In May this year, United States Congressmen Robert Wexler (D-FL) and F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) introduced the Emergency Nursing Supply Relief Act (H.R. 2536).
The proposed legislation is very much similar in form and substance to last year's H.R. 5924. If approved, up to 20,000 visas per year, over a three year period, will be available to qualified registered nurses and physical therapists.
Hammond Law Group recently reported on its immigration blog that the bill has gotten the support of the American Staffing Association (ASA).
Meanwhile, tracking website govtrack.us reports that the bill has been referred to the appropriate committee.
The Full Text of Emergency Nursing Supply Relief Act (H.R. 2536) available below.
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