Immigrant Healthcare Workers Are Critical in the Fight Against Covid-19

Date of Publication: 
April, 2020
Source Organization: 
New American Economy

As the coronavirus outbreak affects more states, demand for doctors, nurses, and other critical healthcare workers is soaring across the country. As 16.4 percent of all workers in the U.S. healthcare industry, 2.8 million immigrant healthcare professionals are playing a vital role on the front lines against the disease. In some states, immigrants make up an even more significant share of the healthcare workforce. In New York State, the epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak, more than 400,000 immigrants made up at least one in three healthcare workers in 2018.

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New American Economy. (2020, April 9). Immigrant healthcare workers are critical in the fight against Covid-19.