International Workers Unable To Apply For EB-3 Visa
A recently imposed cap on the issuance of new EB-3 visas could prevent international nurses from applying for a green card to seek employment in the US until 2025.
Moreover, a visa retrogression for the EB-3 subclass, which covers every occupation that needs an associate’s degree instead of a master’s degree, has been announced by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs.
According to the notice, only applicants who filed petitions before 1 June 2022 are allowed to move forward with their application process since the demand for green cards under the subcategory has reached its annual limit of 40,000 green cards for the fiscal year.
Interestingly, an immigration expert claimed that the State Department avoids publishing data to show how many nurses are among the approved visa applicants. However, nearly 150,000 new nurses enter the workforce annually, with 15% of the country’s population completing their studies abroad.
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