The Green Card Freeze and the Nursing Shortage: What Healthcare Organizations Need to Know
The Biden administration’s recent decision to freeze the issuance of green cards for certain categories of immigrants could have a significant impact on healthcare organizations.
The freeze, which was announced in April, applies to green cards for family-sponsored immigrants and employment-based immigrants who are not in high-demand occupations. This means that many international nurses who are currently working in the US on temporary visas will not be able to obtain green cards and permanent residency.
This could have a number of negative consequences for healthcare organizations. First, it could make it more difficult to recruit and retain international nurses. Second, it could lead to a shortage of nurses, which could have a negative impact on patient care. Third, it could force hospitals to raise wages in order to attract and retain nurses, which could lead to higher healthcare costs for patients.
VisaMadeEZ is an immigration law firm that specializes in helping healthcare organizations hire international nurses. We can help you navigate the complex immigration process and ensure that you are in compliance with all applicable laws. We can also help you develop a recruitment and retention plan that will help you attract and retain the best international nurses.
If you are a healthcare organization that is concerned about the impact of the green card freeze, please contact us today. We can help you understand your options and develop a plan to mitigate the risks.
Here are some of the ways that VisaMadeEZ can help healthcare organizations hire international nurses:
- We can help you identify and recruit qualified international nurses.
- We can assist you with the immigration process, including filing the necessary paperwork and providing support throughout the process.
- We can help you develop a recruitment and retention plan that will help you attract and retain the best international nurses.
Contact VisaMadeEZ today to learn more about how we can help you hire international nurses.