A bipartisan group of senators and representatives today urged the administration to resume premium processing for physicians seeking employment-based visas to provide rural communities with access to foreign physicians who have just completed their medical training in the U.S.

In March, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services suspended premium processing of all I-129 and I-140 forms, including those needed for Conrad State 30 program waivers, due to the COVID-19 crisis.

In a statement, AHA said it supports this effort “because it will increase the number of physicians on the front lines providing care to patients during the ongoing public health emergency."

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