The Department of Homeland Security extended by one year, until July 26, 2005, the deadline for some healthcare workers from Mexico and Canada to obtain special visa certification to work in U.S. healthcare settings. The extension applies only to workers licensed and employed in the U.S. before Sept. 23, 2003, in one of seven healthcare occupations, including nursing. Workers employed after Sept. 23, 2003, still must obtain the special visas by Monday. The extension will help many border communities that rely on foreign nurses and other healthcare professionals, according to the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools. -- by Jeff Tieman
Visa deadline extended for some foreign workers
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