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Bloggings: December 4, 2007

by Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group

Editor's note: Here are the latest entries from Hammond Law Group's blog.

December 09, 2007

December 09, 2007

Media Getting It?

Recently the media has begun to pick up news items highlighting the importance of high skilled workers in the American economy; a development that is likely being driven by academic research. This bodes well for healthcare visa applicants in both the long and short run.

Academics and think tanks have long understood the connection between high skilled workers and its benefits on the US economy.  The independent National Foundation for American Policy latest Policy Brief (December 2007) brings the point home:

"U.S. technology companies, research labs and companies serving clients in a range of fields are being driven by Congress to pursue offshore alternatives due to current and proposed restrictions on high-skill immigration. The burgeoning demand for skilled labor throughout the U.S. economy and an increasing need to compete globally has created a demand for scientists, engineers and professionals in the United States that cannot be filled by Americans alone." This follows several other studies released by NFAP that specifically addressed Americaís struggle with visas for nurses and other healthcare workers:

Recently CQ Daily, an influential insider DC news source highlighted the struggle to procure visas for healthcare workers. The other main insider news source, The Hill, also explains the need for healthcare visa reform.

This week Congress is back. Congress may elect to tack on the long-considered Bridge legislation this term when it looks to conclude its Omnibus budget bill this week. Congress may also push off the budget bill and decide to pass a temporary Continuing Resolution, which will fund the government for a short period of time while details are dickered behind closed doors. Theoretically any of theses bill are opportunities for Congress to pass the Bridge. The odds are long on the Bridge passing this year, but not impossible.

This week the Coailtion to Improve Healthcare Staffing will be having its annual meeting in Washington DC. On the agenda is how to improve the odds for Healthcare visa reform in 2008.

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December 06, 2007

Monthly Medical Monitor December 2007

Hammond Law Group's December 2007 Monthly Medical Monitor is available. You can have each new edition e-mailed to you automatically by subscribing. This free subscription also allows you to receive our Healthcare Immigration Alerts via e-mail. In this issue:

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December 04, 2007


Now seems like a good time to remind readers of the various HLG email alerts and highlight some of the free email services. All of the HLG and email blasts are free.


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About The Author

Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group is a partner at the law firm. He had served as an Associate since his graduation from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1998. Prior to law school, Chris spent three years working for a mid-sized New York City Financial Consulting firm. He is a graduate of Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania.

The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the opinion of ILW.COM.