Review Of H-1B Visa Practices Imperils Efforts To Attract Foreign Doctors To Underserved Areas
The Trump administration has suspended the 15-day expedited process to obtain an H-1B visa. Those visas are often used by hospitals and medical groups to hire foreign-born workers in specialty fields.
Changes To Visa Program Put Foreign-Born Doctors In Limbo
For parts of the country that have difficulty attracting American-born doctors, the uncertainty swirling around the H-1B program is already creating problems, with doctors tied up in legal uncertainty rather than treating patients. ... Hospitals in distressed urban neighborhoods also rely on foreign-born medical school graduates to fill medical residencies that might otherwise go vacant. (Ollove, 5/23)
LA Health Clinic 'A Microcosm' Of Fears About Trump Administration Policies
President Trump’s push to repeal the Affordable Care Act, crack down on illegal immigration and impose a ban on people trying to enter the U.S. from certain Muslim majority countries has many worried. (Plevin, 5/22)