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Feb 15, 2024

In this week's episode of the #HealthLawHotSpot, host Ericka Adler sits down with Elissa Taub from Siskind Susser for a timely discussion on the green card backlog that physicians are experiencing.  Ericka and Elissa delve into the factors contributing to the issue, including the annual limits on green cards, the multiple categories (family and employee-based), and the long-term backlogs which have significantly increased since December 2022, impacting physicians from all countries. She explains that the underlying cause is the shortage of green cards compared to the high demand. Elissa also emphasizes the importance of starting the green card process as early as possible as it can now take up to three years to obtain, and how employers can play an important role in this process.

Tune in for valuable insights into the challenges faced by physicians in obtaining green cards and what to expect in terms of immigration reform and employment-based immigration moving forward.