The US House has adjourned and will reconvene on Tuesday, September 8. The Senate will adjourn at the end of this week, and return on Monday, September 7. No immigration-related activities are planned for this week, as Sen. Schumer has cancelled the employment-based immigration hearing. The hearing would have spoken to supply shortages. Sen. Schumer has long been a nurse visa bill champion.
When the two houses of Congress return there will be a big push to finalize the Healthcare bill, which isn’t about immigration, but likely will lead to increased demand for healthcare services in the US. How Congress deals with liberalized healthcare visa rules is an open question at this point. The next few months will shape America’s nurse visa policy for years to come.