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New ‘W’ visa for caregivers and ‘other workers’?

By Michael J. Gurfinkel – The Philippine Star The pathway to legalization and citizenship suddenly looks brighter for the 11,000,000 illegal immigrants in the US. This is because the major organizations representing business and labor (US Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO) reached an agreement on a proposed guest?worker program Read more »

Baltimore hospital settles suit with Pinay nurses

By Rodney Jaleco, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau A Baltimore hospital that fired its 4 Filipino nurses and hospital worker for speaking Tagalog has agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to end the workers’ discrimination complaint. “We’re almost one with it. We’ve signed the papers and it’s just a matter Read more »

Over 100 Pinoy nurses lose jobs in Queens, New York

By Jon Lindley Agustin – The year-long battle of some 100 Filipino nurses to keep their jobs in Queens, New York has come to an end when the hospital they were working for closed permanently on Monday.

Tight US market for nurses seen until 2020

ABS-CBNnews.com Filipino nurses may have difficulty entering the US labor market until 2020, according to party-list Rep. Arnel Ty.

Court sides with Pinay nurses over abortion procedures

A United States District Judge granted a request for a temporary restraining order barring the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey from requiring nurses to help perform abortions.

Pinoy nurses seeking US jobs down 44% from Jan.-Sept.

US National Council of State Boards of Nursing statistics show that only 4,354 Filipino nurses took the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) for the first time from January to September, pointed out a party-list congressman.

Pinoy nurses in Kaiser hospitals launch 3-day strike

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By Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau Some 2,500 nurses in three Southern California Kaiser Permanent hospitals, walked off their jobs to protest their ongoing contract negotiations.

New bill changes US visa requirements for foreign nurses

By Dymphna Calica-La Putt – asianjournal.com Non-immigrant nurses working in the US may yet have the freedom to change employers even while their new visa is still in process.

Pinoy nurses seek probe into closure of New York hospital

Filipino nurses and workers of a cash-strapped hospital in Queens, New York called for an investigation into the imminent closure of the facility this week.

As the American dream fades

Pinoy nurses seeking US jobs fell by 46% in 1H Only 2,984 Filipino nurses sought employment in the United States in the first semester of this year, down 46 percent from 5,553 in the same six-month period in 2010, LPG/MA Rep. Arnel Ty reported Wednesday.