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H-1B Visa Recruiting Season Under Way



In rural areas, international medical graduates help fill the physician shortage. The application period for visas began April 1 and this year it appears there will be enough to meet demand.



2 comments on "H-1B Visa Recruiting Season Under Way"
Dave Chapman (5/5/2011 at 5:39 PM)

Here in Silicon Valley, the H1-B visa program is used to import half-priced slave labor and then lay off the American workers. To the degree that the Rural Health Care is perceived as being part of the H1-B immigration scam, then you are handcuffed to a corpse. This program is evil, and the people who lobby for it are liars. If the rural hospitals want to continue to import doctors, then you had better find a different program, because H1-B is going to be killed. -Dave Chapman Palo Alto, CA
jgo (5/4/2011 at 2:10 PM)

The so-called "limits" on numbers of H-1B are infinitely stretchable. Since 2000, the State Dept. reports, they've issued over 110K H-1B visas each year at consular offices. That doesn't count those present in the USA who do a change of status to H-1B. In addition, medical personnel are eligible for J and L visas, to which there is no limit. The exchange visas have been perverted to employ foreign doctors, and, in particular, doctors to work in "under-served areas". Even there, they are most often abused to employ people in city faclities where there are plenty of capable US citizen doctors.