Immigration Bill Lowers Hurdles for Foreign-Born Docs
The spouse and children of a physician would also be exempt from numerical caps whether the physician obtains a green card through an NIW or through Program Electronic Review Management, Shusterman said.
Per-country limitations would be eliminated for the employment-based green card categories, which would dramatically reduce the time that it now takes physicians born in India to qualify for green cards.
"All of these changes would make it considerably easier for internationally trained physicians to work and live in the United States, enhancing the overall number of physicians at a time when doctors are in short supply," Shusterman says.
John Commins is a senior editor with HealthLeaders Media.
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