Filipino nurses began flocking to the US after World War II, according to research. Photo: Alamy

Filipino-American historian traces the history of Philippine nurses in the US

  • The first wave of Filipino nurses entered the US after World War II, when the US experienced a severe nursing shortage
  • After a new immigration law in 1965 allowed residents to petition for family members to join them in the US, the pool of Filipino nurses grew
Topic |   US immigration

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Filipino nurses began flocking to the US after World War II, according to research. Photo: Alamy
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