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Sarah Peterson testifies in the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety

On September 14, 2022, Attorney Sarah Peterson testified as an expert witness in the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety regarding the U.S. Healthcare crisis and how smart immigration reform is an immediate solution. Please share her written testimony [https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Testimony%20-%20Peterson%20-%202022-09-14.pdf], watch her live testimony [https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/meetings/flatlining-care-why-immigrants-are-crucial-to-bolstering-our-health-care-workforce], and encourage […]

By | 2022-09-20T18:54:44+00:00 September 14th, 2022|Categories: International Medical Graduates (IMG), J-1 waiver, Media|Comments Off on Sarah Peterson testifies in the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety

USCIS Announces Expedited EAD Process for Certain Healthcare Workers with pending EAD renewals

USCIS announced that effective Tuesday, December 28th, 2021, certain healthcare workers who have a pending Employment Authorization Document (EAD) renewal application (Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization) and whose EAD expires in 30 days or less or has already expired, can request expedited processing of their EAD application. Eligible Healthcare workers should call the USCIS […]

By | 2022-01-05T12:39:22+00:00 December 28th, 2021|Categories: EAD, International Medical Graduates (IMG)|Comments Off on USCIS Announces Expedited EAD Process for Certain Healthcare Workers with pending EAD renewals

USCIS will suspend Premium Processing of all H-1B Petitions beginning April 3

USCIS just announced that it is suspending the premium processing option for all H-1B Petitions, starting April 3, 2017. This includes all FY18 H-1B Cap cases and all H-1B cases that are cap exempt.

SPS Immigration urges employers who know of H-1B transfer cases or H-1B extension cases to file prior to March 30, 2017 to […]

By | 2017-09-20T17:51:03+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Categories: H-1B, International Medical Graduates (IMG), J-1 waiver|Comments Off on USCIS will suspend Premium Processing of all H-1B Petitions beginning April 3

AAO holds that Specialty Care Physicians qualify for PNIWs through service in a MUA or HPSA

On February 9th, 2016, in a non-precedent decision, the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) ruled in Matter of H-V-P- that a Specialty Care Physician qualifies under the Physician National Interest Waiver (PNIW) program by working five years in a federally-designated Medically Underserved Area (MUA) or Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).

Matter of H-V-P- involved a Hematologist-Oncologist who […]

By | 2016-02-11T15:21:38+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Categories: Court Decision, I-140, International Medical Graduates (IMG)|Comments Off on AAO holds that Specialty Care Physicians qualify for PNIWs through service in a MUA or HPSA