Job vacancies are bedeviling countless industries, not least health care, where employers are at wits’ end trying to fill nursing and other critical jobs. State lawmakers can help alleviate that problem by waiving citizenship as a requirement for licensure, a needless encumbrance. Yet even as hospitals and other facilities plead for relief, they face an uphill battle in many states, particularly ones dominated by Republicans determined to impede opportunities for undocumented immigrants, no matter how badly their skills are needed.
Maryland swings open the door for much-needed health-care workers
April 8, 2022