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Congress Approves Bill Providing Pathway to Citizenship for Some Liberians

On December 18, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Congress has approved legislation that will provide some Liberian immigrants in Minnesota and across the country permanent residency and a path to citizenship. The bill is expected to be signed into law yet this year.  

Workforce Shortages: Bold Solutions from LeadingAge

On October 23, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

LeadingAge has just released the IMAGINE Initiative – a bold set of proposals to increase the number of foreign-born aging services workers available in the United States. 

Federal Judge Blocks Public Charge Rule

On October 15, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

A federal judge last week issued a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the Public Charge final rule that would have allowed the government to base green card decisions on whether an immigrant could be later seen as a financial burden on taxpayers.  

Public Charge Test Final Rule Expands Hurdles for Older Adults and Long-Term Care Workers

On August 28, 2019 by Kari Thurlow

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a final Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds rule  that goes into effect Oct. 15. This rule applies prospectively to determine the eligibility of persons wishing to immigrate to the US, obtain a green card to authorize employment or to obtain certain visas. It will not be applied to immigrants currently in the country unless or until they seek to change or extend their immigration status. 

New Rule Could Reduce Immigrants’ Use of Long-Term Care Services

On August 20, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

The National Council on Aging has denounced a new inadmissibility rule that could force immigrant seniors to choose between paying for long-term care support and losing their immigration status.  

LeadingAge Supports Bill to Expand Access to International Healthcare Workers

On July 30, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

LeadingAge is supporting a bill that would nearly double the number of employment visas granted annually and increase access to qualified health care workers. 

LeadingAge Comments on Proposed Rule Affecting Immigration Status

On December 18, 2018 by Jonathan Lips

LeadingAge national has submitted comments to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) expressing opposition to its proposed rule broadening the factors used in public charge determinations, meaning whether a legal immigrant would become primarily dependent on the government for subsistence.   

LeadingAge Comments on Proposed Rule Affecting Immigration Status

On December 18, 2018 by Jonathan Lips

LeadingAge national has submitted comments to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) expressing opposition to its proposed rule broadening the factors used in public charge determinations, meaning whether a legal immigrant would become primarily dependent on the government for subsistence.   

LeadingAge Tells Congress to Keep Nurses Coming to the U.S.

On October 31, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

An amendment recently introduced in Congress could push back the admission of foreign nurses in the United States by several years. The amendment would remove the per-country cap on visas for highly skilled immigrants and instead allocate the visas on a first-come, first served basis according to how long an applicant has waited for a visa. 

DHS Announces New Proposed Immigration Rule

On October 23, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officially published proposed changes to the public charge rule. The changes would deny entry to individuals seeking admission to the United States or adjusting their immigration status to become a permanent resident if there is any likelihood that the individual will become a public charge at any time in the future. Public comments are due by Dec. 10. 

Homeland Security Announces New Proposed Immigration Rule

On October 9, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

The Trump Administration is considering ways to strengthen enforcement of rules that require immigrants to demonstrate that they will not take advantage of public assistance programs after entering the United States. 

Help Workers with Temporary Immigrant Status Remain on the Job

On September 11, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

The temporary protected status provided to immigrants from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti and other countries is being terminated. Many of these foreign-born people, who work in the long-term services and supports field, will face deportation.

New Reports Explore Global Expansion of Foreign-Born Aging Services Workforce

On August 22, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

Three new reports explore the characteristics and migration routes of foreign-born workers and the benefits and challenges associated with an expanding foreign-born workforce in the field of aging services. 

BBC News Highlights Minnesota Workforce Solutions for New Americans

On April 17, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

The debate on immigration can send a chilling effect across our field, as immigrants and refugees are an essential part of our workforce – today and in the future. 

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