Comment: Healthcare Immigration Now

There is now a historic opportunity on healthcare immigration in Congress. In light of the Covid crisis, America’s healthcare infrastructure needs beefing up - both short term and long term (to administer a future vaccine to our entire population and to upgrade the US public health system). This is accepted by everyone--White House, Congress, across the political spectrum and by the general public.

Upgrading our healthcare infrastructure has three components:

  • Physical plant: This includes land and buildings for hospitals, clinics and public health facilities. This is relatively easy to do.

  • Equipment: This includes ventilators, PPE, medicines, etc. America is the second largest manufacturing economy in the world and the most ingenious manufacturing powerhouse in the world. There is no doubt that the American economy can easily produce all the equipment we need in a matter of a few months.

  • Personnel: This is the main bottleneck--it takes 5 to 10 years to train a nurse or doctor--that is time we simply do not have. Getting tens of thousands of additional medical professionals that America needs in the timeframe needed can only be done through immigraiton.

To get the nurses and doctors in required numbers through immigration would require a TEN OR TWENTY FOLD increase in healthcare immigration quotas which would be the largest percentage sectoral expansion in immigration--comparable only to the immigration of railroad workers in 1870s-1880s-1890s.

Support for healthcare immigration is bipartisan and bicameral. Immigration Daily has learnt that a massive expansion of healthcare immigration is being considered favorably in the White House. The initial movement is currently with Democrats in the House, and the most likely vehicle for it is the fifth phase of covid relief. This would be a giant victory for immigration advocates. Perhaps immigration advocates are too jaded and tired after battling fruitlessly with the Steven Millers and Kris Kobachs for too long. What is needed is a vision to see what is possible in immigration now and grab it with both hands. We encourage those who see immigration as America’s great strength to set their sights sky high on health immigration now.


Article: Can Foreign Students and Workers Send Mistaken Stimulus Payments Back? By Sheila Danzig

Blogging: Neuroscience, Memory, and Credibility in Immigration Court

Blogging: Trump admits "reopening" economy will cost lives. Will he use increasing coronavirus deaths to widen immigration ban and impose dictatorship? Roger Algase

Blogging: Bill Would Recapture 40,000 Green Cards For Doctors And Nurses

News: USCIS Published Military Personnel and Veterans Can Now File Their Form N-400, Naturalization Application, Online

Focus: H1B to EB5 Online Meetings

We will put you in front of an audience of Indian H1Bs who need EB5 to get a green card within their lifetime (EB2/EB3 wait times for Indians are over 100 years!). You will have two way interaction online with potential investors using our platform, not just a one way presentation. ILW has conducted 120+ in person H1B to EB5 events, we understand the cultural nuances and pain points of this target audience, and we will consult with you to help you connect with this audience. The world after coronavirus is radically different, and it may last a lot longer than any of us would like. However, the world does not stop due to a virus—our online meetings allow you to continue your EB5 raise in spite of the coronavirus. Engage ILW now, and we will get you in front of potential investors fast--don’t let your competitors get ahead of you. Call us at 212-545-0818 to find out how we can help you, or email us at webmaster@ilw.com or online.

Headline: Texas DACA recipients working on pandemic's front lines await Supreme Court ruling Click here
Headline: Home Office accused of pressuring judiciary over immigration decisions Click here
Headline: PPP changes on the horizon Click here
Headline: What we owe undocumented workers during COVID-19 Click here
Headline: Most US H-1B employers use programme to pay migrant workers well below market wages: Report Click here

Foreign Credential Evaluations & Translations
American Evaluation & Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) is the industry leader in foreign credential evaluations and certified document translations. AETS provides the most competitive rates in the industry - including educational evaluations using the Aacrao EDGE database, as well as expert opinion work experience and position evaluations completed by university professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for Educational and Work Experience Evaluations, and Expert Opinion Position Analysis and Position Evaluations. For list of rates and times, see: http://www.aetsinternational.com/ AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, please visit the following link: http://www.aetsinternational.com/translation-services/ Please contact AETS at anytime at (786) 276-8190, visit http://www.aetsinternational.com, or email: info@aetsinternational.com. New customers to AETS will receive a one-time 25% discount on their first Educational Evaluation request. (*Please mention promotion code: AETS.ILW.25 to receive the one-time discount.)

Letters of the Week

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Reading
Migranthood: Youth in a New Era of Deportation By Lauren Heidbrink Stanford University Press, 240 pp. Hardcover, 150361154X, $85.00 https://www.amazon.com/Migranthood-New-Era-Deportation-Lauren-Heidbrink/dp/150361154X


An Important disclaimer! The information provided on this page is not legal advice. Transmission of this information is not intended to create, and receipt by you does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers must not act upon any information without first seeking advice from a qualified attorney. Copyright 1995-2017 American Immigration LLC, ILW.COM. Send correspondence and articles to editor@ilw.com. Letters and articles may be edited and may be published and otherwise used in any medium. The views expressed in letters and articles do not necessarily represent the views of ILW.COM.
Publisher: Sam Udani ISSN: 1930-062X
Advisory Board: Jason Dzubow, Rami Fakhoury, Matthew Kolken, Chris Musillo, Lory Rosenberg, Greg Siskind, Joel Stewart, Margaret Wong