Many Filipino nurses still have questions about retrogression. Several groups of immigration attorneys are quite optimistic that retrogression will be solved in the near future. They say that by early April of this year the Senate will introduce a revised Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR). This will include the same Schedule A exemption that the Senate passed in the Spring of 2006. The revised CIR could be acted on in the next few weeks or drag on indefinitely.
The last year’s version of CIR included the Brownback
amendment. If the Senate’s CIR includes the Brownback amendment and is introduced in a few week, this would be the most significant step since the retrogression started. Once the Senate takes action, the House would likely follow shortly thereafter.
President Bush would almost certainly sign the legislation.