Physician Immigration in the News – April 27, 2020

Posted on: April 27th, 2020
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Here is a list of articles on physician immigration since the pandemic began –

Immigrant doctors want to help fight the coronavirus. Visa restrictions won’t let them – https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/national/health-science/immigrant-doctors-want-to-help-fight-the-coronavirus-visa-restrictions-wont-let-them/2020/04/03/77184a05-6bde-4011-b8ab-f89332757a23_video.html

 

There’s Only One Thing Stopping Trump From Deporting Health Care Workers:If the Supreme Court affirms the administration’s termination of DACA, thousands of vital health care workers could be deported – https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/opinion/trump-coronavirus-daca.html

 

Foreign Doctors’ ‘Hands Tied’ by Visa Rules in Covid-19 Fight – https://news.bloomberglaw.com/pharma-and-life-sciences/foreign-doctors-hands-tied-by-visa-rules-in-covid-19-fight

 

Immigrant doctors want to help the Army fight the coronavirus. The Pentagon won’t let them – https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2020/03/25/coronavirus-mavni-pentagon/

 

The US needs foreign doctors and nurses to fight coronavirus – Immigration policy isn’t helping.

The US was facing shortages of doctors and nurses even before coronavirus hit. https://www.vox.com/2020/3/30/21190971/foreign-immigrant-doctor-nurse-coronavirus

 

Two Ways Congress and DHS Can Protect DACA Recipients on the COVID-19 Frontlines – https://www.niskanencenter.org/two-ways-congress-and-dhs-can-protect-daca-recipients-on-the-covid-19-frontlines/

 

Removing Barriers for Immigrant Medical Professionals Is Critical To Help Fight Coronavirus – https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/immigration/news/2020/04/02/482574/removing-barriers-immigrant-medical-professionals-critical-help-fight-coronavirus/

 

Solving The Covid-19 Crisis Will Require More Foreign Health Care Workers – https://www.forbes.com/sites/andyjsemotiuk/2020/03/31/solving-the-covid-19-crisis-will-require-more-foreign-health-care-workers/#227480975a62

 

I’m a foreign-born doctor fighting America’s war against the coronavirus. The US needs more of us. – Now more than ever, the U.S. needs more health care professionals, regardless of their race or nationality. – https://thehill.com/changing-america/opinion/490585-im-a-foreign-born-doctor-fighting-americas-war-against-the

 

These immigrant doctors want to help the US fight coronavirus, but they’re stuck on the sidelines – https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/30/us/immigrant-medical-professionals-sidelined/index.html

 

Immigration policies may delay help from foreign medical grads –

More than 4,000 scheduled to begin U.S. residency programs this summer, could help in coronavirus fight – https://www.rollcall.com/2020/04/03/immigration-policies-may-delay-help-from-foreign-medical-grads/

 

Trump’s crackdown on skilled immigrants is hurting our coronavirus response – https://theweek.com/articles/904087/trumps-crackdown-skilled-immigrants-hurting-coronavirus-response

 

As coronavirus spreads, thousands of foreign doctors could be blocked from U.S. entry, group warns – https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/23/as-coronavirus-spreads-thousands-of-foreign-doctors-could-be-blocked-from-u-s-entry-group-warns/

 

Coronavirus and Foreign Medical Residents, Fellows –

The U.S. is granting visas to foreign medical residents and fellows despite the COVID-19 pandemic, but getting here may be a struggle. – https://www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/top-medical-schools/articles/what-coronavirus-means-for-international-medical-residents-fellows

 

As coronavirus patients surge, medical students rushed into practice to fight pandemic – https://abcnews.go.com/Health/coronavirus-patients-surge-medical-students-rushed-practice-fight/story?id=69782734

 

Governors plead with other states for more health care workers to fight coronavirus

States are scrambling to adequately staff the hardest-hit hospitals. – https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/3/31/21201281/coronavirus-staffing-shortage-governors-health-care-workers-help

 

Foreign doctors on front lines of COVID-19 fear deportation from U.S.- https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-04-06/foreign-doctors-on-u-s-frontlines-of-covid-19-fear-deportation

 

Immigration Can Save Lives During America’s COVID-19 Crisis – https://t.co/v3R6Tl4fup

 

Immigrants on the front lines: Let foreign trained doctors practice, amnesty for essential workers – https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-edit-immigrant-doctors-20200402

 

These doctors want to join the US coronavirus fight – but can’t – https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/doctors-join-coronavirus-fight-200403124229751.html

 

President of AMA – Doctors will beat COVID-19. Let’s bring more of them to the fight. – https://www.ama-assn.org/about/leadership/doctors-will-beat-covid-19-let-s-bring-more-them-fight

 

Many Immigrant Doctors Want To Fight The Coronavirus But U.S. Visa Rules Make That Illegal – https://theintercept.com/2020/04/06/coronavirus-immigrant-physicians-doctors-visa-united-states/

 

Immigrant Doctors Say Visa Restrictions Limit Them in COVID-19 Fight – https://www.voanews.com/episode/immigrant-doctors-say-visa-restrictions-limit-them-covid-19-fight-4250686

 

Foreign Doctors Could Help Fight Coronavirus. But U.S. Blocks Many. – https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/13/us/coronavirus-foreign-doctors-nurses-visas.html

Immigrants on the front lines of COVID-19 fight. Trump should treat them better – https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/andres-oppenheimer/article241858451.html#storylink=cpy

 

DACA health care workers worry about their status amid coronavirus pandemic – https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/daca-health-care-workers-worry-status-amid-coronavirus/story?id=70008292

 

Immigrants Help Immigrants At These Two NYC COVID-19 Testing Sites – https://gothamist.com/news/immigrants-help-immigrants-these-two-nyc-covid-19-testing-sites

Indian-origin doctors stuck between visa and corona worries –

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/sunday-times/indian-origin-doctors-stuck-between-visa-and-corona-worries/articleshow/75101451.cms

 

Health Care Leaders Call on Administration for Immigration Solutions to Address COVID-19 Pandemic – https://www.texasgopvote.com/immigration/health-care-leaders-call-administration-immigration-solutions-address-covid-19-0012504

 

Immigrants With Foreign Medical Training Untapped in Virus Fight – https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/immigrants-refugees-seen-as-untapped-pool-to-fight-coronavirus

 

Immigrant doctors face challenges to work, even in coronavirus pandemic – https://thehill.com/latino/492113-immigrant-doctors-face-challenges-to-work-even-in-coronavirus-pandemic

 

Opinion: Our lives depend on immigrants to get us through the coronavirus crisis – https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-04-13/immigrants-trump-coronavirus

 

Infographic: Coronavirus and Immigrant Health Workers – https://immigrationforum.org/article/infographic-coronavirus-and-immigrant-health-workers/

 

If doctors in the US on visas die while fighting the coronavirus, their families could be forced to leave the country or face deportation – https://www.businessinsider.com/foreign-doctors-roadblocks-to-helping-with-us-coronavirus-pandemic-2020-4

 

New Jersey to issue emergency medical licenses to foreign doctors – https://www.phillyvoice.com/new-jersey-coronavirus-emergency-medical-license-foreign-doctors-covid-19/

 

COVID-19 exposes visa stresses on doctors, their employers and under-served patients – https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/rekha-basu/2020/04/17/coronavirus-iowa-crisis-shows-visa-stresses-immigrant-doctors/5140530002/

 

How Immigrant Medical Professionals Are Helping To Fight The Coronavirus – https://www.npr.org/2020/04/16/834258639/how-immigrant-medical-professionals-are-helping-to-fight-the-coronavirus

 

It appears the Trump administration is doing all it can to drive away health professionals –

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/youd-think-trump-welcome-foreign-born-health-care-workers-right-now-youd-be-wrong/2020/04/23/ed9bfb32-859f-11ea-ae26-989cfce1c7c7_story.html

 

International Docs Held Back From COVID Front Lines – https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/86100

 

Doctors risk their lives to help Mississippi coronavirus patients. If they get sick: deportation –

https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2020/04/27/mississippi-coronavirus-doctors-facing-deportation-if-they-get-sick/3004149001/