Many international medical graduates (IMGs) from around the world come to the U.S. each year to complete a U.S. residency program and become licensed to practice in this country, filling a significant need due to physician shortages in many communities.  Particularly during the coronavirus pandemic, these IMGs are filling critical positions providing services to rural and underserved patient communities and doing research in finding a vaccine and treatment for COVID-19.

Under a new rule proposed by the Department of Homeland Security and ICE, many of these foreign-trained physicians would not be able to guarantee specific dates or the length for their program or education. Read our full legal alert here.

Our Immigration Law Practice Group includes immigration attorneys that work across New York state in our Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, Long Island, New York City, Rochester and Syracuse offices. Our immigration lawyers focus on strategies – including immigrant visas for permanent U.S. resident status and temporary visas for foreign nationals – to ensure that employers are able to hire, transfer, and retain the brightest and best non-U.S. talent.