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capitolA central goal of the IMG taskforce is to educate national and state policy makers, administrative officials, and the American public on the need for fair and reasonable laws that allow international medical graduates to become licensed physicians and to begin or continue their medical careers in the United States. To this end, we develop key relationships with legislators and policy makers in both federal and state government agencies in order to ensure that the needs of international medical graduates are considered in the development of policy and law. Members of the IMG Taskforce lend their unique expertise in physician immigration matters to promote the best interests of international medical graduates in these areas.

The IMG Taskforce has been a major force in the passage of several physician immigration bills over the last few years. Current advocacy efforts seek to address the need for Conrad 30 reauthorization, visa retrogression, the nonimmigrant and immigrant visa caps, and other issues of concern to international medical graduates in the United States.



IMG Taskforce Members to visit Capitol Hill on behalf of IMGs - April 8, 2011

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Wednesday, 09 March 2011 20:21
The IMG Taskforce will hold its annual Physician Lobby Day in Washington DC on April 8, 2010. IMG Taskforce Members from accross the country will convene on Capitol Hill to educate Congressional representatives and their staff about the immigration system as it relates to IMGs and other medical providers. Our goal is to raise awarenes of some of immigration problems IMGs face in training, working, and living in the United States so that Members of Congress will be more effective and informed advocates for our cause.
 

IMG Taskforce Member Robert Aronson on "Healthigration"

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Wednesday, 09 March 2011 20:12

IMG Taskforce Member Robert Aronson writes about the importance of Immigration Reform to the success of Obama's Healthcare plan.

Healthcare Reform + Immigration = "Healthigration"

Throughout its whole tortured path to passage, immigration and healthcare reform became intertwined in teh public's mind on the issue of healthcare coverage eligibility for undocumented aliens. Buth there is another intersection point between healthcare reform and immigration, and that concerns the potential for foreign physicians to staff the startling and constantly growing shortage of physicians that just recently became even more exacerbated through the expansion of healthcae coverage to roughly 32 million additoinal Americans....

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IMG Taskforce Member Greg Siskind - Guest Colum in the Commercial Appeal - Memphis TN

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Wednesday, 09 March 2011 20:09

IMG Taskforce Member Greg Siskind Guest Column in the Commercial Appeal - Memphis, TN

Health Reform Needs Immigration Reform

Excerpt: "The 2,700-page health care bill approved by Congress certainly doesn't lack detail in describing how it plans to extend coverage to 32 million more Americans. But its failrue to address one basic question could very well doom its chances for success in expanding acces to health insurance: How will we handle a significant increase in patients -- a number equivalent to the pupulation of Canada -- when we already are experiencing a drastic shortage of doctors and nurses?" Click on the link above to access the entire commentary.

 

Cap Exemption Action Update

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Tuesday, 25 January 2011 17:20
Cap Exemption Action Update & FAQ
 
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