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Legal Insights and Perspectives for the Healthcare Industry
Our immigration team recently published a resource discussing the expiration of Presidential Proclamation 10052 (PP 10052). This resource may be of interest to Health Law Scan readers, as this action may impact visa holders in the healthcare sector and will be highly beneficial for companies and employees seeking to resume global mobility.
Our immigration team recently posted a LawFlash to discuss a recent decision by the US District Court for the Northern District of California that set aside two Interim Final Rules (IFRs) that sought to restrict severely eligibility for the H-1B Specialty Occupation nonimmigrant category.
Healthcare systems have been on the front lines of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and may have several questions about how to manage workforce challenges as we look toward the upcoming months.

Nearly 20% of healthcare workers are immigrants according to the results of a June 2019 study that underscores the major contributions immigrants make to the US healthcare system. To learn more about how the US Department of State is regulating immigrant visa availability and adjusting the flow of status adjustments and consular immigrant visa application filings and approvals, please see our recent alert on the August 2019 visa bulletin.

The US Department of State has released its May 2019 Visa Bulletin with important information for US healthcare entities employing non-US nationals. The bulletin sets out per-country priority date cutoffs that regulate immigrant visa availability and the flow of status adjustments and consular immigrant visa application filings and approvals.
US healthcare entities employing non-US nationals will want to keep abreast of important developments regarding the elimination of the H-4 spouse work authorization and the upcoming effective date for revised Form I-539 used by certain nonimmigrants