How New Immigration Laws May Affect Medical Immigration
Our country is indisputably a mega power when it comes to great medical facilities and the best medical staff in the world.
Which is no surprise that thousands of sick people come to our country hoping to find a cure and get the medical attention needed to get well and many times save their life.
The people that request Visas for medical reasons come from all corners of the globe with a great array of medical issues that cannot be properly addressed in their country of origin.
The root of the problem can be because of the economic climate of the country of origin, or their lack of good medical schools or medical equipment. Some of the families requesting a medical VISA to the United States are in dire straits and desperate to save the life of the loved one.
The big question mark today is how the new government administration in the United States will handle these requests and if they are originated from a banned country; will they be honored?
Finding a middle ground and a generous heart to first approve this VISAS and facilitate these families receive the medical care needed but this is very doubtful at this point.
No one knows if President Trump will keep such a program open and even more so a program that will include the banned countries.
This is an area that as mental health experts we wonder how the emotional well being of those applying will affect the families paying to complete the paperwork, attending meetings at the Consulate only to be denied by the United States.
Or even worst, go through the whole process, spend a fortune and then be denied because of whatever political climate.
Speaking with Marcela Garbo from inmigracionxpress.com, an immigration attorney in Hialeah, FL she is also concerned and has taken some cases pro-bono hoping to alleviate some of the burden to these needy families.
It is our hope that this country does not limit the medical VISAS and allows families to come and get the medical care they desperately need.