Published Date:  

2006-03-15 05:00

Public Description:  

The bill would authorize, on a permanent basis, the current J-1 visa waiver program under which participating states are allocated 30 J-1 visa waivers, which enables them to waive the two-year home residency requirement for medical students and physicians who serve in “medically underserved areas upon completion of their J-1 program (the program was slated to expire June 1, 2006).

A bill to apply amendments to the Immigration and Nationality Act related to providing medical services in underserved areas, and for other purposes.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose
Sponsored by:  Sen. Kent Conrad [D-ND, 1992-2013] in the 109th congress

Bill Number:  

S. 2425

Chamber:  

Senate