AMA supports DACA bill

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The American Medical Association (AMA) has released a letter that it sent to U.S. Senate leaders to support a bipartisan bill that they sponsored that would “would provide protection from deportation for undocumented young immigrants – often called ‘dreamers’ –  who have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.”

AMA says, “The bill would offer people who meet certain requirements the opportunity to apply for protected legal status and work authorization for three years. DACA’s impact has been felt in medicine. More than 60 medical schools considered applications from students with DACA status for the 2016 – 2017 academic year, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.”

AMA also notes that, “In the coming decades, DACA protections could enable as many as 5,400 previously ineligible people to join the U.S. physician workforce.”

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