What are the responsibilities of an employer when filing a green card for a professional nurse?

The employer is required to:

  • provide sponsorship by signing the application forms
  • pay the alien nurse prevailing wage
  • post a notice in the organization concerning the nursing position that is being filled by an alien
  • submit a petition to the USCIS on behalf of the nurse.  

The new procedures for green card petitions for nurses and other health care workers are summarized in a recent USCIS pronouncement.