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S. 3599: The Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act

On May 5, 2020, Senators Perdue (R-GA), Young (R-IN), Cornyn (R-TX), Durbin (D-IL), Coons (D-DE), and Leahy (D-VT) introduced S.3599, the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act, which seeks to enhance the healthcare workforce during the COVID-19 global pandemic by recapturing 40,000 unused immigrant visas for doctors (15,000) and nurses (25,000).

AILA welcomes the introduction of this bipartisan legislation which would help address critical shortages in our nation’s healthcare workforce during the COVID-19 global pandemic. AILA includes below the full bill text, as well as additional resources detailing the content of the bill and important context provided through press releases and news articles.

Join AILA in urging Congress to support this important legislation by emailing your legislators today and amplifying the bill on social media using the #ImmigrantHealthHeroes hashtag.

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Cite as AILA Doc. No. 20043032.

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