Legislation introduced in U.S. Congress to give Green Cards
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U.S. lawmakers have introduced legislation in Congress to give unused green cards or permanent legal residency status to thousands of foreign nurses and doctors to meet the urgent needs of the overstretched healthcare sector in the country.

• The Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act would allow for recapturing green cards that were approved by Congress but unused in past years, allowing thousands of additional medical professionals to serve permanently in the United States.

• The legislation would send green cards to 25,000 nurses and 15,000 doctors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

• The move is likely to benefit a large number of Indian nurses and doctors, who are either on H-1B or J2 visas.

• The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. Companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China. A Green Card, known officially as a Permanent Resident Card, is a document issued to immigrants to the US as evidence that the bearer has been granted the privilege of residing permanently.

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Source: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/nri/visa-and-immigration/legislation-introduced-in-us-to-give-green-cards-to-foreign-nurses-doctors/articleshow/75640702.cms
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