Bloomberg Law
April 15, 2020, 6:47 PM

Lawmakers to Immigration Agency: Let Docs on Visas Fight Virus

Genevieve Douglas
Genevieve Douglas

Republicans and Democrats are increasing pressure on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to let physicians working in the U.S. on visas treat Covid-19 patients at hospitals in need.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Reps. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), Abby Finkenauer (D-Iowa), and Brad Schneider (D-Ill.), along with 43 colleagues in both the House and Senate, sent a letter to USCIS on Wednesday urging the agency to waive restrictions that prevent doctors on certain employment-based visas from providing medical care at locations or in specialties other than those specifically approved for their immigration status.

The lawmakers’ plea is the latest voice to ...

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