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Deplorable Medical Treatment at Family Detention Centers - Complaint Filed
Posted on 31 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Ten mothers came forward to lodge formal complaints about the substandard medical care they and their children received while detained by the Department of Homeland of Security (DHS). The complaints describe the severe suffering families have endured... Read More

CDC Updates Certain Technical Instructions for I-693 Medical Exam
Posted on 14 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS E-Mail to Civil Surgeons, Dec. 14, 2016: "Dear Civil Surgeon, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), has informed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS... Read More

Tags: exam , updates , Medical , i-693 , CDC

Guidance for Health-Related Grounds of Inadmissibility and Waivers: USCIS Policy Manual, Vol. 8
Posted on 29 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"USCIS is issuing guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual on the health-related grounds of inadmissibility under INA 212(a)(1) and corresponding waivers under INA 212(g). ... USCIS currently provides guidance on medical grounds of inadmissibility in... Read More

New I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record
Posted on 1 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Updates: CDC has published new Technical Instructions for Mental Disorders and Substance Abuse for Civil Surgeons. These Technical Instructions are effective as of June 1, 2010. CDC has updated their website. The Technical Instructions... Read More

Tags: Medical , i-693 , USCIS , form

CA1 OKs Maine's Withdrawal of Medical Benefits to LPRs Under PRWORA
Posted on 1 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A federal appeals court has ruled that Maine did not run afoul of the Constitution by ending state-funded medical care for some legal aliens who are ineligible for Medicaid. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held Monday that the class... Read More

HHS Final Rule: Medical Examination of Aliens - Revisions to Medical Screening Process
Posted on 27 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 16 / Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is issuing this final rule (FR) to amend its regulations governing medical... Read More

Report: U.S. Immigration System Prevents Entry of Needed Doctors, Nurses,Other Medical Professionals
Posted on 15 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The U.S. Congress and the executive branch have failed to establish immigration policies that would allow a sufficient number of foreign-born doctors, nurses and other medical personnel to work in the United States, according to a new report released... Read More

Tags: report , Medical , visas , nfap

Revised I-693 to be Introduced Nov. 1
Posted on 1 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On Nov. 1, 2011, USCIS will introduce a new, more user-friendly version of the form used to report results of medical examinations for those seeking certain immigration benefits, Report of a Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, Form... Read More

Tags: Medical , i-693 , USCIS , form