"The Senate introduced over 300 amendments to the bill but I don't think any of them were concerning the physicians' part of the bill. That is relatively non-controversial," he says.
"What is controversial is it legalizes 11 million people that are undocumented. That's where the problem is as far as this passing. In the Senate I can almost guarantee it will get one pass by the end of the month. The big debate is will it get 60 votes or 70 votes. There are about five Republicans who are definitely on board and pretty much all the Democrats but if they can get 70 they figure that will have an influence on the House. If they can get about 30-40 Republicans in the House to sign on it's going to be a done deal, but that is the big 'if' now in the House of Representatives.'"
Shusterman provided a synopsis of the reforms proposed in the immigration bill.
Proposed Changes to the J Visas and Waivers: