More than 4000 medical graduates are set to begin residency programs in the U.S. this summer. However, under immigration requirements, they may not arrive sooner than one month before their program starts, meaning almost all would not arrive until June. Some immigration attorneys have suggested that they should arrive sooner to assist with the pandemic, and have advocated that the government ease this restriction.USCIS has not eased any restrictions on medical J-1 visa holders so far.

– Weekly Immigration Briefing by Olivia Hester, Immigration Law Analyst at Docketwise

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