Thursday, November 6, 2014

EXECUTIVE ACTION OR ALL TALK AND NO ACTION?

President Obama showed no indication that he would back down from a pledge to take Executive Action on immigration despite the Republican party’s big wins in Tuesday’s elections.  He promised that he would take whatever lawful action he could if the Congress does not pass meaningful immigration legislation during the November-December lame duck period.  

However, he gave no details about whether the Executive Action would be limited to legalization of the undocumented or a broader action that might liberalize employment-based visa classes such as H-1Bs and employment-based green cards.  A list of Executive Action options includes both options.

Meanwhile the Tea Party republicans threatened to take legal action if the President does anything on immigration.  Republicans attempts at filing a law suit against President Obama seems to be riddled with problems.  Politico has reported that two different law firms have started and then declined to work on the Republican’s law suit in the last two months.

The longer that the President dawdles on the Executive Action pledge, the more he feeds the meme that his Presidency is one of all talk and no action.  

6 comments:

  1. We are waiting for some good news??????????
    Are nurses eligible for EB2 if they get "masters in nurse clinical educator"
    Thank you

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    1. Generally they are not unless they are applying for a position that requires a Masters degree (e.g. Director of Nursing?)

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  2. EB2 for nurses will not be applicable coz the entry level requirements to be a nurse here is just LVN.

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  3. I am RN, going to complete BSN.Last year I applied H1B got rejected,app lead again rejected ( our attorney was sure to get visa). This year can I apply H1B with BSN,what is your opinion about approving H1B. Could you advice me any post BSN course which is eligible for H1B?
    My priority date for GC is 2006 September,I am in US now. What I can do to furnish my profession?
    Thank you
    I appreciate your time and reply.

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    1. Unfortunately few nursing position qualify for the H-1B. If you want to try and get an H-1B you need to be certified in an advanced practice specialty such as these below. Also see: http://www.musillo.com/2014/07/analysis-of-new-uscis-memo-on-h-1b-for.html

      - Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM);
      • Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS);
      • Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP); and
      • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).

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