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House Passed H.R. 5571 to Extend International Medical Graduates National Interest Wa
Here is an example of sustained efforts and postive lobbying..dont loose hope
copied from Oh's site-
Late in the evening, yesterday, the House passed this bill by voice vote of absolute majority two-thirds extending this law for five years which would otherwise expire on June 1, 2008 and with the revision of the title of the bill to "A bill to extend for 5 years the program relating to waiver of the foreign country residence requirement with respect to international medical graduates, and for other purposes.''. Upon the Senate consent, this bill will be forwarded to the President for his signature. Congratulations to foreign physicians who need the national interest waiver for permanent resdience application.
A waiver of the 2-year foreign residency requirement (commonly referred to as the `Conrad 30 J Waiver Program') is available for doctors who have trained in the United States under the J-1 visa if a State or an interested government agency sponsors the physician exchange visitor to work in a health manpower shortage area for 3 years as a nonimmigrant in H-1B status (temporary worker in a specialty occupation). The Secretary of Health and Human Services determines which areas have a health manpower shortage. The current authorization for the Conrad 30 J Waiver Program will sunset on June 1, 2008. H.R. 5571 would extend this waiver for 5 years to ensure that States can recommend such a waiver for areas with a shortage of doctors. The Conrad 30 J Waiver Program allows States to ensure medically underserved areas can hire physicians who received medical training in the United States on a J-1 visa for 3 years where there is no other doctor available to fill the position.
Please send thank-you message to the bill sponsor, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren of California.
635 North 1st Street, Suite B
San Jose, CA 95112
Telephone (408) 271-8700
Washington, D.C. Office
102 Cannon HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515
Telephone (202) 225-3072
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