Monday, September 17, 2007

A little help from WSJ

The failed push for an immigration reform law in the U.S. Senate cast a gloomy shadow over other immigration-related legislation, including the Strive Act, which seeks to give, among others, visas to foreign nurses to work and live in the U.S. Since many legislators have declined to touch the topic of immigration, it's good news indeed that one of the influential newspapers, the Wall Street Journal, in the U.S. have adopted the cause to enable the entry of foreign nurses as a short-term solution to the growing nursing shortage crisis.

Here's a link to an editorial published on Sept. 12 in the WSJ. The link is from a post in the Hammond Law Group blog.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

dear geoff,
gud day! i wouldlike to ask regarding the application in the state of vermont. the state said that i should have a nursing license here in the phil. i'm a nursing board passer of june 2007 baord exam and the license card is not yet available and it will take them(PRC) months to release. i'm asking if it would be ok that i should submit the certification instead of the license card since it is not yet available?

thanks! more power!

Geoff said...

hi,
usually when a state board requires license validation, you will need your PRC license card as proof of your license. When you apply for a license validation with the PRC, they will ask a photocopy of your license card. they do not accept just the certification. The PRC will then send your validation form to your US state board of nursing.

DJB Rizalist said...

Great blog, just discovered you.

Strange though how the nursing shortage is considered "temporary". It's been around, at some level or another it seems, ever since I can remember. I think there will always be a strong demand for Filipino nurses not becasue they can "fill up the shortage" but because the Americans know we are the main meat of the matter. And have been for a long time. Ihaven't paid much attention to the continent side of things because of all the weird things happening in the archipelago. But we salute you good folks doing it for our countries and for your families, we salute you!

Geoff said...

Thank you for your words of encouragement. We're just trying to help others in the way we know how and people like you who recognize our small endeavor encourage us to continue even more. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hi Geoff, nagmail ako CES application last week pa with credit card payment, until now wala pa ko narereceive any response from CGFNS even the CGFNS ID number, gaano ba sila katagal magrespond? TY

Geoff said...

It takes time to respond to any correspondence. It takes at least 3 to 4 weeks, but it might take longer with the postal mail.

Anonymous said...

Thanks po

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