Alabama Immigration Law Now Hitting Medical Profession

Posted on: May 19th, 2013
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From Huffington Post’s Elise Foley:

Some Alabama physicians and physician assistants were surprised this week to receive a letter with a new demand from the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners: Show us your papers. 

Under the state’s 2011 immigration law, these medical professionals are now required to prove they are U.S. citizens or in the country legally to maintain their licenses to practice, according to the letter, dated May 16.

Given the severe shortage of doctors in rural areas in Alabama, it’s unbelievable that this is now the official welcome international medical graduates are getting.