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Legislative Developments

Posted: February 20th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: National News | No Comments »
Posted in National Immigration News February 20th, 2009 by P. Christopher Jaensch

While truly useful legislation benefitting large numbers of immigrants is nowhere to be seen yet, there have been some smaller pieces of legislation proposed in Congress this session which would benefit some groups of immigrants. This includes the following:

THE NURSING RELIEF ACT OF 2009, which creates 50,000 temporary visas (W Visas) for RNs. The visa would involve rules that are very similar to H-1B work visas including a validity period of three years with the possibility of renewals, a prevailing wage requirement, and the permission of dual intent.

THE OMNIBUS APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF FISCAL YEAR 2009, which may extend certain expiring immigration programs such as the EB-5 Regional Center investment Pilor Program and the non-minister religious worker program.

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Chris Jaensch

Attorney P. Christopher Jaensch received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 1992 and a Juris Doctor degree in 1995 from the University of Florida. While at UF, he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa Society and Florida Blue Key, the oldest and most prestigious leadership honorary in the state of Florida.

Mr. Jaensch is a member of the Florida Bar, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Sarasota Bar Association. He has served as President of the Sarasota-Manatee International Trade Club and served as Regional Vice Chair, Tampa Bay, for the Central Florida Chapter of AILA. He was a member of City of Sarasota Charter Review Committee and has been active in several local organizations, including the influential Laurel Park Neighborhood Association in downtown Sarasota.

Mr. Jaensch has over 18 years of experience in the field of immigration and nationality law and focuses his practice on four primary categories (a) investors and entrepreneurs, (b) business executives, managers and professionals, (c) amateur and professional athletes and coaches and (d) performing artists and immigrants with extraordinary ability.

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