Immigration Caps Aggravate Nursing Shortages

The Wall Street Journal has an editorial today about how “low green card quotas have left the U.S. with an undersupply of nurses that threatens patient care.”

It’s another sign of how irrational our immigration system is. The federal government is keeping educated immigrants with badly-needed skills out of the country, at the expense of consumers, businesses, and taxpayers.

And yet, at the same time, local governments are stupidly providing welfare for illegal aliens, such as taxpayer subsidies for day-laborer centers for unskilled illegal aliens who cannot even lawfully work in the country. And politically-correct newspapers believe that illegal aliens have a constitutional right to such welfare, and that they should receive preferential treatment at state colleges.