What does immigration have to do with healthcare?
The physician-to-patient ratio in the United States is inadequate. Among other developed countries, the U.S. ranks toward the bottom of the list.
A study from 2015 demonstrated that almost a quarter of residents in the medical field were foreign medical graduates.
The U.S. trains far too few physicians inside its borders to care for all its patients – America needs foreigners to help offset the imbalance. However, American laws make it very difficult for many born or trained outside of the U.S. to practice medicine.