We will be filing a marriage green card application for one of our physician clients after helping him throughout the immigration process. He has gone through the entire U.S. immigration visa process including attending residency in J1 visa status, and working at a VA hospital to get a J1 waiver while working in H1B status. As we are preparing his Green Card application he mentioned that this is the moment he has been waiting for, for the last twelve years. His journey illustrates the long and arduous process that physicians must go through in or order to get a green card. It is clear that there is a need for foreign physicians in the U.S. and immigration laws need to be changed to address this need.
Here is a link to The New York Times article describing the difficult process that doctors undergo to obtain a green card:
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