Editorial: How Trump’s war on immigrants will harm healthcare

Modern Healthcare

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Just as President Donald Trump’s tariffs are wreaking havoc with American farmers and many manufacturers, his misguided immigration policies will inevitably impose a large and unnecessary burden on the nation’s healthcare system.Rural communities, where support for the president has been strongest, will feel the pain first. But it will also ripple through major cities, where the healthcare workforce has become highly dependent on a steady stream of physicians, nurses and support staff born in other countries.The partial government shutdown over funding for Trump’s border wall, the longest in U.S. history and still going strong as of this writing, sends an unmistakable signal to foreign-born healthcare workers that they’re not welcome here.