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stemcell
03-03-2009, 11:49 PM
To all the physician members of this forum....

Conrad 30 program is up for extension on march 6.
According to shusterman.com although the extension is gonna take place, they plan to make physicians exempt from employment based category as long as they work in medically underserved areas....

If this bill includes the physician clause that will be a lifesaver for a lot of people and also help in visa retrogression albeit little bit.
Hope it passes....any thoughts anyone?

paskal
03-04-2009, 01:44 AM
We are in regular contact with Senator Conrad's office and iv-physicians has a seat on the physicians task force that has been working on this. As you well know the environment is toxic towards any immigration relief but efforts are ongoing nevertheless.

Please join the physicians chapter for further information. See the link in my signature. As a reminder- this is a closed group that works with sensitive information, make sure you provide your name and telephone number, e mail for contact and general info about immigration status, practice etc.

go_guy123
03-04-2009, 02:57 AM
To all the physician members of this forum....

Conrad 30 program is up for extension on march 6.
According to shusterman.com although the extension is gonna take place, they plan to make physicians exempt from employment based category as long as they work in medically underserved areas....

If this bill includes the physician clause that will be a lifesaver for a lot of people and also help in visa retrogression albeit little bit.
Hope it passes....any thoughts anyone?

Yes Conrad 30 will be extended. Whenever there is lobby behind something it will get passed. There are lot of congressmen from rural America where doctors don't like to serve. So Conrad 30 helps to get doctors there.

Conrad 30 issues is same like the Amtrak issue. Every year Amtrak runs a loss and congress huff and puff abut it but eventually pass the Amtrak budget payment.
Because Amtrak threatens to stop the unprofitable routes (typical rural areas)
and a lot of Congressmen panic and pass that.


Whether "physicians exempt from employment based category " that is a different case because there is very little incentive to get that done. Once doctors get green card they can leave the under served areas.