Designates VA and State Veterans Homes as cap exempt institutions for the H1-B visa program
Two US Congresswoman have introduced a bill to make it easier for the VA and State Veterans Homes to hire foreign employees on H1-B visas when they cannot find a suitable applicant in the United States.
Introduced on May 25 by Rashida Tlaib and Delia Ramirez the Expanding Health Care Providers for Veterans Act specifically designates the Department of Veterans Affairs and State Veterans Homes as cap exempt institutions for the purposes of the H1-B visa program.
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“Our veterans deserve high-quality health care,” said Tlaib. “We cannot just express our gratitude to our veterans for their service to our country, we must do more to ensure that every veteran has the support they need to live healthy lives.”