Published Date:  

2006-03-16 05:00

Public Description:  

The bill would reauthorize, for two years, 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).

To permanently authorize amendments made by the Immigration and Nationality Technical Corrections Act of 1994 for the purpose of permitting waivers of the foreign country residence requirement with respect to certain international medical graduates.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose
Sponsored by:  Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS] in the 109th congress

Bill Number:  

H.R. 4997

Chamber:  

House