Feb 15, 2024

Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Green Card Delays Creating Challenges For Physicians


Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot® is a podcast and YouTube channel for physicians and health professionals that covers the legal issues and trends that affect the health care industry.

In this week's episode of HealthLaw HotSpot, host Ericka Adler sits down with Elissa Taub from Siskind Susser for a timely discussion on the green card backlog that physicians are experiencing. Ericka and Elissa delve into the factors contributing to the issue, including the annual limits on green cards, the multiple categories (family and employee-based), and the long-term backlogs which have significantly increased since December 2022, impacting physicians from all countries. She explains that the underlying cause is the shortage of green cards compared to the high demand. Elissa also emphasizes the importance of starting the green card process as early as possible as it can now take up to three years to obtain, and how employers can play an important role in this process.

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