AHA and its American Organization for Nursing Leadership today voiced support for the Resolving Extended Limbo for Immigrant Employees and Families Act (S. 2603), legislation that would increase the number of employment-based visas. “Currently, there is greater demand for new nurses than there are students graduating from nursing programs in the United States,” the organizations said in a letter of support for the bill. “That is why America’s hospitals and health systems partially rely on immigrant nurses from a number of countries as a small, but absolutely necessary, part of the health care labor market.”

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