Published Date:  

2007-03-06 05:00

Public Description:  

H.R. 1358 would create a new nonimmigrant visa category (i.e., the W visa) for aliens coming to the United States to work as professional nurses; would initially cap annual issuance of W visas to 50,000, but would provide that if that cap is reached in any year, the next year’s cap would be increased by 20 percent (no reduction if the cap is not reached – just a maintenance of the current cap); would exempt from the annual cap: (1) nonimmigrants working in geographic areas designated as “health professional shortage areas”; and (2) spouses and children of W nonimmigrants.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose
Sponsored by:  Rep. John Shadegg [R-AZ3, 2003-2010] in the 110th congress

Bill Number:  

H.R. 1358

Chamber:  

House