ABMS One of Seven Leading Organizations to Urge Department of Homeland Security to Exclude Physicians from Proposed J-1 Visa Rules

On October 27, 2020

On October 26, the American Board of Medical Specialties joined six other leading organizations in academic medicine and health care to submit comments in response to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’) proposed rule, Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission and an Extension of Stay Procedure for Nonimmigrant Academic Students, Exchange Visitors, and Representatives of Foreign Information Media (DHS Docket No. ICEB-2019-006), published September 25, 2020.

The organizations’ position is that the rule as proposed, if applied to physicians in J-1 visa status, would have a devastating impact on U.S. patient care. Therefore, ABMS and its peers strongly urge the Department to exclude physicians from this rule and to allow them to continue to be extended under “duration of status.”

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