reaching the firm or scheduling a consultation.

Regards,

Greg Siskind

 

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