Capitol Correspondence - 04.19.22

ANCOR Joins Workforce Coalition Sign-On Letter to Department of Labor

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On Friday April 1, ANCOR joined a coalition letter sent to the Department of Labor requesting the agency respond to the workforce crisis of healthcare workers by improving its process and timeliness of prevailing wage determinations for Schedule A petitions, which are limited to physical therapists and registered nurses. The letter states: “The prevailing wage determination is the one bottleneck that delays employers in filing an Immigrant Petition for registered nurses. Creating a separate queue and a more reasonable timeframe for wage determinations for registered nurses would not only help the healthcare industry but would also benefit the DOL.”