Posted below is an excerpt of a recent news item from OFWGuide. This is definitely good news for all concerned.
Senate Approves 61,000 visas for RNs and PTs
– Reuben S. Seguritan, Nov 13, 2007
An amendment to provide additional 61,000 immigrant visa numbers for nurses, physical therapists and other Schedule A workers was passed by the Senate last week.
It was introduced by Senators Charles Schumer of New York and Kay Hutchison of Texas as a bridge amendment to H.R. 3043, the 2008 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act.
The additional visa numbers will come from the recapture of visa numbers that were not used in 1996 and 1997.