“Are doctors and nurses ‘Jobs Americans Won’t Do’? A bipartisan group of Senators would have you believe so
Mon, MAY 4th 2020 @ 7:45 am EDT by Chris Chmielenski
Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) have introduced legislation that would give 40,000 green cards to foreign doctors and nurses.
A release posted on Sen. Perdue’s website claims that the legislation would not increase the number of green cards issued each year. Instead, it claims the proposal would recapture “unused” green cards from previous years.
Since all green cards set aside by Congress each year are used, it’s unclear where the 40,000 green cards would be “recaptured” from.
Here’s the justification for increasing the visas:
“The growing shortage of doctors and nurses over the past decade has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis,” said Senator Perdue.
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