July unemployment came in at 10.2% last month, still above the 10% high in the 2007-09 recession. Now more than ever, every effort should be made to create and keep jobs for Americans across all professions to ensure that our country rights itself. That includes those professions that are, mistakenly, perceived to be recession-proof.

Media coverage in recent few months has bemoaned that some doctors on visas might have to leave the U.S., or not be allowed to enter the country with pandemic travel restrictions. But there’s been scant attention paid to the thousands of recent American graduates of medical schools who remain unlicensed, and thus unable to practice medicine.

Kevin Lynn is the founder of Doctors without Jobs and U.S. Tech Workers.

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