LeadingAge Joint Letter to State Department on Prioritizing Employment-Based Immigrant Visas

On August 30, LeadingAge joined 10 long-term care and post-acute provider organizations in sending a letter to the Department of State, requesting foreign-trained nurses and health care workers immigrant visas be prioritized. Currently, the family-based immigrant visas are prioritized. If the State Department were to amend the immigrant visa prioritization, the entry of foreign-trained nurses and health care workers would be accelerated, and these health care professionals could be available to help with the LTC staffing crisis. We also offered to meet with the State Department to discuss the current workforce crisis we are facing. 

The letter was co-signed by: AHCA/NCAL, Argentum, The Society for Post-Acute and Long Term Care,  Association of Jewish Aging Services, Lutheran Services in America, American Seniors Housing Association, National Association of State Veterans Homes, Pediatric Complex Care Association, National Association of State Veterans Homes, and American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR). Read the letter now.